The Town of Pelham is dedicated to providing a safe, exciting, and FUN camp experience for all campers. Youth can choose between Day Camp, Specialty Camps or new for 2022 - STEM Camp!

Weekly Summer Camp Programs

Summer Camp Programs 

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, please see more details outlines in the chart below! 

 

WeekDatesThursday TripFriday Lunch Options
1 July 4-8 Safari Niagara Pizza
2 July 11-15 Parkway Social Hamburger & Fries
3 July 18-22 Wild Water Works Chicken Fingers & Fries
4 July 26-29 African Lion Safari Chicken Quesadillas
5 August 1-5 Adventure Village Pizza
6 August 8-11 Wild Water Works Hotdog & Fries
7 August 15-19 Safari Niagara Mac & Cheese
8 August 22-26 Adventure Village Chicken Fingers & Fries
9 August 29- September 2 African Lion Safari Pizza

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

 

STEM Camp Rates:

Weekly Camp Registration | Early Bird Rate (Until July 5th) | $279.00 per child (25% discount on 3 or more children) Weekly Camp Registration | Regular Rate (After July 5th) | $299.00 per child (25% discount on 3 or more children)

Extended Care (7:30am-5:30pm) | $38.00 per week
Optional Friday Lunch | $10.00

 

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 FAQ's

Is this daily schedule new to the 2022 season?

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. 

 

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.

 

I didn't realize there would be camp trips- can I get a refund on my camp registration?

Absolutely. As long as 1 weeks notice is given for a cancellation before the start of the camp week, a refund is able to be processed. If you are no longer interested in your child attending day camp, please contact campsupervisor@pelham.ca to indicate which weeks you would like a refund for.

Specialty 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: 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

STEM Camp

NEW for Summer 2022!

Does your child have an interest in app design, robotics, 3D creation, virtual reality and more?! The NEW Pelham STEM Camps will use project-based learning to keep campers engaged while exploring each weekly topic! Camp instructors will encourage campers to FEEL, IMAGINE, DO and SHARE, while inspiring them to identify real-world problems and develop innovative solutions . This camp will encourage camper curiosity and provide them with the technology, tools and resources to play, learn and explore various elements of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Camper favourite activities will include building robots, learning to code apps, build virtual reality environments and build creations in 3D!

This unique camp experience is available for campers ages 7 -14 and is held at the Meridian Community Centre.

2022 STEM Camp Rates:

Weekly Camp Registration | Early Bird Rate (Until July 5th) | $279.00 per child (25% discount on 3 or more children) Weekly Camp Registration | Regular Rate (After July 5th) | $299.00 per child (25% discount on 3 or more children)

Extended Care (7:30am-5:30pm) | $38.00 per week

Optional Friday Lunch | $10.00

 Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Change

Throughout this week, campers will create and design their own levels of artificial intelligence! In this challenge, we invite our game developer campers to build and create an original game, combined with building website themes to help solve a problem they identify. Campers will be reimagining the role of technology and gamification while building some creative scenarios! This hands on camp will get campers thinking, creating and reimagining how to use artificial intelligence to solve problems!

 

Dates: August 1-5 & August 22-26

 Innovative Mobile Applications

Mobile applications, better known as apps, are a fun and innovative way to keep people connected! This camp week will be all about app design creation! Campers will get creative to design, plan and execute their app design, and see it come to life on their smart device! Walking through each step of of the building and design process, and seeing their plans take shape will be just as exciting as sharing their creation with their family and friends at the end of the camp week!

 

Dates: July 18-22 & August 8-12

 Virtual Reality Worlds

Throughout the week Campers will learn about 3D design software that can turn their ideas into virtual reality. Campers will use their knowledge and creativity to build Virtual Reality applications that will allow others to explore the world from a new perspective! Their storytelling will bring us to the front lines of their imagination, which could take us on arctic expeditions, under the sea adventures to explore the coral reefs or beyond their greatest imagination. 

 

Dates: July 25-29, August 15-19 & August 29-September 2


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