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Registration for Summer 2022 Nature Camps:
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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 2022 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.

TRCA IS NOW HIRING CAMP COUNSELLORS

Enjoy the outdoors this summer while gaining valuable experience working in an education environment. Lifeguard, visitor services, and other positions are also available.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

The Kortright Centre for Conservation is looking for enthusiastic individuals to volunteer alongside our staff at Summer Nature Day Camp this year. Enjoy time outside this summer as you gain work experience and learn new skills!

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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
Register before February 22, 2022: $274/week
Register after February 22, 2022: $294/week
(Four-day camps: $216-$236/week)
Ages 6-14
Register before February 22, 2022: $264/week
Register after February 22, 2022: $284/week
(Four-day camps: $206-$226/week)
Ages 14-16
Register before February 22, 2022: $568/two-week session
Register after February 22, 2022: $588/two-week session
*Conservation Parks Members: Please contact TRCA visitor services to get a 10% membership discount.
Extended Care Fees: $100/week
Cancellation Policy: READ MORE HERE.

2022 Camps

  • leopard frog

    July 4-8, 2022: AMAZING ANIMALS

    Learn about the many different types of insects, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians that call Kortright home!

  • rabbit

    July 11-15, 2022: NATURE HEROES

    Learn how nature influenced superheroes, discover real life superpowers that different plants and animals have, and discover the ways they can help save the planet!

  • Leadership Adventure summer campers explore trail

    July 11-15, 2022: LEADERSHIP ADVENTURE

    Join a fun filled week of summer camp adventure while buidling leadership skills and teamwork (For ages 12-14).

  • summer campers learn how to start a fire safely in wilderness survival program

    July 18-22, 2022: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

    Learn the skills needed to survive the wilderness!

  • summer camper discovers the magic of the forest at Kortright Centre

    July 25-29, 2022: FOREST MAGIC

    Take a closer look at the magic the forest has to offer!

  • great horned owl

    August 2-5, 2022: NATURE HEROES*

    Learn how nature influenced superheroes, discover real life superpowers that different plants and animals have, and discover the ways they can help save the planet!

  • little wood satyr butterfly

    August 8-12, 2022: AMAZING ANIMALS

    Learn about the many different types of insects, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians that call Kortright home!

  • girls at Kortright summer nature day camp

    August 15-19, 2022: ART IN NATURE

    Mask making, painting, music and traditional summer camp activities are all a part of this creative week.

  • campers take part in Leadership Aventure summer program

    August 15-19, 2022: LEADERSHIP ADVENTURE

    Join a fun filled week of summer camp adventure while buidling leadership skills and teamwork (For ages 12-14).

  • campers participate in summer Leaders in Training program outdoor activities

    August 15-26, 2022: LEADERS IN TRAINING*

    Train for a job in outdoor recreation and more (Two-week program for ages 14-16).

  • girl learns to build fire at Kortright summer survival skills day camp

    August 22-26, 2022: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

    Learn the skills needed to survive the wilderness!

  • pine cones

    August 29-September 2, 2022: FOREST MAGIC

    Take a closer look at the magic the forest has to offer!

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.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests received by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) more than 14 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 14 days before the start of the camp program do not qualify for a refund. Please contact us in cases of sickness prior to the program so we can be in touch about rescheduling or refunding. 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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  • PLEASE NOTE: This is an anonymous feedback form. If you have an inquiry and would like a response, please include contact information with your comments. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us by email at info@kortright.org or call Visitor Services at 416.667.6295.

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