Day Camps

Cartoons of all day camp mascots; and words, Day Camp Open House on Friday, June 7, 2024, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The City of Windsor's Department of Recreation & Culture routinely offers daily camp for professional activity (P.A.) days, week-long holidays, March Break and summer. Each of our camps is under the direction of day camp coordinators. These individuals have a passion for developing and implementing recreation programs for participants. In addition, each day camp counsellor is certified in Standard First Aid with CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) Level C and HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development. Additional training includes specialized training in recreation programming, Epi-Pen training, safety and emergency procedures, group dynamics and positive behaviour management. Our leaders are energetic and dedicated to providing participants with a fun, safe and memorable experience.

Upcoming - Day Camp Open House

Friday, June 7, 2024, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Join us on Friday, June 7, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for our Day Camp Open House at all camp locations. Parents and guardians will have a chance to visit our day camp spaces with their children to experience a taste of a day of camp. Meet some of our camp counsellors and participate in fun camp activities. No pre-registration required. Please see all the sites of the Day Camp Open House below: 

  • Adie Knox Herman Recreation Complex (AKH) 
  • Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex (CPRC) 
  • Constable John Atkinson Memorial Centre (AMC)
  • Forest Glade Community Centre (FGCC) 
  • Gino and Liz Marcus Community Complex (GLM) 
  • Optimist Community Centre (OPT) 
  • WFCU Centre (WFCU) 
  • Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre/ Adventure Bay Family Water Park (AdBay)

General Camp Information

Registration & Refunds

Registration for all summer camps begins for Windsor residents on Tuesday, April 30, at 12:00 p.m. and on Friday, May 3, at 12:00 p.m. for non-residents through www.ActiveWindsor.ca and The Centralized Registration and Booking Centre (519-255-1161). Community centre front-desk registration begins Tuesday, May 7, at 12:00 p.m. for both residents and non-residents. Registration closes at 12 p.m. on the Thursday prior to each week of camp. Registration spots are limited. 

Refund information can be found on www.ActiveWindsor.ca

ePACT & Information Packages

ePACT is new to our camps and will be utilized to collect information packages for all participants. It is a secure online system used to collect participant information such as age, allergies, medical conditions, emergency contact information and approved pickup contacts. This information will be used by authorized staff to access important medical information and pickup information. Starting in the month of June, parents/guardians of camp registrants will be sent an invitation through email to enrol with ePACT. Enrolment in ePACT and completion of the information package must be completed prior to attending camp. No exceptions to this rule will be made. Parents/guardians can upload photos of their child and their approved pickup contacts directly to ePACT.

Junior & Youth Aged Camps

Junior-aged camps are offered at four locations, and youth-aged camps at seven locations. Junior camp is for participants aged 4 to 5 years old, and youth camp is for participants aged 6 to 13 years old. Youth-aged camps are often grouped into smaller cohorts to allow for more age-appropriate programming and increased safety and supervision. Staff-to-child ratios and activities differ between junior and youth aged camps. 

  • Junior Camp: 1 camp counsellor to every 10 participants (Field trip ratio is 1 camp counsellor to every 5 participants)
  • Youth Camp: 1 camp counsellor to every 15 participants (Field trip and swimming ratio is 1 camp counsellor to every 8 participants)

What to Bring to Camp

When attending our camps, participants are reminded to bring the following items every day:

  • Water bottle 
  • Sunscreen/bug spray 
  • Hat and sunglasses 
  • Proper running/athletic shoes 
  • Swimsuit and towel 
  • Backpack/bag to hold belongings
  • Change of clothes 
  • Lunch and food for morning and afternoon snack time

Kiss-and-Ride

Parents/guardians are asked to utilize our kiss-and-ride system at every camp location. Parents/guardians should follow signage upon arrival and remain in their vehicle until greeted by a camp counsellor. The counsellor will verify the participant(s) being dropped off/picked up and escort them to and from the camp program area.

Drop-off time is between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Our activities begin at 9:00 a.m. A late drop-off could mean that your child's group has already left their day camp home-base for their daily activities. Participants who are late and miss the kiss-and-ride drop time must be accompanied to the community centre front desk and be checked in for the day by a parent/guardian.

Pickup time is between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Parents/guardians can pick up before 4:30 p.m. but are encouraged to call ahead so we can have their child(ren) ready to go. Participants can be anywhere in the building/outside before 4:30 p.m. Parents/guardians are required to show photo identification (I.D.) to pick up participants. We have this policy in place to ensure participant safety. It is important that parents/guardians include information about any authorized pickup in the information package.

Late fees are applied if a participant is picked up after 5:30 p.m.

