The Lagoonies Club is a twice weekly day camp for kids aged 5 – 13 at the Iris Griffith Centre. Younger children, if accompanied by a parent or guardian, are also welcome. We host the day camp every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer from 10am to 2pm. For the 2017 summer season, our first camp date is June 25th, and our last is August 17th
With our fun and instructive activities, Lagoonies introduces kids to the weird and wonderful world of wetlands, builds artistic and scientific skills, and encourages everyone to respect the natural surroundings and become future stewards of the environment. A typical day with the Lagoonies might include:
- Pond dipping for aquatic insects and amphibians
- Short hikes around our beautiful 10 hectare property, or up the Suncoaster Trail to take in the incredible vista of Ruby Lake
- Playing nature-inspired games like “Sapsucker” and our popular Food Chain game!
- Small arts and crafts projects
Come take a closer look at nature!
Registration is a minimum $10 donation. Due to a high volume of Lagoonies in the 2016 season, we are now asking that you pre-register your children. For more information about registration, or to make special arrangements, please contact: , or call 604.883.9201. Or you may register using the form below.
This year, there will be 15 spots available for the Lagoonies Program. If this number is reached, more spots may be made available at the discretion of the staff members, please call us at 604-883-9201.
The Iris Griffith Centre is located at:
15386 Sunshine Coast Highway
Madeira Park, British Columbia
V0N 2H0 Canada
Each day with Lagoonies there is a new theme to focus on the many exciting things to learn about the Sunshine Coast. Our Summer Students run the program, working hard to create new activities to do that revolve around our theme each day! With themes from Marine Mania to Marsh Monsters, there is something fun and new to learn every day! Pack a lunch, come dressed for the weather, and come play!
We've held over 100 Lagoonies Day Camps!
Take a sneak peek at some of the animal residents of the Ruby Lake Lagoon in our colouring book! Click the names to colour in your very own Owl, Northern Goshawk, Beaver, Dragonfly, and Hummingbird at home, then come meet them in the wild at the Lagoon (colouring images courtesy of www.coloring.ws).
You can also check out a conservation project on the Marbled Murrelet, an endangered Pacific Northwest species—and its 100% kid-created!.