Camp Riverwood: Summer Camps in the Heart of Mississauga

Connect your child with nature this summer at one of our week-long day camps!

Riverwood is abundant with plant life and wildlife in summer, making it the perfect time for kids to explore the park and learn about the natural world – under the guidance of our experienced nature educators, of course. Children who have completed Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 can spend a week adventuring with other like-minded youth to make friends and deepen their connection to the local environment and the wider world of nature.

Campers’ well-being is supported by a 6:1 camper to staff ratio that allows kids to go at their own pace. Our approach encourages growth in children’s well-being, confidence, creativity and love of nature. We are intentional about building an inclusive and supportive camp community.

Dates, prices, times, and location

Week One: July 22 – 26 | $450
Week Two: July 29 – August 2 | $450
Week Three: August 6 – 9 | $360
Week Four: August 12 – 16 | $450
Week Five: August 19 – 23 | $450

Camp runs from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm each day

Dropoff and Pickup at Chappell House – 4300 Riverwood Park Lane

Enrollment for each week of Camp Riverwood is limited to 16 children

PLEASE NOTE: We will not provide pre- or post-camp care. If parents are late picking up their child(ren), an additional fee of $5 will be charged for every five minutes up to 30 minutes, and $10 for every five minutes thereafter.

What kids can expect

Staff provide a daily menu of activities that campers use to set the plan for adventure. Campers will hike on Riverwood's trails, learn outdoor skills, build nature knowledge, play wildlife-focused games, and enjoy craft activities. Our staff will show campers how to use tools like binoculars, microscopes, sampling nets, and garden tools.

In the event of inclement weather, activities will take place inside Chappell House. The camp's daily schedule looks like this:

9:00 am | Arrival and Choose Your Own Activity (e.g. maker-space, crafts, board games, reading corner)

9:45 am | Campers plan the morning schedule based on the menu of activities offered

10:00 am | Campers help collect materials and fuel up for adventure with their snack

10:30 am | Outdoor adventures

12:15 pm | Lunch indoors at Chappell House

12:45 pm | Choose Your Own Activity connected to the morning adventures (e.g. journaling, structure building, microscopy, field guide research)

1:00 pm | Outdoor games (animal interaction simulations)

2:00 pm | Surprise guest of the day

3:00 pm | Review and reflect on the day's plan, group songs or games

3:30 pm | Parent pickup

What kids should bring

Please ensure your child(ren) come to each day of camp well-prepared for time spent outdoors. Children should be dressed appropriately for the weather (appropriate shoes, sun protection, etc.), and must bring their own nut-free lunch, snacks, reusable water bottle and a pair of indoor shoes.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to administer medication to students other than EpiPens in an emergency situation. If your child is prone to anaphylaxis and may need an EpiPen administered in an emergency, we require that you complete and submit an Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan. Please email the completed form to info@theriverwoodconservancy.org or submit it to the teacher when you drop off your child.

Cancellations and refunds

Refunds may only be processed if a registration is cancelled five or more business days before the beginning of the first day of camp your child is registered for. Advanced cancellations are subject to an administrative fee of $50 per registration. No refunds will be given for no-shows.

Camp Riverwood is proudly supported by Ellen McGregor and Paul Prno