Due to COVID-19 some recreation services may have changed or be unavailable. Visit the COVID-19 Information and Updates page for the most recent information regarding recreation facilities and programs.

The Township of Scugog offers a variety of different camp options for Summer Break, March Break, Winter Break and on P.A. Days. Commonly known as “Camp Scugog” all day camp programs provide children an opportunity to explore, learn and play in an engaging, age appropriate, inclusive, safe and fun environment.

Modified Camps

The Township of Scugog will continue to offer modified camp programs as restrictions allow. To help inform you about our commitment to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience at camp, despite the new conditions as a result of COVID-19, we want to assure you of the measures we are taking to protect your child(ren) and our staff. Although camp may look a little different this year we are excited to continue offering fun-filled programming to Scugog residents. 

Registration 
Participants can register for camp online using our registration software. Registration dates will be announced in the Leisure and Activity Guide. Registration can also be done in-person at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre or over the phone by calling 905-985-8698. If you require a payment plan you will need to register over the phone or in-person. Please note: The Scugog Community Recreation hours may be affected by COVID-19 operational changes. Visit www.scugog.ca/covid19 for the most up to date information on facility closures.
Age Requirements 
The Township of Scugog strictly adheres to the age requirements of each camp. Your child must be the age outlined in the camp description or turning that age before the last day of the camp program. 
Camp Leaders
Camp Scugog takes great pride in the amazing leaders we have providing engaging activities for all campers. All leaders are required to have certification in Standard First Aid and CPR level C as well as High Five Principles of Healthy Childhood Development. Leaders also receive extensive pre-season training focusing on leadership, inclusion, safety, and creativity while maintaining a child-first approach.
Camp Hours
Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Due to COVID-19, our extended care supervision program is currently unavailable. 
Inclusion Services

The Township of Scugog provides integrated experiences for eligible children requiring extra support. To ensure a recreational or camp experience is provided to as many participants as possible, a minimum of four (4) weeks’ notice is requested to allow adequate time to assess and arrange for program support.

You may need extra support if:

  • Extra support is used at school
  • Extra help is needed at home for basic care
  • You have a physical, medical, behavioral and/or developmental disability that could affect your safety or ability to participate

The Township of Scugog has the right to remove participants from a program if they cannot follow the code of conduct. The Township of Scugog Refund Policy will apply.

To make a request for inclusion services please contact the Recreation Staff.

Camper Code of Conduct

Each camper will be asked to agree to a code of conduct while at camp, including physical distancing, respiratory etiquette and frequent handwashing. Campers who are unable or unwilling to follow the camper code of conduct may be asked to leave camp to protect the safety of all participants. 

Safe Arrivals and Departures 

All parents/guardians will receive an email on the Thursday prior to the start of camp letting you know your child’s camp group. Each camp group will have a designated entrance/exit where physical distancing will be supported with ground markers. A staff member will greet you at the entrance wearing a mask and face shield. The staff will ask you a set of screening questions each morning and take your child’s temperature. Campers who have a temperature greater than 37.8°C or do not meet what is required by the screening questions will not be permitted to attend the camp program. A staff will walk your child to their activity space each morning. At pick-up you will be asked to provide photo ID and your child(ren) will be brought out by a staff member to leave at the end of the day. Please allow a few extra minutes at drop-off and pick-up time.


If you need to get a hold of a staff member throughout the day or report an absent camper please call our camp hotline at 905-260-5268.

Camp Groups, Physical Distancing and Masks

Campers will be in small groups (‘cohorts’) with one Camp Counsellor as well as one additional camp staff to assist with cleaning, sanitization and extra support. Each group will have a designated activity space that only their group will be permitted in. Campers will not interact with children or Camp Counsellors in other groups. Camp Counsellors will be planning activities that focus on individual play and support physical distancing. Campers will be required to wear a mask within their cohorts inside and outside. 

Cleaning Measures

In addition to practicing physical distancing, implementing strict screening measures and having additional staff to sanitize spaces and equipment, our facilities will be getting cleaned and sanitized more frequently with special attention to high touch surfaces like door handles and counters. Floor markers will be placed in transition areas and used during activities to promote physical distancing. 

Washrooms

Each camp group has their own washroom. Throughout the day staff will have designated washroom times to ensure the health and safety of each child. Washrooms will be sanitized after each use.

Communication

We will continue to use the communication app ClassTag for photo sharing and communication throughout the day. Once you have downloaded the app instructions on how to sign up will be delivered via email. ClassTag is only used for Summer, March Break and Winter Camps not for PA Day camps.

What to Bring

Campers should bring a nut free lunch, snacks, refillable water bottle, non-mark running shoes, two masks and extra pair of clothing. All items should be clearly labelled with your child’s name. Personal belongings and toys will not be permitted at camp.

Sunscreen 

Please apply sunscreen to your child(ren) every morning before drop-off as staff are not permitted to apply sunscreen.

In the Event of Illness at Camp 

If a camper falls ill while at camp, they will be placed in a quiet room with a staff person and isolated from the rest of their camp group. The parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up their camper immediately and complete the Ontario COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine further action. Symptomatic staff and camp participants should be referred for testing. Those who test negative for COVID-19 must be excluded from the program until 24 hours of symptom resolution. If a symptomatic person receives a negative result, a repeat test within 24-48 hours can be considered if clinical suspicion is high. Those who test positive for COVID-19 must be excluded from the program for 14 days after the onset of symptoms and clearance has been received from the local public health unit.

Register online for camp programs.  

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.