Summer Camps 2017
Please note we have a new cancellation policy and behaviour policy for Summer Camp. Please see “Refunds” and “Behaviour Policy” in the registration policies below.
All of our camps are designed to offer hands-on nature exploration through play and discovery.
Leafhoppers are a creative, active group that love to have fun. Participants learn about the ecology of High Park through play, inquiry, direct experience, stewardship action and observation. Leafhoppers will make crafts, read stories, play games, and explore High Park!
Discover the amazing diversity of plants, animals and insects of High Park’s forest, savannah and wetland habitats. Cicadas will play nature games, make nature crafts to take home, swim at the High Park pool, go on scavenger hunts, and meet lots of new friends!
Dragonflies are seriously into nature! Studying a new natural history theme each day, campers will have fun learning how to hone their observation, identification, and environmental stewardship skills, while working together as a team. Dragonflies also go swimming in the High Park pool.
High Park Rangers Leaders in Training (LIT)
High Park Rangers take care of High Park while becoming environmental leaders in the community. In the first week of camp, Rangers will develop important teamwork, leadership, and nature skills. After their week of “training”, Rangers will come back to volunteer with summer camp for one or two weeks.
*Participation in High Park Rangers will help youth accumulate community involvement hours required to graduate high school.
For more information about our High Park Rangers program, click here.
Summer Camp 2017 Schedule
- Please note that children may be enrolled in a maximum of 2 camp sessions
|1||July 3-7||High Park Rangers LIT||12-16 years||$300|
|1||July 3-7||Leafhoppers (week 1)||4-6 years||$300|
|2||July 10-14||Cicadas (week 2)||6-8 years||$300|
|3||July 17-21||Dragonflies (week 3)||8-12 years||$300|
|4||July 24-28||Leafhoppers (week 4)||4-6 years||$300|
|4||July 24-28||Cicadas (week 4)||6-8 years||$300|
|5||July 31-Aug. 4||Cicadas (week 5)||6-8 years||$300|
|5||July 31-Aug. 4||Dragonflies (week 5)||8-12 years||$300|
|6||August 8-11||Leafhoppers (week 6)||4-6 years||$240|
|7||August 14-18||Leafhoppers (week 7)||4-6 years||$300|
|7||August 14-18||Dragonflies (week 7)||8-12 years||$300|
|8||August 21-25||Cicadas (week 8)||6-8 years||$300|
|9||Aug. 28- Sept. 1||Dragonflies (week 9)||8-12 years||$300|
*Regular camp drop-off starts at 8:45 am and pick-up ends at 4:15 pm.
Before care is available from 8:00-8:45 am for $30 a week, and after care from 4:15-5:30 pm for $60 per week. If you need before care or after care for less than a full week please contact us to see if we have space on the dates requested.
Please note registration policies and other important information below
TTC: At High Park subway station, head south on High Park Ave. to Bloor Street West. Head south on Colborne Lodge Drive (about 3 minute walk). The Forest School is located on the left, just after Spring Road.
Walking/Biking: From the entrance of the park from High Park Ave. and Bloor St. West, Head south on Colborne Lodge Drive (about 3 minute walk). The Forest School is located on the left, just after Spring Road.
Driving: From the entrance of the park from High Park Ave. and Bloor St., head south on West Rd. Continue on the loop which will become Colborne Lodge Drive. The Forest School is located on the right, just before Spring Road.
- Cancellations of camp sessions received more than 4 weeks (28 days) before the start of the camp session will receive a refund minus a $50 administration fee. Cancellations of camp sessions received 4 weeks (28 days) or less before the start of the camp session will not qualify for a refund.
- Cancellations of t-shirts, before care and after care are accepted at any time, but are subject to a 10% administration fee.
- Cancellations due to medical reasons require a doctor’s note, and are subject to a $50 administration fee. Doctor’s notes must be received within one week after the end of the camp session.
- Refunds are not granted for inclement weather.
However, in some cases a Program Coordinator may need to remove the child from the program. Parents/guardians will be asked to pick up the child immediately. A refund will not be given in this event. Examples of behaviour that will result in removal include (but are not limited to): violence to themselves or others, bullying, damaging property, refusing to follow safety rules, repeatedly running out of sight, or continued disruption of the program.
Camp is a blast! We would like all kids to have the chance to experience nature camp. Click here to learn how you can help send a kid to camp through our Happy Camper Fund.
High Park Nature Centre T-Shirts
High Park Nature Centre t-shirts are $20 each (youth sizes). T-shirts are made of organic cotton and come in two colours: Kelly Green and Indigo.
Our onesies are $20 each. They are River Blue and come in two sizes: 6-12 months and 12-18 months.
If you are interested in buying a t-shirt or a onesie, please indicate the colour and size on your registration form or contact us at 416-392-1748 or email@example.com. For availability of adult sizes, please contact us.