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, 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 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
• 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


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.

5 Day Base Camp Family Information Package – 2019

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