SUMMER CAMP - Town of Richmond Hill THE RIGHT SUMMER CAMP Make the decision together with your child! Your involvement can help them eagerly look forward to

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  • Tuesday, July 4 - Friday, September 1, 2017

    Welcome to an exciting year of Summer Camps in Richmond Hill! Our camp programs are designed to meet the varied interests, learning styles and developmental needs of your children and teens.

    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION Thursday, February 2 - Thursday, February 9, 2017

    SAVE 5% on the cost of select Summer




    Make the decision together with your child! Your involvement can help them eagerly look forward to camp. To start, answer the following questions:What are your childs interests and goals? For most, the number one reason to participate is fun, followed closely by the desire to learn new skills and to be with or make new friends.

    Is your child ready?Different ages mean different stages of development. One four-year-old can be ready for a full-day camp experience, while another is more content at a half-day camp.

    What are your goals?Are you looking for creative experiences for your child? A learning experience? An opportunity for skill development? Consider practical logistics, such as scheduling and location. Optional camp services, like the Before and After Camp Program, may help facilitate your decision.




    Table of ContentsPages 1-3 How to Choose a Summer Camp, Summer Camp Registration and Things You Need to Know Page 4Whats Offered Where.

    Pages 5-6Integration for Campers with Disabilities and Adventure SeriesPage 7Camp DUwanaPages 8-9Dance, Visual Arts & TheatrePages 10-11General Camps and Birthday Party PackagesPages 12-14Science & TechnologyPages 15-17Sports Camp Pages 18-19Teen Camps and Leadership Development CoursesPage 20Early Bird Registration &Summer Playground Drop-InProgramPage 21Volunteer and EmploymentOpportunitiesPage 22Summer Skating Programs &Before & After Camps

    Pages 23-25Community AdvertisingBack CoverSummer Swim Schedule

    WEEK DATE 1* Tue Jul 4 - Fri Jul 7 (excluding Mon Jul 3) 2 Mon Jul 10 - Fri Jul 14 3 Mon Jul 17 - Fri Jul 21 4 Mon Jul 24 - Fri Jul 28 5 Mon Jul 31 - Fri Aug 4 6* Tue Aug 8 - Fri Aug 11 (excluding Mon Aug 7) 7 Mon Aug 14 - Fri Aug 18 8 Mon Aug 21 - Fri Aug 25 9 Mon Aug 28 - Fri Sep 1 A* Tue Jul 4 - Fri Jul 14 (excluding Mon Jul 3) B Mon Jul 17 - Fri Jul 28 C* Mon Jul 31 - Fri Aug 11 (excluding Mon Aug 7) D Mon Aug 14 - Fri Aug 25

  • Visit follow the on-screen instructions.

    You will need a Client Barcode and an Account PIN to register by Internet or phone. If you have previously registered for a Richmond Hill program or membership, you can obtain this information by calling 905-771-8870 during regular business hours. If this will be your fi rst time registering for a Richmond Hill program, please create a new account at prior to the fi rst day of registration. Your account information will be emailed to you within one business day. Please refer to the General Information pages in the Community Recreation Guide for information about Richmond Hills Registration, Withdrawal and Refund policies.

    Resident registration begins: Thursday, February 2 Non-resident registration begins: Friday, February 10. All processing starts at 7 a.m.

    CONTACT USOn the fi rst day of each camp week, you will receive an information package outlining all of the activities planned for that camp. If you have questions or concerns during the camp week, speak with the camp staff on site, or contact one of the following staff:

    EARLY BIRDREGISTRATIONEarly Bird Registration is a special offer that allows you to save 5% on the cost of select Summer Camps. Register between Thursday, February 2 and Thursday, February 9, 2017 to save!Go to page 20 for the list of camps eligible for the discount or visit for more information.

    REGISTRATION INFORMATIONSign up for Summer Camp programs using any of these registration methods:

    and follow the on-screen instructions.

    1. INTERNET:

    Call 905-771-7545 and follow the voice instructions.

    2. PHONE (TouchTone):

    Mail or deliver completed registration form to your local community centre or the main Municipal Offi ces.


    Summer Camp Coordinator 905-787-1441, ext. 223

    Outdoor Recreation & Challenge Course Camps 905-773-4630, ext. 223

    Teen Programs 905-882-4295, ext. 3154

    Heritage/Archaeology Camps 905-737-1818, ext. 6007

    Theatre Camps 905-787-8471, ext. 228





  • HARMONIZED SALES TAX (HST) Where applicable, HST is included in the listed program fees.

