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Summer Day Camp at the Vollmer Complex

Since 2008, we have been proud to offer summer day camp for children aged 4 to 12 years at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex. We have developed a unique summer experience for your child. Our facility, which is situated on 200 acres of land, includes a splashpad and accessible playground, ice rinks, an indoor wave pool and water slide, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, trails, a retention pond, event amphitheatre and more. Our mission statement is to provide a safe, healthy and friendly environment for children to have fun while developing life skills such as teamwork, friendship, respect, problem solving and creativity.

Summer Day Camp Groups

All camp participants are enrolled into the age-appropriate group at registration. Participants are separated by age category for supervision, safety and age-related programming. Although there are separate groups, the entire camp may interact briefly with each other throughout the day or week.

Kinder Camp (ages 4 - 5)

All campers aged 4 and 5 years will join our kinder camp. This camp is separate from the rest of our camp and focuses on age-appropriate games and activities. Our kinder camp is situated in the Multipurpose Room A, across from Rink B.

Camp (ages 6 - 12)

Campers will have the opportunity to create art projects, participate in science experiments and engage in DPA (Daily Physical Activity) every day! Our campers will be participating in outdoor and indoor activities located on the Vollmer complex grounds including swimming indoors each day. Our camp will be divided into 3 age groups to ensure age-appropriate games and activities. 

  • Ages 6 - 7
  • Ages 8 - 9
  • Ages 10 - 12

General Camp Information

Allergies and Medications

Allergies

All allergies should be identified on your child's profile on ePACT. This information will be visible for your child's camp leader.

Medications
  • Medications should be signed in each morning with our staff. Medications should be picked up each evening by the parent/guardian. 
  • Please send the medication in the prescribed container.
  • The Town prefers that all medications be administered at home before attending camp. However, if medication is brought to camp, it must be contained in the prescribed container with physician and dosage information and shall be administered by the participant. Our staff are not permitted to administer any medication to participants unless it is epinephrine (Epi-Pen) for an emergency case of anaphylaxis. 

Kiss-and-Ride (Drop Off and Pick Up)

This summer we will be utilizing a kiss-and-ride program for participant drop off and pick up. Parents/guardians will drive up to our kiss-and-ride location, remain in their vehicle and will be greeted by a camp counsellor who will then verify the participant(s) being dropped off/picked up and escort them to our program area.

 

Morning Drop Off
  • Morning drop off begins at 7:30 am and ends at 9:00 am. Our activities begin at 9:00 am and late drop off could mean that your child's group has already left to their daily activities.
  • Children must be accompanied into the facility and be checked in for the day.
  • Sign in your child by signing on our iPad.
Pick Up
  • Afternoon pick up begins at 4:00 pm and ends at 5:30 pm.
  • If pick up is after 5:30 pm, additional fees will be charged at a rate of $20 every 15 minutes.
  • Sign out your child by signing on our iPad.
  • Photo ID is required in order to pick up your child. We have this policy in place to ensure child safety. It is important that you add any approved pick up contacts to your ePACT account.

ePACT

ePACT is a secure, online system used to collect and safely store participant information such as age, allergies, medical conditions, emergency contact information and approved pick-up contacts. This information is digital and will be used by authorized staff to access important medical and pick up information.

We will no longer accept paper consent forms.

Upon registration in camp, the parent/guardian will be sent an invitation through email to enroll with ePACT. This is mandatory and must be completed prior to attending camp. No exceptions to this rule will be made. 

Parents/guardians can upload photos of their child and their approved pick-up contacts directly to ePACT.

Special Event Days

This year, we are bringing special events, experiences and guests to us for our onsite field trip days. Below is the schedule, which is subject to change.

  • Wednesday, July 6 - Movie and Popcorn: We are bringing the movie experience to the Vollmer with a 17 foot inflatable movie screen.
  • Wednesday, July 13 - Healthy Minds and Bodies: Participants will get to exercise their minds and bodies through various activities planned including Zumba, Yoga and "Be Yourself" presentation presented by BANA.
  • Wednesday, July 20 - Getting Messy: Participants will get messy today as they create their own one-of-a-kind masterpiece in the Art Lab splatter tent. We ask that campers come with clothing and shoes suitable for paint!
  • Wednesday, July 27 - Trucks and Water, Oh My: LaSalle Fire Service will be visiting and providing campers a tour of their fire apparatus. Participants will learn about the equipment fire personnel use on a daily basis including nozzle and hose, SCBA and fire tools. After the tour, participants will be able to enjoy running through the fire sprinkler!
  • Tuesday, August 2 - Nature is All Around Us: Essex-Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) will be visiting and teaching participants about the nature that is all around us. ERCA will discuss the importance of balanced ecosystems and the animals and creatures that make up our local ecosystems.
  • Wednesday, August 10 - Safety First: LaSalle Fire Service is back this week with their safety trailer to teach participants the essentials of fire safety including safe escape routes. The Fire Service will bring their ladder truck and provide a mobile 'splash pad' for some water fun!
  • Thursday, August 18 - The Great Escape: The Bill Nuvo Experience will be attending the Vollmer Complex. From magic tricks like the straightjacket escape, to circus stunts and juggling, Bill Nuvo has a high-energy performance prepared for camp! Participants will also be able to test their problem-solving skills in our escape room.
  • Friday, August 26 - Anima Antics: Today is all about the animals as we have a visit from Border City Barkers run through their agility course. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and pet them. Participants will also learn about different animals and create their own animal mask to take home.
  • Wednesday, August 31 - End of Summer Party: Thank you for joining us this summer! Before we head back to school, we're having one final blast! Join us for our end of the summer Hawaiian Luau themed party. From leis to mini golf, today we will be celebrating the summer with a variety of fun activities. Make sure to wear your floral prints and dancing shoes!

