City Summer Programs

Why choose City of Hamilton summer programs?

Let the City of Hamilton Summer Recreation Programs be your first choice for summer programming. Whether you register for week long camps at one of our Camp Kidaca locations or bring your child to our park’s drop-in programs (or both!), your kids are sure to have fun!

Convenient locations & program structure

Our summer programs are offered at over 95 locations across Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Dundas, Waterdown, Binbrook, Mount Hope, Ancaster and Winona, there’s sure to be one close to you!

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

Registration starts Monday, March 20, 2017.

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Supie program offers free morning and afternoon drop-in activities at City of Hamilton parks.

Program runs July 4 to August 18, 2017.


Your children are in good hands with City of Hamilton summer program staff. Each of our camps is under the direction of a full-time staff who have a passion for developing and  implementing recreation programs for children and youth in addition, each group of children will have a dedicated Counsellor who: 

  • is a university, college, or high school student
  • is certified in standard first aid with CPR level C and is trained to administer epi-pens
  • has been trained in the HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development
  • has specialized training in programming, safety and emergency procedures, group dynamics, and positive behaviour management

Our leaders are energetic and dedicated to providing participants with a fun, safe, and memorable experience this summer! 

Age appropriate programming

All of our leaders are trained in HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development, including how to program plan based on the ages and developmental stages of participants in their group. A variety of activities are planned each day for each group of participants - sports, active games, quiet games, cooperative games, swimming, crafts, and camper’s choice activities. In our registered programs, a variety of weekly themes ensure camp activities are different each week!

Quality assurance

High Five Logo Recreation AccreditationCamp Kidaca Jr Camps have achieved Accredited Status with the Ontario camp Association. Our sites are audited yearly by internal staff to OCA standards, and as well by OCA visitors. This ensures that our Jr. Camp sites are held to the highest of quality in all areas of operations, programming, safety and health, and employment. High program quality is important to us and means that your child’s summer will be a positive one. The City of Hamilton Recreation division is HIGH FIVE® accredited. All Camp Kidaca day camps meet internal day camp policy and procedure standards and are evaluated using the HIGH FIVE® Quest 2 tool.