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Day Camp Programs

Fun for EVERYONE. Day camps offer a fun and safe environment for kids from ages 4–16 to experience sports, music, arts and the fun of being just plain silly. We have something for everyone from Basketball Camp to Kinder Fun and everything in between.

Age Overrides/Camp Transfers

Sometimes you need a little flexibility! For age override requests and camp transfers please contact recinfo@barrie.ca. Please note: cancellation of a camp prior to the start of the program is a possibility, if requested. In these cases you are eligible to receive a full refund minus a $15.00 administration fee. Please contact recinfo@barrie.ca for further information.

Quality Supervision

Our staff to participant ratios reflect our commitment to quality program supervision. Preschool programs operate with a ratio of 1 leader for every 6 children and all other camps operate with a ratio of 1 leader for every 10 campers. These ratios are supplemented with support from our Leadership Development program, mediators and volunteers from the community.  All staff are certified in First Aid, CPR C and require a criminal reference check.  In addition they are trained to interact with children in a positive and developmentally appropriate manner.  All camps follow the Parks and Recreation Ontario "High 5" guidelines for the the Principles of Healthy Child Development.

Fair Play in Camps ... Fun for Everyone

The goal of the City of Barrie Day Camps is to ensure all campers have a rewarding, memorable, safe and fun experience while participating in our program. Providing a safe environment is a collaborative process. We ask that parents/guardians share the following camp rules/guidelines with their child/ren:

  • Respect others and their property
  • Hands off
  • No bullying behavior
  • Listen to the Leaders
  • Stay with the group
  • Use appropriate language
  • HAVE FUN!

If the above guidelines cannot be met, our Fair Play Follow Up process will be implemented. Parent conferences may be required to address concerns at any step in this system. ** Physical aggression towards another person or oneself may require a temporary or full suspension from camp(s).**

Camper Pick Up, Drop Off and Safe Arrival

Campers 10 yrs and under MUST have adult supervision at all times during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Please ensure that regular escorts and emergency contacts are recorded with your registration. Only those adults listed will be permitted to pick up your child(ren). Please notify us if your child will NOT be attending camp that day, or of any change in your child’s pick-up routine by calling 705-792-7908 - this is our Safe Arrival Hotline. Children are NOT allowed to leave the program without written consent from a parent or guardian.

 ** Please note- a late fee of $5.00/15 minutes will be charged for late pick-ups**

Trips - Summer 2014

Girls in Action- Tyndale Trip:  Campers will take a trip to Tyndale for a day of fun in the sun.  The beach day will involve canoeing, swimming and beach volleyball. Whether you are an avid outdoors girl or not there will be some fun for everyone.  Come prepared with bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, and a good lunch. 

Active Youth – Blue Mountain Trip:  Campers will take a trip to Blue Mountain where they will experience Blue Mountain style activities such as the Mountain Coaster which takes riders through the Escarpment’s rolling terrain and thick glades. They will also experience Wind Rider Triple Zips that features three parallel zip lines allowing you to race from platform to platform with your camp friends.  As a team, campers will embark in a timed mission around the mountain to locate all the Geocache treasures. Throughout this adventure you will learn navigation, communication and teamwork skills.  Instruction and Safety equipment all included. 

Inclusion Services

City of Barrie summer camp programs are dedicated to providing an inclusive environment and welcome participants of all abilities to register. 1:1 inclusive leaders and/or specialized camps are available, spaces are limited so please book early. Personal support staff are welcome.  More information please see Inclusion Services

Employment

Students grade 10 and up are encouraged to apply for positions. Applicants must be turning 16 yrs by the end of the year and a full time student.  The application deadline for a Summer job was January 31, 2014 .  Seasonal positions available included:

  • Jr Leader
  • Leader
  • Inclusion Facilitators
  • Supervisor

Qualifications required include Standard First Aid and CPR - level "C".  A recent Criminal Reference Check and experience with children.

Applications are available at all Recreation Centres and online on the City of Barrie employment page.

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