Summer Science Camps

How would you feel if you could bring a leading edge science camp to your community?Learn More

PD Days and Day Camps

To register your child between the ages of 4 and 10 (Kimbercote Camp) for one or more day camps (845am to 515pm)Learn More

First Nation Summer Science Camps

How would you feel if you could bring a leading edge science camp to your community that would be the highlight of a child’s summer?

Elephant Thoughts is the only organization in Canada able to bring such a high degree of quality science programming to remote locations all across the country. Our programs are rivaled only by the best in-house science camps at major museums and educational institutions.

Children participate in one full week of hands-on science activities jam-packed with some of the coolest activities imaginable! Every year we add new and exciting topics. Our camps are available in both French and English for elementary and secondary school students.

Elephant Thoughts is a not-for-profit organization. Our mandate is to educate children in an incredibly fun way. Our science camps are built on the principal of FUN, FUN, FUN; they excite children about pursuing science, ignite their imaginations, and expose them to the most interesting aspects of science and technology. We’re here for you!

Some activities include:

Robotics competitions

Space camp in our giant inflatable planetarium

Telescope viewings in the evenings (for community members also)

Environmental science workshops including live animals

Rocket programs

Silly science

Our Summer Science Camps aim to:

  • Empower First Nations students to believe in themselves as students
  • Excite students about learning
  • Cultivate environmental stewardship
  • Relate First Nations culture and values to science
  • Engage the whole community in the program through community events
  • Spark student curiosity
  • Give kids the most FUN week of the summer!

Giving a child a chance to experience an Elephant Thoughts Science Camp is giving an amazing opportunity where they become intrigued, aware and interested in the larger world around them. Their confidence improves, their creativity expands and they have tons of fun with friends. It is one week the kids will never forget, and guaranteed to be the highlight of their summer!

Connect with us at Elephant Thoughts to find out more: call 705-444-2012 or email us.

Day Camps: PD Day, March Break, Summer

Does your child crave a learning opportunity that excites and entertains?Elephant Thoughts runs the coolest science day camps in the universe. Children can participate in a full day to a full week of hands-on science activities designed on the principle of FUN, FUN, FUN!


We are offering very special environmental themed outdoor camps at our new experiential learning centre, Kimbercote, in the Beaver Valley (Between Thornbury and Kimberley) all summer.  Camps offer a distinct curriculum focusing on outdoor education.  Spots are limited for these incredible week.  Children in Summer Camp must be between the ages of 4 (must be registered for SK) and 10 years old.  The camp runs from 8:45am to 5:15pm and is  $55 per day,  $230 per week, $185 per short week  (includes transportation from Collingwood for Summer Camp, 20% discount sibling rate on full weeks )

We switch up what we do all the time, so it’s always fresh! We also offer the most state of the art equipment of any program in Canada, guaranteeing FUN!


Elephant Thoughts, The Environment Network, Georgian Triangle Human Society

Three great charitable organizations have teamed up to deliver a unique and exciting week of fun and learning for your kids.  For ages 6-10 years old.  $190 per week or $45 per day.  Contact to register.

-exploring animals and nature

-swimming at Centennial Pool

-visit furry friends at the Humane Society -Learn domestic animal behaviour and care

-Meet live snakes, lizards, and local turtles

-Learn about local wildlife and preserving it

-Learn animal tracks  -Build animal habitats

-Awesome hands-on science experiments



We are thrilled to bring on an exciting new partner with a love of science education.  Camps will be offered at Smart Moves and combine the best of the play centre with the best of Elephant Thoughts.  Call Smart Moves Play Place 705-719-0111 or ET 705-444-2012 for more info and registration.


2017-2018 PD Days

  • October 20:
  • November 17:
  • January 26:
  • April 27:
  • May 18:
  • June 1:
  • June 29:

March Break 2018

March 12- March 16:

Summer Camps 2018

July 2 – July 6

July 9 – July 13

July 16 -20

July 23 -27

July 30 – Aug 3

Aug 7 -Aug 10* short week

Aug 13 – 17

Aug 20 – 24

Aug 27 -31

How To Register

To register your child for the Kimbercote camp between the ages of 4 and 10 for one or more day camps (845am to 515pm) and for complete day camp information:

Fill out our Summer Camp Registration Online Form or complete and submit the PD Day Camp Registration Form to Elephant Thoughts.

Where to submit Registration Form

  • Drop it off at the Explore Store, Collingwood
  • Email it to
  • Phone it in to 705-444-2012
  • Fax it to 705-444-2214

Elephant Thoughts teacher members receive 10% off camp registrations. Please note that registration forms cannot be processed unless signed and accompanied by payment in full. Prior to the start of camp you will receive an email confirming registration and providing camp details.