Explorer Camps

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.

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!

  • To register, create a profile on the Mount Sima store
  • Registration for summer 2022 will begin in May 2022
  • Registration for each session will close one week before the start of the session
  • For last minute registration please email snowschool@mountsima.com
  • For more information on how to register, please read this document
  • 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday, with the exception of weeks that include a statutory holiday
  • Drop-off from 8:30am to 9am
  • Pick-up from 4pm to 4:30pm
  • 1 counsellor for every 5 children

Summer 2021 Dates

Session 1: June 22-25 (4 Day Camp)

Session 2: June 28-July 2 (4 Day Camp) 

Session 3: July 5-9 

Session 4: July 12-16 

Session 5: July 19-23 

Session 6: July 26-30 

Session 7:August 2-6 

Session 8: August 9-13 

Session 9: August 17-20 (4 Day Camp)

To be added to a waitlist please email: snowschool@mountsima.com

  • Trail Blazers: 7-10 years, 10 spots available/week
  • Rangers: 11-13 years, 5 spots available/week

For a total of 15 children per camp.

5 days: $375

4 days: $300

Monday: Your local environment & Sima gardens

Tuesday: Tie-dye & orienteering

Wednesday: Mystery hunt or biking

Thursday: Hiking and canoe

Friday: Nature crafts & fire lunch

Please note that activities are subject to change.

For questions or inquiries about Summer Camps please email snowschool@mountsima.com or phone 867-668-4557 & press 3.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

Our staff will receive training 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.

There are 15 children per camp session, this may vary due to certain exceptions. We offer a low counsellor to child ratio of one counsellor for every five children.

  • 7-10 years – Trail Blazers, 10 spots
  • 11-13 year – Rangers, 5 spots

Your child must have turned seven years old before the start date of the camp that they are attending.

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.

Closed-toe footwear such as hiking boots or running shoes is best for the camp.

  • Lunch – nut-free lunch and lots of snacks as the kids will be active
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • 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

We will be an electronic-free camp. iPods, cell phones, and other electronics can be stored in a cubby for the day.

We will continue to operate camps on rainy days. There is an indoor space on site if needed. Be sure to pack rain gear for these days.

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.

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.

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.

Yes, we are a peanut-free camp. Please pack your child a healthy lunch and we will provide peanut-free snacks.

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