2023 – 2024 Camp Waterdown School Age PA Days and Holiday Care Registration

2023 – 2024 PA DAYS & Holiday Program

We’re sorry! 2024 PA Days Friday January 26, March 1, Monday April 8 and Friday June 7 programs are now sold out (We will not be operating a program on June 28). We have limited space at this time and are sorry that we were not able to offer these programs to the general public.

Previously registered families can register for the Wait List (on your Family Registration Page) pending any cancellation space. It is unlikely we will open registration to new families. Watch this space for any expansion announcements.

Program Flyers

January 26: Exciting Winter Outdoor Activities (weather permitting), Creating jelly bean structures, balloon powered cars, creative activities and more!
Download the Jan 26 PA Day Poster

March 1: CHANGED to Monday, April 8: Program changes to be announced. (Eclipse and Solar System Education Based Theme)

June 7: Bubbling Up & Bouncing Around! Create the everlasting unpoppable bubble, mix materials to create the highest bouncy ball and more!
Download the June 7 PA Day Poster

For our current Before and After School Families, a link to register for the above programs will appear on your Family Registration page when they are open. If you are not already registered for our programs, then instructions will appear in Tabs to the Left on THIS page once a School Holiday program is able to be opened for public registration.

NOTE: We only have limited space available currently in our School Holiday and PA Day programs.  Our enrolled Before & After School children (and siblings where we are able) are offered priority to register until space is sold out.

Building Confidence / Having Fun!

Our PA Day and School Holiday programs are very specially planned to both entertain and educate children in a wide variety of exploration, STEM activities, resiliency, art, sports and achievement skills.

Our educators group children within their age cohorts and redefine the day’s theme in discussion and coordination with the whole group so that we make each day a special and custom experience for your children. Our philosophy here is that we empower children to contribute to their own education experience, to learn the way they do best, while making new friends and coming away with a well balanced day of physical activity, mind challenges, and mindfulness thinking.

Guy B. Brown Elementary School at 55 Braeheid Ave., Waterdown

7:00am – 6:00pm (Drop Off Time is 7:00-9:00am only and Pick Up Time is 4:00-5:55pm ONLY.

Our full day programs and field trips do not provide children with snacks or drinks other than water to fill water bottles, so please remember to pack a nutritious and nut & peanut free lunch along with morning and afternoon snacks as well as a water bottle labelled with your child’s name please.

Most of our programs are planned to be as accessible as possible to children of all abilities who already attend school with the HWDSB. In some cases, due to our limited staffing, children needing additional supervision or mobility accommodations may require advance assessment for community living supports for eligibility. Some specific activities and trips may also require additional support to be arranged in advance, or may not be a good fit for some children. We do not provide alternative care for children who cannot or don’t want to go on a field trip program.


All payments for our PA Day and School Holiday Programs are made by online Credit Card (PayPal), or INTERAC E-mail Money Transfer only.

Some families may be eligible for care subsidization through the City of Hamilton.

Children under age 6 or who turn 6 in the month of the program will be eligible for the Canada-Wide Early Learning Child Care (CWELCC) Funding Program that subsidizes your fees.

*Rates are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

If you require other payment options, please contact register@campwaterdown.com

Due to the high demand, limited enrolment and need to secure program resources; we require our families’ full commitment upon registration. We are a not-for-profit organization and our costs do not go down should your child not attend. For this reason, no refunds are given for cancellation or changes requested after completing your registration.

Changes and Refunds

If you should wish to add on the other day to a multiple day registration form, please contact register@campwaterdown.com (or use the Change Request Link associated with your registration) as this needs to be processed manually. You may not cancel a program for a refund or credit once paid.

  • No refund of paid fees or deposits is given.
  • Payment is due on the same day that you register.
  • No substitution of days or children is permitted.
  • Any overpayment due to a subsequent Subsidy Approval issued will be refunded.
  • Cancellations due to serious medical reason (requiring hospitalization or affecting ambulatory mobility), or move out of the local area: Subject to the Executive Director’s discretion. If granted, will receive a pro-rated refund for full day(s) to be missed (after notification). An original and verifiable doctor’s letter will be required for notification.
  • Refunds are not given for absence due to any communicable illnesses or parasites (cold, flu, chicken pox, mumps, lice, etc.), elective or scheduled medical/dental reasons.
  • Credits or refunds can not be given for late arrival, early departure, illness, other absences, dismissal, or program / facility closures due to emergency, weather or any other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Any insufficient funds transactions, chargebacks, or late fees are subject to a $50 administrative fee.

Camp Waterdown (WDCC) reserves the right to terminate the registration of or to withdraw a child from program participation at any time, at the Program Director or Executive Director’s discretion, in the interest of the child and / or the Camp Waterdown (WDCC) program. In the case of temporary withdrawal or permanent termination of a registrant’s participation, an affected child in attendance will remain in care until safely discharged to the designated parent or guardian. In such cases, a proportional refund for only full days terminated will be considered.

 Please understand that the financial obligations of Camp Waterdown / WDCC are fixed for each program and the withdrawal of a camper does not lessen our operating expenses.


Many of your questions will be answered here, in our current Parent / Guardian Handbooks