Information & Registration

NOTICE – COVID-19
Registration is still open on the COFD web site for Camps Garnier and Marion. Our team is currently working on a health & safety plan for our camp operations.
Should government-mandated isolation be extended into the summer and prevent us from providing normal camp activities, all paid registration fees would be reimbursed.
We will publish a message on our website and send out emails concerning any changes to our usual summer camp programming.
In the meantime, don’t miss out on our Early Bird rates!

Summer Camp Program for 6- to 15-Year-Olds
Scroll down the page for information on our Junior Camp Counselor and Volunteer programs!

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Registration is open for the 2020 summer season!

Click here to access our online registration system!

Important Information

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, such as Cedar Park in Bowmanville or Petticoat Creek in Pickering.

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. 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.

Please note: Our Golden Rule being In French at All Times, it is very important that your child be able to communicate in French, for his/her safety and enjoyment. 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 2020 Themes & Outings

Themes are not the same across both locations – make sure you are looking at the right ones!

Where two outings are listed, the first is for more experienced campers, and the second, for younger campers.

Camp Garnier – Whitby Location

See links below these tables for more information on our guests and outings.

NameOuting or GuestPoolStatus
Week 1 - CakeLand
July 6 to 10
FrantasticPetticoat CreekSpots Available
Week 2 - The Secret Service
July 13 to 17
Panic Factory / Captive KidsCedar ParkSpots Available
Week 3 - World Symphonies
July 20 to 24
Bavia ArtsCedar ParkSpots Available
Week 4 - Jedi Academy
July 27 to 31
Laser Quest / Putting EdgeCedar ParkSpots Available
Week 5 - Primate World
August 4 to 7
Storybook FarmPetticoat CreekSpots Available
Week 6 - The Enchanted Forest
August 10 to 14
Rouge Valley ParkCedar ParkSpots Available
Week 7 - Cirque du Soleil
August 17 to 21
Rock Oasis / Whitby Circus Centre Cedar ParkSpots Available

Camp Marion – Pickering Location

See links below this table for more information on our guests and outings.

NameOuting or GuestPoolStatus
Week 1 - Primate World
July 6 to 10
Storybook FarmPetticoat CreekSpots Available
Week 2 - The Secret Service
July 13 to 17
Panic Factory / Captive KidsCedar ParkSpots Available
Week 3 - The Enchanged Forest
July 20 to 24
Rouge Valley ParkCedar ParkSpots Available
Week 4 - Jedi Academy
July 27 to 31
Laser Quest / Putting EdgeCedar ParkSpots Available
Week 5 - CakeLand
August 4 to 7
FrantasticPetticoat CreekSpots Available
Week 6 - World Symphonies
August 10 to 14
Bavia ArtsCedar ParkSpots Available
Week 7 - Cirque du Soleil
August 17 to 21
Rock Oasis / Whitby Circus CentreCedar ParkSpots Available

Click on these links for more information on each guest and outing:
Cedar Park Outdoor pool and water park
Petticoat Creek Outdoor pool and water park
Bavia Arts “Inspired by Brazilian traditions of Carnival where music, dance and colourful costumes intertwine for a cultural experience that will spark curiosity and respect.” – en français!
Captive Kids “The first escape room adventure created specifically for children and families. Your group will have to navigate through a series of challenges and interactive puzzles in order to move through the rooms and escape.”
Frantastic Nut-free cooking and baking environment. Take home your own creations!
LaserQuest Laser tag for more experienced campers
Panic Factory Escape room for more experienced campers
Putting Edge Glow-in-the-dark miniature golf – your camp T-shirt will glow!
Rock Oasis Wall climbing for more experienced campers
Rouge Valley Park Explore the biodiversity of this conservation area through educational outdoor activities!
Storybook Farm Sanctuary for rescued monkeys of all origins. Meet them one by one, learn their names and their history, and participate in their daily routine. An education for all visitors to this unique volunteer-run facility.
Whitby Circus Centre “Join the circus without running away!”

Weekly Camp Fees

Take advantage of our Early Bird rates until April 30th!

Our fees include all outings & weekly camp T-shirt and are tax-free.
Please note that weekly camp fees will increase by $25 ($20 for four-day weeks) on May 1st at 12:01 am.

Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7

For one child: $195.00
For each additional sibling: $185.00

Week 5 (4 days)

For one child: $156.00
For each additional sibling: $146.00

Registration Policies

Act Fast! Early Registration will ensure a spot for your child!

Payment

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.

Cancellation

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): $40.00 per 5-day week, $32.00 per 4-day week

After camp closing (from 4:30 to 5:30 pm): $30.00 per 5-day week, $24.00 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.

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 must attend at least one week of camp in order to practice their new skills. The Junior Counselor must have completed Grade 8 and be 14 years of age by December 31st.

The cost of the Junior Counselor program is $110.00 per week ($90.00 for Week 5) plus $90.00 for an in-class training session.  The training session will take place on Friday July 3rd at Camp Garnier from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided, but 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 Week 5, and 20 hours for all other weeks).  These volunteer hours are generally accepted by schools, but you may need to check this 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!