McMaster Camps: March Break & Summer

Busing: Summer Sessions Only

Our buses run in July and August from stops in Ancaster, Burlington, Dundas, Hamilton Mountain, Oakville, Stoney Creek and Waterdown.

Weekly Busing Fees

  • All stops except Dundas: $50.00/week (5 day), $45.00/week (4 day)
  • Dundas: $30.00/week (5 day), $25.00/week (4 day)

Some camps are 2-week programs - be sure to register for both 1-week buses!

Not riding the bus for a day?

Ride Cancellation Form

Helpful Busing Links

 

Schedule & Stop Locations

Ancaster

One bus will stop at both this stop and our Ancaster Rotary Centre stop each day, running on the schedule below.

Ancaster Rotary Centre, 385 Jerseyville Road [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:55 - 8:05am
  • Drop-off: 4:45 - 4:55pm

NEW! Meadowlands Community Park, 160 Meadowlands Boulevard, Ancaster [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 8:05 - 8:15am
  • Drop-off: 4:35 - 4:45pm

Burlington

Buses will run to one or both stops in Burlington, depending on week-to-week ridership.

Central Library, 2331 New Street [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 8:00 - 8:15am
  • Drop-off: 4:40 - 4:50pm

Mainway Recreation Centre, 4015 Mainway [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:50 - 8:05am
  • Drop-off: 4:50 - 5:05pm

Dundas

One bus will stop at both the Dundas and Waterdown locations each day, running on the schedule below.

Dundas Community Pool, 39 Market Street South (behind the arena) [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 8:10 - 8:20am
  • Drop-off: 4:35 - 4:45pm

Hamilton Mountain

One bus will stop at Glendale, Valley Park, TB McQuesten and Olympic Park locations each day, running on the schedule below.

TB McQuesten Park, Upper Wentworth & Linc [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 8:00 - 8:15am
  • Drop-off: 4:50 - 5:05pm

Olympic Park, Mohawk Road & Scenic Drive [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 8:10 - 8:25am
  • Drop-off: 4:40 - 4:55pm

Oakville

There will be multiple buses running from the Glen Abbey Recreation Centre. If your camper would like to ride with another camper, please select accordingly during registration.

Glen Abbey Community Centre, 1415 Third Line [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:40 - 7:55am
  • Drop-off: 5:00 - 5:15pm

Stoney Creek

One bus will stop at Glendale, Valley Park, TB McQuesten and Olympic Park locations each day, running on the schedule below.

Valley Park Library, 950 Paramount Drive [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:45 - 8:00am
  • Drop-off: 5:05 - 5:20pm

Glendale Secondary School, 145 Rainbow Drive [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:35 - 7:50am
  • Drop-off: 5:15 - 5:30pm

Waterdown

One bus will stop at both the Waterdown and Dundas locations each day, running on the schedule below.

Waterdown District High School, 215 Parkside Drive [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:55 - 8:10am
  • Drop-off: 4:50 - 5:05pm

Registering for Busing

Busing is included as an option during online registration:
  • First select your camp session
  • Then select the bus route and week(s) required on the Camp Options page

Need to register after the fact? Contact us to make changes prior to camp:

Frequently Asked Busing Questions

  • My camper isn't riding the bus for a day. What should I do? Help keep our buses safe and on schedule - click here to let us know!
  • Do McMaster staff ride the bus with campers? Yes. It's important that our drivers be able to focus on the road, while camp staff care for children.
  • Is there supervision at the bus stop? In a word, no. In order to stay on schedule, your prompt arrival to pick-up your children is appreciated.
  • My bus is late. Where is it? Call our SFS Office at 905-525-9140 x27071 and see other options below.
  • How does my camper get from the bus to their camp at McMaster? When buses arrive at McMaster each day, staff from each camp are waiting to welcome and escort campers to and from the bus and their respective camps.
  • My camper walks home from the bus. How do I give permission? Please ensure you select 'Yes' to the self-sign-out option during registration. You can check and change your answer via your online account.
  • I'm registering and see Bus A, B, C. Which do I choose? Your choice! We run multiple buses on the same schedule to some locations.

My bus is late. Where is it?!

Heads-up! On the first day of each new camp session, it often takes a little longer to get campers organized and safely onto buses. While we aim to arrive on time and often do, it's possible we will run a little behind schedule on Mondays as campers learn their new camp routine. We'll be Tweeting from @McMasterCamps with news of late departures from McMaster - click the Twitter button below to view and follow our tweets.

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Parents are also welcome to call our SFS Office at 905-525-9140 x27071 or our Service Desk at x24612 for updates. Once underway, our schedules account for typical traffic, but buses will fall behind in case of major congestion on bus routes.

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