COVID-19 Updates: Safety is our top priority. The Town of Aurora continues to follow all provincial regulations and public health measures regarding COVID-19 safety and will adjust programming accordingly. Visit our COVID-19 webpage for full details and up-to-date information. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the most up-to-date camp information relating to COVID-19 will be sent to parents/guardians prior to the start of camp.


2022 Summer Camps Program Guide

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The 2022 Summer Camps Program Guide has arrived!

If you have any questions, please email our Summer Camps team.

Summer Camps - Categories
Category So Much Fun!
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Active & Sports Camps

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Arts & Dance Camps

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Educational & Technology Camps

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Exploration Camps

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Preschool Camps

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Leadership Camps

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Inclusion Services


Additional Summer Camps

In addition to the Summer Camps listed in our program guide, check out these great camp programs your kids will enjoy!

Engineering for Kids Camps

Design the Future Week
Age: 7 to 12 years
Location: AFLC
Minecraft Design Environmental Engineering & Civil Engineering in one week! What does the future look like? Imagine being recruited by the government to help with a top-secret mission. Scientists in an undisclosed location have developed a time machine. With their time machine, they have travelled from 50 to 500 years into the future. Back in the present day, they have set out to recruit the smartest and brightest young engineers to save the future. Get ready for a week of working fast and forward to achieve this goal! We will look at the innovations of today and apply them to create the designs of tomorrow, as we explore ways to harness clean energy and house a growing human population using environmental, mechanical, and civil engineering principles.

Design the Future Week
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Tuesday to Friday

August 2 to 5

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$260/4

24604


How Amusing Week
Age: 7 to 12 years
Location: AFLC
Engineering campers will explore the fields of marine engineering, mechanical engineering, and chemical engineering, as well as robotics, as they design and create the ultimate theme park. Their dream park can include video games, rides, mechanical toys, and roller coasters!
How Amusing Week
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday to Friday

July 25 to 29

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$300/5

24603


Let's Make Toys
Age: 4 to 7 years
Location: AFLC
It is fun for a kid to play with a toy. Imagine how amazing it can be to play with a self-made toy? In this full week camp, the youngest engineers will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of energy, materials, and movement. campers will explore and make different mechanical toys including Marble Run, Racing Car. They will also build and program robotics toys including such as Mars Rover, Spy Robots and more.

Let's Make Toys
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday to Friday

July 11 to 15

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$348/5

24644


Technology Week
Age: 7 to 12 years
Location: AFLC
Coding Game Design, Robotics & Hardware Engineering in one week! During this week, campers will have an opportunity to explore both the design and programming roles Software, Hardware and Robotics engineers! Activities include Coding/Programming, Game Design, Robotics, Hands on Engineering Camp & Outdoor activities.

Technology Week
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday to Friday

August 22 to 26

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$348/5

24646

Film in a Box Camps

Film Making
Year: 9 to 13 years
Location: TBC
Film Camp in A Box delivers the excitement of Hollywood to your campers with a blockbuster week packed with action, adventure, mystery, and a lot of comedy. Mentored by master filmmakers, campers will engage in hands on exploration of the film making process, including pre-production, production and postproduction. Working in small crews, they will learn about cinematography, script writing and editing. Campers will then create, act in and edit a short film and movie trailer. Each film crew will use a Mac Book, HD camera, tripod, green screen, and boom mic under the guidance of their own filmmaker. Family and friends will join us at the Film Camp in a Box Red Carpet Film Festival at the end of the week to enjoy blockbusters and, of course some popcorn. Movies will be posted on our Movie Portal.

Film Making
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday to Friday

August 8 to 12

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$300/5

24596


Stop Motion Lego & Clay
Age: 7 to 13 years
Location: AFLC
Film Camp in A Box delivers the excitement of Hollywood to your campers with a blockbuster week packed with action, adventure, mystery, and a lot of comedy. Mentored by master filmmakers, campers will engage in hands on exploration of the stop motion animation process, including pre-production, production, and postproduction. Working in small crews, they will learn about stop motion animation, set design, script writing and editing. Campers will then create their own stop motion animation and edit a short film and movie trailer. Each film crew will use a Mac Book, and HD stop motion camera under the guidance of their own film maker. All arts supplies are provided. Family and friends will join us at the Film Camp in a Box Red Carpet Film Festival at the end of the week to enjoy blockbusters and of course some popcorn. Movies will be posted on our Movie Portal.

