Camps offered

Whether your camper seeks adventure, is an artist, or loves to stay active, they won’t be disappointed. City of Guelph camps offer rewarding experiences in a safe and fun environment.

March break Camps – March 12 to 16

Daily Discoveries

West End Community Centre
Ages 4 to 12 years
$169.51 per week or $37.56 per day
Code: 205853

Museum Camp

Guelph Civic Museum
Ages 4 to 10 years
$169.51 per week
Code:205854

Swim Camp

Victoria Road Recreation Center
Ages 7 to 12 years
$169.51 per week
Code: 205891


Personal Development (PD) Day camps (4-12 years)

Games, crafts and songs all wrapped up in one day of fun! Pizza lunch will be available and payable at registration. Drop-off is between 8-9 a.m. and pick-up between 4-5 p.m.

West End Community Centre, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 27, 2018 – Code: 209005
June 8, 2018 – Code: 209006


Summer camps

Kiddie Camp (4-5 years)

Games, songs, crafts, story time, supervised free play, guest speakers, creative weekly themes and use of the onsite splash pad Tuesday through Friday (weather permitting). Structured and unstructured activities will introduce children to the summer camp experience. With a low staff to child ratio (1:6) this camp is an ideal choice for first time campers.

West End Community Centre, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Days Week Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 3 $147.81 208865
Monday to Friday July 9 $182.99 208866
Monday to Friday July 16 $182.99 208867
Monday to Friday July 23 $182.99 208868
Monday to Friday July 30 $182.99 208869
Tuesday to Friday August 7 $147.81 208870
Monday to Friday August 13 $182.99 208871
Monday to Friday August 20 $182.99 208872
Monday to Friday August 27 $182.99 208873

Creative Craft (4-6 years)

Do you love crafts? Using paint, paper, glitter, glue and fun add-ons at our maker stations, you will create one-of-a-kind masterpieces each day. We swim on Wednesday afternoon. With a low staff to child ratio (1:6), this camp is an ideal choice for first time campers

Victoria Road Recreation Centre, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Days Week Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 3 $147.81 208836
Monday to Friday July 9 $182.99 208837
Monday to Friday July 16 $182.99 208838
Monday to Friday July 23 $182.99 208839
Monday to Friday July 30 $182.99 208840
Tuesday to Friday August 7 $147.81 208841
Monday to Friday August 13 $182.99 208842
Monday to Friday August 20 $182.99 208843
Monday to Friday August 27 $182.99 208844

Arts Unlimited (4-10 years)

Join us for a creative summer experience! Inspiring camp activities are designed for the interests and abilities of all campers. Exciting games, music, art, dance and drama in a
nurturing environment make this camp an ideal choice for artistic and creative children

John McCrae Public School, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Days Week Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 3 $147.81 208824
Monday to Friday July 9 $182.99 208825
Monday to Friday July 16 $182.99 208826
Monday to Friday July 23 $182.99 208827

Museum Camp (4-10 years)

Engage and explore at Museum Camp. Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder as we join museum educators for fun activities. Games, crafts, active outdoor time, and hands on,
in-depth exploration with the exhibits are all part of your week. Come join us as we discover, create and learn together.

Guelph Civic Museum, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Days Week Fee Code
Monday to Friday August 13 $182.99 208882
Monday to Friday August 20 $182.99 208883
Monday to Friday August 27 $182.99 208884

Daily Discoveries (5-12 years)

Games, art, songs, guest speakers, and splash pad or swimming days! Camp-wide activities for large group activities will run between locations where the action never stops. This is a camp designed for busy schedules; keep your camper challenged and engaged for one day or the entire summer. Campers are organized into groups according by age and rotate from one activity to the next. Ratios are 1:10 and 1:2 for swimming. Swimming days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and splash pad days are Wednesday and Friday (weather permitting). This camp is not available for online registration, please visit a facility or call the registration line.

West End Community Centre, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily rate: $39.44.

Days Week Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 3 $147.81 208845
Monday to Friday July 9 $182.99 208846
Monday to Friday July 16 $182.99 208847
Monday to Friday July 23 $182.99 208848
Monday to Friday July 30 $182.99 208849
Tuesday to Friday August 7 $147.81 208850
Monday to Friday August 13 $182.99 208851
Monday to Friday August 20 $182.99 208852
Monday to Friday August 27 $182.99 208853

Swim Camp (5-12 years)

Camp and swimming combined in one fun, active week. We have teamed up with the aquatic staff to offer fun swim skills, like diving, water games and rescue skills from 1 to 2 p.m. From 2 to 3:30 p.m., we join in the public swim. When we aren’t in the pool, we are playing games, making crafts and having a blast. This is an excellent camp for children who love to swim.

