Aqua Fun Summer Camp

Summer Camp
2020 Update

We are pleased to announce that summer camp will be operating this year. Aqua Fun will be providing a modified camp program to enforce health and safety guidelines from public health authorities. As we move to create the safest camp program possible, any and all activities, including swimming, could be modified or replaced with alternative programming to meet the safety requirements for COVID-19. We are currently finalizing our program modifications, and more information will be available during the week of June 15. 

Please note: the information displayed below is our normal camp program prior to the outbreak of COVID-19. It might not reflect what the program could look like this summer. Once modifications are complete the updated information will be displayed below.

Click here to view our COVID-19 Health & Safety Guide.

Summer Camp
Courses

2020 Summer Camp Now Available

Welcome to Aqua Fun Summer Camp

Aqua Fun Summer Camp is more than just a fun way to pass the lazy summer days. It’s a beneficial way to learn new abilities while building social skills and making new friends!

AFA’s unique take on summer camps emphasizes swimming, with entire afternoons dedicated to water sports and swimming lessons. AFA’s world class swim instructors are on hand to provide the same level and quality of swimming instruction as they do during the school year. Aqua Fun Summer Camp is one of the few day camps offering two hours of swim time every day!

A typical camp day begins at 9 am with some warm up and stretching, leading in to lots of indoor and outdoor activities, including basketball, ball hockey, soccer, softball, kickball, dodgeball and badminton up until lunch time at 12 pm. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm is relaxing time with arts and crafts style activities. Kids get changed at around 1:45 pm to go into the pool at 2 pm until 4 pm. Pool time is split between water fun activities such as water polo, and swimming lessons. Before and after care options are available.

Dates, times and pricing available below.

Summer Camp Dates, Themes and Pricing

Week 1: Monday, July 6, 2020 – Friday, July 10, 2020

Week 2: Monday, July 13, 2020 – Friday, July 17, 2020

Week 3: Monday, July 20, 2020 – Friday, July 24, 2020

Week 4: Monday, July 27, 2020 – Friday, July 31, 2020

Week 5: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 – Friday, August 7, 2020 (Short Week)

Week 6: Monday, August 10, 2020 – Friday, August 14, 2020

Week 7: Monday, August 17, 2020 – Friday, August 21, 2020

Week 8: Monday, August 24, 2020 – Friday, August 28, 2020

Summer Camp Weekly Themes

Aqua Fun Academy

This week at Aqua Fun Academy, out theme is Robotics. Capers will go on a weeklong mission to build and develop 3D games using basic recycled materials. At Aqua Fun Academy we recognize the importance and benefits of recycling and reusing materials. Campers will be put to the test to think creatively as they work to think of a game and bring it to life. 

At the end of the week will create an exhibition for all the campers. They will get a chance to display their products explore others.

This week at Aqua Fun Summer Camp, our theme is The Amazing Animal Kingdom! We will be exploring wildlife throughout the world, learning about different geographical regions and their exclusive wildlife. Campers will get the opportunity to integrate their new understanding of animals through different games, activities, and arts & crafts this week.

The Amazing Animal Kingdom week is also complimented with a mid-week field trip to the Toronto Zoo. 

This week at Aqua Fun Summer Camp, we will be diving into the world of theatre arts in our exciting week of Lights, Camera, Action! There will be emphasis on basic skills, appropriate to each individual age level, in areas such as voice, movement, dance, speech, acting and more! Through games, activities and role play, campers will be given the chance to express themselves in a creative way and will be able to explore and discover more about themselves. This will be a great way to develop important skills such as teamwork, expressing emotions and self confidence.

At the end of the week, campers will be able to display what they have learned and worked on in a camp wide talent show! The talent show is open to the entire camp as well as family and friends to attend to watch and cheer campers on in a fun setting that highlights each camper’s new skills and abilities.

This week at Aqua Fun Summer Camp, we prepare for back to school with our STEAM theme week. STEAM is an educational program developed to prepare students for study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). In addition to subject-specific learning, STEAM aims to foster inquiring minds, logical reasoning, and collaboration skills through various games and camp activities. 

