General Information

Our staff have been working hard to re-imagine our camps to ensure that we can offer the same fun and engaging programming in a safe and responsible manner. We have listened to your important feedback and have made a few changes to our programs. We have also improved the pick-up process and revised our end-of-day procedures. We will begin to sign out campers to parents and guardians between 3:30pm and 3:45pm, as soon as all campers have arrived at their right end-of-day location. We will continue to offer quality programming to our campers who stay with us until they are picked up. 

Camps Office

The Camps Office is located on the third floor of the Harbourfront Centre Main Building, 235 Queens Quay West, and can be accessed using the north elevator. Please check in with security at the north entrance of the building to gain access to the third floor. 

Office Hours 

Regular office hours when camp is not in session are Monday–Friday, 8am4pm (excluding holidays). When camp is in session, the office hours are Monday–Friday, 7:30am6:00pm (excluding holidays). The office is not open on weekends.  

Please note: Harboufront Centre Office Staff will be using a hybrid work model, and will be available by appointment only until May 2, 2022. 

Daily Schedule

Campers will generally follow a consistent schedule during their time with us. 

Program Day 9:15am – 3:15pm
7:30-8:30 Extended Program  
8:30-9:15  Camper Drop Off 
9:15-9:45 Late Drop-Off at Information Desk 
9:15-12:00 Morning Program 
12:00-1:00  Lunch/Programming 
1:00-3:15 Afternoon Program 
3:45-4:30 Camper Pick Up 
4:30-6:00 Extended Program 

Parents can take advantage of our extended programs which will continue the fun before or after the main camp programming. More information on extended programs can be found here.

We will begin signing out campers to parents and guardians between 3:30 and 3:45 as soon as all campers have arrived at their designated end-of-day location.

Applications

Online 

Our online camps registration system is provided by CampBrain. The registration system is PCI-compliant and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Online registrations can be paid by credit card or e-cheque only. 

In-Person 

Cash, cheque and debit payments are accepted in-person only. Please call 416-973-4093 to arrange payment by these methods. 

Registration Policy

Registration Fees 

A $100 deposit per camper per camp is required for all registrations. Installments can be arranged online at the time of registration. All balances must be paid in full by 8am (ET) on June 1, 2022, after which all new registration fees must be made in full. There is no pro-rating of camp fees. 

Camp Cancellation Policy 

Cancellation requests must be made in writing via email. All cancellations are subject to a $50 administration fee per camp registration. Refunds for cancellations requested within 10 business days of the start date of your child’s camp session will result in the forfeiture of your camp deposit. There are no refunds for cancellations requested on or after the camp session’s start date.  

Refund requests are considered individually by the Senior Manager and Registrar. A doctor’s note must accompany cancellation requests due to medical reasons at the time of the request. 

Please Note: For registrations processed by cash, debit, cheque, or money order, your refund will be in the form of a cheque. Please allow four to six weeks for this process. 

In response to the current challenges presented by COVID-19, we have been diligent in implementing new safety procedures within our organization. We have also modified our cancellation policy to meet new realities. If any changes to regulations or health guidelines prevent us from delivering our programs, you will receive a full refund for the camps you are registered for.  

Camp Transfer Policy 

Camp transfer requests must be submitted in writing via email at least five business days before the start date of your child’s camp session. Submissions will be considered based on space availability within the requested program. Transfers made less than 10 business days before the start of the camp program will not be eligible for a partial refund if the camp transferred into is a lesser fee. 

Please Note: There is a $30 transfer administration fee per camp transfer and child transfer. There are no refunds of transfer fees. 

Financial Assistance

Kids First Program  

Harbourfront Centre is a registered charitable organization and financial assistance is available through our Kids First Program. Applications are considered individually and in confidence.  

Download the subsidy application form or call the Camps Office at 416-973-4093 for more information. Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the subsidy application is complete. 

Summer Camps: Applications for subsidies for our Summer Camps must be received by 4pm (ET), May 27, 2022. 

Please Note: All Kids First applicants must submit a complete application to be considered. Applications are processed as they are received. Spaces are limited and based on availability. 

Medical Information Form 

Medical information must be complete and a waiver must be signed before Harbourfront Centre Camps is able to confirm your registration. Incomplete medical information may result in the camper’s removal from the camps. 

Accessibility and OCA

Accessibility 

Harbourfront Centre Camps are committed to providing a welcoming and accessible destination for all visitors. We embrace the principles of dignity, independence, integration, and equal opportunity to serve our visitors with disabilities and our community at large.

Ontario Camps Association 

The stamp of a great camp! 

The Ontario Camps Association (OCA) continues to be recognized as a world leader in organized camping for children and youth. As an Accredited Member of the Ontario Camps Association, we are proud to display its logo, an icon that stands for a quality camping experience. We adhere to the highest standards of safety, supervision and quality programming to ensure the camp experience is positive for all involved.

Inclusion and Support

Harbourfront Centre Camps holds the values of accessibility, inclusion and respect at the core of our daily operations. Services will be provided in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of all participants. To provide the best support to a camper with exceptionalities or special needs, we require all needs or challenges to be included in the Medical Information form in full. If your camper requires one-to-one support, you must contact the Camps Registrar to discuss options before registering. 

Failure to disclose information necessary for a safe and positive camper experience may result in the removal of the camper from the program.  

Additional support at camp is sometimes necessary for a positive camp experience. Below are the most commonly used support systems for our campers: 

  • One-to-one support provided by the family 
  • One-to-one or additional support provided by a community partner 
  • One-to-one or additional support provided by Harbourfront Centre Camps 

Pre-registration is mandatory, and space is limited.  

One-to-one support fees: $525/per week 

Our staff is dedicated to working with you to explore all available options for your child to attend our camps. For more information, please contact the Camps Registrar at 416-973-4093. 

Volunteer Opportunities 

Youth and young adults (ages 16–25 years old), who have previously participated in our camps programs with one-to-one support are welcome to return as a volunteer. Please contact the office for further information. Please note: A volunteer can also request additional support (see above). 

Meal Plan

Meal Plans will be unavailable for the 2022 season. 

Merchandise

Camp T-Shirts 

T-Shirts will be unavailable for the 2022 season. 

Camps Icon Legend

Special GuestSPECIAL GUEST : A special guest is brought in to work with campers. 
Off-SiteOFF-SITE : These camps operate at an off-site location. Supervised transportation is provided to and from camp. 
Open HouseOPEN HOUSE : This camp offers an open house experience for friends and family to visit the camp. 
Splash PadSPLASH PAD : Campers go on an outing to a splash pad (weather permitting). 
Field TripFIELD TRIP : These camps offer one field trip per session (weather permitting). 
CanoeingCANOEING : Campers will go canoeing over the course of this program (weather permitting). 
SwimmingSWIMMING : Campers swim for about one hour per session (weather permitting). Campers swimming ability will be asked for as part of the registration process, and any camp that participates in swimming activities will have their swimming ability tested prior to planned swimming activity. 

Contact Us

Phone: 416-973-4093 

Email: camps@harbourfrontcentre.com 

Harbourfront Centre Camps 

235 Queens Quay West  
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8, Canada