Camp is an amazing adventure! Happy Nature Centre campers run, hike, climb, sing, explore, get dirty, make new friends and connect to nature in downtown Toronto’s largest urban park.
At the High Park Nature Centre, we want all kids to experience the joy that time in nature can bring and grow up with a connection to the natural world.
This year we've launched a new pilot program called the Happy Camper Fund Bursary. This pilot program has been made possible thanks to a generous donor (that wishes to remain anonymous).
To apply for the Happy Camper Fund Bursary:
For more information on our summer camps, click here.
For more information on our Happy Camper Bursary, please see the Frequently Asked Questions below.
No. You will need to secure a camp spot before applying for a bursary. Camp registration day is very competitive, and camp spots fill within minutes. Registration day is Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00 am. You will be required to pay a $50 deposit to secure the spot.
Click here for some tips for registering on registration day.
Yes, you can apply for a bursary for all children living in your household.
Children can be enrolled in a maximum of 2 camp sessions in a summer. You can apply for a bursary for one or two weeks of camp for each child.
All bursary applications must be received by Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
If we are unable to offer you a bursary, or if the amount we can offer is less than you require in order to afford camp, you can cancel the weeks of camp you can no longer afford with no financial penalty. The deadline to cancel for this reason is Monday, April 8, 2019.
We will contact all bursary applicants by Monday, April 1, 2019.
Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have applied for a bursary you can cancel your spot before Monday, April 8, 2019 with no financial penalty. After that date our regular cancellation policy applies:
Yes, you will need to apply for the bursary each new season you would like to receive it.