Come Grow With Us
It takes the experience of one of Toronto’s most comprehensive, longest-running summer camps, Bayview Glen Camp. For more than 50 summers, we’ve been the reason why thousands of Toronto children and their families count the days until July. Many of our campers have grown up with Bayview Glen and return to us again and again; sometimes even as counsellors and, eventually, as parents of new campers. In fact, readers of City Parent have voted us the city’s Best Co-Ed Day Camp (more than once)!
It Takes a Tradition
Bayview Glen Camp has created unforgettable memories for thousands of boys and girls since 1962. Our philosophy is part of the secret to our success. We see each child as an individual, giving them many opportunities to grow and express themselves. Our diverse, well-balanced program helps campers build confidence, make friends, learn new skills and fully explore their world. We encourage campers to do things for themselves and for others, because we believe it’s the best way for them to learn and grow.
It Takes a Community
Every season, Bayview Glen Camp welcomes over 1,000 families from the Greater Toronto Area, including hundreds of returning campers. To take extra-special care of them in the Bayview Glen way, we carefully hand-pick 450 experienced staff from over 1,500 candidates we interview each year. Including counsellors, specialists, supervisors and nurses, our 1:3 staff-to-camper ratio is exceptionally high. This ensures that, while it is often exciting, camp is always safe for campers.
It Takes a Lifetime
Bayview Glen Camp’s nine age-specific units range from enriched, balanced programs for our youngest campers to activity electives and special programs that give older campers plenty to choose from as their tastes broaden. From our Junior program starting at age 4 to our Leader-In-Training for teens, Bayview Glen’s programs adapt to all ages and needs. There’s something new to look forward to every summer including more great times to share with new friends and friends you’ve known forever.
It Takes Each Child as an Individual
Every child is different: some enjoy the arts, some prefer sports and most like a bit of everything. We balance activities for body and mind, and our electives and programs recognize the uniqueness in everyone. We’re proud of our rewarding Sunshine Program that integrates children with special needs. All our campers enjoy the same safe, inclusive, creative and energetic camp experience and... Bayview Glen Camp continually reinvents itself to ensure that each summer is fresh and exciting.
It Takes a Special Place
The secure, leafy campus of Bayview Glen School gives our camp a country environment, centrally placed in the heart of the city. It also gives us all-day access to a wealth of facilities including two heated outdoor pools, four sports fields, three air-conditioned gymnasiums, a 350-seat theatre, art studios and our cool classroom “cabins”. Two large, tree-shaded decks overlooking the 40-acres of conservation parkland are favourite settings for any activity and barbecues.
It Takes the Great Outdoors
Nature is key at Bayview Glen Camp. Every day, it’s right up-close in the wonders of the ravine and the sound of birds and rustling leaves in “our” forest. We help campers experience the great outdoors as an adventure, inspiring them to respect nature as they do. We also help them feel safe at the doorstep of the great-big world, from the mock overnights that our junior campers love to multi-day trips that give senior campers a taste of the sleepover camp experience at historic Camp Timberlane in Haliburton.
And, Of Course, It Takes Each Day, and Makes it Unforgettable
Each day begins and ends with fun, door-to-door service on the bus. Small - and staffed by counsellors – our buses have personalities. Campers and staff throw themselves into decorations and camp cheers. This makes Bayview Glen buses easy to identify all summer long! Between activities, there’s a freshly-prepared lunch in our air-conditioned lunch rooms, snacks twice daily plus surprise picnics and barbecues. Offering the foods kids love ensures that campers have the fuel they need for their high-energy day.
Come Grown With Us...Bayview Glen Camp
For the whole summer or just for a part of it, Bayview Glen offers you an experience that will always make you smile. We’d be happy to answer your questions – and even happier to welcome you to our extended Bayview Glen Camp family. Some of our units fill up as early as November, so please plan early. We hope to see you soon!