Youth Programs and Clubs
RBG aims to be a leader in environmental stewardship and education, by engaging the young leaders of today we are preparing the way for a better tomorrow.
By engaging communities through stewardship programs, summer leadership development programs and grassroots events RBG can take a lead role in youth leadership, environmental stewardship and education.
High-School students, September to June
If you’re a high-school student who is passionate about nature, interested in environmental science, or aspiring to a career spent outdoors, join RBG for the Young Environmental Science (YES) Alliance.
Junior Naturalists Club
Ages 6 to 13, October to May
RBG welcomes back the Jr Naturalists’ Club! In partnership with the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, nature lovers aged 6 through 12 are encouraged to sign up for this once a month program where they’ll be immersed in the natural world throughout the year. Prepare for fun and adventure while exploring the ravines, forests, fields, and wetlands of RBG. Sessions are 2.5 hours long and are themed to match the season and hiking location.
Camp Leadership Development Program
Ages 14 and older; Summer, Winter, March Break
Have the fun of camp but reap the benefits of being a leader! Work with an enthusiastic staff team who share a common interest and learn more about the environment, camping and working with children. Junior staff can lead games, crafts, create and brainstorm activities and facilitate camp programs.
Children & Youth Gardening
The longest Canadian children and youth gardening program, children of all ages will plant, cultivate, and harvest in their own garden plot at RBG! All plants, tools, and gardening supplies are provided. Learn healthy, easy recipes to cook with homegrown veggies and herbs, hike, explore, play, and hone their early gardening skills.