Summer camp for 6- to 12-year-olds!
Scroll down the page for information on our Junior Camp Counselor and Volunteer programs!
Registration for the summer of 2024 will open soon.
The COFD pledges to ensure the health and safety of workers and campers by following the guidelines of the Ontario Ministry of Health.
Please note: Our Golden Rule being In French at All Times, it is very important that your child be able to communicate in French. To attend camp, your child must have attended at least one full year of French Immersion and be able to understand and express him/herself in French. See our FAQ’s for additional guidance.
Summer 2024 Themes and Outings COMING SOON!*
*Please note that outings may change for reasons beyond our control.
At Camps Garnier and Marion a wide range of fun activities are organized around weekly themes. (Here is a typical week at camp.) Every Tuesday, an outing or a guest is part of our itinerary. On Thursday, we spend the day at the outdoor swimming pool at Cedar Park in Bowmanville.
Camp Hours: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The fees for Before and After care listed below are applicable when the child arrives earlier than 8:55 am and/or leaves later than 4:30 pm.
Each child receives a T-shirt with each week of registration. The T-shirt is given on Tuesday morning. It is mandatory for all kids to wear the camp’s T-shirt during outings. Extra T-shirts are available at a cost of $10.00 each.
Athletic shorts or capri pants are recommended instead of jeans. Long hair should be tied and jewelry is prohibited in the gym and on physically active outings.
For more information, please consult the What to bring to camp page. Camp Garnier and Camp Marion are not specialized in children with special individual attention needs.
Weekly Camp Fees
Our fees include all outings & weekly camp T-shirt and are tax-free.
Take advantage of our Early Bird Fees until April 30th! Fees increase $25 a week starting May 1st.
Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7
For one child: $370.00
For each additional sibling: $360.00
Weeks 1 and 6 (4 days)
For one child: $300.00
For each additional sibling: $290.00
Act Fast! Early Registration will ensure a spot for your child!
Payment for camp fees and Before and After Care must be completed on line to secure your child’s spot. Registration will be in pending status until payment is finalized.
Until April 30th, 50 percent of camp fees will be refunded. There are no refunds starting on May 1st, but the COFD will allow a change in weeks if space is available. For more information, please consult our cancellation policy.
Before and After Care
Before camp opening (from 7:30 to 9:00 am): $45.00 per 5-day week, $40.00 per 4-day week After camp closing (from 4:30 to 5:30 pm): $35.00 per 5-day week, $30.00 per 4-day week Before and After Care fees are payable at time of registration.
Please note: After 5:30 pm, a late fee of $1 per minute is charged and paid directly to the counselor(s) who stayed with your child.
Click on these links for more information on each guest and outing:
Junior Counselor Program
Camps Garnier and Marion offer a Junior Counselor program for the 13 to 15-year-old. Junior Counselors receive training and volunteer hours, and can register for one or more of weeks. The Junior Counselor must have completed Grade 7 and be 13 years of age by December 31st.
The cost of the Junior Counselor program is $200.00 per week ($160.00 for Weeks 1 and 6) plus $100.00 for a mandatory in-class training session. The training session will take place on Tuesday July 2nd at Camp Garnier from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided; the Junior Counselor should bring snacks and a water bottle.
The Junior Counselor must register here by May 15th. The camp opens at 7:30 am and closes at 5:30 pm if you need to drop off/pick up your child earlier/later.
Your child will receive volunteer hours equivalent to half of his/her weekly hours (16 hours for Weeks 1 and 6, and 20 hours for all other weeks). These volunteer hours are generally accepted by schools, but you may need to check with your child’s school as criteria can differ between school boards.
Volunteer Program for Students 16+ Years Old
Whether you are a volunteer or co-op student, we need a creative, dynamic person like you to join our team for the summer. You will receive a certificate for your volunteer hours. Register here to join our great team this summer!