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Summer Camps Registration Information

A sunny day in Kananaskis

You must be a 2014 member to register for any summer programs! Important: Unpaid fees – fees must be paid in full. Unpaid fees are sufficient cause to prevent future program registration. Camp Bonaventure & Camp Fun’zAmust registration • Begins Wednesday, March 12, 2014 5:30–6:30 pm • Participants aged 7+ years are only able to register for a maximum of 3 sessions of Camp Bonaventure. Participants under 7 years are only able to register for a maximum of 6 weeks of Camp Bonaventure. Adventurers registration • Begins Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9:00 am • Participants are only able to register for a maximum of 3 sessions of Day Trippers, two – 3 day trips, two – 4 day trips, and one – 5 day trip. Program fees • All program fees are due at the time of registration. Cash or cheque payment must be made within five business days or registration will be cancelled.

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Registration methods • By Phone at 403 508 0110 or by walk-in (online registration is not available). • Registration will continue weekdays, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, until programs are full. Voicemail messages must include all registration details. Registration is complete only when the registrar confirms your request. Important/Special information about Camp Bonaventure/Funz’Amust • A minimum deposit of $450.00 per session for Camp Bonaventure/$225 a week for Camp Funz’Amust is due at the time of registration, unless an FSCD addendum stating full coverage can be provided at the time of registration. • If you would like Between Friends to direct bill FSCD for your camp fees, an FSCD addendum is required within five business days of registration. • Between Friends will ensure that every child with a wish to attend summer camp is granted the opportunity. As a result, there are payment options, and fee assistance available. Please contact Kim at 403 508 0115 to discuss your alternatives. • All fees, as well as addendums must be submitted prior to the start of the program. Failure to do so will result in the child being turned away from the program. Cancellation policy • To cancel registration call 403 508 0110. A 15% fee will apply. Cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the start of a program will forfeit a refund. Refunds will be provided only when vacancies can be filled. • If a program is cancelled due to low attendance, you may transfer to another program if space is available or receive a full refund. We will make every effort to contact you prior to the start date of the program if cancellation is necessary. Fee assistance • Fee assistance is available for two sessions per camp. To apply, first register in the camp(s) and indicate the need for financial assistance. An application form will be provided and must be completed and returned to the main office within five business days. For more information please contact Kim at 403 508 0115. NSF policy • A charge of $40.00 applies to all NSF cheques. The NSF cheque issuer will be given 24 hours to make payments by Visa, MasterCard, money order, certified cheque, or cash, otherwise registration will be forfeited. Friends, firepit and songs what could be better?

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Conga!

Riveredge Park, 1215 - 50 Ave SW Camp Bonaventure is a fun summer day camp for children and youth, with and without disabilities. Campers experience positive social interactions while engaging in healthy lifestyle activities. They also challenge their abilities and learn new skills. Between Friends considerably subsidizes summer programs through fundraising efforts. Friends in Motion is our biggest source of subsidy for Camp Bonaventure, Camp Fun’zAmust, and Adventurers.

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Special thanks to our camp partners!


Groups Camp Bonaventure is designed for youth and teens ages 4 to 17, with or without a disability. The campers are placed into smaller groupings to facilitate age appropriate programming; this inclusive setting can be adapted to all ability levels. Through Camp Bonaventure, participants build self-esteem and develop a sense of independence and accomplishment. Campers are grouped by age to encourage interaction between peers. Remember – you can always sign up for more than one consecutive session.

Activities Camp Bonaventure focuses on healthy lifestyle activities that challenge our participant’s abilities in a safe environment. All activities are monitored by our highly trained staff and may include: horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, sailing, arts and crafts, games, overnight camp outs, campfire sing-a-longs, and much more! Please note Minnows’ activities repeat every two weeks.

Support Ratio Camp Bonaventure can accommodate campers with a 1:2 to 1:6 ratio with most groups organized into a 1:4 counselor to camper ratio. We use information collected on participant profiles to assist us in structuring ratios within our groups and in providing additional volunteer support as required. If your camper requires a 1:1 support ratio, they are welcome to attend camp with their private support aide. If you are unsure if your camper will require a private support aide, please contact Garret at 403 508 0116.

T-shirt Design Contest Your design could be on the new camper t-shirt! Submit a drawing of your favorite part of camp on an 8 ½” x 11” sheet of paper. Ensure that the artist’s name and age, his/her parent/guardian’s name, and a phone number are on a separate piece of paper submitted with your design. Send to Lindsey before April 25 by mail or email at planningcoord@betweenfriends.ab.ca. Every camper will receive a free Camp Bonaventure t-shirt!

