Appleby Summer Camps has something for everyone, with more than 50 programs and over 220 weekly sessions! Program offerings include Early Discovery, Sports & Adventure, Arts & Media, Science & Success and Leadership camps. Sessions feature highly qualified instructors, low camper to instructor ratios, nutritious lunches, and daily swims (with full day camps). Make us your choice for summer friendship, learning and fun!


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Early Discovery

Loads of laughter and memorable experiences go hand-in-hand with Appleby College Discovery Camps! Designed especially for campers ages 4-7

Sports & Adventure

Designed for campers 7-14, Sports & Adventure Camps involve skill development, fair play and fun competition.

Arts & Media

Designed for campers 7-14, Arts & Media Camps spark creativity, self-confidence, innovation, exploration and individual expression.

Science & Success

Designed for ages 7-14, Science & Success Camps promote love of science, technology, engineering, & mathemathics (STEM).

Leadership

Designed for ages 12-17, Leadership Camps build confidence, enhance communication skills and develop confidence.

Summer Camps Overview

Summer Camps Overview

Appleby Summer Camps are organized into five major programs. We have an Early Discovery program customized for younger campers ages 4-7, with both full and half-day camps and weekly themes. Older campers ages 7-14 will enjoy a wide variety of programs in Sports & Adventure, Arts & Media, Science & Success. Also check out our specially designed Leadership camps for participants ages 12-17.

Appleby Camps feature highly qualified instructors, low camper to instructor ratios, nutritious lunches, and daily swims (with full day camps). Our standard hours are from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. each day with drop-off and pick-up between 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. All camps run on our beautiful 60-acre lakeside campus in southwest Oakville (minutes from the Oakville Go) featuring outstanding facilities in academics, athletics, performance arts and dining.

Appleby Camps is a fully accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association (OCA). The OCA has and continues to be recognized as a worldwide leader in organized camping for children and youth. Member camps must adhere to the highest standards of safety, supervision and quality programming.

Instructors are recently certified in First Aid and CPR-C, have passed a police check and participate in Appleby’s intensive pre-camp safety and skills training course. Camper to instructor ratios are low with a target of 5:1 in Early Discovery programs and 8:1 in all other programs. All instructors deliver engaging activities and programs and have experience caring for children in their specific camp program. Many are qualified teachers, coaches, recreational specialists or early childcare educators.

In all our programs we emphasize individual skills development, participation, co-operation and fun! Our mission is to promote discovery, inspiration and competition with friends in a safe, fun and inclusive environment. We take pride in making our camps a family experience with events, games and shows for the whole family.

We are partnering again this year with Loveable Labels to try and make sure every camper's clothing follows them home after a great week at camp. Please visit their site to place your order before the summer begins.

Jenny Wyatt
Director of Camp Programs, Appleby College

Before & After Care

Before & After Care

Enjoy the convenience of early drop off and/or late pick up daily while your camper delights in play with camp friends! Campers will find games, arts and crafts, sports, or a space to relax. A snack will be provided. Appleby camps Before and/or After Appleby Camp Care service is available over March Break Camp and during all Summer Camp weeks. Camp care is available for campers of all ages. Be sure to check off the appropriate camp care box during registration.

Before Camp Care Time 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

 

Before Camp Care Fee

$30/Week ($24/4-Day Camp Week)

After Camp Care Time

3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

After Camp Care Fee

$60/Week ($48/4-Day Camp Week)

Before & After Camp Care Time

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Before & After Camp Care Fee

$70/Week ($56/4-Day Camp Week)

Busing

Busing

This year Appleby Camps is offering campers round-trip busing from various zones in Oakville and Burlington. Buses are staffed by Appleby Camps Instructors who will serve as Bus Captains during the ride, and will pick-up/check-in your camper(s) from the location that you indicate from the Routes list below and bring them to Appleby College.

You must register for busing at least ten days prior to the start of the camp week, and it will be required to choose the pick-up/drop-off location best suited to your family. Additional details regarding busing is available on our Parent FAQ Page.

Morning Pick-Up

Each morning between 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., the bus will arrive at the designated stop to pick-up your camper(s). The approximate times for each stop are referenced below. One week prior to the start of your camp, an e-mail will be sent notifying you of more details regarding each specific stop and the specific time.

