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In partnership with the City of Oshawa, and Darlington Provincial Park.  Friends offers a day camp program in July and August for children ages 6 - 10.

Children enjoy a week of outdoor nature exploration through environmental activities, crafts and games that are linked to a theme.

Click here for Kids in the Marsh Parent Letter (pdf file)

Click here for The Sign in Form (pdf file)

Click here for the Parent Survey Form(pdf file) 

Click here for Camp Registration Form (pdf file) Only for parents who have made arrangements to sign up through the camp directly

Themes for the summer of 2016 are:

Around the World(July 4-8)

This week we are going to learn about amazing animals from around the world. This will include animals that have unique camouflaging capabilities and other fascinating facts.

Bug Safari(July 11-15)

The campers will explore meadows, forests and pond habitats at Darlington Provincial Park and learn interesting facts about common insects that live in the world around us.

Navigating Nature(July 18-22)

This week of camp is focused on teaching the campers important outdoor skills to help them ‘navigate nature’. This will include learning about wilderness survival, edible wilds, no trace activities and other nature know-how.

Senses Gone Wild(July 25-29)

The campers will put their senses to work his week, and compare them to some of nature’s finest. Some of the senses we use are similar to animals, but some of our senses are very different (as an example, the use echo location or heat sensing abilities to move around or hunt).

Dawn of the Dinosaurs(August 2-5, short week)

Ever heard of a Stegosaurus? If so, this may be the week for your kids. Campers will get a chance to look for fossils at Darlington Provincial Park beach and do some great dinosaur themed crafts, games and activities.

Animal Athletes(August 8-12)

In celebration of the 2016 Summer Olympics taking place in Rio this August, this week we are going to focus on animals and their amazing athletic abilities. Some can jump really high and others can fly really fast; learn about some of the world’s greatest animal athletes.

Nature Quests(August 15-19)

Do your kids like a challenge? This week is inspired by the Olympics with challenges related to the environment. Hiking challenges, scavenger hunts and obstacle races are just the beginning to this action packed week.

Program Hours

*Please Note: The camp is peanut/nut free. Please make sure there are no peanuts or nuts in kids lunches or snacks. Thank you!*

Half day program - 9 am to 12 pm, or 1 pm to 4 pm

Full day program - 9 am to 4 pm, with supervised lunch from 12 noon to 1 pm

Early supervision hours are half an hour prior to program start (from 8:30 to 9 am) and late supervision hours are half an hour after program end (from 4 to 4:30 pm).The extended care is only an extra $10.00 per week per child, paid directly to the camp when you drop off your child(ren). We'd like to ask that you be prompt in dropping off and picking up your children as staff have other comittments after work.

Location and Directions to Day Camp

The program is situated at Darlington Provincial Park in Courtice. Please take the Courtice Road exit from Highway 401 and follow the signs to the park. The Park is located south of Highway 401. If you require specific directions, please call the park at (905) 436-2036.

To Register for Day Camp

To register your child or children for the camp please visit the any of the City of Oshawa's recreation centers. (The Legends Center, the Civic Center, Donevan Recreation Complex, Northview Community Center, Arts Resource Center, South Oshawa Recreation Center) Please note: Registrations are not done over the phone. Please visit one of the centers, or register online at http://leisure.oshawa.ca .

In partnership with the City of Oshawa, and Darlington Provincial Park.


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