Summer Camps

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Assumption of Risk
Hanover, in collaboration with the Grey Bruce Public Health, continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation.

Users of Hanover’s parks, recreation and culture facilities such as the P & H Centre are reminded that when you attend these facilities as a participant, spectator or patron you assume risk when in our facility. An inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases including COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present.

By visiting any publicly accessible facility such as the P & H Centre you voluntarily assume all risks including any risk of injury, loss, damage and possible exposure to a communicable disease, including COVID-19.

We remind you to follow the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines being recommended by various Canadian health authorities, including the Grey Bruce Public Health, Ontario Health, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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Online Registration - Fast, Easy & Secure! Register online by clicking on the image below or call 519.364.2310 x 0.

 

Things you should know about camp!

  1. Camper Pick Up and Drop Off
    Campers 9 years and younger MUST have adult supervision at all times during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Please ensure that regular escorts and emergency contacts are recorded with your registration. Only those adults listed will be permitted to pick up your child(ren). Please notify us of any changes in your child’s pick up routine by calling 519.364.2310 x 0. This is our safe arrival hotline. Children are NOT allowed to leave early without written consent from a parent or guardian. Extended care is not available for camps. Please plan to arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to camp start. Prompt pickup by camp end time is required.
  2. Ages
    See specific camp description for ages. Participants must have turned the minimum age and not exceed the maximum age by the first day of the camp week that they are registering for. Camp leaders will take age difference into account when programming activities.
  3. Medical Information
    Health and safety is our number one priority. Please ensure that we have up-to-date information about your child’s medical conditions including allergies, medical details, behaviour and an emergency contact that can be reached during the hours of 8:30am - 4:30pm.
  4. What to Bring
    Parents will receive a “Parent Handbook” that outlines specific policies and details as to what campers should bring. Children are not to bring any personal items to camp unless specified in the Parent Handbook.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

  1. Registration
    Registration will be limited. The camp sizes will not exceed the Provincial mandated cohort limit. Cohorts will be kept separate thereby minimizing contact between staff and participants.
  2. Pre-Screening
    Daily, any person attending or participating in Town of Hanover Day Camp programming must pre-screen for symptoms of COVID-19. Upon arrival, parents or guardians will be required to sign a daily screening attestation. Children attending camp will have their temperature taken by camp leader upon arrival. 
    Individuals are NOT to attend camp if they answer yes to any of the below screening questions:
    • Do you have a fever, new cough, shortness of breath or a combination of muscle aches, fatigue headache, sore throat or runny nose, chills, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, nausea or diarrhea?
    • Have you, or anyone in your household travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days?
    • Have you, or anyone in your household been told to isolate, or be tested for COVID-19 or been in close contact with a person with confirmed or probably case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
  3. COVID-19 Symptoms
    If a camper begins to exhibit COVID-19 symptoms during a program that cannot be explained by anything else (hunger, being upset, anxiety, allergies), camp staff will relocate that camper to an isolation area. The camper’s parent or guardian will be contacted for immediate pick up.
  4. Hand Hygiene
    Performing and promoting hand hygiene will be incorporated into the programming schedules. All participants must sanitize or wash their hands with soap and water upon arrival, departure and regularly throughout the day. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Children are encouraged to have personal hand sanitizer with their lunch boxes.
  5. Physical Distancing
    During Town of Hanover Specialty Day Camps all participants, including camp staff, will maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres from anyone outside of their household unless essential care is required. Staff and campers will be advised and regularly reminded of the importance of physical distancing and always consider alternative ways to minimize close contact.
  6. Masks/Face Coverings
    All participants, including camp staff are required to wear a face covering whenever indoors. Wearing a mask outdoors will not be mandatory as long as the activity allows for a minimum of 2 metres physical distancing between participants. Children are required to have a face covering on their person at all times. One complimentary face covering lanyard will be provided to each camper.
  7. Equipment Use
    Wherever possible, programming supplies and materials will be pre-packaged or distributed with physical distancing measures in place. Any equipment or materials that are used during Town specialty day camp programming are not to be shared with anyone outside of their household. Town staff will clean and disinfect all equipment and materials between users.

 

Online Registration - Fast, Easy & Secure! Register online by clicking on the image below or call 519.364.2310 x 0.

