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Welcome to Camp!

The City of Orillia Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is proud to offer dynamic summer day camps. We strive to help you in your quest to find the perfect activities to keep your child busy in a fun, safe, educational and exciting environment.

Winter Camps

We have a plethora of winter camps this year -- full-day and one-day -- in December, January and March. Please view and register for these camps on the S.U.N. Registration System.

Please note: The prices were incorrect for the Minecraft Mayhem, Pokemon Pursuit, Art Attack and TSN camps in the brochure. These camps are actually $28.25(R)/$35.30(N). We apologize for the error.

 

View Our Camps

New SUNVisit the SUN System to view and register for winter camps! Register by creating a new account (if you have signed up with us before Fall 2015). Click the S.U.N. logo to the left to start signing up for programs.

 

 

Parent Handbook

The Parent Handbook will outline program information and expectations. Please review and ensure that your child is aware of what is expected of them, other participants and staff. Copies are available on this webpage by clicking the image to the left and at Orillia City Centre. Anyone registering for camp must read the Parent Handbook. There will be a sign-off on the first day of camp saying you have read and understood the material. If you have any questions please call us at 705-329-7250.

Camper Information Form

The Camper Information Form must also be filled out for each camper per camp. It must be handed in to the camp counsellor on the first day of camp. You can print it out and fill out as many as you need in advance by clicking the image to the left or they will be made available to parents/guardians at camp on the first day.

Child Information Package

To assist in better planning and to ensure that your child has success in an inclusive camp environment, parents must complete a Child Information Package. This form must be submitted at the time of registration. Packages must be received by June 1, 2017. Forms are available at the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department office or you can click the image to the left. For more information, please contact Megan Kamphuis at mkamphuis@orillia.ca or 705-329-7251.

 

Things You Need To Know

The City of Orillia Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is proud to offer dynamic summer day camps. We strive to help you in your quest to find the perfect activities to keep your child busy in a fun, safe, educational and exciting environment. 


Camp Leaders


Our Leaders

. Value children, treat them with respect.

. Create environments that nurture healthy development.

. Are committed to your child's safety and well-being.

. Receive training in High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development

. Possess Standard First Aid and CPR-C

. Have completed a vulnerable sectors check.

Program Conduct and Goals

We aim to provide enjoyable activities in a safe and positive environment. We expect all campers to be courteous and respectful to all participants and staff, use non-offensive language at all times, support and appreciate each other, solve problems in a fair and  peaceful manner, include others in their activities, and play without bullying or teasing others.

Lunches should be Nut-Free!

Pack a litterless lunch, snacks and drinks daily. We suggest a reusable water bottle (no glass please) so children can fuel up and have the energy to go, go, go! Due to the number of nut related allergies, peanut butter, nuts and any food that contains nut by-products will not be allowed at camp. Please pack your lunches with care.

Medical Information & Medications at Camp

Please ensure the medical section of the Camper Information Form is fully completed and that everything is up to date with current doctor's name and an emergency contact that can be reached during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Campers requiring medication at camp need to have a Medication Release Form signed. Medication must be stored in original containers only and camp staff will keep them in a secure location. Medication Release Forms will be available during sign in.

Photo Release

When agreeing to/signing the registration waiver, you are giving permission for photographs of participants may be taken at any time for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to have your child's photo/name used, please call 705-329-7251.


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Location, Location, Location

Please note that locations are subject to change. Staff may walk the children to other locations in the city, including the beach or park. Drop off/pick up locations may also change, however parents will be notified of any location changes. In the case of location change due to inclement weather, campers may be bused to a safe place.

Quality Supervision

Regular camp ratio is 1:10, while Kiddie Camp ratio is 1:8. Our camp ratios are also supplemented with support from responsible, trained leadership volunteers.

Summer Camp Payment Plans

For information on Camp Payment Plans, please contact Christine Mitchell at 705-329-7251 or cmitchell@orillia.ca.

Extreme Heat Days

Not all camp locations have access to air conditioning. Staff will ensure children are in shaded areas, have access to water and will focus on low intensity games and activities on extreme heat days. On these days be sure to pack extra water.

Monday is Mail Day!

On the first day of camp, parents/guardians will be given a weekly newsletter outlining the activities for the week, including special themes, trips or outings. All information will also be available at the camp location's Welcome Table.

Extended Care

If our day camp hours are not long enough for you, try our extended care program! Extended care is per location and  provides supervised activities before  and after the regular camp hours.  Extended care is available from: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. for camps located in schools). The fee for this service is $16.00 per week for full day camps, $8.00 per week for half-day camps and $5.00 per day for winter one-day camps. New this year, we have additional extended care from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. for summer camps. The fee for additional extended care is $32 per week. Please note that a late fee of $5.00/15 minutes will be charged for late pick-ups. To register for extended care please visit the SUN System.

Pizza


Pizza Day Fridays

Watch for the pizza symbol on our summer camps in the brochures. This means a complimentary slice will be provided on the Friday of the camp. Please ensure to still send your child with snacks and drinks that day.

Email Communication

Make sure your email is up-to-date in the SUN System to receive the Camp Newsletter and other important information. To update your information please call the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department at 705-329-7250 and someone would be happy to assist you.

Accessible Inclusive Recreation - A.I.R.

All summer camp programs offered by the City of Orillia provide an inclusive environment. The City of Orillia welcomes participants of all abilities to enroll in the various camp programs provided. Inclusive leaders are available for participants who need assistance; however spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so please book early. Personal Mediators are welcome in any camp program (please see below). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christine Mitchell at cmitchell@orillia.ca or at 705-329-7251.

.  Please note that there are a limited number of inclusion support spots available, so register early to avoid disappointment.

.  Requests for Inclusion Support Services must be done at the same time as camp registration.

 

Funding

Funding vouchers from partner agencies (New Path, Catulpa Community Support Services, Health Star, etc.) must be signed and presented at the time of registration. If the voucher does not cover the full amount of camp/inclusion fees, the remaining balance must be paid by the parents/guardian at the time of registration.


Inclusion


1:1 Inclusion Facilitator

1:1 inclusion facilitators are available for children who need supervision for personal care, social guidance, safety and behavioural concerns. The cost of 1:1 Inclusion Facilitator is $360.00 per week. Camp registration fees are additional. This only covers the cost of an inclusion staff.

Personal Mediators

Orillia welcomes personal support mediators into our program environments. All personal mediators must provide a copy of their current Vulnerable Sector Check, be 16 years of age or older and sign a Mediator agreement.

Medical Needs/Therapy

City of Orillia staff do not provide any ongoing medical interventions, supports or therapies. Strategies and accommodations as applicable and appropriate to the camp environment will be supported. Personal care is provided at a 1:1 support level only (transfers only - no lifts).

Be a Best Buddy!

Are you interested in making a difference in the life of a child with special needs? This program will link a participant with special needs with a volunteer who is committed to providing support for integration in a recreational setting. Contact Christine Mitchell at 705-329-7251 for more information on the Best Buddy program. Best Buddy volunteers participate in the program with their buddy free of charge.