Outdoor Camps

Give your kids an adventure to remember! Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) offers a wide variety of immersive outdoor camps designed to engage young minds and inspire creativity.

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TRCA Outdoor Camp Locations

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map of TRCA summer outdoor camp locations across the Greater Toronto Area

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SUMMER CAMPS

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Summer Camps at Albion Hills

Albion Hills Field Centre has been delivering overnight education and recreation programs for nearly 60 years, teaching children from the Greater Toronto Area about nature, adventure, leadership, and teamwork.

Our small-scale adventure camps allow for individual attention from Albion Hills’ experienced camp counselors and outdoor education specialists.

Our 2022 programming includes overnight camps in August for youngsters aged 9 to 12. Learn about our facility and amenities for overnight campers.

Albion Hills Field Centre is located at 16559 Humber Station Rd, Caledon East, ON L7E 3A5.

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summer camper at Albion Hills Field Centre uses dip net to search for aquatic life in local stream
youngsters enjoy outdoor adventures at Albion Hills Field Centre summer camp
youngsters explore the out-of-doors on mountain bikes during summer camp at Albion Hills Field Centre

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CAMP INFORMATION

Ages: Campers are cohorted by age into the following groups:
• Fireflies: Ages 5-7
• Chickadees: Ages 7-9
• Coyotes: Ages 9-12
Camp Hours: Day Camps:
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Overnight Camps:
Arrival Sunday after 3:00 p.m. and pick-up Friday by 5:00 p.m.
Extended Care: Day Camps:
Extended care is available from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Camp Fees:* Day Camps:
Register before February 22, 2022: $215/week
Register after February 22, 2022: $235/week
Overnight Camps:
Register before February 22, 2022: $700/week
Register after February 22, 2022: $720/week
*Conservation Parks Members: Please contact TRCA visitor services to get a 10% membership discount.
Extended Care Fees: FREE
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

CAMP SCHEDULE

July 4-8: AMAZING ANIMALS – Day Camp

Campers will learn about the different animal groups though hikes, games, and activities. Get your camper ready to embrace their animal instincts as they look for signs of animals, and learn about animal adaptations! Campers will cool off at Lakeview Splash Pad throughout the week.

AGES 5-7: FULL* BOOK AGES 7-9

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 11-15: FOREST STORIES – Day Camp

Once upon a time, the forest had a tale to tell. Your imaginative camper will love to experience nature through dramatic play, dance, yoga, song and storytelling. Campers will cool off at Lakeview Splash Pad throughout the week.

AGES 5-7: FULL* BOOK AGES 7-9

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 18-22: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL – Day Camp

Learn the skills needed to survive the wilderness! Campers will build a shelter from materials found in the forest, try orienteering, learn how to safely make a fire, and enjoy cedar tea. Campers will cool off at Lakeview Splash Pad throughout the week.

AGES 5-7: FULL* BOOK AGES 7-9

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 25-29: NATURE ART – Day Camp

Art is all around us! Campers will use nature as inspiration as they draw and sketch life in the forest, make earth art, paint natural items, and create natural sculptures out of found materials. Campers will cool off at Lakeview Splash Pad throughout the week.

AGES 5-7: FULL* BOOK AGES 7-9

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

AUGUST 7-12: ALBION ADVENTURE – Overnight Camp

For the overnight camper who loves to explore nature and try new things, this is an eclectic overnight camp experience with lots of time outside. Campers will soak up the sunny days on the forest and trails of the beautiful Albion Hills Conservation Area. Trail biking, one-night outdoor camping, swimming in the pool, catching crayfish in the creek and just being a kid are all part of this friendly, child-centered camp.

Learn about our facility and amenities for overnight campers

BOOK AGES 9-12

AUGUST 14-19: ALBION TRAILS – Overnight Camp

For campers who love being on two wheels and love being outside, this is an adventurous nature camp exploring the woods and trails on Albion’s fleet of fat-wheeled mountain bikes. Building fires, campouts and campfire cooking are all part of this welcoming and friendly camp. Campers should be comfortable and confident riding a bike, but do not need trail riding or mountain biking experience. Bikes are provided.

Learn about our facility and amenities for overnight campers

BOOK AGES 9-12

Summer Camps at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Imaginations come to life in the historic surroundings of Black Creek Pioneer Village, an authentic recreation of a 19th century rural Ontario community.

In groups of 10, campers will enjoy a safe and fun-filled experience in their very own private area of the Village!

Participants receive an information package upon registration to help them prepare for their adventure — including instructions for how to put together their own 1800s outfit, and how to pack lunches and snacks that would have been eaten long ago.

Black Creek Pioneer village is located at 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, ON M3J 2P3.

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summer campers play 19th century sports and games at Black Creek Pioneer Village
summer campers enjoy outdoor adventures at Black Creek Pioneer Village
summer camper plays baseball the old fashioned way at Black Creek Pioneer Village

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CAMP INFORMATION

Ages: 4-12
Camp Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Drop-off: 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Pick-up: 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Extended Care: Extended care is available from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Camp Fees: Register before February 22, 2022: $285/week
(Four-day camps: $224/week)
Register after February 22, 2022: $305/week
(Four-day camps: $244/week)
*Conservation Parks Members: Please contact TRCA visitor services to get a 10% membership discount.
Extended Care Fees: $75/week
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

CAMP SCHEDULE

July 4-8: SUMMER EXPLORERS

Explore Black Creek Pioneer Village gardens, meet the farm animals, get crafty, and even play Victorian baseball. This week has something for various interests!

