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.
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 on Tuesday July 10 at 6:30 pm. To celebrate this milestone, Sportsnet will live-broadcast portions of a Challenger baseball game during their coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball game that evening.
This new accessible baseball diamond at Bolton Camp is the result of a partnership between the Caledon Challenger Program, Bolton Braves Baseball Association, the Town of Caledon and TRCA that provides a home in Caledon for the Challenger Baseball team, which provides opportunities for children and youth living with cognitive and/or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participating in baseball at a level structured to their abilities.
The opening of this new facility is a significant first step in TRCA’s redevelopment of Bolton Camp into a vital and vibrant community commons that provides a range of interesting and engaging programs and services for residents from across the Toronto region.
We are pleased to invite members of the community to come and join us at this free family event. To learn more and register, just click on the poster below.
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.
If you have a question about Bolton Camp, you can contact us directly using the form below.