The Toronto Islands provide a unique camp experience within the city. Our week long day camps include eco related activities while exploring the natural surroundings of the Islands. Each camp will include nature and environmental studies, fishing, swimming, a tram ride, canoeing from the boathouse, a visit to the William Meany Maze and a trip to the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse.
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Spend the morning with your child at Franklin Children’s Garden. Children and caregivers will meet in the city and take the ferry over with a Franklin Garden expert. The activities include storytelling, bug identification, organic gardening, eco and nature studies and crafts. All activities are eco-based; campers can learn more about the environment around them through hands-on activities. This program is intended solely for the camper registered in the program, 1:1 ratio child to caregiver is required.
Participants will explore an opportunity to learn performing techniques and a variety of exercises in the Island theatre. In addition, participants will be able to explore the Island amenities including canoeing and an ecology component.
Participants will have the opportunity to engage in outdoor education in the vegetation and wildlife on the island. Staff will provide eco-based programming which will provide participants with the knowledge of edible species, the how-to of growing, and surviving in the wilderness. As well, an arts and crafts component will be incorporated into the camp, using eco-friendly materials.
Participants will have the opportunity to develop skills and become experts in a variety of outdoors sports including but not limited to beach volleyball, soccer and frisbee golf on the Island course. In addition, participants will be able to explore the Island amenities including canoeing, and the lighthouse tour.
Campers will explore all the Toronto Islands have to offer by learning environmental skills in the outdoors. Participants will explore the lighthouse and organic gardening in the Franklin Children’s Garden. Campers will also learn basic canoeing skills; orienteering; and eco activities including nature exploration. Campers will also take part in the arts through an environmental lens. An island tram tour will provide an opportunity to explore everything the island has to offer.
Campers will explore the challenges of being a voyageur on the water. Campers will learn how to canoe and kayak on the Toronto Islands including skills such as J-stroke, C-stroke, portaging skills from our boathouse to the Gibraltar lighthouse and Snake Island. Campers will also learn how to fish including finding effective sites, how to thread a line, casting and setting the hook. Campers will learn about the indigenous wildlife on the islands and will take part in the arts through an environmental lens. An island tram tour will provide an opportunity to explore everything the island has to offer.
Toronto Island Day Camps operate rain or shine. In the event of a thunderstorm or rainy day, campers will be transported to sheltered facilities.