Bolton Camp Project

Imagine a town square where you can shop artisan markets, practice yoga, enjoy a theatre performance, take a photography class, eat a locally grown dinner with a friend or catch a movie under the stars.
Now imagine that all in your backyard.
THAT IS BOLTON CAMP.

Located in Caledon, 40 kilometres north of Toronto, the Bolton Camp site — once a much-loved overnight summer camp for low–income families — boasts 254 acres of green space, and a collection of more than 50 historic buildings.

Set against this natural backdrop, the new, redeveloped Bolton Camp will be designed as an adaptable space for a wide range of interests and events that encourage creativity, innovation and learning. This multi-faceted space will host pop-up retail shops, yoga classes, hike and bike camps, inter-generational cooking classes, outdoor festivals, maker spaces and more.

architectural rendering of new cafe at Bolton Camp


WHAT’S NEW

This summer, the Bolton Camp project was fortunate to engage a team of enthusiastic young interns under the auspices of a pilot program designed to open up new horizons for Indigenous Youth.

The program, developed collaboratively by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at University of Toronto, the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto and Great Lakes WaterworksWater Allies, offers participants the opportunity both to explore traditional teachings of the land, and to learn about potential career paths in fields such as architecture, urban design, conservation and filmmaking.

Indigenous youth work on model of Bolton Camp design

The four students — Miles Dziedzic, Avery Hill, Ella Kelly and Aron McVean — received guidance from experienced mentors, enjoyed a hands-on introduction to conservation field work, and accepted an exciting challenge: to develop new design concepts for part of the Bolton Camp site. The young team presented their designs, along with short films about the project, at the Daniels Faculty on August 16.

You can read more about the pilot program HERE.


 

Indigenous teens pose with Elder Whabagoon at eagle feather ceremony Eagle Feather Ceremony Honours Indigenous Youth Program Participants (10/31/2018) - This past summer four indigenous youth began a journey paving the way for generations to come. They named this journey Healing of a Flooded Valley. It was later translated into ...
Jumpstart Congratulates Inclusive Play Grant Recipients (8/1/2018) - TRCA’s redevelopment of Bolton Camp takes a major step forward with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities' inaugural Accessibility Grant of $1 million to Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation (formerly The Living ...
young women participate in Girls Can Too program Girls Can Too: Building Skills and Confidence (7/9/2018) - It's an ambitious undertaking intended to bring a host of social and cultural benefits to a community -- and it's already making an impact on the lives of young people. ...
architectural rendering of accessible baseball diamond at Bolton Camp Accessible Baseball Comes to Bolton Camp (6/25/2018) - On July 10, The Caledon Challenger Program, Bolton Braves Baseball Association, Jays Care Foundation, Town of Caledon and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) will formally open the Challenger Baseball Diamond at Bolton Camp: an accessible facility ...
Murray Stewart family celebrate new trail at Rotary Club Event Bolton Camp Trail Project Honours Longtime Rotary Club Member Murray Stewart (6/20/2018) - In the banner photo above, left to right: Sheila Paradi (daughter), Marnie Stewart, Murray and Lyndon Stewart (son) Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the Rotary Club of Bolton ...

NOTICE: Vandalism at Bolton Camp

In mid-March, during construction of the accessible Baseball Diamond, a series of vandalism incidents took place at Bolton Camp, causing extensive damage to a number of the important historical buildings in the upper camp area.

 

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is proud of the significant amount of work done by the many dedicated youth, volunteers and community partners that have led the charge to reimagine Bolton Camp as a place for everyone to enjoy. While these destructive incidents are disappointing, we recognize that they do not reflect the community as a whole, and remain steadfast in our commitment to see this worthwhile project to fruition, bringing the vision for a new Bolton Camp to reality and working to restore the damage done by the vandals.

 

Over the coming months, we plan to continue to engage the community in programs and activities at Bolton Camp that take steps towards achieving the vision for an open and inclusive Bolton Camp, while at the same time working with the OPP and local officials to identify the individuals responsible for these acts of senseless vandalism.

 

If you have any information about the recent acts of vandalism, please contact the Ontario Provincial Police Caledon Detachment at 905-584-2241.

 

Thank you.

 

 


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