Day Camps

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Holiday Camps

Day camps are offered over March break, Christmas holidays, and PA days.

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Summer Day Camps

Register for week-long summer camps at a number of locations throughout Peterborough. Instructional sport camps are back! Find them under "sport".

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Junior Parks Program

Drop-in to this free program, offered at a number of parks in Peterborough during July and August.

A variety of aspects of Summer Day Camps for 2022 have been modified, and may continue to change without notice as provincial and local health guidance changes. Please continue to check in for updates or subscribe to receive our emails. 

Come for the fun, stay for the friends.

Throughout the year, Peterborough Recreation offers a variety of recreational camps including PA day camps, holiday camps, March Break camps, and summer day camp programs. Instructional sport camps are offered in partnership with local organizations. Register for soccer, rugby, basketball camp and more! As a HIGH FIVE® registered organization, our day camp programs are of the highest recognized levels of quality and safety.

Registration Support: if you are registering for a number of camps, or more than one child at once, you can call 705-742-0050 ext. 2201. We can help you with payment plans, and mandatory questionnaires to make the registration process quicker.

Camper Info Form - PSWC and Navy Memorial Park Camps

If you are registering your child for a camp that takes place at the Sport & Wellness Centre, or Navy Memorial Park locations, completion of the Camper Information Form is required prior to the start of camp. Please click on the link below to complete the form. 

Please complete the Camper Information Form

The City of Peterborough undertakes steps to safeguard your child while participating in the Centre's programs. Completion of the camper information form is required for each child attending camp.

Summer Camp Lunch Program - PSWC and Navy Memorial Park Camps

The Sport & Wellness Centre offers a weekly lunch program for summer day camp participants, where one delivered hot lunch is available on the final day of camp. The lunch program includes: one slice of cheese pizza, one juice box, and one sweet treat.

Campers still need to bring their water bottles and plenty of snacks for this day. Dietary options are unavailable for this program. Campers must be signed up for this lunch program by Wednesday of that week of camp to participate. Lunch program is final sale.

Membership Discounts - PSWC and Navy Memorial Park Camps

Did you know? Active family memberships receive discounts on day camp and program registration. Learn more about membership options.

Payment Plans and Subsidy Options - for all camp programs

Payment Plan

Recreation Services offers payment plans for summer camps. The payment plan allows for monthly installments to pay for camp registration. 10% of the total amount is owed at the time of registration. The remaining balance is then divided into equal monthly installments with payments recurring automatically until the start of summer camp.

If you would like to pay using the installment plan, Customer Service Representatives can register your children into camp and set up the plan for you. Please call 705-742-0050 ext. 2201, or visit the Centre during operating hours.

Please note this payment plan is currently only available for Recreation summer camps - it is not applicable for camps taking place at the Art Gallery, Museum, or for PA Day, March Break or Holiday camps.

Program Subsidy 

Recreation Services offers discounted registration fees through a number of subsidy options. Please visit our Recreation Subsidy page for more information.

What to bring

We want your campers to have the best time when participating in our programs. Please ensure their success by providing the following each day:

  • Day campers are required to bring a backpack with indoor running shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, a nut sensitive lunch that includes a morning and an afternoon snack, a refillable water bottle, a hat and sunscreen, and swim gear that includes a bathing suit and a towel for identified water play days.
  • Campers are asked to please leave personal devices, valuable items such as stuffed animals, and toys, at home. It is recommended that clothing and items be labelled.

For more information on day camps, please review all Day Camp policies 

Looking for camps taking place at the Art Gallery, or Museum? Visit their websites for more information.

Students, join our camp team

We offer student employment and volunteer opportunities for summer camp staff. Recruitment begins in February of each year. To view the application and details on how to apply, visit the seasonal opportunities page.