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 at Claremont

Children at Claremont Nature Centre 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! Optional healthy, warm lunch available. Register for individual days or book the whole week and save!

 

March Break Nature Camp at Lake St. George

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

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!

 


PA DAY CAMPS

PA Day Camps at Tommy Thompson Park

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.

We will be outside for the majority of the day, so dressing for the weather is important. Our time will be spent going on nature walks, playing nature-based games, and generally taking part in exploration activities.

This is a great opportunity to get a taste of what our week-long summer day camps are like too!

PA Day Camps at Kortright Centre for Conservation

Come to the Kortright Centre for Conservation on your PA Day and explore the world of Forest School.

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.

 


SUMMER DAY CAMPS

Summer Nature Day Camps at Claremont Nature Centre



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.

 

Summer Nature Camp at Lake St. George Field Centre

children at Lake St George summer nature camp

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!

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!

 

Summer Nature Day Camps at Kortright Centre for Conservation

students fly kites at Kortright Centre

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.

 

Pioneer Day Camps at Black Creek Pioneer Village

children at Black Creek Pioneer Village summer day camp

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.

 

Nature Camps on the Spit at Tommy Thompson Park

summer nature camp at Tommy Thompson Park

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.

 


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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