Camp Awesome

Camp Awesome Spring Break Camp 2024

Camp Awesome is for children ages 5-11 years, aimed at offering Manitoba Education Based-Curriculum outcomes in a nature-based and play learning environment, all while enjoying the fun of camp. Following the Forest School philosophy, children in this program will:

    • Engage in risky play
    • Participate in participant-led adventures
    • Take on inquiry-based learning 

Camp Awesome staff will facilitate customized activities that foster connections to nature, movement, community, play and each other, to inspire land stewardship and holistic learning.

At Camp Awesome we aim to bring awareness of self in relationship to nature and the world around us; provide opportunities that stimulate the development of each camper’s leadership skills, self-confidence and stewardship and help each camper appreciate the natural surroundings and take an active role in the stewardship of our environment.

Click the images below to read more about each pillar we focus on during camp. Each day at camp will focus on one of our Camp Awesome Pillars. Camp activities, field trips and special guests will focus on the week’s theme. 

Registration Dates: Spring Break Camp 2024 CLOSED. Registration for 2025 will open in January 2025. Check back. 

Camp Dates: 



Make sure your child has everything they need each day to make day camp a fun and enjoyable experience. Use the packing list below to help prepare for day camp.

NOTE: We suggest that you label all your child’s belongings. If you do not, you might be amazed at what your child brings home or leaves behind.

Things to bring to camp each day:

  • Ice Skates
  • Lunch and two snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Indoor Shoes – this helps keep our areas clean.
  • Outdoor shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. We spend time outdoors every day at Camp Awesome!
  • Please do not send children to camp with money, toys, phones, electronics or valuables. We make every effort to protect campers’ personal belongings that they bring to camp, but we cannot guarantee that the things they bring to camp will not get lost or broken.

Camp Lunches & Snacks
Pack your child a healthy bag lunch that they will enjoy and that will give them energy for all activities they’ll be involved in. We will also take two snack breaks during the day. Do not pack items that require refrigeration. 

Some children who attend camp may have severe, life-threatening allergies. When packing lunches and snacks, please do not include any of the following products in your child’s lunch:

  • Nuts and nut products
  • Other camp-specific allergies will be shared with parents/guardians closer to camp start.

Does your child take medication?
If so, ensure it is given to the Camp Supervisor immediately upon arrival at camp. Our Camp Supervisor will want to review the requirements and ensure all required paperwork is completed.

In most circumstances, all medications must be stored with the Camp Staff to ensure safety and safe administration.

Clearly label the medication with your child’s name, exact dosage and what time it should be administered.

While there will be an overarching theme for the week at camp connected to one of our Camp Awesome Pillars, each day of camp will include time focused on each of our pillars. This allows campers to experience a variety of activities and learning opportunities while keeping programming diverse and different each week/day of camp.

Daily Camp Schedule

8:00-8:50 – Early Drop Off (additional cost)

8:50-9:00 – Camp Drop Off

9:00-9:30 – Camp welcome, orientation, safety, icebreakers and theme introduction

9:30-10:30 – Pillar-Based Activity, Guest, or Field Trip

10:30-10:45 – Snack

10:45-12:00 – Pillar-Based Activity, Guest or Field Trip

12:00-12:45 lunch/free play

12:45-2:30 – Pillar-Based Activity, Guest or Field Trip

2:30-2:45 – Snack

2:45-3:45 – Pillar-Based Activity, Guest or Field Trip

3:45-4:00 – Clean-up/camp wraps up

4:00-4:10 – Camp Pick Up

4:10-5:00 – Late Pick Up (additional cost)

If a child exhibits any symptoms consistent with cold or flu, the child should remain home. Children with symptoms will NOT be allowed at camp.

Any child, parent, staff or visitor must NOT enter the camp space if they are sick, even if symptoms resemble a mild cold.

Children who develop symptoms at camp will be asked to be picked up by the parent/guardian. They will not be able to return to camp until symptoms have resolved for at least 24 hours.

Staff will perform frequent thorough cleaning every day, using routine practices that follow regulations for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting. Frequently touched objects and surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected numerous times throughout the day.

Please note start date, time and location of this program. You will be contacted only if the course is cancelled (due to insufficient registrants) or details have changed.

  • For courses cancelled due to insufficient enrollment registered participants will be notified by email and money refunded in full. 
  • A full refund will be issued for any program cancelled by the City of Selkirk. Participants will be notified by email of any program cancellations or changes.
  • If a registrant withdraws from a program 5 or more business days before the start of the program, they may receive a full refund minus a $15.00 administration fee. Refunds after this date are subject to the discretion of the Director of Culture, Recreation and Green Transportation. Request for refunds must be in writing (email).
  • NSF cheques will be charged a $40.00 fee.
  • No refunds will be issued for any participants who have been asked to leave a class or program.
  • Individual classes during a program may be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control (Ex: bad weather). Make-up classes will be offered when possible but are not guaranteed. 

By choosing to register for this program, you understand that certain risks are inherent to participation in sports and recreation activities. Those that participate in these program agree to the following:

  • I/we the undersigned, hereby acknowledge that certain risks of injury are inherent to participation in sports and recreational activities. These types of injuries may be minor or serious and may result from one’s actions or in-actions of others or a combination of both.
  • I/we understand that the rules and regulations are designed for the safety and protection of participants and hereby undertake to abide by these rules and regulations.
  • I/we understand that certain activities require a minimum level of fitness and health (physical, mental and emotional) and that each person has a different capacity of participating in these activities.
  • I/we agree to allow my child to participate in off-campus field trips that may require the use of public transportation.
  • I/we agree that the City of Selkirk and/or its employees, servants or agents shall not be liable for any injury to any
    person or loss or damage to personal property arising from, or in any way resulting from, my or my child’s participation in these activities, unless such injury, loss or damage is caused solely by the negligence of the City or its employees, servants, or agents while acting.
  • I/we agree that we have read and understood the above Informed Consent Agreement in its entirety and hereby consent to participate acknowledging all the foregoing.

Need assistance or have questions about City of Selkirk programs, contact Citizen Support!

Email: [email protected]

Call: (204) 785-4900

Camp Awesome Pillars
Nature Piller
Movement Pillar
Creativity Pillar
Community Pillar
Education Pillar
Play Pillar