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2022 Summer Camps

We are looking forward to the return of our Day Camp programming for the summer of 2022!

2022 Camp programming will be open for Campers ages 5 to 13 years of age.

We will not be offering single day enrollment in 2022, all Campers will be required to register for the full week.

2022 Summer Camps will operate July 4 through August 26. Camps will not operate on Statutory Holidays.

Registration for Summer Camps will take place through our Online Program Registration website beginning Monday May 2, 2022 at 9am.

Pre-registration is required for all Camps. Camp registration will close at 12pm on the Thursday before the upcoming week of Camp.

Our Kawartha Lakes Summer Camps Guide is a comprehensive publication that features information on what we'll be offering this summer. This digital publication highlights a variety of summer day camp and specialty day camp programs. Enjoy easy access to program registration by simply clicking the links provided throughout the book.

Download a copy of the 2022 Kawartha Lakes Summer Camps Guide.

Alternate formats of the document are available upon request. Contact recreation@kawarthalakes.ca or call 705-324-9411 extension 1220 to learn more.

Please note: 2022 Summer Camp programming is subject to change based upon both local and provincial health directives. Location, protocols, programming and activities are subject to change. For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307

2022 Summer Camp Information

Camp Dates

2022 Summer Camps will run on a weekly basis from July 4 to August 26.

Camps will not operate on Statutory Holidays.

Day registrations are not being accepted for 2022. All children must register for a full week of Camp.

Extended care will be offered in the mornings starting at 8am and in the evenings until 5pm. There is no extra cost associated with extended care.

Following the provincial COVID-19 mandates, all campers participating in extended care will be required to wear a mask or face covering as we cannot ensure adequate physical distancing between cohorts indoors.

Please note: 2022 Summer Camp programming is subject to change based upon both local and provincial health directives. Location, protocols, programming and activities are subject to change. For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307

Camp Location

All Camps will be based out of the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Address: 133 Adelaide Street South, Lindsay.

Lindsay Recreation ComplexPlease note: 2022 Summer Camp programming is subject to change based upon both local and provincial health directives. Location, protocols, programming and activities are subject to change. For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307


Camp Hours of Operation/Extended Care

Camps will run from 9am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Camps will not operate on Statutory Holidays.

Extended care will be offered in the mornings starting at 8am and in the evenings until 5pm. There is no extra cost associated with extended care.

Following the provincial COVID-19 mandates, all campers participating in extended care will be required to wear a mask or face covering as we cannot ensure adequate physical distancing between cohorts indoors.

If you require extended care, please be sure to indicate this at time of registration.

COVID-19 Camp Guidelines

2022 Summer Camp programming is subject to change based upon both local and provincial health directives. Location, protocols, programming and activities are subject to change. For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307

2022 Summer Camps

We are pleased to offer a variety of Camps this summer to suit a variety of ages and interests.

Jr. Explorers (formerly Jr. Sports) Camp (Ages 5-6)

Junior Campers will participate in games, arts and crafts, sports and outdoor fun! This Camp is for our 5 and 6 year old age range Campers. This Camp will introduce children to the Summer Camp experience while allowing those slightly older children to try things suited to their abilities. Campers will have the opportunity to swim each week (when available).

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Pre-registration is required for all Camps, limited space is available.

2022 Jr. Explorers Camp Schedule
DatesFee
Week 1: July 4 to July 8

$180/week

Week 2: July 11 to July 15

$180/week

Week 3: July 18 to July 22

$180/week

Week 4: July 25 to July 29

$180/week

Week 5: August 2 to August 5 $144/week
Week 6: August 8 to August 12 $180/week
Week 7: August 15 to August 19 $180/week
Week 8: August 22 to August 26 $180/week

For questions regarding Jr. Explorers Camp, e-mail the Camp Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307.

Sports Camp (Ages 7-12)

Campers will have the opportunity to get active with a variety of sports, games, activities and crafts. Each day Campers will participate in sport instruction, drills and outdoor activities. Sports Camp participants will have the opportunity to swim (when available).

