Urban Summer Day Camp
Pine’s summer day camps are all about getting kids outside, connecting with nature and having fun. Campers have the chance to explore city parks, play nature games, learn new wilderness and naturalist skills, and connect with their peers.
Registration for our 2023 Summer Day Camps will open on Wednesday, February 1st at 12:00pm (noon)! You can find more registration details below.
Looking for an option for teens? Check out our Teen Urban Summer Program for teens ages 13-15, and our Leaders in Training (LIT) program for teens ages 14-16.
Pine’s Summer Camp in 2023:
Campers will spend each day exploring habitats, finding nature treasures, and building their survival skills! Each day will be filled with nature connection activities like playing scavenger hunts, tracking animals, identifying wildflowers, or maybe even watching the resident red-tailed hawk hunt in the meadow. By the end of the week, campers will return home bursting with excitement about nature challenges, confident in their new skills and inspired to learn more about the natural world. Camp activities may include:
- Nature-based games and team challenges
- Working with hand tools and managing risk
- Identifying plants and animals
- Animal tracking and ecology
- Crafting with natural materials
- Storytelling and singing
Pine is an experience that should not be missed for all Toronto youth. The kindness of counselors along with their attention to getting to know each child individually is only equalled by the outdoor experience delivered.— Parent of two Pine campers
Summer 2023 Session Details:
This is a summer camp lasting one week with daily sessions.
Registering by age: To ensure kids of all ages are able to join us, we’ll be registering campers by age ranges: 4-6yo, 7-9yo, 10-12yo. However, individual camp groups will be created closer to the camp’s start date and will allow for mixing between these age ranges. As always, we will do our best to accommodate friend requests, but we cannot make guarantees.
***Two Week Limit Per Participant***
To ensure access to as many children as possible, we restrict campers to TWO WEEKS of camp.
We update program availability about once a week, but things can change fast! To double check if spots are available in your camp of interest, we recommend heading over to our registration site (click "Register" below). If a camp is full, we strongly encourage you to sign up to waitlists! We typically see quite a bit of movement on our waitlists before camps begin and we’d love to let you know if a spot opens up.
King's Mill Park (West End)
ET Seton Park (East End)
*Price for 4 day weeks (July 4-7, August 8-11): $380
Before care: 8:30am – 9:00am: $25/week (*$20 for 4 day week)
After care: 3:30pm – 5:30pm: $70/week (*$56 for 4 day week)
There are limited spaces available in Before and After Care. Families can register for Before/After Care through our registration system.
Bursaries are available through our Bursary Fund.
A $100 deposit is required upon registration. The balance is collected following acceptance. No payment plans will be available through the registration system. If payment in full creates financial hardship for your family, please reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a custom payment plan.
Please review our full cancellation policy carefully before registering.
The Pine Project offers additional support for children with varying exceptionalities and abilities. We offer a limited number of spots with an alternative ratio of 1:1 for each week at our day camp sessions throughout the summer. The office will follow up with each request to determine your family’s needs. 1:1 Camper Support: $320/week (*$285 for 4 day week)
*All Pine day camps will adhere to provincial and municipal public health guidelines as they continue to evolve.
Registration for Summer 2023:
We’ll be accepting applications to register for Summer 2023 starting on Wednesday, February 1st at 12:00pm (noon)! To view availability and apply to register after that date, click the Registration button below and complete an application.
*We follow an application to register process – families apply to register a camper and after brief review, we’ll send you an email to confirm your acceptance or follow up with some additional questions.
*If you anticipate a disability creating a barrier to completing our online registration process, please contact our office prior to the registration date.
*Please note: We offer pre-registration to returning campers before this public registration date.
Click here for registration policies.