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Covid-19 and Summer Camp 2021

June 3, 2021

Day Camps are included in Step 1 of the Ontario Opening plan, and after receiving and reviewing the official guidelines for Day Camps from the Ontario Camps Association, we are incredibly confident that our Day Camp program will have no issue running this summer. 

We are on track to welcome our first week of campers on July 12th- and we absolutely CAN’T WAIT! Obviously, camp will look a little different this summer and our team is working hard to ensure that we are able to run a safe program that will still provide the most fun experience for our campers. We are excited to welcome campers back to camp after what has felt like the longest year ever. Kids need camp! We are thrilled to provide a safe, outdoor space for kids to socialize and make meaningful, lasting memories with friends at camp- new and old. 

We appreciate the support of our community as we have set out to navigate what camp could possibly look like for us given the realities of 2021… and we are grateful to announce that almost every week of camp is now FULL. Waitlists are open for all full weeks, and limited spaces remain for Dragonflies (ages 5-6). Click here to join the waitlist, or to register for Dragonflies.

February 23, 2021

Upon careful consideration about how to safely operate during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have opened registration for our Day Camp program for Summer 2021 as of Saturday, February 20th.

Special considerations have been made in order for us to plan for the safest summer possible for our campers and staff. This will include increased sanitation of program areas and equipment, activities that allow for physical distancing and smaller group sizes. We will continue to follow the guidelines set in place by the Ontario government and the Ontario Camps Association to ensure safety for all. More information about our safety plan will be released. Please contact us with any questions, comments or concerns.

For more information and to register, head to our Day Camps 2021 page.

Winter 2021 Update

Based on the recommendations of government officials we have decided to close our venues for in-person visits for the time being.

However, we are happy to respond to inquiries via email and phone Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please feel free to be in touch with Krystyn (venues@cavespringscentre.ca) with inquiries regarding renting a Cave Springs venue, or with Sharon (director@cavespringscamp.on.ca) for inquiries about Cave Springs Programming including School Trips and Summer Camp.

This can change as the situation evolves. We have taken this measure to protect our staff, clients and the public at large from the spread of COVID-19.  We will continue to follow all recommendations and guidelines laid out for us by the provincial, federal and municipal governments.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide you with any updates.

Fall 2020 Update

As of Fall 2020, we are now accepting rental bookings which can accommodate the current government regulations regarding gathering sizes. These include school trips, meetings, and other event rentals using our indoor or outdoor facilities.

Safety for all is of utmost importance to us. With this in mind, there are several considerations to be made when deciding to book with us. Our staff will work with you to ensure that all safety measures and requirements can be applied in order for your booking to be safe for all persons involved. Similarly, physical distancing and sanitizing measures will be applied to all rental bookings. Furthermore, we will continue to adhere to all announcements and requirements from the Ontario government.

Please be in touch for more information.

COVID-19 and Summer Camp 2020

June 5, 2020

To Our Cave Springs Camp Community,

Thank you for your patience in waiting to hear from us regarding our onsite Day Camp program for the summer of 2020. We have spent a great deal of time throughout the last several months in consultation with our program advisory committee board of directors, Ontario Camping association and United Church of Canada region and Niagara regional health. Our number one consideration has always been and will continue to be the health and safety of your campers.

With concern for the safety of the children and our staff, we have also made
the exceedingly difficult decision to cancel our day camp program.

So, for the first time in 69 years there will not be summer camp in 2020.

And yet we have hope.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

Please pray for the ministry of Cave Springs Camp. Camp is a place that eases anxiety and brings joy to children and youth. We believe our community will need restorative spaces like this more than ever in months to come and we look forward to the day when children, youth and adults are once again hiking the trails, climbing the high ropes, swimming in the pool and gathering for dinner in the halls.

What Happens Next?


We know that this is the right choice to promote the safety and well being of our campers and staff members. We recognize also that the last several months have been a difficult time for many of our camp families and we want to assure you that Cave Springs Camp will still have options for summer fun and community engagement in the upcoming months.

As of today we are launching our pilot program for “Camp in a Box” Cave Springs style. We will be putting together custom packages that will include camp swag, at home activity materials, easy to follow instructions, and opportunities for connection to the wider camp community. Our boxes will come with everything your campers need to enjoy some summer camp fun from home. With purchase of a box you will also have access to optional online components that you will be able to access to connect with familiar camp staff each week. Our boxes are intended to be accessible and inclusive. For a detailed breakdown of box options, cost, and pick up/delivery information please follow this link:
http://cavespringscamp.on.ca/summer-camps/camp-in-a-box/

Thank You

From the entire Cave Springs team, thank you for your understanding and for all the ways in which you make Cave Springs Camp a remarkable community. When the summer turns to fall, we will be working hard on Summer 2021.  As we look to the future, we hope for the opportunity to have each of you join us. We can’t wait to gather together again!


May 21, 2020

To our Cave Springs Camp Community,

Today we have been met with news from the provincial government that overnight summer camp programs will not be permitted to run in the summer of 2020. 

We know that this is the right choice to promote the safety and well being of our overnight campers and staff members. We recognize also that the last several months have been a difficult time for many of our camp families and we want to assure you that Cave Springs Camp will still have options for summer fun and community engagement in the upcoming months. 

Our Board of Directors will be meeting to finalize a decision about our onsite day camp programs for this summer.

In the meantime, there will be 3 options made available for our camp families as a result of mandated camp cancellation. 

Refund Options

We are offering three options for refunds, as we understand everyone’s situation has been impacted differently. This will help our ministry as we prepare for many more years of life-changing summers.

Option 1: Full payment for 2021

We will register your camper for the same week and program in 2021 and carry the full registration fee from 2020 to 2021. If you need to switch to a different week or cancel later, no problem, just give us a call. By signing up for next year now, you will secure your spot for next year at this year’s price.

Option 2: Partial Refund with Donation 

If you would like to leave all or a portion of your registration fee as a donation we would greatly appreciate it. In this case, a tax receipt will be issued.  Due to the number of requests that we need to process, please allow us up to 90 days. We will provide your refund in the same method that you paid (either credit card or check). You will receive a confirmation email with a receipt after we have processed your refund.

Option 3: Full Refund minus $5 Administrative Processing Fee 

We will refund your full registration fee and waive our cancelation fee. There will be a $5 fee per registered camper/week to cover the processing costs of our online registration program. Due to the quantity of requests that we need to process, please allow up to 90 days for the refund options you choose to be processed. We will provide your refund in the same method that you paid (either credit card or check). You will receive a confirmation email with a receipt after we have processed your refund.

What’s Next

Please respond with your choice of Refund Option 1, 2, or 3 to registration@cavespringscamp.on.ca. All refunds will be process in order of week of registration for the summer. Please allow up to 90 days for all refunds to be processed.

If there are any special circumstances that you would like us to be aware of, don’t hesitate to email Sharon at director@cavespringscamp.on.ca

Other than that, we will continue to prepare for offering the best summer camp experience possible for 2021. Thank you for your continued support.


For any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch with;
Sharon Millar – Camp Director at registration@cavespringscamp.on.ca