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Summer Camps and Activities

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Announcement: 

The City of Woodstock is moving forward with plans to run Summer Recreation Camps and Programs in 2021. Registration is scheduled to open in May. Please see below for more information on our camp themes and specialty programs. We will continue to take direction from the Provincial Guidelines and Southwest Public Health. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note: the following decisions are based off the current Provincial guidelines and are subject to change at any time leading up to the start of camps and programs, as well as throughout the summer.

Will there by Summer Camps and Programs in 2021?

Yes. Unless we go back into a full lockdown, we will run summer camps and programs this year. Modifications will be made depending on which level (or colour) we are at within the province’s COVID-19 Response Framework.

When will registration open?

Registration for summer camps is scheduled to open in May. Parents/guardians may choose to register right away or can wait until closer to the camp start date. However, there will be limited capacities for each camp and we encourage you to register early.

Where will camps take place?

Due to the Immunization Clinic occurring this year at Goff Hall within the Reeves Community Complex, the majority of our summer camps and programs will take place at Cowan Park Sportsplex (895 Ridgewood Drive).

Which Covid-19 precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of my child?

Camps and programs will run according to the most recent guidelines from the province. Safety and health of participants and staff will be our number one priorities. All participants will be screened during check-in. Any participants displaying Covid-19 symptoms will not be permitted to be at camp. Parents and guardians should be ready with a back-up child care plan in case of sickness. Children will be encouraged to maintain appropriate physical distancing from each other and hand hygiene will be a high priority. Activities will be designed to ensure all Covid-19 protocols are being followed.

Will the children be placed in “cohorts”?

The children will be separated by their age group/adventure camp level. For example, the Little Adventurers children will only interact with each other throughout the day’s activities. Specialty Program participants will be in their own area of the facility and will not mingle with the other camp groups.

Will my child have to wear a mask during camp?

Yes, children will be required to wear a face mask during camps and programs; exceptions may be made during outdoor play and while eating. Staff will also be required to wear a face mask AND a face shield.

Can I still make it a full day if I register my child for a half-day specialty program?

No, the make it a full day option will not be available in 2021.

Will the children go on off-site visits?

Off-site visits will be reduced to limit additional exposure. Any planned trips will be to outdoor locations within Oxford County and additional precautions will be taken to ensure the health and safety of participants.

What happens if our region goes back into lockdown? Will I be able to get a full refund?

If camps are cancelled, we will provide credits or full refunds to any registrants.

Summer Camps & Programs

Little Adventurers

Designed for first-time campers, this program offers a great introduction with a busy full day routine. Weekly themes are brought to life by talented staff through crafts, activities, special guests and more. Children must be potty trained. For ages 4 to 5.

Little Adventurers Info

Adventure Camp

Welcome to a world of adventure! Theme camps bring stories and characters to life with experienced, trained, and talented staff dedicated to providing a week of fun and adventure for all. Weekly themes are further enhanced with games, crafts, special events, and visits from guests and out trips to exciting locations. For ages 6 to 9.

Adventure Camp Info

Adventure University

Welcome to Adventure University. At Adventure University you will get the opportunity to explore what is around you, learn new skills, and build friendships. The weekly themes provide a variety of experiences that allow you to discover new interests and develop your leadership abilities. For ages 10 to 12.

Adventure University Info

Specialty Sports Programs

Designed around the Canadian Sport for Life Model, Woodstock Summer Sport Programs are geared toward children who want to try a variety of different sports in a fun and friendly environment. Aimed at improving and promoting physical literacy, sports camps are designed and delivered by experienced staff, athletes, and coaches. Sport Programs include: All Sports, Lacrosse, Skateboard & Scootering, Tennis, Dodgeball, Flag Football, and Basketball.

Sports Programs Info

Specialty STEM Programs

STEM camps aim to spark the imagination of campers through hands-on education across 4 disciplines- science, technology, engineering and mathematics. With a focus on guided discovery and practical experimentation, these camps provide young scientists, engineers and biologists an opportunity to explore the world around them through a different lens. STEM Camps include: STEAM Makers, Lego WeDo 2.0 Advanced Robotics, and Scratch Coding.

STEM Programs Info

Specialty Creative Programs

Creative camps are designed to allow for campers to use their imagination while learning new skills and creating a variety of different items. Creative Camps include: Dancing Kids and Crafty Creations.

Creative Programs Info

Parks of Fun

Come and join us in the park to learn fundamental movement skills and get active. This day program helps build confidence in children's abilities to master physical skills such as run, hop, jump, throw, etc. Instructors engage participants in active games and skills in a fun and safe way. 

Parks of Fun Info

Art Gallery Camps

Explore contemporary and historical art and artists that focus on our community and the way we can creatively build a sense of belonging.  Find your place at the Woodstock Art Gallery (WAG) this summer as you discover art that inspires us to investigate where we are, how we got here and what makes us a rich community full of creativity and artistic expression. It’s not always the destination, but rather the journey that counts. Learn art fundamentals through hands-on studio experience incorporating self-discovery and self-expressive art methods and practices. Each week, young artists will unleash their imaginations creating multi-media, 2D and 3D art projects. Gallery visits to current exhibitions, outdoors games, physical activities at the City Parks or pool and snacks served daily in a fun and safe environment. Campers are required to bring appropriate clothing, sunscreen, lunch, 2 snacks and imagination!

Art Gallery Camps Info

Museum Camps

The Woodstock Museum children’s day camps present an authentic account of local history in an educational, engaging and informative manner. Staff provide hands-on activities, opportunity for creative play, active outdoor games, occasional out trips as well as exploring museum artifacts and exhibits to bring history alive!

Museum Camp Info

Summer Camp Registration

To register online, please select the camp or program above, choose your desired week(s), and follow the prompts. To register over the phone, please call 519-539-2382 x 2701.

Woodstock Camp Guide

Have a question about our summer camps? Check out the Woodstock Camp Guide for answers.

Woodstock Art Gallery Camps

Woodstock Museum Camps

Leader in Training (Volunteer)

If you are interested in volunteering with our camp team, please fill out the online Leader in Training Application.

Leader in Training Application

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Contact Us

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