Summer Day Camp

July 28, 2021 Sorry to announce that the summer 2021 camp is not going to happen.

NOTE: Despite our best efforts, we still do not have a contract to use the park, we cannot get access to the Vipond Arena in the case of poor weather, the Town cannot assure us the washroom block will be open and available.

Time has run out for us to establish a reasonable program, set up an efficient safety and screening protocol, and hire staff for the remaining 5 weeks this summer.

See you next year.

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Optimist Summer Day Camp

2021 Camp Details

Our Summer Camp program will give your child (ages 6-12) the opportunity to enjoy a summer outdoors while participating in a variety of activities.

Proposed: July 26 to September 3 (6 weeks) –
(6 weekly sessions) from 9:00am – 4:30pm daily

Brooklin Memorial Park, 67 Winchester Rd. East, Whitby.
After hours supervision is available for an extra fee.

July rain days in the Luther Vipond Memorial Arena, 67 Winchester Rd. East, Whitby.

August rain days at Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge, 14 Cassels Rd. East, Whitby.

Registration

Registration open June 28th for the coming summer if we get permission to use the park for camp. Please watch Facebook for updates.

Fees

First Child Regular Week  After care 4:30-6:00All 6 weeks
   Regular Registration $265.00 $15.00/hour $1399.00
Add’l Child in same family   
  Regular Registration  $225.00 $15.00/hour $1189.00
No early drop off. Camp starts at 9:00 am. Staff arrive at 8:45 am. After camp care is available from 4:30 to 6:00 only.

Activities may include:

  • Soft Sports: soccer, baseball, basketball, frisbee, tennis
  • Games: cards, board games, relays and races
  • Exploring Nature: hikes, creek walks & exploration, observation tours
  • Creative Activity: play acting, singing, crafts, etc.
  • Wednesday special theme events
  • Friday BBQ lunch (rain days, substitute with pizza)

Program will be adapted each week to meet the needs of the youth participants (Themes and programs will be posted if Camp is a go.) Rain days will be held at Luther Vipond Memorial Arena, 67 Winchester Rd. East, Brooklin. Youth must provide their own bag lunch and snacks.

Proposed: Weekly Wednesdays (onsite)

  • no weekly off-site outings will be planned for 2021 camp. Special events will take place at the Memorial Park.

Office: Optimist Club of Brooklin,
c/o Brooklin Signs / CustomPrinting.ca
105 Industrial Dr., Unit 1,
Whitby, ON L1N 5Z9 Canada


counsellor in training

CIT Counsellor in Training Program

Capacity rules by Town of Whitby may not allow us to hold the 2021 CIT program. Please check back July 12th.

This program is specifically designed for youth aged 13-16 interested in seeking future work as a camp counsellor. The program has been developed over a seven year period and will run one three-week session this summer.

Aug 9-27? from 9:00am – 4:30pm daily

Brooklin Memorial Park, 67 Winchester Rd. East, Whitby.

The fee for 3 weeks is $550.00 and include uniform t-shirt and participation in Wednesday outings. A select number of successful candidates will be invited to continue volunteering at no extra cost.