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March Break Nature Camp

Monday March 13 to Friday March 17, 2023. 

Get your kids outside and exploring in all seasons! March Break day camp at the Humber Arboretum is all about embracing the great nature connection opportunities created by the changing seasons. 

Two children in winter clothes peek under the lid of a sap collection bucket hanging from a tree.

This March Break give your child the opportunity to get outside, get active, and develop a lasting appreciation for the natural environment.

With a focus on maple syrup harvesting and other seasonal activities, the Humber Arboretum's March Break Nature Camp is for ages 6 to 12. The day camp is facilitated by Nature Interpreters who work regularly throughout the year with school classes and community groups.

March Break Nature Camp takes place over five days, Monday to Friday. The camp day runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with drop off beginning at 8:30 am and pick-up from 3:45 to 4:15 pm.

Activities

  • Maple syrup harvesting
  • Snowshoeing (weather permitting)
  • Chickadee feeding and owl prowls
  • Nature walks & forest exploration
  • Art & Ecology
  • Animal tracking
  • Shelter building
  • Survival skills

Cost

  • One week camp fee: 2023 details TBA

 

 

A girl in winter clothes walks through a wooded area using a long branch as a walking stick.

A girl sits on the floor of an education center, potting a spider plant.

Cancellation Policy

All withdrawals requested two weeks prior to the start of the camp week will be refunded the full camp fees, minus a $25 administration fee. Any withdrawals requested less than two weeks prior to the start of the camp week will be refunded 50% of all camp fees.

 

A counsellor and two students pour maple sap into a cooler

What to Bring

  • Morning and afternoon snacks and drinks*
  • Lunch (except Friday, pizza day)*
  • Warm coat
  • Snow pants
  • Scarf
  • Gloves/Mittens - 2-3 pairs for when they get wet
  • Long underwear
  • Rain boots
  • Thick socks - several pairs!
  • Toque
  • Sweater
  • Sunglasses
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Willingness to play in the cold!

 

Meals and Transportation

*The children will bring their own lunches, snacks, and drinks each day except for Friday, when lunch will be provided by the Arboretum. Please inform us of any food allergies and please do not bring nut products of any kind to camp. We strive to minimize the amount of waste produced at the Centre, and a key part of that is promoting Litterless Lunches. Please bring only reusable or recyclable containers and utensils. We will ask campers to take their garbage and anything that can’t be recycled here back home and to compost any food waste using our on-site compost bins. For tips, see this Waste Free Lunch flyer from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (PDF).

The Humber Arboretum and Centre For Urban Ecology is accessible by TTC - see our directions page for details.

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