Day Camp Programs
Fun for EVERYONE. Day camps offer a fun and safe environment for kids from ages 4–16 to experience sports, music, arts and the fun of being just plain silly. We have something for everyone from Basketball Camp to Kinder Fun and everything in between. Check out the 2018 Summer Camps Planner!
Age Overrides/Camp Transfers
Sometimes you need a little flexibility! For age override requests and camp transfers please contact Recreation.Information@barrie.ca. Please note: cancellation of a camp prior to the start of the program is a possibility, if requested. In these cases you are eligible to receive a full refund minus a $15.00 administration fee. Please contact Recreation.Information@barrie.ca for further information.
Our staff to participant ratios reflect our commitment to quality program supervision. Preschool programs operate with a ratio of 1 leader for every 6 children and all other camps operate with a ratio of 1 leader for every 10 campers. These ratios are supplemented with support from our Leadership Development program, mediators and volunteers from the community. All staff are certified in First Aid, CPR C and require a criminal reference check. In addition they are trained to interact with children in a positive and developmentally appropriate manner as all camp staff are certified in the HIGH FIVE - Principles of Healthy Child Development.
Fair Play in Camps ... Fun for Everyone
The goal of the City of Barrie Day Camps is to ensure all campers have a rewarding, memorable, safe and fun experience while participating in our program. Providing a safe environment is a collaborative process. We ask that parents/guardians share the following camp rules/guidelines with their child/ren:
- Respect others and their property
- Hands off
- No bullying behavior
- Listen to the Leaders
- Stay with the group
- Use appropriate language
- HAVE FUN!
If the above guidelines cannot be met, our Fair Play Follow Up process will be implemented. Parent conferences may be required to address concerns at any step in this system. ** Physical aggression towards another person or oneself may require a temporary or full suspension from camp(s).**
Camper Pick Up, Drop Off & Safe Arrival
Campers 10 yrs and under MUST have adult supervision at all times during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Please ensure that regular escorts and emergency contacts are recorded with your registration. Only those adults listed will be permitted to pick up your child(ren). Please notify us if your child will NOT be attending camp that day, or of any change in your child’s pick-up routine by calling 705-792-7908 - this is our Safe Arrival Hotline. Children are NOT allowed to leave the program without written consent from a parent or guardian.
** Please note- a late fee of $5.00/15 minutes will be charged for late pick-ups**
City of Barrie summer camp programs are dedicated to providing an inclusive environment and welcome participants of all abilities to register. 1:1 inclusive leaders and/or specialized camps are available, spaces are limited so please book early. Personal support staff are welcome. More information please see Inclusion Services.
Camp Field Trips
The field trips for Summer 2018 are currently under review. Please check back in April for a complete list of field trips for our Youth Camps.
Interested in becoming a part of our exciting Day Camps staff team? Click here for more information.