CampTO Summer Programs to Begin July 13
Our City of Toronto summer camps are important to so many families. Summer camps provide positive social interactions, enhance childhood development, and provide young people with jobs and work experience. These programs are especially important for vulnerable kids, who may not be able to access these experiences and opportunities elsewhere.
That’s why City staff have been working around the clock to create an alternative program: CampTO. CampTO is a modified summer camp program that can operate safely and in line with public health guidelines.
The City of Toronto will begin to offer summer camps across the city starting on July 13 as part of the CampTO initiative, following the Province of Ontario announcement that summer day camps can operate during the Province’s Phase 2 reopening.
CampTO will offer more than 32,000 registered camp spaces for children between the ages of 6 and 12 over eight weeks of camps at approximately 150 locations across the city.
CampTO will offer traditional day camp experiences, including dance, drama, music, arts and crafts and active games. In addition to camps offered at Parks, Forestry and Recreation locations, CampTO will also be offered at six Toronto History Museum sites and one City art centre.
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, CampTO programs will meet health guidelines designed in consultation with Toronto Public Health and in alignment with provincial health guidelines for day camps. Guidelines include lower ratios and capacity, physical distancing, mandatory health screening and enhanced facility cleaning.
Programs will be available for viewing on June 13 at http://www.toronto.ca/camps.
Registration for CampTO will take place beginning at 7 a.m. on:
- Wednesday, June 24 for Etobicoke/York and Scarborough districts
- Thursday, June 25 for Toronto/East York, West Toronto/York and North York districts
The quickest and easiest way to register is online at efun.toronto.ca. Phone registration will also be available at 416-396-7378. As Civic Centres and community recreation facilities remain closed, in-person registration will not be available.
Residents can call 416-396-7378 Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for help preparing for registration. Extended hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 7p.m. will be offered on June 22 and 23.
Information on free programs and subsidies for recreation programs is available at http://www.toronto.ca/lowcostrecreation.