Nature Camps

Give your kids an outdoor adventure to remember! TRCA camps offer a wide variety of immersive wilderness experiences designed to engage young minds and inspire creativity.

 


MARCH BREAK CAMPS

Wilderness Survival March Break Camp
@ Claremont Nature Centre, Pickering

Children at Claremont Nature Centre Wilderness Survival March Break Camp

For ages 4 to 12 years

Come on an outdoor adventure with us and develop wilderness survival skills through tracking, foraging, making shelters and learning how to build a fire! Optional healthy, warm lunch available. Register for individual days or book the whole week and save!

March 16-20, 2020 LEARN MORE + REGISTER

 

March Break Nature Camp
@ Lake St. George Field Centre, Richmond Hill

youngsters build shelter at Lake St George Field Centre March break camp

For ages 6 to 12 years

Come on an adventure with us this March Break! Campers will explore and learn about nature through active play, discovery and skill building. We will play games in the forest and have fun orienteering, tracking, creating nature art, making shelters and building a fire!

March 16-20, 2020 LEARN MORE

 

PA DAY CAMPS

PA Day Nature Camp
@ Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto

children explore nature trail at Tommy Thompson Park

For ages 8 to 12 years

PA Day Nature Camp offers a chance to spend PA days outdoors exploring the natural world of Tommy Thompson Park.

The park is home to birds, mammals, insects and more! In cooler-weather seasons, we’ll see how the bird species change, keep our eyes out for tracks and scat of mammals, and look for evidence of insects having entered into winter mode.

November 15 & December 6, 2019 LEARN MORE + REGISTER

 

PA Day Camps
@ Kortright Centre for Conservation, Woodbridge

girls participate in PA Day camp at Kortright Centre

For ages 4 to 10 years

Come to the Kortright Centre for Conservation on your PA Day.

Each day begins with an adventure in a woodland setting. Children interact with the natural environment through the use of loose parts, creative play, shelter building, whittling wood, cooking over an open fire, knots, making woodland crafts and sharing stories.

This child-led approach to learning is exploratory, inquiry based, fun and unhurried.

November 15 & December 6, 2019
January 17 & 31, June 1 & 26, 2020
LEARN MORE + REGISTER

 

SUMMER DAY CAMPS

Summer Nature Day Camps
@ Claremont Nature Centre, Pickering

young boy resting on forest floor at Claremont summer nature day camp

For ages 5 to 12 years

Connect with nature through hikes, games and creative play! Claremont Nature Centre features ponds, creeks, wetlands, meadows and forests — all just waiting to be explored. Select from a wide variety of themed weeks.

Weekly through July & August, 2020 LEARN MORE

 

Summer Nature Camp
@ Lake St. George Field Centre, Richmond Hill

children at Lake St George summer day camp
girls paddling canoe on Lake St George
girls at Lake St George Field Centre summer nature day camp

For ages 5 to 12

Play and discover the natural world with us this summer! Campers will develop outdoors skills, build shelters, paddle the lake, create nature art and explore the forests of Lake St George. Every day will be an adventure in nature!

Weekly in August, 2020 LEARN MORE

 

Summer Nature Day Camps
@ Kortright Centre for Conservation, Woodbridge

students fly kites at Kortright Centre

For ages 4 to 14

Summer Nature Day Camps at Kortright Centre for Conservation are for children who like nature and spending time outdoors. Each week of camp has a new theme, so you can come for just a week or stay for the whole summer.

Weekly through July & August, 2020 LEARN MORE + REGISTER

 

Black Creek Day Camps
@ Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto

girl in period costume meets heritage breed farm animals at Black Creek Village
three boys visit one-room schoolhouse at Black Creek Village
teenage girl and history actor model Victorian era dresses at Black Creek Village

For ages 5 to 17

Imaginations come to life in the historic surroundings of Black Creek Pioneer Village — an authentic re-creation of a 19th century rural Ontario community. Each week-long camp has its own unique theme.

Black Creek’s summer offerings include Leader-In-Training volunteer opportunities for ages 14 to 17.

Weekly through July & August, 2020 LEARN MORE + REGISTER

 

Nature Camps on the Spit
@ Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto

summer campers enjoy Nature Camp on the Spit at Tommy Thompson Park

For ages 7 to 11

Your child will love exploring the urban wilderness of Tommy Thompson Park this summer!

Five days of discovering our city’s animal and plant life among wetlands and meadows. Campers will spend mornings exploring the natural world and afternoons enjoying nature-themed crafts and games.

Selected Weeks in July & August, 2020 LEARN MORE + REGISTER

 

SUMMER OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Overnight Summer Camp at Albion Hills Field Centre in Caledon

youngsters splash in stream at Albion Hills Field Centre summer camp

Explore the GTA’s wild backyard in a fun-filled overnight camp close to home!

Give your child a great summer soaking up the sunny days on the forest and trails of Albion Hills. Mountain biking, outdoor camp-outs, swimming in the pool, catching crayfish in the creek and just being a kid are all part of this laid-back, child-centred camp.

Let Albion Hills’ inspiring 1200 acre conservation park become their backyard as they make new friends, connect with nature, grow and learn.

 

Overnight Summer Camp at Claremont Nature Centre in Pickering

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.

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.

 


NATURE CAMP LOCATIONS

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