Registration Starts Sat., March 7th at 7 am for Eco Camp and Spring Programs!

For us here at the Children’s Eco Programs the first sign of spring isn’t the longer days or the warmer weather … it’s the opening day for Eco Camp Registrations! 😀 Get those fingers ready to hit the redial/refresh buttons and register your campers for Eco Camp! You will also find our Caregiver and tot (4 to 5 years) and child (6 to 9 years) Cooking With Veggies Programs plus our Edible Cosmetics Workshops for 9-16 year olds open for registration on March 7th. 

For our returning Eco Camp Families (especially those that have successfully concord the registration process before!) here are the barcodes and program information for this years Camp and Cooking Programs:

Click Here for Caregiver & Tot and Child Cooking with Veggies Program Information

Click Here or on the Picture Below for Eco Camp Program Information

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For those of you wondering how the City of Toronto’s Recreation Program Registration process actually works here’s a little run-down:

  • Each district has it’s own registration start date. For Etobicoke/York it’s Saturday, March 7th starting at 7 am (for other district dates click here). Anyone from across the city can register for a program in that district on the start date.
  • You have six options for registering for Rec/FUN Guide Programs. Click here for a description and instructions on how to register for City of Toronto Recreation Programs. For our programs we suggest using the phone (416-338-4FUN (4386) or touch-tone 416-338-0000) or going online in order to have the greatest chance at registering your camper.
  • Our available programming space (especially indoor space) is fairly small so our program size is quite limited. We would love to have hundreds of kids join us for Eco Camp each week but there’s only so much Garden. Also note many other Community and Recreation Centres have issues with space and are unable to hold as many programs as they (and the community) would like.
  • If you do miss out on our Eco Camp we offer a free Thursday morning drop-in program throughout July & Aug from 10 am to Noon. So please stop by and experience a bit of what our programs are all about!
  • A note about online registration. It can seem impossible to get onto the online registration site on the first day of registration. There is a reason for that … The City of Toronto wants to ensure fair access to programming for all individuals. So there are only a certain number of people allowed to register online at any given time on the first day of registration in each district. This allows people without access to computers (or high speed internet) an equal opportunity to register through the phone. The City of Toronto (including us!) is committed to ensuring accessibility to our programs for all the residents of Toronto.

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2015 March Break Eco Camp Registration

First of all I can’t believe I just had to type 2015! But at least it’s for a super fun reason 🙂 That’s right! The countdown to March Break Eco Camp Registration is now on. This Saturday at 7 am you can sign-up your camper for our 2015 March Break Eco Camp Program.

No matter the weather our March Break Eco Campers get out and enjoy exploring nature and hiking throughout High Park. Fun indoor activities include nature arts, cooking with fruits and veggies plus games and zoo tours. For more information on our March Break Eco Camp click here.

Program Barcode:  2676000
Location: High Park Children’s Teaching Kitchen
Age: 6 to 10
Date: March 16-20, 2014
Time:  9 am to 4 pm (extended care available, registration required – Before 8-9 am (2675998- $14/week) and After 4-5 pm (2675999- $14/week))
Registration: Call 416-338-4FUN (4386), click here for online registration or head to your nearest Recreation Centre to sign up.
Cost: $179.00 per camper

We also have spaces left in a few of our other winter programs. Available winter workshops for 6 to 10 year olds include Nature Arts (Dec. 22 – 2675986), Baking Adventures (Dec. 23 – 2678354) and/or Winter Eco Adventures (they saw Eagles last year! Jan. 2 – 2675987).

There is also one available Winter Cooking Class for 8 to 12 year olds Saturdays (1 to 3 pm) starting Jan. 10 Barcode: 2675990.

You can check these all out online at the City of Toronto’s FUN Guide Registration Page.

ONLY 5 MORE SLEEPS UNTIL CAMP STARTS!!!

We’re so excited! Camp starts on Monday (with a day off for everyone on Canada Day don’t forget)! Our Camp Counsellors are getting ready for a summer full of fun, organic gardening, hiking, swimming, cooking and so much more. 

So this is officially the time to remind parents (who have already signed up their campers for Eco Camp) to get your forms in! You can also find copies of our camp forms and the Parent Handbooks on our Eco Camp Page. If you’re one of the lucky folks to get a spot on a waitlist please download the Camper Information Form, Media Release Form and Parent Handbook and send the forms back as soon as possible.

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Happy Camping! 🙂

Eco LIT’s Rock!

What is an Eco LIT you ask? They are up and coming environmental leaders, youth who want to learn more about working with children and passing on their love of nature, gardening and healthy cooking. 

Are you or do you know someone who would like to learn leadership skills while working with campers and amazing Camp Counsellors? Then this program is for you!

We still have a few spaces left for our Summer Eco LIT (Leaders In Training) program. Click here for more details or register through the City of Toronto’s FUN Guide registration portal.

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Summer Camp 2014 Registration Update

Thanks to everyone who registered for our 2014 Eco Camps!

Our Eco Sprouts Camp for 4 and 5 year olds is full with long waitlists as is our Junior Eco Camp for 6 to 9 year olds (you’re still welcome to add your Junior Camper or Sprout to the list … you never know how many families we have to go through to find someone to take a spot) .

There are a few spaces left in our Eco LIT Program (2568624). Is your teen interested in nature, gardening and cooking? This is a great program to help youth gain leadership skills in a fun, outdoor learning environment.

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The 2014 Registration Cheat Sheet!

It’s almost time! Spring and Summer Program Registration is fast approaching 😀 This round of registrations includes our Spring Cooking Programs and Summer Eco Camp Day Camp Programs. So get those barcodes and bookmarks ready, program the coffee pot for 6:45 am on Saturday March 1st and stand by to hit those redial and refresh buttons. For more information about our Eco Camps Click Here or for our Cooking Programs Click Here.

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So here we go … Registration Preparation!

The first and most important thing to remember is that Registration for our Eco Camp and Cooking with Veggies Programs starts Saturday, March 1st at 7 am. Alas to get a spot in many of our Eco Camp Weeks you will need to start trying to register right at 7 am on the 1st. Our programs are all eligible for Welcome Policy Recipients … want to know more check out the Welcome Policy Page.

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March Break Eco Camp Barcode and Registration Info – Just in Case!

If you’re looking for March Break Eco Camp Info (at 6:55 am 😉 ) look no further!

Program Barcode:  2342750
Location: High Park Children’s Teaching Kitchen
Ages: 6 to 10
Date: March 10-14, 2013
Time:  9 am to 4 pm (extended care available, registration required – Before 8-9 am (2342748- $13/week) and After 4-5 pm (2342749 – $13/week))
Cost: $171.00 per camper

Registration: Call 416-338-4FUN (4386), click here for online registration or head to your nearest Recreation Centre to sign up.

Click here for more information about our March Break Eco Camp.