Summer Day Camps
Camps are available to participants who are between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. Camps will run from Monday to Friday through July and August. Our camps create a safe environment for children to interact and experience games, outdoor adventure, arts and crafts, and other activities that promote fun and making memories. Camps will be offered in Elmvale, Minesing and Midhurst.
Camp drop-off is at 9:00 am and pick-up time is at 4:00 p.m. Extended care is available from 8:00-9:00 am and 4:00-5:00 pm. The cost for extended care is $25 per week for either AM or PM extended care or $40 per week if selecting both AM and PM extended care.
|Registering for Summer Camp|
Anyone interested in registering for Springwater's recreation and camp programs will have to create a new account in the Perfect Mind recreation system if they have never registered previously. The account activation is quick and simple, and can be completed at townshipofspringwater.perfectmind.com.
Click on the “Don't have a login? Signup” link at the top of the page and follow the steps to create an account. *Activation of a new account can take up to 24 Business Hours.
If you have an existing account, please use the Forgot your password link or Forgot your login name (email address). Still having issues?
Please contact email@example.com
|Camp descriptions and information|
Campers will enjoy a variety of camp activities including arts and crafts, sports, and theme days with a focus on making friends and having fun at camp!
Sports N' Sorts
Perfect for campers who enjoy sports in a fun and non-competitive environment! Campers will participate in a variety of different sports and activities throughout the week.
Science and Discovery
Get ready to explore your creative side and learn about science in a fun way! Campers will participate in hands on experiments, arts and crafts and more!
A week of crafts and creating awaits! Campers will enjoy various projects and activities from clay to drawing to beading and participate in fun camp games daily.
Leadership in Training (LIT)
The Leaders in Training (LIT) program is designed to help youth gain experience working with children. Training will include: HIGH FIVE® certification, leadership skills, program/camp planning, a resume workshop, communication exercises and team building sessions. LITs are required to attend the five-day training session, along with a one-week placement opportunity.
Camp provides: five days of leadership training, LIT shirt and one week of volunteer at camp.
Please note that for Summer 2023, camps will not be partaking in out field trips this summer. Campers will remain on site using the indoor and outdoor facilities (weather permitting).
Each camp will have a minimum age in order to register. If your child is turning the minimum age by December 31st of the current year, they will be able to register into the camp. For example, you will be able to register for a camp with a minimum age of 5 if your child is currently 4, and their birthday is in September.
If your child is still over the maximum age and you would like to register for a camp, please contact the Supervisor of Recreation.
|Extended care information|
|Extended care is available from 8:00-9:00 am and 4:00-5:00 pm. The cost for extended care is $25 per week for either AM or PM extended care or $40 per week if selecting both AM and PM extended care. Extended care registration codes have been provided to assist with registering for camps.|
|One method of keeping our campers safe is to ensure they have safely arrived at camp each day. If your child is going to be late or absent for any reason, please call 705-728-4784x 2028 to notify staff. If a child has not arrived by 9:30 am our staff will begin our safe arrival procedure and contact the child's listed emergency contact or guardian.|
|Cancellations and withdrawals|
If the Township cancels a program/camp due to weather, low registration or for other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund or credit with no administration fee will be issued.
If you wish to cancel or withdraw with at least 14 days' notice before the start of the program, a full credit on your account or refund less a $20 administration fee will be issued.
If you provide a medical certificate before the midway point of the program/camp and can no longer attend the program/camp due to medical reasons, a prorated credit or refund will be issued.
If you cancel within 14 days of the start of the program/camp without providing a medical certificate, no refund or credit is provided.
For questions or concerns regarding cancellations or withdrawals, please contact the Supervisor of Recreation.
The Township of Springwater welcomes everyone. We are dedicated to offering opportunities for all children and youth. We provide a welcoming, comfortable and supportive environment to encourage participation, and to help support the needs and goals for each participant.
If you are interested in Inclusion Services this summer, please contact the Supervisor of Recreation or at 705-728-4784 x2053 for more information.
|Can I provide my own inclusion support worker?|
|Yes, you may provide your own support worker. We require that they provide us with a Vulnerable Sector Screening and sign a release of liability. Please be aware that we kindly encourage the support worker to participate in the activities as they are as a role model for other participants.|
|How do I know if my child requires additional support?|
Additional support is required, if:
|How to register|
Registration for Springwater Summer Day Camps will open on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 10 a.m.
Online registration is the preferred method to secure a spot. To ensure a smooth online registration, please login/create your account prior to registration if you do not already have one. Forgotten passwords can be recovered.
Registrations will also be accepted over the phone by calling 705-728-4784 x2053 but delays may occur.
Payment in full is required with Mastercard or Visa. For those who don't have access to these payment options, please call 705-728 4784 x2053.
Have questions? Contact us the Supervisor of Recreation or at 705-728-4784 x2053.
|Transfers and refunds|
Refunds are provided if 14 days' notice is given to the Recreation Department, prior to the start date of the camp program. A $25 administration fee applies to all refunds.
For transfer requests, please contact the Supervisor of Recreation or at 705-728-4784 x2053.
|Severe allergies, inhalers and medical conditions|
|Please provide any relevant medical information when you register your child for a program by submitting the Medication and Allergy Form to the Supervisor of Recreation.
Our staff cannot administer any prescription or non-prescription medication to your child. We do not allow peanut and nut products at any of our programs.
Tell us how we're doing! We welcome all camp participants to submit feedback at the camp site or by emailing our Camp Coordinator.
Our camp staff have certifications in Standard First Aid and CPR C & AED, HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development and receive training on emergency procedures, safety and program planning. All summer camp staff are required to provide a clear police record check with a vulnerable sector screening prior to commending employment with us.
Our camps aim to create an atmosphere where each camper feels safe and respects the rights of others. If a child experiences behavioural problems, we will endeavor to provide the necessary assistance to minimize any difficulties. We will utilize positive behaviour management strategies to strive for a successful and enjoyable camp experience. If your child is involved in any incidents, parents will be notified immediately.
The Township of Springwater has a Rzone Policy that sets expectations for behaviour at our facilities and sports fields and in our parks and programs. The "R" in Rzone stands for respect and responsibility:
- Respect for yourself and others
- Responsibility for your actions
While participating in camps, campers are expected to:
- Listen to counsellors and supervisors
- Stay with the group
- Follow all camp rules
- Refrain from inappropriate language
- Keep hands to themselves
Inappropriate behaviour will be documented, reported, and could result in the participants removal from camp. If your child has behavioural concerns, please contact the Supervisor of Recreation to discuss ways to assist in providing a positive camp experience for everyone.