Summer Camps



Assumption of Risk
Hanover, in collaboration with the Grey Bruce Public Health, continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation.

Users of Hanover’s parks, recreation and culture facilities such as the P & H Centre are reminded that when you attend these facilities as a participant, spectator or patron you assume risk when in our facility. An inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases including COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present.

By visiting any publicly accessible facility such as the P & H Centre you voluntarily assume all risks including any risk of injury, loss, damage and possible exposure to a communicable disease, including COVID-19.

We remind you to follow the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines being recommended by various Canadian health authorities, including the Grey Bruce Public Health, Ontario Health, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Summer 2023 Community Guide 

For a pdf version of the Summer 2023 Community Guide click here.

Registration Dates 

Thursday, April 20 | Residents 
Thursday, April 27 | Non-Residents 

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 Online Registration - Fast, Easy & Secure! Register online by clicking on the image below or call 519.364.2310 x 0.


Great theme weeks offering a variety of creative activities including games, crafts, songs, relays, special events, sports, and daily swim. Participants will be put into small groups to ensure age appropriate activities, (ie. 5-7 years, 8-9 years and 10-11 years). All age groups will participate in a camp wide special event at least once per week. Participants must meet and not exceed maximum age restrictions by December 31, 2023.

Things you should know about camp!

Camper Pick Up and Drop Off
Campers 10 years and younger MUST have adult supervision at all times during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Please ensure that regular escorts and emergency contacts are recorded with your registration. Only those adults listed will be permitted to pick up your child(ren). Please notify us of any changes in your child’s pick up routine by calling 519.364.2310 x 2121. This is our safe arrival hotline. Children are NOT allowed to leave early without consent from a parent or guardian.

See specific camp description for ages. Participants must have turned the minimum age and not exceed the maximum age by December 31, 2023. Camp leaders will take age difference into account when programming activities. Our camp ratios offer a maximum of 1 leader to 10 to 12 participants.

Medical Information
Health and safety is our number one priority. Please ensure that we have up-to-date information about your child’s medical conditions including doctor’s name and an emergency contact that can be reached during the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm.

What to Bring
Parents will receive a “Parent Handbook” which outlines specific policies and details including what campers should bring.

Payment Plan
If registering for 2 or more weeks, a credit card payment plan may be utilized. Credit card payment for the first week registering must be processed on the date of registration. The remaining dollar amount will be processed on your credit card the week prior to the start of the program. (i.e. If registered for camp July 17 - 21, the payment will be processed July 10). Subsidy is available.

Safe Arrival Hotline
If your child is NOT attending camp for any reason, please call us at 519.364.2310 x 2121 prior to 9:30am so we can inform camp leaders.

Become a Camp Volunteer! 

  • Meet new people and make new friends. 
  • Complete volunteer hours for school. 
  • Gain experience that will assist you in future employment opportunities. 
  • Learn new skills, use existing talents and abilities. 
  • Take on new and exciting challenges. 

Enthusiastic volunteers are needed! 

For a camp volunteer form click here! 

Registration Dates

Thursday, April 20 | Residents
Thursday, April 27 | Non-Residents

Online Registration - Fast, Easy & Secure! Register online by clicking on the image below or call 519.364.2310 x 0.

Where    P & H Centre 
Time  9:00am - 4:00pm
(supervised drop-off available from 8:00 - 9:00am and supervised pickup available from 4:00 - 5:00pm)
Age  5-11 years old


Week 1 | Fairy Tales, Super Heroes & Princesses | July 4-7 | Ages 5-11 | $137.00 | Code 8534 (No camp Monday, July 3)
Calling all superheroes and Disney princesses! Kick off the summer with a week to remember, filled with fairytales, games, activities and crafts that will have every camper looking forward to the next day.

Week 2 | Splashing through the Summer | July 10-14 | Ages 5-11 | $187.50 ($15 trip fee included) | Code 8535
Get set to get wet. This week is all about the water. Campers will participate in water balloon games, slip and slide, super soakers, swimming and a trip to the Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village. Make sure to pack an extra towel as this week is sure to be wet!

Week 3 | Game Show Extravagaza | July 17-21 | Ages 5-11 | $172.50 | Code 8536
Come on down to play some of the most iconic tv game shows of all time! Enjoy playing some all-time classics like Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud, Deal or no Deal, and the Price is Right. Every day is a new show!

Week 4 | Holiday Bash | July 24-28 | Ages 5-11 | $228.50 ($56 trip free included) | Code 8537
What better way to spend the week than by celebrating your favorite holidays. Throughout the week campers will celebrate Easter, Canada Day, Halloween, Christmas and even a birthday party at SkyZone because YES! Your birthday should be a holiday!

Week 5 | HKC Challenge | July 31-August 4 | Ages 5-11 | $172.50 | Code 8538
Do you enjoy team-based competitions like Survivor or the Amazing Race? Well get ready for some of the best challenges yet! Bring your energy and smarts to perform tasks throughout the week in an effort to win the Hanover Kids Camp Challenge.

