Summer Day Camp

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!

REGISTRATION TEMPORARILY ON HOLD

Please contact camps@ripleysaquariumofcanada.com for any inquiries

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

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*
$50 /week + HST for extended care

*Annual pass holders must be part of the child’s immediate family. Annual pass must be valid at time of camp in order to receive the discount.

SUMMER DAY CAMP 2020 SESSION DATES

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

Program A: July 6-10, Ages 5-10 Registration closes June 26
Program B: July 13-17, Ages 5-10 Registration closes July 8
Program A: July 20-24, Ages 5-10 Registration closes July 15
Program B: July 27-31, Ages 5-10 Registration closes July 22
Program A: August 3-7, Ages 5-10 Registration closes July 29, Camp will run on Monday Aug 3 (Civic Holiday)
Program B: August 10-14, Ages 5-13 Registration closes August 5
Program A: August 17-21, Ages 5-13 Registration closes August 12
Program B: August 24-28, Ages 5-10 Registration closes August 19
Program A: August 31-September 4, Ages 5-10 Registration closes August 26

REGISTRATION

Registration is now exclusively online. Click here to register. For questions or concerns contact c​a​m​p​s​@​r​i​p​leysaquariumofcanada.com​ or call 647-351-3474 x2648. Please check your e-mail (including junk folder) as the primary method of correspondence will be email.

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, weather permitting.

FAQs

What dates is camp offered in 2020?

July 6-10 Campers aged 5-10, “A” week
Registration closes June 26

July 13-17 Campers aged 5-10, “B” week
Registration closes July 8

July 20-24 Campers aged 5-10, “A” week
Registration closes July 15

July 27-31 Campers aged 5-10, “B” week
Registration closes July 22

Aug 3-7 Campers aged 5-10, “A” week
Registration closes July 29, Camp will run on Monday Aug 3 (Civic Holiday)

Aug 10-14 Campers aged 5-13 “B” week
Registration closes Aug 5

Aug 17-21 Campers aged 5-13 “A” week
Registration closes Aug 12

Aug 24-28 Campers aged 5-10, “B” week
Registration closes Aug 19

Aug 31-Sept 4 Campers aged 5-10, “A” week
Registration closes Aug 26

I'm an annual pass holder, how do I get the discount?

Annual passes must be active and valid for the discount to be applied. “Active” means a physical card has been issued at the Aquarium. Purchasing an annual pass online does not make a pass active. The booking system validates the annual pass using the email address of the pass holder. The annual pass must be valid for the camp week for which you register. Still having trouble? Call the Education office for assistance. As long as the annual pass is active prior to the start of your camp week, the discount can be applied retroactively.

Can I order lunch for my child?

Yes, an order form will be emailed to all registered campers closer to the start of camp. There are different food options each day, and an you can order for any one day or up to 4 days. Lunches must be paid for in advance. All campers receive a pizza lunch on Fridays.

Will there be a dissection activity?

Intermediate campers (aged 8-10) will participate in a squid dissection during “A” weeks of camp in 2020 Teen campers (aged 11-13) will participate in a dissection during “A” week of camp in 2020.

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 camp day, access to the aquarium for the week and all onsite camp activities!

What to bring?

Indoor shoes, 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.

What is the camper to instructor ratio?

The minimum instructor to child ratio for aquarium camp is 1 to 8 for 5-7 year old campers and 1 to 12 for campers 8 years old and up. 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 they will enjoy a dive show, special guest talk and/or behind the scenes journey. Each exciting day will conclude with a fun wrap up and activity.

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 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 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?

Click the link above, or the “Buy tickets” button at the top right of the page to register for camp. Please check your e-mail (including junk folder) as the primary method of correspondence will be email. 

What is your cancellation policy?

A $60 non-refundable administration fee per child applies if you wish to cancel registration. If written cancellation is received a minimum of 15 days prior to the program start date, a refund (less the non-refundable $60 admin fee per child) will be provided. No refunds will be provided for cancelations 14 days or fewer prior to the program start date.

Contact

Email: camps@ripleysaquariumofcanada.com
Phone: Education Department 647-351-3474 ext 2648
Fax: Education Department 647-435-1034

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