Afternoon Drop-Off

At the end of the day campers will be brought back to the same location arriving between 4:15 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at which time the Bus Captain will sign the camper(s) out with their authorized pick up parent/guardian. The approximate times for each stop are referenced below. With parent/guardian permission campers aged 10-17 years are able to sign themselves on/off of the bus and walk home.

Dates

Week 3: July 8-12, 2019

 

Week 4: July 15-19, 2019

 

Week 5: July 22-26, 2019

 

Week 6: July 29-August 2, 2019

 

Week 8: August 12-16, 2019

 

Week 9: August 19-23, 2019

Time 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages

4-17

Fee

$65 (round-trip only)

Busing Routes

Route A

Location

Major Intersection

 

A.M. Pick-Up Time* (Approximate)

P.M. Drop-Off Time* (Approximate)

Burlington Mall

Guelph Line and Fairview Street

7:35 - 7:40 a.m.

4:45 – 4:50 p.m.

Appleby Ice Centre

Appleby Line and Mainway

7:55 – 8:00 a.m.

4:25 – 4:30 p.m.

Abbey Park High School

Upper Middle and Third Line

8:20 – 8:25 a.m.

4:00 – 4:05 p.m.

*More precise pick-up and drop-off times will be e-mailed to you a week prior to the start of your camper(s)' program. Routes and itineraries are subject to change and are dependent on bus enrollment numbers.

Route B

Location

Major Intersection

 

A.M. Pick-Up Time* (Approximate)

P.M. Drop-Off Time* (Approximate)

Maple Grove Arena

Lakeshore Road & Ford Drive

7:30 – 7:35 a.m.

4:40 – 4:45 p.m.

Iroquois Ridge Community Centre

8th Line between Upper Middle St. & Dundas St. W.

7:55 – 8:00 a.m.

4:15 – 4:20 p.m.

River Oaks Community Centre

Sixth Line & Dundas

8:10 – 8:15 a.m.

4:05 – 4:10 p.m.

*More precise pick-up and drop-off times will be e-mailed to you a week prior to the start of your camper(s)' program. Routes and itineraries are subject to change and are dependent on bus enrollment numbers.

Staffing

Staffing Information

Thank you for your interest in working or volunteering at Appleby Camps! Our Camp Staff Team plays a huge role in making our camps a success, and we pride ourselves on having qualified, highly skilled, and enthusiastic instructors running our programs. It takes a wide variety of people to make up our Camp Team, each bringing an individual skill set specific to their position.

Positions at Appleby Camps include Program Directors, Head Instructor, Head Guard, Lifeguard, Instructor Level 2, Instructor Level 1, Inclusion Facilitator, Communications Lead, Videographer, Photographer, Before & After Care Staff and Volunteer.

Position Posting Information

  • Senior Staff such as Program Directors, Head Lifeguard, Camp Office Administrator are posted in early October
  • March Break Instructor positions are posted in late October
  • Program Assistants are posted in early December
  • Summer Head Instructor positions are posted in late December
  • March Break volunteers are posted in January
  • Summer Level 2 positions, Before & After Care Staff, Inclusion Facilitators, Lifeguards and
  • Mandarin Speakers are posted in February
  • Communications Team (Photographer/Videographer) positions are posted in early March
  • Summer Level 1 positions are posted in late March
  • Volunteer Positions are posted once all Instructor positions have been filled (early-mid May)

In order for your application to be considered, please create your candidate profile and send us your resume through our online system once the position is posted under Current Opportunities. Please note that building your profile and uploading your resume is the ONLY method of application and resumes sent via e-mail will not be reviewed.

Position Descriptions

There are two minimum requirements for all Staff & Volunteer positions.

  1. Every Instructor must have a valid Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector search.
    - March Break Camp (March 11-15, 2019) applicants must have done this on or after September 1, 2018.
    - Summer Camp (June 24-August 30, 2019) applicants must have done this on or after January 1, 2019.

