Albion Hills Field Centre

With nearly 60 years of experience in environmental education, Albion Hills Field Centre is a beautiful experiential learning facility nestled within a scenic conservation park in Caledon, ON.

Interested in booking a trip to Albion Hills Field Centre?
Contact vservices@trca.ca.

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School Field Trips

two girls on school field trip at Albion Hills Field Centre

Visit Albion Hills Field Centre for an immersive outdoor education field trip. The great outdoors is calling – and it’s only a short drive away!

An overnight field trip is a perfect way for students to bond, make memories, learn through hands-on experiences, and explore curriculum that can’t be taught in the classroom.

Overnight trips are taught by Ontario-certified teachers following the provincial curriculum, align with OPASSE, and are accredited by the Ontario Camps Association.

To check out the facilities and learn more, view About Us and read our FAQs.

EXPLORE & BOOK OUR SCHOOL PROGRAMS

PROGRAM PRICING:

Elementary (K-8) Monday to Wednesday: $235/student (includes lunch on Monday)
Wednesday to Friday: $225/student
Secondary (9-12) Monday to Wednesday: $242/student (includes lunch on Monday)
Wednesday to Friday: $232/student

For schools needing a discounted fee, field trips in September and January have reduced rates*:

Elementary (K-8) Monday to Wednesday: $160/student (includes lunch on Monday)
Wednesday to Friday: $150/student
Secondary (9-12) Monday to Wednesday: $167/student (includes lunch on Monday)
Wednesday to Friday: $157/student

*Limited to public schools only.

Post-Secondary Programs

post-secondary students take part in educational program at Albion Hills Field Centre

Albion Hills Field Centre is accessible to colleges and universities for class trips and field courses.

For more information about how your post-secondary students can visit Albion Hills Field Centre, please contact Raysha.Carmichael@trca.ca.

Weekend Trips

girl enjoys smores during Albion Hills Field Centre weekend program

Calling all Girl Guide and Scout leaders, coaches, and youth mentors seeking an unforgettable weekend retreat!

At Albion Hills Field Centre, your group can experience weekends filled with outdoor adventures, skill-building activities, and lasting memories. Enjoy an inspiring getaway where team bonding meets exploration and discovery.

Planning your weekend trip is easy because retreats at Albion Hills are all-inclusive, with flexible program options designed for children and youth.

Have questions? Check out our FAQs.

WEEKEND TRIP BOOKING DETAILS:

  • Capacity: 43 students and four group leaders.
  • Dorms can accommodate up to 26 students of either gender, or can host single-gender groups.
  • Rooms are available with advance notice for participants who are gender non-binary, or who have special needs (such as service animals, limited mobility, or requirement for 1:1 care).

PRICING:

Under 15 years $150 per person for a minimum of 20 participants for two nights
Ages 15-plus $160 per person for a minimum of 20 participants for two nights
Groups can bring one leader free of charge for every 10 participants. (Adults supporting children and youth with special needs are free).

To book your weekend trip to Albion Hills Field Centre, please contact vservices@trca.ca.

Nature Camps

campers learn to ride bicycles at Albion Hills Field Centre

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

Every day, all year round, we meet children who are sleeping away from home for the first time, or trying a new outdoor activity, and taking the first steps towards transforming into the person they will become.

As guides on our journey, our staff are trained in child development and are experienced in making the outdoors a safe and welcoming space for every child, student, or camper who comes through our doors.

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

LEARN MORE & REGISTER FOR CAMPS

summer camper running through field at Albion Hills Field Centre
Albion Hills team member leads stream study program
summer campers roast marshmallows at Albion Hills Field Centre

Comfortable and clean indoor accommodations, delicious, healthy, kid-friendly food, and lots of time on the trails will help your child build confidence and independence, and create lifelong memories.

Our Parent Handbook for overnight camps provides more information on what to pack, camp schedules, the camp code of conduct, and all the other ABC’s of camp.

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE PARENT HANDBOOK

Nimkii-Kwe Akiing (Thunder Woman on the Land) Cultural Summer Camp

The Nimkii-Kwe Akiing Cultural Summer Camp invites students enrolled in high school in Ontario to attend an enriching summer experience program.

