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Fun and Learning Continues when School is Out!
Are you hunting for the perfect summer camp? Markham offers a diverse mix of culture, library and specialized summer day camps. We have something for everyone!
Our summer camps are affordable and conveniently located in community centres, libraries and cultural facilities across the City, and fit most family schedules. One or two week camps, as well as full-day and half-day options are available. Before and after care is also available to help accommodate parents’ busy schedules.
Children with special needs are welcome as most camps are fully accessible with highly-trained Inclusion Counsellors available. One-on-one support can also be arranged if you apply for support before Friday, May 19, 2017.
General Camp Information
2017 Start Dates
Monday, July 3, 2017: All summer camp locations will start on Monday July 3 with the exception of McKay Art Centre, Varley Art Gallery, Markham Museum, Flato Markham Theatre, and camps located directly in a school.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017: All summer camps located at the McKay Art Centre, Varley Art Gallery, Markham Museum, Flato Markham Theatre, and directly in a school will start on July 4.
All camp staff at Markham’s Recreation and cultural sites are certified in Standard First Aid and HIGH FIVE.
HIGH FIVE is a national quality standard for children’s sports and recreation. It is assigned to promote safety, well-being, and healthy development of children. It achieves this by providing camps staff with tools, training, and resources to support principles of healthy child development. All library camps staff are qualified in standard first aid and CPR certification.
- 5 years and under - 1 counsellor: 7 campers
- 6 years and up - 1 counsellor: 10 campers
Inclusion One-to-One Support
Children with disabilities are always welcome at camps. During the summer months, we offer one-to-one support with a trained inclusion staff. For winter and March Break camps, volunteers may be available for support. For more information about costs, schedules and accessibility of locations, please contact the Recreation Coordinator of Programs and Outreach at 905.477.7000 x3930.
Before and After Care
Many of our summer camps offer before care and after care for campers. For a small fee, your child will participate in activities such as board games, cards, puzzles, arts and crafts before and/or after camp.
All campers who attend Eco Camp at Chimo must take the bus to camp. Bussing information is listed in the camp section of Markham Life magazine. When you register, please indicate your preference of bus stop.
Camps still take place during inclement weather. If a heat advisory is issued during summer months, camps will be held in cool locations where possible. All winter and March Break camps take place indoors.