Stop Motion Lego & Clay
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday to Friday

August 15 to 19

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$300/5

24601

Monday to Friday

August 29 to September 2

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$300/5

24600

Kids Great Minds Camps

Games & Animation Programming
Age: 5 to 7 years
Location: TBC
Campers will be introduced to STEM through learning beginner coding. Make characters come to life by programming them to move, jump, dance, sing and so much more. Children will learn problem solving, numeracy and literacy while still having fun. Children aren't just learning to code; they are coding to learn. There will be breaks for crafts, games, and food. Note: Parents are asked to bring an Apple or Android tablet to this camp.

Games & Animation Programming
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday to Friday

July 4 to 8

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$410/5

24593


Interactive Programming

Age: 8 to 12 years
Location: TBC
Ever played whack-a-mole with playdough, or the piano with bananas, now you can! Campers will explore the STEAM world through coding, designing their own games and musical instruments and creating game controllers. Campers will code with Scratch (from MIT), create controllers with Makey Makey Boards and household items, and will learn coding concepts such as loops, if statements and variables as well as basic electricity principles and more, in a fun, imaginative, and logical way!

Interactive Programming
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday to Friday

August 22 to 26

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$396/5

24590


Minecraft Adventures

Age: 7 to 11 years
Location: TBC
Campers will enjoy the week playing and building in Minecraft© while learning basic circuitry principles. Campers will use a team approach to discover the underlying mechanics of the game and learn new logic and problem-solving skills, giving them an opportunity to create bigger and better versions of their inventions in the World of Minecraft©.

Minecraft Adventures
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Tuesday to Friday

August 2 to 5

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$328/4

24589


Mobile APP Development
Age: 11 to 14 years
Location: TBC
Campers will learn to design, program, and test their own Apps for both Android and iOS devices. First, they will be the Designer: creating the app UI (user interface). Then the Coder: programming unique, amazing, and powerful apps that can be tested in real time on your mobile device.

Mobile APP Development
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday to Friday

July 25 to 29

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$410/5

24599


Robotics & Engineering

Age: 9 to 13 years
Location: TBC
Are you curious about how robots or circuits are built? Would you like to create your own tablet and robotic car? Join us in this exciting camp where you will build and program your own electronic board with sensors, motors, switches, movable parts, Raspberry Pi and so much more! By the end of this camp, kids will learn problem-solving, programming languages as well as robotic design concepts.

Robotics & Engineering
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday to Friday

July 18 to 22

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$410/5

24594

Mad Science Camps

Imagine Arts Academy Crayola Artist
Age: 6 to 12 years
Location: AFLC
Embark on an around-the-world cultural adventure? Explore far-off places and learn about the people who live there, from the Americas to the Ivory Coast, from the cosmopolitan to the countryside. Experiment with Crayola® products, while trying art techniques developed by local artists and artisans. Make different masterpieces each day, such as drums, masks, canvases, prints, buses, and more! Bring the unique creations home and build a globally inspired art gallery.

Imagine Arts Academy Crayola Artist
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday to Friday

July 4 to 8

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$396/5

24587


Junior Science Academy

Age: 4 to 6 years
Location: TBC
During this exciting day of fun, hands-on and interactive programming, our professionally trained Mad Scientists will take your kindergarten camper on a thrilling journey of amazing scientific discoveries. Through amazing, hands-on experiments and demonstrations the fascinating world of dinosaurs, chemical reactions and bubbling potions, erupting volcanoes, ooey gooey slime, space and much, much more will be explored. Each day children will make cool take-home activities which they will be excited to bring home to show off.

Junior Science Academy
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday to Friday

July 11 to 15

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$396/5

24580


Machine Maniacs

Age: 6 to 12 years
Location: AFLC
Join us for a week full of creations, chemistry, and cameras! Work together with your fellow engineers to build the best bridge in our shake, rattle, and roll challenge. Turn your daily newspaper into a four-foot-high Geodesic Dome that you can sit in with your friends. Explore the world of birds and beasts with bird house building and our super bug investigation. Mix, mash, and brew concoctions to create cool sidewalk chalk and bath fizzers during a day in the chemistry lab. Discover the wonders of photography as you study cameras, light and colours.

Machine Maniacs
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday to Friday

July 18 to 22

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$396/5

24588


Science Adventures

Age: 6 to 12 years
Location: TBC
Campers will use forensic science to solve a crime. A visit to Cell City will reveal the inner workings of DNA while a trip down the Organ Trail will provide a Body Portrait. Explore the wonders of gravity, balance, and the science behind the illusive sweet spot. Build the strongest helmet for our friend Eggbert in our safe egg challenge. We will discover how to get a rainbow in a test tube and build a Potato Power Plant during a day of radical chemical reactions.

