2020 Summer Day Camp Notice

As our Public Health experts begin to share plans for the cautious re-opening of our province, it has become increasingly apparent that organizations will need to practice physical distancing and limit the size of gatherings throughout the summer and into the fall. Due to these restrictions, we must cancel our 2020 summer day camp program. More information can be found on our COVID-19 Updates page.

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Recommended browser for ONLINE registration: Google Chrome or Firefox.

 

 


WHAT’S NEW!

Please review this section BEFORE registering.

A number of things have changed regarding the registration process but the quality of our camp that your family has come to depend on has not! We strive to create a positive environment for all campers while promoting creativity, imagination, and physical activity through play.

 

  1. We have moved to a new registration software system

  2. We now offer ONLINE REGISTRATION.
    – Recommended browser: Google Chrome or Firefox.

    – It is safe, secure and convenient.
    – It is available for both daily and weekly registration
    – Registration will open at 10:00am on February 19, 2020 and is available 24 hours per day.
    – Please note: In person registration will only be available Monday through Thursday, 8:30am – 5:30pm and Fridays 8:30am – 4:30pm.
  3. – Unfortunately, the new system does not have the functionality to produce this discount.
    – To help offset the fee difference, we have decreased our rates and our withdrawal fees:
    Weekly rate decreased from $170 (introduced in 2019-20 PD camps) to $165 per week
    Daily rate decreased from $40 (introduced in 2019-20 PD camps) to $39 per day

  4. Payment Plans are only available on Weekly Registrations
    – Unfortunately, the new software system does not have the functionality to provide payment
    plans for the daily registration option.

    Daily Registration: Pay in full at time of registration

    Weekly Registration: Payment options:
    Option 1. Pay in full at time of registration
    Option 2. Payment Plans:
    10% deposit required at the time of purchase
    – 90% due one week prior to the start of camp

    – Payment plans can be set up with Visa, MasterCard or American Express

  5. Withdrawal/Cancellation requests now must be received in writing:
    – please email camps@msvu.ca or drop off your written request at the Mount Fitness Centre.
    – Withdrawal fees are now called “Cancellation Fees”
    – Cancellation fees used to be $5.00 per day. They are now 10% of the daily or weekly rate.
    – You must still provide 3 weeks notice to receive a refund (minus the cancellation fee).
    Review the complete Refund & Cancellation Fee policy listed in the drop down menu below.

Register - Step by Step Guide

2020 Summer Day Camp Notice

As our Public Health experts begin to share plans for the cautious re-opening of our province, it has become increasingly apparent that organizations will need to practice physical distancing and limit the size of gatherings throughout the summer and into the fall. Due to these restrictions, we must cancel our 2020 summer day camp program. More information can be found on our COVID-19 Updates page.

BEFORE REGISTERING:

Please review the “WHAT’S NEW” section below.

* Recommended browser for ONLINE Registration: Google Chrome or Firefox
* Online transactions will time out after 60 minutes

Step #1: Review our Participation Terms & Refund Policy

Complete details are listed below in the drop down folders.
Reminder: recommended browser for online registration is Google Chrome or Firefox.

Step #2: Create an account

Click the “Member Login Button” above and complete the process
*Note: There is a “Medical History” section in the account creation process. There are no questions to be answered. Please proceed by selecting the “Create Account” button.

Step #3: Search for your camp.

You can search two methods:
1. Enter the word “CAMP” in the “Program Name” search bar

2. For a quick search, enter the Program Code (listed below) in the “Program Barcode” search bar.
Please note: Online transactions will time out after 60 minutes.

*PLEASE NOTE: The program codes listed in the original Day Camp Registration Package have been updated. The codes listed in the chart below are updated.

Step #4: Make a payment

We accept the following online payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
– Option #1: Pay in full

– Option #2: Set up a Payment Plan.

Reminder:
* Payment plans are only available on weekly registration selections.
* Daily registrations must be paid in full upon registration.

