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SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION HANDBOOK


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION HANDBOOK

WELCOME

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DAYS OF OPERATION

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PROGRAMS

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DROP OFF/ PICK-UP

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EARLY DROP-OFF/ LATE PICK-UP

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CAMPER HEALTH

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SWIMMING

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BREAKFAST, LUNCH & SNACKS

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WHAT TO BRING

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BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES

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CONTACT

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PROGRAM OPTIONS

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SPECIAL NEEDS

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RED CROSS SWIMMING PROGRAMS

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DROP IN PROGRAM

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Boys & Girls Club of London 184 Horton St, London ON N6B 1K8 Phone: (519) 434-9114 Fax: (519) 432-9306 www.bgclondon.ca


1 WELCOME PARENTS, GUARDIANS, & CAMPERS: Welcome to another great summer at the Boys & Girls Club of London. We are pleased to offer many activities, trips and special events for our campers. Here is some information to help you get ready for camp!

DATES OF OPERATION Week

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Tuesday July 2nd 2013 Monday July 8th 2013 Monday July 15th 2013 Monday July 22nd 2013 Monday July 29th 2013 Tuesday August 6th 2013 Monday August 12th 2013 Monday August 19th 2013 Monday August 26th 2013

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Friday July 5th 2013 Friday July 12th 2013 Friday July 19th 2013 Friday July 26th 2013 Friday August 2nd 2013 Friday August 9th 2013 Friday August 16th 2013 Friday August 23rd 2013 Friday August 30th 2013

Please note: Not all camp programs run every week. Please refer to program information on Page 5 to see which week each program runs.

PROGRAMS The Boys & Girls Club of London offers a variety of summer camp programs for ages 5-15. Each camp runs Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with drop-off between 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and pick-up between 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Options for early drop-off and late pick-up can be found on Page 2. A description of the various summer camp programs we offer can be found on Page 5. All Camp Programs Cost: $15.00 per child, per week. Cost: $160 members / $170 non-members *Cost includes lunch and two snacks every day*


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DROP-OFF/ PICK-UP Campers are to sign into the Club every morning in their home room between 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. If you arrive late (past 9 a.m.), the parent/guardian is responsible for taking the child to the camp’s location if out of the building. Campers are picked up back at their homerooms between 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Subject to change: the homerooms for each camp are: All Stars – GYM – 1ST floor Shooting Stars – GYM – 1st floor Outdoor Adventure (O.A.)– FREEMASONS RM–2nd FL Bust A Move 101 GREEN ROOM – 2nd fl Just For Girls – GREEN ROOM – 2nd fl Art Camp – CRAFT ROOM – 2nd floor Drama Camp – MUSIC ROOM – 2nd floor Kamp I Direct (K.I.D.) – FAMILY ROOM – lower level Splashworks Camp – BOARD ROOM – 2nd floor Science Fun Camp – MAP – 3rd floor Fun with Facts and Figures Camp – MAP 3rd floor Please Note: For your child’s safety, children must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian. IMPORTANT - At pick up, all individuals are required to show Government issued IDENTIFICATION. If your child needs to sign themselves in or out, please speak with the Camp Director – ext 238, prior to the start of camp. All individuals who are permitted to pick up your child must be on the registration form. If they are not, the child will remain at the Boys & Girls Club so please ensure that registration AND the Camp Coordinator / Camp Director are aware of any changes/additions of people who are allowed to pick up your child. Camp Overnight – Thursday July 18. Cost is $15, must pre-register- 30 spaces each night.

EARLY DROP-OFF/ LATE PICK-UP If you require early drop off (7:30-8 a.m.) or late pick up (55:30 p.m.), it is available at a cost of $3.00 per child per session (please pay at the booth), and your child can be picked up and dropped off in the gym. There is a fee of $ 5.00 per child every fifteen minutes after 5:30 p.m. If you know you will be late, please call the Club to report delays.


