Looking for a summer program? Consider an affordable choice at one of our community centres, parks or facilities.

On this page:

  1. Register for a summer program
  2. Camps for children
  3. Teen Zone
  4. Camps for those with disabilities
  5. Mobile skatium
  6. COVID-19 safety measures
  7. School year programs
  8. Camp readiness
  9. Accessibility and support
  10. Camp locations
  11. Parent information

Register for a summer program

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Age requirements

For all 2021 summer camps, campers must be at least four years old by December 31, 2020. Specific age requirements vary.


Camps for children

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Teen Zone

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Camps for those with disabilities

We offer specialized camps for children and youth with disabilities:


Mobile skatium

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Our mobile skatepark features:

  • nine ramps
  • five-foot quarter pipe
  • pipe ramp
  • three-piece fly-over box
  • two two-foot kicker ramps
  • one grind box
  • two grind rails

Helmets are mandatory when using the skatepark and we can provide extras. Loaner skateboards are also available. For more information, please contact us at 519-741-2200, ext. 5705.

Skatepark rules

  • a helmet, and elbow and knee pads are required
  • do not use the skatepark during wet or icy conditions
  • take turns
  • place all garbage in the containers provided
  • inspect the skatepark ahead to ensure safe conditions

We are not responsible for any loss, damage or injuries resulting from use of the skatepark.


COVID-19 safety measures

Visit our COVID-19 safety for youth programs page to find:

  • in-person safety measures
  • resources for parents
  • emergency childcare
  • mental health resources

School year programs

We offer these programs during the school year:

  • after-school programs
  • weekend programs
  • winter holiday break camp
  • Easter Monday camp
  • March Break camp
  • P.D. day camps

Learn more about school year programs.


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.

Age requirement

For all 2021 summer camps, campers must be at least four years old by December 31, 2020. Specific age requirements vary.


Accessibility and support

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

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

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