City of Barrie to offer modified summer day camps

Camp registration begins Thursday, June 18.

Something for the little rugrats to help them and you get through the summer.

The City of Barrie announced on Wednesday that modified summer camps called Camp Barrie will be offered this year, with limited space. Registration will be open on Thursday, June 18 at 9 a.m. The camps will run for eight weeks starting July 13.

Staff have reviewed recently released guidelines from the province for operating day camps safely and have developed modified programming for the camps. The additional health measures include physical distancing, smaller camp sizes, daily requirements for staff and camper health assessments, and extensive cleaning procedures.

Camp Barrie will be held at several outdoor locations across the city. Camps will run daily Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The fee for a one-week camp will be $199. Activities will include arts and crafts, sports, and camp games.

The City is in the process of refunding all registrations for the previous 2020 summer camps. Anyone registered previously will have to register again for the Camp Barrie.

For more information, residents can contact the City’s Recreation & Culture Services by calling 705-739-4223 or email recreation.information@barrie.ca.