CAMPER HEALTH If your child requires medication, please give it directly to the Coordinator in the original container and fill out a ‘Permission to Self Administer Medication’ Form. The BGCL does its best to keep nut products out but cannot guarantee “nut-free”

SWIMMING Every day, each camp has scheduled swim times – refer to weekly calendar for particular camp. Life jackets are required for non-swimmers and swimmers ages 6 and under. Qualified lifeguards are always on duty and all counsellors swim with the campers. Swim lesson sessions are available for campers; please refer to the Summer Camp brochure for more information.

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, & SNACKS The Breakfast Club will be available at the tables outside of the Music Room to feed your hungry camper every morning from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. for only $2.00. Morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack are provided for every camper. Please list food allergies but do not list dislikes, we cannot accommodate individually. The 2 week lunch menu will be available shortly.

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4 WHAT TO BRING • Bathing suit and towel in a knapsack that they must carry themselves • Comfortable clothes and running shoes ( please: no flip flops) • Bottle of Sunscreen / Hat / Bug repellent / Frozen water bottle *Please DO NOT bring: money to camp (excluding money for breakfast club) or any valuables (Music or game systems - DS, MP3, PSP, IPOD, cell phones, etc) or any gaming cards. The Boys & Girls Club of London is not responsible if these items are lost or stolen. If children bring these items, the Coordinator will hold onto them until home time.

BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES Camp is supposed to be fun and safe for everyone! We strongly encourage children to actively participate in the camp program, listen to the counsellors and follow the rules and schedule. Please note that if there are behavioural issues with your child a Behaviour Form will be filled out by the Camp Coordinator. If the behaviour is a serious occurrence, the parent/guardian or emergency contact will be called to pick up your child from wherever the camp is located at that time. If your child is suspended from the camp for either the rest of the day or week, you cannot receive a refund of any camp money you have paid for the week.

CONTACT Your cooperation in these matters is greatly appreciated! Any questions regarding registration, please visit the Information Booth. Any other questions or concerns about camp, please notify the Camp Coordinator or Director of Day Camps.


SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS 2013

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Arts Adventure Ages 5 -13 Offered weeks 1 – 5 & 7 - 8 Campers will explore, create, learn and experiment through drawing, painting and sculpture. Children are guided by their imagination as they work with different mediums to create their own masterpieces. Campers will also participate in group games, swimming and Afternoon Adventure at the Club. Bust a Move 101 Ages 5 - 13 Offered weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 & 8 This is an introduction to dance and other fitness activities, with a traditional summer camp experience. Be prepared to learn contemporary dance, current hip hop and other styles. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, children are taught through progression in a positive learning environment. Other activities include swimming, Club activities and out trips. Fun With Facts & Figures Camp Ages 8 – 13 Offered week 1 & 2 The FUN comes in the way of sports, arts and crafts, science experiments and daily trips in the community. Staff will use new and innovative methods to develop an enjoyable understanding of reading and mathematics, including the London Free Press and Financial Literacy. We encourage all Club members and M.A.P. students to attend this camp for a creative and exciting experience. *Those who sign up for one of these weeks, will receive a free week Discovery Western Science and Engineering at BGCL from August 6-9. Just for Girls Camp Ages 5-13 Offered Weeks 3 & 8 NEW CAMP! An all girls’ camp is a unique opportunity for girls to be in a supportive and learning environment where girls can be more themselves. The female counselors help them to learn, grow and challenge themselves, in a nurturing place. This camp is just for girls; to help them build self-confidence and skills, enhance self-esteem and ability of girls particularly in areas where activities like sports and adventure may have been intimidating in a co-ed environment. Activities include sports, swimming, out-trips, daily discussions of girls’ topics, games and activities.


