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Our 2019 Summer Camp Registration is open! If you have any questions please contact us.

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Camps are priced individually but always include any special equipment.

This summer, the GRCA staff will once again work with our counsellors to implement exciting and innovative programs.

Camp runs from 9-4; add extended day hours from 7:30-5:00; $47 per week; $38 for weeks with statutory holiday.




 Nature Camp  

Runs each week, July 2 - August 16, $205 per week; $165 for weeks with statutory holiday. For children 4-10 years old.
Campers enjoy swimming, hiking, canoeing, fishing, games and crafts at Shade's Mills Conservation Area. The Program focus is on nature, exploring our environment and having fun. Children are divided into groups according to age. Children four years of age must have attended JK in order to be eligible for the camp program. Register for weekly sessions. 


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Week 1

July 2-5


Week 2

July 8-12


Week 3

July 15-19


Week 4

July 22-26




Week 5

July 29-Aug 2


Week 6

Aug 6-9


Week 7

Aug 12-16


Survival Camp

July 2-5, $240 
Could you survive in the woods? Can you help in a search and rescue mission? In this camp you will learn basic survival skills: build a shelter, make a fire without a match, create your own survival kit, and learn search and rescue techniques. You'll also make your own compass and learn to use a GPS: you'll never be lost again! For children 10-12 years old.

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July 8-12, $245- THIS WEEK IS NOW FULL- PLEASE CONTACT US AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. IF YOU ARE WANTING TO GO OUR WAITLIST 
Enjoy two days of canoeing and two days of rafting, and build your own boat and put it to the test! Lifejackets provided. Who lives underwater? Who's responsible for the water in the Grand? Here you will get a chance to ask these questions and many more. On the last day of this camp, staff and campers will be joined by a rafting company on an all-day trip rafting down the Grand River. CHILDREN MUST BE ABLE TO SWIMFor children 10-12 years old.

Camper's Cooking

July 15-20, $229
If you like cooking and the great outdoors, this is the camp for you! Start out by decorating your own apron: then, using the skills you'll learn about building a proper and safe campfire for cooking, make your own delicious snacks and lunches every day! There will also be time for swimming, canoeing, and other games. For children 10-12 years old.


July 22-26, $229  
If you want to become an expert investigator in the weird and wonderful world of bugs join us! Come and explore the world of strange looking insects and look at life around a rotting log! Become a tree detective and learn to use a microscope to meet creepy crawly friends. For children 10-12 years old.

Adventures in the Wild -THIS WEEK IS NOW FULL 

July 29- Aug 2, $223- THIS WEEK IS NOW FULL -PLEASE CONTACT US AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. IF YOU ARE WANTING TO GO OUR WAITLIST 
If you like exploring in the woods, along the water or in a field and want to learn how to be a nature detective, sign up today! You'll have a chance to: use binoculars to identify birds, meet live critters and learn about their role in the environment, see how birds and bats fly and much more! Take part in a variety of activities, crafts and scavenger hunts. Bring a camera and take photos with your critters! For children 10-12 years old.

Survival II  

August 6-9, $240
This camp is a little more intensive than Survival One.  Futher develop your survival skills.  Make your own compass and learn how to use a GPS.  Take these skills and perform a search and rescue! For children 10-12 years old.


August 12-16, $240
This camp is for anyone with an interest in fishing: we welcome those looking to learn, expand their knowledge or just take some time to enjoy a sport they already know. GRCA staff will help campers identify species and their habitats, and cover equipment set up and care, casting, and use of lures. For children 10-12 years old.

Outrageous Week

August 19-23, $290
Our most popular camp! For ages 6-12 this fun-filled busy program of activities is the only camp offered during this week. This week includes an exciting line up of offsite trips and special guests. Campers are dropped off and picked up at Shade's Mills, extended care is still available. Campers will receive a YWCA t-shirt to wear every day. Campers must be able to swim.


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Cambridge, ON
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