During the camp, students will be immersed in learning about Indigenous culture and traditions while living in a community of peers.

The Leadership camp will include activities such as cultural learning, farming traditional crops, field trips, biking, time at the pool, and camp games.

Elder leads students in outdoor activities at Indigenous Leadership camp at Albion Hills Field Centre

Students will be supervised throughout the camp by youth facilitators and guided by Elders. Comfortable accommodations and healthy, delicious meals are provided.

The camp is delivered by the Urban Indigenous Education Centre, part of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).

Dates:
July 1 to 13, 2024

Eligibility:
Open to TDSB students going into grade 10 or above who identify as Indigenous. Those eligible will be able to earn a co-op credit as part of the learning gained in this program.

We welcome all students attending secondary school in Ontario. Students attending outside of TDSB are encouraged to register, and must inquire for more information about how to seek support from your school board.

Questions? Please contact raysha.carmichael@trca.ca.

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About Us

a view of the chalet-style Albion Hills Field Centre facility on an autumn day

Albion Hills Field Centre is a welcoming and spacious chalet-style building, built of cedar and granite, and located within Albion Hills Conservation Park.

The fresh and inviting landscape lies within the Humber Headwaters region, a part of the environmentally significant Oak Ridges Moraine.

Just 10 minutes from Bolton, and 45 minutes from Toronto, Albion Hills Field Centre is a nature getaway right in the GTA’s backyard.

Address: 16559 Humber Station Road, Caledon East, ON L7E 3A5. View MAP + DIRECTIONS.

Have questions about an upcoming trip? Check out our FAQs.

Our amenities include:

  • Accommodation for up to 45 people
  • Fully-staffed commercial kitchen
  • Dining room overlooking Centreville Creek
  • Comfortable lounge with hardwood floors, and a beautiful stone fireplace
  • Classroom
  • Low ropes challenge course
  • Equipment for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing
  • Class set of mountain bikes for all-season biking
  • Campfire pit with seating for 40 children or 30 adults
  • Groomed and maintained trails
  • Authentic 1840s log house
  • Free parking

Check out the Albion Hills Conservation Park spring/summer/fall trail map HERE.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are your cancellation policies?

 

Can you accommodate students with dietary restrictions?

Yes, we will provide meals that suit the needs of each individual, as long as dietary restrictions are indicated on the Dietary Sheet.

 

How will meals at the centre accommodate dietary restrictions?

We will accommodate dietary restrictions by not serving meals that contain restricted dietary items to those with dietary needs.

 

Do you offer specific dietary options like kosher or halal meals?

While we do not serve foods that would conflict with dietary restrictions such as kosher or halal, we try to offer acceptable alternatives in most cases.

When we cannot offer a kosher or halal ingredient, a vegetarian or vegan meal will be provided, as appropriate.

 

How should we communicate dietary needs to the centre?

Dietary needs should be included in the Dietary Restrictions form that your trip organizer will complete. Please be sure to provide details.

If you or your child/student has significant dietary needs, please contact Theressa.McGowan@trca.ca to discuss a meal plan.

 

Do you have epi-pens for students with anaphylactic allergies?

Anyone with an anaphylactic allergy must provide their own epi-pen. Youth under the age 18 must carry it with them at all times for the duration of their visit; adults with anaphylactic allergies are encouraged to do the same.

 

Do you have dorm rooms for youth identifying as non-binary?

Yes, we can accommodate students who are gender non-binary, with advance notice.

 

Can you accommodate visitors with mobility needs?

We do our best to accommodate all visitors. Please contact Raysha.Carmichael@trca.ca to discuss specific accommodations.

 

Do staff have first aid training?

Yes, all staff on site have passed vulnerable sector police background checks, have first aid training and, in the case of kitchen staff, food handlers certificates.

 

Is the water at Albion Hills potable?

Yes. Albion Hills Field Centre is on the municipal tap water system.

 

Is the field centre accessible to the general public?

Albion Hills is a publicly accessible park, but the area surrounding the field centre has privacy signage.