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Summer Camps and Activities

Camps

2024 Summer Camp Registration is now OPEN!

2024 Summer Camp at a Glance

View our summer camp at a glance chart to see all of our summer camp programs, locations, dates and more all on one page!

 

2024 Themes

Week One: July 2-5 (there will be no camp programming on Monday July 1, 2024)

Celebration Week

 

Week Two: July 8-12

Camp Olympics

 

Week Three: July 15-19

Ooey Gooey Messy

 

Week Four: July 22-26

Survivor

 

Week Five: July 29-August 2

Splish, Splash, Water Week

 

Week Six: August 6-9 (there will be no camp programming on Monday August 5, 2024)

Camp Carnival

 

Week Seven: August 12-16

Walk of Fame

 

Week Eight: August 19-23

Barnyard Palooza

 

Week Nine: August 26-30

Luau & Beach Party, End of Summer Festivities

2024 Summer Camp Payment Plan

NEW for 2024, is the Summer Camp Payment Plan. 

Upon checkout, families will have the option to select the Summer Camp Payment Plan. 

The plan is designed to financially assist families by breaking up the payments over time. 

 

For example, if you register for camp between:

February 1-28: 6 equal payments of your total amount owing will be deducted from your credit card on the 1st of each month Feb - July. 

March 1-30: 5 equal payments of your total amount owing will be deducted from your credit card on the 1st of each month March - July. 

April 1-30: 4 equal payments of your total amount owing will be deducted from your credit card on the 1st of each month April - July.

May 1-30: 3 equal payments of your total amount owing will be deducted from your credit card on the  1st of each month May-July. 

 

Any registrations after May 31, will require full payment upon registration.

 

2024 Summer Camp Trip Schedule

Please note that trips may be subject to change based on weather, and availability. We will communicate any changes through the chart below, please refer back to this chart for any changes up to and including one week prior. All trip locations take place in Woodstock, Brantford, Waterloo Region, Hamilton and London. 

 

Trips will take place every Thursday, unless otherwise stated on the Week At A Glance upon check-in. If there is inclement weather forecasted for Thursday, we will communicate which day of the week is best suitable. 

 

Participants will be supervised by members of our camp team while on trip, including supervisors. In addition, participants will also be supported by camp volunteers who have been trained in City policies and procedures. 

 

Summer Camp Trip Schedule
Camp ProgramJuly 2-5July 8-12July 15-19July 22-26July 29-Aug 2Aug 6-9Aug 12-16Aug 19-23Aug 26-30
Kinders  Jax Jungle Gallery Cinemas Storybook Gardens  Clovermead  African Lion Safari Camp Carnival C&D Lanes Brantford Zoo African Lion Safari
Tykes C&D Lanes Bowling Gallery Cinemas   Storybook Gardens Clovermead African Lion Safari Camp Carnival C&D Lanes Brantford Zoo African Lion Safari
Juniors KingPin Cambridge Gallery Cinemas East Park Funvilla Kitchener  Bingemans Camp Carnival Super Splash Rock Climbing East Park 
Seniors KingPin Cambridge Gallery Cinemas East Park Emerald Lake  Bingemans Camp Carnival, Cowan Park Sportsplex Super Splash  Rock Climbing East Park
Ultimate Sports JR  C&D Lanes Super Splash Wedges and Woods & Outdoor Pool Emerald Lake Fleetway  Camp Carnival, Cowan Park Sportsplex Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park Kayaking  East Park
Ultimate Sports SR Treetop Trekking  Super Splash Wedges and Woods & Outdoor Pool Emerald Lake Bingemans Camp Carnival, Cowan Park Sportsplex Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park Kayaking East Park
DIY Camp n/a Whisk N Roll Bakery The Museum & Maker Space

Whisk N Roll Bakery

Crock A Doodle n/a Painting Lesson Whisk N Roll Bakery  Painting Lesson
Explore the Outdoors Treetop Trekking  n/a East Park n/a Grand River Rafting n/a n/a n/a  n/a
Activate  n/a Rock Climbing & Trampoline Park  n/a Rock Climbing & Trampoline Park  n/a  n/a Rock Climbing & Trampoline Park  n/a n/a 
Cycling Camp  n/a Super Splash East Park  Emerald Lake Grand River Rafting  n/a Trampoline Park Kayaking  n/a
Learn to Swim  C&D Lanes  n/a East Park  n/a  African Lion Safari  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a
Pack & Go Schedule
Camp ProgramJuly 8-12July 22-26Aug 6-9Aug 19-23
Pack & Go

The Lamp Lighter Inn

Gallery Cinemas

Crock a Doodle Pottery

FORE

The Factory

C&D Lanes

Emerald Lake

KingPin Cambridge

Rock Climbing

Gallery Cinemas

Trampoline Park

Treetop Trekking

Bingemans

The Factory

Grand River Rafting

Mini Golf & VR Reality

Eco Adventures

Crock a Doodle Pottery

East Park

 

 



HIGH FIVE Quality of Play

HIGH FIVE logo

The City of Woodstock is a committed registered member of HIGH FIVE, Parks Recreation Ontario. HIGH FIVE is a nation-wide quality assurance program designed to support the safety, well-being, and healthy development of children in sport and recreation programs.

