SUMMER CAMP 2019
SUMMER CAMP 2019
WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BE PLANNING ANOTHER AWESOME SUMMER OF FUN FOR YOUR CHILD. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS ABOUT SUMMER CAMP THIS YEAR. THIS SUMMER WE WILL BE DOING ALL REGISTRATION ONLINE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT PASTOR JENN DUNGO WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS REGARDING SUMMER CAMP. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR CHILD THIS SUMMER.
DATES OF SUMMER CAMP:
JULY 1ST TO JULY 5TH - ( JR.LEADER / STAFF TRAINING WEEK // THIS WEEK OF CAMP IS FOR ANY STUDENTS THAT ARE IN GRADE 6-8 THAT ARE WANTING TO VOLUNTEER AT SUMMER CAMP)
WEEKS 1-3 DAY CAMP AGES: JK ( MUST BE IN JK AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR) - GRADE 5
WEEK 1 JULY 15TH TO 19TH - OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP
WEEK 2 JULY 22ND TO 26TH - CREATIVE ARTS CAMP
WEEK 3 JULY 29TH TO AUG 2ND - STEM CAMP
COST: $150.00 PER CHILD PER WEEK
EXTENDED CARE COST: $20.00 PER CHILD PER WEEK
EXTENDED CARE TIMES: 8AM DROP OFF // 5PM PICK UP
IMPORTANT CAMP INFOMRATION:
We are so excited to be able to share this summer with your child(ren). Below is general information about our day camps as well as additional guide lines pertaining to each week that your child is registered. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our Camp Director at 519-451-2170 ext # 225.
When do I drop off my child?
Drop off is between 8:30 - 9 a.m. and pick up runs through 4-4:30p.m. Please use the double brown doors at the front of the building to register your child each day for camp. If you need extended care please contact Camp Director to make arrangements, no one will be allowed in before camp opens for the day to ensure the safety of all children and staff.
What if my child is going to be absent/late?
In order to ensure that camp runs efficiently, please make every effort to be on time each day. For special outings (eg. Toronto) it is very important that your child is here by 8:00 as we will be leaving promptly at 8:30 and will not be able to wait. If your child is going to be absent please call the Summer camp office at 519-451-2170 ext # 225.
What if someone else is picking up my child?
On the registration form you can include two main contacts and one emergency contact. Please send an authorized note to your child’s counsellor with your signature and the date on which you will require any additional adults to pick up your child from camp. We will ask all secondary adults that we have not met over the age of 16 to provide photo identification (e.g. driver’s license).
*** If someone comes to pick up your child without your prior written authorization, we will call home for verbal permission before releasing your child.
What if I need to pick up my child during the camp day?
Call the camp site directly to make arrangements to meet your child’s group at the designated meeting area. It’s best if you make arrangements ahead of time, as your child might be away from the main site in an activity and it can take some time for them to walk back to meet you.
What should my child wear to camp?
Kids get dirty at camp. Please dress your child in washable clothes that you won’t mind the possibility of getting stained. Choose fabrics that are cool and lightweight — it’s a good idea to layer clothes as mornings can be cool and days can be very hot. Children are very active at camp — running, climbing, rolling, jumping — so please choose shorts or lightweight pants (no skirts or dresses) and running shoes (no flip-flops). You may want to avoid sandals as toes easily get stepped on at camp. Please ensure that your child wears a hat and brings sunscreen to camp each day. *It is recommended to label ALL clothing and sunscreen
When will my child need swimming gear?
Depending on the camp, children will swim once per week. Check the brochure description of the camp your child will be attending for more information. Even if your camper is not swimming, they should bring a bathing suit and towel each day as water play may be part of their daily activities. When swimming, campers are supervised by qualified lifeguards. On the first day of camp all campers will participate in a swim test to determine their swimming level. *If your child needs a lifejacket or water wings, please specify on registration form! J
What should I send for lunch?
