City-run summer day camps and recreation programs cancelled

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Peterborough, ON - With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Peterborough will not be offering recreational programming and camps for children and youth as originally planned for this summer. 

City-run summer day camps and recreation programs that have been cancelled include:  

  • Day camp programs at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre 
  • Day camps at the Art Gallery of Peterborough  
  • Day camps at the Peterborough Museum and Archives 
  • Recreation Division Instructional Sport Camps   
  • The Junior Parks drop-in program 

Registered participants in these programs will automatically be issued a full refund. Families do not need to contact the City to receive their refund as they will be processed automatically. Payments made online by credit card will be refunded to that same credit card where possible. Customers who used other payment methods will be issued a cheque that will be mailed to the address on file.    

Alternative summer programming options for children and youth will be considered once the related Emergency Orders are eased or lifted and the guidelines from the Province for safe operations of these activities are available.

“The City of Peterborough understands the importance of these activities to children and families,” Mayor Diane Therrien said. “We’re looking forward to resuming this type of programming in the future.”

The City will continue to consult with public health officials on the operation of its facilities and programs during the pandemic.

“While we’re currently limited in our ability to organize programming for large groups, our community is fortunate to have so many parks and trails that remain open for casual use,” said Councillor Lesley Parnell, Council’s Arenas, Parks and Recreation Portfolio Chair. “I encourage people to enjoy our beautiful outdoor spaces this summer while following physical distancing guidelines. Stay active. Stay safe.”

For an up-to-date listing on municipal services affected by the COVID-19 emergency, please visit
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For further information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:
Brendan Wedley, Manager of Communication Services
City of Peterborough
705-742-7777 ext. 1636