McMaster Camps: March Break & Summer

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Camp Registration 2020

McMaster summer camps have been cancelled as a precautionary measure against Covid-19. Thank you for your patience and understanding, wishing you and your families good health. 

For updates regarding the COVID-19 response at McMaster University, please visit

Registration now CLOSED.

All camps will open for registration at the same time. 

March Mania , Mini-U, Marauder Sport Camps, Performance Academy, Leader-In-TrainingJunior Leadership and Sport Fitness School

Special Needs: One-on-One: Applications are available now! 

In-Person Registration begins late February 2020 (exact date TBD)

Take a look at our step-by-step Registration Anticipation Guide to prepare for camps registration!

Early-Bird Discount: Save $15 - register by March 31, 2020!

For July & August Sessions at SFS & Mini-U: Save $15 per session when you register by March 31, 2020. The discount will be automatically applied in your Shopping Cart during online registration.

Deferred Payment Plan Option

For July & August Sessions, you can select a deferred payment option of 50% at checkout. Please note that your credit card will be charged the remaining balance on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020. If you have any questions please contact Victor Aguirre, Recreation Business Office Coordinator by phone at 905-525-9140 x24464 or email at

Registration Confirmation

You will receive confirmation emails within 24 hours after registering:

  • Online Account Activation for new users only, includes links and login information for your online camp account.
  • Registration Confirmation for all users, includes summary of your camp registration and activity selection.

As camp approaches, you will receive more information via email and post to help prepare you for camp, including notice of updated Parents' Guides.

Refund & NSF Policy


  • More than 2 weeks prior to camp: $15 cancellation fee
  • Within 2 weeks of camp start date: $35 cancellation fee
  • Mid-camp cancellations are subject to prorating (if applicable)
  • There will be no discounts for days not attended

NSF cheques are assessed a $50 administrative fee.

Tax Receipts

Get ready for tax season! Learn more about provincial and federal tax credits and save or print a copy of camp receipts from your online account. Learn more...

Camper Scholarship Program

Each camp season, we work with our community partners to ensure camp - and all it stands for - is shared with children and families in our community who couldn't otherwise afford it. Campers attending on scholarship receive full or partial scholarships to attend the camp of their choice. While we work on running great camps, our partners - Big Brothers Big SistersKiwanis Boys & Girls ClubsChildren's Aid SocietyCity Kidz, Eva Rothwell Resource CentreWesley Urban Ministries and more - determine financial need and allocate scholarships. The program has historically been funded from within McMaster, by donors, and camp families. With your help, we can do more.

As families who attend our camps, you've made it clear: You believe in the value of camp. It may not be in your family's budget to sponsor an entire campership, but many small contributions willmake a big difference. Since 2012, we've been excited to let our camp families 'share the gift of camp' during their registration, $5 - or more! - at a time.

How To Share the Gift of Camp

It's easy: Select the 'donation' option during online registration, and you're done! Your donation will be included in your camp total during checkout, and is then shared with campers and families in need.

Mabel's Labels in Support of Camper Scholarships

You can also order Mabel's Labels in support of our McMaster Camper Scholarship Fund and a portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to our scholarship fund.

Make A Tax-Receiptable Gift

Donations made during online camp registration are convenient and have a real impact, but they are NOT currently eligible for tax receipts. To make a tax-receiptable gift outside of your camp registration, visit our McMaster Athletes Care Kids To Camp donation site. While convenient, donations made during online camp registration are NOT currently eligible for tax receipts.