Our Kids
Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp
Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, Ontario,
L4L 1A6

Call
Contact name:
Adrian O'Driscoll

Phone number:
(905) 832-2289×

Email

Website
Request a package from: Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp
 Camp information package
 Financial aid information
 Schedule a call or meeting
 Employment opportunities

Contact me by:
 Email
 Mail
 Phone
please provide your first name
please provide your last name
please provide your email address
please provide your phone number

Our Kids

This contact form is brought to you by Our Kids – The trusted source for families since 1998.

×
Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp
 

Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp

9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario, L4L 1A6

Type:
Day camp
Categories:
Education (multi)
Cost:
$264/week
Age:
4 to 14
Gender:
Coed
Capacity:
80 to 140

Get more information

Contact Name:
Adrian O'Driscoll

Phone Number:

Website:


About this camp

highlights

Explore hardwood forests, open meadows and wetlands teeming with wildlife. Experience outdoor cookouts, lasting friendships and campfire fun. Meet live animals, play fun games, learn new skills. Select from a wide variety of themed weeks including: Amazing Animals - Nature Spy Camp - Music and Art in Nature - Leadership Adventure Camp - Survival Camp - Science Camp and more!

Camp Address
9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada

Camp Session Calendar (2017/18)

Choose camp location:
Name
Type/Gender
Specialty
Location
Date
Bus
Cost
Email
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 11
Environment $242 to $264
Vaughan,ON
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Aug 08, 2017-Aug 11, 2019$242 - $264
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 4 - 5
Environment $242 to $264
Vaughan,ON
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Aug 28, 2017-Sep 01, 2019$242 - $264

Accommodation & Property Details

Property details

Sports facilities

  • Rope Course

Landscape

  • Forested Area
  • Lake/Pond/River
  • Nature Trails
  • Open Field


Upcoming Events October 26, 2017

upcoming events
  • October 26, 2017Kreepy Kortright
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Thursday, October 26 from 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Celebrate the Halloween spirit with spooky and scary activities at Kortright.  Discover a haunted house, a frightening forest walk, Halloween activities, bonfire, scary stories and live owls.  Fun for children 10 and under.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance Tickets Required: 416-667-6295

     


  • October 27, 2017Kreepy Kortright
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Friday, October 27 from 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Celebrate the Halloween spirit with spooky and scary activities at Kortright.  Discover a haunted house, a frightening forest walk, Halloween activities, bonfire, scary stories and live owls.  Fun for children 10 and under.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance Tickets Required: 416-667-6295

     


  • October 28, 2017Kreepy Kortright
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, October 28 from 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Celebrate the Halloween spirit with spooky and scary activities at Kortright.  Discover a haunted house, a frightening forest walk, Halloween activities, bonfire, scary stories and live owls.  Fun for children 10 and under.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance Tickets Required: 416-667-6295

     


  • November 11, 2017Owl Prowl
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, November 11 from 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Come and experience an evening with live owls! Start the night with a presentation in our theatre ,then head out to the forest for a guided walk with one of our owl experts through owl habitat and call to Kortright’s wild owls.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $12               Member - $10

    Child/Senior - $6      Member - $5


  • November 18, 2017Owl Prowl
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, November 18 from 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Come and experience an evening with live owls! Start the night with a presentation in our theatre ,then head out to the forest for a guided walk with one of our owl experts through owl habitat and call to Kortright’s wild owls.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $12               Member - $10

    Child/Senior - $6      Member - $5


  • November 24, 2017Astronomy Night "A Night with the Stars"
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Friday, November 24 from 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Enjoy and learn about the night sky through an engaging presentation delivered by an astronomer. Learn about history, mythology and how to identify star constellations overhead. This is a family friendly event. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $12               Member - $10

    Child/Senior - $6      Member - $5


  • November 25, 2017Astronomy Night "A Night with the Stars"
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, November 25 from 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Enjoy and learn about the night sky through an engaging presentation delivered by an astronomer. Learn about history, mythology and how to identify star constellations overhead. This is a family friendly event. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $12               Member - $10

    Child/Senior - $6      Member - $5


  • December 01, 2017Magical Christmas Forest
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Friday, December 01 from 05:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Come to Kortright and experience a winter wonderland filled with crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse drawn wagon ride and see Santa's workshop and Santa Claus himself. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $25.00

    Child - $18.00

    3 and under: Free


  • December 02, 2017Magical Christmas Forest
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, December 02 from 05:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Come to Kortright and experience a winter wonderland filled with crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse drawn wagon ride and see Santa's workshop and Santa Claus himself. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $25.00

    Child - $18.00

    3 and under: Free


  • December 03, 2017Magical Christmas Forest
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, December 03 from 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Come to Kortright and experience a winter wonderland filled with crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse drawn wagon ride and see Santa's workshop and Santa Claus himself. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $25.00

    Child - $18.00

    3 and under: Free


  • December 07, 2017Magical Christmas Forest
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Thursday, December 07 from 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Come to Kortright and experience a winter wonderland filled with crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse drawn wagon ride and see Santa's workshop and Santa Claus himself. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $25.00

