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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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.

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.

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Weekend Programs

RIVERSONG

Riversong is a program for girls aged 7 to 14 who love running in the woods, connecting with nature, and building new skills. The program runs over the course of five Saturdays in the forest surrounding Claremont Nature Centre.

girls take part in Riversong nature camp

FALL/WINTER 2019-2020 DATES:

  • Saturday October 12
  • Saturday November 2
  • Saturday December 7
  • Saturday January 4
  • Saturday January 25

PRICING:

  • $195 for five sessions

GET DETAILS + REGISTER

FOREST EXPLORERS NATURE CLUB

Let’s explore Claremont Forest! In this hands-on outdoor program for youngsters aged 6 to 12, participants will learn about nature through active play, discovery and skill building. Activities will include building fires, exploring the creek and playing games in the forest.

boy takes part in Forest Explorers Nature Club at Claremont Nature Centre

FALL/WINTER 2019-2020 DATES:

    • Saturday October 12
    • Saturday November 2
    • Saturday December 7
    • Saturday January 4
    • Saturday January 25

PRICING:

  • $195 for five sessions

DETAILS + REGISTER

 

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 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 Caesar Salad
  • Thursday: Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese with Coleslaw
  • Friday: Cheese Pizza and Garden Salad

Each day includes milk, fresh fruit and a treat.

 

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!

Register for individual days or book the whole week and save!

Optional healthy, warm lunch available!

  • For ages 5 to 12 years
  • Dates: March 2020 (TBA)
  • 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.

 

Overnight Summer Camp

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.

Stay tuned for details about our 2020 overnight summer camp!

 

Summer Nature Day Camps

Stay tuned for details about our 2020 summer day camps!

 

Contact Us

Phone: 416-667-6295 x 4
Email: vservices@trca.ca