Families know an active and rewarding summer is important for their kids. That’s why so many families choose Town of Oakville camps. With camp programs available every week, kids can be active all summer long!
Check out the 2018 Summer Camps Guide (PDF), packed with everything needed to get your camper ready for a summer full of fun! Camp schedules and off-site information is also provided for select camps.
Programs are offered to children ages 4-14 in various areas of interest. All Town of Oakville camp leaders are trained in the HIGH FIVE principles of healthy child development, Standard First Aid and CPR.
Launched by the Melanoma Network of Canada and the Douglas Wright Foundation, the Screen Me program aims to educate children and teens on the dangers of sun exposure and to promote sun safe behaviours. The Town of Oakville is very proud that our Summer Programs have been recognized as a Sun Aware Certified Camp!
Here’s to a great summer experience for all!
For your convenience, a pre-authorized payment option is available for our summer camps! Here’s how it works — 50 per cent payment is due when you register and then the remaining 50 per cent will be automatically deducted from your credit card on June 1 (for July camps) and July 1 (for August camps).
When registering online, please check the schedule box to confirm your pre-authorized payment. Questions? Contact registration staff at 905-338-4250.
The department also offers financial assistance to qualified individuals who are unable to afford town recreation and leisure services. Visit the Subsidy Programs page for more information.
Before and after-program care is provided for Town of Oakville recreation camp programs only. A separate registration (and fee) is required.
For information regarding before and after-care for participants with special needs, please go to the Campers with Special Needs section.
In order for campers to take advantage of specialty camps at QEPCCC, bus transportation is available to participants for an additional fee. Pre-registration is required.
Summer Camp staff can be identified by their white Town of Oakville branded shirt or hooded sweatshirt. Two staff will be at each bus stop and travel on the bus with campers. Staff will be at bus locations at 7:30 a.m. and will stay with the campers until 6 p.m.
Please note: Bus departure times are FIRM to ensure timely arrival for start of camp. Indoor facilities are available during inclement weather.
Programs and services offered by the Recreation and Culture department strive to be accessible and inclusive to all members of our community.This information is to assist participants with intellectual or physical disabilities, attention and behaviour difficulties, vision and hearing impairments, learning disabilities, allergies, medical conditions and medication use.
The following information is intended for participants who require one-on-one support.
Staff support for participants who require additional support is offered for select summer camps. Camp activities include indoor and outdoor programming in larger group settings, a number of program transitions, and travel.
There are times when a child requires more support than our program ratios are able to provide. In addition, support staff is limited in the level of personal care they are able to provide. We strongly recommend consulting us about our support options.
Does your child need one-on-one support at camp? Please assess your needs using the following criteria:
Before registering, contact registration staff at 905-338-4250 to confirm the accessibility of the program location, special requirements you may have, if a support person is required, and the suitability of the camp.
The number of support staff is limited. If no support is available, families will be required to bring their own worker. There is no additional charge for that worker, however an additional participant profile will be required. Behaviour management strategies and procedures will be reviewed prior to the start of the program.
Registration fees include leadership support, plus the camp program fee. For more information regarding specific summer programs, please refer to the applicable section on this page.
If a camper with special needs requires before and after-care, register separately for that service at the location you will be attending. One-on-one staff will provide support during the camp program but not extended hours. Staff with inclusion training will be on site but may not be your designated support person. The Summer Inclusion Coordinator will contact you in June to confirm your camp location and arrange for a meeting with the camper and their support staff.
Summer Sizzlers – Special Needs One-on-One Support (ages 4-12) program codes specifically register the participant for camp with staff assistance and accompaniment at your preferred location. The camp registration fee is included in this price. Staff will contact you to complete and discuss the participant profile and camp procedures.
QEP Special Needs Specialty Camps One-on-One program codes specifically register the participant for camp with staff assistance and accompaniment in your preferred program. Only select specialty camps at QEPCCC are eligible for the one-on-one support program. These include:
Staff will contact you to complete and discuss the participant profile and camp procedures.