Welcome to Today’s Family 2021 Backyard Camp Program
We are thrilled to offer a one-of-a-kind Backyard Camp Program to children 4-12 years of age. Our 2021 Backyard Camp Program provides a great opportunity for children to explore their environment in a safe, secure and supervised setting.
Each camp will be limited to just 13 Kinders or 15 School Age kids.
The 8-week program will take place between July 5 and August 27.
Campers will enjoy days filled with a variety of activities suitable for kids of all ages, interests, and abilities. Although each day and every week will be different, we will keep campers busy with a wide range of interesting programs, songs, games, arts and crafts, as well as weekly outings to the local park.
Safety is our number one concern.
Abiding by stringent protocols put in place by both provincial and local departments of Public Health, we want you to have the highest confidence in our ability to keep your child happy, healthy, and safe.
We encourage clear and consistent communication for the benefit of all. If and when you have questions, comments or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us:
E-mail: [email protected]
Backyard Camp Locations
Registration is now open
To begin the registration process, email [email protected] or call our Placement Office: 905-574-9344 ext. 112
Hot Weather Policy To ensure the health and safety of all, camp staff will modify activities to accommodate for hot weather. There will be more indoor time and less strenuous activities with more frequent water breaks. This will allow all campers to enjoy even the hottest days.
Volunteer and Student Supervision Policy Only Today’s Family employees will have the direct responsibility for the supervision of children in the camp programs. Please note: Volunteers and students are not considered part of the staff / caregiver-to-child ratio.
Nutrition Policy Today’s Family provides snacks in accordance with the Canada Food Guide. Menus are posted and copies are also available to parents and families. Please be sure to alert us of any allergies or food restrictions. If possible, we will try to provide an alternative. Please bring a nut-free lunch and refillable water bottle every day.
Guiding Behaviour Today’s Family use re-direction and positive behaviour guidance techniques appropriate to the child’s age to promote self-discipline and respect for others and their environment.
Serious Occurrences Serious occurrences that happen in your child’s Camp Program are posted at the program location for your information.
What is so great about Today’s Family Summer Day Camps?
They are run by Today’s Family. Although we don’t usually toot our own horn, it’s true that we are one of the leading providers of early learning and child care in Ontario with more programs than you have fingers or toes. With over 30 years’ experience, we are a non-profit, charitable agency serving more than 4,000 children (and their parents and caregivers) in Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand-Norfolk and surrounding areas.
They go swimmingly For all of our campers, getting wet is pretty much a daily occurrence. Don’t forget your bathing suit!
They are peanut-free And healthy, too! All of our snacks are vegetarian as well, and we try to avoid all the common allergens.
We love the outdoors and we go on trips (lots and LOTS of trips!) Exciting trips to water parks, parks, conservation areas… the list goes on (and on)! Trip costs are included in your child’s registration fee.
We explore your community We want children to become valuable members of their communities, and so we introduce them to the best your neighbourhood has to offer!
Kids learn that reality is even cooler than virtual reality We love technology as much as anyone, but your child will learn that there’s way more to life than what is on his or her screen. Instead of hunching over a device all day imagining themselves in some virtual existence that doesn’t exist, your child will discover a real world full of wonder. Imagine that!