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Camps & Community Groups

Plan an outdoor adventure at the Kortright Centre as part of your camp, daycare or youth group program, and discover the fascinating world of nature.

We offer a variety of fun and informative nature discovery programs, taught by environmental educators.

Most programs are ideal for children aged 6 to 14. For preschool children, we recommend the programs Bug Hunt and Nature Exploration.

kids run on the boardwalk at Kortright Centre

PROGRAM PRICING

Price Per Group

(Up to a maximum of 30 participants) (Plus HST)

Half-Day Program: $200
Full-Day Program: $375
Team Building and Low Ropes – Full Day: $400
Team Building – Half Day: $220
Two Half-Day Programs Booked on the Same Day: $375

Material / Maintenance Fees

GPS/Geocaching: $15

We are pleased to offer 1 complimentary admission to teachers and supervisors for every 10 participants.
All other adults $5.65

A 50% deposit is due one month before your visit.

Any two half day programs may be combined to make an
exciting full day program.

Prices subject to change without notice.

kids explore trail at Kortright Centre

FIND A PROGRAM

ATTENTION GROUP LEADERS: Please contact us if you do not see a program that meets your needs. Our staff can modify programming to meet the requirements of a wide variety of group types.

  • ANIMAL GAMES

    Imagine you are a squirrel, a deer, or a rabbit: how would you survive in the forest? Play active games…

  • BUG HUNT

    Ambush bugs, Tiger beetles, Dragonflies and Painted Lady Butterflies: just some of the fascinating insects and invertebrates you may see…

  • BUSY AS A BEE

    Observe Kortright’s active bee hives from the safety of a screened-in building. Learn about “smokers”, “supers” and other beekeeping equipment.…

  • FINDING YOUR WAY: GPS/GEOCACHING

    Learn about GPS technology and how it is used. Practice using GPS units and then follow coordinates to complete a…

  • FINDING YOUR WAY: MAPPING AND ORIENTEERING

    Learn map reading and orienteering skills and work in teams to navigate your way to orienteering markers at different locations…

  • GIVE A HOOT

    Hike through owl territory and learn to “hoot like an owl”. Be a scientist and dissect owl pellets to see…

  • KITE FLYING FUN

    Come fly a kite! See how we can capture the wind’s energy to “fill a pond” and generate electricity. Age…

  • LET’S GO GREEN

    Learn hands-on skills to conserve water and energy, to reduce waste and water pollution at home, in school, and in…

  • MOCCASIN WALK

    Journey back 400 years and learn how the Wendat people used natural resources to survive. Grind corn, use traditional methods…

  • NATURE EXPLORATION

    This seasonally adjusted program focuses on the plants and animals of Kortright. Ages 4 and up | Full or Half…

  • SURVIVAL SKILLS

    Learn what to do if you get lost in the woods. Work in small teams to build a fire and…

  • TEAM BUILDING AND LOW ROPES

    This special program allows participants to develop group skills such as working together, sharing ideas, trust, problem solving, patience and…

  • WETLAND DISCOVERY

    Whether it is a river, marsh, pond or swamp, Kortright’s wetlands are fascinating habitats. With a dip net in hand,…

BOOKING YOUR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

All programs must be booked in advance.

Programs are 1.5 to 2 hours long. Morning programs are from 10 am to 12 pm. Afternoon programs are from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. (These times may be adjusted slightly to accommodate your travel arrangements.) Full day programs include a half hour lunch break.

Programs always have an outdoor component. Groups should dress for the conditions on the day of their visit. Before your visit, please discuss the importance of dressing appropriately for outdoor activities. On days of inclement weather the program will be modified to include some indoor activities along with the outdoor components.

Please note that most Kortright programs can be adapted for groups with special needs.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR BOOKING? Call 416.667.6295 x 602 (Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

youngsters hone their nature observation skills at Kortright spy camp

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