2022 Summer Camp Guide

Parent Guide

The Parent and Guardian Guidebook will outline important information about camps, policies, and procedures and answer some frequently asked questions. Please read through this guide and familiarize yourself with the Town of East Gwillimbury Summer Camps to ensure that you and your camper have a great summer camp experience. 

Should you have any questions regarding this guide, please do not hesitate to contact the Recreation Department.

 View the Parent and Guardian Guidebook

Register for a Camp

We encourage you to register at least one week before camps start to avoid cancellations. Review the drop-downs below to find out more important information.

You can register online, in person, or over the phone:

Once you find a program, you can register online using iReg by searching the program name, code or location located in the Guide. If you have any questions, please email or call Recreation Services at 905-478-3826. 

Find a program

Search for your program(s) by:

  • Keyword
  • Categories
  • Location
  • Date
  • Code

Look for your program!

Register

You can create an account online through iReg or call the Recreation Services Office at 905-478-3826 and we can set one up for you!

Register through iReg

Do you want to join a program that has already started? Contact our Recreation Services Office and we can help!

Summer camp information

You can find specific camp information below! For additional camp and program policies please contact Recreation Services.

First day of camp
Each camper will be provided through email a camp newsletter and calendar the Friday before camp. Please ensure your email on the account is up to date. This letter will outline the planned activities for the week. This email will also include all the COVID-19 screening tools and documents needed to be completed for the week.
What to pack for camp
Lunches

Please pack nutritious, nut-free lunches and snacks each day in easy-to-open containers. We ask that all campers and families be attentive to others’ special dietary needs. All East Gwillimbury camps strive to be “nut-aware.” In addition, please send campers with a refillable water bottle.

Clothing / Sunscreen

Campers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and to dress appropriately for the weather. Camper will spend the majority of their day outside; therefore, hats and sunscreen are strongly encouraged. A knapsack labelled with the camper’s name is advisable, as well as labelling other items. Campers are advised not to bring any valuables to camp, as they are responsible for their own belongings. Please pack additional clothing.

Flexible drop-off and pick-up

Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may drop your camper off between 8 and 9 a.m. and pick-up between 4 and 5 p.m.


No busing or extended care is available for 2022.

Absent from camp
If you know in advance that your child will be absent, please send a note to the Camp Supervisor or contact Recreation Services. Camp Supervisors will call home daily to confirm your child’s absence. 
Staff
Our staff are selected based on experience, skills, enthusiasm and passion for working with children. Our staff must be certified in first aid, submit a police vulnerable sector check and be High Five certified.

Registration Information

Late registrations
 Registrations that are submitted after a session has begun will not be pro-rated
Late pick up fee 
 Failure to pick up your camper by the designated time will result in a late pick-up fee.
Discounts 

The following discounts apply to our 2021 Summer Camp programs:

Third and subsequent child(ren)

When there are three or more children in the same family taking part in the same week of summer camp, the third and subsequent child(ren) will receive a $20 discount.

Waitlist

You can add your child to a waitlist online for the 2022 season.

Refund policy 

Full refund

If a program is cancelled before the session begins, you will be contacted by telephone and issued a full refund. 

Partial refund

You will receive a partial refund if a written request is received by Recreation Services one week before the camp starts. Refunds will be deducted $20 for the administration fee. We regret that we are unable to reimburse funds once a session has commenced. 

Transfers

If you wish to transfer your child from one camp to another, there will be a $20 administration fee. Mid-week transfers will not be accommodated.

Medical

Before each camp day, please review and complete the COVID-19 screening questionnaire. If you answer yes to any of the questions and cannot attend, please contact Recreation Services immediately 905-478-3826. There will be no administration fee or doctor note required.

Medical information
Ensure that all medical concerns (medications, allergies, epi-pen, etc.) are completely documented during registration.
Inclusion needs

When considering a recreation experience, please consider the individual needs and that the recreation integrated setting may not be suitable for all persons with disabilities. The Health and safety of participants and staff is paramount, which could result in participants being denied access to the program.

The Town of East Gwillimbury attempts to accommodate requests for additional support for children with special needs. However, due to the number of requests or level of care required, support cannot be guaranteed. Accommodation can be made subject to health, safety and cost considerations. Should your child require extra support, please contact Recreation Services at 905-478-3826 to discuss their needs, information on counsellors, and register.