STEAM Week is also complimented with a Wednesday field trip to Ontario Science Centre. More information is available in the Field Trip Information section above.

This week at Aqua Fun Summer Camp, our campers will be put to the test with some friendly competition during Summer Olympics week! While following the Tokyo games, campers will get a chance to experience games, activities and arts & crafts focused around Olympic themed events while incorporating essential skills such as teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship. The week will end off with closing ceremonies and all campers will go home with an award!

This week at Aqua Fun Summer Camp, we will be exploring the vast, expansive world of the Magic of Disney! Campers will get in touch with their creative and imaginative sides as they explore numerous past and present Disney storylines. Many of the camp games and arts & crafts will revolve around popular Disney movies and it is encouraged (but not mandatory) that campers dress up as their favourite Disney character during the pizza party on Friday.

Magic of Disney week will take a look at all aspects of the Disney universe from traditional Disney characters, to Star Wars, Pixar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Marvel, The Simpsons, Indiana Jones and beyond. There are endless possibilities for all campers to participate and enjoy.

Magic of Disney is also complimented with a mid-week field trip to Pirate Life. Campers will get a chance to join the crew, search for sunken treasure and go on a real pirate adventure. 

This week at Aqua Fun Summer Camp, our beloved company mascot Whalee has gone missing! In our week-long quest to find him, our campers will expand their minds using critical thinking such as cause-and-effect, logical deduction, and assessing vital information and facts. Counsellors will present campers with different small puzzles and challenges every day (we’ll call them clues) that campers will have to solve. Every challenge solved every day will connect another dot to solving the larger mystery on Friday. 

Secret Spy Mystery Week will end with a big (successful) scavenger style challenge on Friday. Campers will end camp with a boost in confidence and problem-solving skills.

For our final week of Aqua Fun Summer Camp, we give an authentic meaning to the word “camp” with Outdoor Education Week. Outdoor Education week is an experiential process of learning that fosters an understanding and appreciation of the elements and interrelationships that exist within the natural environment. This week, we provide opportunities for campers to enjoy positive experiences in the outdoors. Developing these relationship with nature will promote respect and understanding of the natural world. This, we believe, will encourage campers to tread lightly on our planet and ultimately lead to the development of a personal environmental ethic. This entire week will take place outdoors, except for our field trip and afternoon swimming. We may also take occasional walks to Sherwood Park to give campers a better nature experience.

Outdoor Education Week is also complimented with a mid-week field trip to Sky Zone Trampoline Park where campers will have the opportunity to jump and bounce around while understanding about fitness and having fun. More information on that in the field trip section below.

Please Note: Outdoor Education Week is an all-outdoor week, meaning the entire camp day will be held outside, come rain or shine, with the exception of the pool portion. We will only move inside in the event of a thunderstorm or more severe climactic weather.

Regular Week Full Day Pricing

Regular Week
Full Day
Early-Bird
Phase 1

(until Jan. 2 inclusive)
EXPIRED
  •  

Regular Week
Full Day
Early-Bird
Phase 2

(January 2 – February 15)
EXPIRED
  •  

Regular Week
Full Day
Early-Bird
Phase 3

(February 16 - April 15)
$ 329 PER WEEK
  •  
ON SALE

Regular Week
Full Day
Regular
Price

(Starting April 16)
$ 375 PER WEEK
  •  

Short Week Full Day Pricing - Week 5 (August 4-7)

Short Week
Full Day
Early-Bird
Phase 1

(until Jan. 2 inclusive)
EXPIRED
  •  

Short Week
Full Day
Early-Bird
Phase 2

(January 2 - February 15)
EXPIRED
  •  

Short Week
Full Day
Early-Bird
Phase 3

(February 16 - April 15)
$ 299 PER WEEK
  •  
On Sale

Short Week
Full Day
Regular
Price

(Starting April 16)
$ 320 PER WEEK
  •  

Half Day, Packages and Add-Ons

Half Day
Any Week

$ 225 PER WEEK
  •  

4 Week
Package

$ 1200 FOR ALL 4 WEEKS
  •  

Lunch
Program

$ 50 PER WEEK
$40 FOR SHORT WEEK
  •  

Before Care
8 am - 9 am

$ 50 PER WEEK
$40 FOR SHORT WEEK
  •  

After Care
4 pm - 5 pm

$ 50 PER WEEK
$40 FOR SHORT WEEK
  •  

After Care
4 pm - 6 pm

$ 100 PER WEEK
$80 FOR SHORT WEEK
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Summer Camp Registration

How do I register?

