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Camp information and forms

Information about day camps including safety, emergencies or illness and special needs.

Camp pick up and drop off

Children must be dropped off and signed out each day by a parent, legal guardian or caregiver. Photo ID must be shown each day at pick-up. List the names of any adult who is allowed to pick up your child when you register.

Camp safety

At camp, your child’s safety is a first priority. All our camp counsellors and staff are certified in first aid every two years.

When you register for camp you’ll be asked if your child requires medication, needs an Epi-pen for allergies or has special needs.

Detailed information regarding our new health & safety processes will be provided to registered families in the All About Camp document before the camp start date. As an example, in accordance with the Province’s Ministry of Health guidelines for Summer Day Camps, some of the steps we will be taking include:

  • Groups of no more than 10 people, including City staff
  • One group per program space
  • Groups will not be able to integrate with other groups or be in the same program space at any time
  • Increased sanitization of high touch points throughout each location
  • Increased hand washing for staff and children
  • Increased sanitization of program equipment at each location

Emergency or illness

If you need to contact your child in an emergency, please call the community centre. If your child gets ill during camp we will contact you right away using the emergency contact information you provided at the time of registration.

Medication

If your child is taking medication, you’ll need to send your child to camp with that day’s dose of the medication. Camp staff will store the medicine in a safe place until it is time for your child to take it. Your child will take the medication on their own, supervised by staff.

If a camper cannot self-administer their medication, a Third Party Medication Administration Consent form must be completed.

Allergies

If your child requires medication or has an Epipen, you’ll also need to submit these forms when you register:

All of our camps are run as “allergy-aware” environments. This means that all of our staff are trained to use epinephrine self-injectors (Epi-pen, Twinject, Allerject) in the event of a severe allergy attack.

As a precaution, your child will be required to carry two unexpired self-injectors while they are at camp.

Special needs

If your child requires special support to participate in camp, their support worker can attend camp with them at no extra cost.

You can also apply to have a dedicated staff member (called an inclusion facilitator) with your child every day at camp through our Recreation Support Program.