Description (Service) Hands-on environmental day camp for children 5 to 12 years of age. Children are grouped by age and activities are adaptable to children of all abilities. Day camp runs on weekdays with extended before and after camp care available. 
Summer program focuses on hands-on activities where young explorers discover the variety of species and spaces at the 300+ acre Tiffin Centre for Conservation. Activities include: canoeing * wilderness skills * scientific investigations * crafts * drama and interactive games with a focus on the environment and learning about nature. Theme days include "Wacky Wetlands", "Outdoor Adventure" and "Birds of a Feather". 
A two-week Junior Leadership Camp is available for youth ages 13-15. The program is designed to build valuable leadership skills and provide hands-on practical experience.
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm * extended care available
Dates Camp runs Jul-Aug * call for details about Winter Camp
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 5 year(s) - 15 year(s)
Application Call the Camp Facilitator at 705-424-1479 ext 280 or visit website to download details or print a registration form
Languages English
Fees Program - Camp fees apply, see website or call for details
Address and Location
Located In Community Essa
Address & Map
8195 8th Line
Utopia, ON L0M 1T0
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Intersection 8th Line and County Rd 90
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; The John L. Jose Environmental Learning Centre and the trail network are wheelchair accessible.
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-424-1479
Fax 705-424-2115
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Primary Contact Byron Wesson, Director of Conservation Services; Phone: ext 224
Alternate Contact Naomi Saunders, Manager, Environmental Education; Phone: ext 280; Email:

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