Welland Summer Day Camp

Moments come and go, but memories last forever

Registration will begin again in March.

The City of Welland Summer Day Camp provides an affordable way for your children to enjoy all that summer has to offer. Our summer camp has a reputation for offering creative, fun, and inclusive childcare programming for children ages 4 to 12.

Summer day camp age groups

  • Munchkins 4 to 5 years
  • Fun Factory 6 to 8 years
  • Kool Kids 9 to 12 years (bike and Helmet are required for this age group)

To determine your child’s group, it should correspond with their age on the first day of the first week they are attending camp.

Each age group will have intentionally programmed, age-appropriate activities. Activities include, but are not limited to crafts, STEM, sports, yoga, games, guest speakers, unique presentations, and exciting local excursions. Camp will also have ‘theme weeks’ indicated on the camp schedule which will be provided later.

Registrants are required to bring a lunch, drinks, snacks, sunblock, a hat, refillable water bottle, and a positive attitude to camp each day.

**Kool Kids age group are required to have a bike and helmet for camp**

Register online beginning March 6, 2024 at 9 a.m.

Important tips for registering online:

  • The parent or guardian registering the child for camp needs to create an account (at no charge) before registering. Failing to create an account results in this error message at checkout, “We're sorry but you do not meet our minimum age requirement of 13 to purchase items online”.
  • Proof of your child’s age and address must be sent to registration@welland.ca or brought to the Welland Community Centre within 72 hours of online registration to secure your child’s spot in camp. If we have not received the documents, your child’s spot in camp will be released. Please title the email with “Proof of Birth Date and Address for [insert child’s name]”.

Register in-person beginning March 7, 2024 at 9 a.m.

The following items are required at time of registration:

  • proof of child’s date of birth
  • proof of child’s address
  • completed registration form (copies are available at the Welland Community Centre)

Camp fees

Full week: Resident $163.86 / Non-resident $169.75

Four-day week (July 2 to 5 and August 6 to 9): Resident $131.08 / Non-resident $135.80

Note: Summer day camp is a weekly registration. Single days will not be permitted. Should you choose to register a child and they can only attend a partial week, the fee remains unchanged.

Late pick up fee: Late pick ups may be subject to a late fee per child, if charged.

Financial assistance: Subsidy request and referral form

Camp Dates, Times and Locations

9 Weeks Tuesday, July 2 to Friday, August 30th, 2024
Day Program: Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Weeks 1 to 8: Diamond Trail School, 315 Southworth Street
Week 9: Welland Arena, 501 King Street

Payment options

  • Option 1: Cash/debit/credit card — payment in full at time of registration.
  • Option 2: Weekly post-dated cheques or credit card payments payable three weeks in advance.

Camp refund policy

  • Transferring weeks is not permitted.
  • Withdrawal requests must be made by submitting a camp withdrawal request form.
  • Notification via email or phone will not constitute a proper withdrawal request.
  • A minimum of two weeks’ notice must be provided.
  • An administration fee of $73.85 per week applies.

Ages: 13 to 15 years
Leaders in Training (LIT) are not paid staff but youth training for future opportunities. This program is designed to teach teamwork, co-operation, introductory leadership development, and initiative taking. Participants will spend part of each week with other LIT and camp leaders, receiving supervised hands-on experience, a LIT manual, and a certificate of successful completion.

Session #1: Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 19
Session #2: Monday, July 22 to Friday, August 2
Session #3: Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 23

Please note there is NO LIT during the 4 days weeks.

2-week blocks - Fee: Resident $220.37 / Non-resident $243.40

Our exciting program includes swimming, off-site trips to fun locations, and an assortment of interesting special guests. Our unique activities, qualified staff, low child-to-staff ratios, and convenient hours make the City of Welland summer day camp your number-one choice for summer fun.

Accessibility and inclusion for all

The recreation, sport, and culture division's programs are fully inclusive and welcome all children. If your child requires any extra support, please complete the personal information form and indicate this to a customer service clerk. If parents with children requiring additional support are already connected to Community Living Welland Pelham, they should contact their family support coordinator. The City does not provide one-to-one support. Campers may bring their own support worker at no additional cost, and they will be included as a camper.

Qualified leaders

Staff are mature and responsible individuals selected for their special abilities and experience working with children. All staff participate in intensive pre-camp training. Many are enrolled in university or college programs and have experience working in schools, recreation centres, or childcare centres. All staff are certified in First Aid, CPR, and High Five®.