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Day Camps

Ridley College Summer Day Programmes offers a wide selection of exciting day camps appealing to future athletes, budding Picassos and everything in between. With programs based in art, science and sports we provide a variety of interest-based, age appropriate, weekly camp options for ages 4-13 years to explore. At Ridley College, campers will flourish and grow, while building new friendships and expanding their physical, creative, social and interpersonal skills.
 
 
Programme Highlights
  • Low camper to instructor ratios
  • Daily nutritious lunches
  • Qualified, knowledgeable and engaging instructors
    • Many licensed teachers, coaches or alumni
    • All certified in first aid, CPR and AED training
    • All passed a police record check (vulnerability sector)
    • All actively participated in Ridley’s thorough Summer Programmes Training Course
  • Ridley Summer Programmes t-shirt to be received on first day of camp
  • Access to full-time registered nursing staff at our on-campus Health Centre
  • Due to increased allergy and dietary restrictions we are unable to accommodate snacks. Campers are encouraged to bring their own PEANUT/NUT FREE snacks daily.

Dates: 
July 5th to – August 27th, 2021
 
Our Day Programme season will be a total length of eight (8) weeks throughout the summer months, offering a variety of interest-based day programmes for children aged 4-8 years (Juniors) and 9-13 years (Seniors). PLEASE NOTE: Note: Due to new Ministry of Ontario guidelines, all campers must be the age of four at the time of their participation at camp.
 
Programme Costs:  $290/week (unless otherwise stated)

Programme Times: Monday to Friday from 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
Extended Care:  Before School 7:30-8:30a.m.                  $30/week
                              After School 4:30-6:00p.m.                     $40/week
                              Both Before and After School Care          $70/week


LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
To avoid disappointment, we recommend completing the online registration at your earliest convenience. We have reduced or group capacities to accommodate new regulations and restrictions surrounding social distancing. When a programme is full to capacity, you will be placed on a waitlist. Waitlists will be reviewed accordingly and only honoured if we are able to accommodate. Thank you for your understanding.


 
 
 
 

Contact Summer Programmes

Ridley College Summer Programmes
P.O. Box 3013 - 2 Ridley Road
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3
 
905-684-1889 x2350 or x2351

Junior Programmes

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  • MULTISPORT (AGES 4-8)

    Prepare for a fun-filled week engaging in a variety of sports, group games and exciting activity opportunities appropriate to each age group. Participants take part in a variety of sports, which include, soccer, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, road hockey, tennis, frisbee, touch football and more! In addition, campers participate in daily swimming and ice skating sessions.* Be prepared to get physical!

    *Registrants are required to bring their own ice skates and helmets to participate in group skating.
     
    Weeks Available:
    July 5 – 9
    July 12 – 16
    July 19 – 23
    July 26 – 30
    August 2 - 6
    August 9 – 13
    August 16 – 20
    August 23 -27
     
    Cost: $290/week
    *Nutritious Lunch/Daily Recreational Swim
  • PERFORMING ARTS (AGES 4-8)

    *NEW to Ridley College Summer Programmes!*
    Lights, Camera, Action! This Performing Arts Camp combines instruction in dance and movement, acting skills and vocal performance. These fundamental skills will help develop technique to enhance self-confidence, creativity and communication skills. Campers will participate in a range of fun theatre games, creatives and other developmental activities leading up to an end of the week showcase performance that features the newly acquired skills! This programme is designed to encourage and welcome a child’s love for all things theatre!  
     
    Weeks Available:
    July 5 – 9
    July 19 – 23
    August 2 – 6
    August 16 – 20
     
    Cost: $290/week
    *Nutritious Lunch/Daily Recreational Swim
  • SCIENTIST (AGES 4-8)

    A great option for your junior who has an inquisitive mindset and loves to asks questions to gain a better understanding of the world around them. Each week, campers will explore a variety of topics, exploring different theme-based science concepts and discoveries. ”Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known!” The weekly availability and themes are as follows:
     
    July 5 - 9: Engineers in Training
    How do they build that? Our engineers-in-training will investigate how to design and build the tallest, strongest, most creative and efficient structures out of household materials.
     
    July 12 - 16: Making Sense of Your Senses
    Explore the limits of our five senses and develop an understanding in how our senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell affect our daily lives.
     
    July 19 - 23: What’s the Weather?
    Become a junior meteorologist by investigating the science behind clouds, tornados, hurricanes, typhoons, snow blizzards and a beautiful, warm summer’s day.
     
    July 26 - 30: Get Energized
    Just as our campers are always full of energy, so is this camp! Delve into the science behind different forms of energy such as solar, kinetic, chemical and thermal sources and learn how each play a huge role in our daily lives.
     
    August 2 - 6: Going Green
    As future champions of the Earth, these junior scientists are learning how their ecological and global footprint can influence the atmosphere and all of the ecosystems within it. 
     
    August 9 - 13: Out of this World
    Reach for the stars? Not these young astronauts, because for them the stars are only the beginning! Spend a week on a journey with Buzz Lightyear exploring infinity and beyond!  
     
