Families know how important an active and rewarding summer is for their kids. That’s why the Town of Oakville offers great and affordable summer camps geared to children aged four to 12, including those who need one-on-one support.
Our goal is to lead children towards a happy, healthy and responsible lifestyle. While succeeding in building physical skills is important, teaching children to learn and love themselves are some of life’s greatest lessons. Our HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development trained staff, high safety standards, and engaging, value-driven summer programming set us apart. All staff are selected based on their experience and enthusiasm, and must have Emergency First Aid and complete a Police Screening Check.
Select summer camps are offered at Abbey Park High School (located at 1455 Glen Abbey Gate) and Oodenawi Public School (located at 385 Sixteen Mile Drive), as well as our community centres, pools, arenas, Oakville Museum and the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.
Please note: Summer programs originally scheduled to take place at Dr. David R. Williams Public School have been relocated to Oodenawi Public School due to recently scheduled renovations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Campers must be within the age range of the program by December 31 of the year the program is taken. Exception: Four-year-olds entering our programs must be the required age by the start of the program.
We offer fun and engaging camp opportunities during all Halton District School Board P.A. Days, as well as spring and winter holidays. Get active and creative with the Town of Oakville during your next school break. Enjoy arts and culture, sports, recreation, leadership camps and more!
Please visit the Registration and Subsidy Information page for fee assistance options, etc.
Check out the Camp Handbook for details about program requirements, procedures, etc.
Check the schedule payment box when you register online to pay 50% up front for summer programs and simply confirm your pre-authorized payments for the balance. The remainder will be automatically deducted from your credit card in two equal payments on June 1 and July 1.
We've introduced a more user-friendly Recreation and Culture Registration and Booking system. Learn how to create an account by visiting our Registration and Subsidy Information page.
Questions? Contact registration staff at 905-815-2000.
Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Campers are welcome to arrive anytime between 8 and 9 a.m. and can be picked up between 4 and 5 p.m.
All campers must be picked up by 5 p.m. There are no extended care options this year.
The Town of Oakville is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for your child(ren). Our safe arrival and dismissal process ensures that campers are only released into the care of their parent/guardian, or into the care of an individual designated by the parent/guardian.
EVERYONE who picks up a child from camp is REQUIRED to show government issued photo identification (ID). Authorization/consent forms should have been completed at the time of registration.
Upon pick-up, parents will check-in with their photo identification at the sign-in table.
Leadership staff will be wearing staff shirts and/or photo ID badges. Signs will identify specific drop-off and pick-up locations.
When children show signs of illness, keep them home. This greatly reduces the spread of illness at camp. Please follow medical advice if you have been told by a doctor, health care provider, or public health unit that you should currently be isolating (staying at home).
Participants should not attend camp if they have any of the following new or worsening symptoms or signs (that are not chronic or related to other known causes or conditions):
A child may be sent home if coughing, sneezing, has a temperature, or any other signs of contagious illness or infection during the day. Children showing signs of illness must be picked up within one-hour. Please ensure your emergency contact can be on-site within that time frame.
Please check your child for lice before the start of camp.
Sunscreen should be brought daily and applied regularly. We encourage you to show your child how to apply their own sunscreen. Hats should also be worn every day. Please label your child’s sunscreen.
Any child bringing an EpiPen or inhaler to camp must bring it in a separate fanny pack/case to be worn at all times. A Medical Consent form must be completed.
Please ensure that all allergies are listed on your child’s registration. This includes any seasonal, food, pharmaceutical, and other allergies (i.e. bee stings, bites, etc.).
Hand sanitizer will be used in our programs. Please be sure to list this as an allergy if your child has a contraindication to this product. For the safety of all campers, we do enforce a strict no food sharing and nut-free policy.
Participants who require the use of medical equipment are welcome to attend programs, however program staff are not trained in this area. A support worker who will be responsible for the participant’s medical needs must be provided by the family.
Please label everything and bring:
Specialty camps will require equipment specific to their programs:
*Bring warm clothes as ice surface temperatures are much cooler than the rest of the facility.
Registration for summer camp opened in March.