Nature Camp at the Humber Arboretum

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A girl holds a monarch butterfly

Summer Nature Camp at the Humber Arboretum starts July 3 and runs throughout July and August! 

Humber Arboretum nature day camps are based out of the Centre for Urban Ecology, but campers spend most of their time outdoors making 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 5-13 and are conveniently located at the back of North campus.

Nature Camp (ages 5-12)

Every week of Nature Camp includes activities such as nature walks, forest exploration, ecology games, pond discovery, natural mindfulness, and free-swim Fridays (supervised time in Humber's indoor pool). Weekly themes inspire more activities that explore a special part of our natural world. 

Several weeks of Nature Camp are already wait-listed, but there's still room available to explore exciting themes during the first week of camp and later this summer:

July 3-6 Arboretum Adventures
July 9-13 Humber River Rally (waiting list)
July 16-20 Dirty Science (waiting list)
July 23-27 Wetland Wonders (waiting list)
July 30 - Aug 3 Wilderness Survival
Aug. 7-10 Powerful Pollinators
Aug. 13-17 Eco Olympics
Aug. 20-24 Time Travellers
Aug. 27-13 Ecosystem Exploration

New This Year - Jr. Naturalist Camp 

Jr. Naturalist Camp is a new day camp for curious 12- and 13-year-olds that focuses on exploring the West Humber Valley’s flora and fauna in greater detail. There are four weeks of camp to choose from:

July 16-20 Aquatic Ecosystems
July 23-27 Terrestrial Ecosystems
Aug. 13-17 Aquatic Ecosystems
Aug. 20-24 Terrestrial Ecosystems

Times and Pricing

The regular camp day runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with before- and after-care available from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee.

A full week of camp starts at $245 (or $200 for the two four-day of weeks of Nature Camp, July 3-6 & Aug 7-10). A sibling discount and payment plan are available in the registration system.

To learn more and register online, visit

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