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. City programs, events, and services will operate in compliance with current Provincial Guidelines and physical distancing measures to combat COVID-19.

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.


Summer Camps  

Sessions

Summer 2021    

Week 1:

Jun 28 - Jul 2

Week 2:

Jul 5 - Jul 9

Week 3:

Jul 12 - Jul 16

Week 4:

Jul 19 - Jul 23

Week 5:

Jul 26 - Jul 30

Week 6:

Aug 3 - Aug 6

Week 7:
Aug 9 - Aug 13

Week 8:

Aug 16 - Aug 20

Week 9:

Aug 23 - Aug 27

Week 10:

Aug 30 - Sept 3

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. 


George Ashe LCC - Helen Paris Room
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Jul 06 & 08: Jr Athletes
Jul 13 & 15: Creative Dancers
Jul 20 & 22: Mini Adventurers
Jul 27 & 29: Artist in the Making

Aug 03 & 05: Imagination Seekers
Aug 10 & 12: Jr. Campers
Aug 17 & 19: Mini Does Disney
Aug 24 & 26: Mini Minions  

Aug 31 & Sept 2: Summer Party  

 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.


CHD Recreation Complex - Creative Centre
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Jun 28 - Jul 02: Mini Minions

Jul 05 - Jul 09: Mini in a Frozen Land
Jul 12 - Jul 16: Mini at the Zoo
Jul 19 - Jul 23: Mini Under the Sea
Jul 26 - Jul 30: Mini Chefs

Aug 03 - Aug 06: Mini Superheroes
Aug 09 - Aug 13: Fun in the Sun
Aug 16 - Aug 20: Mini Goes to Disney
Aug 23 - Aug 27: Mini Goes Camping
Aug 30 - Sep 03: Mini Olympics

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.


Whitevale Community Centre
8:30 am - 4:00 pm 


Jun 28 - Jul 02: n/a

Jul 05 - Jul 09: Amazing Race
Jul 12 - Jul 16: Survivor Pickering
Jul 19 - Jul 23: World Explorers
Jul 26 - Jul 30: Jurassic Park

Aug 03 - Aug 06: Space Adventure
Aug 09 - Aug 13: Pirates of the Caribbean 
Aug 16 - Aug 20: Wild in the Wilderness
Aug 23 - Aug 27: Going Green
Aug 30 - Sep 03: Adventure Finale

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.


CHD Recreation Complex Arena
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Jun 28 - Jul 02: n/a

Jul 05 - Jul 09: Takes Broadway
Jul 12 - Jul 16: Fun in the Sun
Jul 19 - Jul 23: Arts at the Gallery
Jul 26 - Jul 30: Explores the Outdoors

Aug 03 - Aug 06: Art Attack
Aug 09 - Aug 13: Mystery Mania 
Aug 16 - Aug 20: Arts Camp's Got Talent
Aug 23 - Aug 27: Aqua Adventure
Aug 30 - Sep 03: Arts Finale

Breakdance Camp 6 - 10 yrs

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

Available for select weeks this summer.


Don Beer Arena
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Jul 12 - Jul 16: Week 3
Jul 19 - Jul 23: Week 4
Jul 26 - Jul 30: Week 5

Aug 09 - Aug 13: Week 7
Aug 16 - Aug 20: Week 8

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 this summer.


West Shore Community Centre
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Jul 05 - Jul 09: Disney Dancers
Jul 19 - Jul 23: Dance Through the Decades

Aug 03 - Aug 06: Musical Madness
Aug 16 - Aug 20: Dance Around the World
Aug 30 - Sep 03: Dance Finale

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 this summer.


West Shore Community Centre
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Jul 12 - Jul 16: Hollywood Drama 
Jul 26 - Jul 30: Disney Drama 

Aug 09 - Aug 13: Broadway Drama 
Aug 23 - Aug 27: Superheroes Drama

*New! 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.


Pickering Museum Village - Puterbaugh School

8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Jun 28 - Jul 02: n/a

Jul 05 - Jul 09: How to be an Eco-Warrior
Jul 12 - Jul 16: Under Da Creek
Jul 19 - Jul 23: May the Forest be With You
Jul 26 - Jul 30: Mammal Mania

Aug 03 - Aug 06: Hooray for Herptiles!
Aug 09 - Aug 13: Birds of a Feather
Aug 16 - Aug 20: Creepy Crawlies
Aug 23 - Aug 27: Camouflaged Creatures
Aug 30 - Sep 03: 1, 2, 3, Come Explore With Me

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.

Available for select weeks this summer.

Dr. Nelson F. Tomlinson Community Centre (Claremont)

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Jul 05 - Jul 09: Week 2

Aug 09 - Aug 13: Week 7
Aug 16 - Aug 20: Week 8

Museum Camp 5 - 12 yrs

No computer - just outdoor, unplugged fun! These camps build friendships, skills and knowledge while campers embark on
quests, solve puzzles, explore the outdoors, and create & building objects of their wildest imagination!

