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Alternative Childcare: Strike Camps & Programs Guide

With the possibility of school strike beginning as early as Monday, School boards across Ontario are warning parents they should start considering alternative childcare options. We’ve asked local childcare centers and camps to share with us any programs that they have arranged to help families during the week(s) ahead.

Most programs offer a full refund for any days not needed due to strike resolutions, so it’s safe to book ahead of time and give yourself some peace of mind for next week! We are adding to this guide daily so be sure to check regularly if you are in need of care. 

Camp Treetopia

Camp Treetopia

Start:
Oct 6, 2019
End:
Oct 6, 2019
Venue:
Treetop Eco-Adventure Park
Treetop Eco Adventure Park will be offering a special pop up strike camp next week. Contact them for more information and to register …
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Electoc Moon Theatre Strike Camp

Strike Camp at Electric Moon Theatre

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 15, 2019
Venue:
CUPE Strike got you down? Wondering what to do with your kids? Electric Moon and CharActors Theatre Troupe got you covered! Registration is now open for our Full Day Musical Theatre one-day workshops Monday, …
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Strike Camp at Pulse Danceworks

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 11, 2019
Venue:
Pulse Dance Works
In case of the strike… PULSE’S DAY PROGRAM! Open to anyone 6yrs +, not just Pulse students) . DON’T BE STUCK, YOU’RE IN LUCK… There may be an unfortunate school strike, but Pulse can …
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Mayfair Clubs Strike Camp

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 7, 2019
Venue:
Mayfair Parkway
CUPE Strike – School Day Camps With the possibility of Peel, York and Toronto public school boards being affected by CUPE strike action beginning on Monday, Mayfair Clubs will offer the following School Day …
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Kidnetix Strike Camp

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 7, 2019
Venue:
Kidnetix Edu-Play Centre
Parents can relax and no longer scramble. Looking for somewhere to leave their child during the school strike and labour disputes? Kidnetix is an accredited day camp, offering programs for over 13 years. Your …
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Kortright School Closure Day Camp

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 11, 2019
Venue:
Kortright Centre for Conservation
Recognizing that some parents are looking to arrange activities for their kids in the event of a possible school closure, Kortright is offering day camps for children aged 5 to 12 starting Monday, October …
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City of Brampton Strike Camps

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 7, 2019
Venue:
The City of Brampton will be offering full-day camp programming at select Community Centres for children and youth should the Peel District School Board (PDSB) and the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) …
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Kidz One Day Camp

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 11, 2019
Venue:
Looking for a fun activity for your kids next week? Registration is now open for our Brooklin Kidz One Day Camp taking place every day from October 7 to 11 from 8:30 a.m. to …
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Toronto Zoo Strike Camp

Toronto Zoo Strike Camp

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 11, 2019
Venue:
Toronto Zoo
Do you need childcare next week if there is a labour disruption? Register your kids now for Fall Zoo Camp, Oct 7-11. What better way to spend the week?! Before and aftercare also available, …
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Crafts at Main Street Kids

Main Street Kids Strike Childcare

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 11, 2019
Venue:
Main Street Kids Unionville
Main Street Kids id open for emergency childcare during the school strike. Activities include: Gourmet popcorn, Crock a Doodle Trip, Halloween Canvas Art, Sports, Sundae Buffet, Reptile Visit… something different everyday! Program includes a …
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City of Vaughan Strike Camp

City of Vaughan Strike Camp

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 7, 2019
Venue:
In response to the pending school closure, the City of Vaughan has introduced day camps for children aged six to 12 years old starting Monday, Oct. 7. These camps will be available until the …
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Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville Strike Camps

Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville Strike Camps

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 7, 2019
Venue:
In response to the pending school closures, the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville will be running day camp for children ages 6 to 12 years old beginning on Monday, October 7. Day camps will be offered …
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Harbourfront Centre Day Camp

Harbourfront Centre Day Camp

Start:
Oct 8, 2019
End:
Oct 11, 2019
Venue:
Harbourfront Centre
In the event of school closures next week, we’ll be offering Day Programs for kids ages 6–12. Registration opens Monday, October 7, and programs begin Tuesday, October 8. Program participants can choose an age …
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School Strike Day Camp at Art One Academy Markham

School Strike Day Camp at Art One Academy Markham

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 7, 2019
Venue:
Art One Academy Markham
We will be offering a Day Camp in the event of school closures starting at Mon, Oct 7. Students will be spending a day of art, creativity, and making new friends. We provide two …
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School Strike Camp at Oxford Learning Richmond Hill South

