Before your child attends a City camp and/or After-School Recreation Care programs, such as ARC/CLASP, please review this helpful information.
Complete the Participant Information form and send with your child on the first day or give yourself a little extra time when you drop off your child to give us the following information:
This information must be given before your child attends a Camp or an After-School program.
If your child has any health needs and/or carries medication with them, additional medication administration forms will need to be completed.
Plan ahead – don’t forget to pack these things:
Campers must be at least 4 years of age on the first day attending any camp program.
We do not offer full or half-day camp programs for children under 4 years of age (48 months). This complies with regulations issued by the Province of Ontario’s Child Care and Early Years Act.
Children must be at least 5.8 years of age to be eligible for any after-school program. This translates to 5 years and 9 months or 69 months old. No exceptions. This complies with regulations issued by the Province of Ontario’s Child Care and Early Years Act.
If you are delayed, let staff know so arrangements can be made for a staff member to stay with your child until you arrive.
If you are consistently late, a fee of $1 per minute will be charged.
Let staff know as soon as possible.
As part of our Safe Arrival and Departure Policy, staff will contact you if your child is supposed to be at camp and isn’t.
Our emergency protocols will be put into place and could include a call to non-emergency police to ensure your child’s safety.
If you and your child don’t attend the first day and you haven’t let us know, staff will call to ask if you would like to remain in the program.
During severe weather conditions, such as thunderstorms, high UV ratings, smog alerts or other potentially harmful conditions, programs activities will be adjusted to keep your child safe.
Check in with staff for program changes.
From time to time, participants will lose something at Camp or After-School programs. The City is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Participants are encouraged to:
Staff participate in training, which includes child guidance, program planning, risk management, inclusion and support and much more.
All staff are certified in Emergency First Aid and Principles of Healthy Child Development.
Youth volunteers have also been trained in City policies, program development and risk management.