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Our 2018 registration is open. If you have any questions in the meantime please contact us.

Adventures on the water 16Camps 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; $46 per week; $37 for weeks with statutory holiday.

Nature Camp  

Runs each week, July 3 - August 17, $200 per week; $160 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. Week 1 (July 3-6) 4 spots left; Week 2 (July 9-13) FullWeek 3 (July 16-20) FULLWeek 4 (July 23-27) FULL; Week 5 (July 30-Aug 3) FULL; Week 6 (August 7-10) FULL; Week 7 (Aug 13-17) FULL.


Survival Camp

July 3-6, $235   FULL
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.

Adventures on the Water

July 9-13, $240  FULL
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 16-20, $224   FULL
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 23-27, $224    FULL
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

July 30-Aug 3, $218   FULL
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 7-10, $235    1 spot available
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 13-17, $235   FULL
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 20-24, $285   FULL
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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55 Dickson Street
Cambridge, ON
N1R 7A5

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

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Cambridge, Ontario
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(519) 622-9960

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