Camps

Suburbs

The City of Kitchener is every child's choice for summertime, March break, winter break and P.D. day fun! We have a variety of affordable, fun camp options for children, including full day and half-day options. Choose from a wide variety of camps that engage kids with interests ranging from golf to cooking; sports to outdoor adventures and more. Register in person, at a local community centre or online through ACTIVE Net. 

Registration for summer camps opens on March 1, 2019.

Learn more about various camp support services including fee assistancecamp readiness and inclusion support.

For all camps, children must have completed the minimum grade level or meet the minimum age requirement before the first day of camp.

Note, summer campers must be at least 4 years old by Dec. 31, 2018. 

March Break Camps

Don't know what to do for March Break? Come join us for five days full of fun in a safe supervised setting.

 

  • Breithaupt March Break camp

Daily plans include:  active games in the gym and outside, swim, crafts, songs and quiet games. Bring lunch, snacks, drinks, bathing suit, towel. 

Ages: 5 to 11 years (children must currently be in JK to attend camp)

Program times: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (with before and after care available from 8 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 - 5 p.m. at no additional cost)

Dates: Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15, 2019. See ACTIVE Net for details.

Cost: $163.30

Locations: Breithaupt Centre

  • Grand River Recreation Complex March Break Camp

Active and quiet games in the gym and outside, crafts and a  daily 45 minute swim lesson included.

Outdoor clothes required.  Bring along bathing suit, towel, snack and lunch.  

Ages 5 – 8 years.  (Must be 5 years of age by Dec. 31, 2018.)

Program times: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Early drop off 8:30 a.m. and late pick up until 5:30 p.m. included. 

Dates: Monday to Friday, March 11 – March 15, 2019

Cost: $166.55 (+ $5 supply fee).  See ActiveNet for details and to register.

  • Kids in the Kitchener camp (Kitchener Market)

Kids take over the Marketplace at the Kitchener Market for an interactive cooking camp - Kids in the Kitchen Camp!

In this fun, hands-on camp participants should expect to roll up their sleeves and get messy! Let our leaders and chefs teach your little chefs about basic cooking and nutrition as well as breaks with crafts and other entertaining and educational activities.

Families are encouraged to register early, as spaces are expected to fill up quickly.

Ages: 7 to 12 years

Dates: Monday, March 11 - Friady, March 15, 2019  from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (extended Supervision 8:30-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. daily).

Cost: $225 for the week  (includes cooking apron, recipes, lunch and snacks).

Register

Location: Kitchener Market

 PD day camps

 Golf P.D. Day Camp

Doon Valley's Golf Academy provides a great space for campers to learn about the game while having fun and meeting new friends! Junior Golf campers will learn about rules and etiquette; chipping and putting, improving their golf swing and course management. On-course and off-course instruction, practice and play.  Includes lunch.

Ages: 8 to 12 years

Program times: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Dates: Public Schools- 2019 dates TBA ; French Schools-2019 dates TBA. 

Cost:  $TBA

Locations: Doon Valley Golf Course

Summer Camps with a Daily Swim

A full day camp for children who like variety! Campers will participate in crafts, games, songs, activity centers, quiet time, outdoor activities and one or two daily swim times including a swim lesson and structured pool activities/games taught by qualified lifeguards. View session dates and register on ACTIVE Net

Ages: varies based on camp type. See details below for more information.

Program times: varies by location. See details below for more information.

Dates: weekly from July 2, 2019 to Aug. 23, 2019

Cost: $166.60/week ($133.30/week for weeks with a statutory holiday). There is an additional $11.50 supply fee at the Grand River Complex camps.

Registration for camps opens March 1.

Locations: camps vary by location. See camp details below for more information.
  •  Kinder Camp
  • Ages: 4 to 6 years (children must have completed JK to attend camp)
  • Program times: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (before and after care available from 8:30 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 - 5 p.m. for $11.50/ week)
  • Location: Cameron Heights pool
  • Kids' Crafts and Games

  • Ages: 4 to 5 years (children must be 4 years old by Dec. 31, 2018)
  • Program times: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (before and after care available from 8 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at no additional charge)
  • Location: Breithaupt Centre

 

  • Ages: 4 to 7 years (children must be 4 years old by Dec. 31, 2018)
  • Program times: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (before and after care available from 8:30 - 9 a.m. and 5 - 5:30 p.m. at no additional charge)
  • Additional $11.50 supply fee
  • Location: Grand River Complex
  • Kids in Motion
  • Ages: 4 to 8 years (children must have completed JK to attend camp)
  • Program times: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (before and after from 8:30 - 9 a.m. and 5 - 5:30 p.m. at no additional charge)
  • Additional $11.50 supply fee
  • Location: Grand River Complex

