Drop-off / Pick-up Times
Camp starts at 9:00 am and ends at 4 pm. Camp members may arrive at any time after 8:30 am if this is more convenient. Pick-up time is between 3:45 pm and 4 pm. Extended Care is an option available in our registration portal should a 4 pm pick-up be unmanageable for you.
Clothing and Accessories:
- a light T-shirt or sunshirt/rashguard
- a hat
- board-shorts and bathing suits (the lake water is clean and a great way to get a quick cool down. Lifeguards are on duty.
- Sunglasses (polarized lenses cut the glare and better protect the eyes.)
- Sunblock – SPF 50 or higher
- Flip flops, sandals, water shoes, socks (for extremely hot sand)
- A towel to dry-off or wipe-off sand
In the event of heavy rain, thunder and lightning storms or very high heat, we will access the gym at St. Theresa Shrine Catholic School. It is located at the top of the Brimley hill (adjacent to Cardinal Newman Catholic High School) at 2665 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, ON M1M 1M2 . The gym is permitted for the entire summer season and will always be accessible should we be in need. Depending on the timing of the conditions we may ask parents/guardians to do a pick-up or drop-off at St. Theresa Shrine. If we need to leave the beach mid-day, we will utilize the TTC service that operates within Bluffer’s Park.
Our camp members will be responsible for any of their own valuables that are lost or stolen. We strongly recommend leaving valuables at home.
Safe Arrival Process
If your child will miss a day of camp due to illness or another reason, please give us a call to let us know:Wade McAlister (416) 666-0102. If your son/daughter is absent in the morning, we will call the contact numbers you provided upon registration to ensure that campers are accounted for.
Sign In/Sign Out
All of our camp members will need to be signed in when they arrive and signed out upon departure. Please bring ID at departure just in case one of our staff doesn’t recognize you and needs to confirm that if you are not the guardian, you are authorized by the guardian to be responsible for pick-up. If your child is 13 yrs. or older, an option in our registration portal is available to allow your child to sign themselves out at the end of the day.
If any of our camp members require Epi-Pens or inhalers, they need to be with them at all times. We will provide a cooler for storage and they will be kept at our first aid station.
Accidents and Illness
If your child is seriously injured or involved in an accident, we will notify you once the appropriate emergency services have been contacted. If your child becomes ill while at camp, we will notify you and work together to find a solution that best meets the needs of your child and the other campers.
Our programs are scaled to the individual. Our athletes possess different abilities which creates variability in their athletic performance. It would be unfair to set-up programming that does not recognize the differences from one individual to the next. We factor in developmental stages, physicality literacy, cognition, aggression/passivity and competitiveness.
Re-Hydrating and Re-Fuelling
The combination of physical activity, sun exposure and heat makes re-hydrating essential. Water is excellent and preferable to sugary, dye coloured drinks. Sports drinks that have low sugar, no artificial colours and are high in nutrients are ideal. As for re-fuelling, the best options are proteins (chicken, beef, fish, pork, eggs and beans), high density carbohydrates and fats (roasted potato salad is a great option).
Please ensure your son/daughter has a reusable water bottle (along with a litter-less lunch). We are supplying a large water container should anyone run out. We are trying to eliminate the use of bottled water as a small contribution to environmental care.
Beach Camp Community and Behaviour
At our Beach Camp we think it’s really important that kids understand the role they play in their own success and the success of others. People are able to learn the best and achieve the most when they feel safe to test themselves. A supportive community must exist for this to happen. By “supportive community” we mean one that is free from bullying, teasing, colluding, insults and pranks with intent to humiliate others. Our camp members are expected to be supportive of one another. During disagreements, our expectation is that a resolution must be found without hostility and leaving other camp members feeling safe. If your son or daughter gets openly frustrated or sulks in the face of loss or potential loss and has a tendency to turn on peers, they will be getting regular feedback from staff limiting any lashing out behaviour and promoting positive alternatives. Should any conflicts between peers arise, staff will intervene as non-intrusively as necessary and we’ll work towards a resolution and report this to the guardian upon pick-up. After speaking with the parents/guardian, if conflicts continue to arise with one or more individuals, he/she/they will no longer continue to partake in Beach Camp. Should this be the case, any unused days from the week of camp will be refunded to the guardian.
Beach Camp 2019
It’s been 6 seasons since we launched Beach Camp and we are incredibly proud of the program we provide, the community we represent and the kids we serve. Our goal with every sunrise is to provide a signature summer experience that kids identify with for years to come. We are shaping summer memories and we are building a positive identity within Scarborough!