COVID-19 Updates: Visit our COVID-19 webpage for full details and up-to-date information.

Camp Programs: Virtual classes may be available. In-Person classes are cancelled until further notice.


Summer Camps 2021

Front cover summer camps guideSummer Camps 2021

We have camp programs for all ages, including both in-person and virtual camps.

  • In-Person Camps (ages 4 to 7)
  • In-Person Camps (ages 6 to 13)
  • Play in the Park (ages 6 to 12)
  • Leadership Camps (ages 9 to 17)
  • Virtual Camps (ages 4 to 15)

The Summer Camps program guide is now available for online viewing.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at e-PLAY

Registration Dates
Residents: Monday, June 7, 2021
Non-Residents: Monday, June 14, 2021

Note:

The Provincial Government recently announced that Summer Camps can open for the 2021 season. As such, The Town of Aurora is excited to safely offer Day Camps this Summer. Summer Day Camp Programs will be offered starting Monday, July 19. Registration will open once Camp Guidelines are provided by the Provincial Government.

Please note program name title change from "Camp in the Park" to "Play in the Park".

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to plan for a safe summer ahead. Continue to check back here for the most up-to-date Summer Camps information and registration timelines.

All Town of Aurora summer camp programs are subject to change based on provincial guidelines and public health recommendations. The Town of Aurora reserves the right to cancel and/or amend its summer camp programs at its sole discretion at any time.

ePACT Network - Camper Information

Town of Aurora Summer Camps are proud to announce the adoption of ePACT Network, a health and safety software to better support all our members and make it easier to submit critical data securely! ePACT is a secure digital solution that allows you to quickly share the health and emergency information we need, and also provides us with powerful communication tools to ensure we have a way to message you in the event of an illness, injury, or larger scale emergency. ePACT also offers health screening and contactless check-in tools, ensuring we can properly mitigate risks of exposure to COVID-19.

Why are we using ePACT?

  • To save you time – With ePACT, you only need to complete your child’s information once, and then verify that it is still correct for additional programs or subsequent years (which can be done in just two minutes)! And if you need to update something quickly, just log-in and update it and we'll be notified immediately.
  • To eliminate high-touch processes – Collecting data electronically and checking members in/out using contactless methods that ePACT offers means a significant reduction in close human contact and shared items like pens and paper sheets.
  • For better security and privacy – ePACT's high encryption levels and commitment to security means your data on ePACT is safe. ePACT allows us to limit and track access.

How does it work?

  • You’ll receive an email invite to share information with Town of Aurora Summer Camps.
  • Click “Complete Request” to create a free account, or log-in if you already have an existing ePACT account.
  • Enter the required information, like medical conditions, and share it with Town of Aurora Summer Camps so that program staff have access.

ePACT makes it far easier for you to share emergency information with us, while also ensuring we have access to records anytime, anywhere with the mobile app – even without an internet connection. Rest assured that you always own your account and the information in it. Have questions or feedback? Please email our Customer Service staff or visit one of these helpful ePACT websites:

Contact

Julie Stephenson
Community Programmer
905-727-3123 ext. 3121
Email Julie Stephenson

Chiara Walsh
Community Programmer
905-727-3123 ext. 3528
Email Chiara Walsh


Play in the Park

Play in the park logo

Looking to get outdoors and play this summer? Try a Play in the Park workshop! We are offering two 2-hour outdoor workshops per day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 5 to September 3. Play in the Park programs offer children ages 4 to 12 years an opportunity to socialize, spend time outdoors, and safely play amongst their peers.

Visit our Play in the Park webpage for more information and programs dates. Registration opens June 7 for Aurora Residents and June 14 for Non-Residents. Pre-registration is required for all programs.


Camp in a Bag

Camp in a bag logo

The Town of Aurora is excited to offer Camp in a Bag again this summer season. This is an opportunity to bring the magic of camp home to you in the form of a creative and engaging activity kit.

Take a look through our options below, purchase online by registering through your e-PLAY account, enjoy a safe curbside pick-up and let the fun begin!

For inquiries about Camp in a Bag, please email our Camp staff.

Note: The Town of Aurora reserves the right to change or amend any of the kit contents. Some activities may require the use of common household items. No alternative pick-up dates/times will be available. Each kit is designed to for 1 person.

Camp in a Bag - Blast Off to Summer 

Registration Opens on Monday, June 21 | Price: $10

Introducing the Blast Off to Summer activity kit. Start your summer off with a blast of fun and excitement. Check out this jam packed kit, full of activities to get you moving and keep a smile on your face. Celebrate the warm weather with classic camp games, bubbles, chalk, summer themed crafts and some special activities. 3…2…1… blast off to fun!

Kits will be available for pick-up on Monday, July 5 (two pick-up time slots available). During check-out, please confirm a pick-up time/location:

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - S.A.R.C.
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - A.F.L.C.

Purchase Blast Off to Summer Kit 

Camp in a Bag - Adventuring We Go! 

Registration Opens on Monday, June 21 | Price: $10

Whether you hike over hills, run through ravines, or trek around trees, loving the outdoors is cool. It’s time to get outside and get creative. This awesome kit is full of fun outdoor activities and crafts that will fill your day with sunshine and fresh air. Make the most of nice weather (or even a rainy day) with classic camp games, orienteering, a DIY scavenger hunt and some nature themed crafts. Nature calls… are you ready for an adventure?

Kits will be available for pick-up on Monday, July 26 (two pick-up time slots available). During check-out, please confirm a pick-up time/location:

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - S.A.R.C.
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - A.F.L.C.

