City Scouts Summer 2020
June 16th -
It is with heavy hearts we have decided that City Scouts will be canceled this summer.
Sam and I worked hard over the last month and successfully created a comprehensive plan that met the City of Toronto and the Government of Ontario protocols for physical distancing and sanitation. However, we came to the conclusion the constraints the plan imposed wouldn't allow us to meet our primary obligation - to have loads of fun! Activities like Food Day, Island Day, Urbania, TTC use and the PATH would have to be taken out creating an entirely different camp experience.
We'll be back in 2021 with the program we planned for 2020 and more - but without the onerous restrictions. For those who choose to maintain their registration for next year, we are sending out a City Scouts T-shirt to thank you! Simply respond to this email indicating you would like to defer to next year. Otherwise, our regular refund policy remains in effect. Please allow 2 weeks for refunds to be processed.
If you have any questions or want to speak further please reply to this email or call me at (647) 938-2515.
We wish everyone a happy and safe summer - see you next year!
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What is City Scouts?
City Scouts is an urban adventure camp for boys and girls 10-13-years-old. Our mission is to foster independence and to teach campers how to navigate and appreciate everything their city has to offer. Kids explore, learn, taste, play, compete, and build wherever they go. By the end of each week, City Scouts have developed the confidence and knowledge to explore many areas of Toronto, while at the same time, embrace the wonders of the outdoors within an urban environment.
The campers are split into small groups, this summer into groups of five. We welcome all kids 10-13-years-old and weekly rates range from $320 to $395.
City Scout headquarters is located at the Church of the Holy Trinity, near Bay and Queen Street and new protocols are in place for morning drop off. Please see the COVID-19 page for further details.
"We often think of camp as synonymous with the presence of a lake, some forest, canoes and campfires. Of course, camp isn’t that. You could even have all those things and still not have camp. A better definition would be this: counsellors who work to bring kids together to have fun, to grow, to experience new things, and to build friendships, skills and resilience. And, while City Scouts may not look like the camp stereotype, it nevertheless provides all of those things in abundance.
Riley Millican founded City Scouts in a belief in the power of counsellors’ ability to build great relationships, and in the understanding that the urban jungle, in and of itself, is a fantastic place to explore. This isn’t about going to attractions—the ROM one day, the AGO the next, and Wonderland at the end of the week—but really digging in and experiencing the city in and of itself. Which, frankly, kids love, as well they should.
The city is a vibrant place that they often only see while on their way somewhere; they lack authentic opportunities to interact with the spaces and the people they find there. City Camp is, for many kids, a unique opportunity to slow down, even within the urban rush, and to explore their world in a new way with a bunch of other kids just like them, and all wearing the same t-shirts. For parents, it’s a great, eminently cost-effective option, right there on your doorstep."
Our Kids, Summer 2019