Danforth Camps

March Break, Summer Camps and PA Day Camps

WARNING side effects of joining our camp will include kids being tired from running, jumping and exercising in our gym, belly aches from laughing so much and being dirty from exploring crafty creations and playing outside. Side effects may also include: Not wanting to go home at the end of the day, and kids begging their parents to have play-dates with all their brand new friends. Join us 🙂 

All our camps include

  • Outdoor PARK Active Playtime Daily – we visit East Lynn park and the nearby schools.
  • SPLASH-Pad & Wading Pool FUN – the coolest way to splash down and beat the heat!
  • Indoor Gym – we have it all – structured games, team-building, obstacle courses and fort-building.
  • Dance Party!  – energy burn time in our super fun disco dance studio.
  • New Skills – you’re sure to learn a thing or two from our themed camp weeks.
  • Themed Arts and Crafts Projects – we’ll inspire those busy minds with the coolest art projects!
  • Making New Friends – we love making friends, it’s all about social skills as we create an atmosphere of team building games and activities that will bring even the shyest one to come join and play.

Summer Camps (Quick View)

SIGN UP TUES – FRI July 2 – 5 Lil Learners – Get Ready for Kindergarten Camp (4-yr-olds)
SIGN UP TUES – FRI July 2 – 5 PlayFit Girls Camp (7-12-yrs)
SIGN UP MON – FRI JULY 8 – 12 Mission Unstoppable – Spy Camp (4-8-yrs)
SIGN UP MON – FRI JULY 15 – 19 EARTH DISCOVERY CAMP – from land to sea
SIGN UP MON – FRI JULY 22 – 26 Marvellous Makers – Art, Science & Inventions (4-8-yrs)
SIGN UP MON – FRI JULY 29 – AUG 2 Superheroes, Ninjas & Pirates – Warrior Obstacles (4-8-yrs)
SIGN UP TUES – FRI AUG 6 – 9 Create ART Camp (4-8-yrs)
SIGN UP MON – FRI AUG 12 – 16 Superhero Academy (4-8-yrs)
SIGN UP MON – FRI AUG 19 – 23 Fly up and Let’s Soar (4-8-yrs)
SIGN UP MON – FRI AUG 26 – 30 Acorns ‘Got Talent’ – Get your drama on! (4-8-yrs)

Learn about our upcoming Camps

Discovery Day – PA Day Camp (4-8-yr-olds)

June 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us, for a super fun PA day where we are going on to ‘discover’ all the things our minds and bodies can do from amazing arts & craft projects to super fun obstacle courses in the gym where we test our jumping and racing skills. The day will be filled with lots of teamwork activities, interactive games and outdoor park time.

COST: $69 / Members save 10% (+hst)

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Lil Learners – Get Ready for Kindergarten Camp (Just 4-yr-olds)

July 2 – July 5 2019, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join our “Get ready for Kindergarten” camp, run by our Lil’ Learners teachers and our camp team. This camp will help get your child ready for school by exposing them to a full day of activities and help children transition from preschool to school and is for children who are about to start Kindergarten in a mainstream classroom setting. We teach strategies aimed at increasing successful classroom participation in areas including:

  • Listening & following instructions
  • Fine motor skills such as colouring, drawing, cutting and pasting
  • Early handwriting, e.g. tracing, writing name
  • Managing recess & lunch (opening lunch boxes, containers etc.)
  • Using greetings and participating in conversations
  • Sharing, taking turns and joining in
  • Following routines (putting up hand, lining up, teamwork)
  • A field trip adventure

Note: This camp runs from 9 AM – 3 PM (similar to school hours), and we do not offer before or after-care.

COST: $299 / Members save 10% (+hst)

*Speciality camp

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PlayFit Girls Camp (7-12-years)

July 2 – July 5 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lay the foundation for your daughter’s healthy self-esteem, body image and confidence this summer. Our programming will keep the girls having fun and staying active while also:

1. Building emotional and moral intelligence
2. Engaging in mindfulness activities to build resilience and strong mental health
3. Empowering our girls to be kind to each other…and themselves.

In the day camp the girls will:
Be active through fitness skills and games that lets everyone feel successful and strong2. Learn all-important characteristics such as:

• Empathy

• Leadership

• Respect

• Celebrating our Differences

Learn friendship tools to help them with potential future social aggression and bullying issues.

