Chippewa Summer Camps

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Get to Know Our Program

Day camp for campers aged 5-13, with a heavy focus on nature and outdoor activities out at Chippewa Park. Campers get to experience a variety of activities, games and crafts in the great outdoors!

Scroll below to see weekly themes for both Chimpunk (Ages 5-8) and Bears (Ages 9-13) camps.

Visit our website for more up-to-date information for Summer 2024.

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Registration for Summer 2024 will open on March 25th, 2024.

To register, visit PerfectMind or call (807) 625-TIME (8463).

Chippewa Summer Camps Registration Fees:

  • 5 day camp – $207
  • 5 day, second child –$175
  • 4 day camp – $175
  • 4 day, second child – $140

If registering more than one child, please call the Registration desk to receive a discount.


Bus transportation will be provided for campers. Families can select either Volunteer Pool or Churchill Pool as designated Pick-up/Drop-off locations. Campers will be swimming daily in the afternoon at both pool locations.

Campers drop-off time is between 8-8:45am (buses leave at 9am sharp).

Campers pick-up time is between 4:30-5 PM daily.

Other Details for Summer 2024

  • For your child’s safety, we will require a completed Participant Information Form (provided at registration) to be emailed back to
  • New Evening Adventure at Chippewa Park. This year, we’re introducing a change to our sleep-out adventure. Instead of an overnight stay, Campers will experience a unique evening at Chippewa Park (see weeks 3 and 7 for Bears).
  • We are a nut-free program; nut products are not allowed at Chippewa Summer Camps

For other program details including contact information, visit our website.

Camps - Chipmunks (Ages 5-8)

Dates Theme Details Perfect Mind Code
July 2-5 *Four Day Week Summer Extravagenza Are you ready to start this summer with a blast of fun? From thrilling adventure quests, to creative explosions to talent showcases... every camper finds their passion. Join us for a whirlwind of fun, friendship, and skill building with Chippewa Summer Camps! 00023154
July 8-12 Little Champions Challenge Get ready to explore the world of sports, play and friendly competition in a supportive and inclusive environment. Discover the Little Champion in you all while having fun and making new friends! 00023609
July 15-19 Mini Masterchefs Ignite your child’s passion for culinary arts in a camp where every moment is a recipe for fun and discovery! Chippewa Park will transform into a haven of sizzling flavours, hands-on crafts, and playful games. You don’t want to miss it! 00023890
July 22-26 Mystical Forest Explorers Did you hear the enchanting songs from the lake? Or feel the forest leaves rustling with secrets? Mythical creatures are stirring and your adventure awaits! Embark on a thrilling quest filled with clues, puzzles, and riddles to uncover the secrets of Chippewa Summer Camps! Let your imaginations run wild while bonding with fellow adventurers on your quests. 00023880
July 29-Aug 2 Wild Ninja Do you have what it takes to become a wild ninja?! Tackle unique ninja obstacles with a blend of stealth, courage, and action. Showcase your best tricks and engage in thrilling outdoor ninja-inspired games alongside other ninjas at Chippewa! 00023881
Aug 6-9 *Four Day Week IMAGIN-arium During this hands-on week of exploration, budding minds will delve into various questions about the world... How do birds fly? How can we make a volcano erupt? Will my cardboard boat sink or float? Through exciting experiments, interactive demonstrations and engaging activities, campers will have a blast, sparking a lifelong love for science and imagination! 00023882
Aug 12-16 Island Castaways Ahoy, campers! In this week embark on a quest for hidden treasures, while facing the ultimate challenge of survival on Chippewa Island! Learn to find food, start fires, and build shelters. Do you have what it takes to join our swashbuckling crew and set sail for adventure? 00023883
Aug 19-23 Sunny Send-Off Get ready to turn up the FUN dial as we gear up for Chippewa’s Grand Finale week! This week is our ultimate celebration of summer vibes, showcasing the best that our camp has to offer. Each day unveils a new theme, transforming us into Superheroes one day and immersing us in the vibrant energy of a Carnival the next! You don’t want to miss this fun and unforgettable closing week of summer! 00023884
Chippewa Summer Camps staff and participants dancing in the outdoors.
Chippewa participant playing with pool noodles.