 AGES 4-6: FULL*  AGES 7-10: FULL* BOOK AGES 9-12

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 11-15: PLANTS & ANIMALS

Get up close with all Black Creek Pioneer Village’s gardens and farm animals. Have fun digging in the soil and keeping our farmyard friends company!

 AGES 4-6: FULL*  AGES 7-10: FULL* BOOK AGES 9-12

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 18-22: CRAFTY CAMPERS

Get ready to use your hands! Practice craft skills popular long ago, including tie dying, weaving, and needlework. Ideal for campers who like to craft!

 AGES 4-6: FULL* BOOK AGES 7-10 BOOK AGES 9-12

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 25-29: GAMES OF THE PAST

Take part in a variety of active heritage games, and even create your own! Have a blast exploring the historic village during a fun-filled scavenger hunt. Ideal for the camper who likes to be active!

BOOK AGES 4-6 BOOK AGES 7-10  AGES 9-12: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 2-5: SUMMER EXPLORERS*

Explore Black Creek Pioneer Village gardens, meet the farm animals, get crafty, and even play Victorian baseball. This week has something for various interests!
*Four-day week.

BOOK AGES 4-6 BOOK AGES 7-10  AGES 9-12: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 8-12: PLANTS & ANIMALS

Get up close with all Black Creek Pioneer Village’s gardens and farm animals. Have fun digging in the soil and keeping our farmyard friends company!

 AGES 4-6: FULL* BOOK AGES 7-10 BOOK AGES 9-12

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 15-19: CRAFTY CAMPERS

Get ready to use your hands! Practice craft skills popular long ago, including tie dying, weaving, and needlework. Ideal for campers who like to craft!

BOOK AGES 4-6 BOOK AGES 7-10 BOOK AGES 9-12

August 22-26: GAMES OF THE PAST

Take part in a variety of active heritage games, and even create your own! Have a blast exploring the historic village during a fun-filled scavenger hunt. Ideal for the camper who likes to be active!

 AGES 4-6: FULL* BOOK AGES 7-10

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 22-26: TEEN WEEK

Discover what goes on behind the scenes at a living history museum. Engage in traditional camp fun and help plan and run an activity for younger campers. Ideal for those interested in being a future CIT!

BOOK AGES 11-14

August 29-September 2: SUMMER EXPLORERS

Explore Black Creek Pioneer Village gardens, meet the farm animals, get crafty, and even play Victorian baseball. This week has something for various interests!

BOOK AGES 4-6 BOOK AGES 7-10 BOOK AGES 9-12

Summer Camps at Claireville

Claireville Conservation Area is located at 8180 Regional Road 50, Brampton, ON L6T 0A6.

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camper discovers the diversity of insect life on an outdoor summer camp adventure at Claireville Conservation Area
camper explores a stream on an outdoor summer camp adventure at Claireville Conservation Area
campers explore meadow on a summer camp adventure at Claireville Conservation Area

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CAMP INFORMATION

Ages: Campers are cohorted by age into the following groups:
• Bumblebees: Ages 4-5
• Chickadees: Ages 5-6
• Fireflies: Ages 6-7
• Cicadas: Ages 7-9
• Coyotes: Ages 9-11
Camp Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Extended Care: Extended care is available from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Camp Fees:* Ages 4-5
Register before February 22, 2022: $274/week
Register after February 22, 2022: $294/week
(Four-day camps: $216-$236/week)
Ages 5-11
Register before February 22, 2022: $264/week
Register after February 22, 2022: $284/week
(Four-day camps: $206-$226/week)
*Conservation Parks Members: Please contact TRCA visitor services to get a 10% membership discount.
Extended Care Fees: $100/week
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

CAMP SCHEDULE

July 4-8: AMAZING ANIMALS

Campers will learn about the different animal groups through hikes, games, and activities. Get your camper ready to embrace their animal instincts as they look for signs of animals and learn about animal adaptations!

BOOK AGES 4-5 BOOK AGES 5-6 BOOK AGES 6-7 BOOK AGES 7-9 BOOK AGES 9-11

July 11-15: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Learn the skills needed to survive the wilderness! Campers will build a shelter from materials found in the forest, learn how to safely make a fire, and enjoy cedar tea!

BOOK AGES 4-5 BOOK AGES 5-6 BOOK AGES 6-7 BOOK AGES 7-9 BOOK AGES 9-11

July 18-22: NATURE HEROES

Let’s save the planet! Your child will learn how nature influenced superheroes, discover real life superpowers that different plants and animals have, and learn ways that they can help mother earth.

BOOK AGES 4-5 BOOK AGES 5-6 BOOK AGES 6-7 BOOK AGES 7-9 BOOK AGES 9-11

July 25-29: ART IN NATURE

Get creative in the woods! Campers will use nature as inspiration as they draw and sketch life in the forest, make earth art, paint landscapes, and create clay sculptures.

BOOK AGES 4-5 BOOK AGES 5-6 BOOK AGES 6-7 BOOK AGES 7-9 BOOK AGES 9-11

August 2-5: FOREST MAGIC*

Take a closer look at the magic the forest has to offer! Campers will make their own wands, learn to make nature potions, create stories about magical creatures, and use the forest as a backdrop for mystery and magic!
*Four-day week.

