Claremont Nature Centre

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 Us

Claremont Field Centre front entrance in autumn

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. 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.

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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 x 4 for more information or to book your program.

 

Public Events at Claremont

From pond dipping to calling for owls, you’ll find your next nature hike or family event at the Claremont Nature Centre and our neighbouring sites!

Oct
20
Wed
Parent and Tot Trail Walk – Changing Colours @ Claremont Nature Centre
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Parent and Tot Trail Walk - Changing Colours @ Claremont Nature Centre

Join us at Claremont Nature Centre to discover the changing colours in the forest! Learn about how the trees and animals change as we get into fall.

We will walk for 45 minutes and end with songs and stories.

Meet at the front entrance of the Nature Centre.

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Cancellation policy: The event will run rain or shine, but will be cancelled if there is a greater than 70% chance of thunderstorm or other hazardous weather. Registrants will be emailed by 8:00 a.m. on the morning of the event if there is a cancellation.

TRCA is committed to creating an accessible experience for all participants. If you require an accommodation, please email mary.gawen@trca.ca at least seven days prior to the event.

 

 

Contact Us

Phone: 416.667.6295 x 4
Email: vservices@trca.ca

 


WITH THANKS TO:

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