Your child will be very active at camp (swimming, playing games and sports, carrying their backpack when they walk, etc.) children need healthy lunches and snacks to fuel this high level of activity — greater quantities of food than they would require in a lunch for a typical day at school. When you plan your child’s lunch, please keep in mind that there are no refrigerators at camp.
• choose an insulated lunch bag with an ice pack to keep lunches and snacks fresh all day.
• Freeze juice boxes or water bottles the night before – the drink stays cool and refreshing and the frozen container acts like an ice pack!
• Fresh drinking water is provided at all camp sites. Send a refillable water bottle and we’ll remind your child to drink and fill ’er up all day!
• Kids love to dip! Send leftover chicken strips, raw vegetables, bread sticks or bite-sized pieces of fruit with their favourite dip such as salsa, barbecue sauce, ketchup, honey mustard, ranch dressing or fruit yogurt.
• use a variety of breads, rolls, pitas or tortillas for wraps.
• Save money and create your own “lunchables” by slicing cold-cut meat and cheese into slices that fit onto crackers
• Breakfast bars make great snacks!
Nut products are NOT permitted at camp. Many of our campers have nut allergies, so please do not send your camper with nuts or any products that contain peanuts or tree nuts (sadly NO peanut butter)!
How do I protect my child from the sun?
We will do our best to keep your children protected from the sun, in order to do so we ask parents to send your child(ren) to camp with sunscreen, a hat and a water bottle. The best way to ensure children are protected from the sun is teaching them how to apply sunscreen and to wear a hat at all times when outdoors. Please send sunscreen, a water bottle and a hat labelled with your child’s name to camp, and we will remind them to refill water bottles, reapply sunscreen and put on hats throughout the day and after water-related activities. It is important that each child have their own sunscreen as there are allergies and sensitivities at camp. We also plan activities – blending active and quiet ones- so that children are not in the hot sun all day.
What if my child needs medication at camp?
If your child requires medication or has a severe allergy while at camp, please complete the form inside and let the Camp Director know on the first day of camp that your child attends.
What if my child becomes ill at camp?
Please keep your child(ren) home if your child is too ill to participate fully in all aspects of the program. When a child is feeling poorly the last place they want to be is on a bus, outdoors in the heat, or around all their friends who are busy having a good time. In the event your child becomes ill at camp, we will call you to come and pick them up at the camp (which is why multiple contacts are needed). The Camp Director is certified in Standard First Aid and CPR-c for emergency situations.
What if my child loses something at camp?
To help ensure all belongings return at the end of the day, teach your child to put items back in their backpack when they’re finished with them.
It also helps to have your child help pack their backpack so they know what’s inside — many kids don’t recognize their own stuff, especially if it’s new! Bringing a backpack is important because it is much easier to carry and sturdier than a plastic bag. Any found items at the end of the day are collected and stored at camp. if your child loses something, call your camp directly or visit to look through the lost and found.
Items that your child(ren) may not bring with them to camp
· No electronic devices i.e. iPods, MP3 players, Cameras, Video Cameras
· No cell phones
· No personal toys, skateboards, unless instructed to do so for a contest.
If your child(ren) bring these items to camp they will be taken away and given back at the end of the day. Royal View Church takes no responsibility for items that are lost or stolen.
8:00 - 8:30 am Early Drop Off
8:30 - 9:00am Regular drop off
9:00 - 9:30 Large Group
9:30 - 9:40 Bathroom / drink break
9:40 - 10:15 Large Group Bible and response
10:20 - 10:40 Station 1
10:40 - 10:55 Nutrition Break
10:55 - 11:20 Nutrition Break - Physical Activity
11:20 - 11:40 Station 2
11:45 - 12:05 Station 3
12:10 - 12:30 Station 4
12:35 - 1:00 Nutrition Break and Wrap up lesson
1:00 - 3:30 Afternoon Activity
3:30 - 4:00 Wrap up / Movie
4:00 - 5:00 Late Pick Up