Day camps

The City of London offers a limited number of modified day camps seasonally at select community centres. We are currently gearing up for our 2022 and 2023 fall and winter PA day and holiday camps!  You can find all the program details below.

Register for a day camp session

COVID-19 safety measures

Health and safety protocol will be updated regularly in alignment with current direction from the Middlesex-London Health Unit, the Province of Ontario, and the City of London.

Per guidance from the Province of Ontario, all campers may choose to wear masks when indoors, if that is their preference.

Protocols will be in place if a participant begins to show symptoms of COVID-19 while in their registered program, including immediate notification to the parent or guardian and the need for immediate pick-up. The registered participant will await in an isolation area, with a staff member, until pick-up. A parent, guardian, or emergency contact will be required to pick up the ill participant within one hour of receiving notification.​​​​​​

Summer programs

Neighbourhood playground programs

The City offers a limited number of free neighbourhood playground programs at parks and schools in communities across London. Programs will operate until Thursday, August 18. Neighbourhood playground programs are available for children aged 6 to 12. Core program hours are Monday to Thursday, running in either morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) half-day sessions.

Registration will open for week-by-week registration on Tuesday mornings for the associated seven weeks. Registration for each program will close the Thursday prior to 4:30 p.m. You can find a full list of registration opening and closing dates in the drop-down below. 

Register for morning sessions

Register for afternoon sessions

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Neighbourhood playground offerings

Our free neighborhood playground programs run in distinct morning (AM) and afternoon (PM)  two-hour and 45-minute sessions. We do not provide before and after care or lunch care during our playground programs. Parents/guardians must register their participant separately for a morning (AM) and afternoon (PM) program, if desired.

Morning (AM) camper drop-off

8:45 a.m.

Morning (AM) session

8:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Morning (AM) camper pick-up

11:30 a.m.

*No lunchtime coverage provided*

Afternoon (PM) camper drop-off

12:30 p.m.

Afternoon (PM) session

12:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Afternoon (PM) camper pick-up

3:15 p.m.

Neighbourhood playground locations

Morning (AM) sessions:

  • Sir Arthur Currie Public School - 2435 Buroak Drive
  • Emily Carr - 41 Hawthorne Road
  • Eagle Heights Public School - 284 Oxford Street West
  • Ralph Hamlyn Park - 83 Dennis Avenue
  • Oakridge Optimist - 1201 Oxford Street West
  • Westmount Public School - 1011 Viscount Road
  • Lord Nelson - 1990 Royal Crescent
  • Evelyn Harrison - 50 Tewksbury Crescent
  • Hillcrest Public School - 1231 Fuller Street
  • Stoneybrook Public School - 1460 Stoneybrook Crescent
  • Jack Chambers - 1650 Hastings Drive
  • Old North Public School - 940 Waterloo Street
  • Rowntree Park - 750 Whettler Avenue
  • Wilton Grove Public School - 626 Osgoode Drive
  • Arthur Currie Public School - 43 Shaftesbury Avenue

Afternoon (PM) sessions:

  • Sir Arthur Currie Public School - 2435 Buroak Drive
  • Wilfrid Jury - 950 Lawson Road
  • Eagle Heights - 284 Oxford Street West
  • Lambeth Optimist Park - 4200 Campbell Street North
  • Byron Northview - 1370 Commissioners Road West
  • W. Sherwood Fox Public School - 660 Steeplechase Drive
  • Bonaventure - 141 Bonaventure Drive
  • Roosevelt Public School - 560 Second Street
  • Lord Elgin Public School - 1100 Victoria Drive
  • Masonville Public School - 25 Hillview Boulevard
  • Constitution Park - 725 Grenfell Drive
  • Gibbons Park - 2A Grosvenor Street
  • Wortley Road Public School - 301 Wortley Road
  • Rick Hansen Public School - 70 Ponderosa Crescent
  • Meadowgate Park - 1165 Darnley Boulevard

Please note these sites are not confirmed, and are subject to change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If new sites become available, information will be posted on this webpage.

Neighbourhood playground weeks
  • Week 1: July 5 to July 7 (3-day week)
    • Registration opens on Tuesday, June 28​​​​ and closes on Thursday, June 30
  • Week 2: July 11 to July 14
    • Registration opens on Tuesday, July 5 and closes on Thursday, July 7
  • Week 3: July 18 to July 21
    • Registration opens on Tuesday, July 12 and closes on Thursday, July 14
  • Week 4: July 25 to July 28
    • Registration opens on Tuesday, July 19 and closes on Thursday, July 21
  • Week 5: August 2 to 4 (3-day week)
    • Registration opens on Tuesday, July 26 and closes on Thursday, July 28
  • Week 6: August 8 to August 11
    • Registration opens on Tuesday, August 2 and closes on Thursday, August 4
  • Week 7: August 15 to August 18
    • Registration opens on Tuesday, August 9 and closes on Thursday, August 11
Neighbourhood playground activities

Each playground group will participate in a diverse selection of activities, including active and quiet games, arts and crafts, nature-based activities and outdoor activities when space and weather permit. In addition, we are excited to announce the return of field trips and swimming!