Purchase Adventuring We Go! Kit 

Camp in a Bag - Summer Chill

Registration Opens on Monday, July 26 | Price: $10

Do you want to build a snowman or celebrate Christmas in July? Stay cool this summer with a kit full of games, activities and crafts guaranteed to beat the heat. Break out your winter mitts and jump into fun with classic camp games, water balloon activities, a sweet holiday surprise and snow themed crafts. Brrr… it’s getting cold out here!

Kits will be available for pick-up on Monday, August 9 (two pick-up time slots available). During check-out, please confirm a pick-up time/location:

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - S.A.R.C.
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - A.F.L.C.

Purchase Summer Chill Kit

Camp in a Bag - Summer Camp Forever 

Registration Opens on Monday, July 26 | Price: $10

Summer Camp is a magical experience, full of fun and excitement. We’ve captured those classic camp games, moments and fun all in one epic kit to end your summer right. Don’t let summer drift away until you’ve made the most of it. Keep summer going with these fun and engaging classic camp games, awesome crafts and a special Camp surprise!

Kits will be available for pick-up on Monday, August 23 (two pick-up time slots available). During check-out, please confirm a pick-up time/location:

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - S.A.R.C.
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - A.F.L.C.

Purchase Summer Camp Forever Kit 


Return to Camp Programs - What to Expect

(Updated on April 1, 2021)

Note: The following Return to Play guidelines will be in place for when programs and drop-ins are running.

For everyone’s safety and comfort, please review the following information carefully prior to returning to a Town of Aurora Camp Program. You will also receive an email prior to the start of your program(s) with additional information.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at e-PLAY

Program Modifications
  • Program capacities have been restricted so participants can maintain physical distance.
  • Physical distancing will be enforced at all times.
  • Activity tables and program equipment will be set up prior to program to ensure physical distancing is maintained at all times.
  • Where possible, equipment and material will be divided into kits/bins to ensure items are used exclusively by one individual or household.
  • After each program all equipment, tables and activity stations will be cleaned/disinfected before next use.
Facility Access & Participant Screening 
  • Access to all Town of Aurora Facilities is limited to those who have pre-registered for a program or drop-in.
  • Parents/guardians will arrive at the facility with their camper and complete sign-in, but then must leave the facility. At time of dismissal, parents/guardians will be allowed back into the facility to complete sign-out.
  • Pre-registration is required for all programs and activities. Visit e-PLAY to register online.
  • As a part of registration, participants will be asked a series of screening questions. If participants answer “yes” to any of the questions, they will not be permitted to enter a Town Facility.
  • Participants are asked to come dressed for their program as the use of change rooms is not permitted at this time.
  • Upon arrival to the facility for your scheduled program you will be met at the front entrance by a Facility Greeter. They will confirm your registration and ask the participant 1 affirmation screening question “When registering for the program, you answered screening questions in relation to COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. Have any of your responses to those questions changed?”. If the participant answer “yes” to any question, they will not be granted access to the facility. The participant must exit the building and contact their local health unit for next steps.
  • All Staff will also be pre-screening before entering any Town Facility each day.
Face Masks are Mandatory in all Town Facilities 
  • The Town of Aurora will follow all York Region guidelines for mandatory masks as outlined in The Regional Municipality of York Medical Officer of Health Instructions to Businesses and Organizations Currently Operating (under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), R.S.O. 1990 and related Regulations).
Physical Distancing & Signage
  • There will be floor markings and signage throughout each facility to promote and maintain physical distancing.
  • Programming is modified and limited, to allow for staggered start and end times.
  • There will be one-way directional flow throughout the facility.
  • Participants are asked to arrive for their program no earlier than 15 minutes before their program start time and must leave the facility within 15 minutes of their program or activity ending.
Cleaning & Sanitization
  • High touch surface areas will be cleaned and sanitized between programs and activities throughout the day.
  • Program supplies and equipment will be cleaned and sanitized after each program
  • Individual program supplies will be provided when possible. 

Camp Programs

Ages 4 to 12 years

Camp Locations:

  • A.C.C. - Aurora Community Centre
  • A.F.L.C. - Aurora Family Leisure Complex
  • S.A.R.C. - Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex

Pre-registration is required. Register online at e-PLAY

Camp Programs

The Town of Aurora's Community Services Department strives to provide fun and safe camp experience for all campers! All our Camps are NUT AWARE, please do not send your camper with any products that contain or may contain any nuts. 

You will receive a pre-camp email prior to your camp program with all the details you will need. Please ensure your e-PLAY account is up to date with your correct email address.
What to Bring

Please send your camper with the following items:

  • A nut free lunch and 2 snacks
  • Plenty of water
  • Indoor shoes
  • Appropriate clothing for outdoor play
  • 2 masks (for any camper 5 years and older) 
Camp Staff
The Town of Aurora Camps are run by highly energetic and enthusiastic staff. Town of Aurora Camp Staff are all trained in Standard First Aid & CPR C, AED, AODA and have a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check.
1:1 Support 

For more information on 1:1 support for a P.A. Day Camp or Winterfest Camp, please contact the Community Programmer at cwalsh@aurora.ca prior to registering. To learn more, visit our Inclusion Services webpage


Contact

Julie Stephenson
Community Programmer
905-727-3123 ext. 3121
Email Julie Stephenson

Chiara Walsh
Community Programmer
905-727-3123 ext. 3528
Email Chiara Walsh

Register Online

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