Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions – Day Camp
The YMCA Day Camps has an inclusion program that offers an inclusion counsellor for one week at no addition cost to the parent. Our programming thrives on inclusive activities, allowing children to have choice. We strive to maintain an inclusive environment in ensuring all children have a successful camp experience. Additional inclusion support though the A.I.R. Program is available, contact Olivia Fullerton at email@example.com.
YMCA camps offer a positive and inclusive experience for all children and youth.
If you are arranging for somebody other than yourself or those listed on the approved pickups on the registration forms to pick up your child, you will have to provide written documentation to the Day Camp on who will be picking up your child that day. ID will be required upon sign out.
Please notify your child’s counsellor at morning drop-off so they can relay the location of the camp and your child at that time.
Your camper will automatically be enrolled in our extended care program. We will charge a fee for late pick-up. Late stay campers will enjoy activities in our extended care program.
Your child should bring the following items to camp: appropriate clothing (based on specific camp and weather), running shows, bathing suit, towel, refillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, nut free lunch and snacks.
Anything valuable! iPods, iPads, iPhones, money, DSs or anything else of value should be left at home in order to ensure the safety of your child’s belongings, as well as their safety and participation in group activities.
Our day camps offer a wide variety or programming from sports and games to arts and crafts. While we encourage campers to participate in all programs in order to make the most of their camp experience we understand that campers may not want to partake in every activity. In these cases alternate programming will be offered in the form of joining another group’s activity, taking on a different role within the program, or participating in a different activity alongside the group.
Please inform your child’s counsellor of any allergies, medications, or other special concerns that will be valuable for the counsellor to know. A Medication Form will be required to be filled out regarding the medication and dosage. On the medication form you can choose that your child or the staff administers the medication.
We recommend your child wear clothes that are suitable for outdoor activities. Dressing appropriately for the weather in easy-to-remove layers is also important. Remember: Campers get dirty when they are playing hard. Please do not send your child in “good” clothes. The standard camp footwear is running shoes or athletic sandals (closed back, not flip flops).