New Summer Camp Support program aims to make summer camps more accessible for all Abbotsford children


To help increase opportunities for all children in Abbotsford to participate in local summer camps, the City of Abbotsford is launching a new program that will provide one-to-one support for children who are in need of an aide to be safe and successful at camp.  

The new program, called Summer Camp Support, will provide free support staff for children in need at two day-camp programs run by the City; ARC Neighbourhood Camp, hosted at Abbotsford Recreation Centre and Summer in the Park Camp at Mill Lake Park, Ellwood Park and Gardner Park.

Both camps run Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, from July through September and include activities such as outdoor games, crafts and nature walks and adapted sports being offered at the Summer in the Park Camp.

To request Summer Camp Support, or for more information on the program, contact the Summer Camp Programmer via email at by June 30th with your requested summer camp dates. While there is no cost for the one-to-one support worker, camp registration fees still apply. As always, external supports for participating children are welcome.

Registration is now open for all of the 2023 Summer Day Camps provided by the City. For a complete schedule, visit   

For more information contact:

Aletta Vanderheyden
Communications and Public Relations Manager
City of Abbotsford