Camperships are available for day and overnight camps accredited by the Ontario Camps Association. Kids in Camp considers every campership application submitted by the Camp Directors of OCA accredited camps.
By the last week of November, 2017 all Ontario Camps Association day and overnight camps will have the application package for the 2018 camping season. Please begin the process early so your Camp Director may submit applications to Kids in Camp before the deadline. (March 9, 2018)
- Find a camp by visiting the Ontario Camps Association’s website: www.ontariocamps.ca. Select “Find Your Perfect Camp” to review the camp options available to you.
- Select your preferred camp(s) after researching the options and contact the Camp Director(s) and discuss your situation.
- Determine if there is space at the time you have selected and if so, ask the Camp Director to apply to Kids in Camp on your child’s behalf. All OCA Accredited Camps have received information from KIC about how to apply for a camper subsidy.
- Contact your Camp Director and discuss your situation.
- Ask the Camp Director to apply to Kids in Camp on your child’s behalf.
All OCA Accredited Camps have received information from KIC about how to apply for a campership.
How many weeks can my child attend?
Generally 1 session at camp.The length of time varies with each camp and is something you should discuss with the camp director.
Is there any cost to our family?
The family is expected to pay a portion of the camp fee, along with another portion being subsidised by the camp. These amounts are arranged between the family and the individual camp during the application process. There are never any fees or charges from Kids in Camp for any part of the application process, either to the camp or the family.
How are applications chosen?
Camperships are determined by the Kids in Camp Campership Committee and are considered based on need and a camp director’s recommendation.
Can we specify which weeks?
This is arranged in discussion with the individual camp director.
Is there a deadline for applications?
Kids in Camp must receive all three components of the application package, via the camp and fully completed, by our firm deadline of midnight, Friday, March 9, 2018.
When will I know?
Kids in Camp will inform the camp on Friday, April 20, 2018. The camp will be in touch with the family as soon as possible after being notified.