The Town of Pelham is dedicated to providing a safe, exciting, and FUN camp experience for all campers. Youth can choose between Winter Break, PD Day, March Break or Summer Camps!

Upcoming Camp Programs

PD Day Camps

PD Day Camp runs from 9am-4pm at the Meridian Community Centre and include activities such as games, crafts, gym time and more!

Upcoming Camp Dates: June 7, 2024
Camp Rate | $65 per child, includes Pizza for lunch
*Extended care is not available for PD Day Camps

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2024 Summer Camps

2024 Summer Camp Registration Opens at 11am on February 19 for Pelham Residents and at 8am on February 26 for Non-Residents.  

The Town of Pelham Day Camp is available for Junior Campers ages 4-7 and Senior Campers ages 8-12. Campers will spend each fun-filled day participating in camp games, activities, sports and more! Camp runs from 9am-4pm daily, with extended care and Friday lunch options available.

2024 Summer Camp Rates:

Weekly Camp Registration | $190 per child (25% discount on 3 or more children)
Specialty Camp Weekly Registration | $210 per child
Leader-in-Training | $115.50 per week

Extended Care (7:30am-5:30pm) | $38 per week
Optional Friday Lunch | $10

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For Pelham residents who may require financial assistance for camp participation, Pelham Cares may offer support for those who meet eligibility requirements. Please contact Pelham Cares for more. 

Day Camp Frequently Asked Questions

Is this daily schedule new?

We are excited to be returning to the full camp programming that the Town of Pelham has been running for years, that was unfortunately changed by the COVID-19 restrictions in place over the past 2 years. A disclaimer was located at the top of the camp page since registration opened, making families aware than an update would follow regarding swimming and out trips, pending COVID-19 restrictions. 

 

Does my child have to attend for the whole week or is daily registration available?

Registration for Town of Pelham Camps is done on a weekly basis, without an option for daily registration. If you register for the week and your child is only able to attend select dates, we are unfortunately unable to alter the fees to accommodate dates missed.

 

Does Camp provide lunches and snacks?

There is an optional Friday hot lunch available each week for an additional $10.00. Campers are required to bring their own lunches and snacks throughout the week, as well as on Fridays if they choose not to purchase the lunch option. Camp is a nut free zone!

 

The camp week I am interested in has skating on the schedule. What if my child does not skate?

If your child would like to try skating, they are more than welcome! We do have some skate-aids available for those who are learning and staff will be on ice to assist. If your child would prefer not to skate, or they do not have skates, we always have other supervised games and activities available at that time for those who choose to stay off of the ice.

 

Are day trips optional?

In Pelham, we pride ourselves on offering fun filled camp programs, and weekly swimming and out trips play an important role in this. These trips and opportunities are part of our programming and routine for the week, and all staff attend these trips to supervise the campers and withhold ratios- not leaving an option for campers to not attend, unless their families prefer to make other care arrangements for that day.

 

How are campers transported?

Campers and staff will be transported to the pool, Centennial Park and to Thursday trips by School Bus.

 

What is the camper to staff ratio?

The Town of Pelham uses the low ratio of 1 staff member to 7 campers, to create a safe camp experience. Staff are never left alone with a group of campers, 2 staff members are always placed with a camp group when on trips and away from the Meridian Community Centre.

 

What procedures are in place while at the pool?

While visiting the Pelham Pool on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons, camp staff are in the water with the campers, engaging in games and activities, while supervising their safety. All pool rules and procedures are in place and lifeguards are also monitoring the pool and instilling safety measures. Depending on the number of campers in the pool, there are between 4-7 lifeguards, as well as a Supervisor, at the pool while camp visits.

 

All campers under the age of 6 will be given a red wristband and will be required to wear a lifejacket while in the pool, staying in the shallow end. The Pelham Pool has lifejackets available for campers to use. All campers with a red wristband will stay within arms reach of a staff member at all times.

