Camps and pre-school

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Descriptions, times and fees for day camps offered during school breaks. Additional info on camp counsellor training and pre-school programs.

Summer camp (ages 4 to 14, camp specific)

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Summer fun centres (ages 4 to 7)

Fun centres have themed weekly activities designed to get younger children engaged with hands-on crafts and outdoor play. They run out of RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex and AMCC on weekdays from June 29 to September 4 (excluding holidays) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fees range from $67 to $155/child/week with the option of doing full or half days.

Summer day camps (ages 6 to 14)

Day camps have themed weekly activities to engage your child and build on their interests. They run out of RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex, AMCC and WMRC on weekdays from June 29 to September 4 (excluding holidays) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fees range from $200 to $270/child/week.

Camp t-shirts are required for camps that travel off-site. You will be prompted to purchase one during registration. You can reuse the shirt if you have one from previous years.

Camp counsellor in training (ages 13 to 16)

The Youth Leadership Development Program takes place at RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex in two different sessions. Participants then volunteer for two weeks as a city camp counsellor, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fees are $217.39/person.

Parent information package.

 Additional camp info including consent forms

 

Consent form and info package

Consent forms are mandatory for camp attendance and must be filled out a week before camp begins.

Summer day camp consent form

Youth leadership development camp consent form

Summer day camp parent packages:

Lunches

If your camp is at RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex or WMRC, you can purchase lunch from our food services department any day of the week your child is in a camp or fun centre. Select the day(s) during the registration process or online up to the Friday before camp. Fees are $8.50 per day. Menu includes two snacks, a main and a drink. 

Camp leader certification

All camp leaders are certified in first aid and CPR, and all leaders have completed a vulnerable sector police reference check. 

Readiness for camp

Make sure your child is ready for camp by confidently answering β€œyes” to the below questions:
  • child is able to take instructions from a staff person and participate in programmed activity
  • child is successful doing daily activities (such as using bathroom) without a known guardian around and not have regular accidents
  • child feels comfortable interacting in a group environment, to the best of their ability
  • the child can participate in a way that is safe for themselves and others

Children at camp who are not ready can be withdrawn at the discretion of supervisory staff.

Assistance programs

If you're interested in camp but have concerns about fees or your child's abilities, visit our fee assistance and inclusion services page to learn more about how we can help.

Pre-school drop-in (ages 0 to 6)

The Tots at Play program features a large indoor floor space and lots of toys and tools to keep kids busy. Drop-in any time, no registration required.

  • Monday and Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the indoor sports fields at Bechtel Park
  • $5.90/visit for up to four children (cash or FitPass payment only)
  • Cancelled dates: March 16 to April 13.
  • The last day of the program is April 24, 2020.

To search our registered seasonal pre-school offerings, visit ActiveWaterloo.