"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 5 to 12.

The camp, which promotes healthy lifestyles and sustainable development, welcomes between 30 and 40 kids per week. During a typical week, each group takes part in nature discovery workshops, artistic and sporting activities, park outings, visits at Centre de la nature, 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

In 2023, kids will have the opportunity to prepare two snacks per day 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. In 2023, the themes will be all about literature!

June 26-30: The Jungle Book

July 3-7: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

July 10-14: The return of Mary Poppins

July 17-21: Alice in Wonderland

July 24-28: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

July 31-August 4: The Chronicles of Narnia

August 7-11: The Wizard of Oz

August 14-18: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


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

  • A fun weekly theme 

  • Summer pictures on our Facebook page

  • A weekly follow-up email 


New this year: every day, kids will enjoy a full hour of physical activities supervised and partly led by a kinesiologist!


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!

Parents' Guide - Summer of 2023

Click here to access it (French-written).


Meeting spot

Room 6 of Pavillon du Bois-Papineau (3235, St.Martin East boulevard, Laval).


Camp and day-care service schedules

The camp schedule is from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The day-care service schedule is from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM and from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.


Registration and fees

The fees for the 2023 summer are as follows: $225 per week for the camp and $35 per week for the day-care service. Snacks are included, as kids will prepare them at the camp - therefore parents must provide their kids' lunches.

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 2023 leaflet: Here

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