Day Camps 4-12yrs
The Recreation Services Department offers a variety of one day and week long camps. Our Camps include: PA Day Camps, Winter Break, March Break and Summer Day Camps.
Loyalist Township Recreation Facility Closures Effective March 13th at 11:59 PMAs the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation evolves, protecting the health and safety of our residents is our top priority. Our Senior Leadership team have been meeting to make decisions on factors that impact operations and resident services. It is important to know that Loyalist Township has emergency plans and processes in place to monitor and address emerging issues like this one.
As a precautionary measure, Loyalist Township will be canceling all programming, rentals, and events and will close the WJ Henderson Recreation Centre, Leisure & Activity Centre and the Amherstview Community Hall to the public. This will take effect following the last rental booking on March 13, 2020 and at this time will continue until April 6, 2020. We will be in continued contact with public health officials to evaluate our facilities beyond April 6, 2020.
“We did not take this decision lightly. We know that our community and recreation centres serve as vital hubs for our residents. However, we also recognize that a high-volume of people pass through our facilities each day, engaging in activities and programs that make social distancing difficult. Although a difficult decision, this precautionary action is in the best interest of protecting the safety of our residents and patrons” said Loyalist Township Mayor, Ric Bresee.
Clients with membership will have an extension added to their membership once our facilities reopen. FIT Passes, program registrants and clients with facility bookings will receive a credit placed on their account. Until a reopening date has been determined, we will not be accepting future bookings of our facilities. We ask clients to remain patient while this administration of these credits takes place.
If you have questions or require further information, residents and patrons are advised to
- call the WJ Henderson Recreation Centre at 613-389-3648
- email us firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- send us a message us via our Facebook page.
- Send us message via our Twitter page.
- Fire stations will be closed to the public as of this March 16, 2020
- We are reviewing plans for the Council meeting scheduled for March 23
- Enhanced cleaning measures are taking place within municipal offices
- Reinforce messages from KFL&A Public Health
It is also important to note that our Emergency Services, Utilities, Roads and Ferry staff remain on the job and continue to ensure that these services continue uninterrupted.
This is an ongoing and evolving situation. Loyalist Township is committed to ensuring residents remain informed. Visit loyalist.ca/go/covid19 for ongoing updates.
1.) Online in the window below
2.) By phone: 613-389-3648 or 613-634-5355
3.) In Person:
W.J. Henderson Rec. Centre - 322 Amherst Drive
Leisure & Activity Centre - 177 Upper Park Drive
Please download and complete a Medical and Consent Form and bring it with you on your child's first day of camp.
Camp Information & Guidelines
Loyalist Township Day Camp is planned and supervised full time by camp staff with the assistance of volunteers. Our leaders consist of an exceptional collection of child educators and or recreation/phys-ed based university/college students that are selected for their maturity, experience and skills. All staff hold a current First Aid and CPR certificate, High Five Certification and a current criminal record check. Our
volunteers are high school students that have been selected based on past ex/experience and commitment to working with children. Our leaders and volunteers offer a fun atmosphere that ensures all campers have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Please note that when registering your children for the same week of camp, the 3rd child and subsequent children are $20 off on 5-day weeks and $16 off on 4-day weeks. The Canadian Tire JUMPSTART program can be applied for financial assistance.
Visit http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en.html to apply for funding.
We are an allergy aware facility and when we are notified that a child in camp has an allergy we do everything possible to prevent an incident. During these weeks, we encourage parents to pack allergen free snacks and lunches for the safety of all campers and/or share spaces as safely as possible to try and eliminate cross contamination.
The Medical Information, Waiver, and Camp Participant Consent Form MUST be completed and received by our Day Camp Staff prior to campers being left in our care. We ask that parents/caregivers complete and submit these forms prior to the first day of camp or on the morning of the first day. Download a form here.
To ensure that all campers have the opportunity to play and grow in a Positive Space, we will be implementing a zero-tolerance-based system for negative camper conduct. Campers will be informed of our Positive Space policy and it will be applied equitably to all situations. It is our intent that this will allow our campers to feel comfortable and secure during their time at Camp, while reinforcing respect for themselves and others. Although we strive to meet the unique needs of all our campers, we realize that Day Camp may not be the most suitable environment for all children. Unfortunately, if it is proven that your child is not able to respect and contribute to our Positive Space; your child may be asked to try an alternate activity.
All campers must be fully toilet trained and have independent toileting skills to be enrolled in Loyalist Township Camps. Toilet trained is defined as: no longer wearing disposable diapers, disposable underwear or water safe diapers, can tell a leader when they need to go to the bathroom and can attend to their own hygiene. If incidents occur staff will contact the parent or guardian to attend to the camper.
Please review the revised Parent Handbook. The handbook is filled with useful information to ensure that your child has the best possible camp experience!
Alternate Pickup Release Form
Summer Day Camps (4-12 yrs)
P.A. Day Camps (4-12 yrs)
Join Loyalist Township for our exciting day camp adventures! Enjoy some outdoor fun, as well as crafts and fun indoor games! Meet new friends and enjoy a variety of activities with our outgoing staff. Swimming and skating are included so don’t forget your bathing suit, towel, skates and helmet. Please pack a peanut free lunch, lots of snacks and water.
Note: Participants must be toilet trained to attend camp.
To learn more on our camp policies and procedures please see our Parent Guide.
Ages: 4-12 yrs
Location: W.J. Henderson Recreation Centre, Lower Meeting Room
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Before Care (7:30 - 9:00am) - $3/day/child
After Care (4:00 - 5:30pm) - $3/day/child