Step #5: Log out of your account

Step #6: The Registration Package

– This package contains all the information you need to know about camp!

We require that you complete the appropriate section and return it to us in person or via email at camps@msvu.ca BEFORE you arrive at camp for the first time.

  • Online Registration: Complete page 6 only
  • In Person/email registration: Complete page 5 & 6

Want to register in person?

This is still an option but please be advised of the following:
  • In person registration will only be available Monday through Thursday, 8:30am-5:30pm adn Fridays 8:30am-4:30pm.
  • You must complete page 5 & 6 of the MSVU Summer Camp 2020 – Registration Package
  • Now that we have online registration, a registration form that is submitted in person, or via email, will go into a queue for processing.
  • While your form sits in the queue, others can be online, registering for available spaces.
  • Even if you have dropped off, or emailed the form, we will not be able to guarantee a spot until your request has been fully entered into the system, and this will take time.

In person options:

  • can email your form to: camps@msvu.ca
  • drop off in person to the Mount Fitness Centre: MSVU Rosaria Student Centre, Room 221
  • we accept the following payments methods in person: Cash, Debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Dates, Fees, Themes & Descriptions

2020 Summer Day Camp Notice

As our Public Health experts begin to share plans for the cautious re-opening of our province, it has become increasingly apparent that organizations will need to practice physical distancing and limit the size of gatherings throughout the summer and into the fall. Due to these restrictions, we must cancel our 2020 summer day camp program. More information can be found on our COVID-19 Updates page.

Refund Policy & Cancellation Fees

Refund Policy for Summer & PD Camps

*NOTE: THERE WILL BE CHANGES TO THE DAY CAMP WITHDRAWAL FEES.

INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON FEBRUARY 10, 2020.

REFUND POLICY:

To cancel your registration and receive a refund (minus the CANCELLATION FEE- see details below) you must:

– request to withdraw in writing, by emailing camps@msvu.ca,
– submit request THREE WEEKS prior to the day or week of camp that you are requesting to withdraw from.

Exception: Medical reason with supporting documentation.
*Refunds are normally processed within 2-3 weeks of initial request. However, with the university moving to virtual operations in response to COVID-19 concerns, please be advised that refunds could take up to 4-6 weeks for processing.

*Reminder: Payment plans are not available for daily registrations. If you request to cancel a weekly registration (set up on a payment plan) and replace that with daily registrations, we will require those registrations to be paid in full.

Example: If you are registered for Monday to Friday and would like to withdraw from Thursday and Friday, the payment plan will not work. Full payment for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be required to proceed.

 

CANCELLATION FEE:

Each day camp registration will be subject to a CANCELLATION FEE for EACH Withdrawal Request.

– Daily Cancellation Fee: 10% of the daily fee = $3.90 per day

– Weekly Cancellation Fee: 10% of the daily fee = $16.50 per week

 

General information & Camp Guidelines

About Us

Welcome to the Mount’s Summer Day Camp Programs, where fun and safety are always our top priorities! Our Summer, In-service and March Break Day Camps offer a wide range of energetic and exciting activities for children in elementary school.

Since 1983, we have become a leader in offering unique and meaningful active day camp experiences for children in Halifax and surrounding areas. From athletic and recreational games in the gymnasium, to art activities and crafts, to outdoor adventures and scavenger hunts around our beautiful campus and weekly swim trips at the Canada Games Centre, we ensure a fun-filled, safe, and active experience for your child! Our camp Leaders and Coordinators are qualified, experienced Mount students, with many aspiring to teach or work with children through our Child & Youth Studies program or Bachelor of Education program.

Our programs are structured to engage the whole child and create a lasting impression of fun, friends, and memorable experiences. Take a look at our many day camps coming up and other children’s programs offered through the Mount Fitness Centre.

General

We are recreational theme based day camp. Structured Recreational Programming, based on weekly themes, allows our campers to be kids! Our activities include a variety of games, crafts, outdoor adventure, swim trips, etc. Campers will enhance their imagination, learn through movement/play and be physically active!

