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The Municipality of Port Hope offers camp for children ages 4 to 12 years old. Day camp is available during school holidays and throughout the summer. Our day camp program follows the HIGH FIVE® standards of quality programming.

Summer Day Camp

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture staff are determining if there is a community need for a Summer Day Camp program for 2021.  In order to determine a need for a summer day camp, we want to hear from you!  Please complete the 2021 Summer Camp Program Intent Survey by May 7 so we have time to evaluate the responses and update the community on our plans.

2021 Summer Camp Program Intent Survey

The Municipality of Port Hope, Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture acknowledges the importance of summer day camp programs, not only for childcare purposes but also for supporting children’s mental health, wellbeing and through physical activity opportunities.  We have missed all our campers and are reviewing options to ensure we provide a safe, healthy and fun service to the community.

To do this we need to take the time to review the community need and plan for a fun summer for your children but to also ensure the safety of our participants and staff.  Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a top priority.  We are following the guidance of our provincial government and the local health unit for the safe operation of our camps and programs.

If the ability and need is presented in our community, our traditional camp program will look different, but our mission remains the same to provide quality care and a safe and happy summer for your children.

Daily and weekly prices for summer day camp

Prices for summer day camp
Camp Fee

2021 Daily

$38.00 per day

2021 Weekly

$145.00 per week

2021 Specialty Camp

$166.00 per week

Late registration, changes, and cancellations

Any late registrations need approval from the Day Camp Coordinator. Any late registrations, changes, or cancellations will be subject to a fee of $16.75. Cancellations are subject to prorating. We will waive the fee if the request comes with a medical note.

Fee assistance

Every child should experience day camp. If you qualify for fee assistance, you can choose to send your child to camp.

What to bring to camp

Remember to send your child with these items every day:

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Backpack to carry everything

Camp medical details

Please contact the Day Camp Coordinator for inquiries about medications and absent campers.

Nut-sensitive environment

No nuts or other nut added products are permitted at camp due to allergies.

Sick/absent campers

If your child is displaying signs of illness, please do not send them to camp.

If your child is not attending camp on a day they are registered for.

Medications

If your child needs prescription medication administered at camp please follow our medication policy.

  1. State at registration:
    • Type of medication
    • Dosage
    • Best time of dispense
  2. Only send the correct dose for the week
  3. All medications must be in its prescription bottle with the child's name and dosage
  4. Staff are not permitted to administer non-prescription drugs at camp

HIGH FIVE®

High Five LogoHIGH FIVE® is Canada's quality standard for children's programs and is an innovative approach to help us enhance program quality and provide positive experiences for children. HIGH FIVE® supports us with Training and Development, Program Assessments, Policies and Procedures and Awareness. HIGH FIVE® is a standard committed to assisting children along the path of healthy child development by:

  • Ensuring that program practitioners develop a high level of knowledge and expertise in child development; 
  • Helping parents to make informed choices and; 
  • Providing practitioners with the tools for enhancing and maintaining a high level of program quality. 

The Municipality of Port Hope is proud to be an Accredited HIGH FIVE® organization, maintaining the highest standard in Canada

The Municipality of Port Hope, Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture acknowledges the need importance of for a summer day camp program programs, not only for child care purposes but also for supporting children’s mental health, wellbeing and through physical activity opportunities.  We have missed all of our campers and want to reviewing options to ensure we provide a safe, healthy and fun service to the community.

 To do this we need to take the time to review the community need and plan not only a for fun summer for your children but to also ensure the safety of our participants and staff.  Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is one of our a top priority.  We are following the guidance of our provincial government and the local health unit for the safe operation of our camps and programs.

 If the ability and need is presented in our community, our traditional camp program will look different then what your children know and love, but our mission remains the same to ensure we provide quality care and a safe and happy summer for your children.