Camps - Bears (Ages 9-13)

Dates Theme Details Perfect Mind Code
July 2-5 *Short Week Sizzlin’ Summer Adventure Get ready to kick off summer with a sizzle at Chippewa Summer Camps! This week is packed with a variety of outdoor activities and games. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the great outdoors and engage in a range of activities such as shelter building, fire-building, teambuilding challenges, and unique DIY crafts! You don’t want to miss our kick off to summer this week! 00023153
July 8-12 Chippewa Champions Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just looking for fun, this week is sure to be a thrilling experience. Join us as we journey through the world of sports and compete in events like relay races, sports, heated games of dodge ball, and so much more. Be a part of the camp’s own mini-Games where you can earn medals and have a blast in a fun and supportive environment. 00023885
July 15-19 Amazing Race In this high-energy camp, teams will have to work together to make it to the pit-stop at the end of each day. The racers will follow clues as they travel across the park and complete challenges to see which team can work together the most successfully. But be careful, there are detours, roadblocks, and even U-turns which may trip up even the quickest team! *On Friday night, the challenges will end at an Evening at Chippewa event. There will be no sleep-out, but instead travellers will be dropped off at Volunteer Pool or Churchill Pool by 10:30pm.* 00023886
July 22-26 Chopped Chippewa Get ready for a culinary showdown at “Chopped Week.” With their team, Campers will embark on a delicious adventure where they will face mystery ingredients and timed challenges. Adventure, flavour, and thrill of the great outdoors await for you to become the ultimate Chopped Chippewa Champion! 00023887
July 29-Aug 2 Splash Spectacular Dive into our week that promises a tidal wave of fun for everyone! From splash-tastic water competitions, slip-and-slide relays, and cool canoeing adventures, “Splash Spectacular” promises an unforgettable experience! You don’t want to miss out on the ultimate water-themed celebration. 00023889
Aug 6-9 *Short Week STEAM-tastic! Welcome to our STEAM week, where Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics converge amidst the wonders of the great outdoors! Campers will embark on a journey of discovery by engaging in hands-on experiments and artistic marvels, while surrounded by the wonders of the natural world. 00023888
Aug 12-16 Chippewa Island Campers are divided into teams, facing challenges that test their survival skills, teamwork, and strategic prowess. Do you have what it takes to survive Chippewa Island? We’ll see as each day brings new and exciting friendly competition that tests your abilities to work as a team! On Friday night, the challenges will end at an Evening at Chippewa event. There will be no sleep-out, but instead travellers will be dropped off at Volunteer Pool or Churchill Pool by 10:30pm. 00023891
Aug 19-23 Sunny Send-Off Get ready to turn up the FUN dial as we gear up for Chippewa’s Grand Finale week! This week is our ultimate celebration of summer vibes where we’ll showcase the best that our camp has to offer. Each day unveils a new theme--transforming us into Superheroes one day and immersing us in the vibrant energy of a Carnival the next! You don’t want to miss this fun and unforgettable closing week of summer! 00023892

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Adventurers Camp

Adventurers Camp is a fun and inclusive day camp full of activities from crafts to karate and of course swimming, for kids ages 5 to 12!

Registration will be open March 25!

Session Dates: 

Session 1 (9 day camp) – July 2 to 12
Session 2 – July 15 to 26
Session 3 (9 day camp) – July 29 to  August 9
Session 4 – August 12 – 23
Super Summer Send-Off – August 26-30


2 week session: $303 first child, $258 additional children
1 week camp: $207 first child, $175 additional children
1 week camp (with Private Swimming Lessons): $291 first child, $254 additional children

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Adventurers Camp Morning Registration Options

9am-9:50am 10am-10:50am 11am-11:50am
Outdoor Sports (6-8 yr olds) Fit Kids (6-8 yr olds) Extreme Explorers (6-8 yr olds)
Mad Science (9-12 yr olds) Dance (6-8 yr olds) Outdoor Sports (9-12 yr olds)
Once Upon A Time (6-8 yr olds) Outdoor Sports (9-12 yr olds) Musical Theatre (9-12 yr olds)
Dance & Cheer (9-12 yr olds) Mad Science (6-8 yr olds) Cup Stacking (6-12 yr olds)
Fit Kids (9-12 yr olds) Do It Yourself (9-12 yr olds) Crafts (6-12 yr olds)
Ultimate Survivors (9-12 yr olds) Camp Challenge (9-12 yr olds) Mad Science (6-8 yr olds)
Crafts (6-12 yr olds) Squash & Treadwall (9-12 yr olds) Leaders In Training (8-12 yr olds)
Creative Writing (8-12 yr olds) Crafts (6-12 yr olds) Swimming Lessons
Swimming Lessons Swimming Lessons
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TOTS Camp   *ALL 5 year olds (as of December 31, 2024) will register for this programThey will be with the same group and same instructor all day. The program will be 9am Crafts, 10am Imagination Station &11am Monkey Business. Any of these activities may be substituted for a swimming lesson.

