Programs & Services: Camp Features & Services

Busing: Summer Sessions Only

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

Weekly Busing Fees

  • $70.00 - 5 day
  • $65.00 - 4 day

*Plus HST

Not riding the bus for a day?

Ride Cancellation Form

 

*Registration for busing will close at 4:00pm, the Tuesday prior to a session.  If you requiring busing services, please contact us at  reconline@mcmaster.ca or by phone at (905) 525-9140 ext. 24464.  We will do our best to accommodate, if seats are still available.  Once registration is closed, busing fees are non-refundable.

Busing: Summer Sessions Only

How to Register for Busing

Adding a Bus During Registration:

Busing is included as an option during online registration:

  • First select your camp session
  • Select the bus route and week(s) required that match your camp session.

Adding a Bus to an Existing Camp Session:

  1. Login to your online account
  2. View details of Summer season
  3. Click the 'Add campers, sesions, options' button at the bottom of the page
  4. Select your camper
  5. Scroll to the bottom for the listing of buses & weeks
  6. Select which bus route for each session by the week
  7. Click the 'Continue' button at the bottom of the page
  8. Make your payment and you're done!

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

Ancaster

One bus will stop at both Ancaster stops and the Dundas Community Pool stop each day, running on the schedule below.

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

  • Pick-up: 7:30 - 7:45am
  • Drop-off: 5:10 - 5:15pm

Ancaster Rotary Centre, 385 Jerseyville Road VIEW MAP ]

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

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

  • Pick-up:8:20 - 8:30am
  • Drop-off: 4:35 - 4:45pm 

 

Burlington

*Updated* (July 14, 2022)

Buses will run to both stops in Burlington and the Waterdown stop.

*Central Library, 2331 New Street [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:30 - 7:45am
  • Drop-off: 5:10 - 5:25pm

*Mainway Recreation Centre, 4015 Mainway [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:40 - 7:55am
  • Drop-off: 5:00 - 5:10pm

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

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

Dundas

One bus will stop at both Ancaster stops and the Dundas Community Centre, running on the schedule below.

Dundas Community Pool39 Market Street South (behind the arena) [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 8:20 - 8:30am
  • Drop-off: 4:35 - 4:45pm

Ancaster Rotary Centre, 385 Jerseyville Road [ VIEW MAP ]

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

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

  • Pick-up: 7:30 - 7:40am
  • Drop-off: 5:10 - 5:15pm

Hamilton Downtown

One bus will stop at the Winona Community Centre, Glendale Secondary School, the McQuesten Boys & Girls Club and Cathy Weaver Elementary School each day, running on the schedule below. 

Winona Community Centre, 255 Winona Road VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:10 - 7:25am
  • Drop-off: 5:35 - 5:45pm

      Glendale Secondary School, 145 Rainbow Drive [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:30 - 7:45am
  • Drop-off: 5:15 - 5:25pm

McQuesten Boys & Girls Club, 785 Britannia Avenue, Hamilton, ON [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:40 – 7:55am
  • Drop-off: 5:05 – 5:15pm

Cathy Wever Elementary School, 160 Wentworth Street N, Hamilton, ON [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 8:05-8:20am
  • Drop-off: 4:45-4:55pm

Hamilton Mountain

One bus will stop at Valley Park, TB McQuesten Community Park 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

TB McQuesten Community 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

Abbey Park High School1455 Glen Abbey Gate VIEW MAP ]

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

Stoney Creek

One bus will stop at Valley Park, TB McQuesten Community Park 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

TB McQuesten Community 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

Waterdown

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

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

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

Mainway Recreation Centre, 4015 Mainway [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up:7:40 - 7:55am
  • Drop-off: 5:00 - 5:10pm

Central Library, 2331 New Street [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:30 - 7:45am
  • Drop-off: 5:10 - 5:25pm

Winona

One bus will stop at the Winona Community Centre, Glendale Secondary School, the McQuesten Boys & Girls Club and Cathy Weaver Elementary School each day, running on the schedule below. 

Winona Community Centre, 255 Winona Road VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:10 - 7:25am
  • Drop-off: 5:35 - 5:45pm

      Glendale Secondary School, 145 Rainbow Drive [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:30 - 7:45am
  • Drop-off: 5:15 - 5:25pm

McQuesten Boys & Girls Club, 785 Britannia Avenue, Hamilton, ON [ VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 7:40 – 7:55am
  • Drop-off: 5:05 – 5:15pm

Cathy Wever Elementary School, 160 Wentworth Street N, Hamilton, ON VIEW MAP ]

  • Pick-up: 8:05-8:20am
  • Drop-off: 4:45-4:55pm

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 your answer via your online account. Please contact us if you wish to change this information. 
  • Do you offer accessible buses? We do! Please contact our registration office at reconline@mcmaster.ca to ensure your needs are met! 

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.

  • Current Highway Conditions: View Traffic Cameras 
    Zoom in on the Hamilton-Burlington-Oakville stretch of Hwy. 403 to see real-time traffic conditions

Not riding the bus today?

Not riding the bus today?

Use our online Bus Cancellation Form to keep us up-to-date: https://rec.mcmaster.ca/camp-busing-ride-cancellation-form