BOOK AGES 4-5 BOOK AGES 5-6 BOOK AGES 6-7 BOOK AGES 7-9 BOOK AGES 9-11

August 8-12: FOREST EXPLORERS

Get ready for an adventure into the forest! Campers will explore the 848 hectare property of Claireville Conservation Area, learn how to navigate a map, and discover the hidden ponds and secret woods that many animals call home. Exploration and adventure await!

BOOK AGES 4-5 BOOK AGES 5-6 BOOK AGES 6-7 BOOK AGES 7-9 BOOK AGES 9-11

August 15-19: LITTLE CREATURES CAMP

Insects and frogs, and salamaders, oh my! Campers will learn about the small but mighty animals that live among us! Using tools like dipnets and magnifying glasses we’ll take a closer look and gain a new appreciation for their incredible diversity and amazing adaptations.

BOOK AGES 4-5 BOOK AGES 5-6 BOOK AGES 6-7 BOOK AGES 7-9 BOOK AGES 9-11

August 22-26: ANIMAL CAMP

Campers will learn about the different animal groups though hikes, games, and activities. Get your camper ready to embrace their animal instincts as they look for signs of animals, and learn about animal adaptations!

BOOK AGES 4-5 BOOK AGES 5-6 BOOK AGES 6-7 BOOK AGES 7-9 BOOK AGES 9-11

August 29-September 2: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Learn the skills needed to survive the wildreness! Campers will build a shelter from materials found in the forest, learn how to safely make a fire, and enjoy cedar tea!

BOOK AGES 4-5 BOOK AGES 5-6 BOOK AGES 6-7 BOOK AGES 7-9 BOOK AGES 9-11

Summer Camps at Claremont

Your kids will enjoy an unforgettable outdoor experience at Claremont Nature Centre, located on a beautiful 160-hectare property in Durham Region.

Our 2022 programming includes overnight camps.

Claremont Nature Centre is located at 4290 Westney Road North, Pickering, ON L0C 1A0.

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summer campers go for a hike at Claremont Nature Centre
summer campers sit by campfire at Claremont Nature Centre
summer campers examine monarch butterfly at Claremont Nature Centre

READ OUR COVID-19 FAQs FOR PARENTS

CAMP INFORMATION

Ages: Campers are cohorted by age into the following groups:
• Bumblebees: Ages 4-5
• Fireflies: Ages 5-7
• Cicadas: Ages 7-9
• Arachnids: Ages 9-12
• Leaders in Training (LIT): Ages 12-15*
*Select weeks only
Camp Hours: Day Camps:
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Overnight Camps:
Arrival Sunday after 3:00 p.m. and pick-up Friday by 5:00 p.m. (except where noted)
Extended Care: Day Camps:
Extended care is available from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Camp Fees:* Day Camps:
Register before February 22, 2022: $240/week
Register after February 22, 2022: $260/week
(Four-day camps: $188-$208/week)
Overnight Camps:
Register before February 22, 2022: $700+HST/week
Register after February 22, 2022: $720+HST/week
(Three-day camps: $300-$320+HST/week)
*Conservation Parks Members: Please contact TRCA visitor services to get a 10% membership discount.
Extended Care Fees: $60/week
(Four-day camps: $48/week)
Hot Lunch for Day Campers: $35/week
(Four-day camps: $28/week)
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

CAMP SCHEDULE

July 4-8: AMAZING ANIMALS – Day Camp

Campers will learn about the different animal groups though hikes, games, and activities. Get your camper ready to embrace their animal instincts as they look for signs of animals, and learn about animal adaptations!

AGES 4-5: FULL*   AGES 5-7: FULL*  
AGES 7-9: FULL*   AGES 9-12: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 11-15: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL – Day Camp

Learn the skills needed to survive the wilderness! Campers will build a shelter from materials found in the forest, learn how to safely make a fire, and enjoy cedar tea!

AGES 4-5: FULL*   AGES 5-7: FULL*  
AGES 7-9: FULL*   AGES 9-12: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 10-15: ADVENTURE AWAY – Overnight Camp

Give your child the opportunity to make the 400 acres of Claremont Nature Centre their home for a week! Let the forest, stream, and meadow become their backyard, and let their interests and passions guide the day as they learn new skills and take part in traditional camp activities. They will build community, connect with the land, and adventure away in this immersive overnight camp!

BOOK AGES 9-12

July 18-22: SPY CAMP – Day Camp

Campers will spend the week learning to supercharge their senses and spy on nature. During the camp they will learn about tracking animals, using binoculars, camouflage, moving silently, and spying into the secret lives of animals.

AGES 4-5: FULL*   AGES 5-7: FULL*  
AGES 7-9: FULL*   AGES 9-12: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 17-22: ADVENTURE AWAY – Overnight Camp

Give your child the opportunity to make the 400 acres of Claremont Nature Centre their home for a week! Let the forest, stream, and meadow become their backyard, and let their interests and passions guide the day as they learn new skills and take part in traditional camp activities. They will build community, connect with the land, and adventure away in this immersive overnight camp!

BOOK AGES 9-12

July 25-29: NATURE ART – Day Camp

Art is all around us! Campers will use nature as inspiration as they draw and sketch life in the forest, make earth art, paint natural items, and create clay sculptures from clay dug from the pristine Duffins Creek.