    August 16 - 20: Inside Me
    Designed for aspiring young doctors, this camp examines how the human body works by incorporating fun, hands-on activities that delve into aspects of various body systems such as circulatory, respiratory and integumentary systems, just to name a few. 
     
    August 23 - 27: Junior Ecologist
    This camp explores various ecosystems and how they are interconnected. Through interactive activities, our young scientists will come to understand the various relationships between species and why each plays an important role in the web of life.
     
    Cost: $290/week
    *Nutritious Lunch/Daily Recreational Swim
     
  • KIBO CODING CAMP (AGES 4-8)

    A super choice for your tech-savvy child! In this digital world, where our minds are exposed to many different technological outlets from a very young age, the Kibo™ Coding Programme is designed to give young children an introduction to what the world of coding is all about. By programming a Kibo™ Robot, children will use their imaginations to design and complete a sequence of commands. Children select the programming options by scanning wooden blocks containing the actions they wish for the robot to perform and make their ideas come to life! This summer programme encourages young children to use their intellect and creativity to problem solve and work as a team!

    Weeks Available:
    July 12 – 16
    July 26 – 30
    August 9 – 13
    August 23 – 27
     
    Cost: $290/week
    *Nutritious Lunch/Daily Recreational Swim
     
     

  • LEGO ROBOTICS (AGES 4-8)

    FUN, yet educational, this camp develops numeracy and fine-motor skills, while encouraging curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. Juniors will learn to read model plans and build a variety of motorized and non-motorized structures. Campers will be challenged to “think outside the brick”!
     
    Weeks Available:
    July 5 – 9
    July 12 – 16
    July 19 – 23
    July 26 – 30
    August 2 - 6
    August 9 – 13
    August 16 – 20
    August 23 – 27
     
    Cost: $290/week
    *Nutritious Lunch/Daily Recreational Swim
     
     
  • LITTLE PICASSOS (AGES 4-8)

    “Let your Art be as unique as You!” Your little artist will explore their creativity using a variety of visual art materials that will develop fine motor skills and stimulate their artistic expression. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage and paper-mache sculpting, clay and much more! Art encourages children to think, developing skills and confidence as they go! Every child is an artist.
     
    Weeks Available:
    July 5 – 9
    July 12 – 16
    July 19 – 23
    July 26 – 30
    August 2 - 6
    August 9 – 13
    August 16 – 20
    August 23 -27
     
    Cost: $290/week
    *Nutritious Lunch/Daily Recreational Swim
  • PHYSICAL MINDS (AGES 4-8)

    This scholastic, creative and athletic programme will focus on academic and physical literacy for young minds. Mathematics, science and English concepts will be interwoven in a weekly theme-based curriculum. Fun, educational, hands-on activities will take place both inside and outside the classroom and will include arts and crafts, as well as a variety of sports and physical activities. The weekly availability and weekly themes are as follows:
     
    July 5 – 9: A Week in Whoville
    Lessons from the legendary Dr. Seuss, campers will engage in crafts, math and science through the residents of Whoville.
     
    July 12 – 16: Globetrekkers
    Bon voyage! Our young travelers will explore the culture, geography, language and sports of a different country each day.
     
    July 19 – 23: A Long Time Ago
    Taking a giant leap back in time, campers will discover what life was like in various eras. A day with the dinosaurs, medieval knights, time at the Coliseum are just a few of the stops our time travellers will take.
     
    July 26 – 30: Beachcombers
    Campers will explore what lies under the sea, engage in a study on the water cycle and participate in educational, beach-life activities.
     
    August 2 – 6: On the Go!
    Cars, boats, bikes, planes, rickshaws, helicopters, funiculars and trains! These are just some of the modes of transportation that will be explored as campers investigate various means of travel.
     
    August 9 – 13: Animal Mania
    Perfect for all zoo lovers, this programme will examine a day in the life of variety of species within the animal kingdom.
     
    August 16 – 20: Having a Ball
    This week is all about active minds and active bodies! Our young athletes will expand their minds while engaging in a variety of sports.
     
    August 23 – 27: How does your Garden Grow?
    Taking tips from Jack, campers will make their own beanstalk and will investigate how to grow other garden delicacies. 
     
    Cost: $290/week
    *Nutritious Lunch/Daily Recreational Swim
 
 
 
 

Senior Programmes

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  • ARTS, NATURE AND WELLNESS (AGES 9-13)

    Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity. Campers will participate in meditation and yoga activities daily, they will also learn about health benefits and the science of meditation and will take part in a fun and engaging creative session each day, a way to express their inner artistic skills. Campers will also swim daily in our indoor, heated pool and participate in a variety of physical activities and exercises.
     
    Weeks Available:
    July 5 – 9
    July 12 – 16
    July 19 – 23
    July 26 – 30
    August 2 - 6
    August 9 – 13
    August 16 – 20
    August 23 -27
     
    Cost: $290/week
    *Nutritious Lunch/Daily Recreational Swim
  • BASKETBALL (AGES 9-13)

    A basketball programme designed and geared towards all novice and seasoned players. Senior participants will actively engage in technical training activities that will enhance both their individual skill sets as well as their team sets. Dribbling, shooting form, game speed, defending and fitness will all be addressed, ensuring well-rounded player development. Eat, sleep, Basketball, repeat.
     
