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Nature is an amazing adventure! High Park Nature Centre participants run, hike, climb, sing, explore, get dirty, make new friends and connect to nature in downtown Toronto’s largest urban park.

We want all kids to experience the joy that time in nature can bring and grow up with a connection to the natural world. We strive to keep our programs accessible to all families and invite anyone who finds our program fees limiting to apply to our programs. Our bursary program is available to individuals and families for our clubs and camps.

That is why we started the “Happy Camper Fund” – to give the “gift of nature” to folks who otherwise would not be able to attend. No matter how big or small, your donation to this fund will help to instill a love for nature in someone who would otherwise face barriers to participation.

Please consider making a donation today to help us send deserving folks to nature programming in the wonderful urban wilderness of High Park.

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Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $15 and up.
The High Park Nature Centre is a registered Canadian charity.
CRA# 86638 9505 RR0001

Happy Camper Fund Bursary

Given the High Park Nature Centre's desire to ensure that all people get the chance to experience the joy that nature can bring we've launched the Happy Camper Fund Bursary. This program has been made possible thanks to a generous donor (that wishes to remain anonymous).

Click here to apply to our Happy Camper Fund Bursary.

Other Happy Camper Fund Recipients:

Kids Up Front Toronto is a registered charity that provides access to arts, culture, sport and recreation for children who otherwise would not have the opportunity. Kids Up Front’s “Kids’ City Park Project” welcomes newcomer families and families facing barriers by taking them out of their neighbourhoods, often for the first time, and into the wilderness just a short trip away.

Romero House provides transitional housing and settlement services to people who claim refugee status after arriving in Canada, welcoming refugees regardless of religion, ethnicity, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Romero House offers social and emotional support to their residents with every element of their settlement in Canada, and also provides a variety of programs for residents, including a Kids’ Club and Women’s Group; retreats throughout the year; and a summer camp.

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