Registration opens:    
June 3 for Hanover Residents
June 10 for Non-Residents 

All About Art Camp
Art camp offers so many great ways for campers to experiment, get active and get messy in the world of art! Campers will learn techniques and complete many fun hands-on art projects including cartooning, outdoor drawing & artwork made with a variety of mediums. If you love being creative, this is the camp for you!
About the Instructors: Makenzie Ermel is passionate about helping children embrace the joy of art. She is a local award winning student, in her 2nd Year of Fine Arts at Western University and is becoming well known for her drawings and paintings. Makenzie loves to inspire others to recognize that daily life is full of opportunities to be creative.

Dates  July 5 - 9, 2021 | Code 7657  
Where  Lions Den | P & H Centre 
Time  8:30am - 4:30pm 
Age & Costs  7 - 12 years | $196.00

Home Alone Camp
An action packed two-day program that upon successful completion participants will receive their St. John Ambulance babysitting certificate. Participants will learn how to prepare nutritional snacks, the do's and don’ts about staying home alone, how to handle various situations including sibling conflict, internet safety and more through games, role play and other fun activities.

Dates  July 5 & 6, 2021 | Code 7665
Where  Lounge & Viewing Area | P & H Centre 
Time  8:30am - 4:00pm 
Age & Costs  11 years & up | $115.00

Silver Lake Outdoor Adventure Day Camp
A fun opportunity for campers to build relationships and learn new skills. This camp is a great introduction to outdoor skills including fire building and hiking in a day camp setting. Campers will also get to participate in classic camp activities, including crafts, nature, games, and initiatives lead by qualified Silver Lake staff.
About the Instructors: Silver Lake Outdoor Adventure Day Camp is an extension of Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, located in Sauble Beach. SLMC strives to provide an enjoyable setting where spiritual and personal growth are fostered and Christian values and teachings are emphasized. This occurs primarily during summer camp, outdoor education and retreats through community living, personal discovery, outdoor skills and environmental caring.

Dates July 5 - 9, 2021 | Code 7666
Where Hanover Town Park 
Time  8:30am - 4:30pm 
Age & Costs  7 - 14 years | $235.00

 

Dates July 12 - 16, 2021 | Code 7670
Where Hanover Town Park 
Time  8:30am - 4:30pm 
Age & Costs  7 - 14 years | $235.00

On Trend Camp
Ready to go with the flow of what's trending? This week will focus on the things kids are talking about: YouTube, Slime, Mario Bros, fidget toys and more! We'll play "would you rather", make Minecraft swords and experience a real life Sims simulation game! Get on board with what's trending and join us for this week of popular fun.

Dates July 19 - 23, 2021 | Code 7658
Where Lions Den | P & H Centre 
Time  8:30am - 4:30pm 
Age & Costs  7 - 12 years | $189.00

Camp Spark
Studio 410's triple threat camp is coming to the Hanover stage! Study the art of performance, the building blocks of becoming a triple threat (singing | dancing | acting) and the power of being yourself! If you love singing, dancing, performing and being active, this is the perfect camp for you! Each day campers will hone their performance skills through exciting activities including: dance and vocal training, choreography, creation and development, team building activities, act it out group games and much more! This camp is open to kids of all experience levels! Students will perform the last day of camp for friends and family to enjoy!
About the Instructors: Studio 410 (Teeswater, ON) is a performing arts company where many creative skills are taught and cultivated - such as music lessons, musical theatre productions, workshops, fitness, dance training and personal development. In recent years they have cast many local talented youth in their acclaimed productions of Legally Blonde, Shrek the Musical Jr. and their most recent production of Disney’s Frozen Jr.!

Dates July 19 - 23, 2021 | Code 7661
Where Hanover Legion
Time  8:30am - 4:00pm 
Age & Costs  6 - 13 years | $280.00

Wild Encounters Camp
Calling all curious kids, get ready for a wild week outdoors. We will be exploring all things nature… water, weather, animals, plants and how to survive in the great outdoors and much more. An action-packed week of fun and investigations. Get ready to walk on the wild side.
About the instructor: Nancy Griffin is the Conservation Education for Saugeen Valley and Grey Sauble Conservation Authorities. She has many years’ experience and annually teaches over 8,000 young people throughout Grey/Bruce.