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Pre-registration is required for all Camps, limited space is available.

2022 Sports Camp Schedule
DatesFee
Week 1: July 4 to July 8

$180/week

Week 2: July 11 to July 15

$180/week

Week 3: July 18 to July 22

$180/week

Week 4: July 25 to July 29

$180/week

Week 5: August 2 to August 5 $144/week
Week 6: August 8 to August 12 $180/week
Week 7: August 15 to August 19 $180/week
Week 8: August 22 to August 26 $180/week

For questions regarding Sports Camp, e-mail the Camp Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307.

Create and Play Camp (Ages 7-12)

Create and Play Camp is jam packed with fun activities such as games, creative crafts and weekly theme based workshops and events. Campers will have an opportunity to swim each week.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Pre-registration is required for all Camps, limited space is available.

DatesFee
Week 1: July 4 to July 8

$180/week

Week 2: July 11 to July 15

$180/week

Week 3: July 18 to July 22

$180/week

Week 4: July 25 to July 29

$180/week

Week 5: August 2 to August 5 $144/week
Week 6: August 8 to August 12 $180/week
Week 7: August 15 to August 19 $180/week
Week 8: August 22 to August 26 $180/week

For questions regarding Create and Play Camp, e-mail the Camp Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307.

Swim Lesson Camp (Ages 8-12)

Swim Lesson Camp allows for Campers to participate in lessons in addition to all the fun and activities that Sports Camp offers. Campers have swimming lessons daily with a certified Instructor.

Please note, achieving a swim level is dependent on the child; two weeks of swim lessons will improve changes of successful completion of a level.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Pre-registration is required for all Camps, limited space is available.

2022 Swim Lesson Camp
DatesFee
Week 1: July 18 to July 22 $200/week
Week 2: July 25 to July 29 $200/week

For questions regarding Swim Lesson Camp, e-mail the Camp Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307.

Swim Mix Camp (Ages 8-12)

This the perfect Camp for water loving Campers! In addition to Sports Camp activities, Campers participate in an hour per day of pool time where Campers will learn new water activities including: Mermaid Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, Underwater Snorkeling and more!

Please note: In order to attend this Camp, campers must have completed Swim Level 5 or equivalent. Campers who are not sure if they have the equivalent skills to a Level 5 swimmer are welcome to e-mail: aquatics@kawarthalakes.ca to arrange a swim test prior to registering for Camp.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Pre-registration is required for all Camps, limited space is available.

2022 Swim Mix Camp
DateFee
August 2 to August 5 $160/week

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Pre-registration is required for all Camps, limited space is available.

Jr. Lifeguard Camp (Ages 8-12)

Jr. Lifeguard Camp is for swimmers that are looking for a change from regular Swim Lesson Camp. Campers will participate in 1 hour of aquatic training per day. During their time in the pool they will improve their swimming, learn lifesaving skills and knowledge, plus develop teamwork and leadership skills. Campers will leave Camp with First Aid training and their very own Jr. Lifeguard singlet.

This Camp is based on the Life Saving Society's Jr. Lifeguard program.

Please note: In order to attend this Camp, campers must have completed Swim Level 5 or equivalent. Campers who are not sure if they have the equivalent skills to a Level 5 swimmer are welcome to e-mail: aquatics@kawarthalakes.ca to arrange a swim test prior to registering for Camp.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Pre-registration is required for all Camps, limited space is available.

2022 Jr. Lifeguard Camp
DateFee
August 8 to August 12 $200/week

For questions regarding Jr. Lifeguard Camp, e-mail the Camp Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307.

Sport and Swing Golf Camp (Ages 8-12)

In partnership with the Lindsay Golf & Country Club this program includes daily group instruction with a CPGA teaching professional at the Lindsay Golf & Country Club practice facility. On Friday, Golfers will try out their skills on the course. Campers also participate in Sports Camp activities including daily swimming.

Please note: Golf equipment is provided if required, or Campers can bring their own.

