The Métis Nation of Ontario’s Early Learning Child Care Team is excited to offer In-Person Camps to our Métis families at the Canadian Ecology Centre in Mattawa, ON. The Camps are designed to provide Métis early learners between the ages of three and twelve, their siblings, parents/legal guardians, and grandparent(s) with an opportunity to learn more about Métis culture and way of life on the land from an early learning perspective.

During in-person camps, Métis families engage in activities that demonstrate respect for the land, teach early learners about their Métis culture and way of life, and connect with other Métis families from across Ontario. Caregivers will also have the opportunity to learn more about the programs and services offered through the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Early Learning Child Care program.

The Métis Nation of Ontario’s Early Learning Child Care Team would like to invite Métis families to our Fall In-Person Camp that will be held September 26 – 29, 2024, at the Canadian Ecology Centre in Mattawa, ON. The Early Learning Fall Camp is designed to provide Métis early learners between the ages of three and twelve, their siblings, parents/legal guardians, and grandparent(s) an opportunity to learn more about Métis culture and way of life from an early learning perspective.

Selected families will have their accommodation, meals, and travel covered by the MNO.

Families will have their own private accommodation. Families have the option to bring older siblings and siblings younger than three years of age to the camp. Each cabin can accommodate 3-5 people (2 double beds and one single top bunk). Families with infants or toddlers are encouraged to bring a playpen.

To be eligible for this camp, applicants must meet the following criteria:

      • One parent/guardian or Grandparent(s) must be a Métis Nation of Ontario citizen. Grandparents applying to attend camp with their grandchild(ren) must have written consent from the parent/guardian of the child(ren) attending.
      • Have at least one child or grandchild between 3-12 years old.
      • The parent/guardian or grandparent(s) and one (1) additional adult must be able to attend the entire duration of camp and actively participate in camp activities with their children or grandchildren.
      • Willing to adhere to MNO COVID-19 protocols to ensure all camp participants’ safety.
      • Interested in learning about Métis history/culture and willing to participate in indoor/outdoor learning.

Space for this camp is limited. Applications will be accepted from July 8th – 12th, 2024, at 3:30 pm, or until the maximum registration number has been reached. Applicants must submit a completed application through the Survey Monkey link listed below. Applicants will be notified via email by July 22nd, 2024 of their acceptance to camp or the waitlist. Preference will be given to families who have not attended an In-Person Camp in the past.

Registration Period: July 8 – 12, 2024.

All questions regarding the camp can be forwarded to elccevents@metisnation.or