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  • Is camp open on statutory holidays? Open or Close

    No. Camp will be closed on statutory holidays.

  • Is subsidy available? Open or Close

    Yes. Families can apply to the Region of Waterloo subsidy office. The number is (519) 883-2200.

  • Is there extra support available if my child needs it? Open or Close

    Yes. Families requiring the Camp Inclusion Facilitator will need to book a specific camp week so that we can ensure all children are included. Please submit an Inclusion Registration Form along with your Camp Registration Form.

  • Is transportation available? Open or Close

    No. We do not provide transportation.

  • What about meals and snacks? Open or Close

    We schedule a morning and afternoon snack time, as well as a lunch break. Parents please provide snacks, lunch and plenty of water. We recommend insulated lunch bags to keep food and drinks cool. Please remember, we are NUT-AWARE at camp. No nut products in lunches and snacks please! Fridays are HOT DOG FRIDAYS- this usually includes a hot dog, bag of chips and a drink. Money will be collected by Thursday.

  • What is the camper to staff ratio? Open or Close

    For children ages 4-5, 1 to 6; for ages 6-12, 1 to 10.

  • Where do I drop off and pick up my children? Open or Close

    Children can be dropped off and picked up at the Toyota Nature Centre at Shade's Mills Conservation Area.

    Children will only be released to another adult with parent/guardian permission. The registration form asks you to identify those to whom your child may be released. It is also necessary to call in to the camp should someone other than a custodial parent/guardian be picking up that day. Until we get to know you and your alternate pick up people we will ask for picture ID. Please speak to the Camp Director about any custody orders. The registration form also asks for an emergency contact to be used in the event of an emergency when the Camp Director is unable to reach a custodial parent/guardian.

  • How much does camp cost? Open or Close

    The cost of each camp varies. Please refer to the listing of camps offered for prices.

  • Is there space available? Open or Close

    Please contact Gillian Scott or call her at 519-267-6444 to check on space availability based on the week you are interested in.

  • What about rainy days? Open or Close

    There are several areas throughout the park for rainy days, although we very rarely run from the rain! Campers should bring jackets and rain boots to be more comfortable on those rainy days.

  • What are my camp payment options? Open or Close

    We have a number of options to suit your needs!

    1. Online Payment: This option is for full payment of any week(s) of camp. 
    2. First Week Payment: Within 7 business days of submitting your registration, make first week of payment by one of the following methods: call YWCA Cambridge offices (519-267-6444), or visit YWCA Cambridge at 55 Dickson Street to pay by cash, Mastercard/Visa, cheque or debit.
    3. Full Payment: Within 7 business days of submitting your registration, make full payment by one of the following methods: call YWCA Cambridge offices (519-267-6444), or visit YWCA Cambridge at 55 Dickson Street to pay by cash, Mastercard/Visa, cheque or debit.

    In order to protect your personal information and reflect the most recent security measures, our forms are only compatible with the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. If you have an outdated version, please update before registering.

    NOTE: Please retain your receipts for tax purposes. There will be a fee of $25 to obtain a copy.

  • What can my camper expect at camp? Open or Close

    Games, hikes, and other high energy activities usually take place in the morning, when it is cooler. Arts, crafts and swimming are scheduled for the afternoons. We have a certified lifeguard on staff who supervises the daily swim times at the beach.

  • What hours does camp run? Open or Close

    The camp program is Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. An extended day program will be available 7:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. for an extra charge (please refer to the listing of camps offered for current pricing).

  • What should I wear to camp? Open or Close

    Campers will need to bring a sun hat, extra t-shirt (for swimming), beach towel, bug spray and sunscreen. Running shoes are a must – sandals and crocs are not safe footwear for camp. T-shirts are to be worn at all times (including in the water at swim time) for protection from the sun. Please remember to label everything with your child's name for easy identification.

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YWCA Cambridge (Head Office)

55 Dickson Street
Cambridge, ON
N1R 7A5

Monday-Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM
(519) 267-6444

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20 Dickson Street (Unit 101)
Cambridge, Ontario
N1R 1T4

(519) 622-9960

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As a member agency of YWCA Canada, YWCA Cambridge is part of a national movement known as the country’s oldest and largest women's multi-service organization, the largest national provider of shelter, literacy, life skills, employment and counselling programs, and is the second largest provider of childcare services in Canada.

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