West Shore Parks & Recreation offers spring, summer, winter, and pro-d day camps for ages 3-16.

Incorporating WSPR's Move.Learn.Play philosophy, highly trained and engaged leaders provide opportunities to form friendships, engage in active play, gain new skills in a fun and safe environment along with mentorship and role modelling for children and youth.

Camps range from licensed general activity camps to sports, art, technology, nature and speciality camps.

For camp selection or to register, please scroll to the bottom.

Form Instructions:
  • Please download a blank copy to your computer or mobile device prior to completing to activate the submit button.
  • Complete the form including a photo of your child in the designated photo field, and exact immunization dates in the immunization section.
  • Once the form is complete, please click the submit form (which will direct you to your mail, automatically attach the form and enter in the receiver's email), and then click send.

*Please note that all forms must be completed and submitted at least 7 days prior to camp start date.

Camp Forms - Mandatory:

Camp Forms - Situational:
  • Permission to Sign In/Out: Permission to Sign In/Out

  • If you would like your child, who is 10 years of age and older to sign themselves in and/or out of camp OR if you would like your child, who is 12 years of age or older to sign a younger sibling in and/or out of camp, please complete the form above.

  • Asthma - Emergency Care Plan: Asthma - Emergency Form
  • Anaphylaxis - Emergency Care Plan: Anaphylaxis - Emergency Form
Camp Forms - Children Requiring Extra Support:

All children requiring extra support, will need to complete the Child Care Plan. Once complete, please send this form to Lindsay Kemble at

Subsidy Information - Licensed Camps ONLY:

It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to apply for subsidy. Please apply early as subsidy can take up to 3 months to be processed through the Ministry of Children & Family Development. Subsidy is available for licensed camps ONLY.

Parents/guardians are required to pay for camp(s) until West Shore Parks & Recreation has received receipt and the value of the subsidy approval. Please note that parents/guardians will ALWAYS be required to pay a portion of the fees.

For more information, please contact the accounting department at

To apply for subsidy, please apply on the government Affordable Child Care Benefit Service Provider Portal.

Support Needs:

All children requiring extra support, will need to complete the Child Care Plan.

If your child receives educational assistance at school or qualifies for funding through the Supported Child Development or Aboriginal Supported Child Development programs, they will require one-on-one support in camps as well.

If you are a NEW family and to ensure your child has the best possible experience & receives the support they need within camps, please email Lindsay Kemble at prior to registering as there is a slightly different registration process for children requiring support.

Check out the Supported Child Development program through Island Health or the Aboriginal Supported Child Development program through the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. Refer to the respective websties of each organization for more information and be sure to contact them early as support demands are high.

What are the age parameters for summer camps?

The general guidelines for summer camp age parameters is as follows and varies depending on age range of camp, organization running the camp and licensing requirements.

  • Preschool camps: minimum age required by the camp start date
  • WSPR-led school age camps: minimum age required by December 31st of the current year (except for Cottage Kids and Cool Capers, the child must have completed kindergarten)
  • Contracted camps: minimum age required by the camp start date, some camps may follow the WSPR-led school age camp age requirements

When do I need to return my child's camp emergency form?

The emergency form must be submitted at least one week prior to the camp start date.

Please check with your child's camp schedule (emailed by the Friday prior to the camp start date) or the leaders at the beginning of the week to see if there are any additional items your child should be bringing to camp but as a great "refer to" list, please bring:

  • Healthy snack and lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Spray suncreen, hat, and sunglasses (spring & summer)
  • Older clothing that can get dirty, muddy and sandy
  • Rain gear on rainy days
  • Closed-toed shoes or sandals that your child can run in - no flip flops please
  • Backpack to put your child's items in
  • Necessary medications or medical devices, ie. inhalers or Epipens
  • Please DO NOT bring electronics or valuable items
  • Please label all personal items!

Is there anything the parent/guardian needs to bring?

Yes! Please bring Photo ID. All parents, guardians, and any authorized persons picking children up from the program will be required to provide photo identification before a child will be released. You may be asked for this identification more than once. This is for the safety of your child; your corporation is appreciated.

Please note that children, 10 years of age or older are permitted to sign themselves in/out of camp (with written permission from the parent/guardian). Children, 12 years of age or oder may sign in/out their younger siblings (with written permission from parent/guardian and must be listed as an alternate pick up contact).

How will I know what my child is doing each week?

Camp schedules will be emailed to participants by the Friday prior to camp starting. A cell phone number to reach your child's camp will be available on the schedule. For contracted camps, schedules may not be provided.

Who can pick up my child?

Children must be signed in and out each day by an authorized pick up person (names should be listed on the emergency form). Photo ID is required.

Do camps run on statutory holidays?

No - there will be no camps on statutory holidays

What should I do if my child has special needs?

If your child requires support or qualifies for Supported Child Development or Abboriginal Supported Child Development funding, please email us at prior to registering to discuss your child's needs. Space is limited to two support staff per group and spots do fill up quickly.

Are there weekly themes?

There are weekly themes during summer camps only and all activities, games, and crafts will be based around the theme of the week. Children (and staff) are encouraged to embrace the theme by dressing up in costumes/characters for special activities.

Prior to your child attending camp and for full details, please read the Parent Camp Handbook.

Exact registration dates will be confirmed in the activity guides posted online throughout the year.

For spring camps:

Registration for all spring camps occurs in December each year.

For summmer camps:

Registration for all summer camps occurs in April each year.

For winter camps:

Registration for all winter camps occurs in August each year.

For pro-d day camps:

Registration for all pro-d day camps occurs throughout the year.

  • For pro-d days from September to December, registration is in August each year
  • For pro-d days from January to April, registration is in December each year
  • For pro-d days from May to June, registration is in April each year

If you need more information, please contact the following camp supervisors:

Preschool and Nature Camps
Alex Matthew

If you need more information, please contact the following camp supervisors:

Licensed General Camps
Danielle Turner

Sport, Specialty & Youth Camps
Liam Reid

Visual and Performing Art Camps and Roving Play Parks
Lisa Lehive

Science, Technology (STEM) and Outdoor Camps
Bobbi Neal

Inclusion Intake Program
Lindsay Kemble