Swimming Lessons at Adventurers Camp 2024 will be registered by waitlist! If you are interested in a swimming lesson as one of the 3 morning options please select the waitlist option and you will be contacted prior to your camp starting to confirm a spot if available.

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Kidventures is a program for kids 5-12 at Prince Arthur’s Landing! Each camp has an art filled morning with a local artist and an adventured filled afternoon with tons of activities all over Prince Arthur’s Landing. Depending on the weather, each camp gets to go sailing with a trained Captain from Sail Superior. Check out what’s happening at Kidventures this summer. Registration opens March 25!


5 Day Camp- 1st child $207, additional children $175
4 Day Camp- 1st child $175, additional children $140

Kidventures Theme Weeks

Theme Dates
Splashing Into Summer July 8-12 Let’s start summer off with a splash! From under the sea to it's a pirates life for me, this week has something for every camper!
Mickey's Magic July 15-19 Step into the magic of Kidventures this week! For this final week, we are calling forward all movie fanatics, drama kings and queens, Disney lovers or anyone who just loves to live in the moment and go with the flow!
Game On! July 22-26 Be prepared for an action-packed week as we put our athletic skills to the test! The staff will be coaching your kids to success as they compete in a variety of sports and playful crafts! Is there a sport superstar in the making? Game on!
Wild Wild West July 29-August 2 Howdy campers! Join us at Kidventures this week as we travel to the wild wild west. Join us from programming straight out of the old west.
Curious Minds & Creative Finds August 6-9 (4 Day Camp) This week is for Kidventures most creative campers! From science experiments to art attacks, this week will put our minds to the test!
Blast From The Past August 12-16 What a better way to end off summer than with a blast from the past! Break out the poodle skirts, or get ready for the disco. This groovy week will be full of rad activities for everyone!

Drop-off & pick-up

Drop off: between 8:15 – 9 am
Pick up: between 4 – 5 pm

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Location: Pond Pavilion

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Playgrounds Program

Ages 5-12

Playgrounds is a free, drop in program for children 5 (by the end of the year) to 12. Join us for crafts, games, activities, events, special guests!

Playgrounds Sites

  • July 2/24-August 22/24
  • 9:30am-4:00pm
  • Six sites will be running this summer (stay tuned)!

Weekly Themes

July 2-5 Playgrounds Party
July 8-12 Wildlife Wonders
July 15-19 Picasso’s Paradise*
July 22-25 Curious Campers
July 29-August 2 All-Star Athletes
August 6-9 Imagination Island*
August 12-16 Adventure Awaits
August 19-22 Summer Send-Off
*If your child loves all things arts and crafts, this is a great week for them to join us!

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School Year Programming

Neighbourhood Recreation Program (NRP)

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Mondays – Thursdays

NRP is a free, inclusive registered recreation program for children offered in the City of Thunder Bay.

Join our staff after the bell for crafts, games, activities and sports, as well as a daily snack! NRP runs at the school’s dismissal and runs for two hours.

Our Leaders are trained in First Aid, the High Five principles of Healthy Childhood Development, Behaviour Management, Inclusion, and more.

NRP Locations:

  • St. Margaret School
  • St. Thomas Aquinas School
  • Westmount Public School

If your child would benefit from support through Junior Inclusion Services please email prior to registering.

For general program information:

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Youth Programs

Youth Move

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Youth Move Drop-In sites are year-round spaces where youth are free to stop by. Our Drop-In program features a variety of daily themes, such as Minute-To-Win-It, STEM, Art, Fitness, and Game-On! We provide a snack each day, an opportunity to be active and activities that get youth socializing with other youth ages 10-18. We run our program out of 4 locations Kinsmen Youth Centre, Minnesota Park, North End Rec Centre, and Canada Games Complex. See below a schedule of our drop-in locations and times for spring 2024.

