Nature Camps at Claremont

Give your kids an incredible outdoor adventure at Claremont Nature Centre, located on a beautiful 160-hectare property in Durham Region. We offer a wide variety of immersive wilderness experiences designed to engage young minds and inspire creativity.

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Wilderness Survival March Break Camp

Come on an outdoor adventure with us and develop wilderness survival skills through tracking, foraging, making shelters and learning how to build a fire!

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Optional healthy, warm lunch available!

  • For ages 5 to 12 years
  • Dates: Monday March 11 to Friday March 15
  • Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Optional extended care available each day (7:30 to 9:00 am & 4:00 to 5:30 pm) at additional cost.
  • Location: Claremont Nature Centre, 4290 Westney Rd N, L1Y 1A2

Fees Per Participant:

  • $50 per day or $225 per week
  • Optional hot lunch: $6 per day
  • Optional extended care: $15 per day or $60 per full week

Hot Lunch menu:

  • Monday: Beef Burgers and Garden Salad
  • Tuesday: Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese with Coleslaw
  • Wednesday: Baked Chicken Nuggets and Caesar Salad
  • Thursday: Macaroni and Cheese with Vegetable Sticks
  • Friday: Cheese Pizza and Garden Salad

Each day includes milk, fresh fruit and a treat.

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Overnight Summer Camps

youngsters enjoy summer camp activities at Claremont Nature Centre

Give your child the opportunity to make the 400 acres of Claremont Nature Centre their home for a week! Let the forest, stream, and meadow become their backyard, and let their interests and passions guide the day. They will build community, connect with the land, and learn new skills in this immersive overnight camp.

Our 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.

youngsters enjoy summer camp activities at Claremont Nature Centre

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

Our Natural Leaders Camp will also include programming that focuses on developing strong leadership skills and building confidence. This camp includes the opportunity to put their learning into practice by leading a session for a group of our day campers.

NOTE: Parents will drop off youngsters on Sunday afternoon, and pick up the following Saturday morning at the Claremont Nature Centre; Friday night pick-up option is available by request.

Session 1: Adventure Away Camp

  • Dates: July 7 to 13, 2019
  • Time: Drop-off July 7 at 3:00 pm | Pick-up July 13 at 10:00 am
  • Ages: 9-12
  • Cost: $720 + HST per camper
    Price includes: meals (Sunday dinner to Saturday breakfast), snacks, accommodations, programming
  • Location: Claremont Nature Centre, 4290 Westney Rd. L1Y 1A2

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Session 2: Natural Leaders Camp

  • Dates: July 14 to 20, 2019
  • Time: Drop-off July 14 at 3:00 pm | Pick-up July 20 at 10:00 am
  • Ages: 12-14
  • Cost: $720 + HST per camper
    Price includes: meals (Sunday dinner to Saturday breakfast), snacks, accommodations, programming4
  • Location: Claremont Nature Centre, 4290 Westney Rd. L1Y 1A2

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Summer Nature Day Camp

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Camp Details:

  • Dates: July 8 to August 30, 2019 (running weekly: Monday – Friday)
  • Time: 9 am to 4 pm with optional extended care (7:30 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 5:30 pm)
  • For ages 5 to 12 years
  • Cost per camp: $225 + HST per camper, short weeks are $180 + HST per camper
  • Location: Claremont Nature Centre, 4290 Westney Rd. L1Y 1A2

Amazing Animals! July 8-12

Campers will learn about the different animal groups though hikes, games, and activities. Follow animal tracks, and solve mysteries while investigating a variety of wildlife habitats.

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Wilderness Survival: July 15-19

Could your child survive in the wilderness? Working together, campers will build a shelter, learn how to make a fire, enjoy cedar tea, and see who will be the last camper standing in our all-camp game!

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Nature Art: July 22-26

Using nature as inspiration campers will draw and paint outdoors, make earth art using natural materials and create clay sculptures from clay dug out of the pristine Duffins creek.

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Spy Camp: July 29 – August 2

Campers will spend the week learning to supercharge their senses and spy on nature. During the camp they will learn about tracking animals, using binoculars, camouflage, moving silently and spying into the private lives of animals.

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Outdoor Explorer Camp: August 6-9 (short week: $180/week + $48/week for before and after care)

Learn how to use a map and compass, go Geo-caching and explore tracks and signs of animals in this camp designed for the explorer at heart. Find your next adventure in the woods, stream and meadows around the Claremont Field Centre.

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Forest Magic: August 12-16

Take a closer look at the magic the forest has to offer! Campers will be sorted into element “houses” before making their own wand, learning about natural potions, and connecting with their roots.

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Junior Archaeologist: August 19-23

Ready, Set, Dig! Campers will have fun participating in simulated digs and hands-on archaeology based experiments. Campers will get to meet real archaeologists, learn about a nearby archaeological site and examine real artifacts.

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Bugology: August 26-30

This one is for the bug lover at heart! Learn about different types of insects, their behaviors, senses and adaptations. Build bug hotels, make friends with worms and chase butterflies that fly by!

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Winter Mini-Camp

children walk on balance beam at Claremont Nature Centre winter camp

Play, explore and make memories outdoors this winter break!

Our fun-filled days will include a mix of games, crafts and outdoor activities like learning how to make a fire, creating forts and following animal tracks through the Claremont forest.

  • For ages 5 to 12 years
  • Dates: January 2020 (TBA)
  • Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Optional extended care: 7:30 am to 9:00 am & 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Location: Claremont Nature Centre, 4290 Westney Rd N, L1Y 1A2

Fees Per Participant:

  • $50 per day or $140 for all three days
  • Optional hot lunch: $6 per camper per day
  • Optional extended care: $15 per day

Hot Lunch menu:

  • Wednesday: Baked Chicken Nuggets and Ceaser Salad
  • Thursday: Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese with Coleslaw
  • Friday: Cheese Pizza and Garden Salad

Each day includes milk, fresh fruit and a treat.

Booking

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