General registration is available through our online registration system.

For over the phone registration you can also reach John directly at 416-670-8306 or through the main line at 416-904-6284.

Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

We have a lot of fun and tend to get dirty when playing. Please dress your child in clothing that can accommodate a variety of activities. Choose fabrics that are cool and lightweight. It’s a good idea to layer clothes as mornings can be cool and days can be very hot. Children are very active in our programs — running, climbing, rolling, jumping — so please choose shorts or lightweight pants (no skirts or dresses), and running shoes (flip-flops for pool deck only). Running shoes and shoes that have a closed toe are preferred foot wear as we want to ensure your child’s safety. Swim shoes / sandals can be worn during swim / water play.

Each camper receives on the first day:

  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Daily snacks and drinks

Please send your child to camp with the following:

  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra Clothing
  • Swim Suit and Towel

Campers are required to bring their own lunch, snacks, and extra drinks. We provide snacks and drinks to campers, however we recommend packing extra snacks and drinks for your kids as well as a redundancy. Foods should not require refrigeration or a microwave. Due to the number of participants who have severe food-related allergies, food restrictions must be communicated before the first day of camp.

ALLERGY ALERT:
Peanuts, peanut butter, nuts and all foods containing nut by-products are NOT permitted at camp. If you are unsure, please contact camp staff.

Unless otherwise stated, camps operate between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. If needed, Before and After Camp Programs are offered.

Unless otherwise stated, camp ends at 4 pm and After Camp Programs end at 6 pm.

For every 15 minutes that you are late picking up your child, you will be charged $8 per child.

If you believe tardiness might become an issue, we strongly recommend purchasing the aftercare option in advance to avoid additional fees.

0-15 minutes late$8.00
16-30 minutes late$16.00
31-45 minutes late$24.00
46-60 minutes late$32.00

If your child is going to be absent please call the AFA main office at 416-904-6284 or your site director’s direct number, which will be provided to you by the site director, and leave a message.

Children must be dropped off and picked up in the area designated for their camp, which is clearly marked at each facility. In order to ensure maximum safety, parent / guardians will be required to sign in and sign out campers each day.

If you give permission for another person to pick up the camper from camp, an Authorized Participant Pick-up and Sign Out Form will need to be completed. These forms are available prior to and during camp. We will ask all people we have not met to identify themselves with photo identification (e.g. driver’s license). The person must be over the age of 16. If someone comes to pick up your child without your prior written authorization, we will contact you for verbal permission before releasing your child.

On the first day of camp, identification bands will be placed on the wrists of each camper. These wristbands will assist staff in quickly identifying children who are part of AFA’s camp.

Please do NOT remove this band from your child’s wrists until their camp is over.

Children must be fully toilet-trained to attend all programs that do not require parent/guardian participation.

Camp staff are carefully selected based on their former experiences working with children, along with their display of enthusiasm, strong leadership skills and sound judgment.

Qualifications for camp staff include:

  • Pre-camp training sessions;
  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR Certificate;
  • CIT/LIT Certification or equivalent;
  • High Five: Principles of Healthy Child Development Certification; and
  • Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check

To help ensure all belongings return at the end of the day, teach your child to put items back in their backpack when they’re finished with them. It also helps to label all items with your child’s name and to have your child help pack their backpack so they know what’s inside — many kids don’t recognize their own stuff, especially if it’s new! It’s important that children bring a backpack, since it’s easier to carry and more sturdy than a plastic bag. Any found items at the end of the day are collected and stored at the location. If your child loses something, call your program director directly or visit to look through the lost and found. AFA is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Please encourage your child to bring only what’s needed for the program to camp. Do not bring electronic toys.

