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Registration for Summer 2024 Nature Camps:
NOW OPEN

The Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp is for children 4-11 years of age 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.

Our 2024 programming includes leadership camps for youngsters ages 12-14 and 14-16.

Conservation Parks Members receive a 10% discount for camp registration. Please see below for fee information, and contact visitor services to get the discount.

campers participate in summer Leaders in Training program outdoor activities
summer camper learns how to start a fire safely in wilderness survival program
summer camper discovers the magic of the forest at Kortright Centre

Camp Information

Ages: Campers are cohorted by age into the following groups:
• Bumblebees: Ages 4-5
• Chickadees: Ages 6-7
• Fireflies: Ages 7-8
• Cicadas: Ages 8-9
• Coyotes: Ages 9-11
• Leadership Adventures (LAs): Ages 12-14*
• Leadership in Training (LITs): Ages 14-16*

*Select weeks only
Camp Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Extended Care: Extended care is available from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Camp Fees:* Ages 4-5
$338/week
(Four-day camps: $273/week)
Ages 6-14
$328/week
(Four-day camps: $262/week)
Ages 14-16
$656/two-week session
*Conservation Parks Members: Please contact TRCA visitor services to get a 10% membership discount.
Optional Hot Lunch: $70.80 + HST/week/per child
View hot lunch menu.
Extended Care Fees: $100/week
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

2024 Camps

July 2-5: AMAZING ANIMALS* - Day Camp

Learn about the many different types of insects, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians that call Kortright home! In this animal focused program all the activities, crafts and games will be related to learning more about animal behavior, adaptations and senses through fun, hands-on activities.

View our Kortright summer camp FAQs.

*Four-day week.

CAMP BOOKINGS

Book camp for ages 4-5 (Bumblebees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 6-7 (Chickadees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 7-8 (Fireflies) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 8-9 (Cicadas) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 9-11 (Coyotes) REGISTER NOW

July 8-12: NATURE HEROES - Day Camp

After coming up with their Hero Alias and special power, your child will learn how nature influenced superheroes, discover real life superpowers that different plants and animals have, and ways they can help save the planet!

View our Kortright summer camp FAQs.

CAMP BOOKINGS

Book camp for ages 4-5 (Bumblebees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 6-7 (Chickadees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 7-8 (Fireflies) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 8-9 (Cicadas) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 9-11 (Coyotes) SOLD OUT

July 8-12: LEADERSHIP ADVENTURE - Day Camp

Join a fun filled week of summer camp adventure while building leadership skills and teamwork.

Campers will begin to develop skills they can use in future Leadership In Training (LIT) programs as well as early job skills all while participating in fun traditional camp activities. Be active, feel great and experience a new adventure every day!

View our Kortright summer camp FAQs.

CAMP BOOKINGS

Book camp for ages 12-14 (LAs) SOLD OUT

July 15-19: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL - Day Camp

Learn the skills needed to survive in the wilderness! Campers will build a shelter from materials found in the forest, learn how to safely make a fire, and enjoy cedar tea!

View our Kortright summer camp FAQs.

CAMP BOOKINGS

Book camp for ages 4-5 (Bumblebees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 6-7 (Chickadees) SOLD OUT
Book camp for ages 7-8 (Fireflies) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 8-9 (Cicadas) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 9-11 (Coyotes) SOLD OUT

July 22-26: FOREST MAGIC - Day Camp

Take a closer look at the magic the forest has to offer! Campers will make their own wand, learn to make nature potions, look for, design or create stories about magical creatures, and use the forest as a backdrop for mystery and magic!

View our Kortright summer camp FAQs.

CAMP BOOKINGS

Book camp for ages 4-5 (Bumblebees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 6-7 (Chickadees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 7-8 (Fireflies) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 8-9 (Cicadas) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 9-11 (Coyotes) REGISTER NOW

July 29-August 2: NATURE HEROES - Day Camp

After coming up with their Hero Alias and special power, your child will learn how nature influenced superheroes, discover real life superpowers that different plants and animals have, and ways they can help save the planet!

View our Kortright summer camp FAQs.

CAMP BOOKINGS

Book camp for ages 4-5 (Bumblebees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 6-7 (Chickadees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 7-8 (Fireflies) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 8-9 (Cicadas) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 9-11 (Coyotes) REGISTER NOW

August 6-9: AMAZING ANIMALS* - Day Camp

Learn about the many different types of insects, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians that call Kortright home! In this animal focused program all the activities, crafts and games will be related to learning more about animal behavior, adaptations and sense through fun, hands-on activities.

View our Kortright summer camp FAQs.

*Four-day week.

CAMP BOOKINGS

Book camp for ages 4-5 (Bumblebees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 6-7 (Chickadees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 7-8 (Fireflies) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 8-9 (Cicadas) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 9-11 (Coyotes) REGISTER NOW

August 12-16: ART IN NATURE - Day Camp

Mask making, painting, music and traditional summer camp activities are all a part of this creative week. No experience necessary to participate.

