If you can't find the answer to your question below, please email us at artintheparkcare@gmail.com

My child is turning 6, can they attend?

No. The Art In The Park program is for children ages 6-12. If a child is turning 6, they must be 6 years old on the FIRST day they are attending camp. 

Due to CARE's safety and liability policies, in addition to the policies set forth by City of Toronto's Aquatic Recreation branch, we are unable to make any exceptions to this rule. We appreciate your understanding. 

Starting in 2023, we will be checking for identification for all campers aged 6. Please be prepared to provide a birth certificate for your child.

My child is turning 13, can they attend?

Art In The Park services children ages 6-12. If a child is turning 13, they must be 12 years old on the FIRST day they attend the program. 

Example: Hiromi is 12 years old and turns 13 on Tuesday, July 20th. Hiromi can be registered for, and attend camp the week of July 19 - 23 (and any week prior) as they will still be 12 on the first day of the week. Hiromi can not be registered for camp after July 23rd, as they will be 13 years old. 

If your child is 13, please consider registering for our Leader In Training Camp! 

My child is neurodiverse. Is Art In The Park right for them?

Maybe! Over the years, we have had the joy of working with campers from many diverse backgrounds. Many families have expressed that the free-flow nature of our child-directed program works very well for their children. There is virtually no pressure on children to participate in activities they don't want to, so the day can unfold on their own terms, and they can explore the Art In The Park site at their own pace. We have observed that children who like to be social and make friends do just as well as children who prefer to work on projects solo and spend time by themselves. 

If you are not sure if our camp is right for you, please call us at 647-518-6138 so that we may be able to answer any more specific questions.

Please note: Children must be potty trained, able to feed themselves and be able to move independently to and from the bathrooms. Our staff are not trained in feeding or toileting and are not permitted to lift or carry children to and from different program spaces. We are unable to provide one-on-one support staff at this time, but we welcome support staff that have been arranged by the camper's family.

What do you do when it rains??

We make every effort to keep our program outdoors as long as possible. Often, this means continuing our activities with cool temperatures and a light drizzle. Please dress your campers for the weather! :-)

However, sometimes the rain is too heavy to safely continue our programming, on these days, we move our program indoors:

Please check the weather report in the morning and dress your campers for the weather! Raincoat, boots and an umbrella are a must on days with a rainy forecast! We make an effort to get inside quickly, but sometimes the process can take a while!

If your child brings a scooter or bike, please note that it will NOT be re-located indoors as there is not enough space.

When / How do I pay for camp? 

In order to secure your spot, payment must be made IN FULL at the time of registration. We accept all major credit cards. We are currently NOT accepting cash, cheque or e-transfer.

I need to make a change to my child's registration. What do I do?

All requests for changes in registration or cancellation must be submitted in writing, please email artintheparkcare@gmail.com

What is your refund policy? (Cancellations, changes and transfers)

All requests for changes in registration or cancellation must be submitted in writing, please email artintheparkcare@gmail.com

Changes and transfers are subject to a $30.00 admin fee per child, per week.

Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the camp start date will be offered a 100% refund, minus a $30.00 admin fee per child, per week. 

Cancellations made within 7 days of the camp start date are subject to a 50% refund, minus a $30.00 admin fee per child, per week.

Cancellation example:  Tariq is registered for Week 3 of camp, starting Monday, July 17. If Tariq's family request to withdraw him on Monday, July 10 (or before) they will receive a 100% refund minus a $30 admin fee.  If Tariq's family request to withdraw him on Tuesday, July 11 (or after) they will receive a 50% refund, minus a $30 admin fee.

How do I get my receipts from a previous year?

To print your Account Statement, please:

All the camps are full. How do I join the waiting list? 

If the camp you want is full, you may add your child's name to the wait list. This process is exactly like the registration process, except no payment is taken

Families on the wait list will be called on a first-come, first-served basis. When availability arises, families will be contacted by email and/or telephone. Generally, we need to hear back from you within 24-48 hours, after which time we will assume you are no longer interested and will offer the space to the next family.

I bought a T-Shirt online, but my child didn't get it yet...

We generally hand out t-shirts to campers on the FRIDAY of the week they are attending. Friday is Tie-dye day! If you'd like to receive your t-shirt earlier in the week, please let the front desk staff know and they will be happy to get it for you!

What is CampBrain?

CampBrain is an online software program that we use to manage our camp registrations and payment, camp paperwork, t-shirt sales and more! You can find out more about CampBrain here: https://campbrain.com/

What is "Priority Registration"?

Priority Registration is offered to families that are currently enrolled in CARE's after school program year round. These families are able to register for weeks of camp about a week before members of the general public.​​