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GAP CAMP week of July 2nd
- June 28, 2019

 

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The week of July 2nd – July 5th. (There is no camp on Statutory Holidays).

We wanted to send a quick message to go over some details about how the days will operate, and expectations for both parents and our staff.

All dates have enough High-5 trained staff on hand to meet ratio requirements, including adult ECE staff supervision.

7:30-8:00am Early Drop-Off

Children arriving early are welcome to use this time to eat breakfast, or sit quietly with a book or board game while they await the rest of the group.

Drop-off: 8:00am-8:30 Front Foyer

Parents/guardians will be required to sign children in at drop-off, and preferably advise of an approximate pick-up time as this allows us to more accurately staff the end of day. Please use this time to notify staff of any pertinent details about pick-up.

GAP will be using the Cedar Room to store their belongings over the summer. This room has cubbies and hooks, and will be locked after hours. Staff will ask your children to head to this room first thing after drop-off to hang up their items, change shoes, if necessary and get their water bottles out.

Pick-up: 4:30pm-5:00pm - Front Foyer/Gymnasium

Children will finish each day in the Gymnasium. Parents/Guardians must enter the building and sign kids out. If someone other than the listed parent(s) or Emergency Contact will be collecting children, you must notify staff before pick-up time.

*If for any reason you will be collecting a child earlier than the pick-up window, or for a brief time during the day and returning (ex. Dentist appointment) please advise staff by replying to this email with the details, or at drop-off on the day of the change.

Things to send with your child:

  • Active footwear/socks – may be left on side if children are returning the following day/week. Sandals/flip flops are fine for to-and-from pool
  • Refillable water bottle – we have a filtre/chill/fill station on-site
  • Lunch and snacks – while we are not considered a peanut free environment we do ask that you do not bring peanut butter, nuts or other nut butter products.
  • A bag – school bag style or otherwise, to contain extra clothing, lunch
  • Comfortable clothing – this is an active play program
  • Swim wear, towel, floatation device
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Please put names in anything that could be misplaced.

Please do not send toys, or special items that could be lost or damaged. If it is something your child would not want someone else touching, it isn’t appropriate to bring.

DAILY ACTIVITIES:

Each day will feature time blocks of active play, nutritional breaks, quiet reading/board games, and swimming. Daily activities are schedule to keep children engaged and entertained. Campers are expected to be able to participate in all aspects of the day. If you have any concerns, or your child is apprehensive about any aspect of the schedule please advise staff.

 

SWIMMING: The GAP Program has private access to the Lions’ Pool daily in the afternoon. Trained pool staff are on -site during this time. Participants will be required to wear a floatation device (life jacket, puddle jumper)  and remain in the shallow end until they pass a staff-administered swim test on site. There are some life jackets available to borrow. Should you, or your child, prefer not to participate in the swimming portion of the day they may sit out but must remain on-site.

Notes about individual dates:

Certain weeks throughout the summer will feature special event days (LEGO Camp, Science North, Reptile Camp). Should there be any additional items to send with your child, changes to the schedule, off-site visits we will notify you in the weekly correspondence. Should there be any additional requirements for permission forms, we will note here as well as at drop-off/pick-up.

ILLNESS:

Please advise staff should a registered not be attending due to illness, or scheduling changes.

 

A reminder that this is a ZERO TOLERANCE program to protect participants and staff against bullying, name calling, teasing, foul language and violence.  Parents will be contacted immediately should there be an incident that cannot be remedied by staff, with the expectation that the child will be picked up promptly. No refund will be provided. The full language relating to this policy was included on the registration form, and is affixed in the gymnasium.

 

GAP staff are available to respond to phone or email inquiries between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday – Friday, excluding holidays at gap@powassan.net , or 705-491-1065. You may also use the Municipality of Powassan Facebook page for inquiries.

 

Registration for additional days/weeks can be made at reception at 250 Clark Street, Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm – Cash, Debit and Cheque are accepted. Should you wish to leave registration and payment information for additional weeks/days after hours you may do so by depositing in the drop box located in the foyer, or just exterior to the main doors. Staff will contact you to confirm receipt.

 

 

 

The Municipality of Powassan
250 Clark Street PO Box 250 Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0 | Phone: 705-724-2813 | Fax: 705-724-5533 | office@powassan.net

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