Bike Ventures Camp
Campers aged 8-14 ride their way through the wilder side of the Brick Works Camps and the Lower Don Valley.
Bike Ventures Camp registration opens on January 31st at 9am!
Evergreen’s Bike Ventures Camp is dedicated to connecting campers aged 8-14 of all mountain biking experiences to the outdoors where campers will take part in skills sessions, trail rides, mechanical workshops, and nature play.
Our experienced bike counsellors will help campers gain confidence, teach them important mountain biking safety skills, and ensure they have a positive experience while helping campers develop their mountain biking skills and confidence. Our Bike Ventures activities are designed to be fun, inclusive, and positive as campers work through their teamwork, sportsmanship, and of course, mountain biking skills.
- Programs are full days (8:45am-3:30pm; after care is available)
- Bike Ventures campers will be grouped together based on age to create an age-appropriate experience. Please note that campers of all mountain biking experiences are welcome for each group:
Hawks: Ages 8-11
Falcons: Ages 12-14
- Note: This program includes guidance and coaching from experienced mountain bikers and outdoor educators, however, we require all campers to have good bike handling skills before registering.
- To view our full summer schedule, please see our ‘Overview Camp Schedule’ PDF.
- For information about our other summer camp programs, visit Evergreen Adventure Camp.
- Please view our Handbook for more information.
July 4 to September 1, 2023*
*Please note, there will be no camp programs on statutory holidays such as Canada Day and the August Civic Holiday.
Drop off is from 8:45-9:00am, pick up is at 3:30pm.
Extended after care is available from 3:30-5:30pm.
5-day sessions: $495/week (after care: $90/week or $18/day)
4-day sessions: $415/week (after care: $72/week or $18/day)
Bike Ventures Camp registration opens on January 31st at 9am!
**To ensure access to as many children as possible, registration is limited to two sessions per camper for the duration of the season. If your preferred session is full, we strongly encourage you to sign up for our waitlists**
Please refer to our Tips For Registration PDF for more information.
Upon registering you will be charged a $100 registration fee to secure your spot. All remaining payments will be processed on May 8, 2023.
No refunds will be issued if a reservation is cancelled within 21 days of the session start date. Otherwise, 90% camp fees are refundable (10% will be retained as an administration fee). Please note, registrations are non-transferable.
Refunds will not be issued for missed camp days due to inclement weather, including flooding, changing public health regulations or COVID-19 related closures. Evergreen retains the right to change our refund policy without notice to adapt to the ever-evolving public health situation.
Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to email@example.com.
Please know that applications are assessed on a first come first served basis. The bursary application will close once funding is exhausted.
Our priority is to provide a positive camp experience for all our campers. Camp staff are dedicated to creating an inclusive, safe and educational program for all campers. If your camper has special needs or requires accommodation at camp, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure our Camp Inclusion Team can give your camper the best experience possible.
The Camp Director will discuss supports available and our team will reach out with the best available options and suggestions. We recognize that we cannot meet every camper’s needs, however, we will do our best to prioritize a safe and successful camp for all involved.
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Where can I park?
Evergreen offers a free parking window in all parking lots from 8:45-9:15am and 3:30-3:45pm every weekday during summer camp. Those registered for extended after care will receive a separate parking pass.
Your parking passes will be shared with you via email approximately one week prior to your camp session. We strongly recommend printing your parking passes to avoid being ticketed during drop-off.
If parking outside those hours, you must pay at the meter. For our shuttle bus timings, please see here.
Can my camper be in the same group as their friend?
Building a fun, friendly and accepting group of campers is a key goal for Evergreen Adventure Camp, and we encourage all campers to build new friendships.
To ensure this, we accept friend requests only if the campers are in the same grade program and session, and we limit the requests to one per camper. Friend requests that are not in the same grade and session group will not be considered.
Please contact our camp office upon successful registration to write in your friend request as early as possible.
Please note, we are unable to guarantee friend requests.
What do you do in inclement weather?
We’re outside as much as possible! We love the outdoors at camp and spend as much time outside as we can. That being said, we do have access to indoor spaces at all times and can spend some time inside in extreme weather, such as thunder, lightning, hail, and extreme heat.
Please know that all campers will be strongly encouraged to carry full water bottles along on their adventures and camp counsellors will schedule hydration breaks on hot days.