 

  • Ages: 6 to 7 years
  • Program times: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (before and after care available from 8 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. no additional charge)
  • Location: Breithaupt Centre
  •  Kids Create and Move
  • Ages: 5 to 6 years
  • Program times: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (before and after care available from 8 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at no additional charge)
  • Location: Breithaupt Centre
  •  Kid's Adventure
  • Ages: 7 to 9 years
  • Program times: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (before and after care available from 8:30 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 - 5 p.m. for $11.50/ week)
  • Location: Cameron Heights pool
  •  Active Kids
  • Ages: 7 to 10 years
  • Program times: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (before and after care available from 8:30 - 9 a.m. and 5 - 5:30 p.m. at no additional charge)
  • Additional $11.50 supply fee
  • Location: Grand River Complex 
  •  Kiwanis Park Classic Camp
  • Ages: 7 to 12 years
  • Program times: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (before and after care available from 8 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at no additional charge)
  • Location: Kiwanis Park
  •  World Explorers
  • Ages: 8 to 11 years
  • Program times: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (before and after care available from 8 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at no additional charge)
  • Location: Breithaupt Centre

Summer Neighbourhood Camps

Each summer, thousands of children join us for full day, part day or half day camps in their neighbourhood. Great for children who like variety! Campers will participate in outdoor and indoor games, crafts and activities that will keep them engaged and active. Neighbourhood camps are offered at community centres and select schools across the city in your neighbourhood. Neighbourhood camps are proudly sponsored by Heffner Lexus Toyota

Ages: 4 to 12 years (see camp details below, children must complete JK to be eligible for camp)

Program times: varies based on camp type

Dates : weekly from July 2, 2019 to Aug. 16, 2019

Cost: $38.50 - $104.00 (costs vary by camp type and length).

Location: multiple locations

Registration for camps opens March 1.

  •  Full Day Neighbourhood Camps
  • Ages: 4 to 12 years (children must have completed JK to attend camp)
  • Program times: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Additional supervision 8:30- 9 a.m. and 4:30- 5 p.m. for an extra cost of $11.50 per week ($9.20 for weeks with statutory holiday)
  • Dates: weekly from July 2, 2019 to August 16, 2019
  • Cost: $104/week ($83.20 for weeks with statutory holiday)
  • Full refunds are available for cancellations received before June 30, 2019. Refunds for cancellations made after June 30, 2019 are available for special circumstances (e.g. medical, transfers) as authorized by the program coordinator.  
  • Registration for camps opens March 1.
  •  Half Day Neighbourhood Camps
  • Ages: 4 to 8 years (children must have completed JK to attend camp)
  • Program times: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Dates: weekly from July 2 to Aug. 9, 2019 (to Aug. 16 in some locations)
  • Cost: $38.50/week ($30.80 for weeks that have a statutory holiday).
  • Full refunds are available for cancellations received before June 30, 2019. Refunds for cancellations made after June 30, 2019 are available for special circumstances (e.g. medical, transfers) as authorized by the program coordinator.  
  • Registration for camps opens March 1
  •  School's Out Neighbourhood Camps
  • Ages: 4 to 12 years (children must have completed JK to attend camp)
  • Program times: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Dates: weekly from July 2 to Aug. 9, 2019
  • Cost: $63.70/week and $50.95 for weeks that have a statutory holiday.
  • Full refunds are available for cancellations received before June 30, 2019. Refunds for cancellations made after June 30, 2019 are available for special circumstances (e.g. medical, transfers) as authorized by the program coordinator.  
  • Registration for camps opens March 1.

Summer Special Interest Camps

  • Kids in the Kitchen

The Kitchener Market offers full day summer camps. Children will learn about basic cooking and nutrition and have a chance to get creative with crafts and other educational activities. Learn more about camp programs the Kitchener Market and view session dates and register on ACTIVE Net.

Ages: 7 to 12 years

Program times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (before and after care available  from 8:30 - 9 a.m. and 4 - 5 p.m. at no additional charge)

Dates: TBD for 2019

Cost: $225/ week, includes cooking apron, recipes and daily lunch plus two snacks (morning and afternoon)

Location: Kitchener Market

Registration opens March 1.

  • Eco-Discovery

A full day summer camp for children who love exploring the outdoors in forests, wetlands and fields. 

Ages: 9 to 13 years

Program times: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (with before and after care available from 8:30 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 - 5 p.m. for an extra cost of $11.50 per week ($9.20 for weeks with a statutory holiday).

Dates: weekly from July 2, 2019 to Aug. 16, 2019

Cost: $104/week ($83.20/week for weeks with a statutory holiday).

