Claremont Nature Centre

UPDATE: TRCA 2020 Summer Camps

Posted Thursday, May 21, 2020

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) leadership have spent the last two months talking to experts about the constantly evolving landscape in which we are operating. It has become abundantly clear that TRCA’s in-person program offerings cannot realistically be delivered in the current COVID-19 environment, as our number one concern remains the health and safety of our staff and participants.

While we have not yet received public health guidelines from the government for the safe operation of day camps in Ontario, TRCA leadership have determined that the anticipated future restrictions would materially impact our ability to provide TRCA’s signature level of care that our campers deserve and have come to expect.

TRCA’s has a low-risk threshold when it comes to the well-being of our participants. Erring on the side of health and safety for all the right reasons, social distancing creates too many challenges for our dedicated staff to overcome in order to appropriately care for your children.

This announcement is obviously difficult for all those involved, as we can’t imagine a summer without children running around our facilities enjoying the stimulating programming put on by our staff. However, we do know that we are making the right decision, as health and well-being remains our number one priority in these trying times.

All registrants affected by cancelled programming will be receiving a full refund in the coming weeks.

We encourage families to take part in TRCA’s #AtHomeWithNature series on Facebook and other virtual programming, including cultural and education offerings, which are all listed on our event calendar.


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.


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.

Where Are We Located?


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!


Contact Us

Phone: 416-667-6295 x 4



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