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​​​​​​​​ 2022 PA Day Day Camp 

Join us on your next PA Day!

Camp T​​iffin will be open on January 28 and June 3, 2022

Register now

At Camp Tiffin, kids ​will enjoy lots of physical activity, and be mentally stimulated as they explore ever change scenery and landscapes. Our outdoor education programs help kids feel grounded, reduce stress and anxiety and reduce screen time.

Just 15 minutes outside of Barrie and Angus, 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.​​​

Facilitated by 2 environ​mental educators​, all programs will have 8 campers per group.​ 

Please register through a computer

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If you are having trouble registering, please email outdoored@nvca.on.ca with and we can help you complete the registration and payment.​

Activ​​​ities

​​​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.

It is hosted at our 300+ acre Tiffin Centre for Conservation, which features a mixture of wetlands, forests, open meadows and ancient lake beds. These areas are homes for many plants and animals!

Some things we will be doing at camp include: Hiking, geo​caching, nature games, shelter building and wilderness survival.​​

Registration and fees

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

Fees​

Camp Tiffin - $45

Extended Care - $8

Schedule​​

Camp Tiffin will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extended care is available from 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. in the morning, and 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the afternoon

Why attend Camp Tiffin?​

At NVCA, we believe in fostering a sense of wonder, appreciation and respect for the natural world through experiential learning and outdoor exploration. 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

​All Weather:

  • ​Appropriate clothing—suitable for outdoor activity & weather conditions
  • 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
  • Signed code of conduct and optional questionnaire.
Winter:
  • Hat 
  • Waterproof boots - a must!
  • Extra waterproof mitts
  • Snow pants
  • Extra socks
  • Indoor shoes

Summer​:
  • Closed-toe shoes—a MUST!
  • Rain gear, rubber boots
  • Long pants and socks—pack an extra pair to leave at camp for forest-based activities

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.

Arrival

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

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.

Our extended care service must be pre-arranged. It is available from
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the morning and/or from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the evening

After the screening, campers and parents/guardians who do not 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@nvca.on.ca.​​