Camper Information Package

WAIVERS

Please complete all mandatory child registration information and the Waiver & Release form prior to the first day of camp. Please note that your child will not be allowed to participate in camp unless these forms are complete. 

CODE OF CONDUCT

Our Code of Conduct is intended to identify the general standards of conduct for all campers, camp leaders, and spectators. It is the responsibility of all parties to familiarise themselves with and understand their obligation to the Code of Conduct.

Individuals are expected to:

  • Treat themselves, camp leaders, spectators, and other participants with respect. Bullying, threatening and harassing behaviour will not be tolerated. 
  • Promote an inclusive environment in which differences are valued.
  • Treat themselves, camp leaders, spectators, and other participants with respect. Bullying, threatening and harassing behaviour will not be tolerated. 
  • Promote an inclusive environment in which differences are valued.
  • Conduct themselves in a safe manner and avoid causing harm to anyone.
  • Be fair, forthright, and courteous in relation to others. Misrepresenting oneself will not be tolerated.
  • Respect all property of The Theatre and the property of others. 
  • Follow all camps policies and procedures at The Theatre
  • Seek direction if there are questions about compliance with camps policies and procedures.

Any behaviour deemed to violate the Code of Conduct can lead to removal, suspension, termination of privileges or any other penalty as deemed appropriate. 

Camps at The Theatre support our core values. We expect parents, guardians, campers, and camp leaders to treat each other with mutual respect. Disrespectful behaviour by parents, guardians or campers can lead to withdrawal from camps without a refund. 

PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS

Please note the following:

  • All campers must be the appropriate age for the camp by the first day of camp.
  • As part of the program, camps may leave their facility to walk to nearby green spaces and fields.
  • Children must be toilet trained.

The program descriptions represent programming possibilities only. To facilitate the best instruction possible, camp leaders are given the opportunity to alter programming to suit their groups under the guidance of the Program Coordinator. Therefore, the following descriptions present only a sample of the potential activities offered. Not all activities described will necessarily be offered in each session.

At times, a behavioural issue may arise with a child. We will strive to resolve the situation and keep your child involved in activities whenever possible. On occasion, it may be necessary to give a child time away from an activity. In this situation, you will be notified by your child’s camp leader at the end of the day.

If the behaviour persists and cannot be adequately resolved, or the situation is severe, you will be contacted immediately by Veronica Rawnsley, School & Camp Program Supervisor. If the behaviour continues, your child will be removed from the camp, and you will be contacted to pick them up immediately. If you are not available to pick up your child, your emergency contact will be required to do so.

The Theatre values positivity and respect. Any form of disrespect will not be tolerated. Disrespectful behaviour by parents or campers can lead to withdrawal from camp. 

ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSION

Accommodations are available to registered campers with documented conditions who face barriers in the camp environment:

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities

Support Worker Guidelines:

  • Approval from the Program Coordinator to attend camp with your child;
  • Cleared Security Clearance with Vulnerable Sector Search and;
  • Must be 18 of age or older
BEFORE AND AFTER CARE

The Theatre offers free before and after care outside of the structured hours of each camp. This care will take place in The Theatre, under the supervision of camp leaders. During this time campers will play games with staff and other campers, have free time to hangout, make crafts, get to know their peers, or read. Staff will provide games and books for campers to use, as well as lead low or mid energy games for the campers to participate in.

Before-care takes place from 8:00 until 9:00. Parents/guardians are welcome to drop off their camper at any point within this time frame.

After-care takes place from 16:00 until 17:30. Parents/guardians are welcome to pick up their camper at any point during this time frame.

CAMPER CHECKLIST

Everything your camper will need to bring with them to camp: 

  • Backpack*
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Water bottle
  • Nut-free packed lunch (non-microwavable)
  • At least two to four snacks
  • Comfortable running shoes (closed-toe)
  • Send a change of clothes with your child daily
  • Send a favourite book and/or plush toy with your child to enjoy during snack time and post care hours.

Please leave all personal electronics, playing cards and valuables at home.

 *Please note that campers should be able to carry their own backpacks
**Please do not send money with your child

CAMPER ATTIRE
  1. To ensure their safety, all campers should wearclosed-toed shoes.
  2. All campers are required to wear their camp t-shirt for any outdoor and off property activities. This is to ensure easy identification by the camp leaders.
  3. Masking: The Theatre will adhere to the most current health measure as dictated by AHS at the time of each camp.
ILLNESS

If a child is ill, they should be kept at home until they are well enough to participate in all camp activities. If a child becomes ill during camp, camp leaders will notify the parent/legal guardians. Based on the circumstance, a parent/legal guardian may be asked to pick up the child as soon as possible.

Sending children to camp with an illness increases the likelihood that colds, flu and other diseases spread throughout cohorts. Information from the Alberta Health Services regarding common diseases states the following:

  • Pink Eye: Campers should not attend camp until free of symptoms or 24 hours after having drops.
  • Norovirus: Campers should not attend camp until 48 hours after the symptoms have disappeared. 
  • Strep Throat: Campers should not attend camp until 24 hours after starting appropriate antibiotic treatment.
  • Lice: Campers are advised to not attend camp until treated with an anti-lice shampoo and cream rinse. When a camper is identified to have lice the Program Coordinator will send notification to all participants. 
  • Ticks: Staff and parents/legal guardians need to take appropriate action for protection and education. Additional information can be found here
  • COVID-19: The Theatre will adhere to the most up-to-date health measures of AHS
MEDICATION

If your child requires medication (over the counter or prescription), please ensure that it is in the original packaging. Your child must be able to administer the medication themselves. Please note that The Theatre and camp leaders cannot administer or dispense medication to campers.  

ALLERGIES & SPECIAL DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

The Theatre encourages all campers and camp leaders to refrain from bringing nut products to camp, however we cannot guarantee that lunch ingredients have not come into contact with nuts and nut products.

SIGN IN AND OUT PROCEDURES

The Theatre will not accept a participant into a program until the Waiver & Release form is completed.

Sign In Procedure

It is the responsibility of the families to confirm or complete any outstanding paperwork by the first day of the program. On the first day of camp, we recommend that participants arrive by 8:30 am and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Parents and guardians may allow participants to sign themselves into the program after the first day, and do not need to accompany the participant to the sign-on location located at #101 215 14th Ave SW.

Sign Out Procedure

“Authorized Individual Sign-Out”: campers must be signed out of camp by an authorized individual at the end of each day.

  • Campers that require an authorized individual for sign-out must be designated on the camp registration form.
  • Government-issued photo ID is required by authorized individuals and will need to be presented to camp leaders at the end of each day.
  • Campers will only be released from camps to authorized individuals with government-issued photo ID.

“Self-Sign Out”: campers can sign themselves out at the end of each day. 

  • Campers may be designated self-sign-out by parents/guardians on the camp registration form.
  • Campers designated self-sign-out will begin being at 16:00 each day of the program.
  • Campers designated self-sign-out may attend aftercare until 17:30. Following 17:30 the participant will be dismissed from the designated sign-in/out location.
  • By selecting self-sign-out families are providing official consent to the manner of the release of participants.

After care runs from 16:00 to 17:30 each day.