  2. Instructors must also have a current Standard First Aid and CPR-C (must have done this on or after September 1, 2018)

 

Head Instructor

As the Head Instructor you will be responsible for providing the lead instruction in the program as well as overseeing the work of other instructors in order to ensure a safe, productive and enjoyable experience for all campers. Applicant should be a post-secondary educate or equivalent in a related discipline. Head Instructors will develop, plan and supervise their summer camp program, will lead and instruct specialized activities with campers and Instructors. They will also create schedules for activities that all for the highest quality experience and ensures flexibility to coordinate with other programs. Head Instructors are also responsible for all administrative tasks specific to their camp. University/college degree or diploma is an asset. Applicants for this position should have completed min. 2nd year university/college.

Instructor, Level 2

As the Instructor, Level 2, you will be responsible for directly supporting the Head Instructor within specific sports or arts area. The Instructor, Level 2, will work as part of a team to ensure a safe, productive and enjoyable experience for all campers. This position requires a high level of experience and quality leadership skills. Level 2 Instructors will assist in planning as well as participating in activities with the campers. They will also maintain a positive relationship with campers, parents and other staff. Level 2 Instructors will provide instructions and run activities confidently in front of groups or campers. Applicants for this position should have a minimum of a secondary school diploma and have thorough knowledge & previous experience in specific area of instruction (Sports, Arts, Science or Other Programs).

Instructor, Level 1

As the Instructor, Level I, you will be responsible for providing support to the Head Instructor and the Level 2 instructor within a specific camp program. The Instructor Level I will work as part of a team to ensure a safe, productive and enjoyable experience for all campers. Instructor Level 1 will actively participate in all assigned aspects of the campers’ day including activities, meal times, games etc. Applicants for this position should have completed a minimum of Grade 9 and/or be 15 years of age.

Instructor, Before & After Care

The Before & After Care instructors will assist with the implementation of the Before and/or After Camp Care program. The role will report to the Before & After Care Supervisor. Leaders will facilitate a high-quality program, running various activities specific to age group. Applicants for this position should have completed a minimum of Grade 11 and should engage campers in fun, recreational and variety of age-specific activities. Instructors will communicate daily with parents in an open and supportive manner and will respond to the individual needs of the campers and establish a safe pick up and drop off for all campers.

Volunteer

Under the supervision of the Head Instructor, the Volunteer Instructor will provide assistance within a specific program area. The Volunteer Instructor will participate as part of a team offering support and ensuring an enjoyable experience for all campers. Applicants for this position should have completed min. Grade 8 and/or be 14 years of age and will work closely with the Head Instructor providing support within assigned areas.

We also have a Leadership Camp this summer designed to grow leadership skills through group work, team building and kinesthetic programming. Please click here to check out more details for the: Leadership Camps. By the end of the program all Leadership campers will be certified in Standard First Aid and CPR – C (which is the level of first aid they would need to volunteer at Appleby Camps).

Meet the Camps Team

Meet the Camps Team

FUN FACT: Jenny can walk on stilts & has been scuba diving with sharks. Jenny enjoys exploring the world and learning about other cultures.
Jenny Wyatt
Camps Director
FUN FACT: Angela lives on a farm with over 60,000 chickens & has a new baby boy named Tanner!
Angela Dudych
Assistant Camps Director
FUN FACT: Heather competed in the 2007 Baton Twirling Championships & her team won their division!
Heather Alexander
Camps Administrator
FUN FACT: Katie was involved with a fundraiser in which she danced for 12 hours straight!
Katie Vetro
Early Discovery Program Director
FUN FACT: Rybak thought that he had a friendly ghost following him for 10 years and never told anybody!
Jason Rybak
Sports & Adventure Program Director
FUN FACT: Dominika can count to 10 in many different languages!
Dominika Dittwald
Media Arts Program Director
FUN FACT: Michael can voice Mario and Luigi perfectly!
Michael Pearson
Arts Program Director
FUN FACT: Matthew is left handed and enjoys playing with Robots!
Matthew Starcevic
Science & Success Program Director
FUN FACT: Kyle is quite musical and plays the trumpet, piano, and he sings too!
Kyle Keenliside
Head Lifeguard
FUN FACT: Nicole has two completely different sized feet & has never tried pancakes!
Nicole Keizerwaard
Before & After Care Program Director

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