The City offers camp opportunities for children throughout the year including PA Days, Winter Holidays, March Break, and Summer.

With new facility measures and safety procedures in place, you can feel confident knowing every effort is being taken to offer a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Our Staff
All Camp Staff are certified in Standard First Aid & CPR-C, completed courses in the “High Five” Principles of Healthy Child Development, have satisfactory vulnerable sector screening (Police Check), and have received additional Health & Safety training related to COVID 19.

General Camp & Registration Information
  • For your information: Ontario Ministry of Health Covid-19 Safety Guidelines for Day Camps
  • Pack a lunch, snack, and drinks daily. All camps are peanut-free.
  • Campers must be minimum age at start of camp.
  • City programs, events, and services will operate in compliance with current Provincial Guidelines and physical distancing measures to combat COVID-19 and as such all are subject to change.

PA Day Camps 

Paint & Play PA Day 5 - 12 yrs

Campers will spend the day exploring clay, learning hand building, and painting a masterpiece to take home. Extended hours are available for before and after camp care.

Regular Camp hours are 9:00 am - 3:15 pm.
Extended hours are 7:00 am open and 6:00 pm close. Register for extend-a-camp separately.

Camp takes place at CHD Rec Complex - Art Studio


March Break Camps

March 14 - 18, 2022
Complete details and registration is online at pickering.ca/active
Registration starts December 7 for Pickering residents.

note: Registration for March Break campers with special needs requiring additional staff support must be submitted by January 24, 2022. Please contact Registration for details, by email or phone 905.420.4621.

MB - Jr Athletes 3 - 5 yrs

This 2 day, half day camp sampler is a ton of fun for your little one, and a great prelude to all day camp programs.

Campers will take part in a variety of sports helping to build their skills and create new friendships while having fun. Games will take place both indoors and outdoors.

MB - Mini Pidaca 4 - 5 yrs

Join us for a whole week of FUN at Mini Pidaca! Each day is a brand new activity that gets your little camper up and moving, while still participating in arts, crafts, and dance activities. 

 MB - Arts Camp 5 - 12 yrs
Calling all creatives! Campers will enjoy a wide variety of crafts, games, and activities designed to showcase their creativity. Dance and drama classes are also part of the week and will keep campers active and interacting with new friends. 
 MB - Breakdance Camp 6 - 9 yrs
Campers will learn new breakdance moves and techniques that will be sure to impress in this high energy camp. With tons of games and activities packed into one week, your camper will be excited to keep coming back for more. See who's got what it takes, as campers "show off what they've got" in our end of session dance battle! 
 MB - Chef Camp 8 - 12 yrs
Campers will learn their way around a kitchen while gaining skills for making a great breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each day we will celebrate a different theme from around the world, enjoy cooking, and starting a meal together. Expert staff will lead campers in the fun side of cooking and presentation of food. Campers will master simple recipes, take home a cookbook, and some great brand new skills. 
MB - Fitness Camp 12 - 15 yrs
Campers will learn safe and effective techniques for working out in a health club while participating in fitness activities, cardio/weight training, and swimming. 
Upon completion of the camp, participants 13+ are eligible to take the Operation Fit test - a pass means they are ready/able to have access to the Health Club facilities at CHDRC.
MB - Hockey Camp 7 - 12 yrs 
Breakaway from school! This camp is for beginner hockey players. Campers will enjoy time on the ice, developing and improving their hockey knowledge & skills. 
MB - Outdoor Adventure Camp 5 - 12 yrs
For campers who love being active and outdoors! We will be spending time both indoors and out, learning what it takes to thrive in the wilderness. They will learn how to build a fire, use a compass and go hiking.
MB - Skate Camp 6 - 12 yrs
This camp is for children who love being on the ice, and being active in a wide variety of activities! Campers will enjoy lots of time on the ice, learning or improving their skating skills. 
MB - Specialty Arts Camp 7 - 12 yrs
Campers will have the opportunity to explore clay, and build and create their own unique projects. They will also learn how to "paint like a pro", creating and painting a masterpiece to hang at home. 
MB - Sports Camp 5 - 12 yrs
For kids who love being active in sports! Campers will be asked what their favourite sports are and the week will be geared around their choices. Campers will learn the rules and develop new skills in a variety of sports. 
MB - Youth Exceptionalities Camp 13 - 19 yrs 
This camp is designed for youth with disabilities, looking for an active, engaging, and social camp experience. This is a fun filled week of recreational, social, and physical activity! 
March Break Camp - Session Letters 

This is where you will find detailed information for your specific camp. Session letters will be posted here one week before the start of camp. 


