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City of London offering modified summer day camp program


The City of London is offering 13 modified summer day camps this summer beginning July 13 and July 20.

Summer day camps will be available at Storybook Gardens and in community centres across the city, adhering to guidelines and health precautions set out by the Province of Ontario and the Middlesex-London Health Unit, including physical distancing and group size restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19.

As part of the modified summer day camp experience, day campers will take part in active and quiet games, arts and crafts, nature-based and outdoor activities among smaller camper groups of eight.

“I know many families and children will be excited for the opportunity to participate in a day camp this summer,” says Mayor Ed Holder. “While summer day camps will look a little different this year, kids can look forward to a fun and memorable summer day camp experience.”

Day camp sessions begin July 13 and July 20 for children ages 4-12, along with a camp opportunity for youth ages 12-21 with special needs. Core program hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with assigned parent or guardian pick-up and drop-off times. Extended care beyond core camp hours will not be available this year.

“We know how important summer day camps are to children and families,” says Cheryl Smith, Managing Director, Neighbourhood, Children and Fire Services. “We’re excited to be able to offer a modified summer camp experience and provide day camp opportunities for the community. Staff have been working to adapt some of the existing camp activities and develop new experiences for camp participants this year.”

In keeping with physical distancing measures and limits on group sizes, the City is offering a reduced number of summer camps and camp spaces available this year. With a limited number of spots available, the City is encouraging parents and guardians that require day camps for child care to register early as spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration will be available starting Monday, June 22 at 8:30 a.m. online at www.london.ca/pywonline or by calling 519-661-5575. In-person registration will be available at the City of London offices, second floor of 355 Wellington Street (Citi Plaza), Suite 248 on Monday, June 22 between 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For more information and summer camp 2020 details, please visit: london.ca/summercamp2020.