For field trips and swimming, parents or guardians will be notified ahead of time to grant permission for their camper to participate and complete an associated form. Our camp coordinators are also excited to share fun on-site options like virtual field trips and virtual fitness activities. 

 

Summer day camps

The City offers a limited number of modified summer day camps across London that will operate until Friday, September 2. Neighbourhood day camps are available at select community centres for children aged 4 to 12. Core program hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with assigned parent or guardian pick-up and drop-off times. Extended care will be available at all summer day camp locations this year. 

Register for summer day camp

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Summer day camp locations

Summer day camps for children aged 5 to 12 will be offered at 12 sites for a period of nine weeks, with select sites (*) offering programs for children aged 4 to 12. Please see the list of current locations:

  • Boyle day camp (530 Charlotte Street)
  • Byron day camp (1308 Norman Avenue)
  • Carling day camp (675 Grosvenor Street)
  • Earl Nichols day camp (799 Homeview Road)
  • East Lions day camp (1731 Churchill Avenue)*
  • Glen Cairn day camp (53 Frontenac Road)
  • Kinsmen day camp (20 Granville Street)*
  • Lambeth day camp (7112 Beattie Street)*
  • Medway day camp (119 Sherwood Forest Square)
  • Oakridge day camp (767 Valetta Drive) 
  • Nature camp (625 Springbank Drive)
  • Northridge day camp (25 McLean Drive) 
  • North London day camp (1345 Cheapside Street)
  • South London day camp (1119 Jalna Boulevard565 Bradley Avenue)
  • Stoney Creek day camp (1335 Nicole Avenue)
  • Stronach day camp (1221 Sandford Street)*

For information related to Storybook Gardens' day camps, please visit their day camps webpage. 

Please note these sites may be subject to change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If new sites become available, information will be posted on our webpage.

Summer day camp weeks
  • Week 1 (July 5 - July 8) *4-day week*
  • Week 2 (July 11 - July 15)
  • Week 3 (July 18 - July 22)
  • Week 4 (July 25 - July 29)
  • Week 5 (August 2 - 5) *4-day week*
  • Week 6 (August 8 - August 12)
  • Week 7 (August 15 - August 19)
  • Week 8 (August 22 - August 26) *Last week of summer surprise day camp*
  • Week 9 (August 29 - September 2) *Last week of general day camps*
Summer day camp cost
  • The 5-day camp fee is $140 per week for summer day camps
  • The 4-day camp fee is $112 per week for the weeks of Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, July 8, and Tuesday, August 2 to Friday, August 5
Summer day camp offerings

Senior Camp

For campers aged 7 (entering grade 2 in 2022-2023 school year) to age 12.

Offered at the following locations:

  • East Lions Day Camp
  • Kinsmen Day Camp
  • Lambeth Day Camp
  • Stronach Day Camp

Junior Camp

For campers aged 4-7 (entering grade 1 in the 2022-2023 school year). Campers must be “school ready” to register for camp, including being toilet trained. No age exceptions for this camp; no 3-year old’s are permitted.

Offered at the following locations:

  • East Lions Day Camp
  • Kinsmen Day Camp
  • Lambeth Day Camp
  • Stronach Day Camp
Summer day camp activities

Each camper group will participate in a diverse selection of activities, including active and quiet games, arts and crafts, nature-based activities and outdoor activities when space and weather permit. In addition, we are excited to announce the return of field trips and swimming!

For field trips and swimming, parents or guardians will be notified ahead of time to grant permission for their camper to participate, and complete an associated form. Our camp coordinators are also excited to share fun on-site options like virtual field trips and virtual fitness activities.

Surprise day camps

Surprise day camp is a specialized summer day camp program to support youth between the ages of 12 to 21 years old with special needs. These programs operate in a 1:3 staff to camper ratio. Surprise day camp staff can support lifts/transfers, feeding, changing, and toileting. We cannot support GI tube needs.

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Participants partake in several activities, such as crafts, movies, nature exploration, board games, and more! In addition, we are excited to announce the return of field trips and swimming! Seasonally, participants may also attend trips to local pools, splash pads, and other fun field trips. Core program hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with assigned parent or guardian pick-up and drop-off times. Extended care will be available at all summer day camp locations this year. Please see the FAQ for more information.  