Science Adventures
DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday to Friday

August 15 to 19

9 a.m. to 4 p.m

$396/5

24584

Pre-registration is required. Register online at e-PLAY or pay in-person at one of our recreation facilities (A.F.L.C. or S.A.R.C.).
Note - A 20% non-resident surcharge applies to all Summer Camps programs.

Summer Camps
Registration Dates - Online & In-Person

ResidentsNon-Residents
April 11 April 18

What to Expect at Camp

(Updated on April 8, 2022)

We look forward to having you participate in our camp programs! Please see important details below.

Pre-registration is required for registered programs and recommended for drop-in activities. Register online at e-PLAY or pay in-person at one of our recreation facilities (A.F.L.C. or S.A.R.C.).

Cleaning & Sanitization
  • Surface areas, program supplies and equipment will be cleaned and sanitized after each program.
Communication
  • Parents/Guardians will receive email communication the Thursday before camp begins regarding any necessary information. Please be sure to update your contact information in your e-PLAY account.

P.A. Day Programming

Ready to have a blast? Join us on the P.A. Day for fun, excitement and lots of laughs!

Pre-registration is required for registered programs and recommended for drop-in activities. Register online at e-PLAY or pay in-person at one of our recreation facilities (A.F.L.C. or S.A.R.C.).

P.A. Day Program Information

The Town of Aurora's Community Services Department strives to provide a 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.

Camp Locations

Camp Locations

  • A.C.C. - Aurora Community Centre
  • A.F.L.C. - Aurora Family Leisure Complex
  • S.A.R.C. - Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex
Drop-off & Pick-up Times

Drop-off & Pick-up Times

Drop-off and pick-up must occur during the below designated times.

  • Drop-off - 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Pick-up - 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
P.A. Day Programs - Spring 2022

Registration Dates

  • Residents – February 21
  • Non-Residents – February 28

Pre-registration is required for registered programs and recommended for drop-in activities. Register online at e-PLAY or pay in-person at one of our recreation facilities (A.F.L.C. or S.A.R.C.).

P.A. Day Fun

Age: See below • Location: See below
Join us for a day full of activities including arts and crafts, sports, songs, games and more. We are so excited to spend the day with you!

P.A. Day Fun

Ages: 4 to 6 years | Location: S.A.R.C.

DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday

April 18

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

$45/1

23811

Thursday

June 2

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

$45/1

23851

P.A. Day Fun

Ages: 7 to 12 years | Location: A.C.C.

DayDateTimeFee/ClassCode

Monday

April 18

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

$45/1

23853

Thursday

June 2

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

$45/1

23852

 


Camp Programs

Join us for an exciting day full of fun camp activities and adventures!

Pre-registration is required for registered programs and recommended for drop-in activities. Register online at e-PLAY or pay in-person at one of our recreation facilities (A.F.L.C. or S.A.R.C.).

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:

Camp Program Information

The Town of Aurora's Community Services Department strives to provide a 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.

Ages of Participants

The Town of Aurora follows all regulations associated with the Child Care and Early Years Act pertaining to camp. Due to this, all children must be 4 years of age by the start of the designated camp program. This means that children who are turning 4 years of age after the start of the camp (even if only by a few days) cannot participate until the day they turn 4. Currently, we are unable to offer camps to children 3 years or younger and no exceptions will be made.

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
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 email Chiara Walsh (Community Programmer) prior to registering. To learn more, visit our Inclusion Services webpage
Camp Locations

Camp Locations

  • A.C.C. – Aurora Community Centre
    1 Community Centre Lane
    905-841-2371 
  • A.F.L.C. – Aurora Family Leisure Complex
    135 Industrial Parkway N.
    905-841-7529 
  • A.S.C. – Aurora Seniors’ Centre
    90 John West Way
    905-726-4767 
  • S.A.R.C. – Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex
    1400 Wellington St. E.
    905-726-4770
  • Norm Wellar Park
    250 McClellan Way
  • Lambert Wilson Park
    1 Community Centre Lane 
  • Sheppard’s Bush
    93 Industrial Pkwy S.
  • Aurora Sports Dome
    115 Industrial Pkwy N.
    905-727-2552
Drop-off & Pick-up Times

Drop-off & Pick-up Times

Drop-off and pick-up must occur during the below designated times.

  • Drop-off - 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Pick-up - 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Camp Refund & Withdrawal Policy

For full details on our Camp refund and withdrawal policy, please check out our Program Guide webpage.


Contact

Courtney Bergin
Community Programmer
365-500-3162
Email Courtney Bergin

Chiara Walsh
Community Programmer
365-500-3163
Email Chiara Walsh

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