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Pre-registration is required for all Camps, limited space is available.

2022 Sport and Swing Camp
DateFee
August 22 to August 26 $200/week

For questions regarding Sport and Swing Camp, e-mail the Camp Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307.

Is your child ready for Camp?

If your child is 5 years old of age or older and meets the the indicators below, your child is ready to join us at Camp this summer!

  • They are comfortable with meeting new people and other children their own age;
  • They can participate in activities with instruction;
  • They have attended school, and are able to stay for the duration of the school day;
  • They can follow safety rules;
  • They can apply sunscreen with no assistance.

Still unsure if Camp is right for your child? e-mail the Summer Camp Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 to discuss.

What to bring to Camp

All Campers should plan on bringing the following items in a backpack or bag to Camp each day:

  • Nut free lunch and snacks
  • Drinks (reusable water bottle)
  • Closed-toe shoes (Please no Crocs or Flip Flop style footwear)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Towel, Swimsuit, easy on/off shoes for walking to the pool and playing water games. Campers should bring these items each day!
  • Rain jacket and umbrella (for rainy days)
  • Mask (If attending extended care before or after Camp)

It is suggested that you label all of your children's items. The items your child brings to Camp are their responsibility, the Parks and Recreation Division is not responsible for any misplaced items.

What not to bring to Camp:

Avoid sending all non-essential items to Camps. Please do not send the following items to Camp:

  • Toys
  • Electronics (Cellphones, video games etc.)
  • Valuables
  • Peanut products or food that is not identified as peanut free
  • Weapons
  • Lighters
Lunch and Snacks at Camp

Camp will not provide any snacks or meals. Children must bring a lunch and snacks each day to Camp.

  • We are a nut free Camp. Peanut Butter, nuts or any food that contains nuts are not permitted.
  • Do not send any food that needs to be refrigerated or heated.
  • Food must not be shared or traded with other Camp participants.
  • Please pack a refillable water bottle so that children can refill their bottles throughout the day to stay hydrated! It is recommended to pack extra drinks on hot days.
Sunscreen at Camp

Please apply sunscreen to your child prior to drop-off at Camp in the mornings.

All children will be required to bring their own sunscreen to Camp daily.

Please label your child's sunscreen with their name.

Prior to attending Camp, be sure to show your child how to properly apply sunscreen.

Behaviour Management at Camp

Staff, Camp Leaders and Volunteers maintain the highest standards in regards to appropriate behaviours at Camp to ensure a safe and enjoyable Camp experience for all participants.

Camp Behaviour Guidelines

We ask that all children attending Camp follow guidelines and interact appropriately in a group setting at all times. These guidelines include:

  • Talking nicely and appropriately to other Campers, Camp Leaders, Staff and Volunteers.
  • Keeping hands and feet to themselves at all times.
  • Only touching what belongs to them.
  • Listening to Camp Leaders, Staff and Volunteers.

When a child does not follow the above Behaviour Guidelines at Camp, we will take the following steps:

  1. Directing the child to a more appropriate behaviour;
  2. The child will be reminded of the Behaviour Guidelines and rules.
  3. Camp Leaders will notify the Program Supervisor and a discussion will take place to identify why this behaviour may be happening and how we can support the child.
  4. Camp Leaders and Staff will document the occurrences.
  5. Parents/Guardians will be notified of the behaviours.
  6. If the problem persists, Camp Leaders and Staff reserve the right to remove the child from the program.

The following behaviours may result in removal of a child from Camp programming immediately:

  • Endangering the health and safety of other children, Camp Staff members or Volunteers.
  • Stealing or damaging of municipal personal property.
  • Leaving/running away from the Program without permission.
  • Using profanity, vulgarity or obscenity frequently.
  • Acting in a lewd manner.
Bullying at Camp

All Campers, Camp Leaders, Staff and Volunteers have the right to a safe and enjoyable Camp experience.

Our Camps have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to bullying.

Bullying or acts of bullying will not be tolerated. Each of our Campers should have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities delivered in a fun, active and safe environment free from harassment.

