Evergreen Adventure Camp program offers 4–10 day camp sessions where campers aged 6–15 will explore the greener side of Toronto through new discoveries and adventures in the urban wild.
With more nature than any other city of its size in the world, Toronto offers children and youth an ideal environment in which to uncover the wilderness that lies beneath the urban landscape. We’ve seen how outdoor play activates the body and engages the mind, inviting Evergreen Adventure campers to develop a new relationship with the natural world and inspiring a new generation of environmental stewards in the process.
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Learn all about Evergreen Adventure Camp by downloading the Evergreen Adventure Camp 2018 Parent Handbook (PDF, 2.4mb)
For detailed information on Evergreen Adventure Camp schedule and fees, download the Session Breakdown (PDF, 45kb).
Camper Age Groups
Campers will be grouped together based on grades to create an age-appropriate experience. Campers must be at least six years of age by the first day of camp. This ensures young campers are able to fully participate for the entire day session.
- Junior Group—Ages 6 & 7
- Intermediate Group—Ages 8 & 9
- Senior Group—Ages 10 & 11
- Leaders in Training—Ages 12, 13, 14 & 15
- Trail Blazers (Girls Only) - Ages 12, 13, 14 & 15
Leaders in Training (LIT) Program
The LIT Program is two weeks and offered for youth ages 12–15. The program is a fun and exciting introduction to taking on leadership roles within our camp community. Our highly skilled staff will mentor and guide the LIT participants through exciting challenges and projects onsite, and provide feedback during the process. Activities include bicycle adventures, foraging for wild edibles, working with hand tools and developing knowledge around species identification.
LIT’s will have the opportunity to practice their new skills by working with a younger camp group in leading a program. This is an exciting way for youth to meet new friends who share similar interests in the outdoors.
Trail Blazers Girls Leadership Camp
This two week session for girls aged 12-15 is aimed at building confidence and learning leadership skills in a comfortable and empowering environment.
Participants are mentored by skilled and fun female staff and will focus on activities ranging from bike mechanics to hiking to learning to cook in our outdoor bread oven.
Fees & Policies
The Evergreen Adventure Camp costs $400/week per camper. Extended care is available from 3:30–5:30pm for an additional $40 for the full week. For detailed information on Evergreen Adventure Camp schedule and fees, download the Session Breakdown (PDF, 32kb).
- Daily lunch
- 15% discount at Evergreen Garden Market
- 15% discount on parts and accessories plus 10% off bike purchases at Sweet Pete's Bicycle Shop
- A 15% discount available for all campers at the Gradale Academy, a Private elementary school located at Evergreen Brick Works. For more information please contact Michelle Gradish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friend Request Policy
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. No friend requests are guaranteed.
No refunds will be issued if a reservation is cancelled within 21 days of the session start date. Otherwise, camp fees are refundable, less a $50 administration fee.
What options do I have for camp sessions?
Evergreen Adventure Camp offers two types of a sessions. A one week “Explorer” program and a two week “Adventurer” program. The Adventurer program allows for deeper discovery into the valley and the natural environment around Evergreen Brick Works
What time does camp start?
You can drop off your camper as early as 8:30am. Camp begins at 9:00am.
How late can I pick up my camper?
Camp ends at 3:30pm, however for an additional $40 a week you can register for our Extended Care program which runs until 5:30pm.
Where can I park?
Evergreen offers a free parking window in all lots from 8:30-9:00am and 3:30-3:45pm every weekday during summer camp. If parking outside those hours you must pay at the meter.
Is lunch provided?
Yes, lunch is catered by Belong Café and is included in the price of registration.
Can my camper be in the same group as their friend?
We do accept friend requests, however we are unable to guarantee placement. Campers must be in the same session and age group to request a friend.
How old does my camper need to be to attend camp?
Campers must be 6 years old by the first day of camp.
Do you go inside if it rains?
Campers will be outside as much as possible except in the case of extreme weather (thunder, lightning, hail, extreme heat). Camp groups have indoor space accessible to them at all times.
My camper is too old for your mainstream camp. What other opportunities are there at camp for them?
We have a Leaders In Training program designed for ages 12-15. As well, we are always looking for volunteers to support our camp program! Please contact our camp office if you’re interested in volunteering.
Registration opens for Evergreen Adventure Camp 2018 on January 22, 2018 at noon.
Please register through logging in or creating an account on Camp Brain. If you do not have an account, we recommend creating one in advance for quicker registration on January 22.
Other Visiting Groups
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 that is dedicated to making cities flourish. Evergreen Adventure 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 Adventure Camp 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.