Week 6 | Mystery Week | August 8-11 | Ages 5-11 | $137.00 | Code 8539 (No camp Monday, August 7)
Discover clues, solve the puzzles, and decode the riddles. The week is truly a mystery that can only be uncovered by participating in it. Find out what the mystery is during one of the best weeks of the summer.

Week 7 | Olympic Games | August 14-18 | Ages 5-11 | $172.50 | Code 8540
If you love sports this is the week for you! Participate in our own version of the Olympics with different sports and competition. All of the craft and games will be sports themed and campers will be put into teams and select a country to represent during the games! Do you have what it takes to be on top of the podium?

Week 8 | Safari Adventures | August 21-25 | Ages 5-11 | $216.50 ($44 trip fee included) | Code 8541
Did someone say Safari?! Grab your binoculars and safari hats, and join us on our adventure! There is so much to see and do and we cant wait to get started. Did we mention there is a TRIP?! We will spend one of our last days together on a trip to Storybook Park!

Registration Dates

Thursday, April 20 | Residents
Thursday, April 27 | Non-Residents

Online Registration - Fast, Easy & Secure! Register online by clicking on the image below or call 519.364.2310 x 0.

TSN (The Sports Nut)
A SPORT-atular week of activities for campers! Each day is jammed packed with sports, sports and more sports! Daily instruction and activities in basketball, soccer, floor hockey and flag football and daily swim will be offered. Participants will be divided into specific age groups. Fun will be the focus while developing one’s skills and game knowledge. About the Instructors: Jason Howes and Andrew Aitken are both educators with the Bluewater District School Board. Both are involved in school and community sports and players and coaches.

Dates  July 4 - 7, 2023 | Code 8542
Cancelled Monday, July 3 
Where  John Defenbaker Senior School 
Time  9:00 - 3:45pm 
Age  9 - 13 years 
Cost  $144.00

Silver Lake Outdoor Adventure Day Camp
A fun opportunity for campers to build relationships and learn new skills. This camp is a great introduction to outdoor skills including fire building, canoeing and hiking in a day camp setting. Campers will also get to participate in classic camp activities, including crafts, nature, games, and a Canoe Trip from Hanover Park to Saugeen Riverbank Campground. All initiatives are lead by qualified Silver Lake staff including NL certified lifeguards for water activities. Campers will be required to pass a swim test at the beginning of the week to participate in water related activities. About the Instructors: Silver Lake Outdoor Adventure Day Camp is an extension of Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, located in Sauble Beach. SLMC strives to provide an enjoyable setting where spiritual and personal growth are fostered and Christian values and teachings are emphasized. This occurs primarily during summer camp, outdoor education and retreats through community living, personal discovery, outdoor skills and environmental caring.

Dates  July 4 - 7, 2023 | Code 8543
Cancelled Monday July 3
Where  Hanover Town Park | Pavilion 
Time  8:30 - 4:30pm 
Age  9 - 14 years 
Cost  $200.00


Dates  July 10 - 14, 2023 | Code 8544
Where  Hanover Town Park | Pavilion 
Time  8:30 - 4:30pm 
Age  9 - 14 years 
Cost  $240.00

Momentum Volleyball Camp
Momentum Volleyball is here in Hanover! This volleyball camp is coached by some of the best coaches and athletes in the country! Campers play volleyball every day along with different games, training sessions and activities that help to develop a complete player. Campers will also have the opportunity to go swimming throughout the week. All campers will receive a Momentum Volleyball T-Shirt. Sign up for a fantastic week of volleyball!

Dates  July 10 - 14, 2023 | Code 8545
Where  John Diefenbaker Senior School  
Time  8:30 - 4:00pm 
Age  10 - 12 years & 13 - 15 years 
Cost  $290.00

Home Alone Camp
An action-packed two-day program, that upon successful completion participants will receive their St. John Ambulance babysitting certificate. Participants will learn how to prepare nutritional snacks, the do’s and don’ts about staying home alone, how to handle various situations, including sibling conflict, internet safety and more through games, role play and other fun activities including daily swim!

Dates  July 11 & 12, 2023 | Code 8546
Where  P & H Centre   
Time  8:30 - 4:00pm 
Age  11 years and up 
Cost  $118.00

Jr. Hoops Camp
Have you got game? Jr. Hoops Camp is designed for girls and boys ages 9-13 and helps develop FUNdamental basketball skills. Learn how to dribble, shoot, pass, rebound, footwork and play defense with an emphasis on sportsmanship! Players of all levels can advance their skills. Help your young basketball player improve his or her game, meet new friends and have serious fun! All campers will receive a Jr. Hoops reversible Jersey and basketball. About the Instructors: John Mitchell and Jeff Ruttan have plenty of basketball experience. John is an elementary teacher at JDSS, while Jeff is a high school teacher at SHHS. John coached the JDSS junior boys and elementary basketball teams, while Jeff coached the senior SHHS basketball team. Both John & Jeff have experience playing and coaching experience at the club level. John also has experience as an assistant coach with Special Olympics basketball.

