Summer Bug Camp

Hello Everyone,

     Due to our research commitments, we will not be holding our Summer Bug Camp 2017 this year.

     We will miss you all, but will return next year.

          Thank you all for your support and interest.

Bugs Without Borders

 

Fees + Details

 

March Break Bug Camp

March Break Bug Camp is a Science and Nature camp that explores the wonderful and exciting world of Animals.

Children will experience an array of ‘Science’ opportunities while focusing on our vast collection of touchable live animal specimens including exotic insects, reptiles, amphibians, arachnids and others, as well as other 'crazy science and technology' explorations.

‘Bug Campers’ will learn how to identify an insect from other arthropods, investigate how and what insects eat, where they live, and what benefit they are in our shared world.

Oh, and how do you get a skeleton on the outside your body anyway? How does it grow? What is metamorphosis? Which insects metamorphose? How do you tell the kids apart from the adults?

Imagine: 

  • Slimming and sliding with an African Giant Snail, 
  • Hissing with a Giant Cockroach, 
  • Snuggling with a Giant Millipede,                         
  • Camouflaging with a Giant Stick Insect, 
  • Stalking a Tarantula, 
  • Jumping with a lizard and,
  • Radiating with a Scorpion, can you handle more?

Join us for a fun and adventurous Bug Camp experience.

March Break Registration
Fees + Details

This March break camp is offered for 4 days during March Break from Tuesday – Friday.  

The location of March Break Camp will be at:

Bannockburn school             12 Bannockburn Ave., Toronto, ON. 

The fee is $172.00 for four half-day sessions:  Tuesday-Friday AM or PM or $360 for four full days. Returning camper fees are different, so please check registration form.

All prices plus HST. 

The camp is offered to ages 5 years old through to 12 years old.

Kathy Unger – “Bug Camp Science Counsellor” (Summer 2010)

Hi Sabeena,

I wanted to write you a quick line and say hello! This weekend I won an award at a conference for best research talk. I was thinking about how much I learned about speaking to varied audiences through my short time working with you! It's funny how working with Bugs Without Borders was a very unexpected and temporary job but I took so much from the experience. I'm still talking to kids about science through a volunteer 'Let's Talk Science' program, and enjoying every second. My research is going well. I had a super exciting summer in the field chasing caribou, camping and flying around in a helicopter. It was a real adventure with a lot of first hand exposure to wildlife in a unique habitat. Now I'm plugging away with my thesis writing and data analysis and thinking about what I will do next. I've had an offer of a PhD position and there are some interesting provincial environment contract positions and I'm still thinking about vet school. So I'm not worried about something turning out. All the possibilities are exciting! I hope all is going well with you! 

Best regards!

Kathy Unger

Kathy Unger

Kathy Unger

 


What happens at Bug Camp?

In our weekly Bug Camp program, campers experience all aspects of Science, from the Animal Kingdom to the Plant Kingdom to show how everything is related in one way or another.

Touch, Feel and Interact

What do insects and other animals feel like? Why do they each have a unique texture, and how does that help them survive in the wild?

Billions of Bugs

How many different kinds of insects are there? Where do they live? What do they eat? What good are they anyway?

Hard on the Outside, Soft in the Inside

How do you get a skeleton on the outside of your body? How does it grow? What is metamorphosis? How can you tell the difference between a male and a female animal?

Eat or Be Eaten

What kinds of animals eat insects? What insects do ‘people’ munch on… and why? How and where do insects hide from their predators? How do we use insect predators to control insect pests?

Socializing with Insects

What are social insects? How are their colonies organized? How do they communicate with each other? How do some social insects pollinate flowers? How do insects and plants "socialize" with each other? Is it true that some even dance?

Field Trips

Visit fields and local ponds to observe and collect insects, crayfish, frogs, tadpoles, and other aquatic fauna while also participating in hands-on, laboratory exercises using insects and other animals as models to learn a broad range of biological, ecological and environmental topics.

Special Guests

Meet and greet new and interesting presenters that showcase their unique and exotic animals, as well as well as presenting all kinds of ‘weird’ science through different hands-on workshops.

Crafts

Design and create your own animals using a variety of construction materials, or learn how to make your very own science experiments with liquids, solids and gases. We’ll play different animal games and read cool animal stories.

Much More…

Too much fun and too little time…of course we can’t tell you everything that happens at Bug Camp, so come and experience it for yourself. It’s a great opportunity to get started on an amazing insect collection, meet new and exciting people that are interested in the same things you are, learn fascinating and weird facts from the experts and most of all, have a FUN and ADVENTEROUS time with all the animals big and small!

Much More…