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Registration for PA Day Camp is now open!

PA Day Camp on June 3rd, 2022 will run from 9:30am-3:30pm and is available for full-day registration only. The cost for the full day of camp (6 hours) is $100.00 per camper.

Registration Policies

Please ensure you’ve read and understood our registration policies:

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PA Day Camp will be a day packed with adventures at High Park! We will be climbing trees, balancing on logs, digging in the dirt, and exploring High Park's wondrous, natural landscape, all while learning to appreciate nature through educational programming.

Camp will take place 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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Upcoming Camp Dates

For all those who joined us for our 2021 PA Day Camps: Thank you for the wonderful, fun-filled days at High Park! Please join us again on our upcoming PA Day Camp days.

  • Friday, January 14th, 2022 - Cancelled due to COVID-19.
  • Friday, February 18th, 2022
  • Friday, June 3rd, 2022
Age Groups

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

Junior Camp: 6-8 yrs

Senior Camp: 9-12 yrs

Pricing & Camp Bursaries

The price for PA Day Camp on June 3, 2022 is $100.00. Camp will run for 6 hours, from 9:30am-3:30pm.

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.

Active Outdoor Play

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.

COVID-19 Program Policies

We have adjusted our programs to keep our staff and community safe. We are following the guidelines for day camps established by Toronto Public Health and the Ministry of Health.

Here are some ways we will ensure your health and safety:

  • Staff are screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms and sent home if they are feeling unwell;
  • Staff and participants (ages 3+) will be wearing masks when social distancing is challenging and when indoors;
  • Participants are screened daily by staff;
  • Smaller group sizes;
  • Washrooms are sanitized after each group use;
  • Programs will run entirely outdoors;
  • All materials used by participants are sanitized after use.

Campers and staff will wear masks when social distancing is challenging, such as on a narrow trail, and when indoors. Otherwise, masks are optional. Please note that it is at the discretion of the Nature Centre to implement a mandatory mask policy whereby campers must wear a mask at all times, including outdoors, regardless of ability to maintain physical distancing.

Campers are encouraged to bring their own reusable non-medical masks. The Nature Centre will provide disposable, non-medical masks in the case of a lost or soiled personal mask.

To ensure the health and well-being of staff and campers, your child must stay home if they, or anyone in their household, 1) Is experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19, and 2) Has been told by a doctor/health care provider/border services agent to isolate for the next 14 days.

To view our COVID-19 policies and FAQs, click here.

Please note: There may be portions of the program that will run inside if cold temperatures and wind chill become a factor to the group's safety and comfort. Any indoor time will require campers to wear masks and stay socially distanced. All other portions of the program will run outdoors.

POLICY UPDATE: Effective March 12th, 2022, contractors hired by the High Park Nature Centre, unlike our employees and volunteers, will not need to provide proof of vaccination for fully outdoor programming.

Cancellations due to COVID-19

We will continue to diligently follow and align our programming with Toronto Public Health guidelines for day camps. If sudden changes need to be made to the number of participants we can allow to gather outdoors, we will be in touch with as much forewarning as possible.

Unfortunately, due to our limited schedule and resources, we will not be refunding or able to accommodate make-up visits if you cannot attend due to personal reasons related to COVID-19. This includes the need to stay home as a precautionary measure if you or your participants are feeling ill, if you or your participant contracts COVID-19, or if a decision is made on your group’s behalf to not attend due to COVID-19.

In situations where the Nature Centre cancels a program due to staff availability issues, participants will be eligible for either a make-up visit or a refund for the cancelled visit. Please note, refunds do not apply to cancellations related to extreme weather – Please read our general cancellation policy for more information.

Should the Nature Centre need to cancel an in-person program due to government-implemented COVID-19 measures, we may give the option to move sessions online, or to receive a 90% refund (with 10% retained as an administrative fee.)

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