Lost and Found Disclaimer: Our staff will do their best to ensure children keep their belongings in their backpacks, but sometimes things get left behind. Please check daily to ensure your child is coming home with everything they left with!

Extreme Heat:

Staff will consult with weather and air quality reports prior to children going outdoors in extreme heat. The following circumstances should be considered:

  • temperature
  • air quality level
  • age of children
  • location of play area
  • appropriate clothing
  • time of day

Staff will follow these guidelines for minimizing the risk of heat and smog related illnesses and will utilize indoor space for programming.

Thunderstorms:

Programs will continue to operate, however, children will remain indoors continuing their normal camp day until the storm passes and it’s safe to continue to play outdoors.

AFA’s first priority is the safety and wellbeing of all participants; AFA has guidelines in place for staff when it comes to administering medication. A form will need to be filled out prior to our AFA staff being able to administer medication.

Prescription Medication

Staff will ensure the following measures are in place before accepting and or administering medication.

Medication is:

  • In its original container
  • Labeled with the child’s full name
  • Labeled with the name of the medication
  • Labeled with the date of purchase
  • Labeled with the dosage instructions
  • Labeled with time(s) to administer
  • Label with an expiry date
  • Accompanied with a measuring device
  • Accompanied with possible side effects and / or limitations
  • In a zip lock bag labeled with child’s full name

Individual plan should include:

  • A description of the child’s allergy
  • Monitoring and avoidance strategies
  • Signs and symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction
  • Action to be taken by staff in the event the child has an anaphylactic reaction
  • Parent/guardian consent for child care centre staff to administer the allergy medication
  • Emergency contact information (parent/alternate emergency contact/emergency services)

Non-Prescription Medication

If a parent/guardian requests AFA staff to administer medication that is over the counter, a detailed doctor’s note stating the following must accompany the medication:

  • The date the note was written
  • The reason for the medication to be administered (high fever to control seizures)
  • The expiry date for the note (is it good for one time only or a specific time period)
  • The child’s full name
  • The name of the medication
  • The dosage of the medication to be given
  • The time(s) the medication is to be given
  • Any side effects (this could be located on the original box/container)
  • A receipt of purchase

The best way to ensure children are protected from the sun is teaching them how to apply sunscreen and to wear a hat at all times when outdoors. Please send sunscreen labeled with your child’s name to camp, and we will remind them to reapply throughout the day.

We will also plan activities so that children are not in the hot sun all day, and blend active and quiet activities. Staff teach children sun safety:

1. Wear a wide-brim hat.
2. Apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.
3. Play in the shade.
4. Wear loose fitting clothes that cover your arms and legs.
5. Wear sunglasses with uVA and uVB protection.

And remember, sun safety is important regardless of who you are — let’s work together to keep your child’s skin safe this summer!

We have a lot of fun and tend to get dirty when playing. Please dress your child in clothing that can accommodate a variety of activities. Choose fabrics that are cool and lightweight. It’s a good idea to layer clothes as mornings can be cool and days can be very hot. Children are very active in our programs — running, climbing, rolling, jumping — so please choose shorts or lightweight pants (no skirts or dresses), and running shoes (flip-flops for pool deck only). Running shoes and shoes that have a closed toe are preferred foot wear as we want to ensure your child’s safety. Swim shoes / sandals can be worn during swim / water play.

Each camper receives on the first day:

  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Daily snacks and drinks

Please send your child to camp with the following:

  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra Clothing
  • Swim Suit and Towel

Any camp week may be cancelled for a credit up to one week prior to the start date of the camp week, free of penalty. No monetary refunds will be given. Your family account will be credited the full tuition amount.

More information is available on our terms and conditions here.

Visiting your child’s program location is the best way to learn more about their experience. Call ahead, directly to the program director to make arrangements to meet your child’s group at the designated meeting area. You will be asked to wear a visitor badge and sign in and out.