Summer Programmes

Day Camps

Our Day Camps offer low camper to instructor ratios, nutritious lunches, and daily swims. All Day Camps are provided by adult instructors who deliver engaging activities and have experience caring for children. Many of our instructors are qualified teachers, coaches, or alumni.

Day Camp standard hours are from 9:00am to 4:00pm each day, with options for before care from 7:30am to 9:00am, and after care from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.


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  • Summer MultiSport Programme (Ages 4-15)

    The Ridley Multisport Programme offers a fun-filled week with a variety of sports, along with games and exciting activities appropriate to the age level (primary, junior, intermediate). Participants engage in a variety of sports, including soccer, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, road hockey, daily swimming, ice skating, tennis, frisbee, and touch football. All participants receive a Ridley Summer Programmes t-shirt. Programmes run Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

    Weeks Available

    June 19-23
    June 26-30
    July 3-7
    July 10-14
    July 17-21
    July 24-28
    July 31-August 4
    August 7-11
    August 14-18
    August 21-25
    August 28-September 1

    Cost: $240 per week
    Hot lunch and two snacks included daily.
     
     
  • Lego Robotics (Ages 4-8)

    Designed for children ages four to eight, this programme is great for the beginner builder who is a hands-on learner. Learning is achieved by encouraging curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. Participants will learn to read model plans and build a variety of motorized and non-motorized models. Fun, yet educational, this camp will reinforce counting, number recognition, fine motor skills, as well as basic science facts.

    Weeks Available

    July 3-7
    July 10-14
    July 17-21
    July 24-28
    July 31-August 4
    August 7-11
    August 14-18
    August 21-25

    Cost: $240 per week
    Hot lunch and two snacks included daily.
  • Junior Scientist (Ages 4-8)

    Ridley Junior Scientists get to ask the question WHY and then discover the answers through experiments using age appropriate scientific methods. Our Junior Scientist day camp allows campers to experience an exciting new science adventure every day, conduct their own experiments, solve crimes, and explore nature in our new all-natural playscape.

    Weeks Available

    July 3- 7
    July 10- 14
    July 17- 21
    July 24- 28
    July 31- August 4
    August 7- 11
    August 14- 18
    August 21- 25

    Cost:
     $240 per week
    Hot lunch and two snacks included daily.
  • Physical Minds (Ages 4-8)

    In this academic, creative and athletic programme, the focus is academic and physical literacy for young minds. The mornings will be spent in a classroom setting where students will learn math, English, and science. Classroom sizes are kept small with a student-teacher ratio of 8:1. In the afternoons, students will participate in arts and crafts activities and sports. 
     
    Weeks Available

    July 3- July 7
    July 10- July 14
    July 17- July 21
    July 24- July 28
    July 31- August 4
    August 7- August 11
    August 14- August 18
    August 21- August 25
     
    Cost: $240 per week
    Hot lunch and two snacks included daily.
  • Introduction to Rowing Programme (Ages 9-14)

    Two sessions of the Introduction to Rowing programme have been scheduled; with each session lasting two weeks. Participants will learn sculling (two oars) techniques, along with such activities as ergometer training and poolside rowing on campus. Most workouts will take place at the Henley Course, although mornings with rainy or windy conditions will require session relocation to either the Ridley campus or our indoor Ridley Rowing Tank location. A swim test will be required on the first day, at the Ridley pool. All participants will wear a buoyancy lifebelt for safety during on-water sessions. Spaces are limited to 14 students per session.
     
    Session 1: July 3- July 14 (9am-noon)
    Session 2: July 17- July 28 (9am-noon)
     
    Cost: $300 per session
  • Rowing Development Programme (Ages 10-15)

    The Rowing Development Programme will build on the skills learned in the Introduction to Rowing Programme. In line with Rowing Canada and Sport Canada’s guidelines, athletes will develop their physical literacy on the water and their technical skills in sculling and small boats, as well as developing their physical skills with supplementary activities. This programme will build the foundations any athlete would need to be successful in a high school rowing team. Instructors are NCCP certified. Spaces are limited to 12 students per session.
     
    Session 1: July 3- July 14 (9am-noon)
    Session 2: July 17- July 28 (9am-noon)
     
    Cost: $400 per session
  • CSI Ridley (Ages 9-15)

    The CSI day camp offers participants a chance to step into the shoes of a crime scene investigator to solve a crime on the Ridley campus. Participants work as part of a crime scene science unit to gather and track evidence that will convict a fictional felon. They test fingerprints, analyze fake blood, photograph crime scenes, and more!

    Weeks Available

    July 3-7
    July 10-14
    July 17-21
    July 24-28
    July 31-August 4
    August 7-11
    August 14-18
    August 21-25

    Cost: $240 per week
    Hot lunch and two snacks included daily.
  • Robotics (Ages 9-15)

    Our Robotics day camp programme allows young scientists, and engineers to design, build, programme, and test a robot. It is ideal for a child who wants to pursue a career in the field of science, technology, or engineering. Campers learn teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and social skills.

    Weeks Available

    July 3-7
    July 10-14
    July 17-21
    July 24-28
    July 31-August 4
    August 7-11
    August 14-18
    August 21-25

    Cost: $240 per week
    Hot lunch and two snacks included daily.

