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Every day is a special day at Hillcrest Safariland!

Our staff members encourage and support children throughout the day while ensuring they feel safe in our summer program. Children learn how to get along with their peers in a positive environment through structured play, snack time and cooperative games. They have plenty of outdoor fun.

What Makes us Different?

  • Dedicated RECE’s assigned to each group
  • Certified NLS Lifeguards
  • Daily Swimming | Sports | Music | Arts & Crafts | Playgrounds
  • Themed Weeks & Dress Up Days

And So Much More…

The children are placed into these groups based on year of birth:

monkeys (2022 birth year)
giraffes (2021 birth year)
zebras (2021 birth year)
lions (2020 birth year)
elephants (2019 birth year)

Summer at Hillcrest Safariland is Beyond Compare!

Our children make a splash in our beautiful salt-water heated pools.


Our children make a splash with daily swimming programs in our beautiful heated salt-water pools and water play areas. We hire only experienced and qualified NLS-certified swim instructors who understand the needs of young children. We ensure that each child feels secure and comfortable during water activities, dividing time between the recreational and full-length pools. Each child enters the pool in the arms of a trained staff member, who provides a one-on-one experience in a safe environment. 

To ensure safety certified swim staff and counsellors are in the pool area at all times

Children enrolled in half-day programs swim once a day for half an hour, while those in full-day programs swim twice a day for half an hour each time. Certified swim staff and all counsellors from your child’s group are in the pool to ensure excellent supervision. 


Our specialist provides musical programming for all our children, encouraging group participation and imaginative expression. Unique group songs, children’s classics and music circles provide opportunities for fun and laughter.


An experienced sports instructor teaches a variety of educational, non-competitive sports programs for children of all ages. Children are introduced to popular sports such as basketball, soccer, hockey and baseball. They develop confidence, gross motor skills and team-building skills while having fun.


Our grassy, tree-lined grounds encourage children to use their imagination through open-ended play on play structures and beach-like sand areas. They run free over gentle knolls, explore tunnels and meet their peers and counsellors in gated areas.

Arts & Crafts

This creative art program features a variety of activities designed to maximize creativity and self-expression, with children using various materials. Our experienced early childhood educators implement age-appropriate craft projects to develop and enhance fine motor skills. Theme-based art projects are often inspired by weekly program themes.

Theme weeks and days

A new adventure begins at Safariland each new week. Days are filled with many fun and engaging activities, culminating with a dress-up theme every Friday. Children can choose whether to take part in the dress up or just come for the fun!

Thank you for an incredible summer! I have seen P grow more and more into the incredible person he’s meant to be. It takes really special humans to take care of children and love them as their own. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts! 

Love, P, M and H

On the eve of J last day at camp, J and I just want to thank you for showing him such an incredible summer. He had the most amazing time at camp. Your program and staff are truly outstanding. We are so grateful he could spend the whole summer with you.

L, D and J

Thank you for running a fun and enriching summer camp program. This was J first camp experience and there is no question he absolutely loved it. The six Zebra staff were so wonderful – incredibly caring and patient! We truly appreciate everything. 

We wish you all the best, 
Fondly E, J and J

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Limited Spots Available

2024-2025 Academic Year and 2024 Summer Program 
Applications are available on our website under the Admissions Tab.  
Bussing information for Summer 2024 can be found under Admissions





For the current school year 2023 - 2024 applications,
please contact Gianna directly
at or 416-489-8355