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 11-15, 2019)

Daily Discoveries

Join us for the day or the entire week for games, crafts, sports, guest speakers and outdoor activities! Registration can be customized to fit your schedule. Ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 are separated for some activities like crafts and all ages are together for larger activities (swimming, group games).

Events

  • Monday: Drumfit
  • Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: Swimming
  • Wednesday: Mad Science

West End Community Centre
$39.44 daily
$182.99 weekly
Register using code: 215448

Swim Camp (7-12 years)

Camp and swimming combined in one fun, active week. Every afternoon, we join in the public swim. When we aren’t in the pool, we are playing games, making crafts and having a blast. A great choice for kids who love to swim.

Victoria Road Recreation Centre
$182.99 weekly
Register using code: 215449

Museum Camp (4-8 years)

Engage and explore at Museum Camp. Bring your curiosity and send 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
$182.99 weekly
Register using code: 215450

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

Daily rate: $41.41

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 to 9 a.m. and pick-up between 4 to 5 p.m.

West End Community Centre, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday April 5, 2019 – Code: 224112
Friday June 7, 2019 – Code: 223957


Summer camps

Kiddie Camp (4-5 years)

Games, songs, crafts, story time, water activities, supervised free play, guest speakers, and creative weekly themes. 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 2 $155.20 224060
Monday to Friday July 8 $192.14 224061
Monday to Friday July 15 $192.14 224062
Monday to Friday July 22 $192.14 224063
Monday to Friday July 29 $192.14 224064
Tuesday to Friday August 6 $155.20 224065
Monday to Friday August 12 $192.14 224066
Monday to Friday August 19 $192.14 224067
Monday to Friday August 26 $192.14 224068

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 2 $155.20 224023
Monday to Friday July 8 $192.14 224024
Monday to Friday July 15 $192.14 224025
Monday to Friday July 22 $192.14 224026
Monday to Friday July 29 $192.14 224027
Tuesday to Friday August 6 $155.20 224028
Monday to Friday August 12 $192.14 224029
Monday to Friday August 19 $192.14 224030
Monday to Friday August 26 $192.14 224031

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 2 $155.20 224015
Monday to Friday July 8 $192.14 224016
Monday to Friday July 15 $192.14 224017
Monday to Friday July 22 $192.14 224018

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 12 $192.14 224077
Monday to Friday August 19 $192.14 224078
Monday to Friday August 26 $192.14 224079

Daily Discoveries (5-12 years)

Games, art, songs, guest speakers, and 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 outside water activity 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: $41.41.

Days Week Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 2 $155.20 224154
Monday to Friday July 8 $192.14 224155
Monday to Friday July 15 $192.14 224156
Monday to Friday July 22 $192.14 224157
Monday to Friday July 29 $192.14 224158
Tuesday to Friday August 6 $155.20 224159
Monday to Friday August 12 $192.14 224160
Monday to Friday August 19 $192.14 224161
Monday to Friday August 26 $192.14 224162

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 2 $155.20 224094
Monday to Friday July 8 $192.14 224095
Monday to Friday July 29 $192.14 224096
Tuesday to Friday August 6 $155.20 224097
Monday to Friday August 26 $192.14 224098

Swim Camp with lessons (5-12 years)

Come 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 are from 1-1:45 p.m. and then we will join public swimming from 2-3:30 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. Swim lessons can be taught up to Swimmer 9.

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

Ages: 5 to 6 years, 10 spaces per session

Days Week Fee Code
Monday to Friday July 15 to 26 $420 224099
Monday to Friday August 12 to 23 $420 224100

Ages: 7 to 12 years, 40 spaces per session

Days Week Fee Code
Monday to Friday July 15 to 26 $420 224114
Monday to Friday August 12 to 23 $420 224115

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. 