 AGES 4-5: FULL*  AGES 5-7: FULL*  
AGES 7-9: FULL*   AGES 9-12: FULL*  

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 24-29: ADVENTURE AWAY – Overnight Camp (Leaders in Training)

Give your child the opportunity to make the 400 acres of Claremont Nature Centre their home for a week as they gain independence and build leadership and teamwork skills! Let the forest, stream, and meadow become their backyard as they partake in traditional camp activities while being challenged to learn about different leadership and communication styles. Campers will enjoy adventures of their own, as well as develop and lead activities for our youngest day campers. They will build community, connect with the land, and adventure away in this immersive overnight Leaders in Training camp!

BOOK AGES 12-15

August 2-5: FOREST MAGIC* – Day Camp

Take a closer look at the magic the forest has to offer! Campers will make their own wands, learn to make nature potions, create stories about magical creatures, and use the forest as a backdrop for mystery and magic!
*Four-day week.

AGES 4-5: FULL*   AGES 5-7: FULL* 
 AGES 7-9: FULL* BOOK AGES 9-12

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 2-4: INTRO TO OVERNIGHTS – Overnight Camp

This mini overnight camp is the perfect opportunity for our younger adventurers to trial sleeping in a bunk bed, having home cooked meals with friends, exploring the forest and stream by day, and cozying up by the campfire at night! Campers will learn new skills and participate in traditional camp games while gaining confidence and independence. They will build community, connect with the land, and adventure away!

PLEASE NOTE TIMES: Arrival Tuesday after 5:00 p.m. and pick up Thursday by 7:00 p.m.

AGES 7-9: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 8-12: NATURE SUPERHEROES – Day Camp

Let’s save the planet! Your child will learn how nature influenced superheroes, discover real life superpowers that different plants and animals have, and learn ways that they can help mother earth.

AGES 4-5: FULL*   AGES 5-7: FULL*  
AGES 7-9: FULL*   AGES 9-12: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 15-19: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL – Day Camp

Learn the skills needed to survive the wilderness! Campers will build a shelter from materials found in the forest, learn how to safely make a fire, and enjoy cedar tea!

AGES 4-5: FULL*  AGES 5-7: FULL*
AGES 7-9: FULL* AGES 9-12: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 15-19: LEADERS IN TRAINING – Day Camp

Join a fun filled week of summer camp adventure while building leadership and teamwork skills. Leaders in Training (LIT) campers ages 12-15 will work together as a team to complete challenges, learn about different leadership styles, and develop and lead activities for our youngest campers — giving them real-world leadership experience! Campers will also experience our low ropes course, relax in the stream, and participate in fun traditional camp activities. Be active, feel great, and experience a new adventure every day!

BOOK AGES 12-15

August 22-26: CREATIVITY CAMP – Day Camp

Let’s get innovative! Campers will think outside the box as they complete challenges, re-create common items from natural materials, and make their own new creations in this week full of experiments, art, and building!

BOOK AGES 4-5     AGES 5-7: FULL*
AGES 7-9: FULL* AGES 9-12: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 29-September 2: SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP – Day Camp

Campers will set up a “home base”, learn navigation techniques, and roast marshmallows in between finding their own adventures in the woods, streams, and meadows of the Claremont Nature Centre!

 BOOK AGES 4-5  BOOK AGES 5-7
AGES 7-9: FULL*   AGES 9-12: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

Summer Camps at Kortright

Summer nature day camp at Kortright Centre for Conservation is for children who like nature and spending time outdoors. Each week of camp has a new theme, so you can come for just a week or stay for the whole summer.

Our 2022 programming includes leadership camps for youngsters ages 12-14 and 14-16.

Kortright Centre for Conservation is located at 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6.

MAP + DIRECTIONS

campers participate in summer Leaders in Training program outdoor activities
summer camper enjoys outdoor adventure at Kortright Centre
summer camper discovers the magic of the forest at Kortright Centre

READ OUR COVID-19 FAQs FOR PARENTS

CAMP INFORMATION

Ages: Campers are cohorted by age into the following groups:
• Bumblebees: Ages 4-5
• Chickadees: Ages 6-7
• Fireflies: Ages 7-8
• Cicadas: Ages 8-9
• Coyotes: Ages 9-11
• Leadership Adventures (LAs): Ages 12-14*
• Leaders in Training (LITs): Ages 14-16*
*Select weeks only
Camp Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Extended Care: Extended care is available from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Camp Fees:* Ages 4-5
Register before February 22, 2022: $274/week
Register after February 22, 2022: $294/week
(Four-day camps: $216-$236/week)
Ages 6-14
Register before February 22, 2022: $264/week
Register after February 22, 2022: $284/week
(Four-day camps: $206-$226/week)
Ages 14-16
Register before February 22, 2022: $568/two-week session
Register after February 22, 2022: $588/two-week session
*Conservation Parks Members: Please contact TRCA visitor services to get a 10% membership discount.
Extended Care Fees: $100/week
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

CAMP SCHEDULE

July 4-8: AMAZING ANIMALS

Learn about the many different types of insects, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians that call Kortright home! In this animal focused program all the activities, crafts and games will be related to learning more about animal behavior, adaptations and sense through fun, hands-on activities.

