Summer Daycamp and Youth Group Field Trips

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is a perfect field trip destination for your campers and youth groups of all ages!

Each of our Day Camp and Youth Group Programs are 90 minutes in length.

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Program Details

Cost: $7.50 per camper, HST included.

Minimum booking: 17 campers or $127.50 (HST included).

Supervision Ratio: 1:5. Adults/supervisors within this ratio receive free admission. Additional adults are given discounted admission of $12.00 (+HST) when added to your booking. Please collect payment from these adults ahead of time and include them in your payment for the group.

Early Learning Program – Ages 3-5

Early Learning: Discover live examples of each stage in the life cycle of a butterfly and a beetle and learn the appropriate vocabulary (eg. the pupa for a butterfly is called a chrysalis and the pupa for a moth is called a cocoon). Our hands-on learning centres allow students to explore various aspects of butterflies and their life cycles up close.

Butterfly Conservatory: In our tropical garden, campers will meet thousands of free-flying butterflies, as well as turtles, goldfish, and 15 species of birds. They will also explore our interactive touch table and observe butterflies emerging from chrysalides and drying their wings.

Insect Encounter and Gallery Exhibits: Campers will have the opportunity to meet some of our live tropical insects up close and discover butterfly, moth, and other insect specimens from all over the world.

Day Camp Program – Ages 6-12

The Creepy Crawly Critter Show: A 30-minute game hosted by our specially trained ‘Critter Keepers’ (also known as interpreters!). The campers will be divided into two teams and will have a chance to spin the ‘Wheel of Mystery’ to learn their fate.

Butterfly Conservatory: In our tropical garden, campers will meet thousands of free-flying butterflies, as well as turtles, goldfish, and 15 species of birds. They will also explore our interactive touch table and observe butterflies emerging from chrysalides and drying their wings.

Insect Encounter and Gallery Exhibits: Campers will have the opportunity to meet some of our live tropical insects up close and discover butterfly, moth, and other insect specimens from all over the world.

Program Details

Our Youth Group Programs can be customized to include any of the educational components from our Education Programs or our Guide-Scout Programs, but will always include exploration of the following Discovery Centres:

Butterfly Conservatory: In our tropical garden, youth will meet thousands of free-flying butterflies and watch them as they emerge from their chrysalides, dry their wings, and take their first flight into the Conservatory.

Insect Encounter and Gallery Exhibits: Participants will have the opportunity to meet some of our live tropical insects up close and discover butterfly, moth, and other insect specimens from all over the world.

Please contact our Education Coordinator by e-mail education@cambridgebutterfly.com or by phone 519-653-1234 x105 to inquire about the educational programming component for your visit, or let us know upon booking if you have any preferences.

Cost: $9.04 per youth, HST included.

Minimum booking: 17 youth or $153.68 (HST included).

Supervision Ratio: 1:10. Adults/supervisors within this ratio receive free admission. Additional adults are given discounted admission of $12.00 (+HST) when added to your booking. Please collect payment from these adults ahead of time and include them in your payment for the group.

Booking Policies

Day Camp and Youth Group Programs must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. Payment must be made in one lump sum on the day of your visit. Groups who do not pay on the day of their visit and wish/need to be invoiced are subject to a $20.00 administration fee.

Cancellations must be made in writing at least 7 days prior to visit. Cancellations without written notice of at least 7 business days will result in a cancellation fee equivalent to the minimum booking ($127.50 or $153.68, depending on the program) per nature interpreter assigned to your group. Inclement weather is exempt.

No outside food or drink is permitted inside the facility. We have picnic tables available on a first-come-first-served basis but are unable to accommodate your group inside if it rains. Please make your visit preparations with this in mind.

Three ways to book!

1) CALL:

519-653-1234 x100

2) E-MAIL:

info@cambridgebutterfly.com

3) SEND A REQUEST ONLINE:

Fill out the form below to request to book your visit!


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