Location: Huron Natural Area

Full refunds are available for cancellations received before June 30, 2019. Refunds for cancellations made after June 30, 2019 are available for special circumstances (e.g. medical, transfers) as authorized by the program coordinator.  

Registration for camps opens March 1.

  • Creative Kids Arts Camp

A full day summer camp for kids who are interested in exploring their creative side. Programming will focus on all forms of art including music, visual arts, drama and photography and special guests and outings related to arts and culture. 

Ages: 9 to 13 years

Program times: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (with before and after care available 8:30 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 - 5 p.m. for an extra cost of $11.50 per week, $9.20 for weeks with a statutory holiday).

Dates: weekly from July 2, 2019 to Aug. 16, 2019

Cost: $104/week ($83.20/week for weeks with a statutory holiday).

Location: Rockway Community Centre Pottery and Arts Space

Full refunds are available for cancellations received before June 30, 2019. Refunds for cancellations made after June 30, 2019 are available for special circumstances (e.g. medical, transfers) as authorized by the program coordinator.  

Registration for camps opens March 1.

  • Junior lifeguard camp

For children interested in becoming a lifeguard at the City of Kitchener. 

Participants will spend time in the pool and classroom in activities that include lifesaving skills, team building, fitness and water safety. Children should have the ability to swim 25 m and tread water for 2 minutes. 

Ages: 9 to 12 years 

Program times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (with before and after care available from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. for an extra cost of $11.50 per week).

Dates: July 15 - 19, July 29 - Aug. 2,  Aug. 12 - 16, 2019 

Cost: $178.10/week.

Location: Cameron Heights Pool

 

Ages: 8 to 12 years

Program times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dates: July 16-20, July 30-Aug. 3, Aug. 13-17, Aug. 27-31

Cost: $87.70/week

Location: Breithaupt Centre.

 

Registration for camps opens March 1.

Summer Specialized camps for persons with disabilities

  •  It's all about YOUth camp

'It's all about YOUth' is making day camp possible for youth with disabilities. Camp participants have fun helping our staff plan activities, which range from sports and swimming, to crafts, cooking and more.

For the 2018 season, 'It's all about YOUth' camp will run daily, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Stanley Park Community Centre, over the following two weeks:

Ages: 13 to 17 years

Program times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Dates: Aug. 12-16, 2019 and Aug. 19 -23, 2019

Cost: $145.40/ week

Location: Stanley Park Community Centre 

If your teen requires assistance at camp - even just a little help here and there - you can request support. Doing so can help ensure your child has a successful week at camp. For more information, please contact us at 519-741- 2200, ext. 7228, or by TTY: 1-866-969-9994.

 

Summer Sport Camps

  • Golf Camps

Doon Valley's Golf Academy provides a great space for campers to learn about the game while having fun and meeting new friends! All of the summer camps take place at the Kitchener Golf Academy located at the Doon Valley Golf course, 500 Doon Valley Drive. We also offer P.D. day camps during the school year.

Junior Golf campers will learn about rules and etiquette; chipping and putting, improving their golf swing and course management. Learn more about full day and half day golf camps.

Ages: 6 to 8 years for half day camps; 9 to 15 years for full day camps

Program times:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (full day camp; includes lunch); 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (half day camp; no lunch); Before and after care available for full day campers from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. for an extra cost of $25 per week.

Dates: weekly from July 2 to August 31, 2019  

Costs: $320(full day), $190 (half day)  

*reduced rate for week of July 30 to Aug. 3: $280 full day and $175 half day

Location: Doon Valley Golf Course

  • Multi-sports camp

A full day summer camp for kids who are interested in learning new sports and developing their skills in some of their favourite games. Programming, special guests and outing will have a sports focus. 

Ages: 9 to 13 years 

Program times: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (with before and after care available 8:30 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 - 5 p.m. for an extra cost of $11.50 per week, $9.20 for weeks with a statutory holiday)

Dates: weekly from July 2, 2019 to Aug. 16, 2019

Cost: $104/week ($83.20/week for weeks with a statutory holiday).

Location: Budd Park

Full refunds are available for cancellations received before June 30, 2019. Refunds for cancellations made after June 30, 2019 are available for special circumstances (e.g. medical, transfers) as authorized by the program coordinator.  

Registration for camps opens March 1.

  • Swim, sport summer camp

A full day camp for children who love to splash and stay active all day long.This active sports camp will give everyone the opportunity to try a variety of sports indoors, outdoors and in the pool (two swim times) emphasizing basic skills and fundamentals while having fun. All pool time is with qualified lifeguards. 

