Summer Day Camps | Glenn Carpenter Centre

The Glenn Carpenter Centre is the perfect outdoor oasis in the middle of the city. Campers will enjoy specialty outdoor activities, such as hiking and biking, as well as water activities, such as swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and a water trampoline on the beautiful Ashburn Lake.

Do you want to babysit or are you old enough to stay home? This is a week-long camp that will teach safety, child care, games and basic emergency first aid skills. Participants who successfully complete this camp will receive a certificate of completion from Red Cross.

Ages: 11 – 13

Availability

  • Week #2: July 2 – July 5
  • Week #10: August 28 – September 1

Cost: $190.00 ($152.00 Short Week)

Join the worldwide movement focused on protecting the environment. Campers will enjoy a week of outdoor fun developing a sense of wonder and appreciation for nature, conducting science experiments focused on the environment, and sustainability, and participating in hikes and active games.

Ages: Junior (7 – 9), Senior (10 – 12)

Availability

  • Senior | Week #1: June 26 – June 28 (3-day week due to school schedule)
  • Junior | Week #3: July 8 – July 12
  • Senior | Week #4: July 15 – July 19
  • Junior | Week #5: July 22  – July 26
  • Senior | Week #6: July 29 – August 2
  • Junior | Week #7: August 6 – August 9 (short week due to holiday)
  • Junior | Week #8: August 12 – August 116
  • Senior | Week #9: August 19 – August 23

Cost: $190.00 | $152.00 on a short week | $114.00 Week 1

You will get hands-on experience hanging out in the stream and then take your skills to the lake for some catch-and-release fishing. Equipment is included!

 Ages: Junior (7 – 9), Senior (10 – 12)

Availability

  • Senior | Week #1: June 26 – June 28 (3-day week due to school schedule)
  • Junior | Week #2: July 2- July 5 (short week due to holiday)
  • Junior | Week #6: July 29 – August 2
  • Junior | Week #9: August 19 – August 23
  • Senior | Week #10: August 26 – August 30

Cost: $190.00 | $152.00 on a short week | $114.00 on Week 1

Have you ever dreamed of waking up and already be at camp? Set up your tent, build a fire, cook outdoors, and roast marshmallows with your friends! Maybe even go for a sunset paddle? The options are limitless! Under the Stars will be on the Wednesday night of weeks 3, 5, and 7 for those attending any camp at the Glenn Carpenter Centre during those weeks.

  • Dinner and breakfast are included.
  • Campers will need to bring their lunches for the following day.
  • Registration during the current week is required.

Ages: 7 – 12

Availability

  • Week #3: Wednesday, July 10
  • Week #5: Wednesday, July 24
  • Week #7: Wednesday, August 7

Cost: $50.00

In this traditional outdoor camp, our qualified staff will lead camp-wide programs for your favourite camp. Every day you will get to pick the best of Glenn Carpenter Centre’s activities: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, arts & crafts, archery, gaga ball, outdoor living skill, earth education, gardening, and more. Say hello to unlimited fun, skill development, and developing friendships!

 Ages: 5 – 12 

Availability

  • Weekly, starting June 26 and ending August 30

Cost: $190.00 | $152.00 on short weeks due to holidays (Canada Day on July 1, New Brunswick Day on August 5)
**Week 1: $114.00 (3-day week)

Do you love feeling the wind in your face when biking? Come experience the thrilling world of XC biking. On top of biking the trails of our own site, you will also ride the best of Rockwood Park and learn general bike maintenance. Participants must bring their own bikes and helmets.

 Ages: Junior (7 – 9) Senior (10 – 12)

Availability

  • Senior | Week #3: July 8 – July 12
  • Junior | Week #4: July 15 – July 19
  • Senior | Week #5: July 22 – July 26
  • Senior | Week #7: August 6 to August 9 (Short week due to a holiday)
  • Senior | Week #8: August 12 – August 16

Cost: $190.00 | $152 on a short week

The Youth Leadership program provides you with the opportunity to develop your leadership skills through structured workshops, mentorship, volunteerism, and hands-on experience. All of the activities are specifically tailored for 12- to 15-year-olds. Every week, you will be going on at least one field trip or there will be a guest coming to work on a project. This camp is a great stepping stone for the Counsellor in Training (CIT) program.

Ages: 12 – 15

Availability

  • Weekly, starting June 26 and ending August 30

Cost: $190.00 | $152.00 on short weeks due to holidays (Canada Day on July 1, New Brunswick Day on August 5)

*Week 1: $114.00 (3-day week)

The CIT program is geared specifically for 15-16-year old’s who want to become Camp Counsellors in the future. The CIT program will run for 10 weeks of the summer. During the first 5 mandatory weeks, CITs will learn the ins and outs of the skills needed to be a counsellor, complete their Bronze Medallion or Cross course and complete a Canoe Certification.  The remaining 5 weeks of the summer will focus on putting their skills to work by shadowing the counsellors in different camps. *The price of this camp includes the aforementioned certifications. Swimming and canoeing abilities are required.

Ages: 15 – 16

Availability

  • 10 weeks of summer, from June 24 to August 30

Cost: $860 (10 weeks)

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Contact Us

730 Foster Thurston Drive
Saint John, NB E2K 5J2

Manager Camping and Outdoor Education – Jeff Gibbons | +1-506-693-0642 | j.gibbons@saintjohny.ca

+1-506-651-0315 (During Camp Season) j.macphee@saintjohny.ca

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