Explorers Camp


Explorers Camp (Ages 4 – 12)*

Perfect for junior naturalists, Explorers Camp is all about wandering and getting to know Toronto’s local ecosystems. By building relationships with communities of plants and animals, campers learn how to better understand and care for them. Together, we grow an appreciation for humans’ connection to all living things and brainstorm ways that we can have a positive impact on our shared environment.

Explorers Camp follows a fun and fantastical storyline to inspire campers activities throughout the week. Each camp group completes daily missions related to specific naturalist skills and participates in a camp-wide game that furthers their learning. Campers are empowered to lead their own excursions in a way that feels timeless and promotes curiosity, awareness and connection to nature.

Key focus elements for the week include: games and play, exploration and adventure, working as part of a team and developing naturalist and survival skills.

 *Please note: Explorers Camp now encompasses what was previously called ‘Wanderers Camp’.

Content includes:

  • natural and human-made hazards
  • edible and medicinal plants and trees
  • mammals and wildlife tracking
  • birds and bird language
  • a holistic understanding of ecological systems
  • storytelling, art and theatre
  • a variety of wilderness living and naturalist skills

2019 Dates:

Week West End East End
July 2 – 5* Explorers Camp Explorers Camp
July 15 – 19 Explorers Camp Explorers Camp
July 29 – August 2 Explorers Camp None
August 12 – 16 Explorers Camp None

*Shortened week due to holiday

Location & Times:

West End – Etienne Brule Park (Humber Valley)

East End – Taylor Creek Park (Don Valley)

9:00am – 3:30pm

Limited spaces are available in Before Care (8:30-9:00am) and After Care (3:30-5:30pm) for an extra fee (see below).

Price: $375.00

*$335.00 for July 2 – 5

Before Care (8:30-9:00am): $25/week/child

After Care (3:30-5:30pm): $70/week/child

Children must be registered in Before Care and/or After Care at least one week prior to the start of camp. Please see our Before and After Care policy for more information.

Bursaries are available through the Best Day Ever Fund.


Open registration will begin on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:00am.

Click here for our registration policies.