View our Kortright summer camp FAQs.

CAMP BOOKINGS

Book camp for ages 4-5 (Bumblebees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 6-7 (Chickadees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 7-8 (Fireflies) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 8-9 (Cicadas) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 9-11 (Coyotes) SOLD OUT

August 12-16: LEADERSHIP ADVENTURE - Day Camp

Join a fun filled week of summer camp adventure while building leadership skills and teamwork. Campers will begin to develop skills they can use in future Leadership In Training (LIT) programs as well as early job skills all while participating in fun traditional camp activities.

Be active, feel great and experience a new adventure every day!

View our Kortright summer camp FAQs.

CAMP BOOKINGS

Book camp for ages 12-14 (LAs) SOLD OUT

August 12-23*: LEADERS IN TRAINING- Day Camp

Train for a job in outdoor recreation and more! Through progressive leadership activities, exercises and group tasks, campers are given opportunities to excel in a leadership capacity.

Use our low ropes course, learn leadership strategies, meet new friends and participate on an overnight camping experience at one of our conservation areas.

View our Kortright summer camp FAQs.

*Excluding the weekend of August 17-18.

CAMP BOOKINGS

Book camp for ages 14-16 (LITs) REGISTER NOW

August 19-23: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL - Day Camp

Learn the skills needed to survive the wildreness! Campers will build a shelter from materials found in the forest, learn how to safely make a fire, and enjoy cedar tea!

View our Kortright summer camp FAQs.

CAMP BOOKINGS

Book camp for ages 4-5 (Bumblebees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 6-7 (Chickadees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 7-8 (Fireflies) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 8-9 (Cicadas) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 9-11 (Coyotes) REGISTER NOW

August 26-30: FOREST MAGIC - Day Camp

Take a closer look at the magic the forest has to offer! Campers will make their own wand, learn to make nature potions, look for, design or create stories about magical creatures, and use the forest as a backdrop for mystery and magic!

View our Kortright summer camp FAQs.

CAMP BOOKINGS

Book camp for ages 4-5 (Bumblebees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 6-7 (Chickadees) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 7-8 (Fireflies) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 8-9 (Cicadas) REGISTER NOW
Book camp for ages 9-11 (Coyotes) REGISTER NOW

Information for Parents

ABOUT

ABOUT KORTRIGHT SUMMER NATURE DAY CAMP

Our camp leaders are mature adults with many years of experience working with children. Home base is our spacious, air-conditioned Visitor Centre, which the campers will be in and out of throughout the day.

Campers are placed into groups of approximately 10 with children of similar age.

kids roast marshmallows at Kortright Centre summer day camp

WHAT TO PACK

WHAT TO PACK

We are an outdoors based camp and will spend a good portion of the day outdoors. Clothing must be practical and comfortable. Please bring clothing and footwear that can get dirty. Make sure all personal belongings fit into one bag. Please carefully check the list below on what to bring to camp.

Please clearly label all your child’s belongings with his or her name.


Every day ensure your child has:

  • Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher (please apply sunscreen on your child before coming to camp as well as packing it for them to use during the day)
  • An insect repellent containing DEET or Icaridin
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Reusable water bottle filled with water
  • Backpack
  • Closed-toed, flat-soled shoes (such as running shoes)
  • Lunch*

* Due to allergies of some campers, please only pack nut-free lunch and snack items.


On the first day of camp, you are welcome to pack the following in a separate bag and have your child leave these items at camp for the week. If your child does not leave these items at camp, please ensure that they bring them every day instead:

  • Long pants and a sweater
  • An extra set of clothes: shirt, socks, shorts, underwear
  • Rain gear: rain jacket, rubber boots

Optional items to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Inexpensive camera

Please do not bring:

  • Mobile phones (your leaders will have phones in case of emergency)
  • iPod, video games or other electronic devices
  • Money
  • Any kind of aerosol sprays
  • Knives or hand axes

Download a Copy of the Packing List

CAMP HOURS

CAMP HOURS

  • Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Drop-off is between 8:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. at northwest corner of the Visitor Centre parking lot.
  • Before and After care is offered at $25/child per day starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. A weekly Before and After care option is available for $100.
  • All campers at camp more than five minutes after the camp end time will be transferred to the After Care program; applicable fees apply.

 

TRCA Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests received by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) more than 30 days before the start of the camp program will receive a 75% refund of the relevant program fees paid. Cancellation requests received by TRCA less than 30 days before the start of the camp program do not qualify for a refund. Rescheduling is subject to availability. There is no refund for camp days missed or children opting not to participate in activities. Cancellation requests must be received in writing by email to vservices@trca.ca. Minimum registration numbers required for camp to operate. In the event TRCA must cancel the camp due to low registration or government order, a full refund will be issued.

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