Camps & School Break

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Summer Camps

An exciting summer camp season is just around the corner, packed with more than 80 unique camps (including 10 brand-new ones), which means campers can do anything and everything. Vaughan’s summer camps continue to deliver enriching experiences that spark creativity, foster lifelong friendships and create lasting memories for our young campers — and this year will be no exception!

 

Explore the 2024 Summer Camps Brochure which is now live. All camp program codes link directly to online registration at vaughan.perfectmind.com. An accessible version (PDF) is also available. Registration begins on Tuesday, February 13 at 7am. Camps are one- or two-week sessions over the course of nine weeks beginning Tuesday, July 2.

 

What’s in store

 

As we celebrate the return of beloved classics, we also invite you to discover 10 brand-new and inspiring camps that promise adventure, exploration and a dash of intrigue. Summer camps are organized into nine categories: creative arts, culinary arts, enrichment, leadership,outdoor adventures, performing arts, recreation, sports and water adventures.

 

Our summer camp lineup wouldn’t be complete without programs that are accessible, supportive and catered to children of all abilities. Our selection of inclusion camps ensure kids and youth with disabilities can live their best camp life, too. Options for inclusion support are also available.

 

Must-reads for before registration

 

Whether or not you’re new to City of Vaughan summer camps, here are a few helpful tips to get you prepared:

  1. Get ready to register. Sign up for an account or make sure all personal information in your existing one is up to date (pages 8-9).
  2. Brush up on the basics. There’s a lot to know, but we cover off every bit of it to ensure everyone has a successful summer (pages 10-13).
  3. Drop off early, pick up late. Before & After Care is available and requires separate registration at the same location as your kid’s camp (pages 14-15).

 

For additional assistance, call Service Vaughan at 905-832-2281 or email rec@vaughan.ca

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March Break Camps

Spend your March Break with us! Join us for five fun-filled days of arts & crafts, sports, games, dancing, themed activities and outdoor play (weather permitting). Available at select community centres and the Vaughan Studios & Event Space for children ages 4-14, from March 11 to 15.  

 

Crafts, paint or draw. Dance ballet, jazz & hip hop. Cook in a gourmet kitchen. Play sports & go swimming. Build a LEGO® robot! Learn to love skating or hockey. Animate cartoons or make a stop motion film. Conquer the squash court.

Plus, inclusion camps for children with disabilities, featuring adaptive arts & crafts, cooperative games and swimming

 

The camp day is 8:30am to 4:30pm. Camp programming will run from 9am to 4pm daily. Read our Camp Basics for all you need to know.

 

Registration for March Break Camps is now open at vaughan.perfectmind.com.

 

Before & After Care  
Need to drop off your child early and pick them up late? Our supervised Before & After Care program is available for campers who require care before the camp day begins, from 7:30-8:30am, and after the camp day has ended, from 4:30-6pm. Children enjoy fun camp activities and games. Separate registration is required.

 

For a complete list of March Break camps, view the Winter Recreation eGuide.

 

If you require assistance registering, call Service Vaughan at 905-832-2281 or email rec@vaughan.ca 
 

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P.A. Day

A day off school doesn’t have to mean a day without learning—or fun!

Join our P.A. Day programs, available at select Vaughan community centres and the Vaughan Studios & Event Space for children ages 3-14. Spend your days off school with us on February 2 & June 7!


Create a cartoon or stop-motion animation. Build LEGO® robots, code using LEGO® SPIKE Essential system. Paint your own pottery. Design a Roblox game or make a film. Play games + sports, create arts & crafts. Make toys and games or learn some must-have babysitting skills.

 

Start your planning and view the full line-up in our 2024 Winter Recreation eGuide.    
Registration is now open at vaughan.perfectmind.com.

Parents: What you need to know about Summer & March Break Camps

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Programming will run from 9am to 4pm daily with flexible drop-off from 8:30am and 9am and pickup available between 4pm and 4:30pm. Flex drop-off and pick-up is not available at the Vaughan Studios & Event Space or for any half day camp. Children enjoy fun camp activities and games. Ages: 4-15 years.

Click here to view the Summer Camps and March Break Camps schedule.

 

 

 

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From age requirements to medical and food allergy guidelines, read December Break Camps and March Break Camps for all you need to know.

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Our staff are CAMPassionate people – energetic, encouraging, caring, kind. They have a soft spot for kids and mentor them to be the best that they can be. All camp staff are certified in Standard First Aid and CPR, subject to a police reference check and trained in High-Five Principles of Healthy Child Development as well as program planning, managing challenging behaviour and risk management.

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We recognize that sometimes plans change. You can cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp session and a full credit/refund will be issued without penalty. Cancellations may be made online.

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If you require assistance creating an account or registering call Service Vaughan at 905.832.2281, email rec@vaughan.ca or visit your local community centre. For more information on registered programs, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions webpage. Watch our tutorial videos on the recvaughan YouTube channel to find out more about our online registration system. Community centres are cashless; credit, debit and cheque are the only acceptable forms of payment.

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  • Summer Camp: Tuesday, February 13

Contact

Recreation Services

City Hall, Level 300
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1
Canada