    Child - $18.00

    3 and under: Free


  • December 08, 2017Magical Christmas Forest
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Friday, December 08 from 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Come to Kortright and experience a winter wonderland filled with crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse drawn wagon ride and see Santa's workshop and Santa Claus himself. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $25.00

    Child - $18.00

    3 and under: Free


  • December 09, 2017Magical Christmas Forest
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, December 09 from 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Come to Kortright and experience a winter wonderland filled with crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse drawn wagon ride and see Santa's workshop and Santa Claus himself. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $25.00

    Child - $18.00

    3 and under: Free


  • December 10, 2017Magical Christmas Forest
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, December 10 from 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Come to Kortright and experience a winter wonderland filled with crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse drawn wagon ride and see Santa's workshop and Santa Claus himself. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $25.00

    Child - $18.00

    3 and under: Free


  • December 14, 2017Magical Christmas Forest
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Thursday, December 14 from 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Come to Kortright and experience a winter wonderland filled with crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse drawn wagon ride and see Santa's workshop and Santa Claus himself. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $25.00

    Child - $18.00

    3 and under: Free


  • December 15, 2017Magical Christmas Forest
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Friday, December 15 from 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Come to Kortright and experience a winter wonderland filled with crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse drawn wagon ride and see Santa's workshop and Santa Claus himself. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $25.00

    Child - $18.00

    3 and under: Free


  • December 16, 2017Magical Christmas Forest
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, December 16 from 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Come to Kortright and experience a winter wonderland filled with crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse drawn wagon ride and see Santa's workshop and Santa Claus himself. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $25.00

    Child - $18.00

    3 and under: Free


  • December 17, 2017Magical Christmas Forest
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, December 17 from 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Come to Kortright and experience a winter wonderland filled with crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse drawn wagon ride and see Santa's workshop and Santa Claus himself. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $25.00

    Child - $18.00

    3 and under: Free


  • December 21, 2017Magical Christmas Forest
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Thursday, December 21 from 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Come to Kortright and experience a winter wonderland filled with crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse drawn wagon ride and see Santa's workshop and Santa Claus himself. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $25.00

    Child - $18.00

    3 and under: Free


  • December 22, 2017Magical Christmas Forest
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Friday, December 22 from 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Come to Kortright and experience a winter wonderland filled with crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse drawn wagon ride and see Santa's workshop and Santa Claus himself. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $25.00

    Child - $18.00

    3 and under: Free


  • December 23, 2017Magical Christmas Forest
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, December 23 from 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Come to Kortright and experience a winter wonderland filled with crafts, activities and treats for the entire family. Go on a horse drawn wagon ride and see Santa's workshop and Santa Claus himself. Advance tickets required: 416-667-6295.

    Pricing:

    Adult - $25.00

    Child - $18.00

    3 and under: Free



Director's Message

principal

Adrian O'Driscoll, Supervisor, Education

I've been involved in children's outdoor education for over 20 years. Most recently I've been overseeing the education programs at the Kortright Centre including our nature day camp. Over the years it's been an amazing experience to watch children grow and develop as they interact with the natural world. As a parent, I know that my children do not have the same opportunity to freely explore the natural world that I did as a child. At Nature Day Camp we bring kids back to nature!

Spending time in nature is invaluable for childhood development. At Kortright we let children go wild! They connect with their wilder side in a fun and safe environment.  We have ponds, rivers, wetlands, meadows and forests just waiting to be explored. Campers have the opportunity to look for for bugs under rotting logs, catch frogs in the pond, see families of deer wander by and watch as caterpillars turn into butterflies.

Live animal shows, interactive games, crafts and hikes are just a few of the activites that our campers enjoy. Depending on the week campers may dig for ancient artifacts, build a shelter, explore our low ropes course, make their own instruments, or silently track animals through the forest. On our hottest days, campers make a splash with water games and activites. Each week our campers have the chance to cook over an open fire and camp out under the stars. All of these activties are supervised by our team of experienced outdoor educators.

See you at camp!


Stories & Testimonials

News

A Letter from a Counsellor

There's something very special about Kortright Kids. They all seem to share a love for adventure, and it was because of this love that I put my campers in new, exciting, and sometimes ridiculous situations this summer...situations they tackled with unbridled enthusiasm, and then asked for more! Like the time I let my campers lead our hike, and we trekked all the way to Earth Rangers just in time to 'spy' on their staff (Spy Week). It was a hot day, and there were no complaints - just giggles, songs, and cheers...we got back to the Kortright property and they asked to go out and spy again! Or there was the time during Art and Music week when we ventured out to find the most peaceful spot where we could to pause and make our own music. We made a bunch of different, beautiful melodies (including some beatboxing a camper started!), and none of my campers wanted to break for lunch! They were so in tune with the sounds of nature around them, and so excited about adding and experimenting with their own unique noises.

