Day Camps

The Town of New Tecumseth provides day camp for children aged 5-17 years. Our vision within Recreation programs is to be a leader and valued partner in building a healthy community.  All day camps are designed to build campers imagination, curiosity, creativity, self-esteem, and confidence.

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New! The Town of New Tecumseth has 5 new specialty camps open for registration. 

Camp Registration 

Camp registration is available online or over the phone.

Call our Client Services team at 705-435-3900, choose option 2.

 Camp Hours of Operation

Day camps are offered daily Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Camp is offered throughout the summer at various locations; however, they do not run on Statutory Holidays or weekends.

Please note, Aqua Adventures - swim camp participants will be dropped off at the Alliston Rotary Pool for 8:45am and picked up at the Alliston Memorial Arena. 

Day Camp locations:

Camp Options - New camps open for registration!
A New Variety of Camps - Art, Food, Dance/Drama, Science 7yrs - 12yrs

Art Adventures: Expand your artistic world with a variety of art mediums and styles including mosaics, painting, clay, textiles and more. Enjoy fun activities daily and at the end of the week families will be invited to attend a group art show . Campers will enjoy a weekly fun swim/water play time as well (Weather Permitting).

Culinary Connections: Let's explore the kitchen together! Campers will learn to understand food through flavour, textures and aroma. This camp will focus on how to read and follow recipes, expanding taste buds, gaining kitchen confidence, enforcing kitchen safety and learning different cooking/decorating techniques. Campers will enjoy a weekly fun swim/water play time as well (Weather Permitting). Families will be invited to a cafe bistro at the end of the week. This camp is nut aware. Please note: Not all food intolerances/allergies may be able to be accommodated.

Nut and Allergy Aware! Please indicate any known allergies prior to the start of camp on your CIF. We strive to accommodate all campers and we will work with families to ensure that the necessary precautions have been taken. It is important to understand that, in no way, can we guarantee that we will be able to remove all allergy-inducing ingredients from our recipes.

Curtains Up: Campers will explore different styles of creative movement and dance routines. As well as experimenting with a new array of skills including voice, expression, script writing and performance. Family and friends are welcome to attend the last class for a short presentation where participants will showcase their skills. Campers will enjoy a weekly fun swim/water play time as well (Weather Permitting).

Wacky Science: Measure, Mix and Observe! Campers will have an opportunity to try a variety of activities and explore science through hands on experiments and creations. Campers will enjoy a weekly fun swim/water play time as well (Weather Permitting). 

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 Aqua Adventures 5yrs - 9yrs

Full day camp offering children the opportunity to develop their swimming skills, learn water safety and progress through the LSS - Swim for Life Program level each day. Campers will also participate in a variety of non-water activities including crafts, indoor games, and outdoor play. Campers may participate in a weekly fun swim (Weather Permitting).

Children are to be dropped off at the Alliston Rotary Pool (ARP) for their swim lesson in the morning. After camp staff and campers will walk to the Alliston Memorial Arena (AMA) for the remainder of the day’s activities. Please pick your children from the Alliston Memorial Arena at the end of the day. 

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 Camp Kaleidoscope 5yrs - 11yrs

Summer Fun at its Best! Join us for great activities, games, crafts, fun and friends. Register once this summer or multiple times as we explore a different theme each week. Campers will be active both indoors and out with visits from special guests, a weekly fun swim/water play time (Weather Permitting). Theme details will be outlined in the weekly newsletter.

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 Connecting to Community 11yrs - 13yrs

Rek Trek Sports: Too old for camp? THINK AGAIN! This is the first step in your leadership development. C2C will lead you to the LIT, then CIT opportunities in the coming years. C2C offers youth a stimulating environment filled with outdoor challenges, group interaction and lasting friendships. Participants are encouraged to challenge themselves daily through participation in a full range of activities including arts and crafts, leadership activities, games and much more. Rec Trek Sports includes a variety of non-competitive activities. All abilities welcome. Athletic wear/running shoes are best for this program.

Outdoor Exploration: Too old for camp? THINK AGAIN! This is the first step in your leadership development. C2C will lead you to the LIT, then CIT opportunities in the coming years. C2C offers youth a stimulating environment filled with outdoor challenges, group interaction and lasting friendships. Participants are encouraged to challenge themselves daily through participation in a full range of activities including arts and crafts, leadership activities, games and much more.

Extended care hours are not available at this camp.

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 Junior Firefighter 9yrs - 13yrs New!

New Tecumseth Fire Rescue and Emergency Services and the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department are excited to work together to bring you our new and innovative Junior Firefighter Camp. Learn what it takes to become a firefighter. This camp will focus on fire and personal safety, the basics of fire cause and prevention, firefighting equipment, and the importance of teamwork through exciting games and fun activities. In addition to fire specific programming, campers will also participate in traditional day camp programming such as games, activities, and crafts. This unforgettable week at camp will conclude with a Junior Firefighter Graduation Ceremony.

