Summer Day Camp Programs – Information
Registration: April 15: Taxpayers / April 18: Non Taxpayers
8:00am – 5:00pm daily
Extra hours (at some camp locations):
7:00-8:00am and/or 5:00-6:00pm (Extra fees apply)
The City of Belleville only hires the most experienced and qualified staff for all their Day Camp Programs!
• All staff have clear Criminal reference checks, including vulnerable sector screening.
• Supervision by both a full-time Program Supervisor and a Summer Day Camp Coordinator. Camps have a Senior
and Junior Leader.
• All staff are CERTIFIED in Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’.
• Staff participate in a week-long intense training session.
• Most Senior Leaders are studying and/or graduates in the fields of: Child & Youth Worker, Social Service Workers, Early Childhood Education and Teachers.
• All staff have extensive experience working with children.
• Campers must be the age stated for the camp by December 31st.
• Kinder campers MUST be four by the first day of camp.
To Pack Every Day For Camp:
• A nutritious lunch with lots of snacks
• A water bottle
• Bathing suit and towel
• Extra change of clothes
• Please be sure to label all of your belongings
• Non-marking, indoor foot wear
• Ensure that you have completed and submitted all
registration, medical waivers and trip permission forms
prior to the first day of camp. These are now available
MEDICAL INFORMATION AND PARENT CONSENT FORM
This form must be completed and submitted before your
child attends camp. This form provides us with information
to help your child’s camp experience be a positive one.
SIGN IN/OUT PROCEDURES
All campers must be signed in upon arrival, and signed out upon departure, from camp by their parent or guardian. For campers ages 10 & over, please provide a written note to your leader if alternate arrangements are to be made.
SNACKS AND LUNCHES
Campers are reminded to bring plenty of healthy snacks and a big lunch to camp every day. Please send your camper with a labeled water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day. We are unable to refrigerate or heat lunches.
Please note that during swimming activities, all children under the age of ten who are unable to pass the facility swim test will be required to wear a lifejacket (as per Public Health protocols).
The registration fee covers all busing and admissions costs. Although we will make every effort to ensure all trips run as scheduled, we cannot guarantee that cancellations won’t occur. In the event of a cancellation we will attempt, but cannot guarantee to reschedule an alternative date and time. There will be no reduction in the program fee as a result of changes to the schedule.
We cannot ensure an allergen free environment. We are, however, AWARE when we are notified that a child in camp has an allergy. We encourage parents to pack allergen free snacks and lunches for the safety of all campers and/or share spaces.
We ask that all toys, electronics, or sentimental items, which could cause distraction or conflict amongst campers to be left at home. We are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged belongings.
To ensure that all campers have the opportunity to play and grow in a positive space, we cannot tolerate negative camper conduct. Campers will be informed of our positive space policy and it will be applied equitably to all situations. It is our intent that this system will allow our campers to feel comfortable and secure during their time at Camp, while reinforcing respect for themselves and others.
ONTARIO CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES ACT
City of Belleville day camp staff and volunteers are legally obligated to observe the terms of the Ontario Child and Family Services Act and must report a child in need of protection.
Any person wishing to visit a City of Belleville Day Camp outside of regular drop-off (8:00 – 9:00 am) & pick-up (4:00 – 5:00 pm) hours MUST notify the Program Supervisor ahead of the visitation by contacting the City of Belleville’s Recreation, Culture and Community Services Department at 613-966-4632. Visitors are asked to keep their visits to a 15-minute maximum stay to help reduce the disruption to the Children’s Program Time.
For individuals who wish to extend their visit beyond the 15-minute maximum stay by volunteering at one of the City of Belleville Day Camp Programs, please note that we require all volunteers over the age of 17 to complete an application package, orientation, and training session, and submit a current (no older than 3 months) Criminal Reference Check, including the vulnerable sector screening.
Do you need assistance for your child to attend camp?
All Recreation programs offered by the City of Belleville are provided in an inclusive environment. Participants who wish to bring a support person for assistance are always welcome in any of our Recreation Programs. If your child requires a special accommodation, please contact our office at 613-966-4632 to arrange a time to discuss how we can help make camp a positive experience for your child. Financial assistance in the form of fee reductions is available for City of Belleville families and individuals who qualify. Please see our Fee Assistance Policy in this publication for more information or call our office at 613-966-4632 or visit www.qswc.ca for additional information.
County of Hastings Childcare/Camp Subsidy at Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre
Subsidy is available through Hastings County Children’s Services for children aged 6 – 12 years of age whose parent(s) are working or attending school/training at least 3 days per week. Families must reside in Hastings County and have filed their income tax return. Please contact the Hastings County Intake Access Centre at 613-771-9630 or 1-866-414-0300 to schedule an appointment to complete your application. If you have been approved for funding, contact the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre at 613-966-4632 to register your child(ren). Approval of funding does not guarantee spaces are available. Spaces fill quickly so have your application approved as soon as possible. For more information please visit: www.hastingscountychildrensservices.com
The “Camps of Hope” Program strives to give all children and youth the opportunity to experience the fun of being a child. “Camps of Hope” is a special fund distributed and administered by The Children’s Foundation, which helps pay for the cost of registration so children can participate in camps. To be eligible for funding, children and youth must reside in Hastings County and be ages 4-18 years from families with an inability to pay. Funds may be provided to help with the cost of participating in sport, recreation, arts and cultural activities, which require at least biweekly organized participation. For example: March Break Camps, Winter Break Camps, Summer Camps etc. For more information, please contact The Children’s Foundation at: 613-962-9292 or visit www.thechildrensfoundation.com to complete your application online.
PA DAY CAMPS
Looking for something fun to do on your day off school? Join us at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre for loads of FUN!
Activities Include: • Swimming at our Pools • Sports • Games • Crafts
Ages: 4-13 yrs.
Regular camp hours are 8am – 5pm Cost:$33 per day
Extra hours are available 7-8am and/or 5-6pm (Additional $3.50/child per AM or PM)
May 17, 2019 (0765)
June 28, 2019 (1193)
Other Programs To Consider…
RED CROSS STAY SAFE! (Formally Home Alone Course) This one-day program offers basic first aid and safety skills
for youth 9-13 years old. Participants learn about being safe when they are without the direct supervision of a parent/
guardian both at home and in their community. Candidates will receive a workbook and a certificate.
May 25: 9:00am-4:00pm (3081) $49.04
June 28: 9:00am-4:00pm (3082) $49.04
Aug 18: 9:00am-4:00pm (3033) $49.04
RED CROSS BABYSITTING COURSE This course is designed for youth 11-15 years old to learn first aid and caregiving skills for children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies.
Students will receive a manual, and upon successful completion a wallet card and certificate. Students are asked
to bring a pen, lunch, beverages and a doll or teddy bear for diapering.
Ages: 11-15 years
Location: Minor Sports Meeting Room
May 17: 9:00am-5:30pm (3080) $56.00