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The Humber Arboretum hosts workshops, tours, family events and more throughout the year. Advance registration is required for most events. On our calendar below, click on the event you're interested in for more details. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to be kept up to date as new events are added.

Nature Camp: Arboretum Adventures (ages 4-12)

Summer Nature Day Camp at the Humber Arboretum gives kids aged 4-12 a chance to get outside, get active, and connect with nature. Weekly themes throughout offer activities such as nature walks and forest exploration, bird watching and insect investigations, ecogames, swimming, nature crafts, and much more.

This week campers will be going on some amazing adventures at the Humber Arboretum to learn the true value of urban greenspaces! The Humber Arboretum has some incredible ecosystems for your kids to explore including the Humber River, constructed wetlands, a shrub land meadow, and our forest, designated as one of the City of Toronto’s 86 Environmentally Significant Areas (ESA’s)!  Campers will get to discover and explore each of these fascinating habitats through a variety of hands on activities in hopes of catching a glimpse of some of our most interesting plant and animal neighbours!

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Nature Camp: Wild About Watersheds (ages 4-12)

Summer Nature Day Camp at the Humber Arboretum gives kids aged 4-12 a chance to get outside, get active, and connect with nature. Weekly themes throughout offer activities such as nature walks and forest exploration, bird watching and insect investigations, ecogames, swimming, nature crafts, and much more.

This week campers will have a chance to discover the life that exists within the ponds, river and wetlands of the Humber Arboretum!  They will learn about what a watershed is and find out why the Humber River watershed is so important to the Toronto region’s biodiversity.

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Jr. Naturalist Camp: Wildlife Wonders (ages 12-13) - Week One

Jr. Naturalist Camp is for curious youth ages 12-13 and focuses on exploring the West Humber Valley’s flora and fauna in greater detail.

Who knew that there could be so much wildlife within the city?  This two week session will be all about discovering the wildlife that calls the Arboretum home.  The Jr. Naturalists will learn to follow an animal’s movement not only by their footprints, but also by the pattern of their gait and will get deep into bird identification (not just by sight, but by sound as well).  We will also have the opportunity to get to know our aquatic neighbours through pond and river studies. There is so much to discover that we had to expand to two weeks!

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Nature Camp: Healthy Planet Healthy Lives (ages 4-12)

Summer Nature Day Camp at the Humber Arboretum gives kids aged 4-12 a chance to get outside, get active, and connect with nature. Weekly themes throughout offer activities such as nature walks and forest exploration, bird watching and insect investigations, ecogames, swimming, art & ecology, and much more.

This week of camp will have our campers learning about the importance of nature in their lives and why it is essential to protect nature not only for ourselves but for the diversity of life that depends on it for survival and for future generations as well! Through interactive games and activities campers will expand their knowledge in areas of health and wellness, recycling, ecological stewardship, and energy and water conservation to help them understand how our actions affect the health of the planet and show them ways that we can help make a positive impact at home and in our communities.  

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Jr. Naturalist Camp: Wildlife Wonders (ages 12-13) - Week Two

Jr. Naturalist Camp is for curious youth ages 12-13 and focuses on exploring the West Humber Valley’s flora and fauna in greater detail.

Who knew that there could be so much wildlife within the city?  This two week session will be all about discovering the wildlife that calls the Arboretum home.  The Jr. Naturalists will learn to follow an animal’s movement not only by their footprints, but also by the pattern of their gait and will get deep into bird identification (not just by sight, but by sound as well).  We will also have the opportunity to get to know our aquatic neighbours through pond and river studies. There is so much to discover that we had to expand to two weeks!

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Nature Camp: Powerful Pollinators (ages 4-12)

Summer Nature Day Camp at the Humber Arboretum gives kids aged 4-12 a chance to get outside, get active, and connect with nature. Weekly themes throughout offer activities such as nature walks and forest exploration, bird watching and insect investigations, ecogames, art & ecology, and much more.

This week campers will explore the beautiful and mysterious process of pollination!  Pollinators such as butterflies and bees are key to our food supply, and affect our lives in many important ways. Campers will learn about different types of pollinators, their relationships with trees and plants, and why we need to protect native species of plants to help pollinators thrive.

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Jr. Naturalist Camp: Nature Stewards (ages 12-13)

Jr. Naturalist Camp is for curious youth ages 12-13 and focuses on exploring the West Humber Valley’s flora and fauna in greater detail.

Stewardship can mean many different things, but here at the Arboretum the definition is quite simple—to take care of nature. With all of the magic that this place provides for its visitors, we want to make sure that we are also giving back. As the future leaders of this camp, the Jr. Naturalists will be helping with some big initiatives, like litter cleanups and invasive plant removals, while putting into practice their own leadership skills with the younger campers.

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Nature Camp: Intro to Wilderness Survival (ages 4-12)

Nature Day Camp at the Humber Arboretum gives kids aged 4-12 a chance to get outside, get active, and connect with nature. Weekly themes throughout offer activities such as nature walks and forest exploration, bird watching and insect investigations, ecogames, art & ecology, and much more.

Campers will explore the art of survival including food, shelter, water, and way-finding. Campers will use clues in nature to help determine direction and be introduced to basic edible and medicinal plants. We’ll look at the importance of water for survival and learn tips such as how to build a below-ground water capture still.

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Beaver Camp: Sensational Senses (ages 4-5)

Beaver Camp at the Humber Arboretum gives kids aged 4-5 a chance to get outside, get active, and connect with nature. Weekly themes throughout offer activities such as nature walks and forest exploration, bird watching and insect investigations, ecogames, art & ecology, and much more.

Beaver Campers will use their senses to explore the wonders that nature has to offer! Activities are designed to help the youngest campers better understand how humans and animals use their senses to engage with their surroundings.

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Jr. Naturalist Camp: Survival Skills (ages 12-13) - Week One

Jr. Naturalist Camp is for curious youth ages 12-13 and focuses on exploring the West Humber Valley’s flora and fauna in greater detail.

In this two-week session, Jr. Naturalists will get to dive deep into the world of wilderness survival. As much a mental challenge as it is physical, we will need to decide what is most important for us to survive: food, water, fire, or shelter? Just some of the skills that the Jr. Naturalists will learn and practice include knot-tying, creating natural shelters, building matchless/friction fires, foraging for food, and finding sources of safe drinking water. Are you ready for the challenge?

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