Summer Camps 

2022 Summer Camps details and listings will be updated here in March 2022.  Registration will also begin in March.

note: Registration for Summer campers with special needs requiring additional staff support will be required to be submitted by May 23, 2022. Please contact Registration for details, by email or phone 905.420.4621.

 Mini Sampler Camps 4 yrs

These 2 day, half day camps are a ton of fun for your little one, and a great prelude to all day camp programs. 

 Mini Pidaca 4 - 5 yrs

Each week is a is a brand new theme to get little campers excited and participating in arts, crafts, dance, and more.  Location and activities are subject to change.

 Adventure Camp 5 - 12 yrs 

For campers who love the outdoors and seek a day filled with interest and discovery! Activities include crafts, outdoor games, camping skills, and more! Special themes bring a fresh set of activities to each session.

Arts Camp 5 - 12 yrs

This camp offers a wide variety of crafts, games and activities designed to showcase your child’s creativity. Special themes bring a fresh set of activities to each session. 

 Breakdance Camp 6 - 10 yrs

Campers will "show off what they got" in this high energy dance camp! No matter what level of experience, everyone will learn new moves and techniques that will be sure to impress. Tons of games and activities will keep campers excited to come back for more. We see who's got what it takes, in our end of session dance battle! Available for select weeks.

Dance Camp 5 - 12 yrs

Campers will enjoy a week of fun and creativity while exploring the magical world of dance. Available for select weeks.

Drama Camp 5 - 12 yrs

Summer fun on stage! Campers will learn singing, dancing, and acting skills while exploring a different theme each week. Campers will also craft and create their own props to incorporate into a short end of week performance. Available for select weeks. 

Eco-Adventure Camp 6 - 12 yrs

Every day is a new adventure as we discover, learn, and experience the nature around us! Our environmental journey will lead us down many exciting paths as we focus on a different area of interest each week.

Jr. Firefighter Camp 8 - 12 yrs

See what it takes to be a firefighter! Campers will learn the basics of fire cause and prevention, fire safety, firefighting equipment and its usage, and the importance of teamwork! The week will conclude with a Jr. Firefighter Graduation Ceremony.

Museum Camp 5 - 12 yrs

No computer - just outdoor, unplugged fun! Campers build friendships, skills and knowledge while embarking on quests, solving puzzles, exploring the outdoors, and creating objects of their wildest imagination!

Specialty Arts Camp 7 - 12 yrs

Campers will have the opportunity to explore clay, while building and creating their own unique projects. They will also learn how to "paint like a pro", creating their own masterpieces to hang at home. This camp will also include some daily physical activity, and a variety of active games.

Sports Camp 5 - 12 yrs

For the camper who loves being indoors and out, and being active in a wide variety of sports! Each session campers will be asked what their favourite sports are, and the week will be geared around their choices. Sports will include basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey, tennis, squash, and more! Campers will learn the rules and develop new skills every session. Special themes like Olympic Week will keep the whole summer new and exciting.

Youth Exceptionalities Camp 13 - 19 yrs

This camp is designed for youth with disabilities, looking for an active, engaging, and social summer experience. Campers can expect a week of recreational fun participating in various arts, sports, fitness, games, and other interactive activities.

Please note: Campers must be able to manage changing and toileting independently, unless attending camp with a personal support staff.

Session Letters 

This is where you will find detailed information for your specific camp. Session letters will be posted 1 week before the start of each camp session.