NOTICE FOR CURRENT CAMP FAMILIES: Camp families may encounter delays accessing both RBG Centre and the Nature Interpretive Centre due to construction by the City of Hamilton on York Blvd. For access to the Nature Interpretive Centre Old Guelph Rd. can also be accessed from the north via York Rd.


Discovery Camps are about fun, education and respect set in one of the most biologically diverse natural areas in Canada. We strive to provide hands-on, environmental-based programs that suit the ages, needs and interests of our participants. These award-winning programs feature hikes, games, crafts, activities and daily explorations of ecologically significant nature sanctuaries covering over 1000 hectares of wetlands, fields and forests. Our goal is to introduce your child to a lifetime of respect and appreciation for the natural world that sustains us all.

CAMP MISSION AND VALUES: Royal Botanical Gardens’ Discovery Camps strive to promote healthy environmental attitudes and lifestyles through safe, respectful, fun and diverse outdoor learning experiences.


Come join us on your winter holiday for discovery and adventure!

December 27 to 29, 2017 and January 2 to 5, 2018
Nature Interpretive Centre

All of our programs offer age-appropriate opportunities for fun and discovery in the outdoors! Every day, campers play games, explore the “living laboratory” of the Arboretum, go on fascinating nature hikes, and enjoy a warm campfire with friends. Campers leave each day having learned something new about the natural world – and maybe even themselves! RBG’s camp programs aim to foster connection to the natural world through exploration and hands-on activities. Participants can expect to spend the majority of the day outside.

4- to 5-year-olds – Eco-Explorers

6- to 7-year-olds – Forest Rangers

8- to 12-year-olds – Trailblazers

Register Online         View Winter Camp Brochure

Registration opens Thursday October 19


or by mail or in-person:

Please fill out the registration and health form in full and mail or deliver to: Discovery Camps, Royal Botanical Gardens 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON L7T 4H4. Registrations are accepted on a first-come basis. Registrations are not accepted if they are missing any required information. You must include a working e-mail address as you will receive a confirmation e-mail outlining more detailed information about camp, including what to bring. Please read this letter with your family so that everyone has an understanding of camp needs.

Cancellation and Refunds Policy

Royal Botanical Gardens reserves the right to cancel any camp program if the minimum number of participants is not reached. If RBG cancels a camp, registrants are fully refunded. Refunds are not issued for inclement weather. The Friday prior to the registered camp week is the cut-off date for camp refund consideration.


• All changes to camp registration are subject to a non-refundable $25 administration fee.

• More than 10 business days before the start of the registered camp week: Full refund less $25

• Within 10 business days before the start of the registered camp week: Refund subject to a service fee (full-day camp: $100, half-day camp $25)

• Changes to camp preference or date can be made prior to the start of the registered camp week, and are subject to availability.


RBG is committed to giving every child, regardless of their financial situation, an opportunity to fall in love with nature. Become a Green Angel to a child in need today! (click here)