Update July 2021: We are excited to be planning on running day camp August 2021! Due to the current COVID framework, we can run day camp as long as we are at least in Stage 1. At this time all sessions are full. Waitlists are now unavailable due to the high demand.
PLEASE NOTE: The following information and pictures come from camp sessions pre-COVID 2020. Camp programs may need to adjust due to updated COVID-19 protocols.
Day Camp: For Youth SK to Grade 8
Circle R Day Camp is a wonderful introductory camp experience. Day campers experience the thrills, fun, and adventure of camp and return home each evening. Day campers can play, explore, spend time in the nature and make new friends while having the time of their lives! Best of all, day campers become part of a caring camp community that encourages and supports them while they learn and grow.
Day Camp Program
Day Camp exposes campers to a wide variety of activities so they can get a flavour for all the elements of a great camp experience. Day campers are placed in groups of eight with one or two counsellors; our youngest “Tyke” campers have two counsellors with each group. Including program staff, the overall ratio of campers to staff at Day Camp is 3:1 and the relatively small capacity of campers per session allows more personal interaction and greater flexibility in day-to-day programming. The camp day runs from 9am to 4:00pm. Campers are split into different age groups: Tykes (SK – Grade 2), Juniors (Grades 3 – 4), Intermediates (Grades 5 – 6), and Seniors (Grades 7 – 8).
Horses and The Riding Program
There’s plenty of horse time for everyone! Day campers get to experience western pleasure trail riding as well as care for their horses such as grooming and tacking. Circle R riding programs help campers become more comfortable and confident around horses, increase their riding skills and knowledge, have fun, and enjoy the benefits and excitement of working with horses!
Day Camp Activities
Depending on age, options may include:
- MeowTown (Humane Education
and Adoption Centre)
- Row boating/Canoeing/Kayaking
- Tree Climbing (Senior campers only)
- Farm animals
- Arts and Crafts
- Drama Games
- Hiking and Nature Exploration
- Fire Building & Bushcraft
- Permaculture Gardening
- Primitive Skills
- And much, much more!
Facilities, Meals, and Transportation
For 2021, day campers will need to provide their own packed lunch and snacks (peanut and treenut free). Bus transportation is provided with stops located throughout the city. Our staff travel on the buses with the campers every day. Circle R believes that Day Camp program actually begins and ends on the bus!
- Oxbury Centre/Mall (1299 Oxford St.)
- Wortley Public School (301 Wortley Rd.)
- White Oaks Public School (565 Bradley Ave.)
- Southwest Optimist Park (682 Southdale Rd. W. Near Bostwick Rd.)
- Lambeth Public School (6820 Duffield St.)
- School at 940 Waterloo St.
- Masonville Public School (25 Hillview Blvd.)
- Sherwood Forest Mall (1225 Wonderland Rd. N.)
- Oakridge Centre (760 Hyde Park Rd. beside CIBC)
- Bryon Northview Public School (1370 Commissioners Rd W. @ Stephen St.)
- Kilworth Convenience Centre (26 Kilworth Park Dr, Komoka, ON N0L 1R0)
- Circle R Ranch Drop Off/Pick Up (3017 Carriage Road, Delaware, ON, N0L 1E0)