Day Camps

Day Camps

Registration for summer 2018 is offically open! Please click on the link below to register your camper. We can't wait to see you all at Cave Springs Camp this summer. 

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Day Camp Programs:

Day camp runs daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Certain weeks, busing is provided from Beamsville and St. Catharines (dependent on the week as outlined below). Day campers are placed in small activity groups with other children of the same age. They participate in all of the traditional camp activities. Campers will be provided with a hot lunch and snacks. Day camp is an ideal choice for first time campers, and can serve as a stepping stone to residential camp. On Wednesday evening, all day campers are welcome to stay at camp for a campout. Campers who do not wish to stay for campout may stay till 9:00pm for a campfire and evening program.

Before and After Camp Care

There are additional fees for before and after camp care. If you require care from 7:30-8:30am and/or from 4:30-5:30pm, there is a charge of $30/week per camper.

Bridge Programs:

These are specially designed programs to transition your camper from day camp to overnight camp! These unique camps will begin as a day camp for the first part of the week and receive more of an overnight camp experience for the second half of the week, as they will sleep over at camp. It’s a great way to try out sleeping over at camp, but not for a full week. Bridge campers also get to experience the high ropes course throughout their week. Because of the popularity of this camp the past two years, we are now offering three Bridge Program weeks.

Weeks 3 and 6 will offer "regular" Bridge Camp. This entails your campers arriving and leaving camp at the regularly scheduled time on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday morning your camper will arrive packed and ready to stay at camp for the remainder of the week. This includes full days and sleeping over on Wednesday and Thursday before departing camp at the regularly scheduled time on Friday. 

During week 4 we will be offering Bridge Camp Plus. This is an extension of our typical Bridge Camp weeks meaning campers will sleep over on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night! On Monday campers will arrive and depart at the regularly scheduled times and on Tuesday morning campers will arrive packed and ready to stay over for the remainder of the week.

We are happy to announce we are now running a Day Camp every week of the summer! This includes the week after the Civic Holiday Weekend in August. This Day Camp (D5) will run Tuesday to Friday and runs at a decreased price.

Day Camps and Bridge Camps 2018


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*D2 and D7 have bus service from St. Catharines*

*All other weeks have no busing*

A Typical Day at Day Camp


A typical day at day camp is as follows: Campers arrive and play games and participate in activities until 9:00am when all of the campers will participate in a large group game. After this game, campers will sing some silly worship songs with actions and then watch a 5-10 minute drama which is a modern day retelling of Jesus' life. After this, campers will split into smaller groups and participate in games and activites relating to this drama. Next on the schedule are chunks. Chunks are 45 minutes of time that can be filled with all types of activities! They can be anything from swimming to archery to crafts, but also some crazier chunks like fort building, or slip n slide bowling. After chunks is lunch, then campers will go swimming in the pool. After swimming, campers engage in more chunks until it's time to go home. Also throughout the week, campers will have a chance to go canoeing at Jordan Harbour.

Special Campout Information for Day Camp:

Wednesday is a special campout day where campers are invited to stay the entire evening.  Parents are welcome to come for the evening campfire at 7:30 and pick their child up then.  There will not be a bus running Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning, but if parents would like they are welcome to pick up and drop off their children at the regular time.

Items to Buy:

(The following items are on sale on Monday and Friday only.)

  • T-Shirts are on sale for $12
  • Picture CD's are on sale for $5

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations made prior to June 15 are subject to a $25 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made from June 15 to five days before the start day of camp are subject to a $75 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made four or fewer days before camp are not subject to a refund unless compelling evidence is provided to the director

Weekly Themes:

Each week of camp has a different theme and unique games, meals, and activities. Campers are encouraged to bring theme-relevant items and fun activity ideas if they desire.

July 8-13th Jungle Adventure

July 15-20th Lost in Space

July 22-27th International Spies

July 29-August 3rd Shrink Ray

August 5-10th Fairytale Forest

August 12-17th Survivor

August 19-24th Olympics

Christian Education:

Campers are introduced to God in a new and exciting fashion. We recognize that children come from a variety of backgrounds and we strive to provide them with a safe environment to learn about God. Children participate in a daily session where they sing contemporary worship music, led by a worship band. They also watch an age-appropriate drama that runs the span of the week. After session, children take part in small group discussions and activities where they are encouraged to ask questions and recap what took place during the daily drama. Each day ends with vespers. During this time, campers are led in more worship and participate in skits about God.