About Veg Camp

FOR EARTH - FOR ANIMALS - FOR US

Enjoy a unique and enriching camp experience! Our engaging nature-based activities use critical and balanced thinking to understand the connections between us, animals and the environment. Yoga and meditation-mindfulness are introduced as fun physical and mental exercises to lead healthy, fulfilling, and conscientious lives. This camp is for youth in between ages 9 to 17. Camp is limited to 60 campers to ensure an intimate and inclusive environment so be sure sign up as soon as you can!  Vegetarian Eco Camp is run by a charity, as well is non-denominational and welcoming all faiths and cultures.

We are excited to announce that Vegetarian Eco Camp will be returning to the YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre, just north of Toronto, Ontario from July 7-13, 2024

Organizations

PARENT ORGANIZATION

The Vegetarian Eco Camp is run by Towards Ahimsa Inc., an educational registered non-profit organization in Ontario. Since 2011, Towards Ahimsa has run inspiring summer youth camps, encouraging a more peaceful existence within ourselves, our ecosystem, and our communities.

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HOST ORGANIZATION

Vegetarian Eco Camp is excited to have the YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre be our host in 2023. With their dedicated staff, exciting programs, organic farm, swimming pools, superb food & lodging, and a 263 acre view of the Oak Ridges Moraine, the YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre is a perfect place for our campers to learn and be inspired!

LOCATION & ACCOMMODATIONS

Veg Camp is held at YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre in Schomberg, Ontario just 40 minutes north of Toronto! Camp runs from July 7-13, 2024.

The Centre is on 263 acres of the Oak Ridges Moraine, and boasts many hiking trails, swimming pools, a super maze, new high ropes and low rope challenges, open playing fields, an organic farm, arts cabin, archery, and more.  Further, campers will enjoy the fun indoor games lounge, comfortable teaching spaces, and dining hall with an awesome view!

Campers will be sleeping in groups of 4, in bedrooms with a private bathroom and shower. The bedrooms are located within a large lodge. Male and female identifying campers will use separate wings of the lodge. Campers sleep on comfortable bunk beds. Waterproof mattresses are provided, campers need to bring their own bedding and pillows

HEALTH & SAFETY

Camper health and safety is a priority at camp. The staff at camp is experienced and qualified. YMCA Cedar Glen instructors and lifeguards are all First Aid and CPR-C certified. Ropes challenge courses are run by trained and certified staff.

Furthermore, a licensed medical doctor is on call (24/7) throughout camp to address any health concerns. The medical doctor will contact the parents/guardians if there are any significant health concerns with a camper. The Brampton Civic Hospital is the closest hospital and is under 25 minutes away.  

We maintain a minimum of 1 : 10 counsellor to camper ratio, allowing us to remain attentive to the individual needs of each camper.

Counsellors will sleep in each wing of the lodge and are available to help campers should the need arise at any time.

This is not your typical camp food! Campers indulge in delicious and nutritious plant-based meals. No animal products are found in the foods, beverages, or snacks we serve. We are a nut-free facility.

 

Breakfast

Vegan French Toast

Oatmeal

Assorted Cold Cereals

Fruit Bowl – Apple & Bananas

Soy Milk, Juice

 

Lunch

Black Bean Burritos

Mexican Rice

Corn on the Cob

Tossed Garden Salad

 

Dinner

Vegetable Stir Fry with Tofu

Chinese Noodles

Quinoa & Cranberry Salad

Soy Milk, Juice

 

 

Snacks

Fresh Fruit Bowl (Available all day)

Salad Bar (Available at all meals)

Granola Bar

Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Chirag Shah

CAMP DIRECTOR

Vegetarian Eco Camp is operated by camp director, Chirag Shah – an experienced director who is committed to providing campers with a fulfilling, fun and safe camp environment.​ Chirag is continuously curious and loves to learn about how the world is changing around him. He brings his passion of innovation to campers by offering a scientific yet simple approach to the human body and ecology.  He has been involved with summer youth camps for over 10 years. 

COUNSELLORS

You couldn't BE in better hands

​​Our Camp Counsellors are wonderful and quite often the camp team is made up of former campers!  Their enthusiasm energizes the camp experience, while their care and attentiveness is appreciated by campers and parents. Counsellors are recruited and trained by the camp director and remain at the camp site full time.

CHEF

Food both nutritious & delicious

The YMCA Cedar Glen provides us with excellent a professional chef dedicated to providing campers and staff with delicious, nutritious, and kid-approved plant-based meals and scrumptious desserts. Campers and staff really appreciate the effort and dedication shown by the chef and kitchen staff.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions not covered here on the site, kindly email us so that we can do our best to answer you. 

YEAR-ROUND ADMINISTRATIVE ADDRESS

Vegetarian Eco Camp
c/o Towards Ahimsa Inc.
73 George Henry Blvd
Toronto, Ontario
M2J1E8

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