McMaster Camps: March Break & Summer

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The McMaster Athletics & Recreation facilities are currently closed as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, with all in-person programs cancelled until further notice. Programs listed on this website are a snapshot of what we offer in "usual circumstances". We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work our way back to re-opening.

Please contact us at reconline@mcmaster.ca if you have any inquiries. 

Fall 2020 Virtual Recreation Programming can be found on our MacMoves Website.

For updates regarding the COVID-19 response at McMaster University, please visit covid19.mcmaster.ca

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2021 Camps Planning Update: There is work being done behind the scenes to consider, brainstorm and re-imagine what camp could look like this summer, with all of the necessary safety precautions and measures in place. Because McMaster Camps’ membership with the Ontario Camps Association means that we will be getting a lot of our guidance and insight from the OCA. The OCA has a task force of camp experts, who are working alongside public health officials, medical personnel and government representatives to put forth a comprehensive plan for all camps moving forward that will put the health and safety of your children at the forefront. For more information and to stay updated on the OCA’s efforts, please visit their website.

 Considering the scope of this planning and guidance, we expect that our typical timelines for registration will be delayed into the late winter - early spring. Specifics around what camp programming will be available is also still to come. Please keep an eye out for future updates that detail these changes.

 Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate the on-going changes to our camps landscape. 

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A Hamilton summer and March Break tradition, our McMaster Camps have been sharing the joy of play, learning and friendship with our community since 1977. 

With phenomenal staff and state-of-the-art facilities, you can expect the very best from your McMaster Athletics & Recreation children's camp experience.

Registration is now CLOSED.

Our Camps

Our Camp Staff

Applications for Summer 2021 are currently CLOSED and ON HOLD. Our usual timelines for hiring have changed, due to Covid-19 restrictions. We will update our hiring information and timelines as soon as we are able to confirm programming details for 2021 in-person summer programming. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

*Position details and descriptions below reflect our historical operations, and have not been updated to consider possible changes to adapt to Covid-19 restrictions*

With McMaster’s coaches, athletes, and students leading the way, our camps offer a passionate and experienced staff, able to provide the FUN, learning, and high-performance development you expect from a world-class institution. Want to join our team? Learn more about working with us.

Thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs Fund for funding some of our student positions this year. 

Camp Features & Services

We offer busing, extended care, lunch service and one-on-one support in select programs. Many of our camps also include daily swims in our Olympic pool and a chance to experience our Altitude program’s Alpine Tower & Climbing Wall.

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Busing

Busing

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

Lunch Program

Lunch Program

Delicious and nutritious lunches for the kids and affordable, scramble-free mornings for you! Check the menu and order by the week...

Extended Care

Extended Care

Our Extended Care program is offered for all day camps from 7:30am-5:30pm.

Special Needs & One-on-One Support

Special Needs & One-on-One Support

We strive to provide a fun and inclusive experience for all of our campers and work with families to help them achieve their goals while providing an integrated, enjoyable camp experience.

Swim in Our Olympic Pool & Climb Our Alpine Tower

Swim in Our Olympic Pool & Climb Our Alpine Tower

Many of our camps include daily swims in our Olympic pool and a chance to experience our Altitude program’s Alpine Tower & Climbing Wall.

Camp Spaces & Parking: Construction Notice

Camp Spaces & Parking: Construction Notice

In October 2018, construction started on the Student Activity and Fitness Expansion at David Braley Athletic Centre (DBAC) and Ivor Wynne Centre (IWC). A few of our camp spaces have changed as a result, but our commitment to Fun and Learning is still the same.