Camps

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. 

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Spring Break 2020 Camp Offerings

CAMP EMERGENCY FORM MUST BE COMPLETE PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.

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OSC Spring Break Camps - Licensed

Weekly registration is available for our licensed camps running over spring break. Care is available from 6:30am-6:00pm with feature activities and out-trips taking place between 9:00am and 3:00pm each day. Licensed camps are eligible for subsidy through the Ministry of Families and Children. Those applying for subsidy must do so directly through the Ministry. Early application is strongly encouraged.

OSC  Voyageurs Licensed (Kinder, Grade 1, 2)

Licensed school aged care; each week activities are based around a different theme and include swimming, skating, out trips to local parks, crafts, and games. 
Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre Constance Cove
Week 1
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 6:30am-6:00pm  Mar 16-Mar 20   $175.00/5  21023
Week 2
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 6:30am-6:00pm  Mar 23-Mar 27   $175.00/5  21029

OSC  Buccaneers Licensed (Grade 2-5)

Licensed school aged care; each week activities are based around a different theme and include swimming, skating, out trips to local parks, crafts, and games.
Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre Constance Cove
Week 1
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 6:30am-6:00pm  Mar 16-Mar 20   $175.00/5  21025
Week 2
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 6:30am-6:00pm  Mar 23-Mar 27   $175.00/5  21027


Playgrounds & Specialty Camps Before & After Care

Extended Care – BEFORE CAMP, 7:00am-9:00am

Location: Archie Browning Sports Centre Lounge
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7:00am-9:00am  Mar 16-Mar 20   $40.00/5  21015
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7:00am-9:00am  Mar 23-Mar 27   $40.00/5  21016

Extended Care – AFTER CAMP, 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location: Archie Browning Sports Centre Lounge
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 4:00pm-5:30pm  Mar 16-Mar 20   $33.00/5  21017
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 4:00pm-5:30pm  Mar 23-Mar 27   $33.00/5  21019


Playgrounds

Weekly registration is available for our "Playgrounds" camps running over spring break. Children enjoy crafts, games, swimming, skating, out-trips to local parks, and much more. Playround Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with extended care available for an additional fee. Extended care available for a nominal fee. 

Fun Seekers (Kinder-Grade 1) 

Location: Archie Browning Sports Centre Lounge
Week 1
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 9:00am-4:00pm  Mar 16-Mar 20   $115.00/5  21033
Week 2
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 9:00am-4:00pm  Mar 23-Mar 27   $115.00/5  21036

Adventure Kids (Grade 2-5) 

Location: Archie Browning Sports Centre Lounge
Week 1
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 9:00am-4:00pm  Mar 16-Mar 20   $115.00/5  21039
Week 2
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 9:00am-4:00pm  Mar 23-Mar 27   $115.00/5  21040


Youth Leadership Training Program

Youth Leadership Training Program (Step 1) (12-15yrs)

Have you ever wanted to work at the Esquimalt Rec Centre?  The Youth Training Program provides opportunities to develop skills in customer service, public speaking, behavior management, and extensive game and craft training.  Learn to become the kind of leader that you loved coming to see at the rec centre and help us provide a FUN experience to our patrons this spring!  Graduates of the program will be required to spend up to additional hours (up to 40)  volunteering in our programs (across many department areas including camps, aquatics, and special events) to gain hands on experience and learn from our excellent team members!  Don't miss this unique opportunity to join our team and develop employable skills for the future!
Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre, Lower Multipurpose Room
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 9:00am-4:00pm  Mar 16-Mar 20   $145.00/5  21047

Youth Leadership Training Program (Step 2) (13-18yrs**)

Calling all Graduates of the Esquimalt Youth Training Program! Come and undertake this second stage of our training program with your new arsenal of skills developed from step one. In this step of training we will focus more on what it takes to acquire a job and succeed in this day and age’s workforce. Resume development, interview skills and first aid training are just a few of many integral skills you and your peers will hone over this weeklong adventure. Graduates of this program will be considered for an interview for any relevant job postings made by the Esquimalt Rec Centre should they apply (granted the applicant possesses the correct prerequisites). Make sure not to miss this chance to further sharpen your skills to become a successful employee any employer would be lucky to have!  **Step 2 ideal for 15-18 year olds OR 13/14 year olds who have completed Step 1.
Location: Esquimalt Recreation Centre, Lower Multipurpose Room
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 9:00am-4:00pm  Mar 23-Mar 27   $145.00/5  21048


Summer 2020

Registration Information:

2020 Camp Registration will open online March 11th, 2020. In person and phone-in registration at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre will open March 18, 2020. 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

COMING SOON! Please check back to view our Camp Flyer and plan the summer fun! Avoid the line & register online starting March 11, 2020. Be sure to complete your Camp Emergency Form before registering. Camp registrations cannot be processed in our registration system before this form is complete.

Phone and in-person registration through the Esquimalt Recreation Centre (527 Fraser St, tel: 250.412.8500) will be available starting March 18, 2020 at 5:30 a.m.


Policies & Additional Registration Information:

 

  • Withdrawal policy: One week notice is required to withdraw from all summer camp programs in order to receive a refund.

  • 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 or keep your eyes open for Recreation Integration Victoria's annual booklet of Summer Services for Children with Disabilities. Refer to the respective websites of each organization for more information & 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:

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE 2020 CAMP EMERGENCY FORM

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