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PA Day Camps in High Park

Have your child spend their PA Day holidays from school learning about and connecting with nature and wildlife in High Park.

A blue circle with a notice stating that registration for all PA Day Camps for the 2023-24 season is now open!

Registration for all 2023-24 PA Day Camps in High Park is OPEN!

Upcoming Camp Days: April 8, June 7
Time: 9AM-4PM

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

For all programs, participants must be of the minimum age for the group they wish to register for on or before the start of camp. We do this to ensure a fair registration process for those within the camp group age bracket. Thank you in advance for understanding! Exceptions can only be made for extenuating circumstances. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Kinder Camp Ages 4-5

Kinder Campers are a creative group that loves to have fun! They will make crafts, read stories, play games, and explore High Park!

Junior Camp Ages 6-8

Junior Campers are active and curious! They play nature games, make crafts, go on scavenger hunts, and meet lots of new friends.

Senior Camp Ages 9-12

Senior Campers will have fun learning how to hone their observation, identification, and environmental stewardship skills while working together as a team.

Registration for all 2023-2024 PA Day Camps in High Park is now open. PA Day Camps will run from 9AM-3:45PM on all days. Pick up time is between 3:45-4PM.

Spaces are available in Kinder Camp (4-5 years) Junior Camp (6-8 years) and Senior Camp (9-12 years) for these upcoming camp dates:

  • Monday, April 8, 2024 – 9AM-4PM
  • Friday, June 7, 2024 – 9AM-4PM

Camp spots fill very quickly! Be prepared for registration day by reading the tips below and by making sure you already have an account. Learn more by checking out some of our tips for registration day.

Our PA Day Camps are offered for full-day registration only (9AM-4PM).

Kinder, Junior and Senior Camp is offered for $100.00 for the full day.

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.

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.

Dropoff for Nature Camps will be at the High Park Nature Centre’s Forest School building located at 375 Colborne Lodge Drive.

A number of changes were made to the travel network within High Park as part of the High Park Movement Strategy that might influence your decision to drive to High Park. In case you’re driving we strongly recommend you to park your car at the public parking lot near Grenadier Cafe.

We continue to recommend using the TTC or biking as the best way to get to High Park and the Nature Centre. The Nature Centre is situated just a 5-minute walk from the High Park Subway Station. In case you were biking, there are bike racks available in front of the Nature Centre.

Visit our How To Get Here page to learn more about planning your trips to High Park.

When registering for camp, you will be given the option to fill out a friend request for your child. For your friend request to be accommodated, please ensure that you fill out this form during registration. Friend requests may also be made in writing, but must be done so prior to your child’s day at camp.

Note: Day-of friend requests WILL NOT be accommodated. Friend requests for children in different camp age groups are typically not accommodated unless for extenuating circumstances. These requests must be made in writing to the High Park Nature Centre.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding!

  • No Nuts, Please! The High Park Nature Centre is a strictly nut-free zone. Campers cannot bring snacks containing tree nuts or peanuts to accommodate campers and staff with life-threatening allergies. If your camper’s lunch or snacks have Sun Butter or Wow Butter, you must leave a note to let staff know that it is not peanut butter.
  • Pack a Litterless Lunch
    We encourage everyone to pack a litterless lunch to reduce our impact on the planet. We recommend big lunches with lots of extra snacks to enjoy throughout the day. If your camper has any food allergies, accommodations, or dietary restrictions, please let us know.

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.

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 engage in activities such as playing in the soil, balancing on logs and getting dirty. Our staff prioritizes safety by establishing clear guidelines for all participants. Children are encouraged to decide if/when they are ready to participate in these activities and are supervised throughout.

Programs will proceed with 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 questions or would like to talk with staff about your child’s participation in active outdoor play, please talk with us.

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

  • COVID-19 Policies & FAQ
  • General Cancellation Policy
  • COVID-19 Related Cancellation Policy
  • Extreme Weather-Related Cancellation Policy
  • Behaviour Policy
Nature is an amazing adventure all children should experience. We strive to keep our programs accessible to all families and invite anyone who finds our program fees limiting to apply to our Happy Camper bursary program. Our bursary program is available to individuals and families for our clubs and camps.

Looking for volunteer opportunities with our camp programs this season? We are accepting applications for Nature Camps Assistants! Don’t forget to apply and assist our outdoor educators at the High Park Nature Centre!

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