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 | February 17, 2023; May 19, 2023; June 9, 2023
Camp Rate | $55 per child, includes Chicken Fingers & Fries for lunch
*Extended care is not available for PD Day Camps

To register, please click here!

2023 March Break Camp

Please note as of January 10, 2023 all available spaces for March Break camp have been filled. If you would like to be notified if any spaces become available because of a cancellation, please email bmacleod@pelham.ca 

The Town of Pelham March Break Camp is available for Campers ages 4-12. 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. During the week Campers will be skating on Tuesday and Thursday, taking a trip to White Meadows Sugar Bush on Wednesday and going bowling on Friday! 

2023 March Break Camp Rates:

Weekly Camp Registration | $185 per child (25% discount on 3 or more children)
Extended Care (7:30am-5:30pm) | $38 per week
Optional Daily Lunch | $10/day

Daily Hot Lunch Options: 

Monday- Chicken Fingers and Fries

Tuesday- Subway 6inch Sub & Cookie

Wednesday- Mac & Cheese

Thursday- Hamburger & Fries

Friday- Pizza

Please note as of January 10, 2023 all available spaces for March Break camp have been filled. If you would like to be notified if any spaces become available because of a cancellation, please email bmacleod@pelham.ca 

Day Camp FAQ's

Is this daily schedule new to the summer of 2022?

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 accomidate dates missed.

 

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.

 

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.

2022 Summer Camps

*Information on 2023 Summer Camps will be released in February. To add be added to the 2023 Camp Email list to receive information as soon as it comes available, please click here.

All information below is from the 2022 season, but will provide an example of Town of Pelham Summer Camp Programming. 

The Town of Pelham Day Camp is available for Campers ages 4-12. 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. 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 will be released as the summer approaches! 

2022 Summer Camp Rates:

Weekly Camp Registration | $185 per child (25% discount on 3 or more children)
Specialty Camp Weekly Registration | $195 per child (25% discount on 3 or more children)
Extended Care (7:30am-5:30pm) | $38 per week
Optional Friday Lunch | $7

 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. 

2022 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, cooking and food handling or building new leadership skills! 

Bike Camp

The Town of Pelham Bike Camp focuses on safe cycling for fun and health. Campers will spend their morning learning bike safety and cycling skills from a CanBike 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

 

July 11-15 & August 8-12

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 day camp trip on Thursday.

 

July 25-29 & August 22-26

Ages: 7-12 Years Old

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

Tennis Camp

Are you looking to learn a new sport or improve your tennis skills? This is the camp for you! Campers will learn the game of tennis, while developing skills and strategies through playing games and having fun! Learn on the beautiful outdoor courts at Centennial Park, which are set to be re-surfaced in Spring of 2022! Tennis Campers will join the day camp trip on Thursday.

 

July 11-15 & August 8-12

Ages: 7-12 Years Old

Location: Week 1: The Meridian Community Centre- 100 Meridian Way, Fonthill

Week 2: 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.

 

August 15-19

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.

 

July 18-22

Ages 9-13

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

Leadership Camp (L.I.T)

This re-vamped 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 leadership based activities, gaining new skills and building confidence in leading group activities and games. This specialty camp will be visiting the Pelham Pool throughout the week, partaking in a leadership swim program! The L.I.T. participants will learn the skills and tools to be efficient, effective and valuable team members. At the end of the week, L.I.T's will receive an evaluation and will leave High5 certified! L.I.T's will join the day camp Trip on Thursday.

 

July 18-22

Ages: 13+

Location: Meridian Community Centre, 100 Meridian Way, Fonthill

 

Additional Documents and Information:
Camp Waiver

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