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Day Camps

In compliance with the Government of BC's Restart Plan, all of our scheduled day camps are going ahead.

We will be complying with recommendations from the BC Camps Association.

Please review our COVID-19 Procedures & Policies.


To keep everyone pandemic-safe, there are a few changes to our normal camp procedures. As almost all activities will take place in fresh air outdoors, we are not requiring children to use masks unless physical distancing cannot be maintained. Our focus will be on frequent handwashing and sanitizing, limiting contact with others, encouraging physical distancing, and having outdoor fun wherever possible. We will be placing your children into groups for the week with no more than 5 other kids, and most activities will be done in those small groups.

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP PROCEDURES

You may drop off your child up to 15 minutes before the start of camp. Come to the designated spot where our staff will greet you and direct your child to their individual group.

Please pick up from your designated spot no more than 15 minutes after the end of your camp session. If you arrive early, please wait in your car. Our staff will greet you at the gate and will radio your child's instructor to have them send your child to meet you at the gate.

Parents are required to wear a mask during pickup and dropoff.

DESIGNATED D/O & P/U SPOT

Farm Camp: The pedestrian gate on W 51st Ave, 100’ west of Balaclava St.
Pony Camp: The vehicle gate at 6767 Balaclava St.

Note: If your child is staying full-days to do both camps, you will pick up and drop off from different spots.


VISITORS

To limit the number of people on the property, we will NOT be allowing parents/siblings to remain on the property during camps. No visitors at all are allowed on the farm between 9am and 4pm. (Preschool camp parents may remain, if necessary)





Pony Camps

  • Horses are incredible creatures with so much to teach us.
  • They live in the present and can help us stay grounded.
  • They accept without judgment and can help us be authentic.
  • They communicate with their bodies and can teach us about boundaries.
  • They work together and can teach us about relationship.
  • They are sensitive and can teach us about empathy.
  • Finally they are FUN and can teach us how AMAZING life can be!
Our camps are geared towards never-been-on-a-horse riders or beginner riders. Older children, or those who can already canter independently, might prefer our private lessons -- or try our Farm Camps.
Many children spend the whole day on the farm... riding half the day and at farm camp half the day. Lunch time supervision is available.

Summer Pony Camp (for 6-12 year olds) CAD$450

Our camps are geared towards never-been-on-a-horse riders or beginner riders. Older children, or those who can already canter independently, might prefer our private lessons -- or try our FARM CAMPS.

Many children spend the whole day on the farm... riding half the day and farming half the day. (We do not advise doing more than 1 pony camp per day.)

Summer Pony Camp (for 3-5 year olds) CAD$350

Preschool pony camp runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All campers will experience hands-on learning of how to feed and care for "their" pony (stable management), as well as the basics of horseback riding. Parents are welcome to stay and watch.


Farm Camps

  • ​What is your earliest memory of being on a farm?
  • What did it teach you about life that you can still remember today?
For many people living in cities, farm camps were their only experiences on farms as children and teenagers. These adventures are fundamental to understanding our food systems, appreciating healthy farming, and developing wonder and care for the natural world. At Southlands Farm, we take a stand to inspire mind-full behaviour and sustain-able stewardship. This isn't your typical day camp. It is a real, rustic farm experience where kids learn life and survival skills. Our Farm Educators are highly skilled, knowledgeable, engaging, and passionate.

Summer Farm Camp (for 6-12 year olds) CAD$299

This isn't your typical day camp. It is a real, rustic farm experience where kids learn life and survival skills. Our Farm Educators are highly skilled, knowledgeable, engaging, and passionate.



Camp Lunch-time Supervision (for 6-12 year olds)
CAD$25

Supervision from 12:00-1:00 pm for Campers

Register for lunch supervision if:
  • your child is enrolled in both morning and afternoon camps
  • you would like to drop off your child early for afternoon camp (12 noon)
  • you would like to pick up your child late for morning camp (1:00 pm)

  • Note this is for supervision only, and does not include food -- please send your child with a packed lunch.