The conference looks forward to welcoming delegates who are traveling with their families. Several options for high-quality child care are available, as well as diverse activities for families within Guelph and the surrounding regions.
Summer Day Camps on Campus
Gryphon Camps offer diverse and stimulating programs for children and teenagers from ages 3-18 years old. The specific camp offerings for summer 2015 are now available online, and registration opens on March 2, 2015. Please see the camps website to review the available programming and to book summer day camp for your child. Camps must be booked by the week, regardless of the number of days of attendance. This option would be very convenient for conference delegates, as the Athletics Centre is located next door to the main venue for the scientific program: Rozanski Hall.
Child Care for Young Children on Campus
The Child Care & Learning Centre on campus is known for providing high quality early child care to the families of university staff and to the broader community. Space permitting, short-term child care spots can be offered to the children of conference delegates. The centre provides care to children aged 18 months to 5 years. Information on availability of spaces is expected in June. Please contact the CCLC in advance to request a spot for your child. The CCLC is located a short walking distance from the Conference venues.
Additional Day Camps in Guelph
For those delegates having access to a vehicle, there are a wide variety of additional options for summer day camps in Guelph. Several involve classic camp activities such as canoeing.
The YMCA-YWCA of Guelph offers child care and summer programming for children aged 18 months to 12 years. The child care programs are located in multiple venues around Guelph, depending upon the age group and type of program. Licensed Child Care is provided for young children aged 18 months to 3.5 years. Summer day camps, which must be booked by the week, are available for youth aged 6-12 years. These one week sessions are offered at three different locations depending on the theme and type of camp setting you are looking for. Four and five year olds are eligible for the JK/SK program also offered in one week sessions at various Y Child Care Centres throughout the city. See the Y’s website to review the available programming and to access the application form for these programs.
Summer day camp at the Guelph Lake Nature Centre would be an excellent option for an adventurer or naturalist-in-training. Programming is available for children and teenagers aged 6 to 16 years. Additional summer camps are offered by the City of Guelph Recreation Services.