Your child will enjoy a fun and safe experience at a City of Oshawa camp this year! Check out our general and specialty day camps. A wide variety of great programs are offered within each camp.
Download and print the 2016 Summer Camp Information.
Need more information? View our frequently asked questions section below to find answers to commonly asked questions. Then register for the camps your kids are interested in attending.
Please download and read the applicable Camp information forms to help make camp a success for everyone. PLEASE PRINT THE FORMS and bring them on the first day.
Medication Administration Request Form (if applicable)
|What do I need to send with my child to camp?|
|I need care beyond the regular camp hours, is this available?|
|Most of our full-day Summer Camps offer extended supervision hours. You must register in advance for this care.|
|How do I purchase lunch for my camper?|
|Most camps offer an optional lunch program. Please go to the camp page your child is attending for the link to the lunch form.|
|Do I need to fill out the parent information form every year?|
|Yes, the Emergency Contact & Consent Form is to be completed prior to camp.|
|My child takes a prescription medication; can I send it to camp?|
|Camp staff will hold prescription medication only as directed on the label, provided you sign the necessary forms. Your child will be required to administer the medication themselves. Please review the Medication Administration Request Form.|
|My child requires one on one support at camp, how do I request this service?|
|Please visit our Inclusion Services page for more information on registration requirements and deadlines.|
|My child is registered in a camp that swims, who will be supervising them?|
Children 6 to 9 years of age who are non-swimmers must wear a lifejacket and must be accompanied by a camp counsellor who is responsible for their direct supervision, with a maximum of 4 children per counsellor.
Children 7 to 9 years of age who are able to pass the facility swim test may be admitted to the pool unaccompanied by an adult or caregiver. If your child has already passed the swim test and received a swim test card, please bring it on the first day of camp.
If your child is between the ages of 7 to 9 years , you can be proactive and get their swim test done prior to camp during a Fun Swim at Legends Centre or South Oshawa Community Centre, or during leisure swims at Donevan Recreation Complex. You can ask a lifeguard to test your child and obtain a card at the reception desk before you leave.
Children 10 years and older may be admitted to the pool unaccompanied. To go into the deep end, children must pass the swim test. Children who pass the swim test at camp can obtain the card at the reception desk at the end of the day.
|Will camp staff contact me prior to my child's week at camp?|
You will receive a phone call from your child's counsellor prior to their week at camp. As well, camp staff will correspond with parents by email as much as possible. Please ensure we have your most up-to-date email address on file.
Our Sport and Swim campers at the Civic Recreation Complex had this to say:
"I love camp because you get to play games every day" - Chloe (6)
"It's a super fun place to be" - Cassidy (7)
"We do all kinds of different sports that I don't usually play at home" - Cody (9)
"It can be fun for all ages" - Eric
"Everyone treats each other fairly" - Randy (13)