Learn-to Camp

Rouge National Urban Park

Never been camping? Not sure how to get started? The Parks Canada Learn-to Camp team is here to help!

Our program prepares you with the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident planning and going on your first camping adventure. We typically offer three ways that you can get your first taste of camping. 


Learn-to Camp Pop-Up Booths (Free)

Free drop-in sessions at community locations in the Greater Toronto Area – and find us at various trailheads throughout Rouge National Urban Park!  We can briefly introduce you to Parks Canada and camping in the great outdoors, and provide information on outdoor safety.




Learn-to Camp Workshops (Free)

Our team delivers workshops to help your audiences on their first frontcountry camping adventure! Topics covered include wildlife awareness, campfire technique, and equipment recommendations.

This year, we have free in-person workshops available to the public. Please contact the Host Organization directly for further details. Some may require registration.         


To book a workshop

Would you like to book a summer Learn-to Camp program for your community organization or group? Are you interested in applying for a summer student role with Learn-to Camp at Rouge National Urban Park? If so, please email rouge@pc.gc.ca.

Ready for your own camping adventure? Before you go, checkout our videos and helpful hints for a memorable camping trip.

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