My camper is too old for your camp. What other opportunities are there at camp for them?
We are always looking for volunteers to support our camp program and to grow our camp community! Please contact our camp office if you’re interested in volunteering.
We also have our LIT and Trail Blazers programs for campers ages 12-14. To learn more about our leadership programs, you can refer to our LIT & Trail Blazers PDF.
How will camp be kept COVID-19 safe for campers?
All campers must self-screen using this tool prior to arrival on site.
All campers are highly recommended to wear non-medical masks in all indoor spaces, including washrooms.
Campers will be washing their hands routinely throughout the day with soap and warm water and/or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when not close to washrooms.
Covered outdoor spaces will be prioritized for eating, however, eating may occur indoors due to inclement weather.
Will campers be wearing masks outdoors?
No, however, all campers are highly recommended to wear non-medical masks in all indoor spaces, including washrooms. Please note that we are a mask-friendly space.
We ask you to pack extra non-medical masks or face coverings for your campers. We also have disposable masks available!
Will campers be screened daily?
What happens if a camper is sick during the program?
If a camper falls ill while at camp, they will be placed in an isolated area with camp staff. Caregivers will be contacted to pick up their camper immediately. The caregiver will be asked to take the child to a COVID-19 assessment center to be tested. If a negative result is confirmed the child will be allowed to return to camp once symptoms have resolved for 24 hours.
Please reach out to email@example.com to notify the camp team should your camper be staying home due to feeling ill or sick.
What if my camper cannot attend camp due to COVID-19?
Unfortunately, refunds will not be issued for missed camp days.
What happens in the event Evergreen cancels camp due to COVID-19?
If Evergreen is forced to cancel camp due to COVID-19, we will notify you via email. Refunds will be issued, less the non-refundable deposit, should Evergreen cancel camp days due to changing public health regulations or COVID-19 related closures. Evergreen retains the right to change our refund policy without notice to adapt to the evolving public health situation.
Is there an extended after care program?
Yes, we are pleased to offer an extended after-care program from 3:30-5:30pm for an additional fee of $90/week or $18/day. Please contact our camp office for more information.
Do you have a lost and found office?
Our camp office is our lost and found office which is located in the Our camp office is our lost and found office which is located in the alleyway by the Children’s Garden! See here for our map. Please contact our camp office if your camper has forgotten or lost any item at the Brick Works.
Please note, we strongly encourage campers to avoid bringing items deemed as valuable to camp. Evergreen is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
My camper does not own a bike. Can we still register?
Yes, absolutely! You’re welcome to borrow one of ours! Upon registration, you will have the option of renting a bike for an additional cost of $50/week.
Please know we will try our best to find the right bike for your camper but we are unable to guarantee it will always be the right fit. You are welcome to visit us and see our range of bikes yourself prior to your camp session! Please contact our camp office if you’re interested in this option.
What happens in the event Evergreen cancels camp due to unforeseen circumstances?
If Evergreen is forced to cancel camp, we will notify you via email. Refunds will be issued, however, 10% of camp fees will be retained as an administration fee. Evergreen retains the right to change our refund policy without notice to adapt to the evolving public health situation or other unforeseen circumstances.
My camper has an account credit. How can I use the account credit towards Bike Ventures Camp?
Please contact our camp office if you’re interested in transferring your acciunt credit towards Bike Ventures camp.
Due to our staff working remotely, response times may be delayed, and so, we strongly encourage you to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For urgent inquiries, you can reach us at 416-596-1495 x 252.
If you are a school or other group planning on visiting Evergreen Brick Works, please review our Information for Visiting Groups (PDF 58kb) before your visit.
Evergreen is a national not-for-profit dedicated to making cities flourish. Children’s camp revenues help support our children’s programs including the Visiting Schools Program as well as the free community programming on weekends at Evergreen Brick Works. We appreciate your support in continuing to offer these community programs to children in Toronto.
Evergreen is proud to be accredited by the Ontario Camps Association. The OCA works to preserve, promote and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. Evergreen has voluntarily submitted to an independent appraisal completed by camp experts and has met up to 300 health, safety and quality program standards, from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. OCA Accreditation is a parent's best evidence of a camp’s commitment to health and safety.