Claremont Nature Centre

We are now taking bookings for the 2022-2023 school year. Please contact vservices@trca.ca.

Claremont Nature Centre is located on a beautiful 160-hectare property in the Durham Region. The pristine Duffins Creek runs through the property, which is flanked by valley slopes of mixed woodland and open meadows.

We offer a variety of nature-based programs for school groups, Guides, Scouts, adults and community groups, as well as camps and nature clubs!

“Our students enjoyed every minute they had at Claremont. Your facility is amazing. The staff are fantastic.” – Principal, Bobby Orr Public School

Our curriculum-connected programs are designed to deliver hands-on experiences in a safe and supportive outdoor setting. For students, they provide the opportunity to take part in real-life applications of classroom learning.

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About Our Facility

Claremont Nature Centre, which opened in 1970, is a panabode cedar log building with a spacious lounge, wood-burning fireplace, dining area and classroom that accommodates up to 54 participants and four visiting teachers or leaders.

Claremont Field Centre front entrance in autumn

Rooms sleep two to six participants in bunk-beds. While visiting, staff have adjacent private rooms with ensuite washrooms.

In addition to a wide variety of activities, Claremont Nature Centre provides the opportunity to explore one of the region’s healthiest cold-water streams, as well as a chance to look back at our heritage in a restored pioneer log cabin.

Our Address: 4290 Westney Road North, Pickering, ON L0C 1A0
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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Claremont camps focus on the individual while helping develop a deep connection with nature and prioritizing skill-based learning. With the support of our experienced camp counselors, campers will learn how to build shelters and fires, practice their identification skills and search for wild edibles in the forest.

Our limited camp registration allows us to follow the passions of the group and support your child’s interests through custom learning.

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Weekends Groups & Rentals

Book your group event at Claremont!

Whether you lead a Guide or Scout group, a science camp, a sports team, or a youth or adult retreat group, we have what it takes to make your weekend engaging and entertaining. Our professional staff will look after all your needs.

Students take part in a weekend program at Claremont Field Centre

Claremont Nature Centre provides accommodations, food, and all of the necessary basic equipment for the programs. Participants will need to bring appropriate clothing, bedding and personal items.

Our staff are available to lead morning, afternoon and evening programs each full day at the nature centre. Programs are professionally designed to maximize hands-on, outdoor education, and offer a safe learning environment for all visitors.

Call Visitor Services at (416)667-6295 for more information or to book your program.

Questions?

Contact us at vservices@trca.ca or call (416) 667-6295

 


WITH THANKS TO:

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