4 Summits Day Camp

Nature Camp

High up in the mountains of Sutton there is great hiking summer nature camp that has been running since 2012!

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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At a glance:

  • Training program for aspiring camp monitors (13 to 15 years old)
  • 6 weeks of day camp
  • Different theme each week (from 6 to 12 years old)
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
  • Thursday - Festive evening at Huttopia - ends at 7 p.m.
  • Groups of a minimum of 10 young people and a maximum of 21 young people per week (first come, first served)
  • Children will be grouped according to their ability, energy and motivation. It is possible that brothers and sisters end up in different groups.
  • Registration form is available HERE. Places are limited, so you can only register your child for a maximum of 3 weeks.You must complete ONE FORM PER KID, and the process is completed only after verification of disponibility by PENS staff.

PLEASE NOTE: 4 Summits Day Camp is above all a HIKING and trail discovery camp. Hikes of different lengths and intensities will be proposed each week. Please ensure your child(ren) is well informed and enthusiastic to come hike with us ?

WEEK BY WEEK:

The counselor in training (CIT) program will be enhanced compared to previous years to include more training and support throughout the summer. This program will support teen CITs in the development of their animation competencies and leadership skills! The program is free and the deadline to sign up is May 1st.

Click here to sign up: https://form.jotform.com/210564891997270


Week 1 - The Great Outdoors: July 4-8, 2022

Mixed group (8-12 YEARS): Longer hikes, trail running, orienteering, introduction to the "No Trace" principle and mountain biking in the trails of Plein Air Sutton (collaboration to be confirmed).

Week  2 - Life In The Woods: July 11-15, 2022 

Mixed group (6-12 years old): Shelter building using tools, introduction to herbalism and wild cooking, forest orienteering, introduction to the "No Trace" principle, and the option of a forest sleepover expedition (for older children only, and provided they are ready for the adventure).

Week 3 - Nature Inspired Arts: July 18 to 22, 2022

Mixed group (6-12 YEARS): Artistic creation with natural materials, Land Art, dance workshop, photography, circus activities and more!


NO CAMP the week of July 26 - 30, 2022

Week 4 - The Great Outdoors: August 1-5, 2022

Mixed group (8-12 YEARS): Longer hikes, trail running, orienteering, introduction to the "No Trace" principle and mountain biking in the trails of Plein Air Sutton (collaboration to be confirmed).

Week 5 - Life In The Woods: August 8-12, 2022 
Mixed group (6-12 years old): Shelter building using tools, introduction to herbalism and wild cooking, forest orienteering, introduction to the "No Trace" principle, and the option of a forest sleepover expedition (for older children only, and provided they are ready for the adventure).

Week 6 -  Nature inspired Art: August 15-19, 2022
Mixed group (6-12 YEARS): Artistic creation with natural materials, Land Art, dance workshop, photography, circus activities and more!

IMPORTANT DATES

  • February 15, 2022 - Call for applications for counselors

    March 7, 2022 - Registration opens for children who have previously participated in the camp.

    March 14, 2022 - Registration opens for children attending school in Sutton, Abercorn, Dunham, Frelighsburg, Brome Lake and Cowansville (including homeschoolers) who have never attended camp.

    March 21, 2022 - Registration opens for children not attending school in Sutton, Abercorn, Frelighsburg, Brome Lake or Cowansville. 

    March 31, 2022 - Deadline to apply as a counselor.

    April 30, 2022 - Deadline to apply as a counselor in training (CIT).

GEAR

All campers must have with them on site:

  • 2 water bottles
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Insect repellent
  • Backpack appropriate to the size of the child
  • 1 rain coat
  • 1 rain pants
  • Running shoes or hiking boots
  • A bathing suit
  • A hat
  • A full change of clothes
  • A warm jacket (sometimes a tuque and mittens are also needed)

Please note that we hike and play outside even in the rain.

It is essential to dress accordingly.

In addition, children must carry all of their equipment themselves. Please include only what is necessary.

RATES

Rates for one week (taxes included)

  • $185 for children attending schools in Sutton, Abercorn, Cowansville, Dunham, Freligshburg and Brome Lake (including Thursday night dinner).
  • $235 for children living in other regions (including Thursday night dinner).
  • Additional fees for the initiation to mountain biking activity and for the forest sleepover expedition (in accordance with partner rates).
  • 10% discount for sibling registrations. 
  • Financial assistance program upon request. If the price is an obstacle to your child's attendance, do not hesitate to ask!

REGISTRATION

Registration opens on March 7th for children who have previously attended camp, on March 14th for children who attend school in Sutton and the immediate area (those who have never been to camp), and on March 21st for all other children. 

Registration form is available HERE. Places are limited, so you can only register your child for a maximum of 3 weeks.You must complete ONE FORM PER KID, and the process is completed only after verification of disponibility by PENS staff. You shoud receive the PENS confirmation within 3 days after Payment. If not, please send us a mail. 

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to meeting you on our trails!


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RELEVÉ 24

We don’t issue relevé 24 because we do not a have high enough volume. The camp fees can be used in your tax return by indicating our NEQ (1145880887) as the reference number.

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TESTIMONIALS

“For the second year in a row, my two children have absolutely adored the PENS camp. They enjoy the days spent walking, hiking and discovering the woods of the Mont Sutton and the camp councillors have always been dynamic, well rounded and fun. The sleepover in the refuge is another hit. It’s the only camp they have ever wanted to return too.”

Dana C. Sutton resident

“My daughter really loved the camp, especially the instructors who made this camp very special for her.”

Slavka L. Résidante de Sutton

“I really enjoyed the camps, especially when we slept over.”

Jai, 11 years old

“I enjoyed playing capture the flag when we stayed overnight.”

Maya, 8 years old

DONATIONS

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Donations to the reserve are accepted year round for our Youth-Nature program. Charity receipts for income tax purposes are provided for donations $20 or more. We also accept donations of field guides, binoculars, butterfly nets and arts and craft materials.

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COUNSELLOR IN TRAINING PROGRAM

This program allows youth between the ages of 13-15 years to integrate into our camp animation team and gain experience helping and working with children. This enriching opportunity provides a chance to learn from our dynamic staff and gain life experience.

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Location
Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton, 900 chemin Réal, Sutton, Québec J0E 2K0

Contact
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450 538-4085

900, chemin Réal
(altitude 520) Sutton
Phone : (450) 538-4085
info@parcsutton.com

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