Our camps are all about learning, laughing, playing and having fun! Make sure the camp you chose matches your child's interest and maturity level. Your child's safety and enjoyment are always our top priority.
Learn about the City's camp offerings below or visit the recreation Play website for dates, fees and other registration info.
Grass Creek Camp
Grass Creek Camp offers a traditional camp experience at one of Kingston's most beautiful parks. Activities include archery, crafts, canoeing, swimming and special events. Register now for a great camp experience at an unbeatable weekly rate. Note: There is no extended supervision for this camp. Busing from select locations is available for an additional fee. If you need busing, please register for the weekly camp first and then busing for that session. View the Grass Creek Camp info sheet.
The City is working with The Kick & Push Festival to provide our popular Theatre Camp. Let us bring out the inner performer in your child. We provide a quality drama camp experience covering all aspects of live theatre – both in front of and behind the curtain. At the end of each session participants will perform in front of a live audience of family and friends. Includes occasional swims at the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre (approximately twice a week), daily active sessions and much more! View the Theatre Camp info sheet.
Sports of All Sorts Camp
With so many sports out there, who can choose? Sample a variety of sports and activities this summer in a fun, inclusive environment. Activities vary week to week and may include: swimming, tennis, baseball, soccer, golf, volleyball, capture the flag, floor hockey, martial arts, skateboarding, sports demos and much more. A popular camp for the sport enthusiast. View the Sport of All Sorts info sheet.
Walls & Waves Camp
Mornings on the walls of the Boiler Room Climbing Gym, afternoons at the Outdoor Aqua Park or outdoor activities and special events. Campers will challenge themselves as they scale the walls at the climbing gym, then walk to the Memorial Centre to cool off with a splash at the pool. Designed for beginners and those with advanced skill levels. Equipment is provided.
A Boiler Room waiver form must be signed at time of registration. The pick-up location for Walls & Waves Camp is at the Memorial Centre near the playground or on the arena floor if it is raining. View the Walls & Waves info sheet.
Find out more below or contact us at 613-546-4291 ext. 1900.
Our day camp leaders have demonstrated leadership skills and experience working with children. We carefully select the best applicants based on their creativity, enthusiasm and experience.
Camp leaders possess High Five training in the principles of healthy childhood development and physical literacy training. All camp leaders are certified in First Aid/CPR and are National Lifeguard certified where required. Our extensive pre-camp training includes child management and development, program planning, risk management and hands-on programming sessions.
All camps have an on-site supervisor/senior leader responsible for supervision of staff, participants and programming. Our maximum staff-to-participant ratio is one leader to 10 participants. Ratios are generally lower as leaders in-training and volunteers further reduce these numbers.
Campers must be the required age by the last day of the program.
This service is available for an additional cost at specified programs and locations from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Grass Creek Camp only: Busing is available to Grass Creek Camp (limited pick-up locations) for an additional fee. Camp leaders ride on the bus with your children
Camps do not operate on statutory holidays.
Where swimming opportunities are available, National Lifeguard certified staff members supervise your children.
Lunches and snacks
Note: City camps are nut-free Lunches are supervised at full-day programs. Please ensure your child has morning and afternoon snacks, lunch and drinks. No nut products are permitted at camp. We encourage campers to pack litter-free lunches. Reusable containers help reduce the impact on the environment.
What to bring
Campers should bring the following each day: a large lunch, two snacks, a water bottle and other drinks, sunscreen, a bathing suit, a towel and a hat. Label all belongings with your child's full name. Leave toys, electronic devices and other valuables at home.
All camp programs schedule regular sunscreen application breaks throughout the day. Camp staff will remind every camper to apply and reapply sunscreen approximately every 90 minutes. Staff will not apply sunscreen directly to campers unless parents request that they do so in writing, either during registration or through completing a sunscreen application permission form.
Severe allergies, inhalers and medical conditions
When registering your child, provide relevant medical information. If your child has a severe allergy that results in severe symptoms, or has a medical condition that may require the administration of medication, you must complete and submit the following forms a minimum of one week prior to the program start date:
This information is provided to recreation staff and shared with your child's leaders as appropriate. Parents must specify if they wish to have staff carry and/or administer their child's medication, or if the child will do so him/herself. If your child takes any prescription medication the camp supervisor can arrange to store the medication in a secure manner and will remind your child when it is time for administration. We cannot store or administer any non-prescription medication.
Children are expected to respect staff and other campers and listen to camp staff.
Some children may require additional integration support to meet these expectations or to overcome other barriers to their participation. If you feel your child may require integration support to participate in our camp program, please contact our integration coordinator, Caroline (firstname.lastname@example.org), in advance of registering, to ask about the availability of integration support. Campers who endanger themselves or others, or who compromise the camp experience of other campers, may be removed from the program at the program supervisor's discretion.