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​​​​​​​​​Fall Camp Tiffin

Camp Tiffin LogoWe’re excited to announce that Camp Tiffin will be offering half day and full day programs starting on October 13, 2020!

Camp Tiffin is a day camp designed to enhance your child's knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the natural world and our amazing planet! This fun and educational program focuses on hands-on activities in which young explorers discover the variety of species and spaces at our 300+ acre Tiffin Centre for Conservation.

Register here

Registration is now open!

Session 2 is now full.
Register for Session 3 today!

See "Schedule" for more information

​If you are having difficulty registering online, please call 705-424-1479 ext. # 0 for assistance.

Each program will require a minimum number of 6 campers to run. If capacity isn't reached, we will contact you for a refund.​


Fall Camp Tiffin is available! Reserve a spot for your child(ren) in a session and program that works best for your family. All programs will have 16 campers per group, facilitated by 2 environmental educators​.​ See below for drop off/pick up times.​

Morning only programs

Session 1 (Tuesdays): October 13, 20, 27 and November 3 ($100)
Session 2 (Tuesdays): November 10, 17, 24 and ​December 1 ($100)
Session 3 (Tuesdays): December 8, 15​ ($50)
Now open for registration 

Ages: 5-7

Afternoon only programs

Session 1 (Tuesdays): October 13, 20, 27 and November 3 ($100)
Session 2 (Tuesdays): November 10, 17, 24 and December 1 ($100)
Session 3 (Tuesdays): December 8, 15​ ($50)
Now open for registration

Ages: 8-12​

All day programs 

Session 1 (Thursdays): October 22, 29 and November 5​ ($12​0)
Session 2 (Wednesdays): November 11, 18, 25 and December 2 ($16​0)
Session 3 (Wednesdays): December 9, 16​ ($80)
Now open for registration

​Ages: 5-12


Adopted from our traditional summer camp program, this special edition of Camp Tiffin encourages outdoor exploration, guided excursions in the forest fueled by student interest. Every day will be guided by student inquiry, seasonal changes, and weather and program availability.

Some things we will be doing at camp incl​ude: Hiking, geocaching, nature games, shelter building and wilderness survival.

Why attend Camp Tiffin?

If you're worried about sending your child to Camp Tiffin because of COVID-19, here are some facts that mention nature is one of the safest places to be during the pandemic

  • The outdoor environment allows for proper distancing and ample ventilation.

  • In the outd​oor environment, virus in droplets or on surfaces may also be exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. A recent experimental study of simulated sunlight on COVID-19 virus in simulated saliva droplets found 90% reduction in virus after as little as 7 minutes of exposure. In the real world, the level of inactivation would depend on intensity of radiation, duration of exposure, cloud cover, and available UV (which varies by geographic location). Source: Simulated Sunlight Rapidly Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 on Surfaces

  • Did you know doctors have been prescribing hikes? Stepping into nature has been proven to provide health benefits such as: increased energy and immunity, increased weight loss and fitness, increased Vitamin D production, and reduced risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer. Source: Conservation Ontario​​​​

What to Bring

  • ​Appropriate clothing—suitable for outdoor activity & weather conditions
  • Closed-toe shoes—a MUST!
  • Long pants and socks—pack an extra pair to leave at camp for forest-based activities
  • Lunch—nut free along with a freezer pack
  • Healthy snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Hat (optional)
  • Rain gear, rubber boots for rainy days.
  • Signed code of conduct and optional questionnaire.

The Tiffin Centre will not be providing food or a water fountain, however there is potable water to be accessed via tap or ​water jug with educator help.

​Label all Items

To help us get all your child's belongings home at the end of the week, make sure their names are on all personal items.

Leave Valuables at Home

Leave cell phones and other valuables at home. These have a habit of falling out of pockets and getting lost in the woods! If campers do bring valuables we are not responsible for them.


Campers and parents/guardians will be screened and must pass the health check upon arrival at the Tiffin Centre. Campers will not participate in the program upon failure of the screening. 

Drop off / Pick up

Morning programs (Tuesdays): 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Afternoon programs (Tuesdays): 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

All day programs (Wednesdays): 10 a.m - 3 p.m.

Drop-off/pick-up times are extended to allow for staggered pick-up and drop-off. Please feel free to drop-off 15 minutes early so that programming can start on-time. As well, if your camper would like to stay on-site to eat their lunch after a morning pro​gram, or to eat their snack after an afternoon program, pick-up is extended for 30 minutes after the program. 

After the screening, campers and parents/guardians who do no exhibit symptoms may proceed to the drop off area. At this time, parents/guardians must stay with their vehicle when dropping off and picking up children at the designated areas.

Refunds and cancellation

Each program will require a minimum number of 6 campers to run. If capacity isn't reached, we will contact you for a refund.​​

Please note that the program may be cancelled at any time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Families will receive 100% refund if programming is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

If a child or family member has symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to camp. To receive 100% refund, families must notify Camp Tiffin of your cancellation at least one day in advance. If cancellation occurs on the day of the program, a refund will not be issued (this includes if a child needs to be sent home during camp). For families that need to cancel on the day of, we will provide a free make-up date in the future.

To cancel programming, please contact Naomi S​aunders at nsaunders​