Camps

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A variety of aspects of Summer Day Camps for 2021 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, the Centre offers a variety of recreational camps including PA day camps, holiday camps, March Break camps, and summer day camp programs. As a HIGH FIVE® registered organization, our day camp programs are of the highest recognized levels of quality and safety. 

Summer Day Camps Registration
Our exciting camps include outdoor activities, special events, theme days, arts and crafts, sports, team building activities and challenges, special guests, and more.
  • Arts camps
  • Sports and active camps
  • Dance camps
  • Science camps 
  • Leadership programs

View Summer Day Camps

March Break Camps Registration

The Centre offers March Break day camp, that includes daily swimming, activities and sports in the gymnasium, team building activities, and more. This winter holiday camp runs Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

View March Break Camps

PA Day Camps Registration

Daily programs include a recreational swim, theme activities, cool games, and challenges. Register early as space is limited and these popular camps fill up fast.

View PA Day Camps

Holiday Camps Registration

The Centre offers daily camp programs during the winter break from school in December and January. This camp includes a recreational swim, theme activities, cool games and challenges. Register early as space is limited and these popular camps fill up fast!

 

Day Camp Policies 

We want your little campers to have the best time at camp. Please review the following policies prior to registering for camps to ensure a positive experience:

Withdrawal, Transfer and Refund Requests

Withdrawal, transfer and refund requests for PA Day, Holiday and March Break and Summer Day camps are permitted prior to program(s) start date, and will incur a 10% or $5 minimum administration fee per program. Refund withdrawals are not permitted after the program has started, unless a medical note is provided, and the refund request is approved by the Program Coordinator.  Transfers from one camp program to another are approved pending program space availability. 

Camper Information Form 

Prior to participating in any day camp with the City of Peterborough, camper families must complete a camper information form in the online database. Fill out the Information Form now. 

Camper Age Requirements

Camp participants are expected to be able to navigate the camp day and its associated activities independently (i.e. eating, toileting, dressing, etc.). If you feel your camper requires additional support, please review the campers with special needs section, below. 

Age requirements are set for our camps in order to provide a successful experience for all of our campers. The age limits set out in registration must be met in order to participate. 

Camp Supervision Ratios 

Supervision ratios for school-term day camp programs are 1 staff to 10 participants. Ratios for summer camp programs range from 1:8 through to 1:12 depending upon ages and camps. Supervision of day camps is provided by trained day camp personnel with the support of student volunteers. Centre volunteers do not count in supervision ratios. Note: lower ratios will be in place for summer camps 2021, generally 1:8. 

Sign-in and Sign-Out 

  • The PSWC day camp sign-in for the WC site is located at the gymnasium entrance way, between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Sign-out is in the same area anytime between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. It is preferred that families use the parking lot and entrance at the gymnasium-end of the building. The same timelines are in place for the Navy Club site and will be located at the entrance to the Admiralty Hall building.
  • Adults are required to sign their children into camp in person upon arrival in the morning, and children are released into adult care by camp staff during sign-out at the end of the day. Adults must be listed on an approved sign-out list for the children to be released into their care.
  • Supervision is provided to day camp participants from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Day camp programming takes place from 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m.
  • Late Arrival: Campers arriving after 9 a.m. are considered a late arrival. If arriving after 9 a.m., please request staff support upon arrival.
  • Early Sign-out: Campers leaving before 4 p.m. are considered an early sign-out. If looking to sign your child out before 4 p.m., please also seek staff support. 
  • Please note that additional processes surrounding Covid protocols & screenings will be practiced daily at drop off & pick up for summer 2021.

Late Sign-Out (after 5:00 p.m.)

If day camp participants are picked up from their camp program after 5:00 p.m., a late fee will be charged per child to the guardian signing out the child(ren). Payment will be made at the Centre’s reception desk the same day, at the time of pick-up. The receipt of payment must be provided to the Centre camp staff in order to release the child(ren) from their care. Alternatively, the fee will be placed against the family’s client account as an outstanding balance.

If day camp participants are not collected within a reasonable amount of time, or if Centre staff are not contacted with details surrounding the reason for guardian’s late arrival, a call will be made to the child(ren)’s emergency contacts or the necessary authorities.

Camper Illness or Absence

In the event of camper illness or absence, families are asked to contact the facility to advise. If a call has not been received and children have not arrived by 9 a.m., camp personnel will contact families to check in.

If a camper misses camp program time due to illness, a refund is not automatically provided. The family is required to submit a medical document to the attention of the Program Coordinator to request a partial or full refund of the camp fee. A refund will be granted once the request has been received, pending approval. For 2021 Covid protocols will be in place.

Campers with Special Needs

Families and campers that require additional support to promote their success at camp are asked to contact the program coordinator directly to obtain information on 1:1 support roles and the required submission of a successful vulnerable sector and police screen to attend the program with the child or youth.

Behaviour expectations while at camp are clearly defined within camper groups at the start of the day camp program. Centre staff reserve the right to remove campers from programs as required. Families may be contacted for support with behaviour needs where applicable.

What to Bring

  • 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.

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.

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.