CampTO is back and registration opens at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7, for approximately 30 types of camp programs available at more than 140 locations.
The fastest and easiest way to register is on the City of Toronto’s CampTO webpage: www.toronto.ca/CampTO.
The City is once again offering a wide variety of programs this summer for children and youth between the ages of four and 16. Summer camp programming will be available from early July to late August in neighbourhoods across the city, helping encourage children and youth to be active, learn new skills, make friends and create fun memories.
There are different kinds of CampTO programs:
• CampTO programs are located at community centres and at Toronto History Museum sites, with programs such as indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, sports and swimming or water play.
• CampTO Explore has everything CampTO offers with an additional workshop, local trip or visit from special guests.
• CampTO Plus allows campers to fine-tune their skills in a specialized area of interest such as visual or performing arts, sports, science, nature, cooking and more.
Counsellor-In-Training (CIT) programs are for participants between 13 and 16 years of age and introduce the fundamentals of being a Camp Counsellor. Participants will learn about program planning, working with campers in an interactive environment and experience a supervised practical placement in a City summer camp.
Five community centre locations will be open on February 7, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon:
• Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd.
• Dennis R. Timbrell Resource Centre, 29 St. Dennis Dr.
• Driftwood Community Centre, 4401 Jane St.
• Masaryk Cowan Community Centre, 220 Cowan Ave.
• Wellesley Community Centre, 495 Sherbourne St.
Those who need help preparing for registration or want to do registration by phone can call 416-396-7378, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The call centre will be open for extended hours on Tuesday, February 6, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on registration day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Residents will need their family and client numbers to sign up for CampTO programs and are encouraged to have this information ready before registration day. Residents can set up a new account or retrieve their existing client or family numbers by phone or online.
CampTO welcomes everyone
The Welcome Policy credit can be used to register for City recreation programs, including CampTO. Those who receive social assistance (Ontario Works) and live in Toronto are pre-approved to receive this credit and should speak to their caseworker or apply online. Toronto residents with family income that meets the criteria may also apply.
More information on the criteria and how to apply can be found on the City’s Welcome Policy webpage: https://www.toronto.ca/communi
Come work for the City
The City continues to hire for all recreation positions, including camp counsellors, lifeguards, wading pool attendants, gatekeepers, specialty camp instructors and special needs program staff.
More information about positions is available on the City’s Recreation Jobs webpage: https://www.toronto.ca/home/jo
“The City’s CampTO program is a great way for children and youth to discover new interests, learn something new, express themselves creatively and, most importantly, have fun in a safe environment. I want to thank City staff who help make summer fun and memorable for so many young campers.”
– Mayor Olivia Chow
“Toronto has many wonderful summer CampTO programs, offering everything from photography to dancing, cooking to sports, and everything in-between. With 30 types of summer programs to choose from, CampTO has something for everyone. I encourage families to learn about CampTO’s programming this year and to learn about how their kids can be involved – as campers, camp counsellors, lifeguards, program staff, and more.”
– Councillor Alejandro Bravo, Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee
SOURCE City of Toronto