Surprise day camp locations

Summer surprise day camp for youth aged 12 to 21 years old with special needs will be offered for a period of 8 weeks at the following location:

  • East Lions Community Centre (1731 Churchill Ave)

Please note this site may be subject to change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If new sites become available, information will be posted on this webpage.  

Surprise day camp weeks
  • Week 1 (July 5 - July 8) *4-day week*
  • Week 2 (July 11 - July 15)
  • Week 3 (July 18 - July 22)
  • Week 4 (July 25 - July 29)
  • Week 5 (August 2 - 5) *4-day week*
  • Week 6 (August 8 - August 12)
  • Week 7 (August 15 - August 19)
  • Week 8 (August 22 - August 26)
Surprise day camp costs
  • The 5-day camp fee is $168 per week for summer surprise day camps.
  • The 4-day camp fee is $134 per week for the weeks of Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, July 8, and Tuesday, August 2 to Friday, August 5

Day camp inclusion support

The City of London is pleased to provide inclusion staff and adapted program options to campers who require additional support. To be eligible for 1:1 designated inclusion support, your camper must meet at least one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Your camper is prone to running away from supervision/into danger/not following instructions to stop and/or prevent this behaviour.
  2. Your camper has a history of acting aggressively toward themselves, their peers, and/or their caregivers/guardians/teachers, etc.
  3. Your camper requires assistance with personal care and hygiene such as toileting, eating, dressing, etc.
  4. Your camper works with and/or is supported by an educational assistant at school.

If your camper is between the ages of 4 to 12 years old and meets one or more of the four criteria listed above, you are encouraged to participate in the inclusion intent to register process. Click the 'inclusion intent to register (summer 2022)' drop-down below to submit your preferences. 

Types of inclusion supports

The City of London offers three different designated inclusion support options at our group day camp locations.

  1. 1:1 support is available for up to two weeks of camp.
  1. The City will accommodate and pay for a family’s support person for up to two weeks of summer camp and to attend any location (limited spots available). Some restrictions may apply; please contact our Camp Recreation Supervisors for details.
  2. If families are providing their own support worker, they can attend as many weeks of the summer as they would like at any location (dependent on ratios permitted and COVID-19 restrictions). Some restrictions may apply; please contact our Camp Recreation Supervisors for details.
Inclusion intent to register (summer 2022)

The intake process for 1:1 designated inclusion support campers will be completed in three steps for summer day camp programs in 2022. Please note that 1:1 spaces are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis based on the time of your survey submission. If the spaces are available, you will receive a phone call from our Camp Supervisors regarding placement opportunities. If the spaces are available, you will receive a phone call from our camp supervisors regarding placement opportunities. If the spaces are unavailable you will be notified via email that you have been placed on a waitlist.

1. The intent to register process has now closed, and all spots have been filled. Please email inclusiondc@london.ca if you would like your camper to be placed on the waitlist. In this email, please indicate the site(s) and week(s) you would like your camper to be enrolled in, if a spot were to come available.

2. If assigned a space, families must complete the financial transaction and formal registration process with a member of our customer service team.

Please note: Families will be required to complete and submit a recent All Kids in Camp Form once registration is complete.

All Kids in Camp Form

Fall and winter day camps

Registration for our November PA day camp program will go live on Tuesday, August 17 at 8:30 a.m. Registration information for the remainder of our fall and winter day camp programs will be posted on this page once available. 

We will be offering single day PA day programs to support school-age children throughout the academic year. Please visit Play Your Way online or call 519-661-5575 to register for a fall or winter program. If you require financial assistance, please visit our child care fee subsidy program page.

At this time we will not be offering 1-to-1 inclusion support during our fall and winter day camp programs. If this changes, updates will be found on our webpage, as well as in our camp registration.

Please be aware that these dates are subject to change based on decisions made by the Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board.

PA day camps

What is the cost for PA day camp?

  • $31.00

What is the cost for extended care during PA day camp?

  • AM (morning) care only: $6.00
  • PM (afternoon) care only: $6.00
  • AM (morning) and PM (afternoon) care: $9.00

Where and when are the PA day cams offered?

Monday, October 24, 2022

  • Locations: to be offered if sites are available. Keeping checking here for updates!

Friday, November 18, 2022

  • Locations: Kinsmen Recreation Centre, South London Community Centre, Boyle Optimist Community Centre and East Lions Community Centre
  • Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Extended care hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, January 20, 2023

  • Locations: to be released closer to registration date. Keep checking here for updates!
  • Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Extended care hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, May 19, 2023

  • Locations: to be released closer to registration date. Keep checking here for updates!
  • Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Extended care hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 2, 2023

  • Locations: to be released closer to registration date. Keep checking here for updates!
  • Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Extended care hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday June 30, 2023

  • Locations: to be released closer to registration date. Keep checking here for updates!
  • Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Extended care hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Holiday break camps

Day camp programs are offered during the winter holiday break that aligns with that of the Thames Valley District School Board and London Catholic District School Board. These programs involve crafts, winter-themed activities, outdoor play and more!

