Registration Ready for Spring/Summer 2020!

WE’RE SO EXCITED!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year … Spring and Summer Program Registration. That means that our Summer Eco Camp is only a few short months away (118 sleeps to be exact 🙂 ). We do understand that it can also be a frustrating time! There’s a lot to sign up for and not much time or space available.

So here are a few tips to get you registration ready!

  • Get your family and client numbers ready. You can call into Client Services ahead of time to either set up your account or retrieve forgotten numbers 416-396-7378 Option 1
  • Sign yourself in just before 7 am so you’re ready to go … note if your browser is idle for more than 5 minutes during your registration session you will time out and have to start over
  • Register for extended care after you’ve registered for camp programs. There’s always enough extended care spaces for our campers. Save time and leave it until after you’ve got everything else sorted out!

Get your program barcodes for Eco Camp here, get your program barcodes for Spring Cooking Programs here and get your program barcodes for weekday Garden and Nature Programs here!

You can also check out more info regarding City of Toronto Recreation Program Registration by visiting the City’s website here.

We look forward to seeing your Eco Camper this summer!

Fall/Winter Program Registration Sept. 11 at 7 am!

Registration for our cooking and weekday garden programs starts tomorrow, Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7 am! We’re excited to host another year of tasty vegetarian cooking classes at the High Park Children’s Teaching Kitchen. It’s a great way to get your little ones interested in veggies and healthy cooking! Our weekday garden programs are great for homeschoolers and wee ones not yet in school. Gardening is a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies 🙂

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For more information about our Cooking Programs including Registration Barcodes click here.

For more information about our Weekday Garden Programs including Registration Barcodes click here.

For more information about how to Register for City of Toronto Recreation Programs click here.

We hope to see you in the kitchen soon!

2019 March Break Eco Camp Registration

We know it’s not exactly the time of year to be thinking about March Break … but … it’s almost that time of year to register for March Break Eco Camp! So we’re here to help you get ready for registration once again!

That’s right registration starts at 7 am on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018. So get ready to hit redial and refresh to register your Eco Camper!

Our one big registration tip for all you caregivers out there … don’t bother registering for before and after care until you’ve got everyone registered for camp first! There’s always enough room in the before and after care programs for all of the campers. So that means you don’t need to waste time on registration day and you can sign-up for it later time.

Here is the link to the City’s Recreation Program Registration Page and a link to more information about our March Break Eco Camp.

 

Fall Cooking Program Registration Time!

It’s that time of year again … Fall Registration! Time to start preparing for some tasty treats and hearty fall food in our Creative Chefs with Caregiver and Gourmet Veggies Programs. Registration starts on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 7 am! 

You can check out more information on our cooking programs here.

For registration information check out the City of Toronto’s FUN Guide Registration webpage.

We also have a free Youth Vegetarian Cooking workshop happening on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. Youth can learn about cooking great vegetarian recipes while helping us prepare for Harvest Fest on Sunday, Oct. 1st, 2017! Please note you must register for this program through the City’s FUN Guide Registration process. For more information check out our cooking programs page.

We look forward to cooking with you this Fall!

March Break Eco Camp Registration

We know it’s tough thinking about March Break when plans for the holiday season are just warming up but it’s that time again! Registration starts tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 7 am. Spaces are limited so please make sure you start early!

For more information and barcodes for March Break Eco Camp 2017 go to our:

March Break Eco Camp Page.

For a reminder on registration procedures check out our:

Registration Preparation.

If you’re looking for fun activities during winter vacation we still have a few spaces in our Winter Break Programs:

Winter Break Programs.

Good luck to all and we hope to see your campers at Eco Camp in March!

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Spring into School Programs

The snow will melt, the snow will melt, the snow will melt … Spring is officially here and that means it’s time to get ready to garden! It’s also time to book your curriculum-linked Spring School Program! We’re so excited that even that little bit of snow couldn’t get us down while we’re getting ready to plant.

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Peas, greens, brassicas (that family of green veggies we’re all encouraged to eat like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, cauliflower, kale and kohlrabi), peas, radishes and beets all like a cooler growing season and can even take a little frost. Of course the chives and lemon balm have already poked their heads above the soil. As has one of our favourite spring veggies … sorrel. It’s one of those sour greens but with a green apple zing to it so it peps up your salad without leaving a bitter after-taste.

Bring your class our for a morning or afternoon session at the Children’s Garden. Hands on activities can include planting, watering, compost maintenance, worm holding & feeding (aka checking out the vermicomposter), games and more. There’s always so much to do in the garden during spring. Your class will have fun while learning about soil, plants, animals, insects and organic gardening. Half-day and full-day programs are available. Combine 2 half day programs to make a full day in High Park. Click here for more information.

Let's Go For A Hike!

Spring is also a great time to get out and explore nature as everything wakes up from it’s long winter’s nap. Many trees and plants will start to bloom soon, birds start chirping their songs, and bugs and insects start to buzz. The City of Toronto’s Parks and Ravines are a great place to go for a hike and explore nature in an urban setting. To dig deeper into the mysteries of urban nature in Toronto check out the Biodiversity Booklet Series.

Have an energetic class? A hike program is a perfect way to focus that energy while learning about habitats, animals, plants, soil, rocks, weather and more. There are plenty of hands on activities students will enjoy like plant and animal Identification, storytelling, nature-based science experiments, games, orienteering and more. Half-day and full-day programs are available. Combine 2 half day programs to make a full day in High Park. Click here for more information.

Let's Get Cooking!

Now that spring has graced us with it’s presence that means fresh fruits and veggies start growing in our garden. This means we get to incorporate them in our cooking programs. Fresh lettuce and sorrel for salads, kale for kale chips, chives to add flavour to our whole-grain cheddar biscuits and now we’re hungry just thinking about it!

Bring your class out for one of our healthy cooking programs. Not only will they make something tasty to eat, they’ll brush up on their fractions while their at it! Baking is one of the best, hands-on activities to help review fractions with students. There’s even a reward at the end when they get it right. Other hands on activities include harvesting, estimating & measuring the volume of ingredients, food mapping, safe kitchen practices (including knife handling for older grades), vegetable & fruit identification and more. Half-day and full-day programs are available. Combine 2 half day programs to make a full day in High Park. Click here for more information.

Spots fill-up quickly so book now for your chance to enjoy a little spring in High Park with your students!

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