Please note registration policies and other important information below
Programs take place at the High Park Nature Centre located at 375 Colborne Lodge Drive, just south of the main entrance to the park at Bloor St. W. and High Park Ave.
For all programs, children MUST be of the minimum age of the program on or before the start of the program.
Registration is required for Winter Holiday Camp. Registration cannot be confirmed until payment has been received. A child may be registered in 1, 2, 3, or all 4 days of Winter Holiday Camp.
Requests for refunds made 15 or more days before the start of the program will receive a 90% refund (10% will be retained as an administration fee). Requests for refunds made 14 days or less before the start of the program will receive a 50% refund. Requests made 8 days or less before the start of the program will receive no refund. Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at email@example.com. A doctor’s note may be required for cancellations due to medical reasons. Refunds are not granted for inclement weather.
If a program is full, you may choose to be added to the waitlist through our online system. When a space becomes available in a camp we will contact those on the waitlist by phone or email.
Programs will proceed rain, snow or shine. Please be sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather as we will be outdoors for most of the activities. Indoor programs will be run in the case of severe inclement weather such as heavy rain, thunderstorms, snowstorms or high winds over 35 km per hour. If you have any questions please call our office at 416-392-1748.
Extended care is offered from 8:30-9:00 am and 3:30-5:00 pm each day for $10 per day. Extended care can be paid for at the time of registration, or paid in cash on the day in which extended care is required.
At the High Park Nature Centre we strive to create a safe, inclusive environment for everyone. We want to work with children and parents/guardians to overcome challenging behaviours. Our staff use positive reinforcements, empowering language, and friendly reminders of what appropriate behaviour looks like, sounds like, and feels like. When conflicts arise, we guide children through conflict resolution discussions so they can develop empathy and interpersonal skills. When necessary, staff will discuss with parents/guardians strategies for improving behaviour.
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.
High Park Nature Centre T-Shirts
High Park Nature Centre t-shirts are $20 each (youth sizes). T-shirts come in two colours: Kelly Green and Indigo.
If you are interested in buying a t-shirt, please indicate the colour and size on your registration form or contact us at 416-392-1748 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For availability of adult sizes, please contact us.