School Break & Summer Camps

Centrally located, off of Esquimalt Road, parents appreciate easy drop off and pick up with free parking while their children spend the day enjoying a variety of activities with their experienced and enthusiastic staff. Camp hours run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the opportunity to extend care before camp from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and after camp, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 



COVID-19 Update

May 22, 2020: We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of staff and public is our priority. We are hopeful that camps will be proceeding with modifications in place to support physical distancing. While plans are currently being put in place in conjunction with health authorities, we will keep this page updated with the latest information. At this time our approach to camps includes:

  • Adjustments to camp capacity to best support physical distancing
  • Routine and frequent environmental cleaning
  • A strong focus on frequent washing of hands and other hygiene practices will be incorporated into the daily routine of camps
  • Children or staff who have the symptoms of a cold, flu, or COVID-19 with coughing or sneezing will not be permitted to attend camps

We will keep you informed as more details are determined.

Should camps proceed, some aspects of camp will look a bit different this year. Know, our team continues to prepare for a summer of fun and laughter.

Thank you for your patience as we adapt to this unprecedented situation. 

Summer 2020

Registration Information:

2020 Camp registration is open and available online or over the phone, 250.412.8500.  Please complete the CAMP EMERGENCY FORM before registration opens. The form must be complete in our registration database before a child can be registered in camps. For assistance in navigating your online account, see here.

Summer Camp Flyer

See our summer offerings, view our Camp Flyer online and plan the summer fun! 

Policies & Additional Registration Information:


  • Withdrawal policy: One week notice is required to withdraw from any summer camp programs in order to receive a refund, no exceptions. 

  • Registration deadline for extended care. Extended care registration closes 1-week before camp begins, NO EXCEPTIONS. This allows our team to ensure appropriate staffing is available to accommodate all participants. 
  • Applying for subsidy (licensed camps only) - It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to apply for subsidy.  Please apply early as subsidy can take up to 3 months to be processed through the Ministry of Children & Family Development. Subsidy is available for licensed camps only. Please note:
    • Parents/guardians are required to pay for camp(s) until Esquimalt Recreation has received receipt and value of the subsidy approval. 
    • There is ALWAYS a parent portion (to fees). Click here to learn more.
  • Support Needs - Does your child receive educational assistance at school? Looking ahead to summer camps, they will likely benefit from one-on-one support in camps as well. To ensure your child has the best possible experience & receives the support they need within camps, we appreciate families taking the initiative to arrange additional support as needed. Check out the Supported Child Development Program through Island Health. Be sure to contact them early as support demands are high. Please also contact our Camp Supervisor to discuss your child's needs prior to camp enrollment. 
  • Do you need help navigating your online account? Learn more here

Payment Information

Online Registration 

Payment is required in full at time of registration. Accepted payment methods: credit on account or credit card. For assistance navigating your online account, please see here

In Person or Phone Registration 

All camp registrations are processed through the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, located at 527 Fraser Street or 250.412.8500.  Accepted payment methods: debit, credit card, credit on account. A payment plan may be arranged for in person registrations only. 

Payment Plan Information:

Payment for all camps starting in July must be made during initial registration.  Registration for Camps with August start dates can be scheduled for July 15. Scheduled payments can be made by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) or credit card. For those not registering in July camps, payment for the first week of camp is required in full; the remaining August camp payments can be scheduled for July 15. 

Required Forms

To ensure your child's safety, the current year Camp Emergency Form must be completed in full before registering for any Esquimalt Recreation camps.   

For children with asthma or anaphylaxis where staff may be required to administor medications, please complete the following forms as applicable:


For more information about our camps, see: