March Break Camp

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Looking for something fun and engaging for your child during the March Break? Camp is available March 14 to 18, 2022 for children ages 4 to 12 years old. 

Come play and explore with us this March Break!

Join us for these fun unique activities right here in our own recreation facilities over the March Break.


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Activities

Age appropriate activities are planned for the week including sports, crafts, outdoor activities, science experiments and discoveries.

 

 

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Swimming and Skating

Kids will love swimming and skating on Wednesday and Friday.  Alternate activities will be available for children who do not wish to skate. If you child wishes to skate, please pack skates and a CSA approved helmet 

Even more reasons to join us this March Break:

  • Friendships
  • Teamwork
  • Inclusive environment
  • Develop new skills
  • Nut-allergy sensitive environment
  • Municipal subsidy program available

What you need to know about Camp

We're all about camp! Here are some of the important details at a glance. 

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Cost

Weekly Camp fee: $156.56

We offer multi-child discounts: second child 5% off, each additional child 10% off.

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Ages

Campers can be from ages 4 to 12 years. 

All children must be toilet trained to attend camp. 

Camp groups will be determined by registration and siblings will be in the same pod.  Once pods are assigned they can't be switched, please indicate to staff prior to registration of any special requests.

 

 

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Covid-19 Protocols

Modifications will be made to our programming in order to comply with provincial directives and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our campers and staff.

Learn about camper safety

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Location

Camp will run out of the Jack Burger Sports Complex Wednesday and Friday. Camp will run out of Town Park Recreation Centre on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

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Times

Camp will be available 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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Registration

Registration will be open from February 7 until March 10, 2022.

Camp will run March 14 to 18, 2022.

Camper safety and what to bring 

We want our campers to remain safe here at camp. The municipality continues to update the guidelines for camp in accordance with the provincial guidelines to ensure our campers, staff and families are safe.  You can expect the following guidelines to be in place:

  • All camp participants in grades 1 (as of September 1st, 2021) and above are required to wear well-fitting masks (e.g., non-medical) while indoors.  Masks may be removed when camp participants are able to physically distance or while outdoors.

  • Parents and caregivers will be required to read and agree to the Day Camp Handbook.

Day Camp handbook

The Day Camp handbook is currently being updated.  Please check back soon. 

Camper safety

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is one of our top priorities.  We are following the guidance of our provincial government and the local health unit for the safe operation of our camps and programs.

Please ensure you have read these requirements before sending your child to camp.

Covid-19 Protocols

  • All campers will be screened each morning, including temperature checks and will only be permitted to participate in camp if they pass the screening.  Please stay with your child until the screening is complete.
  • All camp participants in grades 1 (as of September 1st, 2021) and above are required to wear well-fitting masks (e.g., non-medical) while indoors. Masks may be removed when camp participants are able to physically distance or while outdoors.
  • Camper pods will stay together all week and limit interactions with other participants and staff. Physical distancing will be maintained at all times when possible and when physical distancing is not an option, campers and staff will be required to wear a well-fitting face mask indoors.
  • Enhanced cleaning and sterilization of all program area and high touch surfaces will be completed regularly.

Winter clothing

All campers and staff are required to have warm attire for when children go outdoors. Parents are asked to send their child with boots, snow pants, winter jacket, hat and gloves to camp. Children will also require indoor shoes.


Special needs and integration

The Municipality of Port Hope, Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture invites people of all abilities to participate together in our programs and services. We strive to include everyone in the activities of an individual’s choice to enhance the quality of life for all. This year unfortunately we do not, have designated Resource Staff to assist with integration needs, and behaviour monitoring. If you have individual needs please email us to discuss options.


Camper behaviour

All camp staff are trained in Behaviour Management. Campers will be expected to engage in acceptable behaviour while at camp. Parents of campers that are unable to comply with camp rules and acceptable behaviour will be contacted and may be asked to pick their child up from camp.


Nut-sensitive environment

Due to nut allergies, we ask that NO NUTS or other nut-added products be brought to camp.


Bee Kind

The Municipality of Port Hope’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture puts a focus on campers to be kind. Resources implemented from the HIGH FIVES Principles of Healthy Child Development to problem solve and to treat one another with respect. Staff and fellow campers encourage each other to do kind things for one another and emphasize kindness.


Medications

If a child requires prescription medication on a regular basis that is to be administered at camp, please note the following procedures for sending medication to camp. 

  1. Parents must indicate at registration the type of medication, dosage and optimum time of dispense.

  2. Only send the correct dose for the week.

  3. All medications must be in its prescription bottle with the child’s name and dosage.

  4. Staff are not permitted to administer non-prescription drugs at camp.

Please email us for inquiries about absent medications. 


Camper sign in and Out

It is required that campers be signed into and out of camp on a daily basis. Photo ID will be requested. The camper may only be signed out by the authorized pickup listed with the municipality.  Please ensure you provide up to date information at the time of registration or notify us of any changes.


Sick or absent campers

Please do not send your child to camp if they are displaying signs of illness. If your child is not attending camp on a day they are registered for, please email the Day Camp Coordinator for inquiries about absent campers.

What to bring to camp

Please send your child with these items every day:
  • Lunch and Snacks

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Indoor shoes

  • Bathing suit

  • Towel

  • Skates and CSA approved helmet

  • Warm outdoor clothing (boots, hat, snowpants, gloves)

  • Extra well-fitting face masks.  All camp participants in grades 1 (as of September 1st, 2021) and above are required to wear well-fitting masks (e.g., non-medical) while indoors.

  • Backpack to carry everything

These items are not encouraged to come to camp:

  • Electronic games

  • iPods

  • Toys

  • Cameras

  • Money is not needed at camp

  • Stuffed animals

How to Register

Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration will be open February 7 until March 10. 2022. See below for different ways to register for camp:

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Online

Use our Activenet online registration system from Monday to Sunday beginning February 7, 2022. Payment is by credit card only.

Please be advised that a small service charge will be applied to all applicable online transactions. 

Register online

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Call

Call 905-885-7908 and register by phone. Registration will be open beginning February 7, 2022. Payment is by credit card only. Call 905-885-7908

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In-Person

During facility hours beginning February 7, 2022 (Jack Burger Sports Complex or Town Park Recreation Centre)

  1. Pay by cash, cheque, gift card, debit, or credit card.
  2. Make cheques payable to the Municipality of Port Hope ($25.00 charge for NSF cheques)

 All the registration details 

Below are answers to some of the most common questions for camp registration.

Changes and cancellations to registration

Changes/cancellations to registrations will be subject to a $16.75 administration fee. Refunds requested after the start of a program are subject to prorating based on classes completed at the time of request. The only exception is for refund requests that are accompanied with medical proof. We will waive the fee if the request comes with a medical note.

Subsidy support and assistance

If you are faced with financial barriers and would like your child to have a great camp experience, please email the Recreation and Culture Coordinator at the Town Park Recreation Centre to discuss assistance options. The Municipality of Port Hope, Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture is a recognized service provider for Northumberland County Children’s Services. Those in receipt of Ontario Works Child Care Benefit can choose our program.

Sick/Absent Campers

If your child is displaying signs of illness, been in contact with someone with COVID-19, travelled outside Ontario, please do not send them to camp for the consideration of other campers and staff.  Your child will have to pass the COVID-19 screening each morning to attend camp. If your child becomes ill during the camp day a parent or guardian will be required to pick up the child within an hour and your child will be placed in isolation. If your child will not be attending camp on a day that they are registered, please call the Town Park Recreation Centre at 905-885-7908 or e-mail us to notify staff.