Days Week Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 2 $155.20 224101
Monday to Friday July 8 $192.14 224102
Monday to Friday July 15 $192.14 224103
Monday to Friday July 22 $192.14 224104
Monday to Friday July 29 $192.14 224105
Tuesday to Friday August 6 $155.20 224106
Monday to Friday August 12 $192.14 224107
Monday to Friday August 19 $192.14 224108
Monday to Friday August 26 $192.14 224109

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 to 12 years, 20 spaces per week

Days Week Time Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 2 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $200.76 224080
Monday to Friday July 8 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $250.95 224081
Monday to Friday July 15 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $250.95 224082
Monday to Friday July 22 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $250.95 224083

Ages 7 to 12 years, 10 spaces per week

Days Week Time Fee Code
Monday to Friday July 29 9:30 a.m. to noon $132.13 222474
Tuesday to Friday August 6 9:30 a.m. to noon $105.59 222476
Monday to Friday August 12 9:30 a.m. to noon $132.13 222477
Monday to Friday August 19 9:30 a.m. to noon $132.13 224481

Age: 13 to 17 years, 10 spaces per week

Days Week Time Fee Code
Monday to Friday July 29 1 to 3:30 p.m. $132.13 222475
Tuesday to Friday August 6 1 to 3:30 p.m. $105.59 222478
Monday to Friday August 12 1 to 3:30 p.m. $132.13 222480
Monday to Friday August 19 1 to 3:30 p.m. $132.13 222479

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 2 n/a $155.20 224085
Monday to Friday July 8 Sleep out is on the Thursday night with pick up on Friday between 11 a.m. and noon $192.14 224086
Monday to Friday July 15 n/a $192.14 224087
Monday to Friday July 22 Sleep out is on the Thursday night with pick up on Friday between 11 a.m. and noon $192.14 224088
Monday to Friday July 29 n/a $192.14 224089
Tuesday to Friday August 6 Sleep out is on the Thursday night with pick up on Friday between 11 a.m. and noon $155.20 224090
Monday to Friday August 12 n/a $192.14 224091
Monday to Friday August 19 Sleep out is on the Thursday night with pick up on Friday between 11 a.m. and noon $192.14 224092
Monday to Friday August 26 n/a $192.14 224093

Circus Arts (8-13 years)

Unlock the magic behind circus arts, including juggling, acrobatics and theatrical clown. Mornings are spent with camp staff-playing fun games, outdoor play and themed activities. Afternoons are spent discovering new skills with circus staff. Your week concludes with a showcase of your new skills.

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

Days Week Fee Code
Monday to Friday July 29 $192.14 224019
Tuesday to Friday August 6 $155.20 224020
Monday to Friday August 12 $192.14 224021
Monday to Friday August 19 (at Centennial Arena) $192.14 224022

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 2 $155.20 224049
Monday to Friday July 8 $192.14 224050
Monday to Friday July 15 $192.14 224051
Monday to Friday July 22 $192.14 224052
Monday to Friday July 29 $192.14 224053
Tuesday to Friday August 6 $155.20 224054
Monday to Friday August 12 $192.14 224055
Monday to Friday August 19 $192.14 224056

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 2 $183.96 224041
Monday to Friday July 8 $229.95 224042
Monday to Friday July 15 $229.95 224043
Monday to Friday July 22 $229.95 224044
Monday to Friday July 29 $229.95 224045
Tuesday to Friday August 6 $183.96 224046
Monday to Friday August 12 $229.95 224047
Monday to Friday August 19 $229.95 224048

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, aquafit, 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 29 $192.14 224058
Tuesday to Friday August 6 $155.20 224059

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.

Please note: If you require One2One Support in Youth on the Move, please proceed only with your Youth on the Move registration and when prompted, click ‘yes’ to One2One Support. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please call the Inclusion recreation coordinator at 519-822-1260 extension 2606.

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

Days Week Fee Code
Tuesday to Friday July 2 $189.15 224424
Monday to Friday July 8 $236.97 224425
Monday to Friday July 15 $236.97 224426
Monday to Friday July 22 $236.97 224427
Monday to Friday July 29 $236.97 224428
Tuesday to Friday August 6 $189.15 224429
Monday to Friday August 12 $236.97 224430
Monday to Friday August 19 $236.97 224431

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 2 $155.20 224084

Leader in Training 1 (14 to 15 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 8 $192.14 224070

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 15 $192.14 224069

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 22 224071
Monday to Friday July 29 224072
Tuesday to Thursday August 6 224073
Monday to Friday August 12 224074
Monday to Thursday August 19 224075
Monday to Friday August 26 224076