The ickier it is, the more fun it is!

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Schedule and Fees Groups

Age groups are subject to change.

Minnows: Ages 4–6

Session Dates and Times

Before and After Care

Minnows participate in one week sessions from Monday to Friday, 10:00-3:00 pm.

Extended Minnows is Monday to Friday, 9:00-4:00 pm.

Session 1 $400: June 30-July 4

Session 2 $450

Minnows can register for a maximum of 6 sessions; a $225 deposit is required at registration. All other groups can register for a maximum of 3 sessions; a $450 deposit is required at registration.

Session 2 $400: July 7-11

If your camper requires 1:1 support, he or she must have the same support for Before and After Care.

Session 1 $450

Session 4 $400: July 21-25

Session 7 $450

Session 1 July 3 from 8:30-9:30 pm

No overnights, be sure to attend our Campfire!

Campers spend the night at camp sleeping in a tent. Leaders are always there for campers throughout the night.

Session 2 July 10 from 7:30-8:30 pm

Session 4 July 24 from 7:30-8:30 pm

Session 4 $450 Session 5 $450

Overnight

Campers enjoy a sing-a-long, games and other activities. Parents and caregivers are always welcome and are encouraged to attend. If your Minnows or Chipmunks camper attend, parents and caregivers must also attend to supervise them.

Session 3 July 17 from 8:30-9:30 pm

Session 3 $450

Session 3 $400: July 14-18

Campfire

Session 5 July 31 from 8:30-9:30 pm

Session 6 $360

Session 6 August 7 from 7:30-8:30 pm

Session 8 $450

Session 5 $400: July 28-August 1

Session 7 August 14 from 8:30-9:30 pm

Session 6 $315: August 5-8

Session 8 August 21 from 7:30-8:30 pm

(No camp on Heritage Day, August 4) Session 7 $400: August 11-15 Session 8 $400: August 18-22

Chipmunks: Ages 7-8

Chipmunks attend two week sessions from Monday to Friday (no weekends), 9:00-4:00 pm. Session 1 $900: June 30-July 11

Additional fees for Before Care from 7:30-9:00 am are $60 per week and After Care from 4:00-5:30 pm are $60 per week.

See Minnows campfire dates above

Session 2 $900: July 14-25 Session 3 $810: July 28-August 8 (No camp on Heritage Day, August 4) Session 4 $900: August 11-22

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No overnights, be sure to attend our Campfire!


Schedule and Fees (continued) Groups

Age groups are subject to change.

Otters:

Ages 9–10

Badgers:

Ages 11–12

Wolverines: Ages 13–14

Coyotes:

Ages 14–15

Session Dates and Times

Before and After Care

Otters, Badgers, Wolverines, Coyotes and Grizzlies attend two week sessions from Monday to Friday (no weekends), 9:00-4:00 pm.

Additional fees for Before Care from 7:30-9:00 am are $60 per week and After Care from 4:00-5:30 pm are $60 per week.

Groups can register for a maximum of 3 sessions; a $450 deposit is required at registration.

If your camper requires 1:1 support, he or she must have the same support for Before and After Care.

Session 1 $900: June 30-July 11 Session 2 $900: July 14-25

Campfire

Overnight

Otters, Badgers and Wolverines share the same campfire dates and times. Session 1 July 10 from 7:30-8:30 pm

Otters, Badgers and Wolverines share the same overnight dates. Pick up is at 10:00 am the next day.

Session 2 July 24 from 7:30-8:30 pm

Session 1 July 10-11 Session 2 July 24-25

Session 3 August 7 from 7:30-8:30 pm

Session 3 August 7-8

Campers enjoy a sing-a-long, games and other activities. Parents and caregivers are always welcome and are encouraged to attend. If your Minnows or Chipmunks camper attend, parents and caregivers must also attend to supervise them.

Session 4 August 21 from 7:30-8:30 pm

Session 3 $810: July 28-August 8 (No camp on Heritage Day, August 4)

Coyotes and Grizzlies share the same campfire dates and times.

Session 4 $900: August 11-22

Session 1 July 3 from 8:30-9:30 pm

Grizzlies: Ages 16–17

Campers spend the night at camp sleeping in a tent. Leaders are always there for campers throughout the night.

