About Camp

Welcome to Camp Waterdown

We are excited to offer our parent community experiential and affordable Before / After School Age programs (at Guy B. Brown Elementary, Alan A. Greenleaf Elementary, Mary Hopkins Elementary), and March Break & Theme Summer Day Camps normally at Guy Brown Elementary School (this year to be held at Waterdown District High School) as part of our commitment to the HWDSB Coalition of School Age Care Providers operating out of Waterdown (Flamborough).

Bringing out your inner camper!

Our Camp Programs are based upon fun themes which coincide with a variety of child interests and strive to be a non-traditional educational supplement through guided play, exploration and adventure. Our families and children are a big part of our program planning process.  Each year we strive to introduce new and innovative programs that explore the world of children’s interests, including nature, adventure, technology, science and the arts.

Each camp program is tailored to meet the needs and abilities of a range of age groupings and our programs offer extended day drop off (7am) and pick-up times (6pm) without charging extra fees*.

Our programs are inclusive and not gender-biased.  Campers are treated with care, compassion, and nurtured by our well trained staff that includes Early Childhood Educators, and trained camp assistants. The Camp Waterdown program is branched out of a licensed full-day program provided by Waterdown District Children’s Centre (located at HWDSB). We encourage nutritious healthy eating; morning and afternoon snacks are provided, but full day campers bring lunches (our full day programs provide full meals and snacks planned by a qualified nutritionist).

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WDCC Background

Established in 1992, Waterdown District Children’s Centre is a non-profit child care charitable organization in Waterdown, Ontario that strives to provide high quality care and experiential education for ALL children (ages 16 months – 12 years) and child care leadership opportunities for youth (ages 13 – 18) through an integrated roster of full-time DaycareBefore / After SchoolMarch Break and Summer Day Camp programs.

Children flourish at Waterdown DCC child care programs.The centre and its in-school camp programs are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of current and past parents of participating children and qualified community members who meet regularly to improve the program.

Our programs are fully licensed and regularly inspected as part of the Day Nurseries Act, ensuring you of safety, teacher/student ratios and other benefits specific to your child’s care.  All staff are subject to Vulnerable Persons Police Reference Checks.

Our principal teaching staff are certified early childhood educators (ECE designation) who endeavor to create a warm nurturing environment for children. We offer healthy full day and snack nutrition/meal programs. We do our best to offer flexible care, full accessibility, and special accommodations to meet your needs. We are proud of having one of the few fully accessible and integrated programs that give children with special needs the ability to interact in a safe setting with peers of all abilities.

Raising the Bar on Early Childhood EducationThis child care program presently participates in Raising the Bar. Our Raising the Bar certificate is a sign that the program is committed to maintaining provincial regulatory standards as well as local community standards.