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Summer camp programs have ended fo the 2017 season.

Our camps are all about learning, laughing, playing and having fun! Make sure the camp you chose matches your child's interest and maturity level. Your child's safety and enjoyment are always our top priority.

Find out more about the City's camp offerings below or register now.

Camps Offered

Grass Creek Camp

Grass Creek Camp offers a traditional camp experience at one of Kingston's most beautiful parks. Activities include archery, crafts, canoeing, swimming and special events. Register now for a great camp experience at an unbeatable weekly rate. Note: There is no extended supervision for this camp. Busing from select locations is available for an additional fee. View the Grass Creek Camp info sheet.

Theatre Camp

The City is working with The Kick & Push Festival to provide our popular Theatre Camp. Let us bring out the inner performer in your child. We provide a quality drama camp experience covering all aspects of live theatre – both in front of and behind the curtain. At the end of each session participants will perform in front of a live audience of family and friends. Includes occasional swims at the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre (approximately twice a week), daily active sessions and much more! View the Theatre Camp info sheet.

Sports of All Sorts Camp

With so many sports out there, who can choose? Sample a wide variety of sports and activities this summer in a fun, inclusive environment. Activities vary week to week and may include: tennis, baseball, soccer, golf, volleyball, capture the flag, floor hockey, swimming, martial arts, skateboarding, sports demos and much more. This is a popular camp for the sport enthusiast. Daily swims at Tomlinson Aqua Park. View the Sport of All Sorts info sheet.

Walls & Waves Camp

Mornings on the walls of the Boiler Room Climbing Gym, afternoons at the Tomlinson Aqua Park or outdoor activities and special events. Campers will challenge themselves as they scale the walls at the climbing gym, then walk to the Memorial Centre to cool off with a splash at the pool. Designed for beginners to advanced levels. Equipment provided. View the Walls & Waves info sheet.


Questions?

Find out more below or contact us at 613-546-4291 ext. 1700 / 1800.

Staff

Our day camp leaders have demonstrated leadership skills and experience working with children. We carefully select the best applicants based on their creativity, enthusiasm and experience.

Camp leaders possess High Five training in the principles of healthy childhood development and physical literacy training. All camp leaders are certified in First Aid/CPR and are National Lifeguard certified where required. Our extensive pre-camp training includes child management and development, program planning, risk management and hands-on programming sessions.

Supervision

All camps have an on-site supervisor/senior leader responsible for supervision of staff, participants  and programming. Our maximum staff-to-participant ratio is one leader to 10 participants. Ratios are generally lower as leaders in-training and volunteers further reduce these numbers.

Age requirements

Campers must be the required age by the last day of the program.

Extended hours

This service is available for an additional cost at specified programs and locations from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Bus service

Grass Creek Camp only: Busing is available to Grass Creek Camp (limited pick-up locations) for an additional fee. Camp leaders ride on the bus with your children

Holidays

Camps do not operate on statutory holidays.

Swimming

Where swimming opportunities are available, National Lifeguard certified staff members supervise your children.

Lunches and snacks

Note: City camps are nut-free Lunches are supervised at full-day programs. Please ensure your child has morning and afternoon snacks, lunch and drinks. No nut products are permitted at camp. We encourage campers to pack litterfree lunches. Reusable containers help reduce the impact on the environment.

What to bring

Campers should bring the following each day: a large lunch, two snacks, a water bottle and other drinks, sunscreen, a bathing suit, a towel and a hat. Label all belongings with your child's full name. Leave toys, electronic devices and other valuables at home.

Sunscreen

All camp programs schedule regular sunscreen application breaks throughout the day. Camp staff will remind every camper to apply and reapply sunscreen approximately every 90 minutes. Staff will not apply sunscreen directly to campers unless parents request that they do so in writing, either during registration or through completing a sunscreen application permission form.

Severe allergies, inhalers and medical conditions

 When registering your child, provide relevant medical information. If your child has a severe allergy that results in severe symptoms, or has a medical condition that may require the emergency administration of medication, please download and complete the medication administration and anaphylaxis emergency plan forms.

This information is provided to recreation staff and shared with your child's leaders as appropriate. Parents must specify if they wish to have staff carry and/or administer their child's medication, or if the child will do so him/herself. If your child takes any prescription medication the camp supervisor can arrange to store the medication in a secure manner and will remind your child when it is time for administration. We cannot store or administer any non-prescription medication.  

Behaviour expectations

Children are expected to respect staff and other campers and listen to camp staff.

Some children may require additional integration support to meet these expectations or to overcome other barriers to their participation. If you feel your child may require integration support to participate in our camp program, please contact our integration coordinator, Caroline (clivingston@cityofkingston.ca), in advance of registering, to ask about the availability of integration support. Campers who endanger themselves or others, or who compromise the camp experience of other campers, may be removed from the program at the program supervisor's discretion.