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

We offer a wide range of traditional overnight camp activities to choose from. Campers have the chance to participate in each activity at least once each week. There are six week-long Residential sessions offered throughout the summer.

Phone Number:

905-726-4275

609 Kettleby Rd
Kettleby, ON L7B 0C9

Prepare to experience the ultimate summer camp

  • 1.
    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...

  • 6.
    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...

view our events calendar 2020

A.

REGISTRATION BEGINS
A summer camp choice for families in Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, and Toronto. Spots fill before quickly, so mark your calendar.

B.

STAFF APPLICATIONS
If you’d like to be considered for a position for our 2019 Summer Camp season. Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

C.

L-I-T PROGRAM APPLICATION
Our Lead-In-Training application process begins. For more information please go to our LIT page or contact us with any questions.

D.

SPRING OPEN HOUSE
Visiting our Spring Open House is a great way for campers to become familiar and excited about their upcoming camp experience.

E.

SUMMER CAMP BEGINS
June is here! 8 weeks of summer fun, adventure, skill building and making new friendships begin for all of the Kettleby campers and staff.