AGES 4-5: FULL* AGES 6-7: FULL* BOOK AGES 7-8 BOOK AGES 8-9 AGES 9-11: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 11-15: NATURE HEROES

After coming up with their Hero Alias and special power, your child will learn how nature influenced superheroes, discover real life superpowers that different plants and animals have, and ways they can help save the planet!

AGES 4-5: FULL* AGES 6-7: FULL* BOOK AGES 7-8 BOOK AGES 8-9 BOOK AGES 9-11

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 11-15: LEADERSHIP ADVENTURE

Join a fun filled week of summer camp adventure while buidling leadership skills and teamwork. Campers will begin to develop skills they can use in future Leaders In Training (LIT) programs as well as early job skills all while participating in fun traditional camp activities. Be active, feel great and experience a new adventure every day!

BOOK AGES 12-14

July 18-22: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Learn the skills needed to survive the wilderness! Campers will build a shelter from materials found in the forest, learn how to safely make a fire, and enjoy cedar tea!

AGES 4-5: FULL* AGES 6-7: FULL* AGES 7-8: FULL* BOOK AGES 8-9 AGES 9-11: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 25-29: FOREST MAGIC

Take a closer look at the magic the forest has to offer! Campers will make their own wand, learn to make nature potions, look for, design or create stories about magical creatures, and use the forest as a backdrop for mystery and magic!

AGES 4-5: FULL* BOOK AGES 6-7 BOOK AGES 7-8 BOOK AGES 8-9 BOOK AGES 9-11

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 2-5: NATURE HEROES*

After coming up with their Hero Alias and special power, your child will learn how nature influenced superheroes, discover real life superpowers that different plants and animals have, and ways they can help save the planet!

*Four-day week.

BOOK AGES 4-5 BOOK AGES 6-7 BOOK AGES 7-8 BOOK AGES 8-9 BOOK AGES 9-11

August 8-12: AMAZING ANIMALS

Learn about the many different types of insects, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians that call Kortright home! In this animal focused program all the activities, crafts and games will be related to learning more about animal behavior, adaptations and sense through fun, hands-on activities.

AGES 4-5: FULL* BOOK AGES 6-7 BOOK AGES 7-8 BOOK AGES 8-9 BOOK AGES 9-11

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 15-19: ART IN NATURE

Mask making, painting, music and traditional summer camp activities are all a part of this creative week. No experience necessary to participate.

AGES 4-5: FULL* BOOK AGES 6-7 AGES 7-8: FULL* BOOK AGES 8-9 AGES 9-11: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 15-19: LEADERSHIP ADVENTURE

Join a fun filled week of summer camp adventure while buidling leadership skills and teamwork. Campers will begin to develop skills they can use in future Leaders In Training (LIT) programs as well as early job skills all while participating in fun traditional camp activities. Be active, feel great and experience a new adventure every day!

BOOK AGES 12-14

August 15-26*: LEADERS IN TRAINING

Train for a job in outdoor recreation and more! Through progressive leadership activities, exercises and group tasks, campers are given opportunities to excel in a leadership capacity. Use our low ropes course, learn leadership strategies, meet new friends and participate on an overnight camping experience at one of our conservation areas.

*Excluding weekend of August 20-21.

BOOK AGES 14-16

August 22-26: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Learn the skills needed to survive the wilderness! Campers will build a shelter from materials found in the forest, learn how to safely make a fire, and enjoy cedar tea!

AGES 4-5: FULL* BOOK AGES 6-7 BOOK AGES 7-8 BOOK AGES 8-9 AGES 9-11: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 29-September 2: FOREST MAGIC

Take a closer look at the magic the forest has to offer! Campers will make their own wand, learn to make nature potions, look for, design or create stories about magical creatures, and use the forest as a backdrop for mystery and magic!

BOOK AGES 4-5 BOOK AGES 6-7 BOOK AGES 7-8 BOOK AGES 8-9 BOOK AGES 9-11

Summer Camps at Lake St. George

Make it a summer to remember for your kids at TRCA’s Lake St. George Field Centre, located on a picturesque 120-hectare site on the ecologically significant Oak Ridges Moraine. We offer a wide variety of engaging outdoor experiences designed to appeal to all interests and experience levels.

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in waterfront programming on a sheltered inland lake, including canoeing and taking a solar powered pontoon boat ride under the care of certified Ontario Recreational Canoe Kayak Association (ORCKA) instructors, NLS certified lifeguards, and Transport Canada certified vessel operators. All safety equipment will be provided.

Lake St. George Field Centre is located at 950 Bethesda Side Rd, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3G2.

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summer camper explores the forest at Lake St George Field Centre
summer campers learn to build a shelter in wilderness survival program at Lake St George Field Centre
summer camper creates nature art at Lake St George Field Centre

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CAMP INFORMATION

Ages: Campers are cohorted by age into the following groups:
• Bumblebees: Ages 4-5
• Fireflies: Ages 5-7
• Cicadas: Ages 7-9
• Arachnids: Ages 9-12
Camp Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Extended Care: Extended care is available from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Camp Fees:* Register before February 22, 2022: $240/week
Register after February 22, 2022: $260/week
(Four-day camps: $188-$208/week)
*Conservation Parks Members: Please contact TRCA visitor services to get a 10% membership discount.
Extended Care Fees: $60/week
(Four-day camps: $48/week)
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

CAMP SCHEDULE

July 4-8: NATURE ENGINEERS

During this week, we will examine some of nature’s most amazing engineers, like the beaver, wasp, and robin. Campers will also build their own structures using natural materials!

