Sima Explorer Camp strives to provide an outdoor-based summer camp experience, where children can be physically active while building knowledge and connecting with the natural world around them.
Registration for Summer 2023 opens Wednesday Feb 8th
Mount Sima provides the perfect location for children to explore and discover Yukon’s natural world. We believe that children thrive when they are outside exploring, creating and learning. We aim to create a camp experience where your child will come home tired, muddy and excited!
Rangers (Age 9-12):
INCLUDES AN OVERNIGHT CAMPING TRIP!
The Ranger camp takes the Trail Blazer’s activities and steps it up a notch! This camp includes more learning and exploring farther from the base, and an overnight camping trip. The campers will spend their days completing challenges, learning how to survive outdoors, and navigating the forest. Campers will learn about native plants and vegetable plant care. We will be putting our survival skills to practice on Thursday evening with our Mt. Sima camping night.
Trail Blazers (Age 6-8):
The Trailblazers camp is focused on having fun outdoors! Trailblazers spend their days playing games, and adventuring through the forest. We will tie-dye shirts, make giant bubbles, explore the mountain and and learn about vegetable gardening and our local plants!
- To register, create a profile on the Mount Sima store
- Registration for summer 2023 will open Feb 8th at 9am.
- Registration for each session will close one week before the start of the session
- For more info on how to register read our How-To document.
- For last minute registration please email email@example.com
- 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday, with the exception of weeks that include a statutory holiday
- Drop-off from 8:45am to 9am
- Pick-up from 4pm to 4:15pm
- 1 counsellor for every 8 children, 3 per week
- 24 campers per week
- Alternating ages ranges per week.
Dates & Ages
Summer 2023 Dates
Session 1: June 26 – 30 Trail Blazers Ages 6-8
Session 2: July 4 – 7 Rangers Ages 9-12 (4- day camp)
Session 3: July 10 – 14 Trail Blazers Ages 6-8
Session 4: July 17 – 21 Rangers Ages 9-12
NO CAMP: July 25 – 29
Session 5: July 31 – Aug 4 Trail Blazers Ages 6-8
Session 6: Aug 7 – 11 Rangers Ages 9-12
Session 7: Aug 14 – 18 Trail Blazers Ages 6-8
Summer 2023 prices:
5-day Camp $450
4-day Camp $360
Monday: Your local environment & Sima gardens & Tie-Dye
Tuesday: Orienteering to the Sima lakes
Wednesday: Mystery hunt or mountain biking (Complimentary Bike Night Ticket 3-6pm + Parent)
Thursday: Hiking and canoeing
Friday: Nature crafts & fire lunch
Please note that activities are subject to change.
During Trail Blazer Camps for Ages 6-8, there is the opportunity for individuals age 13-15 to participate in the camp as Jr Counsellors.
Junior Counsellors will be responsible for helping the counsellors prepare games, teach activities and manage the group. Jr Counsellors will earn 50% off on Winter Season Pass for 2022-23 and valuable skills to carry into the young adulthood.
Our Jr Counsellor application process will begin in April 2023. If you are still interested in applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions or inquiries about Summer Camps please email email@example.com or phone 867-668-4557 option 4.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancel more than 2 weeks prior to the start of camp – full refund, minus processing fee (10% of payment).
Cancel between 2 weeks and 24 hrs before the start date of camp – 50 percent refundable.
Cancel less than 24 hrs before the start of camp – 100 percent non refundable.
Visit our Policies & Information page for more details.
When will I find out more information about what I need to bring, etc.?
We will send out an information booklet on the Wednesday before the start of your child’s camp. It will contain information such as what to bring, what to expect, and a general schedule of activities.
What type of training does your staff receive?
Our staff are involved in a weeklong training program before camp begins. We will focus on safety protocols, activity facilitation, group management techniques, nature/wilderness skills and building a strong, supportive, fun instructor team dynamic. All staff are certified in a minimum of Standard First Aid and have an up to date criminal record check.
How many children per camp session?
There are 24 campers per session, this may vary due to certain exceptions. We offer a low counsellor to child ratio of one counsellor for every eight children. We also have two junior counselors each week assisting the campers.
What if my child is currently 5 years old and turning 6 over the summer? Or is currently 8 and turning 9 over the summer?
Your child must have turned 6 years old before the end of the summer to sign up for Trail Blazers.
If your child is turning 9 this year, they can sign up for the Trail Blazers or the Rangers camp.
Will the activities be the same every week?
Each Camp session will include the same main activities and themes. However, each session will be adjusted and evolve to fit the preferences of the particular group.
What kind of footwear should my child wear/bring?
Closed-toe footwear such as hiking boots or running shoes is best for the camp.
What kind of things should we pack for camp?
- Lunch – nut-free lunch and lots of snacks as the kids will be active
- Reusable water bottle
- Brimmed hat and/or sunglasses (for sunny days)
- Rain gear (for rainy days)
- Closed-toe footwear – hiking boots or running shoes are best for camp
- Warm clothing – even on hot days please pack warm clothing in case of change in weather
- Change of clothes, in case of rain, mud or other incidents.
- A whistle – attached to their backpack or zipper is great
- Backpack – to carry the above supplies
- Medications – should your child require them. Please ensure the counselor is informed of any medications and the proper usage.
- Suggestions: Bug repellent, and light-weight, quick-dry clothing
Can my child bring their iPod, cell phone, or other electronics?
We will be an electronic-free camp. iPods, cell phones, and other electronics can be stored in a cubby for the day.
What if it rains?
When are the drop-off/pick-up times?
Drop-off times are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and pick-up times are from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Is lunch/food provided?
We do not provide lunch, but do provide peanut-free snacks. We encourage campers to bring a healthy lunch that respects allergies and the environment.
What is my child has a medical condition or allergy?
Please let us know if your child has a medical condition or allergy.
We will be emailing you a questionnaire before camp, in which you can let us know if your child has a medical condition, allergy or special needs that we should be aware of. Please provide as much detail as possible (including medications and instructions) so that we can ensure your child has a safe and fun experience at Sima Explorer Camps!
Please pack any medications in your child’s backpack, label them with your child’s full name and inform us as to where they are located, and what has been packed.
Are you a peanut-free camp?
Yes, we are a peanut-free camp. Please pack your child a healthy lunch and we will provide peanut-free snacks.