Children will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in our aquarium world through a combination of hands on indoor and outdoor activities, gallery exploration, and even behind the scenes adventures!
To reserve your spot, please download the fillable PDF and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
$325 + HST per week
$295 + HST per week for annual pass holders*
$50 + HST for extended care
*annual pass holder must be part of the child’s immediate family
Open to children ages 5-13 years old.
Must be at least 5 years of age at the start of camp.
Regular camp hours: 9am – 4pm
Extended Hours: 8am – 6pm
Please note that certain ages are only offered certain weeks, and program A does not need to be attended before Program B
Each camper will receive a fun Aquarium camp T-shirt, 2 nutritional snacks per camp day, Friday pizza lunch, access to the aquarium for the week and all onsite camp activities!
Each camper should bring a hat, running shoes, labeled water bottle, lunch, extra snacks if necessary, and weather appropriate clothing and there will be some time spent outside, and sunscreen (except on Fridays).
*Please note we strive to keep a nut free environment and ask you to refrain from sending nuts and nut products to camp.
The minimum instructor to child ratio for aquarium camp is 1 to 12. Our instructors are marine and child education enthusiasts with training in First Aid and CPR.
Aquarium campers will truly be able to explore the wonderful world of water! Once signed in, each morning will begin by interacting and adventuring through the “gallery of the day”! They will then participate in a variety of gallery inspired activities both inside and out. After campers have refueled with lunch and some free time they will enjoy a dive show, special guest talk and/or behind the scenes journey. The exciting day will conclude with a fun wrap up and activity.
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Unfortunately Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is unable to provide one-on-one supervision, adapted programming, or specific medical support. Please notify us if a support worker will be attending camp with your child.
Extended care hours run from 8am-9am and 4pm-6pm and will include educational movies, games, and quiet activities. You may purchase extended care at an additional weekly flat rate. Inform your child’s instructor if you would like to pick them up earlier on specific days.
Please make sure you are on time to pick up your child. We love caring for them but our staff has their own families to get home to. We do reserve the right to charge you an additional $1.00 per minute late. If you know you are going to be late please contact the Camp Coordinator at 647-988-7453.
What is a Marine Teen?
A Marine Teen is someone between the ages of 15 and 18 years. Marine Teens volunteer with Aquarium Day Camps (2 weeks in the summer, plus additional days at March Break), assist at “special event” days both at the Aquarium and at community events, and help plan future Aquarium events and programs for youth. The time spent at the Aquarium will count towards Community Service hours.
What do Marine Teens do?
Marine teens act as assistants to Day Camp staff and Aquarium Educators. This may involve: preparing materials for activities; facilitating children’s activities, helping to clean up after activities, assisting with escorting children through the Aquarium and to outdoor areas; providing supervision during breaks. Additionally, Marine Teens will attend approximately 4 meetings per year, and can assist with special events and community events as needed (e.g. Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup).
How do I apply to be a Marine Teen?
Download and complete the form and return it by email, mail or in person no later than Monday June 1st, 2015 at 6pm. Forms received after this date will not be accepted. A mandatory orientation and information session on Monday June 15th from 5-8pm is also required. Only those who attend the orientation will be considered for a position.
Marine Teens must be at least 15 years of age as of July 1, 2015, not older than 18 years AND must be enrolled in an Ontario Secondary School in September 2015.
Marine Teens will have minimal direct contact with animals, and are not permitted to dive in Aquarium tanks.
To apply, please download the PDF and email return to MarineTeens@ripleysaquariumofcanada.com
Phone: Education Department 647-351-3474 ext 2648
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