Even if they're here for two weeks, a week, or a summer, the experience helps them grow physically, socially, and emotionally.
Established in 1998, Kettleby Valley has become the summer camp Newmarket loves. We provide exciting and safe outdoor programs for children from ages 4 to 14. Whatever you’re looking for, day camp adventure, a week-long overnight camp or an Algonquin Park canoe trip, Kettleby Valley is the summer camp Newmarket parents rely on.
When it comes to activities and a natural setting, other Newmarket day camps simply can’t offer the same experience. At Kettleby Valley you get the feeling of a northern Ontario summer camp without the three hour drive. With 60 acres of beautiful landscape, covered with trees, Kettleby Valley is just 15 minutes west of Newmarket.
This makes us the ideal summer camp Newmarket families are looking for.
Listen Why Kettleby Valley is the Summer Camp Newmarket Parents Find Ideal
Our Staff Make Kettleby Valley the Summer Camp Newmarket Families Choose
Great staff is the most important part of our summer camp. And with one staff member for every four campers, Kettleby Valley is the summer camp Newmarket families choose. At Kettleby Valley, our Counsellors know that making connections with campers is an essential part of their job. We teach our staff to provide the leadership that campers need to succeed while giving them room to build their independence and develop self-esteem.
Many of our day camp staff have grown up at Kettleby Valley as campers. We use information collected through solid references, personal interviews and a police check to ensure that we make the right choices.
If parents are looking to start sleep away camp, we have the option of day camp with a one-night overnight.
For campers and parents who are considering a full overnight experience, our ‘Resi’ sessions begin on Sunday and end on Friday.
And, for our senior campers, we offer a week-long canoe tripping program with an adventure in Algonquin Park.
A Great Location Combined with an Outstanding Program
You don’t have to put three hours between you and your child to find a quality summer camp program. Our outstanding program combined with our convenient location makes Kettleby Valley the summer camp Newmarket families choose.
The Summer Day Camp Newmarket Families are Looking for at a Great Price
If it’s a Newmarket day camp you’re looking for, Kettleby Valley offers a great program that includes hot lunches, Lifesaving Society swim instruction and transportation to and from your home each day.
As part of our Newmarket day camp program we offer traditional camp activities such as Swimming, Climbing Wall, Canoeing, Archery, Ropes Course, Drama, Arts and Crafts, Nature, Crossbow, Bouldering and Camp Craft. Additional Overnight camp activities include Paintball, Advanced High Ropes Course, Kayaking, Yoga and Nightwatch. These and other great activities help make us the summer camp Newmarket kids love!
As a day camp, Kettleby Valley’s roots began in the late 1950’s as RICHILDACA, which was short for Richmond Hill Day Camps. The camp was founded by Bill and Jean Babcock so that children from the Richmond Hill area would have an opportunity to develop outdoor skills and an appreciation for nature. As the area between Richmond Hill and Kettleby grew, they began offering Aurora day camp and Thornhill day camp services as well. We now provide the same quality programs to children from Woodbridge, Maple, and Concord which makes Kettleby Valley a great option as a Vaughan day camp.
Choosing the day camps your child will attend is an important decision. Please explore our website and contact us if you have any questions.