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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!


We are sorry, but March Break Camp 2016 is SOLD OUT

Look for 2016 Summer Day Camp information in early spring 2016

 


WEEKLY RATES: SOLD OUT
$325 + HST per week
$295 + HST per week for annual pass holders*
$50 + HST for extended care (week rate)

DAILY RATES: SOLD OUT
$68 + HST per day
$62 + HST per day for annual pass holders*
$10 + HST for extended care (day rate)

*annual pass holder must be part of the child’s immediate family

AGES:
Open to children ages 5-10 years old.
Must be at least 5 years of age at the start of camp.

HOURS:
Regular camp hours: 9am – 4pm
Extended Hours: 8am – 6pm



What to expect

Each camp day includes a variety of activities including gallery exploration, behind the scenes experiences and hands-on crafts, games and experiments. Please note campers will go outside for a “recess” each day.

Monday March 14th- Our Blue Backyard – SOLD OUT
Come discover some of the creatures in our own lakes and oceans by exploring our Canadian Waters. Campers explore the gallery and then tour behind the scenes to get up close and personal with gallery inhabitants!

Tuesday March 15th- We Heart Sharks – SOLD OUT
Marvel at our sharks in Dangerous Lagoon and Perfect Predators as you learn about these misunderstood animals. Campers will be awed as they witness sharks and some other lagoon residents eating lunch!

Wednesday March 16th- Ray Day – SOLD OUT
“Dive in” and explore our Ray Bay from bottom to top then meet some of our famous friends in the Discovery Centre. Campers will touch and interact with our stingrays and horseshoe crabs participate in a private S.C.U.B.A. diver presentation with the fishes’ favourite person!

Thursday March 17th- Curious, Colourful Cool – SOLD OUT
Be amazed by some of the Ocean’s most incredible critters who live in our Rainbow Reef and Gallery areas. Children observe how our most interesting animals hunt and eat, as well as meet their animal care team!

Friday March 18th-Jellies Jellies Everywhere – SOLD OUT
Be mesmerized by our out-of-this-world Planet Jellies. Kids will meet our all-star jelly team, giving them the opportunity to see behind the scenes, watch them eat, and be blown away by some amazing jelly facts!


FAQs

What is included in the price?

Each camper will receive a fun Aquarium camp T-shirt, 2 nutritional snacks per camp day, access to the aquarium for the day and all onsite camp activities!

What does my child need to bring?

Each camper should bring a indoor shoes, labeled water bottle, lunch, extra snacks if necessary, and weather appropriate clothing and there will be some time spent outside.
*Please note we strive to keep a nut free environment and ask you to refrain from sending nuts and nut products to camp.

What is the camper to instructor ratio?

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.

What is a typical camp day?

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.

Getting here?

Please visit our Parking & Directions page.

What if my child has special needs?

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.

What is extended care?

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 additional weekly or daily flat rates. Inform your child’s instructor if you would like to pick them up earlier on specific days.

Late for pick-up?

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.



Contact

Email: camps@ripleysaquariumofcanada.com
Phone: Education Department 647-351-3474 ext 2648
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