2020 I.P.Y.N.C dates Announced!

Hi there:

It’s a snow day here in St. Margaret’s Bay.  There is a wind, tidal surge, freezing rain and rain warning in place, so there’s no better time to think warm thought of summer.  Spring is right around the corner and another exciting Summer for the Indian Point Young Naturalist Club won’t be far behind!

With about an 80% return rate, I want to make sure everyone who attended camps in 2019 has a chance to attend a camp(s) again this summer before new campers are registered.  Now’s your chance to pencil in your children to make sure they receive a spot in this summer’s camps.

We've created a list of children who want to join for this summer.  If you would like to look at the dates below and let me know if there is one that fits in with your summer schedule, I will put your child (or children 😊) on the waiting list.  I will open registration up to new campers in April and will contact you.
Here are the dates of the 2020 camps (drumroll please 😊).

Camp 1 for 5-12 years of age will run from Monday July 6th to Friday July 10th, 2020

Camp 2 for 5-12 years of age will run from Monday July 20th to Friday July 24th, 2020

Camp 3 for 5-12 years of age will run from Monday Aug. 3rd to Friday Aug. 7th, 2020

Camp 4 for 12-15 years of age will run from Monday Aug. 17th to Friday Aug. 21st, 2020

The 2020 camp registration form and the names of this summer’s counselors will be released during March Break. 

If you have any questions, please contact me at this email or call me at (902) 823-3049.  

Thank you, Scott

White Shark Adventure and Essay Contest

Hi everyone:

The Indian Point Young Naturalist Club is very excited for the opportunity to join the OCEARCH team on Monday September 30th and again on Friday, October 4th as they attempt to catch and tag White Sharks from their ship M/V OCEARCH off Lunenburg Harbour.  OCEARCH help scientists collect previously unattainable data in about white sharks. 

The I.P.Y.N.C can take children ages 10 and above.  Three children on September 30th and two on October 4th.  We’re sure, even being a school day, that many will want to join this once in a lifetime adventure! 

This is an exciting and unique invitation for the I.P.Y.N.C, however, only 5 spots are available.  To be fair in awarding a chance to see a giant White Shark, there will be an essay contest.  Essays will be judged by OCEARCH founder and expedition leader Chris Fischer and his team from the OCEARCH ship.

Essays will be developed by answering this:

Why does  it matter if millions of sharks are killed each year?

The essay needs be a minimum of:

-         200 words for children 10 to 12 years of age.

-         300 words for children 12 to 15 years of age.

Please forward essays to Scott Pelton at this address as a PDF attachment.

Closing date for the contest is midnight on Sunday, September 23rd. 

Winners will be informed by September 28th  

Camp 4 Bay Mystery Creature

The answer to this weeks Bay Mystery Creature is...

A ( Stinky ) Minke Whale!

Schedule for Friday August 23, 2019

Hi everyone:

Sadly we say goodbye to our 16th summer camp tomorrow but not without lots of fun making boats and an appearance of the legend, named Patrick :) Here's a look at Friday's schedule:

  - I.P.Y.N.C Staff

Clue 3 & 4 of Camp 4's Bay Mystery Creature

Hi Campers:

Here are the last two clues of thsi weeks Bay Mystery Creature.

Clue 3: They are fast and agile swimmers. They can swim at the speed of 21 miles per hour and can dive 20 to 25 minutes, but they usually spend 10 to 12 minutes under the water before returning to the surface to breathe.

Clue 4: Their breath is known to be rather stinky which rhymes with the kind of creature they are.

Ok, the answer will be revealed just before our Budget Boat Race on Friday.  Good luck!

- IPYNC Staff

Schedule for Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Hi everyone:

We had like to perfect morning and afternoon for our Stand up Paddle Boarding!  Tomorrow may be a little rainy but equally perfect for mud and slime sliding that we will be doing lots of tomorrow.  Here's a look at Thursday's schedule:

- IPYNC Staff