When will holiday break camp be offered?

  • Wednesday, December 28 to Friday, December 30, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 3 to Friday, January 6, 2023

Where will holiday break camp be offered?

  • Locations: to be released closer to registration date. Keep checking here for updates!
  • Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Extended care hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
March break camp

Day camp programs are offered during the March Break holiday that aligns with that of the Thames Valley District School Board and London Catholic District School Board. These programs involve crafts, spring-themed activities, outdoor play, and more!

When will March Break camp be offered?

  • Monday, March 13, to Friday, March 17, 2023

Where will March Break camp be offered?

  • Locations: to be released closer to registration date. Keep checking here for updates!
  • Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Extended care hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Please visit Play Your Way online or call 519-661-5575 to register for our PA day and winter camp programs. Day camp FAQ information can be found at the bottom of the page.

If you require financial assistance, please visit our child care fee subsidy program page.

Leader in Training program

The leader in training program is a three-tier program that focuses on building leadership in our teen community members, while also preparing them for child and youth recreation leadership opportunities.

Please visit Play Your Way online or call 519-661-5575 to register for our  Leadership in Training programs. 

Leader in Training 1

This program is the first step in the Leadership Training continuum. It consists of 14 classroom hours and 6 to 8 hours of placement experience in a City of London children’s program (experience will be COVID-19 dependent). Some topics covered are communication skills, leadership styles and child development. Placement hours can be used towards high school volunteer hours. Participants MUST attend ALL classes in order to receive certification.

  • Cost: $81
  • Age: 13 to 18 years old
  • The Leader in Training 1 program is a pre-requisite for Leadership in Training 2
Leader in Training 2

This program is the second step in the Leadership Training continuum. It consists of 16 classroom hours and 15 to 20 hours of placement experience in a City of London children’s program (experience will be COVID-19 dependent). Some topics covered are program planning, organizational skills, and teamwork. Placement hours can be used towards high school volunteer hours. Participants must attend ALL classes in order to receive certification.

  • Cost: $144
  • Age: 14 to 18 years old
  • The Leader in Training 2 program is a pre-requisite for Leadership in Training 3
Leader in Training 3

This is the final step in the Leadership Training continuum. It consists of 20 classroom hours and 15 to 20 hours of placement experience in a City of London children’s program (experience will be COVID-19 dependent). Some topics covered resume writing, interview preparation and certification in HIGH FIVE. Placement hours can be used towards high school volunteer hours.

  • Cost: $189
  • Age: 15 to 18 years old

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What are the hours of operation for camp?

Core program hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with drop-off occurring at 9 a.m. and pick-up at 4 p.m.  

Will there be extended care offered?

Yes, extended care is currently being offered during the following hours:

Before morning (AM) care: 

  • 7:30 to 9 a.m.
  • $32.00

After afternoon (PM) care:

  • 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • $32.00

Before morning (AM) and after afternoon (PM) Care:

  • 7:30 to 9 a.m., and 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • $ 47.00

Please visit Play Your Way online or call 519-661-5575 to register for our extended care camp programs.

What is the refund policy?

The effective date of any withdrawal is the date the request is received by Recreation & Sport Customer Service, regardless of whether a participant attended the program.

  • For withdrawal requests made more than 7 days prior to the start of the program, your account will be credited in full.
  • For withdrawal requests made 7 days or less up until the start of the first class, your account will be credited 75% of the program fee.
  • For withdrawal requests made after the first class up until the start of the third class, you will be credited 75% of the program fee after a per class fee for all program dates that have already occurred (regardless of attendance) have been deducted. Credits can remain on your family account for any future use towards programs or services.
  • Requests for withdrawal or transfer beyond the third class will only be considered for medical reasons or on compassionate grounds. Supporting documentation for these requests must be submitted prior to the completion of the program.
Will I have the opportunity to speak to a staff member prior to the camp? 

You will receive an email one week prior to the program start date with forms you will need to fill out, instructions on our drop-off and pick-up procedures, other program details and guidelines that you and your child need to be aware of as well as general information about the program. If you still have questions after reading through the information, the email will include an option to have a phone conversation with the Coordinator prior to the program start date. As our staff are busy with preparations and training, we ask that you wait to ask questions until you receive this email.

NOTE: Please ensure your Play Your Way Online registration account includes an email address you check frequently. 

What are the staff ratios this year?

Our staffing model will be one leader for each group of eight to twelve children, with additional staff present for planning, oversight, coordination and cleaning. 

I have an urgent question. Who can I contact?

Urgent questions can be forwarded to recreation@london.ca. We will reply as soon as possible.

Last modified:Thursday, August 04, 2022