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SOLD OUT! – Summer Camp 2017 registration opening soon.

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!


2017 Summer Camp Registration

Our new registration system will be up and running soon! We hope to open registration for summer camp in late February so please check back.

General Information

AGE

5-13 year olds. Must be at least 5 years of age at the START of camp.

WEEKS

*Please note that certain ages are only offered certain weeks. Program A does not need to be attended before Program B.

Program A: July *3rd-7th 2017, Ages 5-7 and 8-10 *camp WILL take place on July 3rd
Program B: July 10th-14th 2017, Ages 5-7 and 8-10
Program A: July 17th-21st 2017, Ages 5-7 and 8-10
Program B: July 24th-28th 2017, Ages 5-7 and 8-10
Program A: July 31st-August 4th 2017, 5-7 and 8-10
Program B: August *7th-11th 2017, Ages 5-7 and 8-10 *camp WILL take place on August 7th
Program A: August 14th-18th 2017, Ages 5-7 and 8-10
Program B: August 21st-25th 2017, Ages 8-10 and 11-13
Program A: August 28th-September 1st 2017, Ages 5-7 and 8-10

HOURS

Regular Camp Hours: 9am-4pm
Extended Camp Hours: 8am-9am and 4-6pm

PRICE

$325 /week + HST
$260 /week + HST for annual pass holders *Annual pass holders must be part of the child’s immediate family.
$50 /week + HST for extended care


What to expect

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

FAQs

What is included in the price?

Each camper will receive an aquarium camp T-shirt (which they are required to wear every day), 2 nutritional snacks per day, Friday pizza lunch (summer camp only), access to the aquarium for the week, and all onsite camp activities!

What to bring?

Each camper should bring running shoes, a reusable water bottle, lunch (please note we strive to keep a nut free environment and ask you to refrain from sending nuts and nut products to camp), extra snacks if necessary, weather appropriate clothing (weather permitting, we will go outside for a recess period every day), and a change of clothes. For summer camp please also bring a hat and sunscreen.

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 does a typical camp day look like?

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 unstructured play time outside, they will continue the exciting day with more fun activities. During the week they will enjoy a dive show, special guest talk, and exclusive behind the scenes experiences.

Getting here?

Please visit our Parking & Directions page.
Pick-up and drop-off information will be provided closer to the camp start date.

What if my child has special needs?

Unfortunately Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is unable to provide one-on-one supervision, adapted programing or specific medical support and those requiring such must be accompanied by a support worker. 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 an additional weekly flat rate. Please note we do not offer a daily rate. Inform your child’s instructor if you would like to pick your child 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 have 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 647-351-3474 ext 2648

How do I register?

Our new registration system will be up and running soon! We hope to open registration in late February so please check back.



Contact

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