P.A. Day Camps

Image of children pretending to be airplanes.Looking for something fun to do on your day off school?

Our wide range of programs help children reach their full potential, learn how to live an active lifestyle, build self-confidence and make new friends along the way. Choose from adventure, art or sports camps. There's something for everyone!

Most programs are offered only on Halton District School Board P.A. Days. Program availability varies depending on the P.A. Day.

Click on a heading below for specific program descriptions and use the links provided for details.

Visit the Drop-in Programs page for more P.A. Day options!

Adventure camps

P.A. Day Frequent Flyers

The Frequent Flyers (ages 6-12) travel off-site to the coolest local sites! Join us at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex and we'll be your personal tour guide
to fun! Passport programs offer extended program hours to create flexible drop-off and pick-up times. Drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up as late as 6 p.m., all for one low fee. Trips begin at 9 a.m. and end by 4 p.m.

We have tentatively booked a trip to Mountsberg Conservation Area for Friday, October 7. We're hoping to enjoy the fall colours, hike the trivia trail, picnic, watch the Birds of Prey Show, and more! We're just waiting for confirmation.

The bus will leave Sixteen Mile at approximately 9 a.m. and return for 4:15 p.m. For more information, please email jamie.angus@oakville.ca.

Art camps and workshops

More than Mudpies

Join us in the Ceramic studio at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) on your P.A. Day for a fun morning workshop where you'll get to personalize your own wonderful clay creation. More than Mudpies (ages 8-12) participants should dress for mess!

Clay pieces can take up to three weeks to be finished; you will not take it home the day of the workshop, but we will give you a call when it is finished! All clay, glazing and firing fees included.

Before and After Care is available for an additional fee.

Red, Yellow and Blue art camps

Campers in Red, Yellow, and Blue Muses (ages 4-7) and Red, Yellow, and Blue Masters (ages 8-12) will spend a full day with a local artist drawing and painting in the Fine Arts Studio at QEPCCC. These P.A. Day art camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with Before and After Care available for an additional fee.

Leadership development programs

Babysitter Training

Looking to get into the babysitting business? Staff from SOS-Safety on Site will provide you with the fundamentals and firsthand knowledge of caring for infants and children in this Red Cross Babysitter Training course (ages 11-14)  offered at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC).

Home Alone

Empower children with the confidence and skills to care for themselves when home alone. Taught by staff from SOS-Safety on Site, this course includes Red Cross PeopleSavers Level 4, internet safety, and more! Home Alone (ages 9-12) is offered at QEPCCC.

Personal Safety for Kids

Children learn effective skills that empower them to make safe, caring and respectful decisions in their everyday lives both online and offline in Personal Safety for Kids (ages 7-9). This program at QEPCCC uses games and real-life situations to practice injury prevention, getting places safely, online safety, people safety and first aid.

P.A. Day drop-in programs

Oakville Museum

Explore the fascinating stories of our town this P.A. Day! Oakville Museum offers guided tours of Erchless Estate, the home of Oakville's founder Colonel William Chisholm. Featuring pieces from the Town of Oakville's historical archives, the estate is decorated in family-friendly period style.

Open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m., admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Permanent and feature exhibits are included. Visit the Oakville Museum page for more information.

P.A. Day Clay Studio Drop-in

Not home alone today? Drop in for a parented program of fun collaborative family clay projects at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) on most P.A. Days from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Ceramics Studio! Check Active Oakville, the online drop-in program finder up to seven days in advance for scheduled P.A. Day Clay Studio Drop-in times.

The ceramic technician will be available for assistance and to lead basic hand building demonstrations in the Ceramics Studio. There will be no wheel work. Clay pieces take up to three weeks to be finished. First-come, first-served and spaces are limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $8 per participant/per session. If you want to keep your clay creation there is an additional charge of $5 for the clay (clay fee includes firing and glazing).

P.A. Drop-in Rock Climbing

Additional drop-in rock climbing times are offered on select Halton District School Board P.A. Days. Check Active Oakville, the online drop-in program finder up to seven days in advance for scheduled P.A. Day Rock Climbing Drop-in times or visit the QEPCCC Rock Climbing Wall page for more information.

Pre-registered programs and camps are also available for Halton District School Board P.A. Days. Please visit the P.A. Day Camps page or check our online registration system and the Parks, Recreation and Culture program guide for more information.

Sports camps

P.A. Day Sports Sampler

Immerse yourself in a variety of activities with the P.A. Day Sports Sampler (ages 6-12) at River Oaks Community Centre. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Before and after care (7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-6 p.m.) is included in the price.