Campus Day Camps & Programs
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
We must take every step possible to protect the health and well-being of our campers and staff. Quite simply, getting vaccinated is one of the most important means to combat the severity and impact of COVID-19 in our community. Vaccinations work, they reduce serious illness and hospitalizations, and the side effects are rare and minimal compared to the impact of a COVID-19 infection.
Each week campers will visit our nearby Blue & Silver Farm for a full-day camp activity and cook-out day. Come join us for fresh air, healthy activity and to meet new friends.
At Pickering College, 100 per cent of our staff are fully vaccinated. All volunteers, visitors and contractors must show proof of being fully vaccinated to be on campus.
In order to attend camp, all eligible campers must be fully vaccinated (as per Health Canada) 14 days before the beginning of their session.
Summer Day Camps (Kindergarten to Grade 5)
Pickering College has a long history of offering exceptional experiential education to students, and we are proud to incorporate these principles which build resilience and leadership in our camp program.
Our camp is located on our main campus, a beautiful 42-acre space with ample outdoor recreation space including several wooded areas, four large fields, a baseball diamond, a rubberized surface track, and several outdoor classrooms.
A fresh and nutritious lunch is provided daily for campers.
Note: Safety is our highest priority and we will follow all Ministry of Health recommendations with regards to COVID-19. Should the site be closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, families will be given full refunds.
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Week 1: June 20-24, 2022
Interacting with our Ecosystem
Campers will participate in daily full campus active games, crafts, and experiments to experience the roles of different plants and animals in the ecosystem and to gain an understanding about how different species rely on each other for survival.
Week 2: June 27-June 30, 2022
Earth, Wind, Fire, Water
This week of camp focuses on exploring the elements of earth, fire, wind, and water. Campers can look forward to a creative week of learning what makes each element special through active games, crafts, and experiments, and how the four elements can work together.
*This camp is a four-day camp. July 1 is Canada Day. Prices are adjusted accordingly.
Week 3: July 4-8, 2022
Campers in Week 3 will explore how people can use found materials to survive the elements. They will play interactive, full campus games to learn signaling and basic wilderness first aid, make crafts to aid their survival, and experiment with different survival foods and supplies.
Week 4: July 11-15, 2022
Treasure Hunting, Archeology and Orienteering
Week 4 campers are in for an exciting week of map reading, campus quests, and buried treasure. Active games will take campers all over campus to practice their skills, crafts will allow them to create beautiful personal artifacts, and experiments will teach them the science behind archeology and valuable natural materials.
Week 5: July 18-22, 2022
Traditions and our Land
All around the world, First Peoples have used the land around them for sustenance, but also for arts, games and cultural traditions. This week will allow campers to experiment with the materials found on the land and explore some of the fascinating traditional games and arts from around the world.
Week 6: July 25-29, 2022
Leadership and the Great Outdoors
Campers in Week 6 will focus on developing their skills as a leader, designing activities for other campers, and leading a small survival activity on campus. This is a great way to end the summer and return to school feeling confident.
Week 7: August 2-5, 2022
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to roleplay your favourite online games - outside? In this dynamic camp week, campers will participate in a series of quests, creating their own environment to earn experience points and level up their outdoor game.
*This camp is a four-day camp. August 1 is a Civic Holiday. Prices are adjusted accordingly.
Week 8: August 8-12, 2022
Life in the Clouds
What exactly is happening up above us, and how can we get a peek? Campers will explore different types of aviation, from birds and planes to rockets and drones for different views of the world around them. They will enjoy making movies from a birds' eye view and considering what exactly clouds are made of anyways!
Mathtasia (Math program for Grades 6-8)
Pickering College is once again offering its intermediate math program for students in Grades 6-8, Mathtasia. Pickering College teachers and counsellors will support students in building their mathematical skills to meaningfully experience the subject and prepare them for their next grade.