Does MSVU Day Camps have dedicated spaces for children who may require additional support to participate?

All registration applications are treated equally. When completing the registration process, you will need to provide details of any medical conditions, allergies, disabilities and any other related needs your child may have in order to actively participate.

MSVU Day Camps may deem it necessary to meet with the child and parent/guardian(s) to work collaboratively to develop a potential accommodation plan, if appropriate. Your position in the registration queue will not be impacted during this process.

If it is determined that a child’s needs can be reasonably accommodated in the MSVU Day Camp by increasing the staff to child ratio (current ratio: 1 leader to less than 10 children), acceptance into the program will be dependent on recruitment of qualified staff.

If, after acceptance to MSVU Day Camps, it is determined that a child has needs beyond those that can be supported within a 1 leader to 10 children ratio, the child’s participation may be suspended until a time it can be determined if reasonable accommodations can be made and when they can be put in place.

Ages

The Mount’s Summer Day Camps are for children ages 5 years up to 12 years old

Camp Guidelines

Check out our printable, Summer Camp Guideline in the Registration Package (PDF). This guideline provides information on what to bring, what not to bring, drop off & pick up procedures, disciplinary code, allergies & medication, etc.

 

Daily Schedule

Below is a general idea of a day of camp:

7:30-9:00am Drop off & supervised free play

9:00-11:30am Structured programming: craft, drama, games, activities, outdoor adventure

11:30-1:00pm Lunch Time: A “G” rated movie is played during lunch

12:30-4:00pm Swim Trip – Every camper will swim once per week from Weeks #2-9

1:00-3:45pm Structured programming: craft, drama, games, activities, outdoor adventure

3:45-4:15pm Imagination stations

4:15-5:30pm Pick up and supervised free play

After 5:30pm A late charge of $5 per 15 minutes past 5:30pm will be charged for late pick up

Lunch & Snacks

Campers are responsible to bring their own peanut/nut free lunch and snacks as well as a labeled cup/water bottle.

Swim Trip

Swim trips take place from Week #2 to Week #9

With parental permission, each child may participate in the swim trip once per week.

Travel is on Metro Transit. All fees associated with day trips are included in the registration fee.

If you have any questions/concerns and wish to speak to the Recreation Coordinator,
please call: Brittany Lowe: 902-457-6369 or email brittany.lowe@msvu.ca

 

Participation Terms

Participation Terms

By registering your child in MSVU Day Camps, you agree to the following participation and informed consent terms (also listed on the Registration Form):

– You understand, appreciate and accept the inherent physical risks of these activities. As a condition of registration, the parent/guardian of the camp participant agree to accept full responsibility for any personal property loss or damage and/or any personal injury sustained by the camp participant and on behalf of the camp participant release Mount Saint Vincent University, its employees, agents or volunteers from any loss, damage or injury that may be suffered by the camp participant in connection with participation in the camp.

You understand, appreciate and accept that Mount Saint Vincent University reserves the right to: assign the participant to a group most appropriate for their age or ability and to request any participant to withdraw from the camp/program if the participant is not behaving in an appropriate and reasonable manner.

 

 

Contact Us

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our camp program, please contact us!

For registration, payment & general inquiries, please contact the Mount Fitness Centre:

902-457-6420 or email camps@msvu.ca

For all other camp inquiries, please contact our Recreation Coordinator, Brittany Lowe:

902-457-6369 or email brittany.lowe@msvu.ca

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement:

The Mount is committed to ensuring the protection of your personal information; any personal
information you provide will be collected, disclosed, retained, and made secure in accordance with the conditions stated on this form, and in compliance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act. For further information, please refer to the University Academic Calendars.

The information you provide will be stored in the Legend Recreation Management Software Suite hosted within Canada on a server owned and maintained by Legend Recreation Software Inc. (“Legend”). This arrangement is facilitated through a binding contract between the Mount and Legend.