Summer Camp Program

Background

The Summer Camp Program has received new funding for 2017 to provide the children of families within Leeds and Grenville with a positive summer experience.  Clients/tenants of the Community and Social Services Division, and families in receipt of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) may access this program through the UCLG office.

Program Guidelines

  • Any family accessing Ontario Works and/or Social Housing is eligible for up to 10 days of subsidized summer camp, and should make contact with their Case Manager if interested.  
  • Children of families currently in receipt of ODSP are also eligible for up to 10 days of subsidized summer camp, and should contact the Community and Social Services Division, extension 2119 for more information.
  • Families currently in receipt of Child Care Fee Subsidy are not eligible for the Summer Camp Program and may continue to access fee subsidy.  
  • The maximum amount to be subsidized for the Summer Camp Program is $400 per child, for a maximum of ten days. 
  • Children must be 12 years of age or younger to access this program.
  • Children under 4 years of age will not be funded for unlicensed camp programs.
  • Parents are responsible for finding a suitable Summer Camp program and gathering information about the program dates, times and contacts.
  • Once approved, the family will be provided an approval letter to provide to the chosen summer program at time of registration.
  • Transportation to and from the summer program is the parent's responsibility.
  • Applications will be considered until the 2017 Summer Camp funds have been exhausted.

Small Waterworks Compliance

Unlicensed summer camp programs are required to submit verification that they are in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (O. Reg. 170/03).

  • Only camps with lodging/accommodation and overnight stays are designated facilities by the Ministry of the Environment and subject to O.Reg. 170/03.
  • Camps without overnight stays are subject to the Health Protections and Promotion Act, which is administered/enforced through the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Health Unit O.Reg. 318/08.
  • Verification may be completed with a call to the camp which the family has selected.
  • Questions to confirm compliance are as follows:
    1. Do you have a Safe Drinking Water number (SDWS#) as provided by the local Health Unit? OR Do you have a Drinking Water Information System Number (DWIS#) which would have been provided to you by the Ministry of the Environment?
    2. Do you have your water tested on a monthly basis by a private water testing provider?
  • An answer of YES to each of the two above questions is required to indicate compliance.
  • Where a camp cannot demonstrate compliance, the family may wish to select a different camp.
  • Providers may contact the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit or the Ministry of the Environment to begin the water testing compliance registration process.
  • Camps delivered by licensed child care providers or which are on municipal water systems are not subject to this verification, as their water compliance is already examined through their respective governing/licensing bodies.

Contact Information

For families receiving assistance through Ontario Works, Social Housing or ODSP please contact a Case Manager at:

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Community and Social Services Division 25 Central Avenue West, Suite 200 Brockville, ON  K6V 4N6 Telephone: (613) 342-3840 Toll Free: 1-800-267-8146 For ODSP dial extension 2119