Day Camp (Ages 5-10)

Your child's camp experience will be in a beautiful natural environment. Camp is only minutes away from Ancaster, Dundas, and Hamilton, providing convenient access for parents. The small group nature of our program and the personal attention paid to each camper, makes Day Camp an ideal choice for first time campers, and often serves as a stepping stone to Overnight Camp.

Sessions operate daily from 9am to 5pm. A lunch is provided, and snacks are available throughout the day. Campers 7-10 years old may participate in a sleepover on the Thursday night of each session. On that day younger day campers may stay until campfire ends, at 9:00 pm. Extended care is available for day campers: 8-8:30am OR 5:30-6pm for an additional $25 per session week or register for 8-8:30am AND 5:30-6pm for an additional $50 per session week.

Activities

  • Archery
  • Campfires
  • Campouts
  • Climbing Wall
  • Co-operative Games
  • Crafts
  • Creek Walks
  • Drama
  • Environmental Studies
  • Evening Programs
  • Hiking
  • Orienteering
  • Ropes Course
  • Spirituality
  • Swimming
  • Sports
  • Tree House
  • Watch Tower
  • Water Games

Watch here for summer 2018 Day Camp dates and details.

Canterbury Hills Camp Is…

Child-centred

Our program is centred around the campers. Our staff listen to their needs, encourage their ideas, and provide opportunities for adventure and challenge. All aspects of a camper's development - physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual – are taken into consideration.

De-centralized

Each camper is a part of a group with 8-10 other campers and at least 2 leaders, called a "Unit" that designs its own program and participates in some activities within the larger camp community.

Unit-based

The Unit will make decisions together and plan its own schedule. The Unit relies on one another as they do all their activities together throughout their time at camp. Staff encourage and facilitate the Unit to make decisions about their daily activities and build on life skills such as co-operation, listening and respect.

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