Who are you as an organization?
Upper Canada Child Care (UCCC) has been offering traditional, multi-activity day camps for children aged 5 to 12 since 1983. 34 camps operate in local area public schools, in Toronto, York Region and Simcoe County. Camps are supervised by our licensed child care facilities. Activities may include experiments, games, crafts, sports, dramatic play. We go on one trip per week (Wet 'N' Wild Waterpark, De La Salle Park Beach, Ajax Rotary Park, and Tree Top Trekking); trips vary by region. Programs also explore local communities, splash pads, and parks. Programs run 9 AM to 4 PM but extended care is available at no extra charge. Campers also enjoy one free pizza lunch weekly. Program focus is on building friendships and having fun!
What do you do differently or uniquely well?
"Based upon UCCC's annual camp satisfaction surveys, camp programs are best known for weekly trips and the friendships that campers enjoy each summer. UCCC Camps are special because of the focus camp staff have on building strong relationships with and between campers, each other, and with families. Camp programs are grounded in the organizational values of safety, trust, support, respect, and professionalism and strive to achieve the vision of "a smile on each child's face...every day." UCCC is proud of the continued loyalty of customers returning year after year and their recommendations to family and friends as well as the high satisfaction scores received at the end of the summer. "
Who are your staff and counsellors?
"UCCC has an Outdoor Education and Camp Coordinator responsible for supporting employees in their programming and training. Camps are supervised and run by experienced and certified (RECE or equivalent such as B Ed or CYW) individuals who attend annual training to support trip safety, programming, and inclusion. All employees hold a valid Vulnerable Sector Check and Standard First Aid and CPR-C certification. There is also at least one employee with Safe Food Handling Certification. Camp employees reflect their diverse communities and strive to create a fun, welcoming camp. Jr Camper ratio is 1 staff to 13 children with a max group size of 26 campers; Sr Camper ratio is 1 staff to 15 children and a max group size of 30 campers.
What do families need to know about registration?
"UCCC does not have a screening process as all are welcome in our camps. Registration for our programs is limited by our capacity. A wait list is maintained as needed. A registration request form is available on our website (uppercanadachildcare.com) camp page and is forwarded to the supervisor who will confirm available space and send the registration link and payment authorization. Registration documents are a little more thorough because UCCC camps operate in licensed child care environments. Full registration can be cancelled up to June 1. After June 1, any deposit made will be forfeited. Supporting camp information and calendars of events are provided to new registrants closer to camp start. "
We continue to give elevated attention to personal hygiene such as hand washing and respiratory etiquette. Hand sanitizer is readily available. Our employees have the option to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment and masks are optional for campers. Families are required to screen their children daily prior to coming to camp. We encourage children who are unwell to stay home and will exclude individuals from camp who are suffering from fever or specific symptoms determined by local Public Health and according to our license requirements (list is available on our website) We have the Storypark App available for parents to view daily activities and to keep in touch with camp staff.View recent COVID-19 updates from Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps
Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps currently has 1 program available.
Ages: 5 - 12
Traditional (multi activity)
$213 to $255
|Deposit required with acceptance||Yes||Maximum installments available||4|
|Discount for 2nd child||10%|
|Discount for 3rd child||10%|
|Discount for 4th child||10%|
Three Things: Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps
Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps
Thank you for a great summer! The staff were very friendly and communicated with me on a daily basis. When there was an event, I knew well in advance of what I needed to bring and what was planned. The trips the centre pic... Read More
He really loved all the experiments he got to do. The staff also went above and beyond to try to create fun things that the kids were interested in like making them detective badges and Pokémon cards. Ollie loved all the ... Read More
Overall the staff was very creative how to fill kids time - wood work was amazing idea! Hammers, nails, saws - creativity inspiring! Slime workshops - great thing! Lego ideas- super cool and amazing! Sports - very fun... Read More
More details about accommodations: Our programs lease spaces in local public schools. We are licensed child care providers and are government inspected by public health, and Ministry of Education with high standards for safety and supervision that accompany licensing. Some trip locations do not offer flush toilets.
Is Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps technology free? Yes Personal electronic devices (cell phones, iPads, video games etc.) are restricted in our programs as they can hinder social interaction, program involvement, and connections with nature. Our programs are not responsible for the loss of or damage to any valuables.
More details about property: Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps are located at a variety of public schools with access to school gyms, as well as nearby splash pads, parks, and green spaces.
Nicole Comrie-Bain, Outdoor Education and Camp Coordinator
RECE, Forest School Practitioner
Summer camp is a great opportunity for children to freely explore, dive more deeply into what they love doing, and create lasting memories.
In my experience, adults who were fortunate to go to summer camp look back on those experiences with nostalgia and happiness. We remember the friendships we made, the songs we sang, the games we played, the trees we climbed and our days at the beach swimming in the hot afternoon sun. Camp wasn’t just a way to pass summer break; it was something I looked forward to each year, a place I belonged.
Since 1983, Upper Canada Child Care’s licensed day camps have been providing many of those opportunities to thousands of children.
UCCC camps strive to build positive relationships with our campers and create programming that reflects our campers’ interests. Much of the program takes place outdoors; we utilize local parks, green spaces, and splash pads whenever possible. We value all the benefits the outdoors provides. Our outdoor experiences may include large group games, building forts, scavenger hunts, art in the park and sports. In addition, we go on a weekly field trip to a variety of places including, beaches, conservation areas, and some major attractions in the GTA. These trips allow our campers to experience something new, seek adventure, and most importantly, have fun!
Come join us this summer!
May 2, 2022
New Camp Coordinator
Nicole Comrie-Bain, RECE, Forest School Practitioner, Outdoor Education Coordinator has taken on the additional role of Camp Coordinator.... Read More
December 13, 2021
Check out our 30+ Summer Camp Locations!
Visit our Summer Camp page on our website; uppercanadachildcare.com... Read More
We were so excited to open our first Forest School in September 2021. It has added so much to our knowledge about children and learning outdoors. Our Outdoor Education Coordinator and our Camp Coordinator are both Forest School Certified and have been running our Forest School Program at White Pines from the beginning. Their knowledge and its impact on our camp programs will be significant.
We have noticed through the pandemic, that being able to get outdoors has allowed more freedom and less stress caused by COVID-19 protocols. As a licensed care provider, who also provides camp programs our protocols are very stringent, so time outdoors has been and will continue to be very important in our programs.
Since September it has been our priority to bring our preschool classes and their educators to White Pines Forest School throughout the year to benefit both children and educators. Their adventures in varied weather/seasons foster outdoor education and its implementation in all of our programs.
We hope to see you outside!
Does Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps have good reviews?
We interviewed families about their experience with Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps. Watch the video here. You can also read 9 reviews of Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps from past attendees.
What types of programs does Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps offer?
Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps runs: Traditional (multi activity) day camps. Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.
What age does Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps start?
Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps has programs for children aged 3.8 to 12.
How much does is cost to attend Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps?
Fees to attend Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps range from $217 to $255/week.
Does Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps offer support for children with special needs?
Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps does not offer support for children with special needs.
Does Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps offer busing?
No, Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps does not offer transportation.
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