Looking for a summer camp for the kids? Look no further than CampMonadh Mòr located right here in Mono. CampMonadh Mòr is a brand new summer day camp for kids ages 5 through 12 and, while a new camp, it draws on the ten plus years experience Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority has in running Camp Tiffin.
Conveniently located at Mono Community Centre, camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, during four separate week-long camps. Early drop-off & late pickup are available.
Camp runs the following weeks:
Week 1: July 11 - 15, 2016
Week 2: July 25 - 29, 2016
Week 3: August 8 - 12, 2016
Week 4: August 22 - 26, 2016
Programming focuses on hands-on activities. Drawing from NVCA's experience at Camp Tiffin, we will offer a range of activities such as wilderness skills, scientific investigations, crafts, drama and interactive games with a focus on the environment and learning about nature. Daily themes include: Outdoor Adventure, Alien Invasion, Wilderness Survival, Creepy Crawlers, Rock On and much more.
For more info and to register visit monadhmor.camp. Also check our web site to discover the meaning behind the camp's name.
Did you know that Mono has a Bluebird program? Once considered at risk due to scarce nesting cavities, populations of Eastern Bluebirds are now flourishing where they find maintained “trails” of bluebird nesting boxes.
In the early 1990’s, a fourth generation resident of Mono, Shelley Anderson, built and installed many nesting boxes. He approached friends and neighbours to place the boxes on their properties. For years Shelley monitored all those sites on his own, making notes on the activities of each site. After Shelley’s death in 2004, a group has continued on with his admirable initiative. We are happy to report that there are now 65 sites in Mono. Each site has 2 boxes: one for the bluebird, and one for the tree swallow.
If you are interested in having boxes on your property, there are volunteers who will build and place the boxes, and those who monitor and keep records, and band the young ones. Bluebirds require open areas with fields, grasses and some trees or fences nearby, though horse farms are generally unsuitable. We encourage you to join in these efforts.
To the many landowners who have bluebird boxes on your property we say a hearty: Thank You!
For those who want to participate please contact Fran and Keith Oussoren at [email protected].
For more information about Eastern Bluebirds in general, visit www.oebs.ca.
New for 2016 is a Mono Youth Soccer League. The season runs June through August with games being played weeknights at Mono-Amaranth Public School. All leagues are co-ed and grouped by age to accommodate children ages 4 through 10. Cost is $80 per player. For more details visit the Youth Soccer League page on the Town's website.
Mono is expanding its yoga program this summer. Classes will be held at Mono Community Centre every Tuesday & Thursday evening at 7pm, from July 5th to September 1st. Classes are 1 hour long and are for all skill levels. Instructor Veronica Munoz is a certified yoga instructor with over 18 years experience.
Cost is $75 for a season pass (all 18 classes) and can be purchased online or by phone. Single classes are $10 each payable at the door (cash or cheque).
The Mono Tennis Club welcomes members of all ages and all skill levels. Perhaps you're returning to tennis after some years of absence. Or maybe it’s time for you and your family to take up the game for the first time. MTC also offers great opportunities, including lessons, for youth ages 6 to 17. » See monotennisclub.com.
Island Lake Rowing Club
Island Lake Rowing Club offers three summer youth programs: Youth Rowing Camp, Youth Competitive Program & Youth Skills Development. They also offer a three-week Learn-to-Row program for adults beginning in June; which is open to all. » See www.islandlakerowing.com.
Monora Lawn Bowling
Enjoy one of Canada's fastest-growing sports at the beautiful Monora Park greens, complemented by a club-house with washrooms and kitchenette. » See monoralawnbowlingclub.ca.
Join the Dufferin Bruce Trail Club for their spring and summer hiking program. The club leads hikes on Tuesday mornings in May & June as well as on most weekends all summer. » See dufferinbrucetrailclub.org.
Back for its 5th year, Mono On A Bike is on Saturday September 10th this year. The ride starts and finishes at Mono Community Centre. Focusing on unpaved roads and trails, Mono On A Bike is suitable for mountain and hybrid-type bikes. Ranging from 7.5 km to 30 km there is a course for all ages and skill levels.
Price includes registration, lunch, t-shirt, draw prizes and a registration gift. Join us for this spectacular ride through the rolling hills of the Niagara Escarpment. Register @ Zone4.ca. Helmets are mandatory.