Located between Dufferin and Bathurst within the Don River system, Camp Naorca allows campers to gain an awareness of and appreciation for nature and the environment, while partaking in all the best-loved camp programs. Camp Naorca is a member of, and is accredited by, the Ontario Camps Association. Entering its 57th year of operation, Camp Naorca is an outdoor nature camp filled with a true camp spirit, bringing the experience of an overnight camp to a day camp setting.
Campers are placed into one of five age groups and must be the required age by the program start date.
Pathfinders (13-14 yrs) are encouraged to give input into the program and to make choices about which additional activities they would like to be involved in.
Sports, arts and crafts, ecology, music and drama, nature lore, archery, orienteering, initiative tasks, games, hikes, special events. Programs are designed specifically for the age and the interest of each group. Water activities are held at a nearby community centre. All campers are encouraged to participate in the water play and swim program.
We welcome and include children and youth with special needs/disabilities to explore our summer camp opportunities at a level of participation suitable to their ability, program choice and facility access.
Integration staff provides support during the camp program but not during bus transportation, morning pick-up or afternoon drop-off times.
Note: If your child/youth requires additional support/ facilitation to be included at camp, you must register using the integration program codes. In order to make full use of our limited resources, 2 weeks of support per child may be provided.
Campers learn outdoor skills like tent set-up and building campfires, and put them to use during optional camping experiences. The 13–14 year olds enjoy a three-day/twonight out trip to a nearby provincial park. Nylon dome tents with floors and meals make camping out comfortable and fun. Each night there is an outdoor evening program and campfire. Counsellors sleep in tents with campers for supervision during the night.
Note: There is a $100 fee to register for the out trip. Campers can wait until they attend the first two days of camp to determine if they would like to join in. There is also a program offered back at camp for participants who do not sign up.
Our Junior Camp program is tailor-made for a young camper’s needs. Our experienced and trained staff provide young campers with an exciting and devolpmentally appropriate introduction to the world of day camping.
Camp Hours: 9am - 4pm plus busing times. We offer nine day
Transportation: Camp buses take children to and from Camp Naorca from bus stops located at schools and community centres across the North York District. Staff are on duty to supervise campers at most stops and on all buses, where they fill the trip with singalongs, storytelling and other fun activities. Special attention and care is given to first time bus travellers. If this is a special concern, please note it on your child’s information form.
Lunch & Snacks: Campers must bring their own lunch, drink and two snacks. A litterless lunch and snacks are preferred.
Parent Handbook: Once you have registered, more detailed information is mailed to you in May.
If you are interested in having your child attend with our support or you are bringing your own support, please register using the Special Need barcode. Registrations will not be accepted if you register using the mainstream barcodes if your child requires support.
Safe professional bus transportation is provided for our Camp Naorca participants. All buses are driven by certified and experienced staff.
Bus stop locations and times are subject to change at the discretion of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation. If you choose to drive your child to camp, use the Forest Valley bus code.