All Ryerson Summer Day Camps staff are First Aid and CPR certified. Instructional staff have advanced certification and experience in a variety of day camp program areas. Aquatic staff have additional lifeguarding certification.
Each staff member is required to successfully complete a criminal background check.
Each family is required to provide up-to-date health information as part of the camper application process. This allows staff to prepare for your camper’s arrival in advance of Camp.
- Canadian Camping Association
- International Camping Fellowship
- Lifesaving Society of Canada
- Canadian Red Cross
- Ontario University Athletics
- U Sports
We are an official SUN AWARE Certified Camp Program. The SUN AWARE program was created by the Melanoma Network of Canada.
As SUN AWARE certified camp, we follow a program designed to promote sun safety with all campers and staff members. Our staff team receives training on sun safety prior to the Summer.
We are aware of the dangers of over-exposure to the sun and strive to take reasonable precautions to prevent adverse effects of the sun and UV rays. Campers spend time outside each day, so please help us by packing a hat with a brim and sunglasses, and sending sunscreen for your child (minimum SPF 30, though higher is preferable), and a water bottle with your child’s name on it.
We strongly suggest that campers wear light clothing that covers shoulders and arms when they are outside.
We Are “Nut Aware”
In partnership with our food service provider, we strive to create a “nut aware” environment for our campers with nut allergies. For those campers who sign up for our optional lunch program, meals are prepared without nut products.**
We are sensitive that some of our campers are allergic to nuts, and that some of those allergies are potentially fatal.
To ensure a safe camp environment for those campers with nut allergies, we ask that families not send their camper to Ryerson with any food that may:
- Contain nuts, peanuts, or tree nuts
- May contain traces of nuts, peanuts, or tree nuts
- May have come in contact with nuts, peanuts, or tree nuts (i.e., being made on a surface or with a utensil that was also used to prepare foods with nut products or residue)
If your child has any allergy, please contact the Camp Coordinator to discuss the allergy and any accommodations that may need to be made.
* While we do our best to maintain a safe environment for campers with nut allergies, it is important that parents and campers remember that Ryerson is a public facility. We cannot control all foods that are brought onto campus, and there is always a risk that a child may be exposed to nuts or nut products. If this is a concern, please contact the Camp Coordinator.
** If your child has a nut allergy, and has signed up for our lunch service, please note that although meals are prepared without nuts, we cannot give a 100% guarantee that it is free of traces of nuts, or that is has not come in contact with nuts.