 

Campers 6 and over will have the opportunity to try the Pelham Pool Swim Test. This test is conducted by the lifeguards to ensure the safety of all campers, based on their swimming abilities. Campers who are do not pass the swim test, or do not want to take the swim test, will be given a yellow wristband and will be required to stay in the shallow end. Campers who pass the swim test will be given a green wristband and will be able to swim in both the shallow to deep end. All areas of the pool are supervised by staff who are hands on in the water, withholding the ratios required. 

 

Does my child have to swim at the pool?

For campers who don't wish to swim, some staff members will be located out of the pool, supervising the playground, or later this summer, a splashpad will be available for use. These staff members will run games and activities to help keep campers busy and engaged while others are swimming.

 

Are day trips for campers of all ages?

Yes- campers of all ages attend the camp trips! Each trip location does have age specific activities for campers to participate in (For example: at Wild Water Works, there are water slides for older campers, and a kid zone with splashpad for younger campers). The activities the campers participate in at these different trip locations will take info consideration their age and abilities.

 

I have one junior camper and one senior camper, can the be put in the same group?

Camp groups are divided by age so that campers can have the best camp experience possible! Similar to at school, the daily routine including camp games, trips and activities are geared by age group. As we strive to keep each camp day fun and exciting for all, camp groups will follow the set age ranges.

 

What do I need to send to camp with my child?

We suggest sending your camper each day with sunscreen, a water bottle, lunch and snacks. We highly encourage them to wear running shoes, and their identifiable camp shirt on trip days. All parents will receive a parent handbook the week before your child's camp week with more information on what they should bring to camp with them, based on the weekly schedule.

 

I need to cancel a week of camp. What is your cancellation policy?

2 Weeks' notice from the start of the camp week is required in order for a full refund to be issued. If less than 2 weeks' notice is provided a refund is still able to be processed, however a $10.00 refund fee will be charged. Refunds are unavailable with less than 48 hours notice from the start of the camp week.

 

My Child may require additional support to attend camp, can they attend?

The Town of Pelham camp experience is inclusive for all campers. Families are encouraged to review the Town of Pelham Youth Program Policies and Code of Conduct for more information on accessing camp programming. This document is located at the bottom of this page. 

 

Junior Campers: 4-7 year old

Junior Campers will visit the pool each Tuesday and Friday afternoon, while taking a trip to Centennial Park on Wednesday to enjoy the splash pad, park, soccer field and baseball diamonds! Each Thursday, campers will travel to a different trip location which can be seen below! 

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Camp WeekCamp TripCamp Lunch (Optional - $10)
Week 1- July 2-5** Movies Pizza
Week 2- July 8-12 Safari Niagara TBD
Week 3- July 15-19 Playtown Niagara Pizza
Week 4- July 22-26 Cheeky Monkeys Pita Pit
Week 5- July 29-Aug 2 Bowling Pizza
Week 6- August 6-9** Playtown Niagara TBD
Week 7- August 12-16 Cheeky Monkeys Pizza
Week 8- August 19-23 African Lion Safari Pita Pit
Week 9- August 26-30 Safari Niagara Pizza

*All Activities are subject to change

** Indicates 4-day camp week due to Holiday Monday 

Senior Campers: 8-12 year old

Senior Campers will visit the pool each Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon, while taking a trip to Centennial Park on Tuesday to enjoy the splash pad, park, soccer field and baseball diamonds! Each Thursday, campers will travel to a different trip location, which can be seen below!

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Camp WeekCamp TripCamp Lunch (Optional - $10)
Week 1- July 2-5** Aerosports Pizza
Week 2- July 8-12 Gravity Niagara TBD
Week 3- July 15-19 Wild Waterworks Pizza
Week 4- July 22-26 Adventure Village Pita Pit
Week 5- July 29-Aug 2 Bowling Pizza
Week 6- Aug 6-9** Wild Waterworks TBD
Week 7- August 12-16 Safari Niagara Pizza
Week 8- August 19-23 African Lion Safari Pita Pit
Week 9- August 26-30 Safari Niagara Pizza

*All Activities are subject to change

** Indicates 4-day camp week due to Holiday Monday

2024 Specialty Summer Camps

Looking to focus on a more specific topic? Consider enrolling in one of Pelham's Specialty Camps! Learn more about art & theatre, cycling skills and safety, tennis or building new leadership skills! 

