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Mid-Sun Summer Day Camps
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Register today to guarantee your spot!
Mid-Sun Summer Daycamps are looking for outgoing youth aged 13+ to volunteer with us throughout July and August. Join us for an incredible time making new friends while gaining valuable volunteer experience! Volunteers can choose which camp, weeks and age group they would like to work with.
Please contact Steven Trottier or Jennifer Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you for your interest in Mid-Sun summer daycamps!
We are currently looking for specialty daycamp staff to run our cooking, art, sport and racquet camps. For more information on becoming a daycamp leader please see "Employment" under the "Facility" tab. Thank you!
How do I register for a program?
We offer a variety of methods for registration. Parents are able to register their child online under the “Online Registration” tab, over the phone at (403) 254 – 8058, or in person at our facility’s main office at 50 Midpark Rise S.E.
What should my child bring every day?
Each day campers should bring a backpack, lunch kit filled with their lunch and snack, a hat, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, water bottle, appropriate clothing and a smile!
Is there a daily camp outline?
At the beginning of each week we post a "Weekly Outline" to provide parents with information on what our campers will be doing each day. This outline is available at the sign in desk for parents to take.
What are lake days?
Every Thursday our Sunsations camp walks to Lake Midnapore where we have "Lake Day". We leave Mid-Sun at approximately 9:45am and arrive at the lake for 10:00am. Campers are then given a brief safety lesson by our lifeguard (who remains on site for the entire day) and are then able to begin swimming. We allow our campers to choose whether they would like to swim in the lake, stay on the beach, play on the playground or go on a small nature walk. All activities are supervised by our staff. Campers eat lunch together at 12:00pm on the beach, and can return into the lake or other activities at 12:45pm. All campers begin packing their belongings at 2:15pm, and we will leave the lake at 2:45pm. Campers will arrive back at Mid-Sun at approximately 3:00pm. Please note, staff actively check to ensure all campers are wearing sunscreen throughout the day, are staying hydrated and that all campers have eaten their lunch.
What are “half days” for sunbeams?
Sunbeam camps are divided into two parts daily. “Morning” camp runs from 9am-12pm while “Afternoon” camp runs from 1pm-4pm. The cost is $85 for the morning camp, and $85 for the afternoon camp. Our Lunch program runs from 12pm-1pm where campers will eat lunch supervised in the preschool room watching a movie. Lunch camp's are reserved for those campers participating in both morning and afternoon camps.
How are sunsations campers arranged by age?
We divide our campers into 5 different age groups. These groups are arranged by age and placed into “Colours” Traditionally, groups are divided as follows: Blue group (Ages 6 & 7) Green group (Ages 7 & 8), Yellow group (Ages 8 & 9) Orange group (Ages 9 & 10), Red group (Ages 11 & 12).
What is a sleepover?
We offer two sleepover camps throughout the summer. When enrolled in a sleepover camp, campers will sleep overnight at Mid-Sun Community Association on the Thursday night. When children arrive on Thursday morning, they need to bring their sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries and any other items needed to stay overnight. Campers will bring a lunch for Thursday. Supper on Thursday night, breakfast and lunch will be provided to campers by our staff. All allergies will be noted and accommodated. Campers will awake at approximately 8:00am on Friday morning and will have a fun filled day with games and a movie at Canyon Meadows Theatre. We will arrive back at Mid-Sun around 3:30pm.
Are Mid-Sun summer camps peanut free?
Yes, our summer camps are completely nut free. Daycamp leaders actively check to ensure that all snacks and lunches do not contain peanuts to ensure the safety of our campers.
Do parents have to provide lunches?
Lunches and snacks need to be brought to camp every day. We ask parents to try and avoid microwavable lunches however it is not an issue to heat lunches for our campers.
What is a field trip day?
Every Friday our campers will be brought by bus to a different location for our “field trip day”. Busses traditionally leave at 9:30am, and we will arrive back at Mid-Sun at approximately 3:00pm. Exact details with departure and arrival times will be provided for parents on a weekly basis.
Can my child be in the same group as his/her friend?
We will attempt to accommodate all requests for groups, however cannot guarantee campers will be placed in the same group.
Can my camper bring money on a field trip?
We ask that parents do not provide extra money for their children to bring on a field trip.
What are weekly “kits”?
We offer 5 different Kits that our campers will participate in throughout their week at camp. These kits vary from art, science, cooking, sport and nature. Our kits are designed to allow campers to experience different types of activities while at our camp.
What is Pre-Care?
Our doors will open at 7:00am, at which time parents are able to drop their children off at our sign in table. Children will participate in supervised play in the gym until camp begins at 9:00am.
What is Post-Care?
Post care begins at 4:00pm, immediately after regular camp hours end. Our energetic leaders will create an fun and comfortable atmosphere while campers are being picked up by their parents. Post-Care ends at 6:00pm. Please note, parents will be charged the rate of $1 per minute after 6:00pm.
What is an emergency contact card?
Each camper has an “emergency contact card” These cards have been created to ensure that our leaders have sufficient information on each of their campers at all times. During the sign out process, these cards will be matched with the piece of identification presented by the parent/guardian to ensure security for our campers.
How do I pick up my child?
Sign out will be done inside of our main foyer at our sign out desk. Parents are required to bring a piece of photo identification every day to sign out their camper. This piece of identification will be matched with the child’s emergency contact card to ensure your child’s safety.
Why do I need to show photo I.D. every day?
We require Photo Identification upon pick up every day to ensure the safety of our campers. Each camper has an emergency contact card with the child's basic information as well as the people who have been granted the right to pick the child up from camp. This information is given to our office at the time of registration, and can be editied by the parent/guardian at any time. If someone is not listed on the emergency contact card, they will not be allowed to leave with the child without confirmation from a parent/guardian. This rule was created to protect our campers, and to create a safe and secure environment.
Can my child sign themselves out at the end of the day?
Yes, campers are allowed to sign themselves out after camp with the written consent of their parent or guardian. This condition must be written on the child’s emergency contact card.
Are Mid-Sun summer day camps tax deductible?
Yes, our summer day camp programs are eligible for governmental tax deductions.