Last updated: August 4, 2022

Welcome To Camp!

We are very excited that your child will be joining us for camp! The Town of Huntsville Youth Day Camps strive to provide an authentic Muskoka experience in a fun, creative, safe and welcoming environment. On this page, you will find up-to-date key information about this upcoming day camp, so please read it carefully. Subscribe to this page to receive notifications on information updates.

On this page:

August 8 to 12: This week's theme, schedule and location

You can find the schedule for each camp along with the week 6 theme and location.

Wee Paddlers

Location: Active Living Centre, 2nd floor, Multipurpose Room

Theme: Outerspace

Dress up day: Friday - Neon/Alien Dress Up

Special Note: On Thursday we have skating for Wee Paddlers, if you child skates please send them with skates, warm clothing and as CSA Approved Hockey Helmet. If your child does not skate we have other activities during that time.

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
am 8:00-9:00 Drop Off/morning activities
9:00-10:00

Welcome to camp!

Teams and Flags

Day Camp Spa 

Fort Making  Aliens Attack Parachute Games
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-11:00 Change for swim Change for water games Change for water games

Change for swim

Change for swim
11:00-11:45 Swim at pool

Water games at Camp Kitchen

Water games at Camp Kitchen

Swim at pool

Swim at pool
pm 11:45-12:15 Change from swim Change from water games Change from water games Change from swim Change from swim
12:15-12:45 Lunch
12:45-2:00 Asteroids Paper Mache Planets or Just Dance Coffee Filter Planets and Mini Putt Obstacle Course

Skating (1:00-2:00) or Bracelets and Sun Art

Galaxy Painting and Sleeping Astronauts
2:00-3:00 Rocket Ship Making
3:00-3:15 Snack
3:15-4:15 Rocket Ship Flying Contest Painting Planets Chalk and Bubbles Ring Around Saturn Mystery Boxes
4:15-5:00 Pick up/afternoon activities
Wilderness Adventurers

Location: Active Living Centre, Main Room – Kitchenside

Theme: Outerspace

Dress up day: Friday - Aliens and Astronauts 

Special Note: On Wednesday we have skating for Wilderness, if you child skates please send them with skates, warm clothing and as CSA Approved Hockey Helmet. If your child does not skate we have other activities during that time.

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
am 8:00-9:00 Drop Off/ Morning Activities
9:00-10:00

Welcome to camp!

Teams and flags

 

Canoe 

or 

Bracelets

Paper Rocket Ship Contest Aliens Attack Group Hike
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-10-45

Kickball

or

DIY Star Craft

Dodgeball

or

Planet Sun Craft

Water Games

Aliens Attack

Basketball 

or 

Galaxy Painting

10:45-11:30
11:30-12:00
pm 12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 Change for Water Games Change for swim Change for Skate Change for swim

Change for swim

1:00-2:00 Water Games Swim at pool

Skate 

or 

Circle Games

Swim at pool Swim at pool
2:00-2:30 Change from water games Change from swim Change from Skate Change from swim

Change from swim

2:30-3:00 Wax Museum  I'm going on a Picnic Game Would you Rather Riddles Jedi Mind Trick Bring Me Your Champion
3:00-3:15 Snack
3:15-4:15 Parachute Games

Aliens, Astronauts and Asteroids

Giant Tic, Tac, Toe Four Corners Galaxy Ring Toss
4:15-5:00 Pick up/afternoon activities
Junior Explorers

Location: Active Living Centre, Main Room – Fireside

Theme: Muddy Muskoka

Dress up day: Friday – Muskoka Day

Special Note: On Tuesday we have skating for Junior Explorers, if you child skates please send them with skates, warm clothing and as CSA Approved Hockey Helmet. If your child does not skate we have other activities during that time.

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
am 8:00-9:00 Drop off/morning activities
9:00-10:00

Welcome to Camp!

Teams and flags

Fishing 

or 

SWAMP

Canoe 

or

Huckle Buckle

Aliens Attack

Muskoka Hunt

10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-10:45

Handball

or

Moose Craft

Hunger Games 

Ball Hockey
or
DIY Tent Craft

Aliens Attack

Extreme Capture the Flag

10:45-11:30
11:30-12:00
pm 12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00

Change for swim

Change for Skate

Change for swim

Change for swim Change for Water Games
1:00-2:00

Swim at pool

Skate

or Circle Games

Swim at pool

Swim at pool Water Games
2:00-2:30

Change from swim

Change from Skate

Change from swim

Change from swim Change from Water Games
2:30-3:00 Giant Tic Tac Toe What's Changed? Mystery Ally My Neighbours Flinch
3:00-3:15 Snack
3:15-4:15 Basketball Flag Tag Paint the Counsellor Phobia Camp Awards
4:15-5:00 Pick up/afternoon activities
Forest Rangers

Location: Jack Bionda Arena Floor 

Theme: Myth Busters

Dress up day: Friday – Myth Busters

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
am 8:00-9:00 Drop off/morning activities
9:00-10:00

Welcome to camp!

Teams and flags

Mystery Games

or

Soccer

Mock Trial Prep

Aliens Attack

Phobia

10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-10:45

Prisoner

or

Parachute Games

Canoe
or
Ultimate Football

Mock Trial

Aliens Attack

Egg Drop

10:45-11:30
11:30-12:00
pm 12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 Change for swim Change for Water Games Change for swim Change for Water Games Change for swim
1:00-2:00 Swim at pool Water Games Swim at pool

Water Games

Swim at pool
2:00-2:30 Change from Swim Change from Water Games Change from swim Change from Water Games Change from Swim
2:30-3:00 Catch Don't Catch  Caught Mystical Battles Bump Mystery
3:00-3:15 Snack
3:15-4:15 Alphabet Mystery Popsicle Meltdown Capture the Clues Catch the Thief Award Ceremony 
4:15-5:00 Pick up/afternoon activities
Arts Camp

Location: Canada Summit Centre, 2nd Floor - Auditorium

Reminders: Campers are encouraged to dress in art ready clothing (that is okay to get messy)

Items for Crafts: If Campers could bring empty soda cans/Water bottles and Newspaper for Monday, Egg Carton on Thursday and a piece of white clothing for Tie Dye on Thursday.