Learn how to “do the right thing” for themselves and others – developing good moral values by helping others and standing up to cruelty.
Have fun!

COST: $249 / Members save 10% (+hst)

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*This camp is run by our awesome fitness partner “CareerFit Mom” and some camp activities and ratios may differ from our oaks ‘n acorns camps as listed on this page. 

Mission Unstoppable – Spy Camp (4-8-yrs)

Jul 08 – Jul 12 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Get ready for spy camp, code name: Mission Unstoppable!

This week, our campers (spies in disguise) will embark on a grand mission, to save the world!  After completing spy school, our agents will decode secret messages and travel through tough terrain (park & splash-pad) utilizing their spy equipment and secret homemade listing devices. Our agents will be trained to avoid lasers, and navigate cool obstacles created by kid smart wit of their fellow campers.

Your mission should you choose to accept…

(MON) – Spy maps, messages and decoder wheel
(TUE) – I spy bottle craft
(WED) – String laser obstacle with disco lights
(THUR) – Crafty spy gear – listening devices, binoculars, and spy gear
(FRI) – Team sneak around and spot it – before we spot you!

COST: $299 / Members save 10% (+hst)

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Earth Discovery Camp – From land to sea

Jul 15 – Jul 19 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This week, our campers will dig into the earth and dive into the sea! We can’t wait to plant seeds in our earth gardens, explore nature art, build mini trenches on the hill, and splash into the sea (splash-pad). So come forage the earth with us, you will be surprised at what you find!

This week’s themes are:

(MON) – Under the soil (let’s dig, learn and explore!)
(TUE) – Planting our seedlings, and crafting our mini plant pots
(WED) – Foraging for our mini gardens (bugs, leaves, tree seeds, twigs, bark, acorns and more!)
(THUR) – How water moves! Coral Reef in a bottle Craft
(FRI) – Ocean creatures and crafts – mermaids and sea creatures

COST: $299 / Members save 10% (+hst)

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Marvellous Makers – Art, Science & Inventions (4-8-yrs)

Jul 22 – Jul 26 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This week, our campers (lil’ inventors) will show off their cool inventions as we create our own pulleys and levers (in the gym), mess around with some everyday ingredients to splatter up some fabulous science art. So let’s mix up the shaving cream and paint, baby oil and food colouring, poke holes in water balloons – and then, see what happens!

Join us each morning at the crafty inventions table and let’s create!

This week’s themes are:

(MON) – Can flowers change colour? Water Bead Jars
(TUE) – Using simple ingredients to make big messy fun
(WED) – Pencil water balloon experiments
(THUR) – What’s in your squeezie? Water beads, flour, sugar, rice, beans – guess!
(FRI) – What’s going to happen? Mix this and that and wait and see…..

COST: $299 / Members save 10% (+hst)

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Superheroes, Ninjas & Pirates – Warrior Obstacles (4-8-yrs)

July 29 – Aug 2 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This week, our campers (Superheroes, Ninjas & Pirates) will put their skills to the test! Superheroes vs. Ninjas vs. Pirates all have unique abilities and we are going to use those strengths to create and conquer our obstacles in the gym and the outside park terrain – let our competition will begin! Superheroes will need to fly (body swing), Ninjas will need to climb and roll, and Pirates will need to walk the plank (balance beam) as we all come together to save the day!

(MON) – All things Ninja (dress in a black t-shirt today!) Ninja super stealth and sneaky obstacle games
(TUE) – Pirate Ships – using our gym equipment we will sail to victory in this obstacle
(WED) – Show your moves Ninjas, it’s time to dance
(THUR) – Treasure Maps – exploring the entire studio you must find the clues, and work as a team to find our treasure.
(FRI) – Superheroes vs. Ninjas vs. Pirates – divide and conquer!

COST: $299 / Members save 10% (+hst)

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Create ART Camp (4-8-yrs)

Aug 6 – Aug 9 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This week, our campers (lil’ art masters) will join creative artist, Miss Laurie, as we cut up paper like Matisse, use vibrant colours like O’Keefe, and paint like Van Gogh.   Miss Laurie has years of experience teaching art to primary school students at School and for many Art Studios in Toronto.  Join us as we paint and create rainbows of colour and exciting cool crafting projects.

