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Montreal Families

Apple orchard site for new day camp

Verger Labonté and Fous de Nature have partnered to offer a camp for kids between 4-12, with the aim of nurturing compassion towards the environment and each other.

With more than 2,000 apple trees, pumpkin fields, a cornfield labyrinth, obstacles in the forest, gardens, farm animals, and playgrounds —Verger Labonté in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot has the facilities to immerse children in nature.

Campers will have hands-on experience with the fauna and flora of the orchard, and discover the fascinating world of horticulture and apple growing. They’ll be introduced to different crop cycles, learn about various insects, biodiversity, meet the menagerie of farm animals, and gain an understanding of the land and the importance of respecting it. There will also be activities that initiate teamwork, dialogue, and openness to others.

Photo credit: Christine Latreille

Three sessions are offered for 2021: 

Week 1 – July 19 to 23 – Green thumbs
Week 2 – July 26 to 30 – Cultivate history
Week 3 – August 2 to 6 – Friends of the orchard

Camp hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before and after camp daycare service is not available. The price is $206 per child per week.

About Fous de Nature

The mission of Fous de Nature is to make people discover the living world, its function, its importance, and its role through various themes of natural sciences. With interactive and fun educational activities, play and discovery, it aims to connect youth and families to nature. Visit fousdenature.ca to see other camp locations and activities.

Camp location

Verger Labonté
2291 Perrot Blvd., Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, J7V 8P4

For more information, visit www.vergerlabonte.com and search under “Activities”. Information is currently only available on the French version of the site.


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