News Release
January 26, 2024

With more than 30 types of camp programs at more than 140 locations, residents can now better prepare for next month’s city-wide registration by viewing the City of Toronto’s summer CampTO program list online.

From traditional day camp experiences to sports, arts as well as indoor/outdoor and nature-based activities, the City is once again offering a wide variety of programs this summer for children and youth between the ages of four and 16.

CampTO will be available from early July to late August in neighbourhoods across the city, helping children and youth stay active, learn new skills, make friends and create fun memories. The City continues to offer CampTO Plus at community centres and at Toronto History Museum sites that focus on a particular interest or skill area such as arts, circus, creative writing, and a variety of sports, magic, nature, drama, dance, science, and French. Adapted and inclusive programs for participants ranging in ages from six to 29 years of age with special needs or a disability will also be available.

Counsellor-In-Training (CIT) programs are also available, providing participants between 13 and 16 years of age an introduction to the fundamentals of being a Camp Counsellor. Participants will learn about program planning, working with campers in an interactive environment and will experience a supervised practical placement in a City summer camp.

Registration for CampTO opens at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7. The fastest and easiest way to register for CampTO is online. Residents can find program and registration information on the City’s CampTO webpage.

Registration online or in-person
Five community centre locations will be open on February 7, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon:
• Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd.
• Dennis R. Timbrell Resource Centre, 29 St. Dennis Dr.
• Driftwood Community Centre, 4401 Jane St.
• Masaryk Cowan Community Centre, 220 Cowan Ave.
• Wellesley Community Centre, 495 Sherbourne St.

Residents who need help preparing for registration can call 416-396-7378, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The call centre will be open for extended hours on Tuesday, February 6, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on registration day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents will need their family and client numbers to sign up for CampTO programs and are encouraged to have this information ready before registration day. Residents can set up a new account or retrieve their existing client or family numbers by phone or online.

CampTO welcomes everyone
The Welcome Policy credit can be used to register for City recreation programs, including CampTO. Those who receive social assistance (Ontario Works) and live in Toronto are pre-approved to receive this credit and should speak to their caseworker or apply online. Toronto residents with family income that meets the criteria may also apply. More information on the criteria and how to apply can be found by searching low-cost recreation options on the City’s website.

Come work for the city
The City continues to hire for all recreation positions, including camp counsellors, lifeguards, wading pool attendants, gatekeepers, specialty camp instructors and special needs program staff. More information about positions is available on the City’s How to Get Hired in Recreation webpage.

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