Session 4 August 21-22

Coyotes and Grizzlies share the same overnight dates. Pick up is at 10:00 am the next day. Session 1 July 3-4

Session 2 July 17 from 8:30-9:30 pm

Session 2 July 17-18

Session 3 July 31 from 8:30-9:30 pm

Session 4 August 14-15

Session 4 August 14 from 8:30-9:30 pm

Time for a chat

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Session 3 July 31-August 1


Rocket and Jake

I.C.A.N! Camps are offered in partnership with local community camps. Participants enroll in the community camp of their choice and participate without specialized support. Partner Camp Leaders will provide the majority of guidance for your child; however, a Between Friends trained Recreation Inclusion Coordinator (RIC) will be located at each camp for the entire summer to support the inclusion process.

Who Can Participate I.C.A.N! Camp participants must be a Between Friends’ member. Members of all ages can participate as long as the partner camp offers programs for your age group. Members must have an interest and desire to participate in activities, and be comfortable with minimal support in a larger than typical ratio. It is recommended that members attend Camp Bonaventure if they need a higher level of guidance than inclusion camps provide.

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Special thanks to our program partner!


Recreation Inclusion Coordinator (RIC) The RIC supports Partner Camp Leaders by providing tips and techniques to create an inclusive environment. Before the start of camp, the RIC will provide training to their designated partner facility to educate staff on the inclusion process and best practices. The RIC will also be monitoring the inclusion process throughout each day at camp and be available to all staff for support.

I.C.A.N! Camp Registration Spaces are limited in each I.C.A.N! Partner Camp so register early. Between Friends offers RIC services for 1-6 weeks of inclusion camps, based on availability. For more information, contact Garret at 403 508 0117. To register for I.C.A.N! Camps: 1. Choose the I.C.A.N! Partner Camp of your choice. 2. Register with the I.C.A.N! Partner Camp and pay fees accordingly. There is no cost for Between Friends’ RIC services thanks to a grant from Cenovus Energy. 3. Provide Between Friends with full details of your registration (This information is required to coordinate a RIC). 4. A week prior to camp, the RIC will be in contact to discuss the inclusion process, the participant’s abilities, and how to best meet their needs at camp.

Tree pose - do I resemble a pine?

Inclusive Camp Partners The following is a list of camps that the I.C.A.N! model has previously been applied to and/or is currently able to create an inclusive camp experience: Calgary Zoo Summer Camp Southland & Village Square Leisure Centres YMCA Summer Camps Eau Claire, Crowfoot, Shawnessy, Saddletowne, Riveredge, South Health Campus Talisman Centre Heritage Park Telus Spark Okotoks Recreation Centre Airdrie Genesis Place Winsport Canada Pedalheads Bicycle Camps Please do not hesitate to contact our Membership Coordinator, Garret Dawson, if you have any questions regarding I.C.A.N! Camps.

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The creative muse can strike anywhere

Camp Fun’zAmust is a residential camp offered in partnership with Easter Seals Camp Horizon. It is designed for youth, teens and young adults with and without disabilities. Between Friends is pleased to announce we are able to provide two camps grouped by age in 2014! Between Friends and Easter Seals Camp Horizon staff are skilled in providing a safe and enriching environment that is inclusive for participants of all abilities. Camp Fun’zAmust is wheelchair accessible. Dates: Fun’zAmust Children and Teens Ages 7-16 (Sunday, July 27 – Saturday, August 2) Fun’zAmust Young Adults Ages 17-24 (Sunday, July 6 – Saturday, July 12) Cost: $650.00

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Special thanks to our program partner!


Activities may include: Giant Swing Climbing and Traverse Walls High and Low Ropes Courses River Rafting Swimming Hiking and Backpacking Field Games

This is where I belong!

Beach Volleyball

Transportation To and From Camp Fun’zAmust We request that parents and guardians drop-off and pick-up their children at Easter Seals Camp Horizon. Further directions to and from camp will be provided in the Parent Package following registration. This year, each camp will start Sunday evening at 7:00 pm. Please note, Access Calgary will not provide transportation to Camp Fun’zAmust at Easter Seals Camp Horizon, which is located 40 minutes southwest of Calgary, just 10 km southwest of Bragg Creek on Highway 66. Please let us know if transportation will not be possible for your family.