Victoria Road Recreation Centre , 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Days Week Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 3 $147.81 208904
Monday to Friday July 9 $182.99 208905
Monday to Friday July 30 $182.99 208906
Tuesday to Friday August 7 $147.81 208907
Monday to Friday August 27 $182.99 208908

Swim Camp with lessons (5-12 years)

Join us for two weeks of camp and take swimming lessons all at the same time! We have teamed up with the aquatic staff to offer full swimming lessons, Monday to Friday, over a two
week period. Lessons will be held from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and then we will join the public swim from 2 to 3:30 p.m. When we aren’t swimming, we are creating, playing and having fun with
camp staff. Swim report cards will be issued at the end of the session.

Victoria Road Recreation Centre , 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Days Week Fee Code
Monday to Friday July 16 to 27 $400 212478
Monday to Friday August 13 to 24 $400 212479

West End Adventure Camp (5-12 years)

The action never stops–games, songs, activities, and crafts with our fun and outgoing staff. A bus trip to swim at Lyon Leisure Pool is scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Grab a friend and join in the fun!

West End Community Centre, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily rate: $39.44.

Days Week Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 3 $147.81 208895
Monday to Friday July 9 $182.99 208896
Monday to Friday July 16 $182.99 208897
Monday to Friday July 23 $182.99 208898
Monday to Friday July 30 $182.99 208899
Tuesday to Friday August 7 $147.81 208900
Monday to Friday August 13 $182.99 208901
Monday to Friday August 20 $182.99 208902
Monday to Friday August 27 $182.99 208903

Pottery Camp (7-17 years)

Be creative at either a full or half day pottery camp. The full day camp is filled with creative activities that teach a variety of clay hand building techniques, as well as playing outdoor fun and games. For half of the day, campers will create unique and functional clay pieces, and will be part of the creative process of designing, sculpting and glazing their art. Our fun and
energetic camp staff will fill the second half of their day with active games, songs and crafts. The half day program will be with pottery staff, and work strictly with handbuilding techniques to create their own pieces. 13-17 year old program will be introduced to throwing clay on
the wheel.

Guelph Community Pottery Centre, 14 Edinburgh Road South

Ages 7-12 years, 24 spaces per week

Days Week Time Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 3 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $191.20 212074
Monday to Friday July 9 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $239.00 212075
Monday to Friday July 16 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $239.00 212076
Monday to Friday July 23 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $239.00 212077

Ages 7-12 years, 10 spaces per week

Days Week Time Fee Code
Monday to Friday July 30 9:30 a.m. to noon $119.85 212085
Tuesday to Friday August 7 9:30 a.m. to noon $95.88 212087
Monday to Friday August 13 9:30 a.m. to noon $119.85 212088
Monday to Friday August 13 1 to 3:30 p.m. $119.85 212624

Age: 13-17 years, 10 spaces per week

Days Week Time Fee Code
Monday to Friday July 30 1 to 3:30 p.m. $119.85 212086
Tuesday to Friday August 7 1 to 3:30 p.m. $95.88 212089
Monday to Friday August 20 9:30 a.m. to noon $119.85 212625
Monday to Friday August 20 1 to 3:30 p.m. $119.85 212091

Sherwood Forest Camp (7-12 years)

Perfect for those who love the outdoors, nature and hands-on adventure! Enjoy archery, nature activities, crafts, games, lunch at the river, crayfishing, swimming, or a one night sleep out
right here in the city. A bus trip to swim at Lyon Leisure Pool is scheduled for Wednesdays.

Barber Scout Camp, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Days Week Sleep out Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 3 n/a $147.81 208886
Monday to Friday July 9 Sleep out is on the Thursday night with pick up on Friday between 11 a.m. and noon $182.99 208887
Monday to Friday July 16 n/a $182.99 208888
Monday to Friday July 23 Sleep out is on the Thursday night with pick up on Friday between 11 a.m. and noon $182.99 208889
Monday to Friday July 30 n/a $182.99 208890
Tuesday to Friday August 7 Sleep out is on the Thursday night with pick up on Friday between 11 a.m. and noon $147.81 208891
Monday to Friday August 13 n/a $182.99 208892
Monday to Friday August 20 Sleep out is on the Thursday night with pick up on Friday between 11 a.m. and noon $182.99 208893
Monday to Friday August 27 n/a $182.99 208894

Circus Arts (8-13 years)

Join instructors from the Youth Circus Project to discover all of the skills you never knew you had! Unlock the magic behind circus arts, including juggling, acrobatics, theatrical clown and
more. Your week concludes with a showcase of all your new skills

John McCrae Public School, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Days Week Fee Code
Monday to Friday July 30 $182.99 208832
Tuesday to Friday August 7 $147.81 208833
Monday to Friday August 13 $182.99 208834
Monday to Friday August 20 $182.99 208835

Extreme Adventure (9-13 years)

Crave thrills? Join us for daily skateboarding or BMX biking, slacklining, ultimate frisbee and weekly swimming at Centennial Pool. Get ready to participate in sports, adventures
and skills building with our talented staff . Must bring own equipment and helmet.

