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Summer Nature Day Camps (ages 3 to 11)

TBG camps are held primarily outdoors in the Teaching Garden and surrounding ravine, but campers will also explore artifacts in the beautiful James Boyd Children’s Centre.


Animal Camp
If your little one is curious about creatures, this half-day camp is for them! Play animal games, sing songs, create cool critter crafts and help our animal neighbours by planting in the Teaching Garden! [TG14SAC1] Morning Session: July 7 to 11, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Public $125; Members $100


Ewwww! Join us as we examine the weird, the wild and the slimy side of nature. Each day we’ll delve into bizarre plant and animal adaptations as we work towards becoming Grossologists!
[TG14SGR] Afternoon Session: July 7 to 11, 1 to 3 p.m.
Public $135; Members $120

Bug Camp
Grab your butterfly net and join us for a bug hunt in the Teaching Garden! Create cool crafts with wings and antennae, play creepy crawly games and learn about bugs that crawl, fly, scuttle, squirm, hop and swim!
[TG14SBC] July 14 to 18, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Public $265; Members $245

Animal Survivors
If you’ve ever wondered how animals survive outdoors all year round, then this is your camp! Choose an animal totem for the week and become one with your inner creature with crafts, stories and art! Mimic the survival techniques of some amazing animals and test your abilities in a game of predators and prey.
[TG14SSUR] July 28 to August 1, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Public $265; Members $245

X-treme Plants Camp
Examine some of the strangest plants from around the world! Meet plants that look like their favourite insects and birds. Feed our carnivorous plants and be careful not to get poked by our cacti as we examine the extreme measures plants take to ensure their survival. Campers will design and plant their own x-treme garden.
[TG14SXTP] August 11 to 15, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Public $265; Members $245


Science Camp
Sign up to become junior scientists and learn about biology, botany, chemistry and, especially, earth sciences! Examine insects, explore animal x-rays, make nature boats to float down a river and perform new science experiments each day!
[TG14SSC] July 21 to 25, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Members $245; Public $265

Farm to Table Camp
Spend a fun-filled week in the garden learning about the joys of growing your own food. Harvest fresh ingredients to make delicious treats, canned goods and even some mouth-watering food photos. All creations will be nut-free.
[TG14SCOO] August 18 to 22, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Public $265; Members $245

Art Camp
Attention art aficionados! Be inspired by nature for this camp as we paint, draw, make amazing animal masks and design our own T-shirts. Campers may have the opportunity to display their art in the TBG Art Gallery for the fall season.
[TG14SART] August 25 to 29, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Public $265; Members $245


Green Explorers Camp
Do you love nature, the city and greening your city? We’ll explore the fascinating industrial history behind some of Toronto’s most beloved green spaces on trips to Riverdale Farm, the Leslie Street Spit and a ravine bike trip to the Don Valley Brickworks! All trips will have a minimum 1:4 ratio for adults to children.
[TG14SGRE] August 5 to 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Public $265; Members $245


  • Ratio of adults to children is 1:5
  • Most programs can be modified for children with special needs
  • Please dress children for the weather
  • Please pack nut-free lunches and snacks

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  1. Matthias Grupp

    TBG Summer Camp rocks! My son had a great time tending the gardens and creating art projects. We will see you again this summer :-)

    • Brandi Bechard

      I double agree! We love having you Finn! And all the other campers too :) What a wonderful summer it has been here at the TBG .

  2. Finn Frankis

    I have had a great time at Cooking camp! I’m so sad to be leaving tomorrow! Making Jam was so fun! It was so cool how we used the solar oven to cook s’mores! I’m excited for pizza tomorrow.

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