Camp Leaders, Staff and Volunteers will act to quickly address incidents of bullying and take the appropriate actions to remediate the issue.

Camp Communication

Please be sure to check your e-mail inbox regularly as we will be mainly communicating with Parents/Guardians by e-mail. Communication will be sent to the e-mail address that is associated with your Online Program Registration account.

Weekly calendars for Camp will be sent to Parents/Guardians the week before Camp. This will include swimming schedules, as well as other important information about the upcoming week at Camp.

If you have any questions, contact the Summer Camp Coordinator by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or by e-mailing: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

For further information regarding Summer Camps call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Summer Camp Coordinator.

2022 Camp Registration Information

2022 Summer Camp registration began at 9am on Monday May 2 through our Online Program Registration website.

Registration will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited and we are not able to reserve spots.

Registration will take place exclusively through our Online Program Registration website: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com

We will not be offering single day enrollment in 2022, all Campers will be required to register for the full week.

Pre-registration is required for all Camps. Camp registration will close at 12pm on the Thursday before the upcoming week of Camp.

Extended care will be offered in the mornings starting at 8am and in the evenings until 5pm. There is no extra cost associated with extended care. Following the provincial COVID-19 mandates, all campers participating in extended care will be required to wear a mask or face covering as we cannot ensure adequate physical distancing between cohorts indoors. If extended care is required, please indicate so at time of registration.

Payment will be due at the time of registration. Once registration is confirmed, any changes or cancellations are subject to our Cancellation Policy.

2022 Summer Camps will operate Monday July 4 through Friday August 26. Camps will not operate on Statutory Holidays.

Please note: 2022 Summer Camp programming is subject to change based upon both local and provincial health directives. Location, protocols, programming and activities are subject to change. For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307

How to register for Camps

Camp registration will take place exclusively online. In-person and telephone registration is not available at this time.

In order to register for Camps online, you must have an account for our Online Program Registration website.

New Clients - How to register

All Campers must be pre-registered for Camps, drop-in's will not be permitted. Campers will be required to register on a weekly basis, daily enrollment will not be available.

How to create an account  

To get started visit our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com

For the best registration experience, please use Google Chrome or Firefox. Using other browsers may produce unexpected results.

Steps on how to create an account:

1. Click on the 'Signup' button.

Sign up screen

2. Once all fields have been completed, click the 'Become Member' button at the bottom. You will receive a new temporary password by e-mail.

Become Member screen

3. After click the 'Become Member' button, a new screen will open. On this screen, you will edit your account information and add family members to your account. Family members must be listed under your account in order for you to register them for a program or Camp.

Add Family Member screen

Add all family member information so that your account is up to date.

Family information screen

Click 'Submit' to add the family member to your account.

Once the family is updated, click on your name in the top right corner to log out and exit the web browser.

Log out screen

4. Check your e-mail and look for an e-mail from us. Click on the link in the e-mail and use the username and password provided in that e-mail to log in.

Login Info E mail Screenshot

5. When you log in using the username and password that was e-mailed to you, users will then be asked to reset their password. Choose a password that is familiar to you, so that you will remember it the next time you log in.

Once you click the 'Save' button, a notification will appear that your password has been successfully changed. Then log in using your username and updated password.

Password reset screenshot

Once an account has been created, you will now be able to register for all Camps, Leisure, Fitness and Aquatics programs online through our Online Program Registration website.

If you have any questions or require assistance setting up an account e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division or call 705-324-9112 during business hours.

 
How to register for Camps online  

1. Log in to our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com using your username (e-mail) and password.

Log in screen

2. Once logged in select the 'Register' menu. Under 'Select an Activity', choose the 'Camps' category. Next, select the Camp program that you wish to register for.

Select a Camp

Alternatively, you can also use the search bar function in the top right corner of the page and search for the Camp by its name, or by using the program barcode.

