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Programs & Services: Camps

March Mania Camp

Join us for the best March Break ever! With a variety of activities, great staff, and world-class facilities, March Mania is the place to be every March Break!

Each day will find campers participating in 3 activity sessions of their choice, a recreational swim in our Olympic Pool, cooperative games and a whole lot more. Special events take place throughout the week including indoor rock climbing and the week closes with a big camp finale and closing ceremonies on Friday afternoon.

Registration Opens Monday, January 21, 2019

For more information: 905-525-9140 x24464 reconline@mcmaster.ca

March Mania Camp

Activities include: Children & Youth Programs

March 11-15, 2019

  • March Mania registration opens Monday January 21st, 2019 at 12:15 PM EST.
  • $310
  • Age: 6-14 as of Dec-31 of the current camp year
  • Registration Required

March Mania Sport & Activity Schedule: March 2019

March Mania activities are designed with one goal front-and-center: A fun and engaging March Break! While learning and progression are certainly a part of every day (and a great source of fun in themselves), we recognize this is our campers' holiday, and camp is structured and activities designed accordingly.

Campers select activities to fill each activity timeslot during registration. Sports and activities listed as 'Junior & Senior' will operate as two separate age groups at camp.

  • All ages as of December 31 of the current camp year:
    • Junior (6-9 years)
    • Senior (10-14 years)

Sport or activity full? Join the waitlist!

During online registration sport and activity availability will adjust in real-time based on the selections of your fellow camp families - best to plan ahead with alternate choices in case one of your top 3 fills up. If it does, you may be redirected to the Shopping Cart with a 'capacity error' during checkout. Choose 'Edit Camp Options' in the Shopping Cart and select a new sport or activity.

Sports & Activities

AM

PM1

PM2

Aquatic Games & Water Sports

Splash around and try out different water sports such as competitive swimming, innertube waterpolo, and underwater orienteering. Swimming and treating water skills are mandatory!
Equipment Required: Towel, bathing suit, goggles etc. Bring Daily.

Junior
Not Offered
Senior

Arts & Crafts

Creativity and self-expression run wild with new and exciting activities each day and year at March Mania. A framework and supplies are offered, and our campers' creative talent takes them where they choose.

Not Offered
Junior
Junior & Senior

Challenges: Plan it, Build it, Test it

Inspired by its Mini-U counterpart, this activity will stretch your imagination, test your determination and bring a ton of fun to March Mania. Challenges will incorporate science, creative problem solving and adventure.

Junior
Senior
Junior
& Senior

Dance

Campers develop rhythm, strength and creativity across many different styles of dance, including hip hop, modern and jazz.

Junior
Junior
Junior
& Senior

Drama

A chance to explore your dramatic side! Creative games and activities chosen to build confidence and bring out the fun and laughter - and serious dramatic moments - at March Mania.

Senior
Junior
Junior

Multi-Sport

Campers learn and take part in a new sport everyday! Favourite features include Tchoukball, Floorball, Ultimate, Rugby (Non-Contact!) and Pickleball.

Senior
Junior
Junior
& Senior

Outdoor Adventure

Explore the great outdoors and learn survival skills. Explore McMaster's expansive property with adventure across campus and through the RBG. Rain or Shine - programming will vary depending on weather. Pack your bag with the appropriate attire - boots, gloves & hats, snow-gear/rain-gear etc. Bring daily!

Senior
Not Offered
Not Offered

Racquet Sports

Pickelball, squash and table tennis! Explore the world of racquet sports as you develop hand-eye coordination and friendships. Racquets are provided, as well as eye-protection for squash.

Junior & Senior
Senior
Junior

Wellness & Mindfulness

Intention, attention and attitude. Learn to cultivate gratitude, handle emotions and develop kindness towards themselves and others. Utilizing spaces such as our serene Mindfulness Studio and our Outdoor Classroom we'll teach wellness and mindfulness through activities like yoga and meditation.

Junior & Senior
Senior
Junior

Strength, Conditioning & Nutrition

Using the training areas in the David Braley Athletic Centre, March Mania campers will learn proper and developmental-age appropriate techniques for strength training and nutrition.

Not Offered
Senior
Senior

Additional Camp Services

Options available during registration include:

Our Busing, Lunch and 1-on-1 Support programs are not available for March Mania.

Preparing for Camp

Camp Guide & Links

Daily Camp Schedule

The schedule offered below outlines a typical day at camp:

7:30am Extended Care (must pre-register)
8:30am Camper Arrival
9:00am Group Activity/Challenge
9:30am AM Sport / Activity
11:00am Recreational Swim
12:00pm Lunch
12:30pm Camp-wide Fun & Games
1:00pm PM1 Sport / Activity
2:30pm PM2 Sport / Activity
4:15pm Camper Dismissal
4:30-5:30pm Extended Care (must pre-register)