Welcome to City Scouts
City Scouts is an urban adventure camp for kids 10-14-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.
City Scouts Summer 2021
Registration is currently open!
Currently, all that we are requiring from parents is a $50 refundable deposit and basic information. Medical forms and team assignment request forms will be sent out closer to the start of camp.
The full fee of $395 is optionally available to pay now, we expect to begin collecting full fees from those who left deposits in mid-May with more information from the government.
We are distributing e-alerts in the months leading up to the start of camp to keep our campers and their parents informed about the changes happening to the camp and the Ontario government's approval to move ahead.
What the media says about City Scouts
"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