About Kidz Kamp

Kidz Kamp Inc. History:

Mikki & her kids

After a bad experience with her 8 year old daughter in a sports camp, Michelle wanted to create a fun, safe place that her kids (and other kids) could spend their summer breaks. On June 28th, 2010, Michelle (a.k.a. Mikki) opened at the Dixie Curling Club for the first summer of Kidz Kamp.

In 2012, we had our first March break session. We had 3 successful March Break sessions in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Starting in 2016, Kidz Kamp will no longer be offering the March Break session. We have been unable to obtain a regular and appropriate location for the March break, so we have decided to focus our attention on the Summer Break.

October 1st, 2015, Kidz Kamp incorporated and became Kidz Kamp Inc.

Kidz Kamp Inc. Theme:

Have Safe FUN!!  We specialize in FUN!  We do arts & crafts, play games and sports, but our focus on the children having “Safe” fun.

Kidz Kamp Inc. Hours:

We offer FREE extended hours in our pricing! That’s right…FREE! We are open and ready for the first kids to be dropped off at 7:00 a.m. We request that children are dropped off between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., when the program schedule starts (except on special field trip days©). Pick up time is anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (except on special field trip days©).

Ages:

Kampers:

5 to 13 years old.

That means any child that turns 5 within the current calendar year to any child that turns 13 within the current calendar year.

C.I.T.’s (Counsellor In Training):

14 to 16 years old.

That means any child that turns 14 within the current calendar year to any child that turns 16 within the current calendar year.

Ratios:

  • On Site: We maintain a ratio of 1 counsellor for every 12 children
  • Field Trips: 1 Counsellor for every 6 children
  • Public Swims: 1 Counsellor for every 6 children
  • Private Swims: 1 Counsellor for every 8 children
  • C.I.T.’s help by increasing the ratios as follows:
    • On Site: 1 Counsellor & 1-2 C.I.T.’s for every 14 children
    • Field Trips: 1 Counsellor & 1 C.I.T. for every 7 children
    • Public Swims: 1 Counsellor & 1 C.I.T. for every 7 children
    • Private Swims: 1 Counsellor & 1 C.I.T. for every 9 children

What do we do all week?:

Outdoor Fun:

PlaygroundThe majority of the summer will be spent outside in a nearby park and greenspace.*  The children will be participating in group activities like soccer, baseball and parachute games.  We will learn about nature on some walks through the greenspace and explore our neighbourhood with local walks.

Swimming:

Mini Underwater
Mini Underwater

Your children will cool off in the local pool twice per week.*  Although there are lifeguards at the pool, our ratio of counsellor:campers increases to 1:8 during private swim times and 1:6 during public swims. Kampers are divided into groups of similar skill level.**

Indoor Fun:

From 11:30 to 1:30 pm the sun and the UV rays are at their strongest, so Kidz Kamp will spend that time indoors.***  Your children will make some masterpieces during arts & crafts or take part in some low-key activities and games to keep them cool.  If it rains or if the temperature (including humidex) reaches 36°C, we play inside.  The facility is air conditioned, so there’s no worry of it being hotter inside than it is outside!

Weekly Field Trips:

We have 9 different trips planned for the summer.  Check out our Field Trips page for details of the themes and weekly trips.  Please note that some trips are very popular and registration fills up very quickly for the more popular trips.

These field trips are completely covered by the weekly fees, so there are no hidden fees that you’ll have to pay each week.  We have incorporated the cost of the bus as well as the admission into our rates.  So the only extra money you’ll have to spend is if you want your child to bring you back a souvenir!

NOTES:

      Children are not permitted to bring electronics of any kind.
©     Parents will be advised of special field trip dates and times on the Monday of
          that week when they complete their Field Trip Consent Form.
*      Weather permitting:  Swimming will not take place during thunder storms.
          Time will not be spent outdoors during severe heat or rain.
**  All kampers that cannot touch the bottom in the shallow end & do not pass
          the deep end test must wear a life jacket while in the pool.
***  Except during outdoor field trips.  On these occasions we will try to keep the
          children in shaded areas and minimize their activity.

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