Out of School Care

Esquimalt Recreation Centre offers Out of School Care Programs licensed by the Vancouver Island Health Authority for School Aged Care. Children ages 5-12 (must be currently attending or completed kindergarten) are eligible to participate.

Notices & Program Availability


Update, April 7, 2021:  Out of School Care Registration 2021/2022

Application packages for our September 2021 Out of School Care program are now available for families to download and fill out. Please note that registration does not open until April 20, 2021 at 7:00 AM PST. The forms are available early for parents/gurdians to fill out ahead of time. Upon registration opening, completed application packages can be submitted via email to [email protected] and must be received by May 4, 2021 to be processed in priority order:

  • Current participants applying for exactly what they’re currently registered in as of April ‘21
  • Current Before Care participants wanting After Care
  • Siblings of current participants entering OSC
  • 2020/2021 Preschool participants

 *Please do not submit your application before the 7:00 am opening time.  Applications received before 7:00 am will be marked as end of day April 20th.*  

  After May 4, 2021 we will continue accepting applications for the waitlist. 

  • As a community we recognize the financial uncertainty families are facing during this challenging time. No fee is required to submit an application. Upon being offered a place in our care, a $30 fee is required to hold your child's spot. Any families experiencing financial hardship during this unprecedented time may notify us in confidence for accommodations to be made.  

    We are committed to supporting you as best as we are able during this difficult time. We are in this together. 

2021/2022 Application
 2020/2021 Application 

*** Due to limited space: 2020/2021 OSC Pro D Days, Winter Break Days, and Early Dismissal Days available to current OSC patron's only.***

Applications for Pro-D Days, Early Dismissal, and Winter Breaks will be the same process: a separate application form accepted as of June 17, 2020 (processed in the order they are received) – available for existing OSC participants only.   Spring Break registration will open January 2021.  

Pro-D Days, Early Dismissal, and Winter/Spring Breaks are all separate registrations and are not included in regular Out of School Care fees

*Applications for non-OSC registered families will be accepted starting November 15th, 2020*

 2020/2021 Pro D + Winter Break Application 
2021/2022 Pro D + Winter Break Application Form coming soon


Available Programs

  • School Year Program (Macaulay School only)  - Before School Care: 6:30am-9:00am 
  • School Year Program (Macaulay School only)   - After School Care: 2:42pm-6:00pm
  • Pro-D Day Camps   
  • Winter Break Camps    
  • Spring Break Camps              
  • Summer Break Camps        

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 6:30am - 6:00pm

Affordable Childcare Benefit

We accept families receiving Affordable Childcare Benefit, for more information go to [email protected].

Children with Disabilities or Require Extra Support: If your child requires extra support or qualifies for funding through Supported Child Development or Aboriginal Supported Child Development please contact the OSC Supervisor prior to registration by phone at 250-412-8512.


If your child carries an epi-pen or inhaler please complete the appropriate form or, if your child takes any other medication during program time please complete the appropriate Emergency Medical Care Form:


For more information on Out of School Care Programs, please contact:
Seth Jerome, OSC & Camps Supervisor