 AGES 4-5: FULL*  AGES 5-7: FULL*
 AGES 7-9: FULL*  AGES 9-12: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 11-15: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Learn the skills needed to survive the wilderness! Campers will build a shelter from materials found in the forest, learn how to safely make a fire, and enjoy cedar tea!

 AGES 4-5: FULL*  AGES 5-7: FULL*
 AGES 7-9: FULL*  AGES 9-12: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 18-22: OUTDOOR EXPLORERS

Campers will learn and practice their outdoor and navigation skills. Fire building, shelter building, knot tying, and rope work will all be part of this exciting camp.

 AGES 4-5: FULL*  AGES 5-7: FULL*
AGES 7-9: FULL*  AGES 9-12: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 25-29: ART IN NATURE

Create works of art in nature and with nature! Drawing inspiration from the land, we will paint, sculpt, sketch, make music, natural dyes, forest wands and more!

 AGES 4-5: FULL*  AGES 5-7: FULL*
 AGES 7-9: FULL*  AGES 9-12: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 2-5: FOREST MAGIC*

Take a closer look at the magic the forest has to offer! Campers will make their own wands, learn to make nature potions, create stories about magical creatures, and use the forest as a backdrop for mystery and magic!

*Four-day week.

 AGES 4-5: FULL*  AGES 5-7: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 8-12: NATURE ENGINEERS

During this week, we will examine some of nature’s most amazing engineers, like the beaver, wasp, and robin. Campers will also build their own structures using natural materials!

 AGES 4-5: FULL*  AGES 5-7: FULL*
 AGES 7-9: FULL* BOOK AGES 9-12

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 15-19: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Learn the skills needed to survive the wilderness! Campers will build a shelter from materials found in the forest, learn how to safely make a fire, and enjoy cedar tea!

 AGES 4-5: FULL*  AGES 5-7: FULL*
 AGES 7-9: FULL*  AGES 7-9: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 22-26: OUTDOOR EXPLORERS

Campers will learn and practice their outdoor and navigation skills. Fire building, shelter building, knot tying, and rope work will all be part of this exciting camp.

 AGES 4-5: FULL*  AGES 5-7: FULL*
 AGES 7-9: FULL* AGES 9-12: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 29-September 2: ART IN NATURE

Create works of art in nature and with nature! Drawing inspiration from the land, we will paint, sculpt, sketch, make music, natural dyes, forest wands, and more!

 AGES 4-5: FULL*  AGES 5-7: FULL*
 AGES 7-9: FULL* BOOK AGES 9-12

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

Summer Camps at Tommy Thompson Park

Your child will love exploring the urban wilderness of Tommy Thompson Park this summer!

Five days of discovering our city’s animal and plant life among wetlands and meadows. Campers will investigate insects, become nature experts, get creative with nature art, and discover their inner birder.

Our 2022 programming include Leaders in Training opportunities for ages 14-17.

Tommy Thompson Park is located at 1 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON M4M 3M2.

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summer campers explore wetland at Tommy Thompson Park
summer camper enjoys outdoor adventure at Tommy Thompson Park
summer campers enjoy outdoor adventures at Tommy Thompson Park

READ OUR COVID-19 FAQs FOR PARENTS

CAMP INFORMATION

Ages: 7-11
Leaders in Training: 14-17
Camp Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Extended Care: Extended care is available from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Camp Fees:* Register before February 22, 2022: $250/week
Register after February 22, 2022: $270/week
Leaders in Training:
Register before February 22, 2022: $460/two-week session
Register after February 22, 2022: $490/two-week session
*Conservation Parks Members: Please contact TRCA visitor services to get a 10% membership discount.
Extended Care Fees: $80/week
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

CAMP SCHEDULE

July 4-8 | July 11-15: INCREDIBLE INSECTS … AND MORE

Micro wildlife thrives in Toronto’s wilderness spaces! These are the insects, arachnids, and other tiny creatures who are essential for healthy habitats. During Incredible Insects camps, campers will learn about the insects (and more!) that live among wildflowers, in trees, and even in the water!

Using tools like dipnets, magnifying glasses, and microscopes, we’ll take a close look at the Leslie Street Spit’s smaller residents and gain a new appreciation for their incredible diversity.

JULY 4-8: FULL* JULY 11-15: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

July 18-22 | July 25-29: ART ON THE SPIT

Let’s get creative! During our Art on The Spit camps, campers will draw inspiration from nature found within Tommy Thompson Park to draw and sketch, create their own ephemeral art, practice photography skills, and more!

We’ll hone our artistic skills and learn how to view the natural world from new perspectives.

JULY 18-22: FULL* JULY 25-29: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 8-12 | August 15-19: BECOME A NATURE EXPERT

There’s always more to discover about the natural world. During our Become a Nature Expert camps, we will focus on learning about Tommy Thompson Park’s flora and fauna (plants and animals).

Campers will refine their identification skills and explore the relationships between organisms in their natural communities. We will also give back to nature by performing acts of stewardship, helping the local wildlife thrive! To attend, all you need is a love of nature.

AUGUST 8-12: FULL* AUGUST 15-19: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

August 22-26 | August 29-September 2: BIRDS IN THE CITY

Tommy Thompson Park is a birding hotspot! During our Birds in the City camps, campers will discover the bird species that call The Spit home. We’ll explore for birds, learn about bird calls, and visit the Bird Research Station to see birds up close before they’re released.

Campers will be provided with binoculars and field guides to use during the camp week.

AUGUST 22-26: FULL* AUG 29-SEPT 2: FULL*

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

LEADERS IN TRAINING PROGRAM
July 18- 29 | August 8-19 | August 22-September 2

The Leaders in Training (LIT) Program provides youth ages 14-17 with an opportunity to develop leadership skills in a beautiful wilderness day camp setting.

summer campers take part in Leaders in Training program at Tommy Thompson Park

In this two-week* program, LIT campers will participate in leadership training sessions while also helping with Nature Camp on The Spit activities for younger campers. The progression through the two weeks will shift from active observation to direct experience leading camp activities.

Spaces are limited, ensuring that participants will have meaningful growth experiences through the program.

*Excluding weekends.

JULY 18-29: FULL* AUG 8-19: FULL* BOOK AUG 22-SEPT 2

* This camp is sold out. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
(Please note: if you would like to add more than one child to a waiting list, you will need to complete a form for each child.)

 

MARCH BREAK CAMPS

March Break Camp at Claireville

Get your kids outside this March Break at Claireville Conservation Area.

Campers will be immersed in nature, looking for signs of animal life, making nature crafts, and exploring our 800-hectare property!

Claireville Conservation Area is located at 8180 Regional Road 50, Brampton, ON L6T 0A6.

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student enjoys March Break camp at Claireville Conservation Area
March Break campers explore the forest at Claireville Conservation Area
students enjoy March Break camp at Claireville Conservation Area

READ OUR COVID-19 FAQs FOR PARENTS

CAMP INFORMATION

Camp Dates: Monday March 14 to Friday March 18, 2022
Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Camp Fees: · $60.00 per day
· $250 for the full week
Ages: Ages 4 to 10
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT.
Please contact vservices@trca.ca if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.

March Break Camp at Claremont

Come on an outdoor adventure with us! We will learn a variety of fun skills such as tracking, foraging and making our own forts in this active, fun-filled camp!

Claremont Nature Centre is located at 4290 Westney Road North, Pickering, ON L0C 1A0.

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student enjoys outdoor adventure at March Break camp at Claremont Nature Centre
student enjoys outdoor adventure at March Break camp at Claremont Nature Centre

READ OUR COVID-19 FAQs FOR PARENTS

CAMP INFORMATION

Ages: Campers are cohorted by age into the following groups:
• Fireflies: Ages 5-7
• Cicadas: Ages 7-9
• Arachnids: Ages 9-12
Camp Dates: Monday March 14 to Friday March 18, 2022
Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Camp Fees: $260 for the full week
Hot lunch available: $35/week
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT.
Please contact vservices@trca.ca if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.

 

PA DAY CAMPS

 

PA Day Camps at Claireville

Come to Claireville Conservation Area on your PA Day and explore the world of The Nature School.

Students will enjoy the benefits of a day spent outdoors where nature becomes the classroom. This child-led approach to learning is exploratory, inquiry based, fun, and unhurried.

Claireville Conservation Area is located at 8180 Regional Road 50, Brampton, ON L6T 0A6.

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students spend a winter PA day exploring the forest at Claireville Conservation Area
students enjoy outdoor activities during a PA day camp at Claireville Conservation Area

READ OUR COVID-19 FAQs FOR PARENTS

CAMP INFORMATION

Camp Dates: Monday June 6
Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Camp Fees: $60.00 per day
Ages: 4 to 10
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

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PA Day Camps at Kortright

Come to Kortright Centre for Conservation on your PA Day and explore the world of The Nature School.

Students will enjoy the benefits of a day spent outdoors where nature becomes the classroom. This child-led approach to learning is exploratory, inquiry based, fun and unhurried.

Kortright Centre for Conservation is located at 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6.

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students explore forest during PA day camp at Kortright Centre for Conservation
students explore trail during PA day camp at Kortright Centre for Conservation

READ OUR COVID-19 FAQs FOR PARENTS

CAMP INFORMATION

Camp Dates: · Friday February 4, 2022
· Thursday June 2, 2022
Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Camp Fees: $60.00 per day
Ages: 4 to 10
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

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RIVERSONG PROGRAM FOR GIRLS

Riversong at Claremont: Weekends

2022 WINTER/SPRING DATES JUST ADDED!

Riversong is a program for girls who love running in the woods, connecting with nature, and forging new relationships. The program runs over the course of five Saturdays in the forest surrounding Claremont Nature Centre.

Come get a little muddy, hike a little farther, and sing a little louder with Riversong!

Claremont Nature Centre is located at 4290 Westney Road North, Pickering, ON L0C 1A0.

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girls take part in River Song program at Claremont Nature Centre
River Song program participants walk under umbrella through a forest in the rain at Claremont Nature Centre
girls take part in River Song program at Claremont Nature Centre

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CAMP INFORMATION

Camp Dates: · Saturday February 5, 2022
· Saturday February 19, 2022
· Saturday March 5, 2022
· Saturday March 19, 2022
· Saturday April 2, 2022
Camp Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Camp Fees: $225.00 for five sessions
Ages: 7 to 15
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

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FOREST EXPLORERS PROGRAM

Forest Explorers at Claremont: Weekends
(Co-ed Program)

2022 WINTER/SPRING DATES JUST ADDED!

Get in touch with your wild side!

