Camp FAQs

Children

Day Camps:
3+ hours long, may include Before & After Care

Camps:
Less than 3 hours

Preschool

Day Camps:
2 hours

Camps:
Less than 2 hours

Children should come to camp ready to try a variety of new activities and experiences both indoors and out! All camps incorporate plenty of opportunities to explore and create, as well as unstructured free playtime. Specific themes and activities are subject to change, and some may be weather-dependant.
Many of our campers don’t know anyone when they first come to camp. We emphasize the importance of friendships and encourage campers to make connections with new and old friends.
  • bathing suit (camp-dependant)
  • healthy lunch
  • snacks
  • sunscreen and hat (weather-dependant)
  • towel
  • water bottle
  • weather-appropriate clothing and footwear for messy and/or outdoor play

 

Do not send

  • money
  • electronics
  • phone
  • valuables
All camps are “nut-aware”, which means that campers are requested not to bring nuts or nut products to any camp. This is for the safety of all campers.
Electronics can be a distraction for all participants and are discouraged at our camps. We think it is important for all campers to be active and engaged, and we support them to make connections with other children at camp.
You can register for some camps for a single day, depending on the location and type of camp. Look for this icon indicating classes offering the single day registration option: S
Camps may include swimming, depending on the type and location of camp. Children under the age of 7 years old will not go swimming because of instructor-to-camper rations.
Who doesn’t like camp? We have tons of fun and find that once campers are settled in, they usually don’t want to leave. However, if they aren’t having fun, talk to us. We can recommend other camps or provide a pro-rated refund for the remainder of the camp.

Need more schedule flexibility on days your child is in a Day Camp? Take advantage of this program offered 8:00 - 9:00am and 3:00 - 5:30pm at these facilities:

  • George Preston Recreation Centre
  • W.C. Blair Recreation Centre
  • Walnut Grove Community Centre
  • Willoughby Community Centre
If your child requires 1:1 support at school, they will need to bring the same level of support to our camps. Any support workers require a Police Information Check, please contact a programmer to obtain the paperwork to complete this a minimum of two weeks in advance of your child’s first day of camp.

If you have your own support worker, we are happy to have them within our program. However, the support worker needs to complete a Police Information Check. Please contact us two weeks before the camp starts so we can provide you with the paperwork. This police check is needed for any adult participating in the program with the child (including parents).

On the first day camp, the leaders will meet with the support worker to discuss how to work with the participant.

You may be subject to a $20 late fee. If you need some flexibility in your schedule, consider the Before & After Camp option offered at many of our sites.