Each week you will receive a list of activity suggestions for your child inspired by themes such as dance, sports, nature or crafts.
We’re glad to see so many parents and children have enjoyed our email newsletter and website, based on your feedback in our recent Backyard Camp community survey. With that, some big news! We'll continue to share fun, educational and age-appropriate activities with the launch of our premium, subscription-based Backyard Camp e-newsletter...
With Family Day just about upon us, here's activities at home that can aid family relationships while creating tangible benefits for kids. It isn’t always easy to keep kids active indoors but the solution is within your reach. The best part? Decreased screen time and reduced childhood stress.
Erin Elfassy is both a Backyard Camp founding parent and volunteer. Recently, we caught up with Erin to learn a little more about her background, role in Backyard Camp, and what makes the camp a fun, successful program for both kids and parents.
As a father of 3, technology executive and faculty at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Mark Silver already wears many hats. So it may seem surprising that Silver decided to don another by co-founding a camp program for kids. For Silver, though, his decision hinged more on necessity than choice.
It's common for many of us to dismiss plants as inanimate objects that we see in places we haven’t yet paved over. The ways that plants utilize light and water can be fun to experiment with, and they can give us a better understanding of the fact that plants are living beings that can sense and respond to their environments.
I've lost count of the minutes I’ve spent in front of my laptop trying to convey my complete adoration of Amanda Gorman’s poem ‘The Hill We Climb’
We spoke with Jane Kristoffy, an educational strategist based in Toronto and owner of Right Track Educational Services about strategies for parents and caregivers to help overcome the mental and emotional challenges children face while learning remotely during the pandemic.
Let the Backyard Camp community know about your own favourite activities to do with your kids using #BYCChallenge
The volunteers that bring Backyard Camp to life each day wear many hats. If you view Backyard Camp as a car made of many parts, "The Teachers" are really the drivetrain that powers the program.
We want to thank everyone in the Backyard Camp community who participated in our recent survey. Your feedback is tremendously valuable as we look to gain insight into how the program will evolve in the coming weeks and months. Ready more about what you've told us.