"Bouffe-Nature" day camp 

Bouffe-Nature day camp, co-managed by CRE de Laval and Groupe Promo-Santé Laval, offers culinary workshops and nature-discovering activities for kids aged 6 to 12.

The camp, which promotes healthy lifestyles and sustainable development, welcomes between 28 and 36 kids per week. During a typical week, each group takes part in nature discovery workshops, artistic and sporting activities, water games, park outings, culinary workshops and other activities taking place indoors or outdoors (Papineau woodland). Public health measures regarding COVID-19 are respected throughout the camp.


The team at Bouffe-Nature day camp thank the government of Canada for its financial support.

Cooking workshops


Adaptation of the culinary workshops in the COVID-19 context

In 2022, the meal service will be back - at last! Kids will therefore be able to cook everyday for lunch and prepare two snacks with their respective groups.




Every day, kids take part in culinary activities and discover new foods and flavours. Recipes and activities are carefully selected by a nutritionist of Groupe Promo-Santé Laval. Workshops are given by a culinary specialist. Kids will prepare lunch and two snacks every day. Moreover, the educative garden will be tended to by the kids themselves! They will discover how to grow fruits and vegetables and how to properly take care of a garden.


Ecology workshops


Discovering Papineau woodland.


Everyday, our campers set out in the forest, right next to our building, to learn about nature and discover ecosystems. Bois Papineau is a natural reserve, which means it has a conservation status to protect the cathedral-like old-growth forests. There are also many wetlands, various forest types and many paths to hike in in this amazing urban forest.


The nature workshops held in the morning are always animated by a trained naturalist. Every day, the kids will visit the forest, do some birdwatching, treasure hunting, play games, look for critters, visit wetlands, and so on. Possibilities are endless. The idea is to learn and discover nature, while having fun and enjoying the summer vacations.


Examples of nature activities:

  • Birdwatching with binoculars. 

  • Hiking in Bois Papineau

  • Treasure hunting

  • Catching insects to observe their colors and behavior (and a quick release!)

  • Tree identification 

  • Water cycle experiments

  • Animal track discovery




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Each week, activities are inspired by a specific theme. Here are the themes for the summer of 2022!


June 27 to July 1st: The discovery of Toutânkhamon's tomb

July 4 to 8: With great powers come great responsibilities

July 11 to 15: After the rain, the fine weather

July 18 to 22: An imaginary world

July 25 to 29: To see it, you just have to believe it!

August 1st to 5: The secret life of pets

August 8 to 12: Even fantastic creatures need need a vacation

August 15 to 19: Venturing on the steps of planet Earth's evolution

August 22 to 26: Believe me, I will always be there, for I am your friend


More information



Bouffe-Nature day camp is also…

  • A place where we promote healthy living habits for kids

  • Cooking, ecology and artistic workshops and sports games 

  • A garden for and maintained by the children 

  • A place to play outside whenever the weather allows it

  • Swimming (if health authorities allow it)

  • A fun weekly theme 

  • Summer pictures on our Facebook page

  • A weekly follow-up email 


During the camp, your kids will have the pleasure to discover Papineau woodland. And guess what? You will be able to go back with them! Indeed, Papineau woodland is accessible for the population, summer and winter!
*Please note that considering the current pandemic, we are constantly following the latest news regarding health measures and changes can come up at any given time.


Parents' Guide - Summer of 2022

Click here to access it (French-written).


Meeting spot

Pavillon du Bois-Papineau's parking area (3235, St.Martin East boulevard, Laval).


Camp and day-care service schedules

The day camp's schedule is from 9AM to 4PM; the day-care service schedule is from 7AM to 9AM and from 4PM to 6PM.


Registration and fees

The fees for the 2022 summer are as follows: $195 per week for the camp and $35 per week for the day-care service. Kids will prepare the lunches and two snacks - so the lunch meal is included in the price.

Please note that if the social insurance number (SIN) is not provided through your account, the system will be unable to issue a RL-24 slip. 

*Your SIN remains confidential and unknown to the members of our team.*


We use the platform Amilia to facilitate the registration process. The advantages for you are as follows:

  • You can now pay via credit card online;
  • By creating an account, you won't be required to fill out your kid's information every time anymore.



Should you have any questions, you may contact us at the following email address: bouffenature@gmail.com or by phone: 438-763-1917.

Also, don't forget to ''like'' Bouffe-Nature's day camp on Facebook!  



Pavillon du Bois-Papineau

3235 St. Martin east boulevard

Laval, QC

H7E 5G8








Summer 2021 leaflet: Here

Summer 2020 leaflet: Here

Summer 2019 leaflet: Here

Winter 2019 leaflet: Here

Summer 2018 leaflet: Here

Winter 2018 leaflet: Here

Summer 2017 leaflet: Here