ARK Summer Camp - Hamilton


Through the summer, Adventure Running Kids hosts a week long day camp. We will continue the same adventure running fun and training found in ARK weeknight programs, now in a 5 day long summer camp.

With a big focus on fun and games and utilising the natural environment, the ARK summer camp is an experience not to be missed.

Who: Children aged 6-12

When: Summer 2019 dates released late December

Morgan Firestone Arena
385 Jerseyville Road West, Ancaster

Cost: $200 for one week. $370 for both weeks. (Price does not include online processing fee)

Registration: Opens late December 2018


In a five day ARK summer camp we focus on having fun, running games and getting muddy, while having an appreciation and respect for our environment. Our home base is Morgan Firestone Arena, however we will often be out exploring the trails and woods behind the Ancaster Lion's Club Outdoor Pool (off Jerseyville Road).

In addition to adventure running, campers will be swimming every afternoon and participating in other camp games and activities for a full and well-rounded week of summer camp.


  • Time: 8-8:30am drop-off, 3-3:30pm pickup
  • Extra daycare available (7:30am dropoff, 4:30pm pickup) for an extra $20/day
  • Bring your own lunch
  • Excellent staff:camper ratio
  • An Adventure Running Kids t-shirt is included in registration and all campers must wear the tee for the duration of the camp. Additional t-shirts are available for purchase in registration for $15.


In general, ARK runs rain, hail or shine, and we'll be following a similar weather policy at Summer Camp. If there is a Weather Warning or Alert from Environment Canada (thunderstorms, winds, etc.) or there is a heat advisory alert, we will keep campers indoors until it is safe to be outside again. 


On the first Monday of the camp, all participants will have to complete a swim test (2 laps of the pool without resting). Any participant who is unable to complete this task, is still able to take part but will have to wear personal flotation device, stay in the shallow end of the pool and be within arms length of a camp counselor at all times. If they would like to try again, they can retake the test the next day.

Recommended Gear

We will be giving out an ARK Summer Camp t-shirt that campers are expected to wear daily (we also have an option of purchasing extras). Other than that, we recommend campers to wear loose fitting clothing that will help keep them cool in hot temperatures. Clothes that are easily washable that the kids don't have much attachment to is also important. They will get muddy!
Footwear: While this is a personal preference, we recommend a trail shoe with an aggresive and grippy sole to handle loose trails and uneven terrain.

For further queries, contact Summer Camp manager, Cassie Collins: cassie (at) dontgetlost (dot) ca 

In the event a registered athlete is unable to participate in Adventure Running Kids® Summer Camp we will refund 100% of the registration fee less a $25 administration fee up to four weeks prior to the camp start. Only 50% of the registration fee will be refunded up to the first day of the camp. After the first day no refund will be provided.