SUMMER CAMP 2018 REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2019

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!

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.

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 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 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 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 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?

Please complete the registration form on our website and then send by email or fax to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Education/Camp staff will contact you to collect payment and confirm your registration. Please check your e-mail (including junk folder) as the primary method of correspondence will be email
Click the link above, or the “Buy tickets” button at the top right of the page to register for camp.

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