    NEW PROGRAMThis symbol indicates new programs.

    THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW...What to Bring to CampPlease send your child to camp with the following: A water bottle A lunch and two snacks Sunscreen A hat Extra clothing

    (including a raincoat) Swimsuit and a towel

    Please ensure all your childs personal belongings are labelled with their name.

    Lunches and SnacksCampers are required to bring their own lunch, snacks, and extra drinks. Foods should not require refrigeration or a microwave. Due to the number of participants who have severe food-related allergies, food restrictions must be communicated on the fi rst day of camp.

    Pick-up and drop-offChildren must be dropped off and picked up in the area designated for their camp, which is clearly marked at each facility. In order to ensure maximum safety, parents/guardians will be required to sign in and sign out campers each day. If you give permission for another person to pick up your child, an Authorized Participant Pick-Up and Sign Out Form will need to be completed. These forms are available prior to and during camp. I.D. may be requested upon picking up a camper.

    ALLERGY ALERT:Peanuts, peanut butter, nuts and all foods containing nut by-products are NOT permitted at camp. If you are unsure, please contact camp staff.

    WristbandsOn the fi rst day of camp, identifi cation bands will be placed on the wrists of each camper. These wristbands will assist staff in identifying children who are part of Richmond Hills camp.

    Please do NOT remove this band from your childs wrist until their camp is over.

  • Camp HoursUnless otherwise stated, camps operate between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. If needed, Before and After Camp Programs are offered. Please refer to page 22 for specifi c details.

    Late FeesUnless otherwise stated, camp ends at 4 p.m. and After Camp Programs end at 6 p.m. For every 15 minutes that you are late picking up your child, you will be charged $8 per child.

    0-15 minutes ................................$816-30 minutes .......................... $1631-45 minutes .......................... $2446-60 minutes ............................$32

    Campers must be the required age BEFORE the start of the camp.

    Camp Age RequirementsEach program description lists the specifi c age requirements that need to be met by all campers.

    ToiletingChildren must be fully toilet-trained to attend all programs that do not require parent/guardian participation.

    AbsencesIf your child is going to be absent from camp, please notify the camp location.

    Parent Contact InformationFor your childs protection, it is extremely important that your emergency information is up-to-date. Please make sure the camp staff have the correct phone numbers to contact you.

    Please make sure your emergency information is up-to-date.


    Medical InformationHealth and safety are priorities for Richmond Hill. Please ensure your childs information is accurate by completing the medical information portion on your Registration Form. Campers who require prescribed medication at camp must complete a Participant Allergy & Medication Form. These forms are available prior to and during camp. Medication must be prescribed by a physician and must be stored in original containers. The medication will kept in a locked box in the camp offi ce. If your child develops a communicable disease during camp (e.g. pink eye), please inform staff immediately. This will allow us to inform other participants so they can take the necessary precautions.

    Swimming/Waterpark ActivitiesWhen a camp indicates swimming (children aged 9 to 14) or waterpark activities (children aged 6 to 8) and the camp location does not have a pool or a suitable waterpark, children will be transported by bus to a nearby Richmond Hill pool (supervised by certifi ed Lifeguards) or a nearby waterpark (supervised by camp staff). Swimming and waterpark activities will occur once a week.

    Please dress your child appropriately on rainy days.

    Field TripsCamps that indicate fi eld trips as part of their program will not offer alternate on-site activities. Field trips require the campers to take a bus to get to the specifi ed destination. Field trips will occur once a week unless otherwise stated.

    Rainy DaysThe sun doesnt have to be shining for your child to have a good time at camp! All camp programs will continue during inclement weather.

    Humidex WarningsAll camps will continue during humidex warnings; however, activities will be moved indoors to a more moderate climate and programs will be adjusted for indoor conditions.

  • Camp StaffCamp staff are carefully selected based on their former experiences working with children, along with their display of enthusiasm, strong leadership skills and sound judgment.Qualifi cations for camp staff include: Pre-camp training sessions; Current Standard First Aid and CPR C; CIT/LIT Certifi cation or equivalent; High Five: Principles of Healthy Child

    Development Certifi cation; and Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check

    Lost or Stolen ArticlesRichmond Hill is not responsible for any damages, or the loss or theft of any personal property brought into our facilities.

    Please leave valuable itemsat home.

    Need information on Registration, Withdrawal & Refund policies? Read this information.

    Camp CancellationRegister early to help ensure your camp of choice will run. If we do not have enough registrants for a camp, it will be cancelled. If we cancel a camp you have registered for, we will contact you to help you choose a different camp. If we cannot fi nd another camp that meets your needs, we will issue you a full refund within four weeks of the cancellation.