    Weeks Available:
    July 5 – 9
    July 19 – 23
    July 26 – 30
    August 2 - 6
    August 16 – 20
     
    Cost: $290/week
    *Nutritious Lunch/Daily Recreational Swim
     
  • CSI RIDLEY (AGES 9-13)

    An enticing programme for the budding investigator that aims to develop your child’s interest in forensic science! Campers will step into the shoes of a crime scene detective. They will work together and use investigative techniques to gather and track evidence to convict a fictional felon! Campers focus on evidence collection such as fingerprints, incriminating substances, impressions and trace evidence. No stone goes unturned!
     
    Weeks Available:
    July 5 – 9
    July 12 – 16
    July 19 – 23
    July 26 – 30
    August 2 - 6
    August 9 – 13
    August 16 – 20
    August 23 -27
     
    Cost: $290/week
    *Nutritious Lunch/Daily Recreational Swim
  • ROBOTICS & CODING (AGES 9-13)

    Our Robotics day programme allows young scientists and engineers to design, build, programme and test Robots. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs enable students to become better problem solvers and critical thinkers. With computers and robots used in many different aspects of the work force and in our everyday lives, these types of programmes are becoming increasingly valuable. Students will explore coding using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3™ Robot. They will work in teams to design their robot and then programme it to perform many different actions. Teamwork, communication and collaboration are constantly encouraged throughout this camp!
     
    Weeks Available:
    July 5 – 9
    July 19 – 23
    August 2 - 6
    August 16 – 20
     
    Cost: $290/week
    *Nutritious Lunch/Daily Recreational Swim
     
  • SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (AGES 9-13)

    Campers will develop a greater understanding of the “how’s” and “why’s” of how things work and why things happen. Our Apprentice Engineers spend each class designing, building, testing and re-engineering their own solutions to scientific  challenges in an engaging, hands-on and safe classroom setting. Discovering how math and science applies to modern technology, campers will work on hands-on lab activities and fun classroom challenges. The day to day activities will help boost the confidence of our new apprentice engineers and have them thinking outside of the box and stepping outside of their comfort zones to try new things!
     
    Weeks Available:
    July 5 – 9
    July 12 – 16
    July 19 – 23
    July 26 – 30
    August 2 - 6
    August 9 – 13
    August 16 – 20
    August 23 -27
     
    Cost: $290/week
    *Nutritious Lunch/Daily Recreational Swim
  • MULTISPORT (AGES 9-13)

    Prepare for a fun-filled week engaging in a variety of sports, group games and exciting activity opportunities appropriate to each age group. Participants take part in a variety of sports, which include, soccer, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, road hockey, tennis, frisbee, touch football and more! In addition, campers participate in daily swimming and ice skating sessions.* Be prepared to get physical!

    *Registrants are required to bring their own ice skates and helmets to participate in group skating.
     
    Weeks Available:
    July 5 – 9
    July 12 – 16
    July 19 – 23
    July 26 – 30
    August 2 - 6
    August 9 – 13
    August 16 – 20
    August 23 -27
     
    Cost: $290/week
    *Nutritious Lunch/Daily Recreational Swim
  • PERFORMING ARTS (AGES 9-13)

    *NEW to Ridley College Summer Programmes!*
    Lights, Camera, Action! This Performing Arts Camp combines instruction in dance and movement, acting skills and vocal performance. These fundamental skills will help develop technique to enhance self-confidence, creativity and communication skills. Campers will participate in a range of fun theatre games, creatives and other developmental activities leading up to an end-of-the-week showcase performance that features their newly acquired skills. This programme is designed to encourage a child’s love for all things theatre!  
     
    Weeks Available:
    July 12 – 16
    July 26 – 30
    August 9 – 13 
    August 23 -27
     
    Cost: $290/week
    *Nutritious Lunch/Daily Recreational Swim
     

Summer 2021 Refund Policy


Requests for cancellation or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the Ridley College Summer Programmes office via email at summerprogrammmes@ridleycollege.com Requests for refunds received prior to four weeks before the start date of the programmes will receive a full refund, less an administration fee of 10 per cent. Refund requests received between one and four weeks prior to the start date of the programme are subject to an Administration Fee of 50 per cent of the total fee. Refund requests received less than one week prior to the start of camp will not qualify for a refund.
 
Pro-rated refunds are not available for days absent, meals not taken or other services not fully utilized. The full session’s fees are due and payable if a child is registered and attends any part of a session.
 
Any camper who exhibits behaviour that is deemed in appropriate by the Summer Programmes Manager will have their participation suspended or terminated without a refund.
 
Ridley endeavours to provide one week notice for the cancellation of any week of camp; however, all families will be offered an alternate programme for the same week or a full refund.
 
If we are advised by the Provincial and Health Advisories to cancel any or all sessions of a summer programme due to COVID-19 regulations and restrictions, all registration fees will be refunded in full.


 
 
 
 
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 700 students from 60 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   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.