We launched a new recreation software called Perfect Mind in August 2020. Have you created a new recreation account since August? If not, you will need to create an account to ensure you are ready for registration day. 

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Age requirements

Age requirements for camps:

  • 4 to 5 years - must be age at the start of the camp
  • 6 to 12 years - must be age as of Dec. 31 of the current year

Camp hours

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Extended care is not available this year due to COVID-19.

Camp locations

Camps will be held at the locations below. Please note that if we do not fill all camps, campers may be moved to another location. You will be notified in advance of the camp start date. If you do not wish to relocate, you will be permitted to withdraw with no penalty.

Camp fees

Four and five day fees for New Adventures Camp, Visual Arts Camp and Cycling Camp
Camp typeFees

New Adventures Camp (4-12 years)

4 days - $186.48

5 days - $233.10

Visual Arts Camp (8 – 12 years)

4 days - $220.80

5 days - $276

Cycling Camp (11 – 15 years)

4 days - $220.80

5 days - $276

Additional information

Behaviour management

Every participant, together with staff, volunteers, and parents/guardians, contributes to the success of the programs and services offered by the Town.  In order to provide quality programs and services, the Participant Code of Behaviour has been established.

Please be sure to read through the Participant Code of Behaviour in advance of registering for camp programs.

Camp and COVID-19

We have established protocols for operations during this time, and are taking appropriate precautions to ensure we are keeping campers and staff safe. We have instituted lower ratios and capacity, physical distancing, mandatory health screening, and enhanced facility cleaning. Our protocols are established based on the Ministry of Health’s Guidance for Summer Day Camps and Halton Region. These protocols are subject to change, as the situation continues to evolve.

Masks

Masks are mandatory for campers unless medically exempt. Children younger than 5 years of age are not required to wear a mask as per Halton Region’s mask by-law. Staff will ask campers to remove during activities requiring physical effort and schedule mask breaks throughout the day.

Camp forms

Parents/Guardians will be required to complete a medical form (if applicable) prior to their camper attending camp. 

Camp cohorts

You will register your camper for a camp location and staff will create camp cohorts, referred to as "bubbles". These bubbles will be created with special consideration of age/developmental stage and where appropriate, we will place siblings in one bubble wherever possible.

While at camp, each “bubble” or grouping of campers will act like a household. Each separate camp bubble will not interact with any other bubbles. Facility space can only be used by one camp bubble at a time and must be cleaned and disinfected before and after each use by each bubble.

Separate entrances and exits for each camp group will be in place to support physical distancing and separation of each camp bubble. Your designated drop-off/pick-up location will be emailed to you on Thursday the week before camp begins.  

Should you like to request a bubble with persons other than siblings, such as those who are in your social circle, please let us know and we will try to accommodate as best as possible.   

Screening/drop-off and pick up

Each day, a daily health screening will be conducted for campers and the adult accompanying them. This is to ensure all campers (and their family members) are asymptomatic. Symptoms can be passed between family members so it is important we screen both the child and the parent before allowing the camper into the building. Parents will not be allowed to enter the facility and a member of our staff will escort campers to their program area.

We encourage only one parent/guardian (18+ years) to complete all drop-off and pick-up wherever possible.

Should you arrive outside of camp drop-off or pick-up times, there will a number you can call to get in touch with staff at your assigned bubble entrance.

Play

Emphasis will be placed on independent activities, activities where campers can physically distance, and outdoor play.

Campers will be given an activity supply kit (including Visual Arts Camp) at the beginning of their camp week to limit sharing of supplies between children.

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.

Enhanced cleaning

All current infection prevention and control practices will be adhered to. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Ensuring all toys and equipment are made of material that can be cleaned and disinfected or are single use
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of objects, toys, equipment and frequently touched items to a minimum of twice a day
  • Sensory based toys will not be utilized and should toys/supplies not be up to hygiene standards they will be removed
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces to a minimum of twice a day
  • Rooms will be sanitized frequently throughout the day and before a different group/bubble utilizes the spaces
  • Promoting of frequent handwashing. Handwashing will be incorporated into program plans frequently
  • Each bubble will be assigned a different washroom as to maintain physical distancing between other bubbles
  • Posted cleaning logs to track cleaning of program rooms

Exclusion from Camps

Campers who are showing symptoms of COVID-19, or who have been in contact with someone showing symptoms of COVID-19, will not be allowed to attend camp. Halton Region Public Health will be contacted for any suspected case or camper showing symptoms and further steps will be taken with direction from them.

Campers who become symptomatic at camp will be taken to a designated first aid room (quiet room/isolation room). Parents/guardians will be called and asked to pick camper up within one hour. Campers will be permitted to return to camp with a doctor’s note or negative COVID-19 test result.

Campers with seasonal allergies are permitted to attend camp. If symptoms of allergies are greater than normal, the camper will not be allowed to attend the program. These allergies should be indicated on the medication form as well as frequent symptoms of the allergy.

Should a staff member deny entry to camp based on screening symptoms, a refund will be given for the day of denial and any following days as deemed necessary for the safety of the other campers. If a camper is sent home early due to the onset of above normal symptoms, a refund will also be processed for any missed days.

If your child becomes sick with anything other than COVID-19, regular communicable disease protocol will be followed. Depending on the sickness, a doctor’s note or clear daily health screening will be accepted. Refunds will not be processed.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Staff will be provided with the PPE required. We do not provide masks for campers.  

Financial assistance 

We want to ensure that everyone in Milton has an opportunity to take part in our recreation programs.  Visit our Financial Assistance page to see supports available to those who qualify.

Inclusion 

We will be offering limited ICAN (Inclusion Care for Assisted Needs) spaces this summer. The overall number of camp spaces has been significantly reduced this summer due to guidance for summer day camps provided by the Ministry. ICAN spaces will be available to campers between the ages of 4-12 years. We no longer require you to “reserve” a spot for ICAN. With our new registration software you can now register your child for the specific camp and location you wish to send your child. This will also ensure we are not exceeding the maximum amount of campers allowed in a camp as outlined by the Ministry of Health. Please ensure you are selecting the ICAN option of the camp.

Please note that the camp environment will not be the same as in previous years. At this time we are unable to go swimming, use splash pads, take trips, have a sensory room or have many sensory items. Emphasis will be placed on independent activities and activities where children can physically distance.  Maintaining camp cohorts is an important protective safety measure so participants must stay with their camps as much as possible. In addition, Inclusion Support Staff will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment all day and participants must wear masks unless medically exempt. We encourage you to consider if this current camp structure will be a positive space for your child prior to registering.  The safety of all staff and participants is our priority.

IMPORTANT – with the limited number of spaces, we expect our ICAN program to sell out quickly. If you have not registered for a program since August 2020 or are a new user, you will need to create an account in our new registration software before registering for in-person or virtual recreation programs. For more information, please send an email to our recreation staff.

Late pick up fees 

There is a late pick up fee of $10 for each 15-minute period after 4:30 p.m. Please note that additional fees are not covered by financial assistance programs. 

Medical forms 

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 all children must wear at all times. 

Staff training and 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

All staff will be trained in updated policies and procedures related to hygiene, cleanliness and physical distancing in addition to receiving routine camp training.

Waiting lists

Although we anticipate camps will fill quickly, we encourage you to place your name on a wait list, as people may withdraw their child for various reasons. 

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.