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Nature Camps

Humber Arboretum day camps are based out of the Centre for Urban Ecology, but campers will spend most of their time outdoors where they will make their own discoveries in the forest, river, meadows, wetlands, gardens, and ponds of the Humber Arboretum. Active and engaging, our nature camps are designed for ages 5-12 and take place within the northwest part of the City of Toronto.

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Summer Camp

Weekly during July and August

Campers will spend their days participating in nature walks, forest exploration, pond discovery, eco-arts, natural mindfulness, camp songs and games, and much more. Weekly themes delve deeper into topics such as the Humber River, Powerful Pollinators, and Wetlands.

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Winter Camp

Tuesday January 2nd - Friday January 5th, 2018

Seasonal fun at this four-day Winter Break camp will include forest exploration, owl prowls, animal tracking, eco-arts, chickadee feeding and snowshoeing (if weather permits).

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March Break Camp

Monday March 12 - Friday March 16, 2018 

Owl prowls, fort building, chickadee feeding, animal tracking and - weather-permitting - snowshoeing and maple syrup harvesting make for a memorable March Break spent in the outdoors.

“I have to say how impressed I am with your camp. This is the first year for my son and he's loving it, so he will be back next year…     

My nephew, son & son's friend said it was the best camp ever. In fact, my nephew ….who lives in Ottawa said he enjoyed it so much that he wants to come back next summer to go to that same camp.” – Kelly Z.

“Our experience with the summer camp at the Humber Arboretum was outstanding. The programming successfully kept my rambunctious son engaged and little did he realize how much he learned. My son is a regular participant of summer camps of all kinds, and months later he still talks about how great this camp was. Unlike the usual “nothing” response I’m accustomed to getting from him when I would ask him what he did that day, he would greet me at the end of each camp day full of excitement and eager to recount his experience. The leaders created a welcoming and fun-filled environment, quickly making his first day jitters vanish. I especially value that the setting nurtures a connection with nature, it exposes children to the post-secondary environment and the leaders serve as great role models for educational goal-setting. By the second day of camp my son was telling me about what the various camp leaders were studying in school, paving the way for some great discussions about learning and careers. The summer camp at the Humber Arboretum is truly second to none.” – Barbara M.

"We can't say enough about the superb quality of your camp counsellors. Their energy and enthusiasm combined with warm nurturing support really helped Luca and Amelia's camp experience be superior to any other. It was three weeks they will never forget! We will definitely be returning next summer for more Arboretum fun." - Frances W.

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Humber Arboretum Summer Nature Camp is accredited by the Ontario Camps Association