Despite how peaceful that sounds, the majority of our summer was spent taking Mrs. Frizzle's advice and taking chances, making mistakes, and getting messy! There were a couple weeks where my groups spent most of our days covered in charcoal, regardless of whether or not we had made a fire (sorry, parents!). We had failed experiments that made our successes even more exciting. We faced fears (mostly in Coyote Ally at night, but also in insects, water, and dirt) and came out stronger! My campers took charge of their camp weeks, and because of them I have so many amazing memories of rolling down hills, racing to destinations, stomping in puddles, and looking at Kortright with new wonder. Our campers are fantastic, and Kortright is the perfect place for their curious minds...I can't wait until next summer!


A Letter from a Parent

For the past two summers my children have spent a week at Nature Day Camp at Kortright.  The car ride home each day was filled with laughter and great stories of their adventures in nature,  step-by-step instructions of the new crafts they had made that day, stories of fearless camp leaders and repeated renditions of whatever new camp song they had learned that day.  The overnight camp-out at the end of the week was a great  addition and gave the kids an authentic camping experience: tents, bonfires, marshmallows and lots of fresh air!   My kids were exhausted and dirty at the end of the week, but came away with great memories and a greater love for the outdoors, which in this mom's opinion, means it was a huge success! 


Teamwork and Nature Fun!

This was my second year at the Kortright nature day camp.  This year was my first year in the leadership adventure camp.  Each day we did leadership and team building activities in the morning and fun nature activites in the afternoon.  One of my favourite experiences at camp was going down to the river. We had nets and  bins and caught a whole bunch of fish and tadpoles.  I slept overnight at camp and made some new friends.  We played games, had a campfire and got to eat banana boats and do some skits.  It was fun!  We got to sleep in a tent too.  Another neat thing was going on the low ropes course and learning how to work as a team.  Some of the courses were pretty hard, but we worked together and were able to do them all!


A Walk to the River

One of the favourite stories of summer camp is the day we went down to the river. It was a sunny summer day and the temperature was perfect. The campers wanted to go down to the river and I thought it was an excellent idea.  With water shoes on our feet, hats on our heads, water bottles and snacks in our bags and dip nets and buckets in hand on we began our hike down to the Humber River.  When we got down in the valley, we heard a noise up in a tree, and when we looked up we saw a pileated woodpecker cleaning out his tree cavity. He stopped and looked at us, as we watched him.

The animals must have thought it was a day to play as well. As we continued on our hike one of the campers shouted “look the squirrels are playing tag,” the rest of the group looked over and sure enough we saw two red squirrels jumping from tree to tree chasing each other. Taking the idea from the squirrels the campers asked to play a game of tag. We set down our equipment and played a game of hide and seek tag, where the some campers would hide in the forest while the camper who was it went to find them. After about five minutes of playing, it was time to sit and eat a snack.

After snack we continued on out hike to the river. We heard the river before we saw it, it sounded so inviting. As a group we went into the river and filled up our buckets full of water. Now it was time to find some river creatures, as we waded in the water up to our knees, we saw something swimming. One of the campers scooped with their net and caught some baby minnows. We put them in the bucket and watched them swim for a while. While we were down at the river we caught lots of different creatures; crayfish, frogs, tadpoles, and minnows. It soon came time for lunch and we put the creatures back in the river and headed back to the centre.

It was a great morning!


Sofia's 4 Years of Fun at Kortright Camp

This is a story about 4 years of summer camp at the Kortright Centre. I love summer camp!

First, every Thursday night we have a sleepover. Before bed we do a very fun night hike. Sometimes we see cool creatures. We also sleep in tents. When it was night I heard coyotes. When I had to go to the washroom we had to go through the trees and we saw a raccoon climbing a tree.

On Fridays, we have a cookout lunch. We cook hotdogs on a fire. After the hotdogs we make smores...yum. Next we go pond dipping. One of the days we went there, we caught five tadpoles and one big water bug. One day we caught one big green frog.

We also make lots of crafts. One time we made an Aboriginal craft and it was nature made. We also made silly putty. It was a lot fun. We even dyed shirts (tie-dye).

Then we went to the beekeepers house. I got to wear the beekeepers suit and the counsellors Brianna and Hally took a picture of me. We made a frame and we put the picture in the frame. I got to taste honey samples. It was very sweet.

Also, I went to the bird farm. We saw peregrine falcons. We even saw an eagle and two owls. One of the peregrine falcons was very crazy.

Then we went geocaching. I got to decorate my geocache. I went into the grass and hid my geocache and used a GPS to find everyone else's geocache and mine.

Finally, the games we played were: manhunt, camoflauge, orienteering, and also we did races that we got sprayed with a spray bottle.

I had so much fun at the Kortright Centre!


In the News

News

December 15, 2016 - Kinder Camp - New for 2017

Kortright Nature Day Camp is pleased to offer Kinder Camp in 2017. This program is geared towards campers 4 & 5 years old. ...


December 15, 2016 - Mud Madness - New Camp Theme for 2017

Have a child that can not pass by a mud puddle without jumping in or a kid who can't get enough of creeks and ponds? ...



Social Feeds




Get more info

Contact Name
Adrian O'Driscoll

Phone Number:

Website:
visit website

logo Get more information on Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp     Request a package   Website