Summer Camps FAQs

Day Camps run Monday to Friday, for three hours or more, and may offer Before & After Camp. Camps run Monday to Friday, are less than three hours long, and do not offer Before & After Camp.
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
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.