Please note that due to COVID-19, this information may be subject to change.

PA Day Camp

We offer day camp on PA days. To register for a PA day camp, visit us online.

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. Parents may select a camp theme for their child. Participants are separated by age category for supervision, safety and age-related programming. We cannot accommodate exceptions to this for siblings or friends. Although there are separate groups, the entire camp may interact briefly with each other throughout the day or week.

Photo Gallery: Day Camp will appear here on the public site.

Kinder Camp (All campers aged 4 or 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 out of the Rotary Room next to the pool.

Creative Camp (6-7 and 8-12)

Description coming soon.

Sports Camp (6-7 and 8-12)

Description coming soon.

Science Camp (6-7 and 8-12)

Description coming soon.

Specialty Camps (6-7 and 8-12)

Check back in May 2022 for a specialty camp list.

General Camp Information

Allergies and Medications

Allergies

All allergies should be identified on your child's profile on ePACT. Participants with allergies will be assigned an additional orange wristband noting their allergy for easy identification.

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. 

Drop Off and Pick Up

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.
  • Note: On Field Trip days, the bus will leave promptly at 9:00 am. Any children not dropped off on time will miss the bus and the parent will then have to drive their child to the field trip site. Refunds are not provided if the bus is missed.
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.

Field Trips and Special Event Days

Field trips or special event days occur each Wednesday. The lunch ticket program is not an option on Wednesday's. If there is an off-site field trip, children will be transported by school bus only to the site. Please send extra water and sunscreen with your child on field trip days.

On field trip days, the bus will leave promptly at 9:00 am. Please drop your child off and sign them in prior to 8:45 am. Any late arrivals will miss the bus and will have to be transported by the parent's vehicle to the field trip site, or return home. Refunds are not provided if the bus is missed.

Check back in June 2022 for an updated field trip and special event list.

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. A child exhibiting any symptoms of Covid-19 is required to remain home and not attend camp.

Lost and Found

Lost and found items are stored until the end of the week. On Friday, lost and found items will be donated or discarded. Please ensure all items sent to camp are labelled. Please check the lost and found daily to ensure missing items are retrieved.

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. Children who have not been approved for photos will be assigned an additional orange wristband by camp staff.

Registration Fees and Refund Policy

Day Camp Fees
  • Daily Rate: $35
  • Full-Week Rate: $152.50 ($30.50/day)
  • Specialty Camp Rate: $200
  • Holiday Full-Week Rate (4 days): $122

The weekly rate applies only to a five consecutive day registration in the same week and in the same category. Participants who wish to enroll in multiple categories in the same week will be charged the daily rate for all five days.

Same-day registrations will not be permitted.

Refunds
  • Refer to our credits and refunds policy.
  • Transfers or category switches will only be accepted until the Friday before the week of camp begins. Transfers and switches cannot be accommodated for enrollments in the same week.

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 camp is 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. Please tell your child not to share food or accept food from others.

Please send your child to camp with enough snacks for two snack breaks (morning and afternoon), a lunch, and 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.

Lunch Ticket Program
  • Lunch tickets are available for $6.00 per day. Tickets must be purchased by the day before. Tickets cannot be purchased and used the same day.
  • Lunch tickets are available for purchase in-house or online. The lunch ticket is added directly to our digital roster. No physical ticket is provider.
Lunch Menu
  • Monday: McDonald's Hot Cakes
  • Tuesday: Capri Pizza
  • Wednesday: No Lunch Program (Special Event/Field Trip Day)
  • Thursday: Armando's Creamy Mac and Cheese
  • Friday: Hot Dog (beef) and chips

Swimming

On some days, our camp has a scheduled swim in the afternoon. 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
  • We use the splash pad on non-swim days. 

Healthy Swim Etiquette

Typical Day at Camp

Typical Day for Kinder and Creative Camp

Typical Day for Sports and Science Camp

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

What You Need For Camp

  • 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

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

Our Day Camp Team

Our Program Leaders

Our camp team consists of 30 program leaders and 5 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.

Our training consists of 25 hours of in-class instruction followed by 8 hours of online learning.

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