Yarmouth Recreation hosts Summer Camps through July and August. Our day camps are aimed at promoting physical activity, building social skills, and providing fun and exciting atmospheres for kids to grow and be themselves. Camps run Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many summer camps are there?
Yarmouth Recreation offers multiple camps each week focused on three specific age groups. On average there are 3 per day except on Fridays.

What age do summer camps start?
Day camps are available for children as young as 4. For a 4-year-old to attend day camp, they must attend school in the fall semester. 

What ages can attend the summer camps?
Ages are split into three groups.

  • Child: Ages 5-7
  • Youth: Ages 8-10
  • Teen: Ages 11-14

How long are the summer camps? How many days can I register my child for?
Most of Yarmouth Recreation’s summer camps are day camps, meaning your child can be registered for any day and does not have to attend all the days in a given week. Specialty camps like our Teen camps may have registration requirements for the full week (four days, Monday-Thursday).

Why is camp only Monday-Thursday, where can my kid attend on Fridays?
Day camps run Monday to Thursday. We offer a Recreation Adventure Day Camp on Friday. This camp is for all participants aged 5-10 to attend.

What are the fees to attend a summer camp, is funding available?
Day Camp fees are $25 per day per child. Funding can be requested through grants, check out our Funding page for more information.

What is the difference between day camp and daycare?
Day camps are programs hosted by recreation departments that focus on specific age-appropriate activities. Participants are expected to participate fully in each activity at a given camp. Day camps are full-day programs.

When are drop off and pick up for day camps?
Day camps run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Our staff is available as early as 8:00 AM on location for drop-off. Parents or guardians are expected to come into the program and sign in their child. Late pick-up is between 4:00-5:00 PM. Parents or guardians are expected to come into the program and sign out their child.

July 2024

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  • Canada Day
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  • Explore Sports
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  • Explore Sports
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  • Recreation Adventure
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  • Bike & Boat
  • Discover Recreation
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  • Bike & Boat
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  • Bike & Boat
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  • Bike & Boat
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  • Recreation Adventure
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  • Explore Sports
  • Girl's Day
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  • Explore Sports
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  • Recreation Adventure
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  • Discover Recreation
  • LiT
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  • Discover Recreation
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  • Discover Recreation
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  • Discover Recreation
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  • Bike & Boat
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Child and Youth Camps

Summer Fun

Ages 5-7

Summer Fun Day Camp is offered through July and August for children ages 5-7 (age 4 only if attending school in the fall). We develop a program based on open play through games, sports, and structured activities. Expression through creative outlets such as arts and crafts, science experiments, crazy hair day, and talent shows.

Ages 5-7

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Meadowfields

$25.00

Explore Sports

Ages 8-10

Explore Sports Day Camp is offered bi-weekly through July and August for children ages 8-10. We develop a program based on exploration, coordination, strength, and confidence by introducing various sports such as Soccer, Paddling, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Disc Golf, Dodgeball, Tennis, and many more.

Ages 8-10

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Maple Grove

$25.00

Discover Recreation

Ages 8-10

Discover Recreation Day Camp is offered bi-weekly through July and August for children ages 8-10. We develop a program based on discovery, where children can explore and express themselves through various mediums, fostering creativity and self-discovery.

Ages 8-10

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Maple Grove

$25.00

Recreation Adventure

Ages 5-10

Recreation Adventure Day Camps are offered through July and August for children ages 5-10 (age 4 only if attending school in the fall). Participants will spend the day on a local adventure. Destinations include Port Maitland Beach, Ellenwood Provincial Park, Lake Milo, local museum exhibits, and more.

Ages 5-10

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Yarmouth County

$25.00

Teen Camps

Bike & Boat

Ages 11-14

Bike and Boat is an outdoor physical active camp focused on teenagers between 11-14. Participants will get to spend two days traveling by bike to local landmarks like Cape Forchu Lighthouse, Bunker’s Island, or the Hebron Recreation Complex, then spend three days learning to paddle a variety of boats such as kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, and a dragon boat.

Ages 11-14

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lake Milo Boat House

$25.00

Get OUT! Outdoor Teen Adventure Camp

Ages 11-14

“Get OUT!” is an adventure-filled day camp that takes teens on a journey into the wilderness, where they will learn outdoor skills, foster teamwork, and connect with the natural world. This camp is perfect for those who love the outdoors or are eager to discover the beauty and excitement of nature-based activities.

Ages 11-14

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Maple Grove Education Centre

$25.00

LiT Leader in Training

Ages 11-14

Yarmouth Recreation offers a Leader in Training (LiT) program for youth aged 11 to 14. Participants will meet new people, gain skills they can use for the rest of their lives, and learn how they can improve their surroundings and community. Candidates will need to complete two training modules followed by 20 hours of recreation Day Camp practicum experience.

Ages 11-14

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lake Milo Boat House

Free

Girl’s Day

Ages 11-14

Girl’s Day is more than just a camp; it’s a celebration of girlhood, empowerment, and positive connections. Throughout this immersive day camp, participants will engage in a variety of activities that promote self-discovery, teamwork, and the development of essential life skills.

Ages 11-14

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Lake Milo Boat House

$25.00