March day camp
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March 4 to 8, 2019

For children aged 5 to 12 at September 30, 2018

Aylmer sector

École secondaire Grande-Rivière
100 rue Broad, entrance through door 31 (gym), to the left of the building

“All inclusive” formula

  • Activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Child care included from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • 112 spots per day
  • Option of registering a child for one or more days
Day Code Cost
Monday, March 4 306041 $20
per day per child
(day camp and child care)
Tuesday, March 5 306042
Wednesday, March 6 306043
Thursday, March 7 306044
Friday, March 8 306045

Gatineau sector

École polyvalente Le Carrefour
50 chemin de la Savane (gym)

“All inclusive” formula

  • Activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Child care included from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • 140 spots per day
  • Option of registering a child for one or more days
Day Code Cost
Monday, March 4 306501 $20
per day per child
(day camp and child care)
Tuesday, March 5 306502
Wednesday, March 6 306503
Thursday, March 7 306504
Friday, March 8 306505

Hull sector

École secondaire de l'Île
255 rue Saint-Rédempteur (gym)

“All inclusive” or “single service” formula

  • Activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with or without child care from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m.
  • 168 spots per day
  • Option of registering a child for one or more days
Day Activities
only
$10 per day
Activities AND child care
$20 per day
Code Code
Monday, March 4 387131 387151
Tuesday, March 5 387132 387152
Wednesday, March 6 387133 387153
Thursday, March 7 387134 387154
Friday, March 8 387135 387155

Participant information form

Please fill out this form and hand it in at the reception desk when your child arrives for his/her first day at camp.

Without this information, your child will not be allowed to attend the day camp.

Standard schedule

7 to 9 a.m.:
Child care (supervised free time)

9 a.m.:
Assembly

9:15 a.m. to noon:
Group activities (workshops, games, group game, outings, snacks)

Noon to 1 p.m.:
Lunch

1 p.m.:
Assembly

1:15 to 4 p.m.:
Group activities (workshops, games, group game, outings, snacks)

4 to 5:30 p.m.:
Child care (supervised free time)

Each sector's detailed program will be available in January at service centres and on the Web site.

Ville de Gatineau day camp ratios

Child care (morning, noon and end of the day):

  • All ages: 1 worker per 20 children

Day camp:

  • 5 and 6 year olds: 1 worker per 12 children
  • 7 to 9 year olds: 1 worker per 14 children
  • 10 to 12 year olds: 1 worker per 16 children

Swimming outings:

  • Additional workers and lifeguards to comply with the Société de sauvetage du Québec ratios

General instructions

Clothing

It is recommended that children wear sportswear (slacks, t-shirts, etc.). Dresses, skirts and croc-type shoes are not recommended. Skate shoes (like Heelys) are not permitted. Every day, children must bring:

  • warm clothing (snow pants, tuque, mitts, winter boots, etc.)
  • non marking running shoes;
  • a change of clothes; and
  • an apron or coat to protect their clothes.

It is also recommended that long hair be tied back.

Meals

Every day, children must bring a bottle of water, a lunch and two snacks. Cold meals and ice packs are best because there are no refrigerators or microwave ovens at the sites. The day camp program encourages healthy living, and children are encouraged to eat healthy and be physically active while having fun. You will find several ideas (including healthy lunch suggestions) on easy and pleasant ways for your kids to be more active and eat better at www.tremplinsante.ca

Allergies

Peanuts, nuts and all derivative products are strictly prohibited at the day camp. Any such foods found in lunch boxes will be removed and safely stored. Should there be other food allergies (e.g. kiwi or strawberries) in the group, you will be notified and required to leave those foods out of your child's lunch box.

If your child has any food intolerance or allergy, it is very important that you indicate this on his/her information form, and meet with the person in charge of the site to explain the severity of the allergy, the possible reactions, and the procedure that should be followed in the event of a reaction. Your child will at all times have to have an autoinjector (EpiPen, Ana-Kit) in a bag around his/her waist.

Children with severe allergies (food or other) who require urgent intervention (epinephrine autoinjection and transfer), we ask that you fill out the Severe Allergy Action Plan, which you can get from the person in charge of the site (photo required for quick identification).

Please note that all workers have taken a first aid course and are aware of the measures required in such situations.

Medication

Please note that the staff will not administer any medication, with the exception of epinephrine (adrenaline) if the child can't do it alone.

