The City of Cambridge offers fun and affordable opportunities for children during the summer months through our Community Assisted Summer Playground and Day Camp programs. While making friends, having fun and developing their social skills, kids can enjoy:
- Field trips
Find the right program
Our programs take place at various sites and school locations in Cambridge. Not all sites offer programming for children of all ages and/or off-site trips. All programs offer weekly sessions and every week includes new activities. Extended day service is available for an additional cost at specified programs and locations.
View our Activities Guide for a full list of our programs.
Program calendars for the following camps will be available Spring 2017.
- Carrefour Soleil 2017 Summer Playground
- Dickson Arena 2017 Summer Playground
- Hespeler Arena 2017 Summer Playground
- Moffat Creek 2017 Summer Playground
- Preston Arena 2017 Summer Playground
- 2017 Summer Day Camp Programs at W.G. Johnson Centre
Register for a program
The registration deadline for all playground programs is June 2, 2017. View the program calendars listed above for dates, times, age restrictions and locations. Please note that all program locations are pending permit approval and subject to change.
Enroll your child in one of our summer programs using our online registration system. To register your child, you need to provide:
- Your child's birth date
- Phone numbers of parents or guardians (home, business, cell)
- An alternative contact
- Any medical or allergy information we should be aware of
All children must be fully toilet trained and be able to take care of their own bathroom needs.
You must also complete the Program Ready Form to help determine your child's readiness to participate.
|In compliance with new legislation, the City of Cambridge no longer offers programming for children under the age of four. To participate, all children must be a minimum of four years old or a program's specified minimum age requirement by the first day of the program.|
The City of Cambridge offers inclusion services so everyone in the community can enjoy recreation activities. When you register, please let us know if your child needs additional support or special accommodations to take part in a program. The Inclusion Services Division will contact you to arrange the details.
The City of Cambridge also offers two camps for children with special needs:
Contact us for more information about these playground programs.
|Severe allergies, inhalers and medical conditions|
Please provide any relevant medical information when you register your child for a program. If your child has a severe allergy or must use an inhaler during program hours, you must submit the Emergency Participant Allergy Alert form and an EpiPen Release form. These forms provide information needed to ensure you child is well cared for.
Our staff can't store or administer any prescription or non-prescription medication to your child. If your child needs to take any medications during program hours, you must make alternate arrangements or contact the Inclusion Services Division at (519) 740-4681 ext. 4689.
We don't allow peanut and nut products at any of our programs. Please do not bring peanuts or nut products to camp.
Apply for Activities For Less . You must arrange for this support before you register for a program. Call (519) 740-4681 ext. 4558 for more information.
The City of Cambridge also offers the Jumpstart program, on behalf of Canadian Tire. This program offers financial support to families who can't afford to enroll their kids in community sports or other active recreation programs. The program helps kids stay active and involved, not matter what their financial background is.
All of our program leaders have training in High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development and Standard First-Aid. We also perform Police Information Checks of our leaders and provide them with support through volunteer Leaders-In-Training (LITs).
Already registered for camp? View the Guide for Registered Campers to get your kids ready for a summer of fun!
You may also need to review the following forms and policies:
Become a camp volunteer
Do you like working with kids and want to improve your leadership skills? Volunteer LITs help the Activity Leaders of our Summer Playground and Day Camp programs for two or more weeks. The LIT program provides volunteers with training and regular feedback.