Camp History

Our history began in the late 1950’s, when a teacher in Richmond Hill by the name of Bill Babcock had a passion for adventure camps and the positive affect it can have on youth. Before long, Bill and his wife Jean established RICHILDACA

What We Offer

Our philosophy focuses on developing confidence through promoting a healthy sense of independence. Through the use of a few core values, our staff ensure that each camper is provided with the environment for individual growth.

Day Camp

Kettleby Valley is a traditional summer day camp in the heart of York Region. We are situated on 60 private acres with forests, fields and waterfront. Our day camp offers the amenities of a northern summer camp without the three hour drive.

Overnight Camp

Our very popular Overnight Camp Program where kids stay at camp for one or two week sessions. Kettleby Valley has an outstanding ratio, with one staff member to every four campers to ensure that the individual needs of each camper are met.

Phone Number:


609 Kettleby Rd
Kettleby, ON L7B 0C9

Prepare to experience the ultimate summer camp

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    Integrated Program

    Kettleby Valley offers an integrated summer day camp program, with a One-to-One Counsellor, for children with additional needs. Our summer camp integrated program is available for children on the Autism Spectrum, with Down Syndrome, ADD, ADHD and other special needs....

  • 2.
    Overnight Camp

    We don’t believe that you have to put three hours between you and your children to have a meaningful time at summer camp. During our Overnight Summer Camp sessions, friendships are deepened and a greater level of independence is developed...

  • 3.
    Summer Day Camp

    Kettleby Valley is a traditional Ontario summer day camp in the heart of York Region. We are situated on 60 private acres with forests, fields and waterfront. Our day camp offers the amenities of a northern summer camp without the...

  • 4.
    Outdoor Education

    Set on 60 beautiful acres of rolling hills, forests and waterfront, Kettleby Valley offers superb outdoor education programs during the months of May & June and September & October. Located just north of Toronto, schools and organized groups for over...

  • 5.
    Leader in Training

    Our Leader-In-Training Program is a summer camp program for teens who have just completed grade 9. This program is an excellent opportunity to learn leadership strategies, build team skills, and develop a healthy work ethic. As an ‘LIT’, participants are...

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    Canoe Tripping

    Kettleby Valley Summer Camp has been successfully offering the Explorers Canoe Tripping program for the past 18 years. This trip is open to those who have just completed grades 7 & 8.Experienced trip leaders will ensure that our trips runs...

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A summer camp choice for families in Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, and Toronto. Spots fill before quickly, so mark your calendar.
Employment at Kettleby is a rewarding experience. We are accepting 2020 season applications. Read submission requirements carefully.
Our Lead-In-Training application process begins. For more information please go to our LIT page or contact us with any questions.
Visiting our Spring Open House is a great way for campers to become familiar and excited about their upcoming camp experience.
June is here! 8 weeks of summer fun, adventure, skill building and making new friendships begin for all of the Kettleby campers and staff.

Overnight Camp Update Summer 2021

As hard as it is to tell you this, we have come to the conclusion that we are unable to offer our overnight camp or canoe tripping programs this summer. I know that right now everything seems to be moving in a positive direction. However there is still a great deal of uncertainty about how the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen might unfold and this has motivated our decision to run day camp only for 2021.
Further details can be found here:
Overnight Camp 2021 Camp Experience
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