Participants in this co-ed program will play games in a pine plantation, build shelters, learn about survival skills, and use natural items to bring their imagination to life — all while exploring the forest at Claremont Nature Centre!

Claremont Nature Centre is located at 4290 Westney Road North, Pickering, ON L0C 1A0.

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students enjoy Forest Explorers program at Claremont Nature Centre
student enjoys outdoor adventures during Forest Explorers program at Claremont Nature Centre
students explore trail during Forest Explorers program at Claremont Nature Centre

READ OUR COVID-19 FAQs FOR PARENTS

CAMP INFORMATION

Camp Dates: · Saturday February 5, 2022
· Saturday February 19, 2022
· Saturday March 5, 2022
· Saturday March 19, 2022
· Saturday April 2, 2022
Camp Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Camp Fees: $225.00 for five sessions
Ages: 7 to 12
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

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TRCA Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests received by TRCA more than 14 days before the start of the camp program will receive a 75% refund of the relevant program fees paid. Cancellation requests received by TRCA less than 14 days before the start of the camp program do not qualify for a refund. Please contact us in cases of sickness prior to the program so we can be in touch about rescheduling or refunding. Rescheduling is subject to availability. There is no refund for camp days missed or children opting not to participate in activities. Cancellation requests must be received in writing by email to vservices@trca.ca. Minimum registration numbers required for camp to operate. In the event TRCA must cancel the camp due to low registration or government order, a full refund will be issued.

COVID-19 FAQs FOR PARENTS

VIEW TRCA’s COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR DAY CAMPS

Will social distancing be practiced indoors?
Yes, whenever possible. Most of the day will be spent outside. When program participants move inside, they will follow clearly signed pathways through buildings to ensure they remain 2m from other people in the building. Only the entrance door will be unlocked, to further prevent entry in non-designated entry points. Designated indoor learning and programming areas will remain closed to the public.

Will face coverings be required indoors? Outdoors?
Staff and participants in grade 1 and up will be required to wear face coverings while indoors, and outdoors when social distancing cannot be practiced. Children in grade SK and under will be encouraged to wear masks.

If the group moves indoors, will changes be made to keep staff and participants safe?
The indoor location will only be opened to a few select guided programs led by staff familiar with our COVID-19 protocols during business hours. Increased sanitization schedules that focus on high-touch surfaces and include a weekly deep cleaning are part of our COVID-19 mitigation operational plan.

Most designated learning areas are only accessible to a specific cohort. In some instances, two cohorts may occupy their own designated area within a larger space. Every learning areas is cleaned and sanitized between cohorts. Areas that have tight quarters (stairwells and hallways for example) will have one-directional travel with signage.

How frequently will high-touch surfaces be sanitized?
A minimum of two times daily, with a deep clean occurring once a week.

How frequently will children be made to wash their hands?
There will be an increased emphasis on hand washing. There will be several sanitizing stations located in and around the program areas ready for use when soap and water is unavailable or impractical. Program leaders will ensure all participants are shown the proper hand washing and hand sanitizing procedures.

Will there be any screening protocols in place?
At the beginning of each day, parents/guardians will be asked to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire on behalf of their child.

What will the illness policy be?
Program participants must stay home if the participants or any of their family members in the same household have one or more of the following symptoms or situations:

  • Currently experiencing any of these symptoms:
    • Fever and/or chills
    • Cough or barking cough (croup)
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sore throat
    • Difficulty swallowing
    • Runny or stuffy/congested nose
    • Decrease or loss of taste or smell
    • Pink eye
    • Headache
    • Digestive issues like nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain
    • Muscle aches
    • Extreme tiredness
    • Falling down often
  • Live with a person currently experiencing any new COVID-19 symptoms and/or waiting for test results after experiencing symptoms.
  • In the last 14 days, you or anyone you live with travelled outside of Canada. If exempt from quarantine requirements (for example, an essential worker who crosses the Canada-U.S. border regularly for work), select “No”.
  • In the last 14 days, you have been identified as a “close contact” of someone who currently has COVID-19.
  • A doctor, health care provider, or public health unit has told you that you should currently be isolating (staying at home).
  • In the last 14 days, you have received a COVID Alert exposure notification on your cell phone. If you already went for a test and got a negative result, select “No”.
  • Have a member in their family who has any of the above symptoms

Any participant experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, even if mild, must stay home. The use of a mask is not an acceptable measure to attend programs for those who are symptomatic.

In cases where a participant develops symptoms of COVID-19 while attending a program, we will contact the participant’s parent or guardian to pick up their child immediately and contact the local public health unit for further direction.

What if a family member that lives with the child has symptoms?
All household contacts of symptomatic individuals are required to quarantine. Therefore, any program participant or any staff with a member of their household who has new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19 must stay at home.

After a period of illness, how long before I can send my child back to the program?
We will follow the most current guidelines of the local public health unit.

If someone else in my household has symptoms, do I need to keep my child home from the program?
Yes. Please refer to above illness policy. This policy is subject to change, and we will follow the most current guidelines of the local public health unit.

In the event of a positive test within the school, camp or program participant population will everyone be required to be tested? Will there be a shutdown period?
We will inform the local public health unit and follow their recommendations.