Yes, once again … it’s that time to register for Winter Programs and March Break Camps. Here’s a little more info on how to register on Saturday, Dec. 7th at 7 am.
There’s so much happening this winter here at the Children’s Eco Programs! We’re excited to offer tasty cooking programs, enlightening school programs, badge fulfilling Guide & Scout Programs and super fun Birthday Party Programs. This is the first year we’re able to offer such a range of activities here in High Park. Our Children’s Teaching Kitchen has provided us with a warm and cosy space for learning, lunches and of course cooking veggies!
Registration for March Break Eco Camp is also coming up on Saturday, December 7th at 7 am … yes get that coffee ready the night before and have your speed dial and refresh buttons set to 416-338-4FUN and FUN Guide Online Registration. Spaces fill up fast so check out our March Break Eco Camp information page for the course barcode and general info.
At this time of year we also offer cooking and hiking programs for school groups in High Park. All programs are curriculum linked and give students a chance to learn and explore in an environment that is unique to Toronto. Check out our School Programs Page for more information.
It’s a mini registration date this time round … March Break Eco Camp registration starts on Saturday, December 7th at 7 am. Spaces are limited so we suggest you start as early as possible. Maybe we’ll get lucky and one day they’ll move the Etobicoke based program registration date to a weekday but for now …
Where did summer go?! It’s amazing how quickly 8 weeks of summer camp can fly by. We had an outstanding summer thanks to our many campers, parents, volunteers and of course … our awesome Counsellors! There were plenty of yummy, veggie filled snacks cooked in the Kitchen, hours and hours of hiking along lush green trails, many plants watered and harvested and tonnes of crafts created.
As usual summer is flying by and our campers are having a fantastic time! The Garden is growing and our campers and Drop-in Program participants are enjoying the bounty of fresh fruits and veggies. A few things are coming in a bit late but there’s always zucchini … and zucchini … and more zucchini (fortunately we have a fantastic recipe for Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake plus a vegan version too!).
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It’s definitely getting warm out there! We’ve had quite the spell of unusual weather so far this summer. Now with Mother Nature cranking the heat up a couple of notches we thought we’d let you know a little more about how we deal with serious weather situations.
We’re very fortunate to run our Eco Camp Programs here in High Park. There’s plenty of shade for those long hot summer days and we’re close enough to the lake to enjoy its cooling effect! We think that High Park is one of the best places to be during the extra hot days of summer.
During Heat Alerts We:
- Ensure campers are wearing hats, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Make sure they drink lots of water … even when they don’t feel thirsty
- Slow down the activities and games for the campers and even change them if it’s too hot
- Play water games with sponges and watering cans to keep them cool
- Also ask you send your camper wearing t-shirts so it’s easier to protect their shoulders from the sun
- If, some how, campers end up getting too hot we can bring them into our office (centrally located in the park) and allow them to cool off a bit in the air conditioning
During Sever Thunderstorms We:
- Ensure all camps take cover under appropriate shelter … this includes our Children’s Teaching Kitchen (probably the safest building in Toronto!), the Training Centre located next to our offices and a variety of picnic shelters located throughout the park
- Continuously monitor the weather
- Use our rain plan for different activities and games
An outdoor camp can be a great advantage during the hot summer months here in the City! A cool breeze off the lake and a few yummy treats from the garden make for great fun in the sun 🙂