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Eco Camps in Fernie are fun, educational, outdoorsy, and focused on connecting kids with nature.

Every Thursday in July & August

Explore the garden with your parents! An interactive program by the Fernie Community EcoGarden for children aged 0-6 and their caregivers. (This is not a drop-off program)
Times: 9:30am - 11:30am daily
Ages: 0-6

6: worms & compost
13: soil & rocks
20: seeds
27: roots, stems & leaves

3: flowers
10: insects
17: pollination & pollinators
24: fruit
31: harvest party!


July 9-13, July 23-27 & August 13-17, 2017

Fun, engaging hands-on field camp for ages 10-14 on the beautiful Elk River in Fernie with the Elk River Alliance. Explore the Elk River Watershed on foot, bike, raft, & canoe!

 9am-4pm Daily
Cost: $325 per participant per camp. Subsidies available. Includes a whitewater rafting trip with Canyon Rafting Company valued at $100. 
Registration: at the front desk of the College of the Rockies Fernie campus or online

Explore the Elk River Watershed from Elkford to Lake Koocanusa! Adventures include:

  • hiking
  • swimming
  • boating
  • geocaching
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • fishing
  • white water rafting
  • water science and more!

Learn practical, hands-on skills and meet professionals who work in environmental careers. Skills acquired during the camp include:

  • water safety
  • river rescue
  • mapping & computer modelling
  • assessing river and riparian (riverbank) health
  • reading river hydraulics
  • thinking like a fish
  • reading mountain geology and glacial history

Participants will gain a new sense of appreciation for the beautiful Elk Valley and all the adventure that it has to offer!

For more information contact Allie Ferguson from the Elk River Alliance by phone 250-423-9799 or visit  

An Elk River Alliance educational program in partnership with the College of the Rockies for 5 years. To register, contact the College of the Rockies, Fernie Campus. 250 423 4691. 

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