Other

No games, toys or electronic devices are permitted.

Other pertinent information

Communications with parents

Our preference is the exchange of messages through lunch boxes for all non-urgent information that does not require a meeting between the person in charge of the site and the parent. For example, if any item is missing from the child's backpack, the staff will insert a note in the lunch box.

Attention: Do not call the school office because nobody there will be able to help you. The day camp is organized by Ville de Gatineau. During camp activities, you can reach the workers on their cell phones, for which the numbers will be posted at the sites.

Head lice

If we find lice, we will ask you to come and get your child as soon as possible in order to avoid having it spread. A child with lice will be able to return to camp the day after he/she has undergone the treatment. Useful link: sante.gouv.qc.ca/problemes-de-sante/poux

Lost and found

Any items that have not been claimed by the end of the week will be donated to a community organization.

Extraordinary situations

In case of a storm or disaster, the staff will ensure the safety of the children by keeping them at the camp as long as necessary, even after normal hours.

Outings and activities

You will be notified each day of the outing for that day (if any) by a poster or a sheet listing all of the details.

  • Examples of outings: bowling, family entertainment centre, museum, swimming, skating, movie.
  • Examples of everyday activities: outdoor activities, physical activities, crafts and supervised games.
  • Examples of special activities: mini-tennis, chess, foam swords, improvisation, cooking, home theatre, show.

The activities are subject to change.

Skating

For the skating outing, children must bring skates (in a sport bag for bus transportation) and a helmet (hockey, bike, ski or skateboard). Children who do not have the necessary equipment will take part in other activities at the day camp site.

Swimming

For the swimming outing, children must bring a personal flotation device (PFD) if necessary, a bathing suit and a towel. Long hair must be tied back. Every child will have to pass a swimming test to determine whether they need a PFD.

Departure and arrival times

The departure time for outings is 9:15 a.m. You must arrive at the day camp on time. It is recommended that children arrive at 9 a.m. to take attendance, go over the plan for the day, and avoid missing the bus. We generally return around 3:30 p.m. However, there may be delays under certain circumstances.

During the outings, the team will keep the children protected and safe. If necessary, the person in charge of the site may have to move up the bus schedules to ensure a safe return to the camp. As well, the person in charge of the site will cancel any outing or special activity in the case of weather conditions that could endanger the children or the staff.

Day camp arrival and departure procedures

As a matter of security, we ask that you sign the attendance sheet at the start and at the end of the day, and indicate your child's arrival and departure time.

On the participant information form, you can indicate the names of one or more persons who are authorized to pick up your child, other than the parents or guardians. ID will be requested from anyone picking up your child to confirm their identity. If your child has permission to return home alone, you will have to indicate that on the information form under Participant arrival and departure. Children who have permission to leave on their own will have to sign the attendance sheet themselves.

Late arrival notification

The time of notification is the one that appears on the cell phone of the person in charge of the site.

For children registered for day camp and child care

Children cannot enter the site before 7 a.m., and must leave by 5:30 p.m. Parents who will be arriving after 5:30 p.m. will have to report their late arrival to the person in charge of the site or the workers as soon as possible.

  • First late pick-up: the parent will get a verbal warning and will have to sign the late pick-up form.
  • Second late pick-up: the child will be expelled from the camp for a day, and the parent will have to sign the late pick-up form.
  • Third late pick-up: the child will be expelled from the camp for the week.

For children registered for day camp only (Hull sector)

Children cannot enter the day camp site before 9 a.m. and must leave the site by 4 p.m.

After three warnings registered and co-signed by the parent or guardian on the late pick-up form, the child care will be billed for the week.

Warning in case of inappropriate behaviour on the part of the child

This procedure is intended to clearly outline the boundaries that must be maintained in a group. Every situation will be individually assessed, and the consequences will be determined by the person in charge of the site and the supervisors. Depending on the severity of the behaviour, some steps may be by-passed.

Please note that violence (verbal or physical) and discriminatory comments will not be tolerated.

Warning 1

  • Warning to the child from the person in charge of the site and drawing up of a contract in collaboration with the child
  • Communication with the parents

Warning 2

  • Second exchange with the parents
  • Review of the contract and follow-up with the child

Warning 3

  • Suspension of the child from the day camp the next day

Warning 4

  • Suspension of the child from the day camp for the week
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