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Kamp I Direct - K.I.D. Ages 7 - 13 Offered weeks 1 - 9 This camp provides campers the opportunity to make some selections of what activities they will participate in. At the beginning of the day, there are 3 program choices planned. These include sports, small groups activities like crafts, science fun, cooking, indoor/outdoor games and team building exercises. Campers also enjoy a daily routine of swimming, camp wide games, activity rooms at the Club and out trips. Drama Rama Ages 7 - 13 Offered weeks 2-5 & 7 - 9 Following a different script each session, these campers will shine as they learn the ins and outs of the theatre. Fun-filled activities include drama workshops, prop and set design, improvisation, group games, and swimming. At the end of each session, campers will entertain others with a special theatrical production. No previous acting experience required. Everyone is a star! Outdoor Adventure Junior Ages 5-8 & Senior Ages 9 -13 Offered weeks 1 - 9 This camp combines indoor activities at the Club such as swimming, computers and outdoor interests at various locations like fishing, canoeing, hiking, outdoor cooking and a weekly out-trip. Those who love nature and being outside will explore through environmental studies and fun activities. All Stars Camp Ages 9 - 13 Offered weeks 1 - 9 Campers will develop the skills necessary to play a variety of sports, including soccer, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse and baseball. Campers will receive sport instruction, work on skill and leadership development, enjoy friendly competition, swim, and play a variety of fun-filled camp games.


7 Shooting Stars Ages 5 - 8 Offered weeks 1 - 9 Similar to All Stars, this camp is for the budding athletes! Campers are introduced to a variety of sports each week. Children focus on fair play, skill development and physical activity in a fun and safe environment. An out trip, swimming, large group games and activities at the Club are included each week. Splashworks Camp Ages 9 - 15 Offered weeks 2, 4 7 & 8 This camp is a great way to have fun and develop skills to become a more confident swimmer. Each day focuses on water safety knowledge, strength, endurance and conditioning through daily swim instruction. Lifeguard techniques and skill drills are taught by qualified swim instructors at a variety of levels. Dry-land activities included. Summer Science Camp Ages 8-14 Offered weeks 3 & 4 NEW CAMP! Summer Science camp takes science beyond the school curriculum; sparking children, interest in science, encourage their curiosity and building their confidence and skills. Every day the campers will participate and will enjoy science exploration, take in science demonstration, take on science challenges with hands on projects. Projects examples: make lava in a cup, blobs in a bottle, make plastic milk and more.

CAMPERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Campers with Special Needs are welcome here! The Boys & Girls Club of London provides integrated camp opportunities for children with special needs. Specially trained staff provide the individual support, encouragement and care your child may need. Families and children are interviewed and matched with the Inclusion staff who will best meet your child’s needs. Parents/Guardians must complete the special needs supplementary form. For more information, please contact the Inclusion Co-ordinator at 519-434-9115 Ext. 242. Supported by: Intake process from children with special needs: 1. Camp Registration and Special Needs Supplementary. Forms must be completed by: April 28 for July sessions, May 27 for August sessions. 2. Parents will be contacted by the Inclusion Co-ordinator for a telephone intake and one to one interview at the Club. 3. Based on acceptance the camper will be registered in camp and payment is made at this time. 4. Each child may initially register for TWO WEEKS OF CAMP, allowing opportunities for oth-


8 RED CROSS SWIMMING PROGRAMS The Red Cross offers Canada’s largest and most recognized swimming and water safety programs! The Boys & Girls Club of London is proud to offer Red Cross Swim Program this summer! Four sessions from Monday to Thursday each with 8 lessons will be offered. Preschool Levels - Monday to Thursday Starfish (4 - 15 months) Duck (16 - 24 months) Sea Turtle/ Salamander ( 25 months - 5yrs) Price: Member $40; Non-members $45 Kids Levels 1-10 - Monday to Thursday Price: Campers $35; Member $40; Non-members $45

DROP-IN PROGRAM AFTERNOON ADVENTURE Monday to Friday, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A drop-in program offered for children up to age 16 (children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult who is 16 yrs of age or older). Come join us for activities such as ball and whiffle ball rooms, swimming, computers, gym and special events. The cost is $3.00 for visitors (including adults) and members* are free. *Activity passes are available for only $45.00 for summer drop in programs and weekend drop in programs during the school year.


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