Activities such as fishing are part of Haig-Brown kids camp.

Take it outside with Haig-Brown kids camp

Get your kids unplugged and outside this summer with city summer camps

Get your kids unplugged and outside this summer.

The Haig-Brown Kids Camp, starting July 6, is an action-packed exploring nature adventure on the shore of the Campbell River.

Situated on the Haig-Brown property, campers will learn about salmon habitat, ecosystems and environmental stewardship between treks, games and serious fun times.

“Based at the Haig-Brown Heritage House property, this camp embodies the spirit of Roderick Haig-Brown, who was an avid fisher and conservationist,” said Recreation Programmer Kara Shirley. “Each day is a celebration of nature-filled field trips, activities and forest games. Participants have fun and learn a lot in the process.”

Haig-Brown Kids Camps take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday starting July 6 for children age eight to 11. Camps for children age six to eight begin July 13. This summer, the City of Campbell River’s Recreation and Culture Department is offering a variety of camps and programs that help inspire children with an active appreciation of nature. Each program includes classic camp games, crafts and different weekly themes and adventures.

For more information, pick up the Spring/Summer Recreation Guide at the Sportsplex or Community Centre. The guide is also available online at www.campbellriver.ca

To stay up-to-date on city camps, programs and events follow the Recreation Department on Facebook. Haig-Brown Heritage House is a historic family home that sits on the banks of the Campbell River and is surrounded by tranquil gardens. Built in 1923, the farmhouse is the former home of Ann and Roderick Haig-Brown, a well-known conservationist, writer and magistrate.