     


     
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  • Decisive Debate Programme (Ages 8-12)

    This day camp offers a great opportunity for participants who enjoy discussing current issues to explore the art of “organized arguing”. Through this experience, campers learn the fundamentals of debate, public speaking and essay writing, and become more confident public speakers and debaters. Children develop a strong voice and good presentation skills in a fun, safe environment. Plus, they learn to create factual, logical, ethical and emotional arguments to persuade others in the club that their point of view is valid.

    Weeks Available

    July 3-7
    July 10-14
    July 17-21
    July 24-28
    July 31-August 4
    August 7-11
    August 14-18
    August 21-25

    Cost: $240 per week
    Hot lunch and two snacks included daily.

  • Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 9-15)

    Our creative writing day camp is ideal for youth interested in improving their writing skills or developing different writing techniques using their own thoughts and ideas. The confidence and skills learned in this programme assist participants in their academic courses.

    Weeks Available

    July 3-7
    July 10-14
    July 17-21
    July 24-28
    July 31-August 4
    August 7-11
    August 14-18
    August 21-25

    Cost: $240 per week
    Hot lunch and two snacks included daily.

  • Innovative Entrepreneur Workshop (Ages 9-15)

    This programme is for children and teens who are interested in designing a new business, a new product or introducing a new service. Campers are encouraged to seek and explore their own ideas to discover the full potential of those ideas by developing their critical thinking and problem solving skills.

    Weeks Available

    July 3-7
    July 10-14
    July 17-21
    July 24-28
    July 31-August 4
    August 7-11
    August 14-18
    August 21-25

    Cost: $240 per week
    Hot lunch and two snacks included daily.

  • Beginner Science & Engineering (Ages 9-15)

    From the elements below us to the world above, this camp delves into the exciting fields of science and engineering. Participants get a chance to experience natural sciences, sky science, technology, and engineering in one jam-packed week of fun-filled, hands-on activities and challenges. Participants get a chance to work in classrooms and laboratories and have fun!

    Weeks Available

    July 3-7
    July 10-14
    July 17-21
    July 24-28
    July 31-August 4
    August 7-11
    August 14-18
    August 21-25

    Cost: $240 per week
    Hot lunch and two snacks included daily.

  • Junior Soccer (Ages 4-8)

    Training in skills development as well as team play is the focus of this programme. Children work on their physical fitness levels through drill playing exercises and games that allows every child to be involved. Many skills are learned throughout the programme including: dribbling, shooting and passing. This programme offers an opportunity to participate in a physical activity, make new friends and have fun! 
     
    Weeks Available

    July 3- July 7
    July 10- July 14
    July 17- July 21
    July 24- July 28
    July 31- August 4
    August 7- August 11
    August 14- August 18
    August 21- August 25
     
    Cost: $240 per week
    Hot lunch and two snacks included daily.
  • Basketball (Ages 4-15)

    The Basketball programme is designed to give young boys and girls a chance to work on their basketball skills in a team environment which is designed to encourage confidence while making new friendships and being physically active. This programme teaches new skills, challenges and how to work together as a team. It is instructed by Ridley College basketball coaching staff.
     
    Ridley strives to offer a diverse programme that will help students realize their athletic potential. It is our responsibility to expose students to many sporting opportunities. With the changing lifestyles of today, sport has become an area for both competition and recreation. No matter what the students' athletic abilities are, we will help them build their strengths to reach attainable goals.
     
    Ages 4-8: July 10-14
    Ages 9-15: July 17-21
     
    Cost: $240 per session
    Hot lunch and two snacks included daily.
  • Advanced Science & Engineering (Ages 9-15)

    Students take what they learned from Beginner Science and Engineering and take it one step further in Advanced Science and Engineering. Students perform lab experiments designed to study matter, energy, change and continuity. Participants will get a chance to work in classrooms and laboratories. Get on your lab coats and get ready for some fun!
     
    Weeks Available

    July 3- 7
    July 10- 14
    July 17- 21
    July 24- 28
    July 31- August 4
    August 7- 11
    August 14- 18
    August 21- 25
     
    Cost: $240 per week
    Hot lunch and two snacks included daily.
  • Arts, Meditation and Wellness (Ages 9-15)

    During this exciting educational arts and wellness programme, students will participate in meditation and yoga activities instructed by a certified yoga instructor. They will learn about the science and health benefits of meditation and participate in daily swimming in our indoor pool. Students will take part in a fun and engaging art session each day where many different art projects will be offered.
     
    Weeks Available

    July 3- 7
    July 10- 14
    July 17- 21
    July 24- 28
    July 31- August 4
    August 7- 11
    August 14- 18
    August 21- 25
     
    Cost: $240 per week
    Hot lunch and two snacks included daily.

Contact Summer Programmes

Milana Schramm
Manager of Summer Programmes
905-684-1889 Ext. 2351

Katelyn Scott
Administrative Assistant
905-684-1889 ext. 2350
summerprogrammes@ridleycollege.com
Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the Ridley College Summer Programmes office via email as ridleycollege@summerprogrammes.com. Requests for refunds received prior to four weeks before to the start of the camp will receive a refund minus an administration fee of 10%. Refund requests received less than four weeks prior to the start of the camp session are subject to an administration fee of 50% of the total fee. Refund requests received less than seven calendar days prior the start of the camp session, will not qualify for a refund.
 
Refunds may take four to six weeks to process.
 
All programmes operate and are priced based on full week attendance.
 
Ridley endeavors to provide three weeks notice for the cancellation of any week of camp; however, all families will be offered an alternate camp for the same week or a full refund.
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With more than 665 students from 44+ countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.