2019 Summer Day Camp
The Innisfil Summer Camps’ mandate is to provide an outdoor opportunity for children to participate in a safe, enjoyable and memorable day camp experience. Our aim is to give your child an unforgettable camp experience as well as the chance to build lasting memories and friendships with campers and staff alike.
WHY CHOOSE HIGH FIVE for kids camps?
As the end of the school year looms closer, parents are looking for camps and recreation classes for the summer. Find out why more parents are choosing HIGH FIVE registered or accredited organizations for their children’s activities!
Sports Camp – Ages 6-12 years (Camper must by 6 years)
Sport’s Camp is designed for campers who want an outdoor camp experience combined with the opportunity to try their hand at a wide variety of sports in a non-competitive environment. This camp is located in Innisfil Beach Park, which provides access to outdoor fields, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, beach for daily swimming, (weather permitting) and BEACH VOLLEYBALL COURTS! (Please note: as per the OCA’s recommendations, for the safety of all swimmers, campers age 9 and under are required to wear a PFD). Sports will be taught with an emphasis on skill-building, teamwork and good sportsmanship. This camp is suitable for all campers who like high-energy activities and will include both daily sports games as well as traditional camp activities based on the weekly themes. A special activity day will be planned each Friday where campers get to dress-up in costumes and families are invited to join them at 3:00pm for fun and games.
Adventure Camp – 5-12 years (Camper must be 5 years)
Our Adventure Camp is Innisfil’s oldest running day camp; located at Innisfil Centennial Park, just south of Innisfil Beach Road. Adventure Camp offers a traditional day camp experience with 100 acres of outdoor space and forestry, including multi-sports fields, a basketball court, play ground, nature trail, and a large covered pavilion for crafts and inclement weather. Campers do not go swimming at this location, however they will participate in water games so don’t forget your bathing-suit! Activities, crafts and games will be planned according to each theme, with a special activity day held on Friday where campers will get to dress-up in costumes and families are invited to join them for a camp fire that begins at 3:00 p.m.
Discovery Camp – Ages 4-5 years (Camper must be 4)
This unique preschool program is designed to give our youngest campers an opportunity to discover nature, arts and crafts and cooperative games. This program works well with those children who have not yet participated in any structured pre-school program, as well as giving increased confidence to ‘experienced’ campers. Campers also have the opportunity to interactively meet with various guests from our community. Specific details will follow in the weekly newsletter given out at the beginning of each week. Register early to avoid being disappointed! This camp fills up quick!
Adventure Camp is located at Innisfil Centennial Park at the corner of the 7th line and 10 Sideroad.
Sports Camp is located at Innisfil Beach Park (Alcona) at the Westside Pavilion (near the tennis courts).
Discovery Camp is now located at Innisfil Beach Park at the Westside Pavilion (near the tennis courts).
Our camp staffs are carefully selected on the basis of their past experience, skills, enthusiasm and the ability to work with children. All our staff are certified in First Aid, CPR and Physically Healthy Childhood Development prior to commencing employment with us. We pride ourselves on maintaining a camper to counsellor ratio of 10 to 1 for Adventure, Sports Camp and our general Camps, and 6 to 1 ratio for Discovery Camp. This ratio is supplemented with support from our Counsellor-in-Training program which allows one leader for every four campers.
All of Innisfil’s Summer Camp programs operate from:
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Pre & Post Camp
Extended camp care is available at Adventure, Sports, Discovery, and Trip Zone Camps at an additional cost.
Monday – Friday
7:00am – 9:00 am $17.00
4:00pm – 6:00 pm $17.00
Campers must be pre-registered. Late pickups are subject to a late fee of $5/ 15 minutes.
Camper Pick Up & Drop Off
On the first day of camp each participant will require a parent / guardian to complete Camper information forms. Campers are not permitted to stay at camp until all the required forms are completed. All campers are to be signed in and out of camp at the point of drop off /pick up at their camp locations. Only those adults listed in our registration system will be permitted to pick up and drop off campers. Please notify camp supervisor of any changes in your child’s pick up routine.
Safe Arrival Program
If your child is NOT attending camp for any reason, please call 436-3710 ext. 4314 prior to 9:30am so that camp leaders can be informed. Camp leaders will call home on a daily basis to confirm absenteeism.
Campers requiring medication at camp must have a signed Medication Release Form on site with both parental and camp supervisor approval. Medication must be stored in original containers only and camp supervisors will keep medication.
Camper Checklist – What does my child bring every day?
- Healthy lunch, snacks and extra drinks (Lunches should not require refrigeration and due to the severity of nut-related allergies, all foods containing nut by-products are NOT permitted at camp)
- Sunscreen (please apply sunscreen prior to arrival with sunscreen being reapplied throughout the day),
- Hat and running shoes are mandatory.
- Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing, extra change of clothing.
- Campers are advised not to bring any valuables to camp along with no gum or candy.
- Please LABEL EVERYTHING with camper’s name so that lost items can be identified.
- Please ensure that all medical concerns and/or special needs required by campers are completely documented on the Camper Release Form.
Please provide your camper with 2 healthy, nut-free snacks and drinks that they can enjoy during our daily mid-morning snack time and afternoon snack.
Campers will have the opportunity to interactively meet with various guests from our community. Specific details will follow in the weekly newsletter given out at the beginning of each week.
Sports camp incorporates recreational swimming (weather permitting) for campers to cool off, down at the lake. This swimming location is staffed with certified and trained aquatic counsellors.
Note: Due to the Centennial Pond Revitalization Project Adventure Camp participants will not be able to canoe.
Friday Pizza Lunch Days
Campers have the opportunity to purchase a pizza lunch ($1.00/slice). Each Friday there will be extra special activities planned based on a predetermined theme. From 3-4 pm on Friday afternoon campers will enjoy their special activity/campfire activities and perform their group’s art/performance/skit/song/cheer for the camp, family and friends. Themes / Costume ideas will be outlined in the weekly camp newsletter.
A.I.R. – Accessible Inclusive Recreation
All of the Town of Innisfil’s Summer Camps provide an integrated environment. The Town of Innisfil welcomes participants with a range of abilities to enroll in our summer camp programs. Inclusive counselors are available for participants who need assistance, however spaces are limited, so please book early. If your child has attended our camp in the past, you will be receiving an AIR Information Package in the mail. If your child is new to our camp program, please contact the number below and you will be added to the mailing list. Parents will be required to complete and return the Information Package, indicating your preferred week(s) at camp. Please note that spots are limited and we will do our best to accommodate as many campers as space allows. It is only guaranteed that the child will receive a maximum of 2 weeks placement within the camp. If additional weeks become available within the camp, staff will reach out to inclusion participants to fill the spots. In the event that there is not an Inclusion Facilitator available to support a Camper then the Camper does have the option to provide their own qualified mediator or support worker. It is recommended that you return your completed Information Package as soon as possible. Once the completed Information Package is received by Recreation Services, you will receive a phone call requesting additional information that will aid in creating a safe and fun recreational environment for both your child and their support person. Open communication will help this process. Confidentiality will be applied. Inclusion placements are typically complete prior to the 1st week of camp so then if any additional weeks are requested by Campers we are able to schedule the additional week request. To request your inclusion information package, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or download the Inclusive Recreation Information Package here!
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