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Leadership Camp 13yrs - 17yrs 

Leader In Training: This two-week program is an introduction to leadership development. This program will consist of one week of training including basic information on program planning, communication, first aid, effective discipline for children, games, songs and policies and procedures. Upon successful completion, participants will have the opportunity to volunteer in a placement at one of our camp programs. This is an excellent program, preparing participants for possible future employment. L.I.T.'s will receive an evaluation at the end of the session as well as credit toward community service hours.

Participants will spend time in a classroom setting as well as shadowing staff and leading activities in camp. 100% attendance is required in order to complete the course. Extended care hours are not available at this camp.

Counsellor In Training: This is the next step in your leadership training. Completion of the Leader in Training Program (LIT) is preferred for this course and must be completed prior to volunteering. Participants will learn different leadership techniques, customer service skills, behaviour management and what it takes to become a camp counsellor. A mandatory training session must be attended to volunteer at camp. You will be given confirmation of your camp location during the training session. C.I.T.'s will receive an evaluation at the end of the session as well as credit toward community service hours. A commitment of a minimum of 35 hours is preferred when volunteering. Please register in the June training if you would like to volunteer during the month of July and register in the August training in you would like to volunteer during the month of August.

Participants will spend time in a classroom setting as well as shadowing staff and leading activities in camp. 100% attendance is required in order to complete the course. Extended care hours are not available at this camp. 

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 Super Sportacular 5yrs - 11yrs New!

This active camp will focus on skills and drills for a variety of different sports such as basketball, soccer, badminton, volleyball, floor hockey and more. This camp also focuses on the importance of fair play and team work. Campers will enjoy a weekly fun swim/water play time as well (Weather Permitting).

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Camp Staff
  • Camp Leads - Senior staff who oversee the day to day activities for all camp locations town wide.
  • Camp On-site Leads - The Senior Staff who is responsible for the program planning, campers and staff at a specific camp location.
  • Camp Counsellors - supervise a group of children, while following a set schedule and outline of activities throughout the day.
  • Inclusion Facilitators - work directly with a camper who may need additional support to successfully participate in a camp day.

Our camp staff are fun, energetic and personally invested in ensuring a successful camp experience for each camper!

You will take comfort in knowing that all of our summer staff have been carefully selected after a thorough screening process including an interview, reference checks and vulnerable sector check.

All staff are certified in First Aid & CPR-C. The are also required to participate in Behavioural Management Systems and HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development Training.

Our counselors undergo an extensive pre-camp training program which include topics such as program planning, understanding child behaviour, problem solving, emergency procedures, as well as practical experience such as leading games, crafts and songs!

Camper Forms & Guidelines
Camper Behaviour Guidelines
In an effort to ensure a positive, safe and secure environment for all involved, participants are asked to review and adhere to the Behaviour Guidelines for Recreation Programs.
Camper Information Form (CIF)
Each child is required to complete a Camper Information Form (CIF) prior to attending camp. The CIF can be completed and emailed to camp@newtecumseth.ca. A copy of the CIF will also be emailed along with the camp newsletter prior to your chosen camp week. Paper copies will also be available at each camp location. 
Summer Camp Welcome Package 
Camp is such a fun and exciting time. To make the most of your child's camp experience, we have created a Summer Camp Welcome Package to help best prepare for camp this season. Please look through the package as it will help ease you through the process and answer some common questions.
 Extended Day Camp Options

Whether you need to get somewhere early or need a little extra time at the end of the day, camp staff are on site to interact with campers. Extended care requires additional registration and has separate morning or afternoon options for each corresponding week.

Extended care is available daily from:

  • 7:30 am to 9:00 am 
  • 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Extended care rates are:

  • Before or After care: $30.25 per week
  • $6.25  fee will be charged for late pick up every 15 minutes 

Extended care is not available for Aqua Adventures - Swim Camp or Connecting 2 Community (C2C) Camp

Inclusion/1:1 Camper Support 

Campers of all abilities and/or special needs are welcome to participate in our summer camp programs. We are committed to providing positive accessible and inclusive experiences and recognize that some individuals require additional support in order to successfully participate.

For more information regarding support staff or inclusion opportunities please contact us recreation@newtecumseth.ca

Safety Measures - What to Expect 

The Town of New Tecumseth follows all public health guidelines. 

• Headcounts are taken multiple times throughout the day

• Low camper to leader ratios

• Campers will be divided into separate age appropriate Squads with a designated leader

• Designated camp rooms for each Squad with space for personal items

• Dedicated supplies for each Squad

• Designated sign in/out locations

• Balanced outdoor programming (weather permitting)

 What to Bring to Camp 
Items to bring daily:
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Nut-free snacks and lunch
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Bathing suit and towel (where applicable)
  • Closed toe/heel shoes &/or running shoes
  • An extra set of clothing

Make sure to write your child's name on all items. We donate lost and found items at the end of each week.

Leave at home:

  • Toys and electronics
  • Personal valuables