Welcome to Today’s Family Winter Camp Program!
Today’s Family is a non-profit charitable agency servicing children and families in and around Hamilton, Halton and Haldimand Norfolk. We offer a wide range of early learning and child care programs as well as parental support programs to help you and your child every step of the way. It’s professional, caring support that makes a real difference in the, physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of children.
Today’s Family programs are built around the Emergent Curriculum, which means our activities are always driven by your child’s interests and passions. So, when it comes to trips to exciting new places, our job as a camp is to plan where to go. What actually happens after we get there, though, is up to your child. That means no fixed schedule, no counselors making plans based on what they think your child will like; your child is king (or queen)!
Registration for this year’s Winter Camp Program has closed. See you next year!
Locations for Winter 2022 Camps
HWDSB Collegiate Avenue Elementary School (Dec 28-30 and Jan 4-6)
HWDSB GL Armstrong (Dec 28-30 and Jan 4-6)
HWDSB RA Riddell (Dec 28-30 and Jan 4-6)
HWCDSB St. Augustine* (only week 2 available, January 3-6)
C.H. Norton* (only week 2 available, January 3-6)
Lakewood Elementary (Dec 28-30 and Jan 3-6)
Waterford School (Dec 28-30 and Jan 3-6)
Camps will take place December 28-30, 2022 and January 3-6, 2023* at locations above.
Please click on the location to view Winter Camp activities.
|Region||Week 1 Cost||Week 2 Cost|
|Hamilton||Kinder (0-6) – $ 112.50*
Adventure/Extreme – $135.00
|HWDSB locations (3 day camp)
Kinder – $70.87*
Adventure/Extreme – $135.00HWCDSB location (4 day camp)
Kinder – $94.50
Adventure/Extreme – $180
|Halton||School Board Closure, no camp this week||Kinder – $89.78*
Adventure/Extreme – $190
|Haldimand -Norfolk||Kinder – $81.11*
Adventure/Extreme – $108.15
|Kinder – $68.13*
Adventure/Extreme – $144.20
*Rate reduction is part of CWELCC Plan, 25% reduction for Kinder Program (0-6) in week one, and further CWELCC reduction Kinder Program (0-6) in week two
Do we have to sign up for the entire winter break?
No, you can sign up on a week-by-week basis. Please note that you will be charged for absent or sick days.
What is the cancellation policy?
Parents/guardians must give two weeks written notice of intent to withdraw from the program. If notice is not received, full program fees will be charged. Our terms and conditions can be found in parent handbooks for the location which your child is registered for. Parent Handbooks can be found here: https://www.todaysfamily.ca/locations/
What is a family meeting, why is this required?
To ensure success of all children in our programs, Today’s Family holds Family Meetings as part of the camp registration process. This allows us to show the child and family the location where they will be attending camp, allow your family to get to know the Program Supervisor and for us to get to know your child. It helps to ensure a great transition into program! Family Meetings are in person, and may be group sessions. You can request an individual appointment, should you want to discuss your child’s needs or require accommodation. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information.
Is financial assistance available?
Qualifying families may be eligible for subsidy through the Social Development and Early Childhood Services Child Care Fee Subsidy Office. For further information, please call:
905 546-4870 City of Hamilton
905 825-6000 Halton Region
519 426-6170 Haldimand Norfolk
What are the program hours?
Today’s Family Winter Camp Programs operate from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. We are closed on statutory holidays.
What should my camper bring each day?
- Lunch (nut-free)
- Outdoor clothing
- Refillable water bottle
- Comfortable shoes
We ask that campers not bring any valuables to camp. This includes: cell phones, electronic devices and games.
To ensure the health and safety of all, camp staff will modify activities to accommodate for weather. There will be outdoor time every day, weather permitting.
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.
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 that happen in your child’s Camp Program are posted at the program location for your information.
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.