Learn to Camp

Welcome to Learn to Camp @ Ontario Parks!

Love the idea of camping, but don’t know where to start? Our Learn to Camp program can help!

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Three ways to learn:

  1. Overnight camping experience: Join us for a guided overnight camping experience at one of eight participating parks, equipment provided. Click here to sign up today!
  2. Community events: Learn all about camping and Ontario Parks at a major event or festival near you. Click here to find out where our ‘traveling campsite’ will be!
  3. Online: Find answers to your camping questions. Our camping resources will help you plan a safe and fun camping trip. You can also follow us on Facebook for regular Learn to Camp updates and camping tips and tricks!

Learn to Camp

Program Features

  1. Transportation available: Access Learn to Camp programs on the Parkbus running from Toronto to Grundy Lake Provincial Park.
  2. Learn to Fish program: Available at six provincial parks.
  3. Learn to Camp graduates programs: Additional training and camping experience for past participants.

Learn to Camp Experience Video

Top 10 Reasons to Camp @ Ontario Parks

  1. Get out and enjoy the great outdoors
  2. Enjoy an affordable vacation
  3. Spend time with your family
  4. Relax and enjoy a change of pace
  5. Hang out with your friends
  6. Get away from the city
  7. It’s fun to explore a park!
  8. Try something different
  9. Stay active and healthy by taking part in outdoor activities
  10. Camping under the stars is one of 12 activities in the Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter