Registration for our Day Camp program for Summer 2021 is now open!
We are currently offering 6 weeks of Day Camp fun at Cave Springs! We are so excited to have the opportunity to offer exciting camp opportunities for ages 5-14. Campers will participate in cohort groups of 10 campers and 2 leaders. Camp activities will include swimming, hiking, nature education, crafts, games, high ropes (ages 7& up) and much more! Activities will be catered to meet the needs of specific ages- with introductory activities for younger campers and leadership opportunities for our older campers.
Weeks at camp will be divided into different age categories, as follows:
- Dragonflies (Ages 5-6)
- Chipmunks (Ages 7-9)
- Salamanders (Ages 10-12)
- Snapping Turtles (Ages 13-14)
To see dates and rates, click here.
A few notes about Summer 2021 at Cave Springs:
In anticipation of the most likely ways COVID-19 will impact our summer, we will only be opening day camp registration at this time.
Should restrictions lessen between now and June, we will be able to open limited spots for overnight camp when it is responsible to do so and will be in touch if and when that happens. If an overnight camp does open, campers already registered for summer 2021 will have the option to switch to an overnight program before spots are opened to the general public.
At this time the Ontario government has not given the go-ahead for overnight programs, as such our traditional Wednesday night sleepover for Day Campers is not possible. If this changes, it will be offered at no additional cost.
In order to ensure you have all the information you need regarding 2021 registration, we want to let you know now that there will be a $50 increase to the cost of a week at camp for the 2021 season, to account for the additional health and safety measures that will need to be taken due to COVID-19.
Camper safety takes priority, and with projections that COVID-19 will still be playing a role in our decisions at camp this summer, extra precautions will be necessary. Along with the expected additional cleaning, sanitizing, and hand washing supplies, this increase will allow for the purchasing of program equipment (high ropes harnesses, archery bows and strings, arts and crafts supplies etc.), so that we can minimize the sharing of equipment, and there will be enough time for proper sanitizing between uses.
It is projected that the cost of operating camp will increase by 15-20% with all of the necessary COVID-19 changes, which will be only partially covered through camper registrations, and so we will be organizing fundraising efforts to help cover the rest of those costs.
Dissimilar to previous Day Camp programs at Cave Springs, campers will be responsible for bringing their own packed lunch each day. Campers will be provided with a tuck snack each day, which is included in the registration fee.
This year we are also making it a priority to increase the capacity of our camper bursary program. We recognize the financial impact that COVID-19 has had on families and are committed to ensuring that financial barriers do not impact access for children to experience a transformative summer at camp. Please reach out to Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your bursary needs and eligibility.
We are thrilled to be able to bring back our in person camping program after a year away. We know that there will be many changes to navigate and we are truly blessed to be able to undertake these changes with the support of our incredible Cave Springs community.
There is a mantra that I repeat often to my staff throughout our summer: our bottom line will always be fun at camp for kids. As always, we will embrace that goal with passion, enthusiasm, safety, and creativity.
We cannot wait to welcome you back to Cave Springs this summer.