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Youth Programs

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.

YES Alliance

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.

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Junior Naturalists Club

Ages 6 to 13, September to May

RBG partners with Hamilton Naturalists’ Club for fun and adventure while exploring the ravines, forests, fields and wetlands of RBG. These outdoor sessions are 2.5 hours long and are themed to match the season and hiking location.

Check back in the fall for 2021/2022 information.

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.

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High-School Students

RBG is always looking for volunteers interested in making a difference in their community and in the natural world.

At RBG, you can choose the activities that fit your interests, skills and availability. Whether you’re interested in volunteering 4 hours a year, or 4 hours a day, we’ve got a place for you.

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