The Montreal West Day Camp provides a vast and diverse amount of activities that are fun, exciting and unique. From sports, art, science, and drama to theme days and camp wide activities, there is no shortage of excitement.

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The staff’s number one priority is to provide a safe and fun summer for all campers. Register early to ensure that your children don’t miss out on a lifetime of memories.

2024 Day Camp

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Camp activities

  • Day camp (5-12 year old)
  • Club 13-14 (13-14 year old)
  • Counsellor in training (CIT) (14-15 year old)
    • Level 1 
    • Level 2

Camp hours

  • Monday to Thursday 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Friday 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Extended Care

  • Morning: 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
  • Afternoon: Monday to Thursday 3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. & Friday 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Registration for extended care must be done ahead of time due to the nature of our staffing. No care will be available for your child without prior registration.

Session dates

  • Session 1 (week 1-4): June 26 to July 21
  • Session 2 (week 5-8): July 24 to August 18

* Weekly registration will only be possible after June 1, if space permits.



  • 8 weeks: $1250 for residents / $1390 for non-residents  
  • 4 weeks: $775 for residents / $855 for non-residents  

Extended care AM

  • 8 weeks: $420
  • 4 weeks: $230

Extended care PM

  • 8 weeks: $475
  • 4 weeks: $265

Counsellor in training program

  • Completing the CIT2 program does not guarantee a counsellor position the following year
  • Completing CIT with a minimum of 4 weeks (completion of CIT 1 and a minimum 2 weeks of CIT 2) will make a 15 year old eligible to apply as a counsellor the following summer, whereas typically the minimum age requirement is 16 years old.

Designed for teens, our two week CIT 1 program focuses on developing leadership and professional skills necessary to work with children on an individual and group basis. By completing our program*, teens will gain a basic understanding of what it means to be a Montreal West Day Camp counsellor and acquire basic work skills. During the day, teens will spend half their day covering theory and the other part in groups shadowing MWDC counsellors. 

Content covered consists of, but is not limited to: 

  • A to Z of camp
  • Child integration
  • General Safety
  • Anti-bullying
  • Time management
  • What it means to be a counsellor
  • Animation of activities
  • Specialists
  • Variety Show
  • Professionalism (at camp & general work habits, CV, interviews, etc.)
  • CPR and first aid certification 

We recommend this program for 14 year olds and 15 year olds who want a greater independence in a camp setting, and would like to start building their leadership skills in hopes of becoming a MWDC counselor. 

*In order to successfully complete the program, a CIT must attend all 20 hours of theoretical content and obtain a score of at least 75% on their final examination. In the event of an unsatisfactory grade or extenuating circumstance, a make-up exam may be offered. 

Program session dates

  • Session 1: Week 1 (June 26-30) and Week 2 (July 3- 7)
  • Session 2: Week 3 (July 10-14)and Week 4 (July 17-21)
  • Session 3: Week 5 (July 25-28) and Week 6 (July 31- August 4)

*CIT 1 is a prerequisite for CIT 2. Teens must successfully complete CIT 1 before being able to advance to CIT 2.  See above for conditions of CIT 1 program completion.

Designed for teens, our CIT 2 is the second level of the CIT program. Its purpose is to help teens further develop the leadership, professional skills and confidence necessary to work with children. CITs will be provided with a more hands-on experience where they will spend the majority of their time shadowing and assisting MWDC counsellors within their groups. They will also receive a more detailed training on specific topics covered in CIT 1 from senior staff members on how camp and group dynamics work. Although it is not a requirement, this program is a great stepping stone for those who are interested in becoming counsellors.

Course details

Session 1: Week 3 (July 10-14) and Week 4 (July 17-21)

Theme: Scheduling + Activity days

  • The importance of time management  in scheduling
  • Age appropriate activities
  • When to schedule activities
  • Time with activity managers to learn how to plan large scale activities

Session 2: Week 5 (July 25-28) and Week 6 (July 31- August 4)

Theme: Child integration 

  • Bullying prevention
  • Working with children with various needs
  • Exceptionalities
  • Inclusion

Session 3: Week 7 (August 7-11) and Week 8 (August 14-18) 

Professionalism and Variety Show

  • CV and interview prep
  • What is professionalism in a camp and work environment?
  • Aiding with organization and implementation of variety show
  • Set design
  • Creative process 

Frequently asked questions

As the Town is currently awaiting bids for the new Sports and Recreation Center, we cannot confirm a location for the camp yet. However, we have chosen alternative locations such as Royal West close by in case our regular location at the Arena is unavailable. Accommodations are also being made to ensure access to a pool and water games if construction has begun.

Yes, the Community center will also offer their half and full day options for children’s activities. Registration will open on the same day.

Tennis camp will be offered this summer, but it will not be a stream of the regular day camp as we need to maintain group integrity. Tennis campers will operate as one group together for the week. Registration to tennis camp is done on a weekly basis.

