Register for Camp Programs

Community Centre Camp locations offer full day, registered, week-long traditional day camp programs

This program is designed to introduce preschool campers to a full-day camp experience with a lower staff-to-camper ratio (8:1). Preschool campers will participate in age appropriate activities, with a focus on cooperative games, friendships, gross motor skill development, songs, circle time, stories and crafts. Campers stay on site all day and enjoy weekly special activities, such as outdoor water play (sprinklers and wading pools) and guest presenters. Participants must be potty trained.

  • Fee: $111.18 per week or 4-days for $88.94, T-shirt included
  • Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Organized camp activities start at 9 am and end at 4 pm.
  • Typical routine: Each camp and camper group will have a unique routine specific to their facility and amenities.

    In general, a typical day at camp will look like this:
    • 8 to 9 am: Drop off at camp, group activities and free play
    • 9 to 9:45 am: Welcome, cooperative games, songs
    • 9:45 to 10:30 am: Snack and water break with story time
    • 10:30 to 11:30 am: Active games outside
    • 11:30 to 12:30 pm: Lunch
    • 12:30 to 1:30 pm: Craft time, creative play
    • 1:30 to 2:30 pm: Water games outside
    • 2:30 to 3:30 pm: Snack and water break, quiet games
    • 3:30 to 4 pm: Goodbye circle, songs
    • 4 to 5 pm: Group activities and free play, picked up from camp
  • Weekly theme day on Fridays


Ancaster Rotary Centre
385 Jerseyville Road West, Ancaster
905-546-2424 ext.1698

Huntington Park Recreation Centre
87 Brentwood Drive, Hamilton

Ryerson Recreation Centre
251 Duke Street, Hamilton

Valley Park Community Centre
970 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek
905-546-2424 ext.1114

Camp Kidaca is the most popular of our day camp programs and is a great way to spend the summer holidays in a safe, supervised, and fun camp environment. Campers will participate in a variety of age appropriate activities, including daily swimming, active games, sports, songs, cooperative games, crafts and creative time.


Ancaster Rotary Centre
385 Jerseyville Road West, Ancaster
905-546-2424 ext.1698

Dundas Lions Community Centre
10 Market Street South, Dundas
905-546-2424 ext. 2660

Huntington Park Recreation Centre
87 Brentwood Drive, Hamilton

Ryerson Recreation Centre
251 Duke Street, Hamilton

Sir Allan MacNab Recreation Centre
145 Magnolia Drive, Hamilton

Valley Park Community Centre
970 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek
905-546-2424 ext. 1114

The City of Hamilton is excited to offer youth programs at Westmount Community Centre! All of the youth programs involve a skill component for youth to build confidence in a desired area. Experience new challenges, develop the skills and knowledge to take on new opportunities, including future employment and other recreational pursuits. Each day will also involve time for swimming and social activities with peers.

Weekly camp themes include:

