Winter Break Camp 
Winter Break Camp 2020
COVID-19 Style
 
Register Online, By Phone or In-Person
 
In an effort to support families and provide children opportunities for social and physical activities, we will now offer a modified version of our popular Winter Break Camp, aligning with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines. As group sizes will be much smaller and there are room capacities in place to support physical distancing, the number of spaces available this summer will be significantly reduced. 
 
2020 Parent Handbook click here.
An important update to our COVID-19 Policies is when you drop off your child for the first day of camp, the personal belongings in your child’s backpack will stay at HRC until the end of the week. Soiled items will be sent home daily.
 
Dates: 
  • Session #1:  December 21-23 
  • Session #2:  December 28-31 

Check availability at HRCOnline

Camp Hours: 

  •  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  ( Before/After Care NOT Available due to COVID-19) 

Price: 

  • Session #1:  Member: $135.00      Non-Member:  $165.00 
  • Session #2:  Member $180.00       Non-Member:  $220.00 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



Camp registration opens November 1, 2020

3 Options to Register:

  • Online Registration via HRCOnline
    • Camper must already have an account set up through the Front Desk in order to register. 
    • Past program participants who have an account set up. Contact our Front Desk at 519-942-2255 for log-in credentials or rest using your email address here
  • ​​​​By Phone: 519-942-2255 between Monday to Friday 9 am -6 pm 
  • By In-Person: at our Front Desk between Monday to Friday 9 am -6 pm 

New to HRC?  All new program participants must complete a Program Registration Form and Waiver in order to have a Guest Account set-up. 

Due to the Ministry of Health guidelines for cohorting we are unable to offer before or aftercare this summer! 

The Program Fee includes; 

  • Daily Lunch & Snacks provided by Wholesome KIDS Catering
  • HRC Camp Water Bottle 
  • 3 or 4 Days of active programming. 

Camper Age:  4-12 years of age 

Campers will be in groups of 8 or less and will be arranged based on sibling and age. 

Parents may request campers be grouped with friends and we will do our best to accommodate, but can not guarantee due to COVID-19 requirements. 

Additional information regarding our new health & safety processes will be provided to registered families in an All About Camp document before the camp start date.

As an example, in accordance with the Province’s Ministry of Health guidelines for Summer Day Camps, some of the steps we will be taking include:

  • Groups of no more than 8 campers.
  • One group per program space
  • Groups will not be able to integrate with other groups or be in the same program space at any one time
  • Increased sanitization of high touch points throughout each location
  • Increased hand washing for staff and children
  • Increased sanitization of program equipment at each location
  • Temperature checks at drop off and after lunch

Although summer day camps are exempted from WDG Public Health Unit Class 22 Order, campers will be required to wear a mask indoors for certain activities that do not allow physical or social distancing. 

A face covering can be a mask, scarf, bandana, other cloth covering or non-surgical paper mask as long as it covers your camper’s nose and mouth. 

Programming has been designed to reduce the need for face coverings, but some situations will require one. 

Please review to WDG Public Health Unit guidelines for up to date information.

 

Original Answer: 

Campers are not required to wear a face mask while at camp as per Dufferin-Wellington Health Unit Face Covering Class Order

Parents are encouraged to discuss with their children the importance of social distancing when possible and the need to keep all campers and staff safe. 

Winter Break Camp will allow small groups of kids to enjoy fun and creative physically-distanced sports, games and crafts this winter, with activities held outdoors whenever possible.

Activities include:

  • Daily Themes ( i.e. Amazing Race Day, Super Hero Day, Wacky Hair Day, Outdoor Adventure Day etc.) 
  • Tennis Lesson/Games- 2-3 hours per week depending on the child's age 
  • Kids Fitness Activities 

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Cancellation requests must be made at least 10 business days before the start date of your child’s camp.

All cancellations are subject to a 15% administration fee per camp and per child cancelled. If you wish to cancel your child’s camp within 10 business days of the camp’s start date, you will be charged 50% of the total fee. There are no refunds for cancellations requested after the start date of your child’s camp.

Camp transfer requests must be made at least 5 business days before the start date of your child’s camp. Requests will be considered based on availability within the requested camps. There is an administration fee of $25.00 per camp/per child for each transfer. 

 

By Phone 519-942-2255

By Email [email protected]

Volunteer @ Camp

Looking for a fun, rewarding and exciting way to volunteer your services? Apply to be an HRC Camp Volunteer today! Volunteers are a key part of HRC’s day camp programs.

This can include any of the following:

  • Helping to lead groups to and from activities
  • Helping to ensure the safety of participants at all times
  • Brainstorming, organizing and leading activities and games (with the assistance of your head camp counsellor)
  •  Assist camp staff with regular daily duties: setting up, preparing snacks and organizing equipment.

Camp Volunteers can expect:

  • To have exposure to a variety of different activities
  • Develop leadership skills and gain experience working with children
  • To work in a fun, team-oriented environment
  • A supportive environment where they will receive mentorship

Qualifications:

  • Must be a minimum of 14 years of age
  • Required – positive, friendly and outgoing attitude
  • Camp related skills – Example; arts & crafts, knowledge of games, knowledge of sports, etc.
  • Experience working with children is an asset

 


Application Form


How to Apply
  1. Fill out an application form and drop off at our Front Desk or email to [email protected].
  2. Successful applicants will be contacted
  3. Applications Due: Friday, July  [email protected] 4 PM
Volunteer Training

 Wednesday, July 29 - 9 am-2 pm