Silvercreek Park (East of Edinburgh Road), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Days Week Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 3 $147.81 208854
Monday to Friday July 9 $182.99 208855
Monday to Friday July 16 $182.99 208856
Monday to Friday July 23 $182.99 208857
Monday to Friday July 30 $182.99 208858
Tuesday to Friday August 7 $147.81 208859
Monday to Friday August 13 $182.99 208860
Monday to Friday August 20 $182.99 208861
Monday to Friday August 27 $182.99 208862

Destination Exploration (8-13 years)

In partnership with Life Gears academy, campers will learn all about S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Through fun, hands-on, energetic activities,
campers will explore various topics from biology to programming and coding as well as engineering design challenges. Add in crafts, games and swimming on Thursdays
to make this a great week of learning

Victoria Road Recreation Centre, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Days Week Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 3 $172 213074
Monday to Friday July 9 $215 213075
Monday to Friday July 16 $215 213076
Monday to Friday July 23 $215 213077
Monday to Friday July 30 $215 213078
Tuesday to Friday August 7 $172 213079
Monday to Friday August 13 $215 213080
Monday to Friday August 20 $215 213081

Girl’s Week (11-14 years)

A unique opportunity for girls to have fun, meet new friends, and be themselves! Camp staff will introduce you to new activities like yoga, aquafi t, nutrition, and jewelry making. We promote self-respect, confidence and personal empowerment. A local walking trip and exciting activities will round out the week.

West End Community Centre, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Days Week Fee Code
Monday to Friday July 30 $182.99 208863
Tuesday to Friday August 7 $147.81 208864

Youth on the Move (13-21 years)

Come join the fun! Youth on the Move is a camp for teens and young adults with disabilities. Participate in daily outdoor activities, sports, arts and crafts, theme days, trips within the
community and special guests. Campers will meet new friends, build self-esteem, and enjoy physical activity and skill development in a safe and secure environment.

Victoria Road Recreation Centre, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Days Week Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 3 $180.14 210349
Monday to Friday July 9 $225.69 210350
Monday to Friday July 16 $225.69 210351
Monday to Friday July 23 $225.69 210352
Monday to Friday July 30 $225.69 210353
Tuesday to Friday August 7 $180.14 210354
Monday to Friday August 13 $225.69 210355
Monday to Friday August 20 $225.69 210356

Leadership camps

Learn life and leadership skills, how to guide others and build skills for school, work and life. Leadership camps offer a great opportunity to learn problem solving, self-discipline, perseverance, goals setting, time management in a less-structured way. Plus, you will gain valuable skills in a one week exciting camp placement.

Pre-leader in Training (12-13 years)

The first step in our leadership program. Learn about teamwork, co-operation, leadership development and taking initiative. Your week is full of learning how to plan activities,
engage campers and develop your confidence. Wednesday is a bus trip to the Guelph Grotto for a team work challenge. On Friday, you will be placed in a camp at West End Community Centre to apply your new skills.

West End Community Centre, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Days Week Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 3 $147.81 208885

Leader in Training 1 (13-14 years)

Designed for youth with a desire to be a future counsellor and gain the practical skills essential to succeed. In your week of class, you will develop leadership skills, learn about program planning and child development. Apply those skills in your one week placement at Sherwood Forest camp. The placement week can be scheduled to suit your schedule. Register for your one week site placement using the provided codes.

West End Community Centre, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Days Week Fee Code
Monday to Friday July 9 $182.99 208880

Leader in Training 2 (15-17 years)

Designed for returning LIT participants to get job ready! Fine tune your leadership, teambuilding and program planning skills through interactive workshops in class and onsite. During your placement week at Sherwood Forest camp, you will be given increased responsibility to plan and run activities. You will be working closely with a staff mentor to guide you along the way. Register for your one week site placement using the codes provided.

West End Community Centre, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Days Week Fee Code
Monday to Friday July 16 $182.99 208881

Leader in Training site placement

Book your one week Leader in Training placement when you register for Leader in Training 1 or Leader in Training 2. All placements are to be completed at Sherwood Forest camp. Maximum six spots per week to ensure quality programming.

Barber Scout Camp, 8:30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m

Days Week Code
Monday to Thursday July 23 208874
Monday to Friday July 30 208875
Tuesday to Thursday August 7 208876
Monday to Friday August 13 208877
Monday to Thursday August 20 208878
Monday to Friday August 27 208879