Dates July 26 - 30, 2021 | Code 7667
Where Sulphur Spring Conservation Area
Time  8:30am - 4:00pm
Age & Costs  8 - 12 years | $210.00

 

Dates August 16 - 20, 2021 | Code 7669
Where Sulphur Spring Conservation Area 
Time  8:30am - 4:00pm 
Age & Costs  8 - 12 years | $210.00

 


RAD Adventure Camp

Kids and bikes: it's magic! RAD Adventures teaches skills that last a lifetime. The main focus is building confidence on a bike — and having a ton of fun!
We teach: proper riding techniques, trail etiquette, basic mechanic skills — from how to put a chain back on to how to fix a flat tire, use tools and adjust components — use of equipment, road and trail safety, nature and forest values, and that mountain biking is a sport that will keep them healthy, happy and strong their entire lives. Our focus is on the joy and thrill of riding, in a fun, supportive and safe environment.
This camp combines a mix of activities which support overall health, wellness and fitness, including forest lessons, fort building, interpretive conversations, and field games among others.
About the Instructors: RAD Adventures has been inspiring, teaching and encouraging kids for more than three years in and around the Town of Blue Mountain and Collingwood and is now expanding it's brand of fun to include Hanover this summer. 

Dates August 3 - 6, 2021 | Code 7672
Where Hanover Town Park 
Time  8:30am - 4:00pm
Age & Costs  7 - 11 years | $271.00 (August week) 

 

Dates August 3 - 6, 2021 | Code 7674
Where Hanover Town Park
Time  8:30am - 11:30am 
Age & Costs  4 - 6 years | $199.00 (August week)

Jr. Hoops Camp
Have you got game? Jr. Hoops Camp is designed for girls and boys ages 9 - 13 and helps develop FUNdamental basketball skills. Learn how to dribble, shoot, pass, rebound, footwork and play defense with an emphasis on sportsmanship! Players of all levels can advance their skills. Help your young basketball player improve his or her game, meet new friends and have serious fun! All campers will receive a Jr. Hoops reversible jersey and Spalding basketball.
About the Instructors: John Mitchell and Jeff Ruttan have plenty of basketball experience. John is an elementary teacher at JDSS, while Jeff is a high school teacher at SHHS. John coached the JDSS junior boys and elementary basketball teams, while Jeff coached the senior SHHS basketball team. Both John and Jeff have experience playing and coaching experience at the club level. John also has experience as an assistant coach with Special Olympics basketball.

Dates July 26 - 30, 2021 | Code 7659
Where Hanover Missionary Church 
Time  8:30am - 4:30pm 
Age & Costs  9 - 13 years | $215.00

Jr. Firefighter Camp
Ever wondered what it was like to be a firefighter? Come learn with Captain Rob Hagan and Firefighter Christina Schnell as we experience hands on activities of using portable fire extinguishers, hooking up hydrants, using hoses and rope rescue skills. We will also explore the world of firefighter tools, smoke/CO alarms and bunker gear. As well as some basic first aid, water rescue skills, home fire safety and escape planning. Add in some cooperative games and challenges for a complete week of fun and learning! We are confident it will be an unforgettable experience!

Dates August 3 - 6, 2021 | Code 7660
Where Lions Den | P & H Centre 
Time  8:30am - 4:30pm 
Age & Costs  8 - 12 years | $159.00

Splash Bash Camp
Get set to get wet. You'll be in it and around it if you come out for our Splash Bash Camp. Campers will be prepared for water balloon fun, slip and slide, squirt baseball, relays and a soakin' water battle. Make sure to pack an extra towel as this week is sure to be a splashtacular time!

Dates August 9 - 13, 2021 | Code 7662
Where Lions Den | P & H Centre 
Time  8:30am - 4:30pm 
Age & Costs  7 - 12 years | $189.00

Enfant Soliel Camp
"Lots of fun" Beaucoup de s'amusements! A summer recreation camp experience utilizing french language skills. This camp is offered in co-operation with the Hanover Canadian Parents for French Chapter. This week will be jam packed with fun including games, songs, crafts, cooking, story time, outings and much more. A perfect opportunity for French Immersion students to practice their French skills.

Dates August 16 - 20, 2021 | Code 7664
Where Lions Den | P & H Centre 
Time  8:30am - 4:00pm 
Age & Costs  5 - 10 years | $164.00 | CPF Members 
                     $189.00 | non-CPF Member

STEM Camp
Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) Explore's STEM camps takes curiosity and imagination and puts them to good use! Our STEM experts will provide opportunities for campers to solve real problems using everyday materials and a little scientific know-how. Each day campers will learn a new skill and then apply it with some hands-on activities.
About the Instructors: Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) Explore is very excited to be coming to Hanover this summer! We have been working with the BWDSB and BGCDSB to bring excitement and intrigue into the science and math curriculums using experiments, coding, and most of all FUN!! We believe that science is for everyone and we can't wait to meet you all!

Dates August 23 - 27, 2021 | Code 7663
Where Lions Den | P & H Centre 
Time  8:30am - 4:30pm 
Age & Costs  8 - 12 years | $185.00