    Withdrawal & Refund PolicyFor information about Richmond Hills Registration and Withdrawal & Refund policies, refer to the General Information pages in the Community Recreation Guide available at or your local community centre.

    Development Certifi cation; Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check


    Kindercamp Playscapes Mad Science Hot Shots

    TenTen Tennis Live on Location



    ELGIN BARROW ARENA Computer Camp

    ELGIN WEST COMMUNITY CENTRE Kindercamp Playscapes Hot Shots Live on Location


    Lets Create Together Camp

    Archaeology Adventures


    Camp Peak Camp Rock On Computer Camp

    Comic Book Hero Camp

    Roads and Ropes Camp


    Camp Dino Adventure


    LANGSTAFF COMMUNITY CENTRE Kindercamp Playscapes Musical Theatre -

    Acting 101 Musical Theatre Jr. RHCPA Fairy Tale


    Intro to Musical Theatre

    Archery Camp Teen Badminton Camp Bike Camp On the Road

    Outtrip Club Leader in Training

    Camp Jr. and Sr.

    Playscapes Hot Shots Live on Location


  • OAK RIDGES COMMUNITY CENTRE Kindercamp Playscapes

    Camp Adirondack

    PHYLLIS RAWLINSON PARK Archery Adventure

    Camp Backpack Buddies

    The Great Outdoors- Adventure Addition

    Wilderness Camp


    Broadway Bound Jr. Broadway Bound Sr.

    RICHMOND GREEN SPORTS CENTRE Earth Rangers Basketball Sports Camp Girls Sports


    Elite Soccer Development

    Introduction to Soccer Camp

    Sportball Soccer Goalkeeper

    Development Camp

    RICHVALE COMMUNITY CENTRE Extreme Sports Camp Kidz Rock Camp Camp DUWana Hot Shots

    Mad Science The Great Outdoors RHLC Summer Camp Playground Drop-in


    Camp Visual Arts Creative Expression

    Camp Dance

    Tennis Camp Chef of Richmond Hill

    Camp The Loft

    THE WAVE POOL Computer Camp

    Sports Camp Girls Sports

  • INTEGRATION SERVICES FOR CAMPERS WITH DISABILITIESRichmond Hill provides positive integrated camp experiences for children with disabilities.

    Please carefully consider the needs of your child when making your camp choice as an integrated camp setting may not be appropriate for all children with disabilities. Before you register, please call us to discuss your childs needs and your support requests at 905-884-0855, ext. 223.

    If your child requires extra support, arrangements for assistance can be made with one of our Integration Counsellors or with one of our enthusiastic volunteers. Please note that there is an additional fee for children who require the support of a paid Integration Counsellor.

    Many children with disabilities may be eligible for funding through the Ministry of Community and Social Services Special Services at Home (SSAH) Program. Inquiries regarding SSAH can be made through the Ministrys offi ce in Aurora at 905-868-8900.

    Please be advised that our Integration Counsellors receive training in working with individuals with disabilities but do not have professional qualifi cations in this fi eld.

    Richmond Hill provides positive integrated camp experiences for children with disabilities.

    If your child requires extra support, arrangements for assistance can be made with one

  • Archery Adventure CampCampers will be introduced to the exciting world of archery. Campers will learn the fundamental skills while instructors offer step-by-step instructions on proper tips and techniques. Campers will also engage in various activities such as campfi re cookouts, crafts and much more. All archery equipment will be supplied.Phyllis Rawlinson 8 - 12 $142/ 4 1* 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 642876

    Phyllis Rawlinson 8 - 12 $177/ 5 2 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 642877

    Phyllis Rawlinson 8 - 12 $177/ 5 4 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 642878

    Phyllis Rawlinson 8 - 12 $142/ 4 6* 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 642879

    Backpack BuddiesBackpack Buddies offers a welcoming environment for preschoolers to begin their fi rst outdoor journey. Preschoolers will make friends while discovering the forest, meadows, ponds, and creeks of Phyllis Rawlinson Park. In the camps natural setting, children will learn about the environment and develop their own sense of wonder and respect for it by building insect villages, constructing shelters, playing animal games, and creating eco crafts.Phyllis Rawlinson 4 - 6 $91.50/ 5 3 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 642874

    Phyllis Rawlinson 4 - 6 $91.50/ 5 8 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 642875

    Camp AdirondackDuring this camp, kids will participate in active outdoor experiences, games, theme days, campfi res, outings, and arts...


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