Day Camp


YWCA Camp Tapawingo has many years of experience offering day camp programs. This program is specifically designed for the needs of younger campers. Day camp has its own cabin that acts as its headquarters for the day to give campers space for their belongings. Day camp has full access to Camp Tapawingo’s program spaces.

Register Online for Day Camp Download Day Camp Application Form

YWCA's Camp Tapawingo Day Camp is for girls and gender diverse youth aged 5 – 11 years of age.

 

Week 1 Monday, July 4 – Friday, July 8, 2022  $210
Week 2 Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15, 2022 $210
Week 3 Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22, 2022 $210
Week 4 Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28, 2022
$170
Week 5 Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12, 2022 $210
Week 6 Monday, August 22 – Friday, August 26,2022 $210

 


For more information contact our Camping Department at 416.652.9374.

There are two ways to register your child(ren) for day camp:

9a.m.  //  Arrival
9:15-9:45a.m.   //  Games
9:45-10:30a.m.   //  Activity #1
10:30-10:45a.m.   //  Snack break*
10:45-11:15a.m.   //  Activity #2
11:15a.m. –noon  //  Activity #3
Noon-12:30p.m.  //  Free time
12:30-1p.m.  //  Lunch*
1-2:30p.m.  //  Quiet activities
2:30-4p.m.  //  Afternoon program with residential campers
4-4:30p.m.  //  Free swim
4:30-5p.m.  //  Pack up/pick up time

*Day campers should arrive with their bagged lunches, as well as snacks for the day. There are mid-morning and afternoon breaks for snack.

From sports to arts, we provide inclusive and culturally specific activities for our campers.

Highlights:

  • an exciting program of arts, crafts, land, water sports
  • a relaxed environment where each camper builds confidence and a sense of independence
  • experienced, trained counsellors to lend a hand and an understanding ear
  • six different sessions to choose from
  • space for up to 20 campers between 5–11 years old


Activities:

  • Water activities — swimming / sailing / canoeing / kayaking
  • Outdoor pursuits —  nature hikes / photography / camping skills
  • Land activities — low ropes / fitness classes / yoga
  • Arts — dance / drama
  • Crafts — tie-dyeing / bracelets / painting and sketching
  • Special events for all campers — camp fires / cookouts / sing songs / regattas
  • Cultural-focussed activities geared to the age group

Camp Tapawingo’s staff ensure that campers have a wonderful and safe camp experience. We hire skilled, experienced counsellors. Many of our staff return summer after summer. They create a warm, nurturing environment for our campers. Our counsellors are selected for their leadership abilities and dedication to the development of each camper. Qualified specialists are hired to supervise each activity.

Camp Director — Elizabeth Greenway (B.A., B.SC., B. Ed.)
Liz has been the Camp Director since 1979. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreology and a Bachelor of Education Degree. Liz has served as the President of the Ontario Camps Association (OCA), she a member of the Society of Camp Directors, and is an Honourary Life Member of the OCA.

Assistant Director — Joanne Dwhytie (B.A., Rec. Dip., B.Ed.)
Jo Dwhytie has been the Assistant Director at Tapawingo since 1981. Jo has been a camper, counsellor and has held many senior staff positions at Tapawingo. She is an active member of the Ontario Camps Association (OCA) and an Honourary Life Member of the OCA.

“Tapawingo welcomes a diverse community of campers and staff who learn to care and share with each other. In our supportive community, campers develop skills they need now and in their futures. Campers try things they never imagined they could. They take risks and learn the qualities of good leaders – good citizens. And critically, all of this happens with tremendous joy and great fun.”
— Liz Greenway, Camp Director

For more information please contact our Camping Department: 416.652.9374 |  camping@ywcatoronto.org

 

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Typical Day

Day Camp at a glance.

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