Summer Camp Programs

At Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, Summer Camp programs give Aboriginal children, families, and youth the opportunity to learn about their culture and have a positive sense of personal identity and belonging.

The camps provide a safe environment with trained camp counselors. Staff is carefully chosen to act as positive role models for our campers. They are fully trained in First Aid and CPR and enthusiastically deliver dynamic programs to all camps.

Campers will learn a variety of cultural, recreational and leadership skills as they build confidence and make new friends!

Day camp programs will be offered on-the-land in alignment with the Government of Ontario, Toronto Public Health and Ontario Camps Association safety provisions. A guide will be provided to families in their welcome package with further details.

For more info email: [email protected]

CAMPERS ARE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CAMP OPPORTUNITIES:

Applications must be completed by Camper’s Legal Parent/Guardian. For children who are in the care of NCFST, this means the NCFST Worker must complete the application/consent for the child (not the Resource Home).

An application must be completed for each Camper.

Applications submitted may not be all accepted due to numbers, selection criteria. Parent/Guardian/Resource will be notified of application status via email by June 18.


VIRTUAL CAMPS (6-16 yrs)

Virtual Camp will be offered to 3 age groups: 6-9, 10-12, and 13-16 years of age.

  • 6 to 9 years – 10:00- 11:00 a.m.
  • 10 to 12 years – 12:30- 2:00 p.m.
  • 13 to 16 years – 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Camp will run for 6 weeks, July 5-August 12 (closed August 2 for Civic Holiday).

HOURS (calendars will be provided, hours may vary)

Thank you for your interest in Camps. The application process for 2021 is now closed.

Virtual Camp

2021 Virtual Camp Flyer


ON THE LAND DAY CAMPS (6-12 yrs)

We received an overwhelming response to our Summer Day Camps this year.  Due to COVID19 guidelines and restrictions, we are permitted to accommodate 20 Campers per site.

It is really important to us, that we provide as many Campers as possible a camp experience this summer.  A decision was made to split the summer day camp program in two sessions to accommodate those who registered. Each session will be approximately 3 weeks in length.

Located at two locations,

  1. SCARBOROUGH (St. Margaret’s Public School, 235 Galloway Road, Scarborough) and
  2. DOWNTOWN (Church Street Junior Public School: 83 Alexander St, Toronto,) location.

These day camps will have fun and exciting games and things to do this summer such as:

  • Hiking/Swimming
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance and Drama
  • Storytelling
  • Guest speakers
  • Traditional ceremonies
  • Nature Excursions

Thank you for your interest in Camps. The application process for 2021 is now closed.

On The Land Day Camp

2021 Day Camp Flyer

GRUNDY LAKE OVERNIGHT FAMILY CAMP

Join the 2021 Grundy Family Camp

We will be asking families to add their names to a list beginning June 15, 2021

Grundy Camp is located just south of Sudbury, on Grundy Provincial Park land.

Due to COVID19, we intend to offer Grundy Camp as a Family Camp this year.  By offering small, family-cohort camps, we can ensure camper safety and compliance to all Ministry/Public Health directives.  This year, we hope to offer six sessions.  Each session will be able to accommodate 3-4 families safely (to a maximum of 24 families).

COVID-19 TESTING & SAFETY

All campers (adults and children) will be required to provide a negative COVID19 result between 3-5 days prior to camp.  Those who do not comply will not be permitted to board the bus.

Public Health regulations will be adhered to at all times while at camp (masks, sanitizing, cohorting, and social distancing). 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND WAITLIST

We are asking that interested families add their name to the list (the link will open Tuesday, June 15 at 9:00 a.m.  The deadline to submit a name is 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 20).  Spots for camp will be on a first-come-first-served basis, based on pick-up location. Families who have been selected to attend will be contacted directly. Any applications received later than June 20 may be placed on a waitlist.

Pick up/Drop off location: 156 Galloway Road, Scarborough

  • July 12-16
  • July 26-30
  • August 9-13

Pick up/Drop off location: 30 College Street, Toronto

  • July 19-23
  • August 3*-6 (*Tues-Fri)
  • August 16-20

We will be reaching out to those selected to attend camp with full registration packages.

Each week will include exciting and fun activities such as:

  • Canoeing/fishing/swimming
  • Nature trail hikes
  • Native Crafts and Storytelling
  • Traditional Ceremonies
  • Teaching Circles/Elders
  • Sleep in Teepee (Counselor supervised)

We are planning on offering six family camp weekly sessions:

  1. JULY 12-16
  2. JULY 19-23
  3. JULY 26-30
  4. AUGUST 3-6 (*No camp Civic Holiday August 2nd)
  5. AUGUST 9-13
  6. AUGUST 16-20

Thank you for your interest in Camps. The application process for 2021 is now closed.

Grundy Family Camps 2021 Image

Grundy Family Camp Flyer