Play Your Way, Every Day!

Summer Camp Resources


Getting Started with Healthy Eating in Your Recreation Setting (May 2017)    for nutrition information, recipes, tools for menu planning or food record tracking, and more!  (formerly known as EatrightOntario)    for healthy recipes from Dietitians of Canada  links to nutrition resources for educators

The Eat Well and Be Active Educational Toolkit is designed to help those who teach groups of children and adults about healthy eating and physical activity, and encourage individuals to take action to maintain and improve their health.  for nutrition lesson plans from grade 1-8 ( not updated since 2009 but some activities could still be useable)

Healthy Eating Can be Fun


Parachute Canada poster that includes concussion information for athletes.

Parachute Canada poster that includes concussion information for teachers.

Parachute Canada poster that includes concussion information for parents and caregivers.

UV/Sun Safety:

Government of Canada UV Index poster that includes sun safety tips and a chart with sun safety advice for different UV Index values.

Parachute Canada poster that includes water safety tips to help prevent drowning.

Falls Across the Lifespan:
Grey Bruce Health Unit position paper on applying multi-sectoral collaboration and collective action to prevent falls across the lifespan.

Physical Activity:

24 Hour Movement Guidelines 0-4 years

24 Hour Movement Guidelines 5-17 years

ParticipACTION –

The Build Your Best Day site is a fun, interactive and educational tool to help children and youth aged 5-17 and their parents learn about the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines.

Active Outdoor Play – Active outdoor play is an important component of physical activity for children. It is about providing opportunities for children to play outside in a natural environment or adventure playground with the freedom to experience the elements, explore their environment and engage in a variety of play types such as running, jumping, climbing and building.

Active outdoor play includes elements of experimentation, risk taking and testing physical limits, which allow children to meet challenges and gain self-confidence. Children should be encouraged and supported to encounter and manage risk in an environment that is as safe as it needs to be rather than one that has had all elements of risk removed.

According to the ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth (2015), when children are outside, they move more, sit less and play longer which leads to improved motor skill development and social skills, lower levels obesity and increased overall physical activity. When children are outside, they are more active and take more steps than when indoors.