  • Leadership Camp
    Brand new and redeveloped this year, Kidaca leadership camp starts you on the journey to becoming a successful Leader in Training. Each day of the one week intensive instructional portion will focus on the key attributes and skills that youth must know in order to successfully lead recreational programs and caring for young participants. Leaders in training will learn about:
    •     Group Leadership
    •     Communication
    •     Game & Activity Leadership
    •     Developing Positive Behaviour
    •     Managing Undesirable Behaviour
    •     Working Together
    •     Positive Learning… and more!
    This camp is specially designed to prepare youth to be a recreation leader in camps, Supie or year round programming. After successful completion of the one week instructional portion, youth will be guaranteed a minimum of one week placement at a City of Hamilton Supie Park or camp site (35-40 hours that may be used towards their high school volunteer requirements).
  • Creative Energy Camp
    This youth camp is designed for youth who are interested in artistic and creative pursuits. From script writing and movie making one week, to beatboxing and breakdancing the next, each week brings a new creative energy to camp life. Camp week will also include time for open swim, games and social activities with peers.
  • Ultimate Sport and Wellness Camp
    This youth camp is designed for youth who are interested in being active with peers. Youth will have the opportunity to choose between a variety of sport, fitness, and wellness sessions each day of program, as well as have time for open swim and social activities with peers. Examples of activity options planned include: volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, inner tube water polo, soccer, zumba, yoga and nutrition seminars.
Options & Opportunities Leadership Aqua Leadership Creative Energy Ultimate Sport & Wellness
Daily Activities
  • leadership activities and games
  • hands on sessions focusing on attributes of great leaders
  • swim time
  • games and time to socialize with peers
  • aquatics based activities and classes
  • hands on sessions focusing on the lifesaving principles
  • swim time
  • games and time to socialize with peers
  • creative based activities and classes
  • hands on sessions focusing on the arts, music, songwriting or drama
  • swim time
  • games and time to socialize with peers
  • sports and physical activity based games
  • hands on sessions focusing on physical activity, sports, participation, and coaching
  • swim time
  • games and time to socialize with peers
Certifications earned or knowledge gained
  • High Five’s Principles of Healthy Child Development Certification or
  • Red Cross Babysitting Certification
  • Bronze Medallion Certification
  • Emergency First Aid Certification
  • specific workshops delivered by trained professionals in the arts
  • specific workshops delivered by trained sports professionals
Geared towards youth interested in ...
  • being a program leader, supie, or camp counsellor
  • planning and leading recreation activities for children
  • aquatics activities and programs
  • being a lifeguard or delivering aquatic based programs
  • creative activities and programs
  • being a leader in arts based programs
  • sports and physical activity
  • being a coach or sports leader
Future opportunities or areas of employment
  • one week volunteer placement in City summer programs (camp or supie)
  • eligible to apply to program leader, supie or camp counsellor positions with the City
  • eligible to apply to be a wading pool attendant with the City
  • eligible to register in Bronze Cross and then pursue their National Lifeguard Service Certification
  • eligible to apply to program leader, supie or camp counsellor positions with the City
  • eligible to apply to program leader, supie or camp counsellor positions with the City


Westmount Recreation Centre
35 Lynbrook Drive, Hamilton

The City of Hamilton’s Recreation Division offers free morning and afternoon drop-in programs in City parks throughout July and August. The Supie at your neighbourhood location is trained in all types of activities from sports to crafts and is on site to program for kids ages six to 12. Parents are always welcome to come and participate in activities with their children. Exciting activities are different every day, so visit often and don’t miss out!

Supie staff are in the parks to implement and lead programs and are not there to replace parent/guardian supervision. Programming is not available during the lunch hour as staff are not on site at this time. Supie locations are subject to change without notice.

If the weather is not appropriate for outdoor activities (e.g. rain, thunder, lightning, heat or smog warnings), Supie activities will be modified to ensure participant safety. Supie locations may be closed in the event of extreme weather, where it is unsafe for children to participate.

How to register

All summer day camp registrations will begin processing on one date. Here’s how to register!
  1. Pick the Camp you would like to register for.
    • Download the Summer 2015 Camp Guide (PDF, 6.3 MB)
    Browse or Register for Courses
  2. Register for your camp online or by telephone beginning at 7am on Monday, March 30, 2015. Be sure to have your Family PIN and Client ID numbers ready. These are available by contacting your local recreation centre or visiting RecConnect.
  3. Complete your Registration and Camper Information Forms:

    •   2015 Camper Information Form (DOC, 92.5 KB)
    •  Individual Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan Form (PDF, 37.2 KB)

    Drop off your Camper Registration forms with payment on or before facility closing on Thursday, March 26 at your local recreation centre. Staff will begin to process drop off registrations starting at 7 am March 30, 2015.

    Walk-in registrations will be accepted at your local recreation centre starting March 30, 2015 after 9 am.

    Registrations for camp will continue to be acted and processed on a first-come, first-served basis as of March 30, 2015.

Payment Policies

Individuals wishing to use post-dated cheques, may do so under the following policy:

  • The first week attending camp must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Additional weeks can be paid by post-dated cheque using only the two dates provided below.
    • Additional weeks of camp operating in July must be paid for on May 29, 2015.
    • Additional weeks of camp operating in August must be paid for on June 26, 2015.

Refund policy
To receive a full refund:

  • Refund requests MUST be made at the location where the program is taking place or by calling Summer Hotline at 905-546-2424 ext. 3256
  • A refund will be issued if notification is received five days prior to the beginning of program.
  • After that time and up to the end of the first day of camp a credit on account will be issued. In the event of a refund request less than five days due to unforeseen circumstances, please call 905-546-2424 ext. 3256
  • No refund or credits will be processed after the beginning of day three of the program.