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*All Activities are subject to change

Bike Camp

The Town of Pelham Bike Camp focuses on safe cycling for fun and health. Campers will learn beginner/intermediate skills focusing on: neutral and ready position, braking, gears, pedaling, straight line riding, slow-speed turns, tilts and dismounts, 1 hand riding, pumping and front wheel lifts. All instruction is done by an Ontario Cycling Instructor, who will teach them bike and road safety, before setting out on rides to the Pelham Community Pool and the Steve Bauer Trail. Throughout the week, campers will build their endurance and confidence, as they bike throughout Pelham, using the trails and road systems. Optional Friday lunch is available. Bike Campers will join the day camp trip on Thursday. 

 

*Campers must bring their own bike and bike helmet each day*

4 Sessions to choose from:

Session 1 - July 2 - 5 (4 day week)

Session 2 - July 8 - 12

Session 3 - July 22 - 26

Session 4 - July 29 - August 2

Cost - $210 per camper, per week ($168 for 4 day week)

Ages: 8-12 Years Old

Location: Meridian Community Centre, 100 Meridian Way, Fonthill

Art & Theatre Camp

Do you have an interest in theatre and the arts? This is the camp for you! Camp includes visits from guests who specialize in different mediums of art and theatre, including drawing, pottery and improv! Optional Friday lunch is available. Art & Theatre Campers will join the Senior day camp trip on Thursday.

 

Dates - August 12 - 16

Cost - $210 per camper

Ages: 7-12 Years Old

Location: Old Pelham Town Hall, 491 Canboro Road, Ridgeville

Sports Camp

Sports camp provides campers with the opportunity to learn new skills while playing soccer, baseball, tennis, pickleball and more! Sports campers will join the day trip on Thursday!

 

Dates - August 5 - 9

Cost - $210 per camper

Ages: 8 - 12 Years Old

Pick up and Drop off will take place at Fire Station #2, 766 Welland Road, Fenwick

Animal Adventure Camp

Do you have a love of animals? This is the camp for you! This camp includes animal themed games, crafts and more throughout the fun filled week! Express your love of animals and hopefully learn something new! Campers will be visited by some special furry and scaly guests! Animal Adventure Campers will join the day camp trip on Thursday.

 

Dates - August 26 - 30

Cost - $210 per camper 

Ages: 7-12 Years Old

Location: Old Pelham Town Hall, 491 Canboro Road, Ridgeville

Junior Firefighter Camp

Have you always dreamed of being a Firefighter? This camp provides campers with an up close, interactive and unique opportunity to learn what it takes to be a Firefighter! Campers will learn about fire safety and prevention, hose operation, search and rescue, fire extinguishers, ropes and knots, ground and aerial ladders, first aid, CPR and extrication. Register today to gain insight into the career of a firefighter and their daily routine! Junior Firefighter Campers have a special trip planned during the week to visit the St.Catharines Fire Station.

 

Dates - July 15 - 19

Cost - $210 per camper 

Ages 9-13

Location: Fire Station #2, 766 Welland Road, Fenwick

Music Camp

The Town of Pelham Music camp provides a fun, creative and supportive environment for children that is focused on introducing musical concepts, instruments and singing.  Optional Friday lunch is available. Music Campers will join the day camp trip on Thursday. 

 

Dates - August 19 - 23

Cost - $210 per camper 

Ages: 7 - 12

Location: Old Pelham Town Hall, 491 Canboro Rd, Ridgeville, ON

Leader-in-Training Program (L.I.T)

The Leader-in-Training (L.I.T) program is designed to help potential camp leaders strengthen their leadership skills while gaining valuable experience within a camp setting. Over the course of one week, the Leaders-In-Training (L.I.T's) will participate in the camp groups, leading games, assisting with crafts and facilitating activities, all while gaining new skills and building confidence. Two L.I.T spaces are available each camp week to offer youth the opportunity to gain new experiences working with children.

 

Location: Meridian Community Centre, 100 Meridian Way, Fonthill

 

Additional Documents and Information:
Town of Pelham Youth Program Policies and Code of Conduct

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