The SIN of the parent claiming the child registered for tax purpose is required at registration time. If you decline to provide this info, you will not receive a RL-24 slip for the summer 2023 camp programs.

Camp Cancellation (Via government decree or town decision)

  • A full refund, minus a minimal administration fee to cover expenses, will be given

Withdrawal and Refunds

  • 20 % administration fee prior to June 23rd for all withdrawals
  • Prorated refund minus used weeks and 35 % administration fee (once Friday at 4 PM happens, the following week is considered to be used)
  • If a request is made to switch from the 8 week program to either a 4 week or individual week registration you will be charged the regular 4 week or individual week fee and lose 35 % of the remaining from your refund
  • All requests for registration changes (i.e. switching weeks or sessions) must be requested in writing and will be charged a $25 fee. No changes will be accepted later than June 23rd.
  • Transfers from one individual to another are not permitted at anytime

Refunds Due to Medical Reasons:

Any refunds requested for medical reasons will be considered at any time, provided a valid doctor’s note has been provided with the written request. If granted, the refund will be pro-rated on the unused portion of the fee and a 10% administrative charge will be applied in all cases.

Contact information
514-484-6186 (outside of camp season)
514-485-1033 (from June 25 to August 28)

Camp Mission

Our team is committed to providing children with a safe place to enjoy the summer and to grow as individuals and as members of the community. Through a variety of familiar and new activities and experiences we are confident that your child will develop valuable skill sets and cherished memories.

Camp Vision

At Montreal West Day Camp we are passionate about our community. Throughout the summer we coordinate several fundraising activities, as we believe children are more likely to be involved in a community that gives back. Our goal is to develop confident, respectful, and adventurous young people through engaging activities, weekly trips and our training programs, where lifelong friendships are formed.

Frequently asked questions

Session 1
Week 1June 29 to July 3
Week 2July 6 to 10 
Week 3July 13 to 17
Week 4July 20 to 24
Session 2
Week 5July 27 to 31 
Week 6August 3 to 7 
Week 7August 10 to 14
Week 8August 17 to 21

In an effort to reduce congestion at pickup and drop off, “boarding times” will be given to parents in 10-minute increments (E.g. Family Names A – E Drop off between 8:45 – 8:55 a.m., F-L 8:55 – 9:05 a.m.).

Additional day camp options

In addition to the regular day camp program, the Town of Montreal West also offers specialized streams and extended care to its participants (see the Recreation brochure for additional details and costs).


  • Tennis (2 hours per day of tennis instruction integrated into the day camp experience. Please note that you may not be able to participate in all activities due to tennis scheduling)
  • Ballet (2 hours per day of ballet instruction integrated into the day camp experience. Please note that you may not be able to participate in all activities due to ballet scheduling)
  • Water polo (1 hour per day of intro to water polo instructional courses integrated into the day camp experience)

Extended care options

  • Mornings: from 7:30 a.m.
  • Afternoons: up to 5:30 p.m.
  • Mornings and afternoons
  • Library Club: 1 hour weekly sessions on Fridays from 3-4 p.m. at the Montreal West Children’s Library
  • STEM Extended: 1 week session where children are introduced to STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) disciplines in afternoon extended care.


Trips take place during weeks 2, 3, 6, 7 of camp and require an additional fee of $40 per trip if you wish for your child to attend. Trips aren’t mandatory but it is important to note that no camp is provided for children who do not attend the trips, except if they are participating in a stream that week.

Registration information

Registration begins on

  • February 17: Montreal West residents
  • February 18: Côte Saint-Luc and Hampstead residents
  • February 19: Non-residents

A 50% deposit is required at the time of registration. The remaining balance must be paid by post-dated cheque or credit card, dated no later than April 25 at the time of registration. As of April 26, full payment is due upon registration and is subject to the availability of space. Payments made by personal cheques will only be accepted prior to May 8.

Registration for the camp is done through our online registration system.

Refund policy

Refunds will only be considered upon receipt of a written request. Refunds requested prior to May 8 will be subject to a 20% administrative charge. Requests from May 9 prior to the start of the camp will be subject to a 30% administrative charge. All requests made after the start of the camp will be subject to a 35% administrative charge and will be pro-rated weekly. Once the week has begun (9 a.m. on a Monday), it is considered to have been completed.

Adding a session

If you choose to add a session once camp begins, you will be required to pay the 4 week session cost and not the difference between 4 week and 8 weeks.

Additional information

  • Locations and programs are subject to change.
  • We do our best to accommodate all requests for placing children in specific groups, however, they are not guaranteed. There is a maximum of one request that can be placed on the registration form.
  • Any request(s) for week(s) outside of our designated sessions will only be looked at after June 8, if space permits.

Contact information
514-484-6186 (outside of camp season)
514-485-1033 (from June 25 to August 28)

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