School Strike Camp at Oxford Learning Richmond Hill South

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 11, 2019
Venue:
Oxford Learning, Richmond Hill South
Schools in York Region may close for the strike starting on Monday, Oct 7. We would like to provide our students with the opportunity to keep their minds active even when school is not …
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Gym O Gym Strike Camp

Gym O Gym Strike Camp

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 11, 2019
Venue:
Gym O Gym
Gym O Gym will provide daily camp during the strike period. Daily rate $53 (9am – 4 pm). Extended hour $10/day (7am-6pm) Please check below for the camp details: Junior camp (4-5 years old) …
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Earthbound Kids School Strike Camp Programs

Earthbound Kids School Strike Camp Programs

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 11, 2019
Venue:
Earthbound Kids
Earthbound Kids is opening it’s doors to support families in need of care during any school closures that result from unfortunate strike actions. Both it’s Stouffville and Schomberg locations will run educational programming for …
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Soap Making and More

Soap Making and More

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 11, 2019
Venue:
Let’s Make It!
Make aprons, paperweights, a variety of treats and soaps while learning about a range of materials. Make tub treats and more! Decorate aprons, make jewelry and learn to make delicious jam. Monday-Friday, 8:30-3:30 $60 …
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Earthbound Farm & Country House Schools Strike Programs

Earthbound Farm & Country House Schools Strike Programs

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 11, 2019
Venue:
Earthbound Farm & Country House
Here at Earthbound, we will be opening our doors to support families in need of care during any school closures that result from unfortunate strike actions. Both our Stouffville and Schomberg locations will run …
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School Strike Childcare & Programs Available

School Strike Childcare & Programs Available

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 7, 2019
Venue:
Considering alternative childcare options for next weeks strike? Care Connect Network has full-time spaces available next week in local centres. Browse our online calendars to find care near you, sign up for free membership …
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JDS School Aged Childcare During Strike

JDS School Aged Childcare During Strike

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 11, 2019
Venue:
J’Danse Studio
SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED? Not to worry, JDS has you covered. In the event of a school closure, JDS will be open for school-aged child care starting next week. Dancing, Arts & Crafts, Learning, Games, …
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Montessori Childcare School Strike Special

Montessori Childcare School Strike Special

Start:
Oct 8, 2019
End:
Oct 12, 2019
Venue:
Amazing Grace Bilingual Montessori
MONTESSORI DAY CAMP for your needs upon Ontario Teacher Strike 2019 Parents, we understand your frustrations upon Ontario Teacher Strike, drop off your 4-6 years old kids to us, we will give them good …
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Full Day Camp Mississauga (strike)

Full Day Camp Mississauga (strike)

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 11, 2019
Venue:
Resiliency & ME
Due to the impending strike across the school boards, Resiliency & ME will be hosting full day camps at our Mississauga location 2444 Hurontario Street 3rd Floor with hours 9am-4pm *early drop off available …
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Strike Day Camp

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 7, 2019
Venue:
Watts School of Dance
Attention parents in case of the proposed strike, we will be open for day camp starting October 7th and continued if necessary. The camp will run from 8:30pm-4:30pm and costs $35 + HST per …
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Strike Camp

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 7, 2019
Venue:
Harmonic Melodies
Book your “alternate arrangements” with Harmonic Melodies, program starts October 7th (if necessary) …
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Hub Climbing Mississauga Day Camp

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 16, 2019
Venue:
Hub Climbing Mississauga
Indoor climbing, arts and crafts, games in Mississauga! Hub Climbing is an indoor Rock Climbing gym designed for climbers of every level, from kids who have never climbed before, to expert climbers …
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Hub Climbing Camp

Start:
Oct 7, 2019
End:
Oct 11, 2019
Venue:
HUB Climbing Markham
Rock Climbing, arts and crafts, games at Hub Climbing in Markham. Hub Climbing Markham is an indoor Rock Climbing gym designed for climbers of every level, from kids who have never climbed before, to …
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STEAM & Robotics Camp

Start:
Oct 8, 2019
End:
Oct 31, 2019
Venue:
Tricks with Bricks
STEM & Robotics Camp provides a fun, accessible way for children to explore their sense of curiosity through structured, hands-on experiences and learning opportunities. Children collaborate with each other to think, explore and solve …
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