Pickering Museum Village
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Jun 28 - Jul 02: n/a

Jul 05 - Jul 09: Minecraft - Creative Mode
Jul 12 - Jul 16: A Bug's Life
Jul 19 - Jul 23: Pokemon Go
Jul 26 - Jul 30: Minecraft - Story Mode

Aug 03 - Aug 06: Minecraft - Survival Mode
Aug 09 - Aug 13: Around the world in 5 Days 
Aug 16 - Aug 20: Eco Warriors
Aug 23 - Aug 27: Pokemon Go 2
Aug 30 - Sep 03: Museum Finale

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.


CHD Recreation Complex - Arts Studio
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Jun 28 - Jul 02: n/a

Jul 05 - Jul 09: Week 2
Jul 12 - Jul 16: Week 3
Jul 19 - Jul 23: Week 4
Jul 26 - Jul 30: Week 5

Aug 03 - Aug 06: Week 6
Aug 09 - Aug 13: Week 7
Aug 16 - Aug 20: Week 8
Aug 23 - Aug 27: Week 9
Aug 30 - Sep 03: Week 10

 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.


East Shore CC
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Jun 28 - Jul 02: n/a

Jul 05 - Jul 09: Week 2
Jul 12 - Jul 16: Week 3
Jul 19 - Jul 23: Week 4
Jul 26 - Jul 30: Week 5

Aug 03 - Aug 06: Week 6
Aug 09 - Aug 13: Week 7
Aug 16 - Aug 20: Week 8
Aug 23 - Aug 27: Week 9
Aug 30 - Sep 03: Week 10

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.


George Ashe LCC - Youth Room
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Jun 28 - Jul 02: Week 1

Jul 05 - Jul 09: Week 2
Jul 12 - Jul 16: Week 3
Jul 19 - Jul 23: Week 4
Jul 26 - Jul 30: Week 5

Aug 03 - Aug 06: Week 6
Aug 09 - Aug 13: Week 7
Aug 16 - Aug 20: Week 8
Aug 23 - Aug 27: Week 9
Aug 30 - Sep 03: Week 10

 

Online Virtual Camp:

Adventure Camp-in-a-Box 6 - 12 yrs

Delivered right to your door! Everything you need for a fun-filled week of Adventure Camp activities in one box! Camp-in-a-Box programs provide daily activities for your camper to enjoy at home, with detailed instructions, supplies and ongoing support from your Camp Director. Camp includes 1 hour daily of live virtual programming. 

Please note that camp-in-a-box programs are not a full day of camp activity. Adventure Camp-in-a-box will follow the same weekly themes as our in person Adventure Camp.


Online with Zoom
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Jun 28 - Jul 02: n/a

Jul 05 - Jul 09: Week 2
Jul 12 - Jul 16: Week 3
Jul 19 - Jul 23: Week 4
Jul 26 - Jul 30: Week 5

Aug 03 - Aug 06: Week 6
Aug 09 - Aug 13: Week 7
Aug 16 - Aug 20: Week 8
Aug 23 - Aug 27: Week 9
Aug 30 - Sep 03: Week 10

  • Once registered, email registration@pickering.ca to receive a Summer Camp Parent Handbook.
  • Pack a lunch, snack, and drinks daily for onsite camps. All camps are peanut-free.
  • Campers must be minimum age at start of camp.
  • Due to Covid restrictions busing will not be available for camps this year.

Note: Registration for campers with special needs requiring additional staff support must be submitted by May 31, 2021. Please contact registration for details, 905.420.4621 or email registration@pickering.ca.

Registration has started. Spaces are limited so register early to reserve your spot.
pickering.ca/active

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. Virtual camp participants will also be emailed the Zoom link before camp start date.


PA Day Camps - not currently available

PA Day Camp 6 - 12 yrs

George Ashe LCC - Youth Room

Regular Camp

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

+ extended camp

8:00 am open - 5:00 pm close

Safe, supervised, fun! Kids are invited to join our recreation staff for a day of fun and activity.

no upcoming dates code cost

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Paint & Play PA Day 6 - 12 yrs

CHD Rec Complex - Program Rm A

Regular Camp

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

+ extended camp

7:00 am open - 6:00 pm close

Campers will spend the day exploring clay, learning hand building, and painting a masterpiece to take home.

no upcoming dates code cost

Winter Break Camp

Friends & Fun Winter Break Camp 5 – 12 yrs
This camp runs during the December/January holidays. Details for 2021 will be available in November.


March Break Camps

March Break Camps will be listed here in December for 2022.


After School Drop-In Program 6 - 12 yrs - not currently available

Safe, Supervised, Fun! Better than a babysitter and a great way to unwind after a hard day at school! Transportation to the program is available if this community centre is in your child's school busing boundary.

Dates will be posted here when we are ready to reopen.

Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at George Ashe Library & Community Centre

 monthly schedule:

 

Participants must be registered to attend. Registration is ongoing throughout the school year.

After School Drop-in:
905.420.4660 ext 2080
afterschooldropin@pickering.ca

Annual Fee:
Activity Code:

 


Registration

Register online with activity code.
Contact Program Registration at 905.420.4621 or registration@pickering.ca

 

Takes Broadway