Health and Safety

Behaviour
  • Parents may be asked to pick up their child from camp if behaviour is exhibited that includes:
    • Verbal/physical abuse of participants or staff
    • Failure to abide by camp expectations, policies or direction of staff
Health and Safety Inspections
  • The Vollmer Complex has a certified Health and Safety Committee that routinely inspects the Vollmer Complex to identify preventative maintenance and identify health and safety concerns. Please report any concerns to our staff or online through our customer service portal.
Incident Reports
  • Incident reports are completed if a head injury or serious incident occurs. 
  • Our staff will notify the parent/guardian immediately if emergency medical attention is required or a serious injury occurs. During pick-up, staff will update parents on any non-critical injuries that happened during the day.
Illness
  • If a child becomes ill during camp, we will contact the parent/guardian to pick up the child immediately.

Lost and Found

Please ensure all items sent to camp are labelled. Please check our lost and found policy for more information.

Photographs

Photographs may be taken for marketing purposes on our website and social media. Photos are only taken by authorized personnel. If you do not wish for your child to be photographed, please indicate such at the time of registration as well as on your ePACT account. For children who have not been approved for photos, a note will be added to their profile.

Registration Fees and Refund Policy

Day Camp Fees
  • Full-Week Rate: $152.50 per participant
  • Holiday Full-Week Rate (4 days): $122.00 per participant
Refunds

Supervision Ratios

Our supervision ratios below ensure safety of all participants. Often, these ratios are the basic minimum as we often provide additional staff for supervision.

  • 4-5 years - 1 program leader to 10 participants
  • 6-7 years - 1 program leader to 12 participants
  • 8-12 years - 1 program leader to 15 participants

Snack and Lunch Time

Our camps are nut-free. Any nut products found during our lunch bag inspection will be removed and returned to the parent at the end of the day. If you are sending a peanut-substitute product such as sun butter or wow butter, please label it as such to avoid it being removed. Please communicate with your child not to share food or accept food from other campers.

Please send your child to camp with enough snacks for two snack breaks (morning and afternoon), a lunch, drinks and water. If your child is receiving a lunch purchased through our lunch ticket program, you must still send your child with snacks and beverages for the rest of the day.

Do you want to stop worrying about what to make your camper for lunch? We have got you covered with a varied meal plan! Available at our day camps your child can enjoy a delicious meal form Monday to Friday.

 

Lunch Ticket Program
  • Lunch tickets can be used every day and are available for purchase in-house or online. The lunch ticket is added directly to our digital roster. No physical ticket is provided.
Lunch Menu
  • Monday: Plain hamburger and apple slices from McDonalds
  • Tuesday: Turkey and cheese sub from Subway
  • Wednesday: Mac and cheese from Armando's
  • Thursday: Chicken fingers and fries from Armando's
  • Friday: Cheese pizza from Armando's

If participating in hot lunches, we ask that you still send beverages and snacks for your child for the rest of the day.

Swimming

New this year! All campers will be in the pool every day to swim. All participants must attend swimming as all staff will be at the pool. If your child wishes to sit out during swim, they must stay on the pool deck.

Swim Test
  • All participants aged 4, 5 and 6 years must wear a lifejacket.
  • Participants 7 and above must complete a swim test to be able to swim without a lifejacket.
Changing Rooms
  • Our staff provide changing room supervision. Stalls are available but limited. All children must use their gender-specific changing room. 
Splash Pad
  • Participants may enjoy the splash pad, weather permitting.
  • Parents/Guardians may wish to send an additional bathing suit.

Healthy Swim Etiquette

Typical Day at Camp

Our daily camp activities run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

What You Need For Camp

It is recommended to have a name label on all items brought to camp so that they can easily be identified.

  • Bring a bathing suit, towel and swim gear to camp every day
  • Backpack with lunch, snacks and drinks (refillable water bottle recommended)
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Do not bring electronics, toys or valuables to camp

Our Day Camp Team

Our Program Leaders

Our camp team consists of program and team leaders, lead by a Recreation Programmer and Supervisor.

Program Leader Training

Our camp team receives extensive training on emergency response procedures, safe practices and actions for working with children, inclusive activity training and additional courses such as safety and supervision, bullying, risk management, harassment and discrimination, safe touch and talk, restroom and changing room policies and more.

In addition to training, all employees must be certified in:

  • Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED
  • Parks and Recreation Ontario High Five Certification
  • Safeguard Water Supervision Course
  • Criminal Records/Vulnerable Sector Check