The activities and craft themes this week are:  

(MON) –Multi-media Collage
(TUE) – Sculptures
(WED) – Painting
(THUR) – Special Artist Study
(FRI) – Nature & Repurposed Art

COST: $239.2 / Members save 10% (+hst)

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Superhero Academy (4-8-yrs)

Aug 12 – Aug 16 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Calling all superheroes, get your secret powers ready!  You’ll need all your skills, and superhero powers to navigate the super cool obstacles in the gym and outside in the park.   Our superhero games are sure to test your minds and your physical skills, but the best part will be working together as a team to save the day! Making our awesome gear will take us all week!  Superhero capes, power emblems, and masks.

The activities and craft themes this week are:  

(MON) – Create your own superhero identity – (flying, hero strength, invisibility?)
(TUE) – Real-life superheroes.
(WED) – Le’ts make super-bubbles and charge up your super powers and fly (parachute hill run)
(THUR) – Building our cityscapes for our superhero mission
(FRI) – Time to fly,  superhero face painting and our superhero flying photo

COST: $299 / Members save 10% (+hst)

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Fly up and Let’s Soar (4-8-yrs)

Aug 19 – Aug 23 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This week, our campers (lil’ aviators) will show off their flight skills!   Let’s catch air on the hill with our huge parachute, fly our kites high in the sky, and see what else floats up up and away! Join us each morning at the crafty inventions table and let’s soar!  

This week’s themes are:

(MON) – Biggest hugest bubbles ever!  Catch em’,  blow them, create art with them!
(TUE) – Kite masters – creating the base of our mini kites
(WED) – It’s time to fly our kites!   We also have some big ones to try out. 🙂
(THUR) – Will it fly craft, what can you make?  Parachute hill run!
(FRI) – Air planes and Rocketships – part wind, part science!

COST: $299 / Members save 10% (+hst)

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Acorns ‘Got Talent’ – Get your drama on! (4-8-yrs)

Aug 26 – Aug 30 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Get ready to dance, sing, act, and show off your talent!   We’ve created a week of awesome ‘got talent’ inspired activities and games that will inspire campers as we pool together everyone’s ideas and focus on developing our creativity, imagination and individuality.

The activities and craft themes this week are:  

(MON) –Improv Imagination
(TUE) – Story Telling & Scene Building
(WED) – Musical Theatre Glee
(THUR) – Crazy Characters
(FRI) – Acorns Got Talent – Talent show!

COST: $299 / Members save 10% (+hst)

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All Camps

Registration Requirements

Children must be either 4-years* of age OR already attend JK to attend our camps.  Our camp runs up until grade 3.

Our camps are based on an 8:1 ratio.  Our activities are group focused and require that all children are able to safely participate in the planned curriculum, including off-site park activities. Please contact us before registering if you are unsure if your child can safely participate.

Campers are required to bring

  • 2 snacks for full day  (1 snack for half day campers)
  • A packed healthy lunch (No nuts/peanuts please)

Camper to staff ratio

Safety is very important to us, and we always strive to accommodate a 8:1 ratio*.

All of our camp counsellors have many years of experience working with children and training in First Aid and CPR.

*Some third party restrictions

Important Information

Our camps are not intended for children who require one-on-one camper to teacher support. Our activities are group activities which require that all children are able to safely participate in the planned curriculum including off-site park activities. Please contact us before registering if you are unsure if your child can safely participate.

CAMP REFUND / TRANSFER / SICKNESS POLICY

Camp Cancellations (withdrawals)

Camp withdrawal with more than 7 days notice: A full refund is eligible; minus a $50 camp withdrawal fee.

Camp withdrawal with less than 7 days notice:  No refund or credit is eligible.

Withdrawals will not be accepted when less then 7-days cancellation notice is given and the full amount is forfeited whether attending or not.  Camp days not attended or only partially attended will not be refunded, credited, nor will any makeup camp day be given. This includes missed days due to sickness or other unforeseen events.

Camp Transfers

Camp transfer with more than 7 days notice: Transfers into an eligible camp will be accepted; minus a $15 transfer fee.

Camp transfer with less than 7 days notice: Transfers into an eligible camp will be accepted; minus a $50 transfer fee.