School Break Camps and Programs

COVID-19 Update: This year, camp programming looks a little different in Richmond Hill. We're happy to provide a variety of recreation options to keep children active, engage their imaginations and unleash their creativity in a physically distanced environment.

Summer Camps

Spaces are filling up quickly for our in person summer camps. We still have space in virtual camp and our P.A.R.K. program. 

Browse all summer camps

In-Person Camps by Week 

July 5 - July 9

July 12 - July 16

July 19 - July 23

July 26 - July 30

August 3 - August 6

August 9 - August 13

August 16 - August 20

August 23 - August 27

In-Person Camps by Theme 

Archery Outdoor Adventure Camp

Camp Rock On Climbing Camp

Camp Pine Ridge Outdoor Adventure Camp

Dance Camps 

Discovery Camp at the DDO

Playscapes Camp

Theatre Camp

In-Person Camps by Age

6 - 8 years

9 - 11 years

12 +

Virtual Summer Camps by Week 

July 5 - July 9

July 12 - July 16

July 19 - July 23

July 26 - July 30

August 3 - August 6

August 9 - August 13

August 16 - August 20

August 23 - August 27

Virtual Summer Camps 

View our wide selection of Virtual Camps with themes ranging from art, dance, STEM, theatre, mad science, computers and animation, and junior leader in training. 

All Virtual Camps 

P.A.R.K. Adventure Program

The P.A.R.K program (Park, Adventure, Recreation for Kids) is an opportunity for children to enjoy outdoor activities at different parks in Richmond Hill. The program may include a variety of activities such as arts, crafts, games, sports, and exploring nature during this hour and a half outdoor session. Parents or caregivers (18 years and older) must be on site for the duration of the program.

View dates and register

Camp program will follow the provincial guidelines and public health protocols, and will only go ahead if the Province allows.  Richmond Hill reserves the right to change or cancel the camp programming at any time.

New this year – Camper Information Intake Form 

The new camper intake form replaces the paper forms for Camper Information, Authorized Participant Pick Up and Sign Out, and Participant Allergy and Medication Forms. Parents of registered campers will be emailed this before camp starts. Please complete the form at least one week before the participant starts camp. Note: This form MUST be filled out the Friday (by 12 p.m.) before camp and you only need to fill the form out once per summer.

Camp Information

What you need to know before your first day

While camp will look a little different this year with a number of health and safety measures in place, we still have a fun-filled summer ahead!

Abiding by provincial guidelines, Summer Camp 2021 will take place primarily outdoors, including daily Sign In and Out, weather permitting. Campers should come prepared to be outside all day with the exception of washroom breaks. All campers, parents and staff are required to wear face masks – make sure to pack an extra mask in case there is a need to change it through the day!

Campers will be required to complete a COVID-19 self-assessment screening before joining camp each day. The screening form is available online. There will also be a QR code on site. Complete the form on your phone and show the approval page to staff at sign in each day.

Campers will be assigned to a cohort for their week of camp. Each cohort has dedicated camp counsellors to make sure everyone has a fun camp experience. There is no overlap in cohorts and participants will not be able to change groups.

We have one lunch break and two snack breaks. Please remember that all camps are NUT-FREE (this includes packaging that “May Contain Nuts”. If your snack is homemade, please include a note stating it is “Nut-Free”). Bring a pre-filled water bottle too.

Camp will be outdoors all summer long, weather-permitting, so make sure to pack sunscreen and a hat.

To help you organize your camper for the first day, here’s a handy Camper Checklist:

  • NUT-FREE Lunch and 2 snacks
  • Pre-filled water bottle
  • Close-toed, outdoor shoes
  • Sunscreen/Hat
  • Extra Mask
  • Fill out Camper Intake Form 
  • Lots of energy and a great attitude!
Your child will benefit from camp!
Camp is an excellent opportunity for your child to:
  • Meet positive role models
  • Make new friends and enhance social skills
  • Foster independence
  • Boost self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Build character
  • Experience nature
  • Get active
  • Try new things
  • Have fun and make long-lasting memories

Why choose Richmond Hill Camps? 

  • There are a variety of camps to choose from to meet your child's interests

  • Choose a location close to you with many camp locations across Richmond Hill

  • Our camps welcome children and youth ages 4-18 years-old

  • Affordable prices and financial assistance programs are available

  • Extended hours are available (before and after camps)

  • Children with disabilities are welcome in our inclusive camps with different types of support offered

  • All of our camp staff are HIGH FIVE® Certified and trained in First Aid

Our Camp Counsellors are HIGH FIVE® Certified

We are committed to quality! Your children and their wellbeing is important to us, which is why we are proud to say that all of our camp staff are HIGH FIVE® Certified.  

HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s only comprehensive quality standard for children’s programs and holds true to the following five Principles of Healthy Child Development that our research indicates are essential for providing a positive experience for kids.

  • A caring adult
  • Friends
  • Play
  • Mastery
  • Participation

HIGH FIVE’s® unique and proprietary approach is built on a quality framework, consisting of:

  • Training and development for staff
  • Program assessments using the scientifically-validated QUEST 2 Tool
  • Establishing policies and procedures to manage risk
  • Creating awareness of high quality programs for kids

HIGH FIVE® provides an evidence-based approach to positive experiences for kids, empowering them to excel in life.

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What you need to know for your child's first day

We are so glad your camper is embarking on their adventure with us! To help your first day go smoothly, please:

  • Know the camp program name, date, time, and location
  • Have all necessary forms completed
  • Sign in your child and provide the camp staff with an emergency contact number 

Important Forms

Complete the following form at least one week prior to the start of camp.

For an alternate version of these forms, please contact the Camp Coordinator at 905-787-1441, ext. 223.

How to register

View our Community Recreation Guide for program information and registration dates.

Register online

Register for camps using the online registration system.

Register by mail or in-person

Pick up a registration form from one of our local community centres or Richmond Hill's municipal offices. Complete the form and send it back to us by mail or drop it off in-person at:

225 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3P4

Transfers/Withdrawals

If needed, you can transfer to another program or cancel your registration by completing the following forms:

Tell us what you think

Fill out a Recreation Program Feedback Form to let us know what you think about our camps. Your feedback will help us improve our programs, activities and services.