March Break Day Camp

Our 2023 March Break Day Camp has now reached capacity and registration has closed.

Connect your child with nature at Riverwood this March Break!

March Break is the perfect time to give children the opportunity to get outdoors and connect with the natural world at Riverwood! Children from Grades 1-6 (ages 6-12) spend the week adventuring with our experienced, professional outdoor educators.

Activities will grow children’s connections to the local environment and the wider world of nature. Campers’ well-being is supported by a 6:1 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, times, location, and prices

March 13 – 17, 2023
9:00 am – 3:30 pm each day
Dropoff and Pickup at Chappell House – 4300 Riverwood Park Lane
$375 per child for enrollment in the entire week
Enrollment for our March Break Day Camp is limited to 18 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. Along the way, they can make new friends who share their interests.

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 (hat, gloves, winter boots, snow pants, winter coat, layers, extra mittens and extra pair of socks), 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 or submit it to the teacher when you drop off your child.

COVID-19 information

All participating children must pass the Ontario Government COVID-19 School and child care screening before coming to camp. Masking is optional.

Cancellations and refunds

Refunds may only be processed if a registration is cancelled five or more business days before the beginning of the March Break Day Camp. Advanced cancellations are subject to administrative fees. No refunds will be given for no-shows.