City of Woodstock Culture Camps

Please select the below links to view what programs/camps are being offered at our Art Gallery & Museum:

Woodstock Art Gallery Camps

Woodstock Museum Camps

Leader in Training - NEW!

This NEW and EXCITING camp is designed to set our youth up for success!
Youth 13-15 years of age will embark on a two week adventure with our summer camp operations.
The first week will be spent in-class learning about our summer camp policies and procedures. In addition, participants will earn and receive three certifications; Standard First Aid with CPR C, HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development, and Safeguard: Aquatic Base Safety.
The second week participants will spend their week volunteering at one of our camp locations where they will get hands on experience and earn their 40 hours of community service.

To register for this program, please register through your Perfect Mind account at https://woodstock.perfectmind.com

Camp Volunteer - Due May 31, 2024

If you are interested in volunteering with the City of Woodstock summer camp program, please fill out the volunteer application form.

Volunteer Application Form

Feedback

We are committed to delivery quality programs. Please help us by filling out our survey that is sent at the end of each program. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Frequently Asked Questions

 How do I register?

We encourage families to register online at www.recreationwoodstock.ca or alternatively you are able to register by phone 519-539-2382 ext. 2701.

I need to cancel a week of camp. Will I get a refund?

If you are choosing to withdrawal your child from camp programming, 5 business days must be provided to be eligible for a full refund. If you are outside of the refund policy scope, a medical note must be provided to receive a full refund. Please note that there is a $25 administrative fee per participant per program that will be applied to process the refund. 

 

If you would like to withdrawal your child from a week or weeks of camp, please submit an email to parksandrecreationinfo@cityofwoodstock.ca

 Will my child be attending trips off-site?

YES! Camp trips are scheduled weekly into our program plans. ALL camps will go on an adventure either locally or out-of-town. 

Please note that it is our intention to have all participants back to their home facility by 4:00p.m. when travelling in or out-of-town. We have created our programming to ensure we have allotted time for traffic, construction, accidents, etc. Should a bus be experiencing delays that will affect the arrival time back at the facility, camp staff will call families to make them aware. 

 Will my child participate in swimming activities?
YES! For those aged 4-5 years, participants will splash away at the Southside Wading Pool. For those aged 6-12 will swim at Southside Aquatic Centre. 
What time can I drop off my child?
As we are an all inclusive camp, drop off can occur anytime between 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. & pick up is encouraged between 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Please refer to your child's camp schedule, provided on the first day of camp on location and expected times to be back at their home facility should they be out on an excursion, or swimming at the pool. 
What are the ratio's of summer camp?

Ages 4-5 - 1:8 ratio

Ages 6-12 - 1:12 ratio

 Will you offer one-on-one support for children who require support & accommodation? 
YES! We have limited Inclusion Facilitators available, who are ready to support your child's exceptionalities. This program is a first-come first-serve basis, and the request can be completed during the registration process.  
What does a camp day look like?

Great question! Each camp is unique to it's title, and will look different on day-to-day activities. Camps will have a strong focus on safety, outdoor play, and FUN! When signing in, groups will be participating in inclusive activities as new and old friends join in. Once all participants have arrived they will begin their day via a detailed program plan including activities, crafts, sports, swimming, and special guests OR trip adventures!

When picking up your child please don't forget your photo identification!

What do I need to pack for my child to attend camp?

It is encouraged to pack the following items:

1. A nut free lunch and snacks (similar to what you may pack for school)

2. A refillable water bottle

3. Sunscreen and hat are strongly recommended. *Please note that staff will not be putting sunscreen on your child, however will direct them and guide them on the how to. We encourage families to go through the process of how to put on sunscreen, so participants understand and can apply the sunscreen themselves. 

4. Comfortable, loose fitted clothing, as well as closed-toe shoes, such as running shoes.

5. A swimsuit and towel

6. Any extra items for a specialty camp you have registered for that requires you to bring your own equipment such as a bike, scooter, helmet, etc. 

I have children of various ages; can they be in the same group?

We strongly encourage families to register for camp programs that reflect their child’s age, as we strive to deliver quality, safe & developmentally appropriate programs.

Do you offer Financial Assistance?

YES! The Fee Assistance in Recreation - FAIR program assists City of Woodstock residents living in low income with the opportunities to participate in recreation and leisure activities provided by the City. 

How to Apply

  • Complete this Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR) Application Form
  • Upload proof of residence (i.e., driver's license, property tax bill or utility bill)
  • Upload last year’s Canada Child Benefit (CCB) and Ontario Child Benefit (OCB) Notice
  • If you are not able to find the CCB and OCB Notice, upload last year’s Notice of Assessment from the Canadian Revenue Agency to cover the entire family. If you are not able to find last year’s Notice of Assessment you can call the Canadian Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281 to obtain a copy of the “Income Tax Return”-Information Regular (which shows line 150)

What training and qualifications do camp staff have?

Our camp team consists of a variety of both post-secondary and secondary students. All camp staff and camp volunteers are trained in the following:

1. Standard First Aid & CPR C

2. HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development

3. Behaviour Management Systems training

4. Safeguard - Aquatic Training

5. City of Woodstock policies and procedures

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7

 

Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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