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Rainbow Day Camp


University of Guelph
Guelph, ON
N1G 4W4
Camp Type: General, Special Needs Focused
Camp Schedule: Full Day
Arts Camp Activities: Dance, Drama & Acting, Music, Painting & Drawing
Sports Camp Activities: Baseball, Swimming, Other Sports
Weekly Budget: $200 and Under, $200 to $299
Age: Children, Pre-Teens, Teens

About Rainbow Day Camp

Rainbow Programmes for Children operates the summer recreation program, Rainbow Day Camp, summer fun for everyone! Since 1973, this accredited, inclusive, not-for-profit, charitable organization has been providing quality summer programming for campers of all abilities between the ages of 4 – 21. Camp sessions operate at the University of Guelph during July and August and are known for their caring and open environment which embraces diversity and encourages personal growth, according to each individual’s uniqueness, strengths, needs and abilities.


For 45 years, Guelph’s Rainbow Day Camp has been welcoming kids of all abilities for a week of summer fun, games and activities. That’s thousands of campers, roughly two hundred leaders-in-training and hundreds of camp counsellors.


“Years after their camp experience, people remember the relationships most of all,” says camp administrator, Jennifer Harrison, “I don’t know how we do it year after year but that Rainbow Magic really makes campers and counsellors feel at home. This camp brings out the very best in people.


Rainbow's program

Our full day, week-long sessions include the following programs:

  •  Children’s Camp for children 4-10 years of age.
  •  Teen Camp Program for youth with special needs ages 12-21
  •  LIT (Leader-in-Training) Program for 11-14 years of age.
  •  Volunteer Program for 15+ years of age
  •  Inclusion (i.e. one-one-one) Counsellors for campers with special needs


Campers are involved in all kinds of activities including a DAILY SWIM, arts & crafts, music & singing, drama, active games, science, cooking, and a host of special events that coordinate with our theme weeks! Special Guests are invited to camp to entertain our campers each week and may include storytellers, musicians, magicians, and a host of others.


Price, hours and availability

$195 for children’s camp

$210 for the 2-week LIT program

$220 for Teen Camp

Extended Care is an additional $15 for the week

Regular camp hours are 9:00am – 4:00pm

Extended care hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm

There is limited availability in certain weeks of the summer for different age groups. Please visit to see up to date information about availability and to find the dates and themes for each week.

For more information, contact
Jennifer Harrison, Administrator
Rainbow Programmes for Children
Phone: (519) 837-0387