Summer Day Camp

Summer 2023: Stay tuned! All information relative to our day camp programs and registration date will be available In January 2023. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about when registration begins and about our activities for children by checking the “Activities for kids” box.

Our team is happily preparing to welcome children 7 to 12 years old to an unforgettable day camp in Mount Royal Park this summer! Spending a week or two on Mount Royal is the perfect way for your kids to unplug from their computers and video games, play outside and reconnect with nature in one of Montreal’s great urban parks!

The children will participate in a host of exciting outdoor activities, play lots of fun games and learn about the mountain’s natural environment under the guidance of our qualified and passionate educators.

The groups

Summer 2022: In response to government announcements, our day camp offer has been reevaluated in order to meet public health requirements. Although camp activities generally take place outdoors, groups must have access to buildings in case of inclement weather, as well as for sanitary logistics and storage purposes. Unfortunately, the park infrastructure we use does not allow us to accommodate our usual number of groups while respecting health regulations. 

In order to ensure the health and safety of all our campers and employees, we unfortunately decided to cancel the two youngest age groups for this summer. The three older age groups are maintained (7 to 12 year olds), as they are the ones for which we can guarantee the respect of health regulations.

Summer 2022: In response to recent government announcements, our day camp offer has been reevaluated in order to meet public health requirements. Although camp activities generally take place outdoors, groups must have access to buildings in case of inclement weather, as well as for sanitary logistics and storage purposes. Unfortunately, the park infrastructure we use does not allow us to accommodate our usual number of groups while respecting health regulations. 

In order to ensure the health and safety of all our campers and employees, we unfortunately decided to cancel the two youngest age groups this summer. The three older age groups are maintained (7 to 12 year olds), as they are the ones for which we can guarantee the respect of health regulations.


 

This camp is geared for children who completed grade 2 at the end of the 2021-22 school year and who were 7 years old on September 30, 2021. No exceptions allowed, unless proof of school derogation is provided before registration.

The Dragonfly group works as a team to develop their critical thinking by taking on challenges at the height of each child! In this camp, children visit various sites on the mountain, learn to identify ecosystems, understand the characteristics of biodiversity and meet conservation challenges! Team games consolidate the information learned during exploratory hikes while allowing kids to experience active and playful moments outdoors.

The camp includes two weeks of programming (A and B) that alternate throughout the summer. Children can be registered for one or two weeks, but can only participate once in each program. We make sure to offer a variety of activities in programs A and B so that children can experience two very different weeks. The weekly schedule of activities appears in the Parent Handbook sent to parents in early June.

Base camp: Beaver Lake Pavilion

Spots offered per week: 18

This camp is geared for children who have completed grade 3 at the end of the 2021-22 school year and who were 8 years old on September 30, 2021. No exceptions allowed unless proof of school derogation is provided before registration.

Youngsters discover Mount Royal’s many ecosystems as they explore the mountain. They deepen their knowledge of the park's biodiversity, of the mountain’s built and historical heritage, of the importance of parks in urban settings and of the evolution of Montréal's landscape over the years. Campers work as a team to complete missions in the forest. Games lead them to help each other and allow them to test their physical limits. Group decisions influence the course of the day.

The camp includes two weeks of programming (A and B) that alternate throughout the summer. Children can be registered for one or two weeks, but can only participate once in each program. We make sure to offer a variety of activities in programs A and B so that children can experience two very different weeks. The weekly schedule of activities appears in the Parent Handbook sent to parents in early June.

Base camp: Beaver Lake Pavilion

Spots offered per week: 20

This camp is geared for children who have completed grades 4, 5 or 6 at the end of the 2021-22 school year and who were 9, 10 or 11 years old on September 30, 2021. No exceptions allowed, unless proof of school derogation is provided before registration.

Day campers head out on day-long expeditions, which sometimes take them outside the boundaries of Mount Royal Park. In this camp, children learn about Mount Royal conservation issues and contribute to its protection by taking part in hands-on activities that help the mountain’s environment. Competitive games are valued and strategy is needed to win, but the importance of team spirit and inclusion is also valued.

The camp includes two weeks of programming (A and B) that alternate throughout the summer. Children can be registered for one or two weeks, but can only participate once in each program. We make sure to offer a variety of activities in programs A and B so that children can experience two very different weeks. The weekly schedule of activities appears in the Parent Handbook sent to parents in early June.

Base camp: Beaver Lake Pavilion

Spots offered per week: 20

 

Every summer since 2009, Les amis de la montagne day camp takes place in the heart of Montréal’s beautiful Mount Royal Park. Children spend the week outdoors, exploring, playing and discovering the mountain’s natural environment and historic heritage. Our day camp is certified by the Association des camps du Québec.

What does a typical day at summer camp on the mountain look like?

The day begins with a group assembly followed by snacks and sunscreen application. We then head off for the morning activity such as bird watching in the forest. Lunchtime is a picnic and a rest period allowing children to play quiet games or nap depending on their level of energy. In the afternoon, we reapply sunscreen before starting a group game to get kids moving and playing.

At the end of the day, each group returns to its base camp for a last snack and transition towards pick-up time or daycare service. Our daycare provides calm and less structured time for kids to draw or play.

Please note that camp programs are offered in French and do not include swimming or access to pool facilities.

For general information about the day camp, please email your question and phone number to Kayla Nickson, at campdejour@lemontroyal.qc.ca

You can also call us on March 1, 2, 3 and 4 only, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 514-843-8240, ext. 258.
Due to the high volume of demand, please do not leave a message. If there is no answer, please try again or email us at the above-mentioned address.

If you have a question about the reservation system or concerning a cancellation, please email your question and phone number to reservations@lemontroyal.qc.ca

Are you looking for a summer job or internship?
Visit Careers & Internships to find out about our job offers. Summer camp positions are usually posted in January and interviews are held in February and March. Please note that Les amis de la montagne does not offer internships or counsellor-in-training programs for our day camp.

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