What to bring
Campers must bring only what they need for camp and nothing else. Campers should bring running shoes, sunscreen, a hat, a water bottle and a peanut-free lunch every day. They also need to bring a swimsuit and towel each Friday and when otherwise specified. Campers should not bring electronics or valuable items to camp. If a child brings something that is not needed, the staff will request the camper to put it in their bag. If this is not done, the item will be confiscated and given to the parent when the child is picked up at the end of the day.
Summer In The Son caters its program for the interests and group dynamics of children ages 5-12 years old. We require that in order for children to enter the camp program, they must have completed Senior Kindergarten or up, and/or completed no grade higher than grade six.
Campers will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Once your child is registered, if you know that your child WILL NOT be attending camp (illness or other reasons), please inform a staff member and/or call the camp office the day of/before the absence. The phone number is (416) 491-6421 ext 27.
Each week at camp is $130. The cost for each week of camp is calculated according to the cost of the weekly trip, materials that will be provided for your child in the form of equipment or crafts, two snacks per day, and a weekly photo CD.
The Tuck shop is opened Friday afternoon each week. This is optional, as there will be candy, chips, pop, and other fun, small snacks available for purchase at this time. The maximum each camper is permitted to spend each week is $2.00.
Friday Lunch is an option for campers each week to have lunch provided by camp for one day. The cost is $5.00.
On Friday Afternoons we walk to Pleasant View or Oriole Community Center and swim at their outdoor pool. Campers must pass their swim test to enter the deep end.
*Due to Oriole’s 1:1 Ratio for 5 year olds, all 5 year olds will play at the splash pad/park adjacent to the pool.
We at Summer In The Son have a staff to camper ratio of 1:8 for trips. When the number of campers exceed the given staff to camper ratio, the camp directors are responsible for recruiting volunteers to accompany us on our weekly trips. This precaution is taken in order to ensure the safety of the children. In order to avoid any conflicts of interest, The Summer In The Son Board of Directors has implemented a no parent/guardian policy on trips. It is not necessary for Parents/Guardians to accompany their children on our trips, as we take every precaution to ensure that your child is having a safe and fun time while in our care.
Please note: The day camp facility is CLOSED entirely when an off site trip is scheduled. Please make sure that children ARRIVE ON TIME for the trip days (no later than 9:00 am).
Health and Allergies
Children with any type of serious health problem or allergy must wear a Medic Alert Bracelet. This will be a good reminder and it helps our staff to keep track of various health needs within the group. All health conditions must be recorded on the application form as well as verbally reported to the directors upon their first day of camp.
Please see the camp director(s) if your child is on daily medication. Only prescription medication or medication accompanied by a doctor’s note will be administered by a director while at camp. Please do not leave any medication in your child’s possession, day camp directors will store it in a safe and locked container.
Sick children cannot be admitted to camp. In order to return to camp they must be symptom free for 24 hours. If your child becomes ill during the day we will contact you to come and pick him or her up.
Behaviour Management Guidelines
Children have the right to quality care that is safe and healthy and provides learning opportunities to promote their growth and development. For children to become happy, secure members of society they must learn to successfully deal with problems in interpersonal relationships. As well as learning self discipline and inner control, they must also learn positive constructive ways to interact with other people. To ensure a child’s safety and well being, and to foster social and emotional development, it is necessary at times to impose limits or set standards of acceptable behaviour. If a child continues to exhibit behaviour that is not compliant with these guidelines, then the Director will meet with the parents to discuss concerns and to document the behaviour. Should this behaviour still continue, the parents will be asked to remove their child from Camp.
Parent Code of Conduct
Parents are required to treat all staff with respect and to be courteous at all times. Questions or concerns about any staff member should be discussed with the Director. Please do not approach any staff member in an aggressive manner. It is not a parent’s responsibility to reprimand a child that is not their own. If you observe any unacceptable behaviour, let a staff person know and allow them to deal with the behaviour.
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