ABOUT

About Camp AUPE

Transportation and Safety

Transportation and Safety

Bus transportation is provided to and from the camp free of charge. The bus will pick up and drop off campers at designated locations. Times and locations will be given with more information in a letter or by email communication to campers and their families. All AUPE staff and members who attend Camp AUPE are required to acquire and submit a valid criminal record and vulnerable sector check. AUPE staff and member volunteers will also have up-to-date first aid training.

Labour Education

Labour Education

Through drama and stories youth will learn how working people taking collective action, have made positive changes. Standing up together often includes a focus on social justice and strengthens participation of workers and their families in rights, fairness and democratic processes.

Experiential Education

Experiential Education

Experiential learning is learning through experiences and then reflecting on these experiences in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values and develop capacity to contribute to their community.

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

Groups participate in a variety of adventurous challenges, like hiking, canoeing, ropes courses and group games meant to instill kinesthetic learning, confidence and a joy and appreciation of movement and action.

Reconnecting with Nature

Reconnecting with Nature

Discovery and reconnection with the natural world is necessary for the healthy development of our senses and improves learning and creativity. Nature learning is about smelling, hearing, tasting and seeing.

Through both outdoor education and nature learning we solve problems and deepen our connections with the broader social and natural world.

Summer Camp Benefits

  • Active play – Opportunities for social skill development, communication skill development, creativity, confidence-building, and creating sense of belonging and community connection.
  • Communal learning – We learn together and from each other, each of us having our own experiences and wisdom to contribute.
  • Meaning and Tradition – We make meaning, create lasting memories, and give meaningful pause and reflection to the values, role models, and principles we inherit from the labour movement.