Starting today, the City of Toronto’s summer CampTO program listings are available to view online to help residents prepare for next month’s city-wide registration. Registration for CampTO will open at 7 a.m. on Saturday, February 11.
This summer, CampTO programs for children and youth between the ages of four and 16 will begin in neighbourhoods across Toronto on Tuesday, July 4 and run until Friday, September 1. The City will offer approximately 75,500 spaces in 156 locations providing a variety of camp types, including traditional day camp experiences, active games, dance, drama, music, arts and crafts and indoor, outdoor and nature-based activities.
New this summer, the City will introduce CampTO Explore, a traditional day camp experience with the added benefit of an excursion to a popular Toronto attraction. Destinations will differ for each camp location and will be confirmed before the start of each session.
Adapted and inclusive programs for participants with disabilities will also be available. The City will offer CampTO Plus, in-person specialty camps at community centres and at three Toronto History Museums sites, which focus on a particular interest or skill such as arts, circus, creative writing, a variety of sports, magic, nature, drama, dance, science, French immersion and more.
Counsellor-In-Training (CIT) programs will also be available, giving participants between 13 and 16 years of age an introduction to the fundamentals of being a City Camp Counsellor. Participants will learn about program planning and working with campers in an interactive environment and experience a supervised practical placement in a City summer camp.
The quickest and easiest way to register for CampTO is online. Residents can find program and registration information on the City’s CampTO webpage.
For in-person registration support, five community centre locations will be open on February 11 from 7 a.m. to noon:
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 Friday, February 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Residents need a family and client number to sign up for CampTO and are encouraged to have them ready before registration day. Residents can set up a new account or retrieve their existing numbers by phone or online to get a client and family number.
Welcome Policy yearly credit
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 can apply online. Toronto residents with a before-tax total family income below the Low-Income Cut off (LICO) threshold may also apply for the Welcome Policy by visiting the City’s Welcome Policy webpage.
The City continues to hire for all recreation positions, including camp counsellor/playground leader, lifeguards, gatekeepers, specialty camp instructors and special needs program staff. More information about positions and upcoming information sessions is available on the City’s Recreations jobs webpage.
“The City’s CampTO program is a great way to discover new interests, learn something new, express yourself creatively and, most importantly, have fun in a safe environment. I encourage children and youth across our city to take advantage of the more than 150 summer CampTO programs available. Thank you to City staff who help make summer entertaining and memorable for so many young campers.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Summer will be here before we know it! Through the City’s CampTO programs, parents and caregivers can provide children with the opportunity to stay active, make lasting friendships and learn new skills.”
– Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee
“Toronto has so many wonderful summer CampTO programs, offering everything from photography to dancing, cooking to sports, and everything in-between. There really is a camp for everyone, whatever their interests. I know that this year’s campers will enjoy an unforgettable summer.”
– Councillor Shelley Carroll (Don Valley North), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee
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