WHERE CAMPERS THIRVE AND COME ALIVE!

Camp CBY

Welcome to Camp CBY, Waterdown’s most popular performing arts camp!

Since 2021, we have welcomed hundreds of young people to our camp for creative performing arts experiences.

Campers can look forward to:

Creating unique musicals

Learning instruments (Rock Legends)

Arts and Crafts

Costume Play and Design

Making brand new friendships

Learning important problem solving skills

...and so much more!

Thrive

Camp CBY is first and foremost a safe space for all. We welcome young people from all walks of life, across spectrums of various learning differentiations, abilities and identities. We strive to help them flourish as both an individual and a team player, delivering arts education that build their self-confidence, communication skills and inter-personal development.

Come Alive

We take this pedagogical corner stone and deliver it through our award-winning experiential learning; our founding principle is “learning by doing”. We believe that the student learns most successfully when they are fully engaged and immersed in their discipline, so a CBY camper can look forward to always being on their feet, learning both the mental and physical requirements of their art, and making important friendships and connections along the way.

Take to the stage!

Life at Camp CBY

#LetsGoYellowTees!

Registration open now!

Beat the rush and get your March break and summer camp plans sorted!

Musical March

Sing, dance, and act your heart out with songs and scenes from hit Broadway, Disney and Hollywood musicals. Group will be divided by age.

8 junior spots & 11 inter spots left!

On Broadway

Come explore music, scenework and choreography featuring the hottest contemporary Broadway musicals such as Matilda, Hamilton, School of Rock and more!

4 spots left!

Itty Bitty Broadway

Sing, dance, and act your heart out with songs and scenes from hit Broadway musicals! Campers also get creative with theatre-themed arts and crafts.

10 spots left!

Broadway Buddies

Sing, dance, and act your heart out with songs and scenes from hit Broadway musicals! Campers also get creative with theatre-themed arts and crafts.

2 spots left!

Broadway minis

Sing, dance, and act your heart out with songs and scenes from hit Broadway musicals! Campers also get creative with theatre-themed arts and crafts.

29 spots left!

Wish Upon A Star

Come explore singing, dancing, music making and acting inspired by your favourite Disney movies, including Encanto, Moana and more!

9 spots left!

Silver Screen Stars

Learn about on-camera acting, singing and dance from popular silver screen hits such as Wednesday, Hairspray, The Greatest Showman and more!

5 spots left!

Hollywood Hits

Learn songs and performances from the biggest kids TV shows and hit films straight out of Tinsel Town, including Paw Patrol, Super Mario, Trolls and more!

11 spots left!

Shooting Stars

Come explore singing, dancing, music making and acting inspired by your favourite Disney movies, including Frozen, The Lion King and more!

14 spots left!

Rock Legends

Learn rock band instruments and vocals, make a band and write your own songs! Campers will learn the basics of instruments in a supportive setting. All levels are welcome.

4 spots left!

Pop Power

Learn to sing the biggest pop hits of today from the likes of Taylor Swift, Harry Styles and more! Enjoy dancing, dress up and pop music arts and crafts too!

SOLD OUT!

Chart Topperz

Learn to sing the biggest pop hits of today from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and more! Enjoy dancing, dress up and pop music arts and crafts too!

2 spots left!

* Standard camp fees are $250 + HST per week. On Broadway and Rock Legends have higher fees because they are two week camps. Week one of On Broadway and Itty Bitty Broadway is reduced by one day due to Canada Day closure on Mon Jul 1st. Shooting Stars is reduced by one day due to Civic Day closure on Mon Aug 5th. All fees include a credit card processing fee of 2.9% + $0.30. There is a one-time $25 registration fee due on submission of registration form.

† Before and after care are available for all camps. Before care runs 8am-9am and after care runs 4pm-5pm. This service costs $10 per session, per day. You will be able to book this service when you fill out the camp registration form. You can also add this service closer to the start of camp if preferred.

FAQ

Camp CBY is made up of numerous sessions, all with a different theme tailored to specific interests or age groups. While Camp CBY is a performing arts camp overall, we explore the many different facets of that. That includes everything from our Broadway sessions, where campers learn popular numbers from famous musicals, to our Disney themed sessions, where students immerse themselves in songs and dances from the Magical Kingdom. We have a Hollywood week, where musical movies are the point of focus and a very popular rock band session, where students learn to play various rock band instruments, write songs and jam as a band.

Even where the themes are similar, ie the junior Broadway weeks, the content is varied so that returning campers can have unique experiences all summer

Think of Camp CBY as the theatre venue, with each camp session a different theatre inside that venue, offering a slightly different performing arts experience.

Camp fees are collected in full at the time of registration. The final step of the registration form features a secure payment checkout.

If you need to cancel your registration, then our refund policy is as such:

  1. Withdrawal requests received between Jan and Apr 30th will be 100% refunded.
  2. Withdrawal requests received between May 1st and May 31st will be 50% refunded, or you can arrange a transfer of your camp spot to another camper.
  3.  Withdrawal requests received on or after June 1st will not be refunded. You can still arrange a transfer of your camp spot to another student up until the day before the camp session you have registered for starts. 

Our camp sessions “On Broadway” and “Rock Legends” are two weeks in length. We highly recommend that campers who register for either of these sessions do so for the full two week period. This is so they can benefit from the range of activities and training that will be spread out over this period. Not only this, but campers in these sessions work towards a final performance at the end of the two week period, and as such, each camper will have an important role to play as the team develops.

However, in some cases, we can allow a camper to register for the first week of the two week session only. If you can only do the second week of the two week session, then the camper may not be able to take part in the final performance.

Please contact us directly to discuss this before registering, as we will need to approve these requests in balance with our waiting list requests. 

In the scenario where you need to cancel your Camp CBY registration, you can give your spot to another child if you wish. This is something that you arrange privately with the other family. We do not facilitate this transfer.

However, we do need to know asap if you transfer your camp spot to another person. Please contact us with the details of the transfer once it is confirmed. We will require the parent who is receiving the camp spot to complete a registration form so our camp records are up to date.

No, campers are required to bring a packed lunch each day, as well as a water bottle. Lunchtimes are spent outdoors. School rules apply to camper lunches (i.e., nut free).

Yes, Camp CBY has both before and after care options.

Our before care operates  8am-9am Mon-Fri and our after care operates 4pm-5pm Mon-Fri (core camp hours are 9am-4pm).

This service costs as additional $10 per day, per student. So, if you book a single child for either before or after care, it will cost $10 per day. If you book a single child for both before care and after care, it will cost an additional $20 per day. 

You can book this service during registration. 

If, at the time of registration, you do not know if you require this service, you can add it at a later date. 

Page one of the Camp CBY registration form is for parent/guardian information. You are required to provide your information as the lead parent, the information of a second parent / guardian AND an additional person who is authorized for picking up your child also. That gives us three authorized adults that can pick up your child at the end of camp.

If you are unable to pick up your child on time, please delegate this responsibility to one of the other names listed on your registration. If their name is on your registration form, our staff will allow your child to leave with them.

If an adult tries to pick up your child who isn’t listed on your registration form, we will deny pick up until we get authorization from you. If you provide this authorization prior to the end of camp, we will allow pick up.

In short, if a situation arises where none of you listed authorized adults can pick up your child, just let us know and we’ll accommodate whatever plan you put in place.

Early drop-offs and late pickups beyond 10 minutes of the scheduled start and end time of the camp will incur the $10 before or after care fee so we can properly compensate our staff.

Ready to register for Camp CBY?