River Oaks camp schedules and off-site trips

River Oaks Community Centre is home to an ice pad and an arena floor (during the summer), two shooter pads, fitness facilities, sports fields, gymnasium and community rooms.

Before and after-care is available starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. A separate registration and fee is required. Follow the signs to before and after-care location from the main entrance.

Information has been posted for select camps only, at this time. Camp details will be provided up to two weeks in advance of the program start date. If you do not see the camp you are looking for, please check back later or call 905-338-4250 for assistance.

The Pack and Play schedule has its own page.

What to bring

Parents and/or guardians are required to provide government issued photo I.D. at pick up for all camps.

All campers should pack a nut-free lunch and refillable water bottle daily.

A hat and sunscreen are recommended for outdoor activities.

Closed-toe running shoes are recommended for all participants.

Ice surface temperatures are much cooler than the rest of the facility. Bring warm clothes to wear on the ice, as applicable.

Specialty camps will require equipment specific to their programs:

  • Golf Programs – Participants are required to bring their own golf clubs to camp in a separate bag.
  • Hockey Programs – All participants in hockey programs must wear full hockey equipment while on the ice, including CSA-approved hockey helmet with full-face cage/shield, and a mouth and neck guard.
  • Skating Programs – All participants must wear a CSA-approved hockey helmet and winter gloves while on the ice. Bicycle helmets are not permitted.

Please note: No camp Monday, July 1 and Monday, August 5.

Click on the headings that follow for details regarding the specific program(s) your camper(s) will be attending. All schedules are subject to change.

Specialized instructors from Robothink will spend a half day with Juniors (ages 8-9) and Seniors (ages 10-12) leading activities in robotics, STEM and engineering.

The rest of the day consists of robotics-themed camp activities and games lead by Play Leaders. Projects will be geared to age and skill.

Hockey Preseason Conditioning Camp

Hockey instructors will lead campers in 1.5 hours of on-ice instruction twice a day to help them improve their skating, passing, and shooting skills.

Participants also receive three dryland training sessions throughout the week. A variety of sports such as floor hockey, baseball, lacrosse, and much more, will be played throughout the week when off the ice.

Oakville Cycle Camp

Please note: Participants must bring their own bicycle and CSA-approved bike helmet daily. Bikes cannot be stored on site overnight. Campers must be able to ride at least five kilometres per day without assistance or use of aids.

Participants will go on a cycle trip using local trails and paths daily. Each day will be rounded out by learning bicycle safety, maintenance and cycling techniques, as well as traditional camp games and activities.

Shoot and Swing, Golf and Hockey Camp

In the morning, campers travel to Tee Zone Golf Academy by chartered bus to master their putting, chipping and overall golf game.

In the afternoon, campers will participate in an on-ice hockey program led by a hockey instructor for one hour daily. A variety of additional sports will be played throughout the week such as floor hockey, baseball, lacrosse, and much more.

Sport Camps

Sport Camps include a half-day of sports instruction given by a specialized instructor and a half-day of fun camp activities and games lead by Play Leaders.

Please wear closed-toed running shoes and to bring any sport-specific equipment as needed.

Week 1 – Soccer

Week 2  – Basketball

Week 3  – Baseball. Participants may bring their own bat/glove. Equipment available on site may be limited.

Week 4 – Lacrosse. Instruction provided by Oakville Lacrosse. All participants must wear a CSA approved helmet with a mask to participate.

Week 5 – Adventure Sports. This week includes sports such as cricket, Tchoukball, Frisbee golf, European Handball, pickleball and more!

Week 6 – Basketball

Week 7 – Soccer

Week 8 – Lacrosse. Instruction provided by Oakville Lacrosse. All participants must wear a CSA approved helmet with a mask to participate.

Summer Sport and Hockey Camp

Hockey instructors will help campers improve their skating, passing, and shooting skills on ice for 1.5 hours daily. A variety of additional sports such as floor hockey, baseball, lacrosse, and much more will be played throughout the week. Traditional camp activities and games round out each day.

Summer Sport and Skating Camp

Specialized skating instructors will help campers improve their skating skills on ice for 1.5 hours per day. A variety of additional sports such as floor hockey, baseball, lacrosse, and much more will be played throughout the week. Traditional camp activities and games round out each day.

Summer Sizzlers Tots will have a special guest visit on site every Thursday except Week 6, when they will have a trip off site instead.

Week 1, July 2-5 – Theme: Around the World, on-site visitor: Mountsberg Birds of Prey

Week 2, July 8-12 – Theme: Operation Splashdown, on-site visitor: Bubbleology

Week 3, July 15-19 – Theme: Superhero Showdown, on-site visitor: Superhero character

Week 4, July 22-26 – Theme: Jungle Adventure, on-site visitor: Safari Science

Week 5, July 29-August 2 – Theme: Journey Through Space, on-site visitor: Mad Science

Week 6, August 6-9 – Theme: Circus Spectacular, trip: Carnival at QEPCCC

Week 7, August 12-16 – Theme: Superstarz, on-site visitor: Mystic Drumz

Week 8, August 19-23 – Theme: Pirate Adventure, on-site visitor: Pirate character

Week 9, August 26-30 – Theme: Call of the Wild, on-site visitor: Creature Quest

 

Summer Sizzlers Tykes will have an off-site trip or on-site guest every Thursday.

Week 1, July 2-5 – Theme: Around the World, trip: Mountsberg Birds of Prey (on site visitor)

Week 2, July 8-12 – Theme: Operation Splashdown, on-site visitor: Bubbleology (on site visitor)

Week 3, July 15-19 – Theme: Superhero Showdown, trip: Camp Day Olympics

Week 4, July 22-26 – Theme: Jungle Adventure, on-site visitor: Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Week 5, July 29-August 2 – Theme: Journey Through Space, trip: movie at Film.ca

Week 6, August 6-9 – Theme: Circus Spectacular, trip: Carnival at QEPCCC

Week 7, August 12-16 – Theme: Superstarz, on-site visitor: Mystic Drumz (on site visitor)

Week 8, August 19-23 – Theme: Pirate Adventure, trip: Hollow Park Splash Pad

Week 9, August 26-30 – Theme: Call of the Wild, trip: Twin Valley Zoo

Summer Sizzlers Juniors will have an off-site trip or on-site guest every Thursday, except Weeks 2 and 8 when the trip will take place on Wednesday.

Week 1, July 2-5 – Theme: Around the World, trip: Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Week 2, July 8-12 – Theme: Operation Splashdown, trip: Wild Water Works (Wednesday)

Week 3, July 15-19 – Theme: Superhero Showdown, trip: Camp Day Olympics at Bronte Park

Week 4, July 22-26 – Theme: Jungle Adventure, trip: Reptilia

Week 5, July 29-August 2 – Theme: Journey Through Space, trip: Planet Laser

Week 6, August 6-9 – Theme: Circus Spectacular, trip: Carnival at QEPCCC

Week 7, August 12-16 – Theme: Superstarz, trip: Lip Sync Battle at the Oakville Centre for Performing Arts

Week 8, August 19-23 – Theme: Pirate Adventure, trip: Wild Water Works (Wednesday)

Week 9, August 26-30 – Theme: Call of the Wild, trip: Twin Valley Zoo