Ages: 8 to 12 years 

Program times: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (with before and after care available from 8:30 - 9 a.m. and 4:30 - 5 p.m. for an extra cost of $11.50 per week)

Dates: weekly from July 2, 2019 to Aug. 23, 2019

Cost: $166.60/week ($133.30 for weeks with a statutory holiday)

Locations: Cameron Heights Pool

Registration for camps opens March 1.

Winter Holiday Camps

Looking for something for your children to do over the winter holiday break that gets them out of the house, staying active and having some fun with other children from the neighbourhood-- sign up for a holiday camp.

Enjoy sports, games, crafts and activities with supervision by trained and first-aid certified City of Kitchener camp staff.

Locations and schedule for 2019/2020 winter holiday camps will be posted in Dec. 2019.

Camp readiness

 

To support the success and safety of all participants and staff, it is important that the participant is "program ready."  To assist in determining if a participant is "program ready" the following criteria have been developed:

  • Participant is able to take direction and instruction from a staff person
  • Participant is able to interact and participate within a recreation program environment  (participation, interaction and inclusion in program is based on the individuals abilities)
  • School-aged participants are able to attend school successfully
  • Participant is able to interact and participate in program in a manner that is safe for themselves and others

Some participants may require additional support to assist them in being successful at program. With support from Every Kid Counts or support arranged through alternate means, participants must be able to demonstrate that they are "program ready".  Participants that are not demonstrating that they are "program ready" may be withdrawn from the program.  More information on Leisure Support and Every Kid Counts can be found at www.kitchener.ca/leisuresupport

 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 purchased 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 contact Rita Hoch at 519-741-2502 or Rita.Hoch@kitchener.ca
  •  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.) Note: There will be a charge of $1 per minute for late pick-ups.
  • 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, 2019. For later cancellations, refunds will be given for special circumstances as approved by the program coordinator.
  • For more information contact 519-741-2200 ext. 7389 or email janice.ouellette@kitchener.ca
  •  Cameron Heights pool
  • Parents/guardians are to sign campers in at 9 a.m. (unless registered for extended care.)
  • Parents/guardians are to sign campers out at 4:30 p.m. (unless registered for extended care.) Note: There will be a charge of $1 per minute for late pick-ups.
  • An activity calendar will be provided on the first day of camp.
  • 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.)
  • Label all personal items with child’s name.
  • Kinder Camp swims once per day, and Kids Adventure and Swim Sport camps swim twice per day.
  •  Grand River Recreation Complex
  • Parents/guardians are to sign campers in between 8:30 - 9 a.m.
  • 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.)
  • There will be a daily swim for each camp group.
  • An activity calendar will be provided on first day of camp.
  • For more information contact  519-741-2670 or janet.zomer@kitchener.ca
  •  Huron Natural Area
  • Parents/guardians are to sign campers in inside the classroom portable at 9 a.m. (unless registered for extended care.)
  • Parents/guardians are to sign campers out inside the classroom portable at 4:30 p.m. (unless registered for extended care.) Note: There will be a charge of $1 per minute for late pick-ups.
  • Campers will be outside in a forest/bush environment for a large portion of the day. Ensure camper is dressed appropriately.
  • Bring lots of water, lunch with snacks, sunscreen and hat. (All snacks and lunches must be peanut/nut-free.)
  • Running shoes are required.
  • Bug spray is recommended.
  • 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, 2019. For later cancellations, refunds will be given for special circumstances as approved by the program coordinator.
  • For more information contact 519-741-2200 ext. 7389 or email janice.ouellette@kitchener.ca
  •  Kiwanis Park
  • Parents/guardians are to sign campers in between 8 - 9 a.m. at the beachside shelter. (The large picnic shelter to the left of the main gate into the pool area.)
  • 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.)
  • 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 contact Adam Brodt at 519-741-2200 ext. 5124 or adam.brodt@kitchener.ca
  •  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, 2019. For later cancellations, refunds will be given for special circumstances as approved by the program coordinator.
  • For more information contact 519-741-2200 ext. 7389 or email janice.ouellette@kitchener.ca
  • Rockway Community Centre
  • Parents/guardians are to sign campers in inside the pottery shed at 9 a.m. (unless registered for extended care.) The pottery shed is located near the Preston St. exit of the parking lot.
  • Parents/guardians are to sign campers out inside the pottery shed at 4:30 p.m. (unless registered for extended care.) Note: There will be a charge of $1 per minute for late pick-ups.
  • 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, 2019. For later cancellations, refunds will be given for special circumstances as approved by the program coordinator.
  • For more information contact 519-741-2200 ext. 7389 or email janice.ouellette@kitchener.ca 
  • It's All About YOUth Camp at 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 prior to the first day of camp.
  • For more information, contact the Inclusion Services Coordinator at 519-741-2200 ext. 7228 or access@kitchener.ca 

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