Explorers are our youngest overnight campers, those who will finish either Grades 1 or 2 at the end of the current school year. Explorers enjoy a fun-filled, two or four night camp and participate in activities targeted for children of their age. For many Explorers, this will be their first time away from home so we take extra care to ensure that their time at Camp Thunderbird is safe, comfortable and most importantly — fun. Explorers spend all four or two nights in heated cabins with indoor washrooms and showers. Our Explorer counsellors are specifically chosen for their compassion and empathy, as well as their unique abilities and keen interest for working with young children.
For campers finished grades 1-2
- 2 counselors
- 8 campers
- New in 2020 – 3 day option
- 5 days
- Heated cabins with ensuite bathroom and shower
- Explorers are Base Campers, and spend all 4 nights in their cabins. (No out-trips.)
- Swimming, canoeing, creative programming, archery, orienteering, hiking and teambuilding
- Music and campfires
Priority Registration Opens Monday January 6 at 9:00am
Priority Registration will be given to campers who registered and attended in 2019. Our system will recognize if you are a camper returning from 2019. If an error has occurred, please contact Registration Services.
Open Registration Starts Monday February 3 at 9:00am
This is when all other campers including family members will be eligible to register. This delay in registration dates is to allow returning campers an equal opportunity to return to camp in 2020.
Overnight Camper – Cabin Selection
Please ensure you select the gender cabin that you wish your camper to stay in during their overnight program at camp. The cabin type can be found in the title and description of the camp on the Online Service Portal. We cannot guarantee space should an error in selection occur.
2020 Camp Programs
EXPLORERS BASE CAMP 3 DAYS
|July 30 – August 1||$370||Male Cabin||View Online|
|July 30 – August 1||$370||Female Cabin||View Online|
|July 30 – August 1||$370||All Gender Cabin||View Online|
EXPLORERS BASE CAMP 5 DAYS
|July 13-17||$617||Male Cabin||View Online|
|July 13-17||$617||Female Cabin||View Online|
|July 20-24||$617||Male Cabin||View Online|
|July 20-24||$617||Female Cabin||View Online|
|August 3-7||$617||All Gender Cabin||View Online|
|August 10-14||$617||Male Cabin||View Online|
|August 10-14||$617||Female Cabin||View Online|
UPDATED – FAMILY INFORMATION PACKAGE
Information in this booklet is updated every year, and all of the information is vital for your camper(s) to have a successful experience. Please read carefully even if you have been to camp before! Life at camp is different from the routines and patterns of home. Taking the time to talk with your camper(s) about their upcoming experience is an important step in preparing. Setting a positive tone and clarifying expectations can really help your child make the adjustment. In doing this, your child will take the most out of their Camp Thunderbird opportunity.Download the Base Camp Info Package