Welcome to the world of Overnight Camp! This program is designed to introduce and prepare young campers for an overnight experience away from home.
Campers will spend the first week at Harbourfront Centre building confidence and learning a variety of skills while also participating in general camp activities such as arts and crafts and active games.
The second week will be spent at Lake St. George Field Centre where they will further develop their skills while participating in outdoor activities such as orienteering, fire building and canoeing. Come and see what overnight camp is all about!
On the week of the overnight camp experience, campers will start their day at Harbourfront Centre on the Monday morning for attendance and will then be bussed to the Lake St. George Field Centre, leaving at approximately 9:30am. Campers will return on Friday afternoon for regular pick up at our Camper Pick Up, busing or Extended Program locations. The cost of bussing to and from Lake St George is included in the price of camp. All campers will be asked to fill out a supplementary information form for all overnight camps. These questionnaires will be sent out with the confirmation letter.
In partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Harbourfront Centre Camps is pleased to offer overnight camp experiences at TRCA’s beautiful Lake St. George Field Centre located in Richmond Hill.
The TRCA is one of Ontario’s leading outdoor and environmental education providers with more than 50 years of history and experience. The Lake St. George Field Centre occupies a 120-hectare site on the ecologically significant Oak Ridges Moraine.
Each of the overnight experiences will be run in partnership with the staff at the Lake St. George Field Centre. Campers will participate in a variety of programs, including but not limited to lake ecology, biodiversity, orienteering, canoeing, wilderness survival and team-building on the low ropes course to name a few. Campers will be supervised by experienced Harbourfront Centre Camps staff.
At Lake St. George Field Centre, campers will be housed in the Bond House dormitory, a climate-controlled facility with washrooms and showers, classroom, lounge, kitchenette area, ping-pong table and mudroom. Each day, campers will be provided with three healthy and delicious home-cooked meals and a snack in accordance with the Canada Food Guide.
Harbourfront Centre is a registered charitable organization and financial assistance may be available through our Kids First program. Learn more under the Registration Info sections of our March Break and Summer Camps websites.
OVERNIGHT: This program includes an
SPECIAL GUEST: A special guest is brought
in to work with campers.
OFF-SITE: These camps operate at an off-site
location. Supervised transportation is provided to and from camp.
OPEN HOUSE: This camp offers an open
house experience, so friends and family can visit the camp.
SPLASH PAD: Campers go on an outing to a
splash pad (weather permitting).
FIELD TRIP: These camps offer one field trip
per session (weather permitting).
CANOEING: Campers go canoeing once per
session (weather permitting).
SWIMMING: Campers swim for about one
hour each session (weather permitting).