Wilmot Family Resource Centre’s number one priority is the safety of our campers and staff, while creating an enjoyable experience for our campers this summer. Due to COVID-19, new camp protocols and practices will be in place.

Our mission is to respond to the needs of individuals and families within Wilmot and Wellesley communities through resident-centred planning and the provision of innovative programs, services and supports. We have asked for input from families in our community to understand their needs for summer programming options. Our summer program options have been based on the needs expressed as well as the provincial and regional guidelines for operating under COVID-19 protocols.

Here is what you and your child(ren) can expect this summer at Day Camp with Wilmot Family Resource Centre:

  • A current 4:1 camper to Summer Leaders ratio
  • Summer Leaders with post-secondary education, and experience working with children and youth in both camp and education settings
  • All activities have been adapted to allow for social distancing•Attempting to place siblings in the same group to limit household exposures
  • Making efforts to pair camper friends together at the request of parents
  • Camp does not include lunch, but pre-packaged snacks will be provided
  • There will be no offsite field trips requiring transportation or entering businesses
  • There will be no visits of onsite special guests
    • Camp staff are exploring the idea of live streaming guest speakers
  • Screening will take place every morning:
    • key health questions will be asked
    • campers’ temperatures will be taken to ensure everyone who is onsite is healthy
  • To minimize the risk to campers and staff, parents will not be allowed beyond the screening table
  • Hygiene and cleaning practices will include:
    • increased frequency and supervision of hand hygiene
    • increased frequency of cleaning high contact surfaces

These are just some of the current practices and protocols we are putting in place. More specific instructions will be coming, and these are subject to change based on the direction of the provincial and federal governments, and the Region of Waterloo Public Health Unit.

When you register for camp you will receive a pre-camp information package including a pre-camp checklist, informational videos, and details on what you and your children can expect when attending day camp.

The summer program options that we are offering to meet the needs of families in our community are:

Full Day Camp – 8:30am-5:00pm
$200 per child

Our focus is on working parents who do not have alternative care for their children. As we have limited spaces available in full day camp, we want to support those that need it the most.

One group (8 campers max per group) per week. Campers will remain with their group for the full week of camp. This camp will take place at the New Hamburg Community Centre.

1/2 Day Camp – 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm
$75 per child

Two groups (4 campers max per group) per week with the option of either a morning group or an afternoon group. Campers will remain with their group and will not be able to mix between the morning or afternoon programs. This camp will take place at the New Hamburg Arena.

Leader Walks – 2:00pm-4:00pm Window
(1 hour daily for a week)
$10 for the week per family

To support children to be active outdoors and social interaction outside of the home, as well as to give parents a much-needed break,we have an hour-long community walk program for one group (4 children max) per week. A Summer Leader will take 4 children (from up to 2 families-friendship pairs) on an exciting adventure around their community for an hour each day across the week. Parents will be able to decide on a 1-hour time slot within the 2:00-4:00pm window for the week. Pick-up / drop-off from home.

This program is still in the planning phase, and more details will be shared soon!

Camp in a Bag Online
(1 hour daily for a week)
$25 per child

Themed weeks with up to 10 online campers joining a live online camp class (approx. hour-long) daily for the week. Camp in a Bag will be delivered to your home with activity materials for the week, including activities campers can enjoy outside of the online sessions. There will JR and SR Camp in a Box options for different age groups that run weekly during the summer. Youth will need access to internet and an electronic device that supports the use of either Zoom or Google Classrooms in order to participate.

  • 10:30-11:30am – JR Camp in a Bag
  • 1:00-2:00pm – SR Camp in a Bag

This program is still in the planning phase, and more details will be shared soon!

Online Content

Stay tuned for free virtual content throughout the summer. Virtual content will include fun videos, craft ideas, challenges, and activities for the whole family. Don’t forget to visit the Wilmot Family Resource Centre Ideas Hub on Facebook for fun activities to do together!

Our camp is geared towards children who are able to participate in group activities. We are not equipped to work with children with special needs and behavioral difficulties.

Week Camp ThemeFull Day1/2 DayCamp in a BagLeader Walks
June 29-July 3* Science Camp $160$60$25$10
July 6-10We Love Pets$200$75$25$10
July 13-17Fairies, Elves & Magic$200$75$25$10
July 20-24Time Hoppers$200$75$25$10
July 27-31Nature Camp$200$75$25$10
August 4-7*Space Camp$160$60$25$10
August 10-14Arts Camp$200$75$25$10
August 17-21World of Water$200$75$25$10
August 24-28Sports Camp$200$75$25$10
*CAMP WILL NOT RUN JULY 1ST AND AUGUST 3RD

Payment is required to hold your child’s spot. Payment is refundable up to two weeks prior to program start date minus a $50 administration fee.

Pre-registration is required for all summer programs. Call 519-662-2731 for more information.

A limited number of subsidies is available. Please contact us at 519.662.2731 to discuss details.

Registration Form:

Click on the gold button below to download the fillable registration form. Be sure to email the completed registration form directly to info@wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.ca (only etransfer payments should go to bookkeeper@wilmotfamilyresourcecentre.ca).