This camp guide will provide you with everything you need to know before camp, so that your child(ren) are prepared for a safe and enjoyable camp experience! If you have any questions about camp, please e-mail our Camps staff. We can’t wait to welcome your child(ren) to camp!

Welcome email

Please review the welcome email that you will receive the Thursday prior to start of camp.

This email will give you all of the information you need to know for that particular week at camp!

Safe arrival and dismissal policy

  • We are committed to providing a safe camp environment for your child(ren). A Safe Arrival and Dismissal procedure has been implemented to ensure that participants are only released into the care of their parent/guardian or into the care of an individual designated by the parent/guardian at the time of registration. This list of approved names for pick up can be updated at any time by speaking with the Camp Coordinator.
  • We understand staff will get to know you and your child over the week, but to ensure consistency and ultimately your child’s safety we will ask for photo ID daily at pick up. Please remind family or friends who may be picking up to bring their ID.

Illness at Camp

  • If your child is ill, please don’t send them to camp. Help us prevent the spread of illness to other campers and staff.
  • If your child is showing signs and symptoms of an illness, you will be contacted immediately to pick up your child.

What to Pack

  • Lunch and snacks for two nutritional breaks (vending machines will be off limits during camp hours) no nut products please
  • Refillable water bottle labelled with child’s name
  • Running shoes
  • Clothing appropriate for indoor and outdoor activities
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Bathing suit and towel as required

Leave at Home

  • No cell phones, iPads, or electronic toys
  • Dress your child for a mess! Please don’t wear brand new or favourite clothing to camp.

Sun Safety

  • Sunscreen should be applied in the morning before camp and brought daily labelled in a plastic bag with the child’s name on it so that it can be reapplied throughout the day.
  • Due to possible allergic reactions, we will not provide sunscreen to children and sharing of sunscreen amongst children will not be permitted.
  • While outdoors, multiple hydration breaks will be encouraged and monitored to ensure the safety of all campers.


In the event of inclement weather, program plans will be adjusted and/or moved indoors to ensure the safety and comfort of all campers.


  • Many of our camps include a recreational swim as part of the week’s programming. Swim days can be found in the welcome email and are subject to change.
  • All of the town pools are supervised by qualified lifeguards. Swim testing will be conducted each week to test all campers’ ability to swim.

Children 6 years and older who successfully completed the swim test will receive a deep end bracelet. Children under 6 years are required to stay in the shallow end and within an arm’s reach of a swim buddy in a lifejacket. For children who have not completed the swim test, the swim buddy to participant ratio is 1:2 for children under 6 and 5:1 for children 6 – 9 years with life jackets. Swim buddies will be provided.