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Updated June 30, 2020
As approved during a Council Meeting on June 29, the Town of Newmarket will be implementing alternative programming in place of full-day summer camps for the 2020 season. Alternative programming includes family programs, small group short programs, camper activity kits and more.
More information will be released as soon as possible. Bookmark this page and check back soon for more information.
The Town's existing summer camp program is designed and structured in a way that cannot be delivered in line with current Provincial requirements for social distancing and gatherings. Based on this reality, the Town must cancel all camps and refund all fees paid. The Town is looking into the potential for a modified camp program which may be offered only if the Town is able to deliver it in a meaningful and safe manner.
The Town will continue to work with the Ontario Camping Association and Parks & Recreation Ontario to gain insight into industry best practices and procedures being developed across Ontario.
Everyone registered for a Town of Newmarket Summer Camp will receive a full refund. Registrants will receive an initial, automatic credit to their account. Residents are asked for their patience at this time as staff work quickly to process refunds, which may take up to eight weeks to complete. For those who paid by credit card, refunds will be processed to the card. A cheque will be issued to those who paid with cash or debit.
Registered Summer Programs
All registered programs have also been cancelled. In line with summer camps, it is not possible for the Town to safely offer its planned registered programs, including swimming lessons, fitness and cultural programs.
We look forward to being able to provide camps and programs again. Until then, please be safe, practice social distancing and continue to be vigilant in your efforts to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
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As always, if you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Customer Service at 905-895-5193 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
We offer a variety of recreation and culture programs for all ages and abilities. Swim, skate, join a league, be creative and innovative or learn a new skill.
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PLEASE NOTE: Child Care and Early Years Act: Due to the change in the Child Care and Early Years Act, all campers must turn four years old before they are permitted to attend any Town of Newmarket summer camp. For further information please go to www.ontario.ca
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