Art Gallery: On Friday at 3:15 we will have an Art Gallery to showcase the campers art through the week, we hope to see you there!

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
am 8:00-9:00 Drop off/morning activities
9:00-10:00

Welcome to Camp!

Nature Hike Aliens Attach Creation Paint Pouring  Tissue Paper Mosaic Jars
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-10:45

Paper Mache

Vase + Tissue

Paper Flowers

Clay Molding Painting Clay Crafts TIE DYE Set up for Art Gallery
10:45-11:30
11:30-12:00
  12:00-12:30 Lunch
pm 12:30-1:00

Walk to Algonquin

Theatre

Change for swim

Change for Water Games Change for swim

Change for Water Games

1:00-2:00 Theatre Visit Swim at pool Water Games at Camp Kitchen Swim at pool

Water Games at Camp Kitchen

2:00-2:30

Walk Back From

Theatre

Change from swim

Change from Water Games Change from Swim

Change from Water Games

2:30-3:00 Story Skits/ Acting Games Dance Games Charcoal Drawing  Egg Carton Turtles Dance+ Acting Games
3:00-3:15 Snack
3:15-4:15

Invitations for

Art Gallery

Painting Paper Mache Vase

Sidewalk Painting Pictionary + Blindfolded Drawing Challenge Art Gallery
4:15-5:00 Pick up/afternoon activities

Meet our camp staff

Wee Paddlers camp counsellors

Wee Paddlers

Alex, Phoebe, Chase, Sofia, Sydney, McKinley and Keely 

Wilderness Adventurers camp counsellors

Wilderness Adventurers

Olivia, Lindsay, Cameron, Kurtis and Suzie

Junior Explorers camp counsellors

Junior Explorers

Kyle, Sally, Matt, Harry, Zach and Sam

Forest Rangers camp counsellors

Forest Rangers

Ryan, Molly, Thomas and Mike

CIT camp counsellors

CIT/Sports/Arts

Emma, Morgan, Kayley, Kurtis and Mike

Important Information

Dates, times, drop off/pick up
  • Camp drop off starts at 8:00am
  • Campers must be picked up by 5:00pm
Aftercare

Please note we have aftercare available from 5:00pm to 5:30pm through registration only. If you require aftercare, please contact customer service at 705-789-6421 to sign up prior to the camp week.

Aftercare location for week 5: Active Living Centre, Main Room – Kitchenside

What to bring

  • Water bottle, lunch and snacks
    • Be aware this is a nut free environment – do not send snacks that contain or may contains nuts to camp.
    • Pack extra snacks as campers may need them throughout the day.
  • Running shoes, sunscreen and a hat – we will be doing lots of activities!
  • Positive attitude – we are excited to you are joining us at camp, we want you to be excited too!
  • Please leave all toys and electronics at home
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Please note some activities are messy - please send campers in clothing that is okay to get messy!
  • Some Camps Skate this Week (Forest Rangers and Wilderness Adventurers
Who can pick up my child

You are required to provide names of individuals who can pick up your child when you register – please let us know if someone else is picking up your child and we will make note of this. You must provide us with first and last name and let that person know they will be required to show photo ID. Camp staff will ask for photo ID for individuals picking up campers at the end of day

You can email any changes to your child's pick up list to Jessica Smith, Recreation & Leisure Coordinator.

Camper allergies and medications

If your camper has any allergies or requires any medication while at camp, please submit a Camp Allergy and Medication form.

Please note any medications that may need to be given while at camp needs to be in the correct medication container.

Camper illness

What if my child does not feel well prior to camp or will be away a day during the week?

  • Please keep sick children home, and call the Canada Summit Centre at 705-789-6421 to notify camp that your child will be absent

What if my child does not feel well during camp?

  • They will be separated from the group with supervision, and parents will be notified to pick up their child.
Camper activities

Swimming and water games

Please send your campers with a bathing suit and towel and shoes that can get wet for swimming and water games.

Campers will be swimming at the pool – their schedules will vary, so please check their camp specific days for swim.

Campers age 4-6 years and those who cannot swim will be swimming with a counsellor and will require a lifejacket in the large pool.

Campers age 7 years and older may take a swim test; if they pass, they can swim independently.

We supply lifejackets for those campers that require them.

Skating

Wilderness Adventurers and Forest Rangers are skating this week - for those campers that would like to skate please send them with skates, warm clothing (Sweater, Pants, Mitts) and a CSA approved Hockey Helmet. There is alternative programming for campers that do not skate. 

Behaviour expectations

Disruptive or uncooperative behaviour spoils camp for everyone. Each parent and camper must sign a behaviour expectation form. Campers who do not adhere to expectations may be asked to leave camp permanently.

When considering a recreation experience, please consider the individuals needs, and that the recreation integrated setting may not be suitable for all persons with disabilities. Health and safety of participants and staff is paramount, which could result in participants being denied access to the program.

Please note that the Town of Huntsville does not offer 1:1 support for youth programs or youth campers. Children who require an Educational Assistant at school or 1:1 support for success are asked to provide their own caregiver at youth programs/camp. Please contact our Community Services Recreation staff for further information, to communicate your child’s needs and/or how to bring a caregiver for your child.