Summer Nature Day Camps (ages 3 to 13)

Join TBGKids for an exciting summer of nature and garden exploration! Kids will unplug and reconnect with nature in the Teaching Garden and the Wilket Creek ravine. They will also play games and create art in TBG’s cozy classroom. Camp days start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. with the exception of Animal Camp which is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Extended care is available. Please see below.

* To ensure a safe environment for campers with allergies, TBG requests that all packed lunches and snacks are peanut and tree nut free.

Extended Care
Busy schedule? Before and after care is available. TBGKids staff will provide supervision for free play and games, crafts and nature activities. Drop-off campers as early as 8:30 a.m. and pick them up as late as 5:30 p.m. Sign-up for extended care when you register for camp.
$60 per camper, per week.
(Extended care is not available for Animal Camp and Green Explorers Camp.)


Nature Art Camp (ages 7 to 9)
Tuesday, July 4 to Friday, July 7 (this camp is offered again August 21 to 25)
Public: $216; TBG Member: $191
Nature Art Camp is such a hit every year that we decided to offer it twice this summer. This is a camp for budding artists and nature lovers! Campers will create sculptures with clay found along Wilket Creek, paint watercolours outdoors in the garden, and learn to draw bugs and animals found around the TBG. Friends and family are invited to a gallery show at the end of the week.

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Storybook Camp (ages 5 to 6)
Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14
Public: $270; TBG Member: $245
Does your child love stories? At this camp they will hop through the garden with Peter Rabbit, help the Lorax protect Truffula trees, learn to grow potatoes with the story Two Old Potatoes and Me, and create their own storybook using their imagination. Campers will spend lots of time exploring the Teaching Garden as well as making crafts, playing games and enjoying stories.

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Animal Camp (ages 3 to 4, with parent/caregiver)
Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14
Public: $125; TBG Member: $100
Is your little animal fascinated by wildlife? Then this half-day camp might be just the right size. Spend some quality time outdoors with your child while we sing songs, explore the garden and create creature crafts.

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Wild in the City Camp (ages 7 to 9)
Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21
Public: $270; TBG Member: $245
If you child is wild about animals, this is the camp for them. Campers will discover and mimic the lives of wild urban animals by engaging in fun outdoor games. They will dip nets into the shallow Wilket Creek in search of minnows and other small water creatures, and enjoy an up-close look at wild creatures from the Toronto Wildlife Centre.

SOLD OUT

Bug-o-logy Camp (ages 5 to 6)
Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28
Public: $270; TBG Member: $245
Bug-loving kids – Grab your nets and join the bug hunt! Campers will build a bug hotel, chase butterflies as they flutter by, and spend lots of time in the garden exploring the mysterious lives of our six-legged friends.

SOLD OUT

Garden-to-Table Camp (ages 7 to 9)
Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4
Public: $270 TBG; Member: $245
How does a garden become a meal? With our help. Campers will spend their days in the Teaching Garden learning how to grow herbs and vegetables, harvesting fresh ingredients, making food art and creating delicious treats.

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Green Explorers Camp (ages 10 to 13)
Tuesday, August 8 to Friday, August 11
Public: $250; TBG Member: $225
Is your pre-teen passionate about making Toronto greener? In this four-day camp, they will explore some of Toronto’s most valuable greenspaces, visit the glass houses at Allan Gardens downtown, and bike the Lower Don Trail, all while learning how to become an enviro-leader in their community.

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Pollinator Camp (ages 5 to 6)
Monday, August 14 to Friday, August 18
Public: $270; TBG Member: $245
If your child dreams of bees and is mesmerized by monarchs, this is the camp for them. Campers will explore the garden every day in search of pollinating insects, hear about the busy lives of TBG’s honey bees, and build a hummingbird feeder to take home.

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Nature Art Camp (ages 7 to 9)
Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25 (this camp is also offered July 4 to 7)
Public: $270 TBG; Member: $245
Nature Art Camp is such a hit every year that we decided to offer it twice this summer. This is a camp for budding artists and nature lovers! Create sculptures with clay found along Wilket Creek, paint watercolours outdoors in the garden, and learn to draw bugs and animals found around the TBG. Friends and family are invited to a gallery show at the end of the week.

SOLD OUT 

The Toronto Botanical Garden values accessibility and inclusion. Children with special needs are encouraged to participate, however TBG is not able to provide 1:1 support. Contact the Children’s Education Supervisor, Community Programs, for information on accessibility at the Toronto Botanical Garden. tbgkids@torontobotanicalgarden.ca

 

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