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March Break Camp

Registration for March Break Camp is now OPEN! Click here to register.

March Break Camp is a week filled with muddy fun at High Park. Campers will be digging, planting, climbing, and enjoying the wonders of High Park through nature-based activities and educational programming.

Camp will take place March 13-17 at the High Park Nature Centre located at 375 Colborne Lodge Drive, just south of the park's main entrance at Bloor St. W. and High Park Avenue.

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Age Groups

For all programs, children MUST be of the minimum age of the program on or before the start of the program.

  • Kinder Camp: 4-6 years - offered for half-day sessions, 9:30AM-12:30PM.
  • Junior Camp: 6-8 yrs
  • Senior Camp: 9-12 yrs
Pricing & Camp Bursaries

We are offering March Break Camp for full-week registrations only.

Pricing:

  • Junior and Senior Camp: $400.00 for 5 days of camp, 9:30am-3:30pm.
  • Kinder Camp: $200.00 for 5 days of half-day camp, 9:30am-12:30pm.

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.

Given the High Park Nature Centre's desire to ensure that all kids get the chance to experience the joy that nature can bring 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).

The High Park Nature Centre strives to ensure that all kids get the chance to experience the joy of nature. Thanks to a generous donor, we are able to provide our financial aid program called the Happy Camper Fund Bursary. If you would like to apply, please follow the link below.

Click here to apply to the Happy Camper Fund Bursary.

Click here to donate to the Happy Camper Fund.

Cancellation Policy & Refunds

Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at info@highparknaturecentre.com.

  • Requests for refunds made 14 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 less than 14 days before the start of the program will receive a 50% refund.
  • Requests made less than 7 days before the start of the program will receive no refund.
  • A doctor’s note may be required for cancellations due to medical reasons.
  • Refunds are not granted for inclement weather.
Waitlist

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.

Active Outdoor Play & Weather

The High Park Nature Centre promotes awareness and respect for nature through year-round, hands-on outdoor nature education and park stewardship activities. We strongly believe that an important part of connecting with nature involves responsible, active outdoor play.

At Nature Centre programs, we do engage in activities such as playing in soil and getting dirty, climbing trees and balancing on logs. Our staff prioritizes safety by establishing clear guidelines with all participants. Children are encouraged to decide if/when they are ready to participate in these activities and are supervised throughout.

If you have questions or would like to talk with staff about your child's participation in active outdoor play, please talk with us.


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.

Behaviour Policy

At the High Park Nature Centre, we strive to create a safe, inclusive environment for everyone. We want to work with participants/caregivers/teachers to overcome challenging behaviours. Our staff use behavioural management techniques like setting clear expectations for behaviour, positive reinforcement, empowering language, and friendly reminders of what appropriate behaviour looks, sounds, and feels like. When conflicts arise, we guide participants through conflict resolution discussions so they can change their behaviour and continue taking part in High Park Nature Centre programming. When necessary, staff will discuss with participants/caregivers/teachers strategies for improving behaviour.

A Program Coordinator can make the decision to remove a participant from the program due to inappropriate behaviour and refunds will not be provided. Participants will be asked to leave immediately. If the participant is a minor, caregivers will be called in to pick up their youth/child. Examples of inappropriate behaviour include (but are not limited to): violence to themselves or others, hateful/offensive/abusive language, bullying, damaging property, refusing to follow safety rules, repeatedly running out of sight, or continued disruption of the program.

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.
Registration Policies

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