Nature is Best

The 2022 Nature is Best Summer Passport Program has ended. Please subscribe to this page to be the first to know when the 2023 program launches.

Kids and families in Brantford and the County of Brant are invited to participate in the free Healthy Kids Nature is Best Summer Passport program. The program runs in July and August 2022 and encourages children and their families and friends to get outside, be active and participate in outdoor programming for the chance to win cool prizes.

Activities include cycling/walking on a trail, playing in a splash pad, visiting local playgrounds, building a bird feeder or a nature fort, and much more. There is also a variety of outdoor programming including, Movies in the Park, Music in the Square, Character Meet and Greet and more. Kids can participate in as many activities as they want towards completing each passport for July and August. The full list of activities can be found by downloading the printable passports below or picking up a physical copy at Brantford City Hall, EarlyON Centres, Brantford Community Recreation Centres, and Brant Sports Complex. There are also a number of outdoor programs available through the Healthy Kids calendar.

Participants are invited to submit photos of them completing the activities in the July and August passports for the chance to win prizes! Each submission will be automatically entered into a draw for the chance to win the grand prize, a $50.00 Walmart gift card, as well as one of three Healthy Kids swag bags valued at $25.00 for each month.

Printable summer passports

Benefits of being in nature

There are many benefits of being in nature including the following.

  • Improve quality of sleep
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Encourages creativity
  • Increases cognitive, coping and problem solving skills
  • Increases social skills
  • If keeps you youthful
  • You feel happier
  • Improved concentration
  • You absorb Vitamin D better
  • Strengthens your immune system
  • It brightens your mood

View the Healthy Kids Calendar