3. Once you have found the Camp that you wish to register for, click the 'Book' button.

Camp booking screen

4. The next screen will display additional information about the Camp. Click 'Book' to continue booking the Camp, alternatively you can click 'Back' to return to the previous Camp listing page.

Selected Camp screen

5. The next screen will ask you who you would like to register or book for Camp. Select the individual you wish to register for the Camp and then click the 'Next' button.

Who to book screen

If you do not see the individual you wish to register, you can click on the '+' button to Add Family Member.

6. In the next step, you will be required to complete the Camp Questionnaire for your Camper. Answer the questions and then click 'Next'.

Camp Questionnaire screen

7. Review the information on the Cart Summary page to ensure that all of the information is correct and that you are registering for the correct Camp program.

If you wish to add/register for additional Camps, click on the 'Continue Shopping' button.

Cart Summary screen

8. If everything looks good in your cart and you are now ready to complete your registration. You will now be required to enter your payment method (valid credit card is required). Enter your card information, including the billing address information associated with your card.

Review your cart summary and click on the 'Place My Order' button to make a payment and complete the Camp registration.

9. You will wait for a confirmation screen to appear confirming you have been successfully registered for the Camp(s). You will now receive a confirmation e-mail to confirm your registration(s), as well as copy of your receipt.

For questions regarding registering online for Camps, please call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 during business hours or e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division.

 
Existing Clients - How to register

Once registration is open for Camps, existing clients can simply visit our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com to register for Camp programming.

Forget your password?

1. Visit the Online Program Registration website and click on 'Forgot your password?' at the bottom of the screen.

Forgot your password screen

2. A new temporary password will be sent to the e-mail address associated with your Online Program Registration account.

Password reset screenshot

3. Clients will be asked to reset their password.

Choose a password that is familiar to you, so that you will remember it the next time you log in.

Once you click the 'Save' button, a notification will appear that your password has been successfully changed.

Now log in using your username (e-mail) and updated password and you will now be able to access your account.

Locked out of your account? or for any other account related questions:

Contact us by calling 705-324-9112 during regular business hours or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

For further information contact the Summer Camp Coordinator via e-mail or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307.

Camper Medical Forms

The following forms are available for completion online:

Should you require an alternate format of the above mentioned forms or have any questions please call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Camp Coordinator.

Payment

Payment is due at the time of registration.

If you require alternate payment arrangements, please contact us by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Camp Coordinator to discuss.

Fee Assistance

The municipality of Kawartha Lakes works with the Jumpstart program, on behalf of Canadian Tire. Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charitable program that helps financially disadvantaged kids participate in organized sport and recreation.

For further information about fee assistance, contact our Summer Camp Coordinator at 705-324-9411 extension 1307.

Cancellation Policy

The Parks and Recreation Division reserves the right to cancel programs due to insufficient registration. In these cases, we will issue a full refund or credit. Refunds or credits for any other reason are subject to approval and a 15% ($5 minimum) administration fee.

All refund requests must be made in writing and forwarded to: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca 

Absent/No Show Policy
We do not issue refunds for illness, no-shows or last minute cancellations. For further information regarding our Absent/No Show Policy e-mail the Summer Camp Coordinator or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307.
Attendance
For your child's safety, if your child is going to be absent from Camp please call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 and leave a message with the date, the child's first and last name and the Camp they are registered for.
Camp Programming Feedback

Your valuable feedback helps us to continually improve the Summer Camp experience for all participants. Parents/Guardians will receive an opportunity to provide feedback based on their child's experience at Camp.

Summer Camp Volunteers

Do you like working with kids and want to improve your leadership skills? If so, consider volunteering with our Camps this summer.

Camp volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Potential volunteers will be required to undergo our screening process, including an interview and reference check.

There will be a mandatory volunteer training session to support volunteers in their roles.

Interested volunteers must complete a Summer Camp Volunteer Application Form. Volunteer Application Forms are available online or contact the Summer Camp Coordinator to obtain a copy.

Questions or to obtain an application form:

Call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Summer Camp Coordinator.

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