Following the Ontario Government and public health directives, Milton is cancelling all Town-run summer camp programs. The health and safety of staff and participants is paramount and based on a variety of factors, the Town of Milton is not in a position to run our regularly scheduled summer camp programs this year.  As restrictions from the Province and Public Health are lifted, the Town may implement a redesigned or modified summer camp program where possible. If so, these programs will be advertised to the community.

Parent camp guide

Please register by Wednesday at 12 p.m. the week before the camp starts. Knowing registration numbers in advance helps us create the best possible experience for your child by ensuring appropriate supervision, confirming trip numbers and bussing, and more.

Camp hours

Our camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Extended Care programs are available on site at most camp locations for an additional fee.

If your child cannot attend camp for any reason, please let us know by calling the phone number included on the Thursday evening e-mail or by contacting us.

Extended camp hours

Extended camp hours are:

  • 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

During extended care hours, we provide campers with a choice of activities including active and quiet games and/or crafts.

Leader in Training 1 & 2, Cycling Camp, Half-Day Badminton Camp and Summer Neighbourhood Playgrounds do not have extended care available.

Late pick up fee

There is a late pick up fee of $10 for each 15-minute period after 4:00 p.m. Please note that additional fees are not covered by financial assistance programs.

Safe Arrival and Dismissal Policy

Our Safe Arrival and Dismissal Policy ensures that children are only released into the care of their parent/guardian or into the care of an individual designated by the parent/guardian at the time of registration.

Updating names

This list of names can be updated at any time by speaking with the camp coordinator.

Please bring photo identification

You must show us photo identification when picking up a child daily to ensure that we are releasing campers to the appropriate, approved caregiver. While this takes some extra time at pick-up, it ensures the safety of all children in our care. Thank you for your patience.

Medical form

Please let us know about any medical concerns (medications, allergies, EpiPen, etc.,) by completing a Medical Information Form prior to the start of camp. When bringing medications to camp, please make sure to provide us with one day’s dosage each morning in its original container. EpiPens and/or inhalers must be brought in a separate fanny pack that children six years and older must wear at all times. We will carry EpiPens and inhalers for children five years and younger.

Illness at camp

A child may be sent home if signs and symptoms of an illness are present. We will contact you immediately to pick up your child.

If your child has a communicable disease, unfortunately we cannot permit them to return to camp until they have provided documentation stating that they are no longer contagious. Please contact us or visit Halton Region for more information.

If your child is ill, please do not send them to camp to help prevent the spread of the illness to other campers and staff. 

Inclusion

Learn more about our inclusion programs and how we provide camp opportunities for participants with exceptionalities.

Age requirements

Age requirements for camps:

  • Day camps (4 to 5 years) - must be age at the start of the camp
  • Day camps (6 to 12 years, except noted below) - must be age as of December 31 of the current year
  • Splash and Neighbourhood Playgrounds - must be age at the start of the camps

Code of conduct

We believe that every camper and staff has the right to feel safe at camp. When behaviour issues arise or challenges present themselves, we resolve them on an individual basis. All campers must agree to our Code of Conduct.

All participants have the responsibility to:

  • Show respect and consideration for staff, volunteers and other participants in the program
  • Be cooperative and willing to participate in the program
  • Respect and recognize that rules and regulations are made to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants
  • Include others in their activities
  • Play without bullying or teasing others
  • Use equipment safely and appropriately
  • Use language that is appropriate
  • Follow the hands off rule – keep hands off other participants
  • Take responsibility for their own actions

Unacceptable behaviour includes:

  • Physical aggression
  • Self-harm
  • Damaging property
  • Inappropriate language
  • Negative social behaviour

Behaviour Management

Our staff are trained to work with understanding, care and patience; however, we reserve the right to withdraw any camper without warning who, in their opinion, compromise the physical or emotional safety of any camper or Milton staff.

Our Behaviour Management Policy ensures the safety and well-being of all participants. We track the behaviour of participants on a daily and weekly basis. For more severe incidents, a Behaviour Incident Report is used.

Staff qualifications

We hire role models! Staff are selected based on their experience and enthusiasm.

All staff must have:

  • Current first aid certification
  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Health Child Development training
  • Current criminal record check and vulnerable sector screening
  • Completed all required in-service staff training before the first day of camp

HIGH FIVE® accredited

The Town of Milton is HIGH FIVE® accredited and recognized as providing a standard of high quality programs for children's recreation and sport. Our goal is to create an environment where your child can experience and learn creativity, cooperation, commitment and confidence.