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 weekly trips, 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.

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.

 Camp hours

  • Monday to Friday 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

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.).

Extended Care

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
  • 4:15 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 28 to July 23
  • Session 2 (week 5-8): July 26 to August 20

* Please note that there won’t be any camp on July 1st.

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

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).

Streams

  • 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

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

camp@montreal-west.ca
514-484-6186 (outside of camp season)
514-485-1033 (from June 25 to August 28)

Register online

2021 Day Camp

The Town of Montreal West is very happy to announce that we are planning on offering our Day Camp this summer. Like every year our priority is to provide a safe, secure and fun environment for children to spend their time in the summer and with that in mind as we face the current pandemic and Government regulations relating to Day camps we must of course adjust all of our activities and procedures.

As such, camp will look a little different than it has in the past. Below are some frequently asked questions and we hope this addresses your questions or concerns. Of course if you have any other questions or require further information, please reach out via email at camp@montreal-west.ca. This page will be updated as needed.

Please keep in mind that regulation can evolve through the summer which may have an effect on how programs are offered and what activities can be done.

When will registration begin?

Wednesday March 24th at 9 AM via Amilia. Registration will be limited at first to residents of Montreal West only. If space remains in June, registration may be opened to non-residents.

What sort of registration options will there be?

Our first registration period will offer a full 8 Week option as well as a block of the first 4 weeks. Later in the spring the second block of 4 weeks will be offered. The 8-week option will have limited spaces available when registration opens, this is to allow as many residents a chance to register as possible.

No individual week registrations will be available this year, as we try to keep our groups as stable as possible for the 4-week periods to adhere to government regulations.

Where will the camp be hosted?

The camp will be hosted within various locations throughout the town, including Hodgson Field, the Legion Rink, Elizabeth Ballantyne School, Edinburgh School and other surrounding parks. This may mean if you have multiple children registered you will have different locations to drop off/pickup.

What will the camp day look like?

There will be adapted/reduced activities to ensure adherence to sanitary guidelines, as much outdoor time as possible – weather permitting, no trip days, and reduced pool availability. Camp will still be focused on games, sports and activities, just with much smaller groups and enhanced cleanliness guidelines. 

Will there be programs offered at the Community Center?

Yes, the community center will also offer their half and full day options for children’s activities and will be available for registration on the same day.

Is there a Tennis Camp this year?

We are hoping to offer a Tennis camp this summer, but it will not be a stream of the regular day camp as we need to maintain group integrity. If tennis camp is to be available, we would expect tennis campers to operate as one group together for the day. More details should be available closer to registration day, so keep an eye out!

What sort of enhanced safety protocols are there?

Government regulations for camps are evolving over time, but we can expect group sizes to be reduced to a 1:6 ratio of Councillor to Children, limited interactions between groups, no sharing of materials, lots of hand washing and disinfection of equipment and high touch areas. Ratios and guidelines may change through the summer with no prior warning. Staff will likely be masked and children may need to wear masks part of the time as well depending on what guidelines we receive.

Do the children need to physically distance?

Current regulations allow for groups of six children or less to bubble in a group and not require physical distancing. They must remain at least 1 Meter away from other groups and 2 Meters away from adults. 

Camp Cost

  • 4 Weeks: 670 $
  • 8 Weeks: 1190 $
  • Extended a.m. session: 210 $
  • Extended p.m. session: 240 $
  • Weekly extended a.m.:  67.50 $
  • Weekly extended p.m.: 76.50 $
  • Daily a.m.: 15 $ Flat Fee
  • Daily p.m.: 15 $ Flat Fee 

Different payment plan options will be available at the time of registration.

Refund Policy

Camp Cancellation (Via government decree or town decision)

  • A full refund minus a small administration charge to cover expenses will be given

Withdrawal

  • 20 % Administration fee prior to June 27
  • Prorated refund minus used weeks and 35 % administration fee (once Friday at 4 PM happens, the following week is considered to be used)
  • Health: Prorated refund minus used weeks and 10 % administration fee (once Friday at 4 PM happens, the following week is considered to be used)

COVID Closure

  • Groups that are ordered closed by Public Health will receive a prorated refund for the days missed of camp