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2022 Camps registration opening in Scugog

COURTNEY McCLURE, The Standard

SCUGOG: Registration for summer camps in Scugog is now open. Interested participants can complete registration online or in person.

According to the recreation programmer, Lianna Jess, you can email recreation@scugog.ca, call 905-985-8698 or, if you need assistance or have a question, you can visit the arena in Port Perry, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

“We encourage online registration; however, we can always accommodate in person registration, as we want everyone to do what is best for them.” said Ms. Jess.

You can register online, at the Township of Scugog’s website. To find specific dates, please look in the Leisure and Activity Guide, also available on the Township’s website.

Many camps within Scugog have an age requirement your child must meet, before they are eligible to join specific camps. Please read the camp’s description carefully and ensure your child is of age before registering for specific camps.

Camps start at 8:30 a.m. and run until 4:30 p.m. According to the Township’s website, their extended care supervision is unavailable for this year.

If you are a first-time camper, here are a few suggestions on what to bring. Make sure to bring a nut-free lunch and snacks, a refillable water bottle, comfortable running shoes and an extra set of clothing.

The Township asks parents to apply sunscreen to their child(ren) every morning before camp starts, as staff aren’t allowed to apply sunscreen to campers.

Ensure all items have your child’s name neatly written on them, so they don’t get lost or taken by another camper accidentally. Personal belongings, such as toys, aren’t allowed at camp.

If a camper needs extra support or accommodations to participate in camp activities, the Township expects at least a month’s notice. This is to make sure the Township has an adequate time frame to assess and arrange for program support.

While at camp, each camper will be asked to agree to a “code of conduct.” If a camper cannot or refuses to follow the code of conduct, they may be asked to leave the camp to ensure the safety of other campers and all participants. If this happens, the Scugog Refund Policy will apply.

Leaders for each camp are certified in CPR, level C, and first aid. They also have the High Five Principles of Healthy Childhood Development. High Five is Canada’s “quality standard” for leisure and recreation programs. It was founded in 2001, by Parks and Recreation Ontario. To learn more about High Five, its training and its principles, please visit highfive.org.

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