About Easter Seals Camp Horizon • Offers specialized spring and summer camps for children & adults with staff ratios of 1:1 to 1:3. • Safe, adapted and supportive environment. Outdoor pursuit activities allow participants to maximize their potential and experience personal growth and empowerment. • Takes pride in providing life changing experiences to Albertans of all abilities with professional staff and volunteers who are enthusiastic, energetic, responsible, and fun! • All of their programs are physically, emotionally, and socially therapeutic.

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Proud to be a friend in motion!

Friends in Motion: Bowl-A-Thon September 2014 Between Friends is very excited to be hosting our 1st Annual Friends in Motion: Bowl-A-Thon! All funds raised from this event will directly support the quality programming we offer for children, youth, and adults with disabilities. This is a new and exciting event to complement our Friends in Motion event held each winter. The Bowl-A-Thon is a team based event. Teams of 4 will partner up with 2 Between Friends participants and take to the alley and compete against each other for the best bowling score and the most funds raised in support of Between Friends. The entry fee for this event is $1,000.00, but teams are encouraged to challenge themselves and their peers to raise more for Between Friends. Every strike, spare, or gutter ball goes a long way to ensure that Between Friends creates opportunities for an inclusive atmosphere for our members.

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Scotiabank Marathon Sunday, June 1 As one of the charities registered with the Scotiabank Marathon, registrants can choose to participate in the Charity Challenge and raise funds for Between Friends in addition to challenging themselves to reach a personal goal. Both runners and walkers are welcome. Distances include: full marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, and a Kid’s Marathon! More information and the Between Friends entry code will be available soon!

Between Friends Charity Golf Classic Monday, July 14 Over recent years, this fundraising event has grown to be the largest event for Between Friends. Golfers, both experienced and new, have the opportunity to enjoy a day of golf at the private Pinebrook Golf and Country Club, followed by an amazing evening of good food, great company, and amazing generosity. Between Friends Members & their guests can register for our tournament at a preferred rate of $250.00 per golfer. The regular rate per golfer is $400.00.

Summer’s End Celebration Thursday, August 21 (Date Subject to Change) We invite all of our campers from all of our sessions to enjoy an evening with their family, friends, fellow campers, and our camp sponsors. The event will include activities for all ages, a complimentary BBQ with all the fixings, and perhaps a camp song or two! We hope to see you there to help us celebrate the end of another amazing summer! Lining up the perfect putt

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important dates Wednesday Saturday Thursday Wednesday Friday Friday Monday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Sunday Monday Thursday TBA

March 12 March 15 March 27 April 2 April 4 April 18 April 21 April 23 April 24 May 24 June 1 July 14 August 21 September

Registration for Camp Bonaventure & Camp Fun’zAmust St. Patrick’s Day Dance Winter W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs End Registration for Spring/Summer W.E.S.O.A.R! Vacationers Summer Trips on our website Office Closed: Good Friday Office closed: Easter Monday Registration for Vacationers Summer Trips Registration for Adventurers Annual Awards & AGM Scotiabank Marathon Between Friends Charity Golf Classic Summer’s End Celebration Friends in Motion: Bowl-A-Thon

Suzanne Jackett

Katie Fipke

Anoush Newman

Travis Kerr

Linda Anderson

Cindy Neufeld

CEO sjackett@betweenfriends.ab.ca 403 508 0112

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Director of Operations anewman@betweenfriends.ab.ca 403 508 0114

Fund Development Assistant lnanderson@betweenfriends.ab.ca 403 930 3851

Garret Dawson

Membership Coordinator gdawson@betweenfriends.ab.ca 403 508 0117

Breanne Dunlop

Volunteer Coordinator bdunlop@betweenfriends.ab.ca 403 930 3852 info@betweenfriends.ab.ca

Kelsey Claeys

Events Coordinator kclaeys@betweenfriends.ab.ca 403 930 3850

Charitable Registration No: 11921 7925 RR0001

Zahra Bhatia

Community Connector zbhatia@betweenfriends.ab.ca

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Personnel Coordinator kfipke@betweenfriends.ab.ca 403 508 0113

Membership and Office Assistant tkerr@betweenfriends.ab.ca 403 269 9133

Fund Development and Communication Lead (contract) cneufeld@betweenfriends.ab.ca 403 296 0257

Kim Picone

Operations Coordinator kpicone@betweenfriends.ab.ca 403 508 0115

Lindsey Nielsen

Planning Coordinator lnielsen@betweenfriends.ab.ca 403 508 0119

Kathleen Whelan

Human Resources Lead kwhelan@betweenfriends.ab.ca 403 508 0111


2014 Camp Bonaventure Program Guide