Kinsmen Youth Centre Minnesota Park North End Rec Centre Canada Games Complex
609 James St. N 820 Minnesota St 954 Huron Ave 420 Winnipeg Ave
Mon-Fri 3:30pm-7:30pm Sat 1pm-4pm Mon & Fri 3:30pm-7:30pm Tues & Thurs 3:30pm-7:30pm Fri 6:30-8:30 *bring a swimsuit

Special Events

Special Events occur at various locations around Thunder Bay. These include themed activities at our locations and outings with community partners (rock climbing, escape room, etc). These events must be registered for in advance by calling (807) 625-8463 or going to Perfect Mind. Special events range in pricing from $0 – $25.

Youth rock climbing


Our How-To Program is a skill building program for youth. We provide multi-session events to help youth strengthen their skills in different areas such as: cooking, crocheting, painting, golf, etc. This program is offered on a designated weekday evening over a series of weeks. These events must be registered for in advance by calling (807) 625-8463 or going to Perfect Mind. 

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March Special Events

  • March Break @ Youth Move Come join us for some FREE programming during the March Break! Special planned activities, dodgeball, games, snacks, and more!
  • Dates Monday March 11th - Friday March 15th
    12pm-5pm DAILY
  • Location Kinsmen Youth Centre - 609 James St N
  • Price FREE
  • Registration Opens February 12, 2024
  • Deadline March 8, 2024
  • Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour - Taylor’s Version Viewing Party Join us at the Kinsmen Centre for a free viewing of Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour - Taylor’s version and jam out to the songs you know All Too Well. Participants will receive a Lavender Haze punch and make friendship bracelets. Come dressed as your favourite era!
  • Dates March 16th 2024: 1pm-4pm
  • Location Kinsmen Youth Centre - 609 James St N
  • Price FREE
  • Registration Opens February 15, 2024
  • Deadline March 14, 2024

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Youth Week

Youth Week 2024

Join us May 1-7, 2024 for youth events and activities happening all across Thunder Bay. Each day will feature unique events tailored towards ages 10 – 24. Check out Youth Move Instagram for updates on all the events happening this year. Registration for Youth Week 2024 will commence Monday April 1st via Perfect Mind. 

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Teens 'n Training

Saturday June 8th

T’nT is a dynamic course that empowers youth volunteers through
training, leadership development and fun!

Registration is open to youth ages 13 (who are grade 8 graduates)
through 16.

This training is mandatory in order to volunteer with the following summer camp programs:

  • Playgrounds
  • Adventurers Camp
  • Kidventures
  • Chippewa Summer Camp

Course code: 24028

Registration opens March 25. For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator or follow us on social media:

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Junior Inclusion Services

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Meet Friends, Have Fun, Participate!

Join Us This Spring For One-On-One Support

Facilitating the inclusion of Children & Youth with disabilities in the Recreation & Culture Divisions’ Programming

  • JIS support is FREE! (not including registration fees)
  • A site or virtual visit will be conducted prior to the start of support
  • To initially apply for JIS, complete a Participant Intake Form
  • The Spring AND Summer Request Lists for support are opening on Feb 25/24. Please contact us prior to registering for a program.

Supported Programs Include:

  • Swimming Lessons
  • Children’s Programing at the Canada Games Complex
  • Neighbourhood Recreation Program
  • Youth Move (10-18)
  • Adventurers Camp
  • Kidventures
  • Chippewa Summer Camps
  • Playgrounds

For information on our 4U series please contact us or sign-up for our program waitlist! 4U programs offer small group support with 2-3 JIS staff instruction, adapting, and supporting. PSW’s, parents/guardians and siblings are welcome to support 1:1 at the program as well.

Intake 626-6565

Financial Assistance

PRO Kids

PRO Kids makes it possible for children and youth to get involved in activities when families cannot afford the fees.

Apply Online

Application forms are also available at:

  • Public Libraries
  • Canada Games Complex
  • Volunteer Pool
  • Churchill Pool
  • Victoriaville Civic Centre

PRO Kids partners with over 200 community activity providers! View our Partner List

For more information, visit our website or contact us:

PRO Kids WebsiteEmail PRO Kids(807) 625-3212