Summer Day Camps | Glenn Carpenter Centre

The Glenn Carpenter Centre is the perfect outdoor oasis in the middle of the city. Campers will enjoy specialty outdoor activities, such as hiking and biking, as well as water activities, such as swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and a water trampoline on the beautiful Ashburn Lake.

Do you want to babysit or are you old enough to start staying home alone? This is a week-long camp that will teach safety, child care, games, and basic emergency first aid skills. Participants who successfully complete this camp will receive a certificate of completion from the Red Cross.

Ages: 11 – 13

Availability

  • Week #1: June 27 – June 30 (short week due to holiday)
  • Week #10: August 29 – September 2

Cost: $177.00 | $142.00 on short week

Join the worldwide movement focused on protecting the environment. Campers will enjoy a week of outdoor fun developing a sense of wonder and appreciation for nature, conducting science experiments focused on the environment, sustainability, and participating in hikes and active games.

Ages: Junior (7 – 9), Senior (10 – 12)

Availability

  • Junior – Week #3: July 11 – July 15
  • Senior | Week #4: July 18 to July 22
  • Junior – Week #6: August 2 – August 5 (short week due to holiday)
  • Senior | Week #9: August 22 to August 26

Cost: $177.00 | $142.00 on short week

You will get hands-on experience hanging out in the stream and then take your skills to the lake for some catch and release fishing. Equipment is included!

 Ages: Junior (7 – 9), Senior (10 – 12)

Availability

  • Junior – Week #1: June 27 to June 30 (short week due to holiday)
  • Senior | Week #2: July 4 to July 8
  • Junior | Week #9: August 22 to August 26
  • Senior | Week #10: August 29 to September 3

Cost: $177.00 | $142.00 on short week

Do you like working with your hands and building things? Do you want to learn how to make cool wood projects? You will build a cool project to bring home at the end of the week.

 Ages: Junior (7 – 9), Senior (10 – 12)

Availability

  • Junior | Week #2: July 4 to July 8
  • Senior | Week #6: August 2 to August 5 (short week due to holiday)

Cost: $177.00 | $142.00 on  short week

Have you ever wondered what lives in the lake? How do trees grow? Where is the best place to find cool bugs and creatures? In this fun camp, you will learn tons about our natural environment, how to protect it and how to respect it.

 Ages: Junior (7 – 9), Senior (10 – 12)

Availability

  • Junior | Week#4: July 18 to July 22
  • Senior | Week #5: July 25 to July 29
  • Junior | Week #7: August 8 to August 12
  • Junior | Week #8: August 15 to August 19

Cost: $177.00

Have you ever dreamed of waking up and already be at camp? Set up your tent, build a fire, cook outdoors, and roast marshmallows with your friends! Maybe even go for a sunset paddle? The options are limitless! Under the Stars will be on the Thursday night of weeks 3, 5, and 7 for those attending any camp at the Glenn Carpenter Centre during those weeks. Dinner and breakfast are included. Campers will need to bring their lunches for the following day. Registration during the current week is required.

Ages: 7 – 12

Availability

  • Week #3: Thursday, July 14
  • Week #5: Thursday, July 28
  • Week #7: Thursday, August 11

Cost: $20.00

In this traditional outdoor camp, our qualified staff will lead camp-wide programs for your favourite camp. Every day you will get to pick the best of Glenn Carpenter Centre’s activities: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, arts & crafts, archery, gaga ball, outdoor living skill, earth education, gardening, and more. Say hello to unlimited fun, skill development, and developing friendship!

 Ages: 7 – 12

Availability

  • Weekly, starting June 27 and ending September 2

Cost: $177.00 | $142.00 on short weeks due to holidays (Canada Day on July 1, New Brunswick Day on August 1)

Do you love feeling the wind in your face when biking? Come experience the thrilling world of XC biking. On top of biking the trails of our own site, you will also ride the best of Rockwood Park and learn general bike maintenance. Participants must bring their own bikes and helmets.

 Ages: Senior (10 – 12)

Availability

  • Week #3: July 11 – July 15
  • Week #5: July 25 – July 29
  • Week #7: August 8 to August 12
  • Week #8: August 15 – August 19

Cost: $177.00

The Youth Leadership program provides you with the opportunity to develop your leadership skills through structured workshops, mentorship, volunteerism, and hands-on experience. All of the activities are specifically tailored for 12- to 15-year-olds. Every week, you will be going on at least one field trip or there will be a guest coming to work on a project. This camp is a great stepping stone for the Counsellor in Training (CIT) program.

Ages: 12 – 15

Availability

  • Weekly, starting June 27 and ending September 2

Cost: $177.00 | $142.00 on short weeks due to holidays (Canada Day on July 1, New Brunswick Day on August 1)

The CIT program is geared specifically for 15-16-year old’s who want to become Camp Counsellors in the future. The CIT program will run for 10 weeks of the summer. During the first 5 mandatory weeks, CITs will learn the ins and outs of the skills needed to be a counsellor, complete their Bronze Medallion or Cross course and complete a Canoe Certification.  The remaining 5 weeks of the summer will focus on putting their skills to work by shadowing the counsellors in different camps. *The price of this camp includes the aforementioned certifications. Swimming and canoeing abilities are required.

Ages: 15 – 16

Availability

  • 10 weeks of summer, from June 27 to September 2

Cost: $800 (10 weeks)

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Contact Us

730 Foster Thurston Drive
Saint John, NB E2K 5J2

Manager Camping and Outdoor Education – Jeff Gibbons | +1-506-646-2104 | j.gibbons@saintjohny.ca

+1-506-651-0315 | gcc@saintjohny.ca

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