Looking for camp for summer, March break, winter break or P.D. days? Consider an affordable choice at one of our community centres, parks or facilities.

On this page:

  1. COVID-19 safety measures
  2. Register for camp
  3. Age requirements
  4. After-school programs
  5. Summer camps
  6. Holiday camps
  7. March break camps
  8. P.D. day camps
  9. Camp readiness
  10. Leisure support
  11. Leisure access
  12. Camp locations
  13. Parent information

COVID-19 safety measures

Our programs will ensure compliance with current regulations as set by the Province of Ontario and Waterloo Region Public Health and are subject to change. Some pandemic-related changes that will be in place include:

  • field trips will be limited to nearby locations like neighbourhood parks
  • there will be no offsite trips that require the use of vehicle transportation
  • each camper will get their own art and supply kit that will not be shared with others
  • campers need to bring and wear a mask and practice safe hand washing practices which includes frequent hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer, which will be provided by the camp
  • campers will be required to complete daily COVID-19 screening (details on this will be shared before the start of program)
  • for the safety of our campers, their families and our staff programming will adhere to current health and safety measures, including reduced class sizes and cleaning protocols
  • some campers may need support or an accommodation to adhere to safety measures, such as masking or social distancing
    • camp staff supporting these participants will be provided with all appropriate personal protective equipment

Register for camp

2021 camp registration is now open. Use the links below to register on ActiveNet:


Age requirements

Campers must be older than a certain age or grade level before the first day of camp. Find your camp below or on ActiveNet for details.

For all summer camps, campers must be at least four years old by December 31, 2020.


After-school programs

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Summer camps

Camp registration for summer 2021 is now open.

At our neighbourhood camps, our first aid certified, trained camp team will provide quality programming that fosters belonging, promotes personal growth and helps your child be active, have fun and create happy memories!

All camps will have COVID-19 safety measures in place.

We also offer specialized camps for children and youth with disabilities:

Find a camp on ActiveNet


Holiday camps

Get your kids out of the house and into an active and fun environment with one of our holiday camps. These camps include sports, games, crafts and other activities at one of our community centres.

We offer camps during these holidays:

  • Winter holiday break
  • Easter Monday

March break camps

Due to the provincial shutdown, there will be no camps offered at this time. For those who have registered, program participants will receive a full refund for classes missed during the shutdown period. Payments made by credit card will be refunded to the same card, where possible. All other customers will receive a credit to their account.


P.D. day camps

Join us for fun games and activities at your local community centre.

Subscribe to this page to get an email when we post P.D. day camp details for the 2021-2022 school year.


Camp readiness

All campers must be program ready. To be program ready, a camper must be able to:

  • take direction and instruction from a staff person
  • interact and participate within the camp environment (based on the camper’s abilities)
  • interact and participate in a way that is safe for themselves and others
  • attend school successfully (if school-aged)

Some campers may need more support to help them be successful at camp. With support from Every Kid Counts or another program, campers must be able to show that they are program ready.

If a camper is not showing that they are program ready, they may be removed from the program.


Leisure support

If you or your child has a disability and needs support to attend camp, apply on our leisure support page.


Leisure access

Visit our leisure access page to apply for lower registration fees. Our goal is to make city-run programs accessible to everyone.


Camp locations

We offer summer camps at these facilities:

  • Community centres
  • Kitchener Market
  • Huron Natural Area
  • Budd Park
  • Kiwanis Park
  • Don McLaren Arena
  • Cameron Heights pool
  • Grand River Recreation Complex
  • City-run golf courses

Most holiday, March Break and P.D. day camps are held at community centres.


Parent information by camp location

 Breithaupt Centre
  • Parents/guardians are to sign campers in between 8 - 9 a.m. in the solarium. (Entrance to the left of the main doors.)
  • Parents/guardians are to sign campers out by 5:30 p.m. Note: There will be a charge of $1 per minute for late pick-ups.
  • Running shoes are required.
  • Bring a water bottle, two snacks, lunch, sunscreen, hat, swimsuit and towel. (All snacks and lunches must be peanut/nut-free.)
  • Lunches can be bought at the sign-in desk daily.
  • There will be a daily afternoon swim for each camp group. (Supervised by qualified lifeguards.)
  • An activity calendar will be provided on first day of camp.

For more information email Rita Hoch or call 519-741-2502.

 Budd Park
  • Parents/guardians are to sign campers in at the main floor lounge at 9 a.m. (unless registered for extended care.)
  • Parents/guardians are to sign campers out at the main floor lounge at 4:30 p.m. (unless registered for extended care.)
  • Running shoes are required.
  • Bring a water bottle, lunch with snacks, sunscreen and hat. (All snacks and lunches must be peanut/nut-free.)
  • An activity calendar including daily themes will be provided on first day of camp.
  • A 100 per cent refund will be given if you withdraw your child from a summer camp program by June 30, 2020. For later cancellations, refunds will be given for exceptional circumstances as approved by the program coordinator.
For more information contact 519-741-2200 ext. 7389 or email Janice Ouellette.
Neighbourhood camps
  • Parents/guardians are to sign campers in and out of program.
  • Running shoes are required.
  • Bring a water bottle, lunch with snacks, sunscreen and hat. (all snacks and lunches must be peanut/nut-free.)
  • An activity calendar including daily themes will be provided on first day of camp.
  • A 100 per cent refund will be given if you withdraw your child from a summer camp program by June 30, 2020. For later cancellations, refunds will be given for exceptional circumstances as approved by the program coordinator.
For more information, contact 519-741-2200 ext. 7389 or email Janice Ouellette.
Stanley Park Community Centre
  • Campers are to sign in at 9 a.m. and sign out no later than 4 p.m.
  • Running shoes are required.
  • Bring a water bottle, lunch with snacks, sunscreen and hat. (all snacks and lunches must be peanut/nut-free.)
  • An activity calendar will be emailed to campers in advance of the start date and will be available on the first day of camp as well.
  • There will be planned outings and special guests with the interests of participants in mind. Special considerations (i.e. swimsuit and towel for outings) will be communicated before the first day of camp.
For more information, contact the Inclusion Services Coordinator at 519-741-2200 ext. 7228 or send us an email.