Registration for 2021 Summer Camps opens March 1

Posted on Tuesday February 23, 2021

The City of Cambridge is pleased to announce the Summer Camp programs for 2021. Unique arts & culture camps will be offered at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts while recreation camps, skating, swimming, archery, and more will be offered at various locations across the City. Day camps will run from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. inclusive of before and after care. 

The safety of campers and staff continues to be the City’s top priority. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, camp programs will adhere to the health guidelines that have been set by Waterloo Region Public Health, and the Province of Ontario. These guidelines include lower ratios and capacity, encouraging physical distancing, mandatory health screening, and enhanced facility cleaning. With lower capacity limits overall, participants are encouraged to register early to secure their spot.

“I know we are all hoping things will be more normal this summer, especially for our children who have been exceptionally resilient throughout the pandemic,” says Mayor Kathryn McGarry. “Our recreation team is committed to staying flexible and adapting to whatever changes come to ensure quality camp programming for our kids in Cambridge. Summer camp is an essential experience, where kids have fun, learn, exercise and make memories.”  

Camp activities may include active and quiet games, swimming, arts and crafts, and a strong focus on outdoor programming where possible for children aged 4-12. Registration for all camps opens Monday, Mar. 1 at 8 a.m. Parents can register online at or in person at City Hall. The Camp Payment Plan will be available for all camp programs, more information can be found at

Camp benefits

  • Parks Recreation Ontario HIGH FIVE Quality Assurance Accredited programs
  • All camps are led by certified leaders and/or professionals
  • Camp Payment Plan Available for all camps
  • 1:1 Inclusion Support for children with exceptionalities
  • The Activities for Less Fee Assistance program is available to cover part of the cost of City-run recreation programs and memberships for Cambridge residents who can't afford to participate in these activities.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, changes to programming may be necessary at a future date. The City is committed to providing recreation opportunities and will continue working to develop alternative solutions whenever possible.

For more details on our camp programs including fees and dates, visit




Primary media contact

Erin Haase
Communications Advisor
City of Cambridge