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.
Win a FREE week of summer camp! Register for camp between February 7 and 28 to be entered in the draw. Rules and regulations [PDF] apply.
How do I enter?
The family account will automatically receive one (1) entry in the draw for every 2017 summer camp registration that you complete between February 7, 2017 at 6:30 AM and February 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM. You may register in person, online, by drop box, and by touch tone registration. Should the registration be cancelled at any time, the corresponding Contest entry shall be deemed invalid.
Please see the rules and regulations for full entrance details.
What can I win?
Ten (10) entries will be randomly selected and the winners will be contacted by telephone or e-mail by March 15, 2017. Odds on winning depend on the number of entries. Based on availability, winners will have an opportunity to register for one (1) of the preselected 2017 City of Markham Summer Camps listed below. Contest winners can only register a child between the ages of 4-14 years old that is currently listed under the same family account. Contest winners must select their camp by March 31, 2017. If a camp is full, the winner will choose another preselected camp. Before and after care, camp supplies, and additional camp fees are not included.
- Fun in the Sun
- Science and Discovery Camp
- My Little Camper
- Badminton Camp
- Chess and Badminton Camp
- Dance and Drama Camp
- Imagination in Motion
- Multimedia Journalism Camp
- Adventure Lab
- Science Magic Camp
Please see the rules and regulations for full prize details.
In order to be eligible for a prize, the family account of an entrant must have someone eighteen (18) years of age or older and be residents of Markham, Ontario, Canada at the time of entry. The Contest is not open to elected officials or employees of the City, or members of their immediate families. The City reserves the right to verify the eligibility of the potential winners.
Please see the rules and regulations for full eligibility details.
Prize Winner Notification
Winners will be randomly drawn on March 8, 2017. All winners will be notified by March 15, 2017 using the telephone number or e-mail on the family account. Contest winners must select their camp by March 31, 2017.
Please see the rules and regulations for full notification details.
Contest Rules and Regulations
Please review the rules and regulations [PDF]. Or for more information, please call the contact centre at 905-477-7000 or email@example.com.
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.
Find Out What's Offered
See what's available City wide in Markham Life [PDF].
Or see what's offered by area in our camp guides: