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Camps

Variety Village is pleased to offer several camps to children of all abilities* including March Break Camp, Holiday Camps and Kid Development Day Camps (camps that fall on days that are PA/PD days within the Toronto Board). Variety Village offers a broad range of integrated full-day camps for participants of all abilities*, ages 4 to 20+. Our Variety Village camp experience includes:

  • A 76,000-square-foot gym, two indoor pools and a 200 metre indoor track;
  • A combination of sports, swimming, games and training activities – all under one roof;
  • A fun way to learn new skills, make new friends, and enhance self-esteem;
  • An inclusive and barrier-free environment with experienced camp counselors
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Variety Village Camps

Camp Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sport & Social: 
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Extended hours (optional): 8:00 am - 5:00pm ($40/week)
Camps run from 9am to 4pm with extended hours offered from 8am to 9am and from 4pm to 5pm.

No school? No problem! Variety Village offers day camps on the days schools are closed for professional development. Kids have opportunities to develop sport, aquatics, and gross motor skills through swimming, rock wall climbing, obstacle courses and a variety of sports and games.

Download our 2017 KDD Camp Registration Form

Looking for the perfect day camp for your child during the yearly holidays?

Download our 2017/2018 Holiday Camps Registration Form

MARCH BREAK: March 12-16, 2018

March Break Camps are available during the week that elementary, middle and high schools are closed for the March break or spring break. These are primarily day camps and offer parents the opportunity for care other than daycare,  that keep your kids engaged, active and having fun.

Say hello to Summer! Camping is for everyone, and Variety Village offers a variety of programs to ensure we meet the needs and interests of your camper. Summer Day Camp offers new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships — extended hours is available to support your families busy schedule!

NEW! Summer camp t-shirts are a mandatory purchase at a cost of $15.00.

Stay tuned for 2018 Summer Camps! 2017 Spring Summer Camps

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Unsure where to drop off or pick up your child? Check out the Camps button on our mobile app. Find out where drop off and pick up locations are and locate your group around the building!

Download the Android or Apple mobile app now for FREE!

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Camper Tools!

In this section you will find resources for Campers and parents to have a successful season at camp.

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Picture Exchange Visuals
Camp Daily Schedules - see below

Camp Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my child for camp?

REGARDING  CONTACT  INFORMATION
Registration Membership  Please call 416 699 7167
Concerns & accommodations Camp Coordinator  Camp Coordinator contact:
416 699 7167 x 254
ccookman@varietyvillage.on.ca
Program & schedules Please read our FAQ questions. If you still have questions please contact the Camp Coordinator
1:1 support requests and inquiries Support Supervisor  ccookman@varietyvillage.on.ca

What if I have to cancel my child's registration?

Refunds for camps will be made if requested in writing, by fax, or email according to the schedule in the chart below. Credit can be obtained for the amount of the refund less a $25 administration fee towards another program if guidelines are met. Refunds on credit cards or in the form of a person cheque are subject to administrative fees (per camo session/child) deducted from the total amount. Refunds in the form of a personal cheque may take up to four to six weeks for processing. We reserve the right to grant exceptions to the stated policy in situations limited to illness supported by a doctor’s note.

TIME OF REQUEST REFUND/CREDIT ADMIN FEE
 15 days prior to camp  100%  $25
 7-15 days prior to camp  75%  $25
 Less tan 7 days before camp  50%  $25
 After camp begins  NO REFUNDS

What is the ratio of staff to campers? How large are your groups?

Our camps are split into 3 levels of support. Camps in level 1 have a ratio of 1 staff to 3 children. Camps in level 2 have a ratio of 1 staff to 5 children. Camps in level 3 have a ratio of 1 staff to 7 children. Understanding the level of support in each camp will make sure your child has a safe and enjoyable experience here. Our camps can range anywhere from 10-30 campers. We base this number off the type of camp, the level of support required, and space available.

We require campers to have 1:1 support if the individual:

  • Is medically fragile, has a g-tube, tracheotomy tubes, or those requiring suctioning
  • Requires assistance with personal care, for example transferring, toileting, feeding, and personal hygiene
  • Has behaviour concerns that require support to participate in group activities

If your camper requires 1:1 support, requests and inquiries can be submitted to ccookman@varietyvillage.on.ca.

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Can I meet the instructors who will be with my child?

We offer the opportunity for parents and campers to meet the Head Instructor of their program before summer camp starts. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please mark this date down on your calendars: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 from 6-7pm.

Head instructors will be able to answer questions regarding programming, scheduling, what to expect, etc. Unfortunately, there will be no opportunity to reschedule or make up this date.

What does my child need for camp?

Your camper will need:

  • Active wear, close toed shoes
  • Bathing suit & towel (please see schedules below for specific swimming days)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • 2 snacks & lunch (no peanuts)

We strongly suggest labeling your child’s belongings. Camp is a busy place and things can get misplaced or swapped between children. Labeling your campers things and having a chat with them about keeping their belongings in their bags will help make sure everything goes home with the right person.

What if my child loses something?

Each camp has a designated bin that can be found along the wall in the fieldhouse beside the equipment room. We also have two lost and found locations; there are black and white boxes also located along the wall in the fieldhouse beside the equipment room, or under the lifeguard desk on the pool deck. All lost and found articles will be donated two weeks after summer camps ends.

Variety Village is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Please encourage your child to bring only what’s needed for camp. Bringing phones, music players, and other electronics is strongly discouraged.

What will my child be doing at camp?

You can browse our program guide for a general description of all the camps we offer. If you are interested in a general day-to-day schedule, you can select a camp below. Please note that these schedules are subject to change.

SCHEDULES COMING SOON. Please check back for links!

  • Jr. Bantam
  • Sr. Bantam
  • Intermediate
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Sport & Social
  • Swim
  • Extreme
  • Sport Specialties
  • Rockwall
  • Mountain Bike
  • Arts Camps
  • Building Blocks
  • Leaders in Training
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Flames
  • Taekwondo
  • Sunshine
  • Basketball II
  • Sleep Over

What training does your camp instructors have?

Our camp instructors have their current Standard First Aid and CPR C, a clear criminal reference check, and Crisis Prevention Intervention certification. All instructors complete our summer camp training which includes sessions on: recreation and leisure, facilitating integration, behavioural management, and managing emergency situations.

Where can I find information regarding camp themes, trips, etc.?

Download our Mobile App for information regarding camp themes, trips, instructors, and up to date locations of your child’s camp.

Download for Android here    |   Download for Apple here

When and where do I drop off my child?

Regular camp hours are from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Sport and Social camp hours are from 1:00pm – 8:00pm.
Extended hours are available from 8:00am – 9:00am and 4:00pm – 5:00pm, at a cost of $40/week.

If you are going to be late picking up your child, please contact the Camp Coordinator at extension 254 as soon as possible. Past 5:05pm, a $15 charge will be applied to your account. Please click here to view a list of drop off locations.

What should I do if my camper is going to be absent?

In order to report an absence, you can call the Camp Coordinator Carly Cookman at 416 699 7167 x254 or email ccookman@varietyvillage.on.ca.

How will inclement weather effect outings?

All outings will take place in the case of extreme heat. Instructors are trained to break any walking into shorter chunks, have campers rest in the shade, and drink a lot of water. Sun screen will always be applied before any outing.

In the case of rain, an outing will only be cancelled if it solely takes place outdoors. Please send your camper with a rain jacket if they will be traveling on a rainy day.

What if I need to pick up my child early?

Please make arrangements with your camper’s head instructor if you will need to pick up your child early. Alternatively, you can download our app and see a live schedule of where your child is on any particular day.

Can my child travel to and from camp on their own?

If you would like your child to travel to and from camp on their own, a notification in writing must be made to ccookman@varietyvillage.on.ca. This notification will be kept on file and a copy will be given to the head instructor so that they know to release your camper at the end of the day.

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