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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
Click here for The Sign in Form
Click here for Sunscreen and Bug Spray Permission 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 2018 are:
Down in the Dirt (July 3-6 short week)
Bugs & Butterflies (July 9-13, August 13-17)
If your kids are interested in insects and butterflies, then this is the week for them. We will be exploring meadows, forests and pond habitats at Darlington Provincial Park and learn interesting facts about these creatures.
Nature Challenge (July 16-20)
Slither, Hop & Crawl (July 23-27)
This week we will focus on amphibians and reptiles. The campers will learn about frogs, toads, turtles, snakes and other related friends.
"You Are Here" (July 30-Aug 3)
This week of is focused on teaching the campers important outdoor skills to help them survive in the wild. These skills will include learning how to build a shelter, how to build a fire, edible wilds, survival kits and other know-how.
Splish Splash (August 7-10 Short week)
Welcome to the week of water. We will learn about different water habitats and what lives in them. We will learn why water is important and what we can do to conserve water. There will also be some great water games this week, so get ready to get wet!
*Please Note: The camp is peanut/nut free. Please make sure there are no peanuts or nuts in kids lunches or snacks. Inclusion Service is not offered at this camp. 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.
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.