Dates  July 17 - 21, 2023 | Code 8547
Where  John Diefenbaker Senior School  
Time  8:30 - 4:30pm 
Age  9 - 13 years
Cost  $215.00

Camp Spark
Studio 410’s triple threat camp is coming to the Hanover stage! Study the art of performance, the building blocks of becoming a triple threat (singing | dancing | acting) and the power of being yourself! If you love singing, dancing, performing and being active, this is the perfect camp for you! Each day campers will hone their performance skills through exciting activities including: dance and vocal training, choreography, creation and development, team building activities, act it out group games and much more! This camp is open to kids of all experience levels! Students will perform the last day of camp for friends and family to enjoy! About the Instructors: Studio 410’s Productions Inc. is a registered not-for-profit company that promotes engagement in the arts through education and performance experiences, with the aim of encouraging confidence and empowerment in young aspiring performers. In recent years they have cast many local talented youth in their acclaimed productions of Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Shrek the Musical Jr., Disney’s Frozen Jr. and most recently, their all-original Canadian show “Not Cancelled”.

Dates  July 24 - 28, 2023 | Code 8548
Where  Civic Centre | Community Hall & Theatre  
Time  8:30 - 4:00pm 
Age  6 - 13 years
Cost  $280.00

Outdoor Adventurers at the OEC
Have fun this summer at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre! An exciting partnership with the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre (OEC) located on the Bruce Peninsula will provide over 300 acres to explore and immerse in nature. Adventurers Summer Camp at the OEC is a chance to get out, learn new skills, explore new places, and make new friends. Campers will participate in activities such as hikes, nature study, introduction to Canoeing, outdoor games and sports and much more! Pick up and drop off location for camp will be at the Hanover P&H Centre and campers will be bussed to and from the OEC daily. Register early as space is limited.

Dates  July 31 - August 4, 2023 | Code 8549
Where  Outdoor Education Centre | 3092 Bruce County Rd 13 Wiarton  
Time  8:30 - 5:00pm 
Age  6 - 12 years
Cost  $240.00

Wild Encounters
Calling all curious kids, get ready for a wild week outdoors. We will be exploring all things nature: animals, plants, orienteering, survival, outdoor cooking and much, much more. Hiking, games, experiments and crafts make this an action-packed week of fun and investigations. Get ready to walk on the wild side. About the Instructor: Nancy Griffin is the Conservation Education Coordinator for Saugeen Valley and Grey Sauble Conservation Authorities. She has many years’ experience with kids of all ages and annually teaches over 9,000 youth throughout Grey/Bruce.

Dates  July 17 - 21, 2023 | Code 8553
August 21 - 25, 2023 | Code 8554 
Where  Sulpher Springs Conservation Area 
Time  9:00 - 4:00pm 
Age  8 - 12 years 
Cost  $230.00

Jr. Firefighter Camp
Ever wondered what it was like to be a firefighter? Come learn with Captain Rob Hagan and Firefighter Christina Schnell as we experience hands on activities of using portable fire extinguishers, hooking up hydrants, using hoses and rope rescue skills. We will also explore the world of firefighter tools, smoke/CO alarms and bunker gear. As well as some basic first aid, water rescue skills, home fire safety and escape planning. Add in some cooperative games, challenges and swimming for a complete week of fun and learning! We are confident it will be an unforgettable experience! Campers looking to sign up for this camp should have a strong interest in learning about firefighting, be strong leaders and willing to work hard.

Dates  August 8 - 11, 2023 | Code 8550
Cancelled Monday, August 7 
Where  P & H Centre  
Time  8:30 - 4:30pm 
Age  9 - 12 years 
Cost  $159.00

Enfant Soliel Camp
“Lots of fun” Beaucoup d’amusements”! A summer recreation camp experience utilizing French language skills. This camp is offered in co-operation with the Hanover Canadian Parents for French Chapter. This week will be jam packed with fun including games, songs, crafts, cooking, story time, swimming, outings and much more. A perfect opportunity for French Immersion students to practice their French skills.

Dates  August 8 - 11, 2023 | Code 8551
Cancelled Monday, August 7 
Where  P & H Centre  
Time  8:30 - 4:00pm 
Age  5 - 10 years 
Cost  $164.00 (CPF Members) 
$189.00 (Non-CPF Members)

All About Art Camp
Art camp offers so many great ways for campers to experiment, get active and get messy in the world of art! Campers will learn techniques and complete many fun, hands-on art projects including cartooning, outdoor drawings & artworks made with a variety of mediums. If you love creating or being creative, this is the camp for you!
About the Instructor: Makenzie Ermel is passionate about helping children embrace the joy of art. She is a local award-winning student, in her 3rd year of Fine Arts at Western University and is becoming well known for her drawings and paintings. Makenzie loves to inspire others to recognize that daily life is full of opportunities to be creative.

Dates  August 14 - 18, 2023 | Code 8552 
Where  P & H Centre  
Time  8:30 - 4:30pm 
Age  7 - 12 years 
Cost  $198.00