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 28 – July 2 (short week due to holiday)
  • Week #10: August 30 – September 3

Cost: $169.00 | $135.00 on short week

Reach new heights! You will develop skills on slacklines, rock faces, and rope courses. During this camp, you will have a chance to climb to different locations around the city! Are your arms going to survive all of the climbing?

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

Availability

  • Junior | Week #1: June 28 to July 2 (short week due to holiday)
  • Senior | Week #4: July 19 to July 23
  • Junior | Week #7: August 9 to August 13
  • Senior | Week #9: August 23 to August 27

Cost: $169.00 | $135.00 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)

Availability

  • Week #3: July 12 – July 16
  • Week #6: August 2 – August 6 (short week due to holiday)

Cost: $169.00 | $135.00 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

  • Senior | Week #2: July 5 to July 9
  • Junior | Week #5: July 26 – July 30
  • Senior | Week #7: August 9 to August 13
  • Junior | Week #9: August 23 to August 27

Cost: $169.00

Do you like working with your hands and building things? Do you want to learn how to make cool wood projects? In partnership with the pros at the Saint John Tool Library, 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 5 to July 9
  • Senior | Week #6: August 2 to August 6 (short week due to holiday)

Cost: $169.00 | $135.00 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 19 to July 23
  • Senior | Week #5: July 26 to July 30
  • Junior | Week #8: August 16 to August 20
  • Junior | Week #10: August 30 to September 3

Cost: $169.00

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 wees 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 15
  • Week #5: Thursday, July 29
  • Week #7: Thursday, August 12

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 28 and ending September 3

Cost: $169.00 | $135.00 on short weeks due to holidays (Canada Day on July 1, New Brunswick Day on August 2)

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 12 – July 16
  • Week #8: August 16 – August 20

Cost: $169.00

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 28 and ending September 3

Cost: $169.00 | $135.00 on short weeks due to holidays (Canada Day on July 1, New Brunswick Day on August 2)

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Contact Us

730 Foster Thurston Drive
Saint John, NB E2K 5J2

Off-Season Contact | Ben Barbeau, Manager of Camping & Outdoor Education
b.barbeau@saintjohny.ca

Site Supervisor: Jane Nickerson, Coordinator
+1-506-651-0315 | gcc@saintjohny.ca

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