Special Events & Field Trips

Junior camps will be going on half-day (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) field trips once a week. Youth camps will be going on full-day (9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) field trips once a week. Participants must be at the facility by 9:00 a.m. – attendance and grouping will happen at this time. The bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. sharp – we do not wait for anyone! Participants cannot join the field trip after the bus has left the community centre – we will not be taking participants into our care if a parent/guardian drops participant(s) off at the community centre after the field trip/swimming bus has left the building and/or at the field trip location (unless communicated prior to field trip day) due to safety concerns. For more specific information about field trips, check your camp's calendar and look for weekly newsletters from your camp coordinator. 

Check your camp's calendar for more information about special events. Special events are subject to change.

Swimming & Water Days

Youth-aged camps will go swimming once a week at one of the City of Windsor indoor pools. Participants aged 6 to 9 years old require a life jacket unless the participant passes a swim test facilitated by lifeguards. Ages 10 and up do not require a life jacket unless directed by a parent/guardian or if the lifeguard decides they should be wearing one. 

Junior-aged camps will be participating in a water day each week. Water days can happen throughout the week. Participants have the opportunity to play different water games, and/or go to the facility splash pad where applicable.

Participants must come to camp with a towel and swimsuit every day.

Snacks & Provided Lunch

There are two designated snack times throughout each day of camp: 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Lunch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. each day. 

Lunch is provided on Fridays – every child will receive two slices of cheese pizza. This cost is included in the Day Camp fees. We will accommodate dietary restrictions provided for us in the information packages. No other items for lunch are included (i.e., juice, chips etc.). If participants do not wish to eat cheese pizza, they may bring their own lunch. No lunch refunds will be provided. 

Typical Schedule for a Day at Camp

Our daily camp activities run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note that the schedule provided is meant to show a brief overview of the time scheduled for activities; each camp group has their own schedule for each day. Activity schedules are subject to change. Days when a water day, swimming, field trip or special event takes place may look different from what is presented below. Major schedule changes will be communicated with parents/guardians. 

  • 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Kiss-and-ride drop-off, organized passive stations 
  • 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Morning announcements, camp cheers and group activity
  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Rotation 1: icebreakers and passive games
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Morning snack
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Rotation 2: active games, craft, science experiments, cooking activity, etc. 
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Lunch and passive stations
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Rotation 3: special event/outdoor exploration
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Afternoon snack
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Rotation 4: active games, craft, science experiments, cooking activity, etc. 
  • 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Clean-up and afternoon announcements
  • 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Kiss-and-ride pickup, organized passive stations

Late fees are applied if a participant is picked up after 5:30 p.m.

Current Camp Information

Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp 2024 is quickly approaching – we are so excited to welcome camp participants into our spaces for nine weeks of camp fun! Both junior and youth aged participants will have the opportunity to explore recreation through crafts, sports, active time, passive games, outdoor exploration, field trips and more! 

Does your child love basketball? How about cooking? Take a deep dive into some of our most popular recreation offerings through our Recreation Discovery Camps! These camps offer a focused experience for one full week of camp where participants will learn specific skills.

Summer Day Camp Calendars 2024

Registration for upcoming Summer Day Camps is available by visiting www.ActiveWindsor.ca or by calling our Central Registration and Booking Team at 519-255-1161.

Junior Camp (Ages 4 to 5) 

Youth Camp (Ages 6 to 13) 

Adventure Bay Camp (Ages 6 to 13) 

Located at Adventure Bay Family Water Park Presented by WFCU Credit Union

Camp participants will participate in recreation activities throughout the morning, including crafts, active programming, outdoor exploration, special events and more. The participants will be going to Adventure Bay Family Water Park every afternoon. 

Recreation Discovery Camps

Your participant will take a deep dive into some of our most popular recreation offerings through our Recreation Discovery Camps! These camps offer a focused experience for one full week of camp where participants will learn specific skills in particular recreation subjects. 

  • Gymnastics Camps
  • Sports Camps
  • Cooking Camps
  • Leaders in Training Camps 
  • Karate Camp 
  • Hockey Camp

P.A. Day Camps

Registration for upcoming P.A. Day Camps is available by visiting www.ActiveWindsor.ca or by calling our Central Registration and Booking Team at 519-255-1161.

Available locations:

  • Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex (CPRC)
  • Forest Glade Community Centre (FGCC)
  • Optimist Community Centre (OPT)

Future Camp Offerings

Holiday Camp & March Break Camp

Join us next time during Holiday Camp 2024 and March Break Camp 2025!

Recreation and Culture

2450 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario
Canada
N8X 3N6

Telephone: For general information, call 311.

For detailed inquiries, call (519) 255-1161.

Email: parkrec@citywindsor.ca 

www.ActiveWindsor.ca