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

Girls Can Too March Break Camp at Albion Hills

young woman in Girls Can Too program operates circular saw

March 11 to 15, 2019 | For Grades 7 to 10

Spend this March Break learning how to renovate an indoor space!

We’ll start the week off with a design charette to redesign community spaces at Albion Hills Field Centre. Throughout the week participants will bring these designs to life through a variety of renovation projects — including building, refinishing, and creating art — led by female professional mentors.

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Wilderness Survival March Break Camp at Claremont

Children at Claremont Nature Centre Wilderness Survival March Break Camp

March 11 to 15, 2019 | For Ages 5 to 12

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!

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March Break Nature Camp at Lake St. George

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

March 11 to 15, 2019 | For Ages 6 to 12

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!

A perfect setting for an outdoor March Break Camp, Lake St. George Field Centre is surrounded by mixed woodlands, open meadows and a beautiful kettle lake making it home for local wildlife populations. Every day will be an adventure in nature!

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SUMMER DAY CAMPS

Summer Nature Day Camps at Claremont Nature Centre

Weekly through July and August 2019 | For Ages 5 to 12

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. All of our camps are led by Ontario Certified Teachers with years of experience in outdoor education.

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Summer Nature Camp at Lake St. George Field Centre

children at Lake St George summer nature camp

Weekly, Monday to Friday, August 6 to 30, 2019 | For Ages 5 to 12

Play and discover the natural world with us this summer! Campers will develop outdoors skills, build shelters, create nature art and explore the lake and forests of Lake St George!

A perfect setting for Summer Nature Camp, Lake St. George Field Centre is surrounded by mixed woodlands, open meadows with a beautiful kettle lake making it home for local critters and wildlife. Every day will be an adventure in nature!

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Summer Nature Day Camps at Kortright Centre for Conservation

children explore wetland during Kortright summer nature day camp

Weekly through July and August 2019 | 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.

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Pioneer Day Camps at Black Creek Pioneer Village

children at Black Creek Pioneer Village summer day camp

Weekly through July and August 2019 | 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.

Campers engage their interests and explore their curiosities in a safe environment staffed by experienced and knowledgeable adult counselors. Each week-long camp has its own unique theme.

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Nature Camps on the Spit at Tommy Thompson Park

summer nature camp at Tommy Thompson Park

July and August 2019 | 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.

Monday July 8 to Friday July 12, 2019 DETAILS + REGISTER
Monday July 22 to Friday July 26, 2019 DETAILS + REGISTER
Tuesday August 6 to Friday August 9, 2019 DETAILS + REGISTER
Monday August 19 to Friday August 23, 2019 DETAILS + REGISTER


OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Overnight Summer Camp at Albion Hills Field Centre

youngsters splash in stream at Albion Hills Field Centre summer camp

July 21 to 27 & July 28 to August 3, 2019 | For Ages 9 to 13

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.

children catch crayfish at Albion Hills summer camp

Albion Hills Field Centre has been delivering overnight education and recreation programs for 55 years, teaching children from the GTA about nature, adventure, leadership and teamwork.

In 2019, Albion is drawing on decades of programming excellence and outdoor education experience to launch our own overnight summer camp. Every day all year round, we meet children who are sleeping away from home for the first time or trying a new outdoor activity and taking the first steps towards transforming into the person they will become.

scenes from summer camp at Albion Hills Field Centre

We take our responsibility as guides on this journey seriously — which is why all our staff are trained in child development and experienced in making the outdoors a safe and welcoming space.

Albion Hills’ small-scale adventure camps allows for individual attention from our experienced camp counsellors and outdoor education specialists. Comfortable and clean indoor accommodations, delicious, healthy, kid-friendly food and lots of time on the trails, in the meadows and by the stream will help your child build confidence and independence, and create lifelong memories.

Learn more about the Albion Hills Field Centre facility, staff and amenities.

Sunday July 21 to Saturday July 27, 2019 DETAILS + REGISTER
Sunday July 28 to Saturday August 3, 2019 DETAILS + REGISTER

 

Overnight Summer Camps at Claremont Nature Centre

youngsters enjoy summer camp activities at Claremont Nature Centre

July 7 to 13 & July 14 to 20, 2019 | For Ages 9 to 12

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.

Session 1: Adventure Away Camp – July 7 to 13, 2019 DETAILS + REGISTER
Session 2: Natural Leaders Camp – July 14 to 20, 2019 DETAILS + REGISTER


WINTER CAMPS

Winter Mini-Camp at Claremont

children walk on balance beam at Claremont Nature Centre winter camp

Play, explore and make memories outdoors during 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.

This camp is completed for 2019. See you next winter!


NATURE CAMP LOCATIONS

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