Aqua Fun Academy

Welcome to Summer Camp

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Aqua Fun Summer Camp is more than just a fun way to pass the lazy summer days. It’s a beneficial way learn new abilities while building social skills and making new friends!

AFA’s unique take on summer camps emphasizes swimming, with entire afternoons dedicated to water sports and swimming lessons. AFA’s world class swim instructors are on hand to provide the same level and quality of swimming instruction as they do during the school year. Aqua Fun Summer Camp is one of the few day camps offering two hours of swim time every day!

A typical camp day begins at 9 am with some warm up and stretching, leading in to lots of indoor and outdoor activities, including basketball, ball hockey, soccer, softball, kickball, dodgeball and badminton up until lunch time at 12 pm. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm is relaxing time with arts and crafts style activities. Kids get changed at around 1:45 pm to go into the pool at 2 pm until 4 pm. Pool time is split between water fun activities such as water polo, and swimming lessons. Before and after care options are available.

Dates, times and pricing available below.

Summer Camp Details

Camp Details

Ages: 5 – 14

Special Needs Compatible: Yes

Nut Free Environment: Yes

Camp Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Before Care: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

After Care: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location

Northern Secondary School

451 Mt. Pleasant Ave.

More information on Northern available here.

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Summer Camp Dates and Pricing

Dates
  • Week 1: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 – Friday, July 07, 2017 (Short Week)
  • Week 2: Monday, July 10, 2017 – Friday, July 14, 2017
  • Week 3: Monday, July 17, 2017 – Friday, July 21, 2017
  • Week 4: Monday, July 24, 2017 – Friday, July 28, 2017
  • Week 5: Monday, July 31, 2017 – Friday, August 4, 2017
  • Week 6: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 – Friday, August 11, 2017 (Short Week)
  • Week 7: Monday, August 14, 2017 – Friday, August 18, 2017
  • Week 8: Monday, August 21, 2017 – Friday, August 25, 2017
Price (HST Extra)
Early-Bird Price (before April 15) $349.00 / week
Early-Bird Price (Short Week) $279.00 / week
Price (after April 15) $399.00 / week
Price (Short Week) $320.00 / week
Half Day $225.00 / week
4 Week Package $1200.00 for all 4 weeks
Before Care Cost $50.00 / week
After Care Cost $50.00 / week (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

$100.00 / week (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm)

Summer Camp Registration

How do I register?

General registration is available through our online registration system here.

For over the phone registration you can also reach John directly at 416-670-8306 or through the main line at 416-904-6284.

Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

What should my child bring / wear to camp?

We have a lot of fun and tend to get dirty when playing. Please dress your child in clothing that can accommodate a variety of activities. Choose fabrics that are cool and lightweight. It’s a good idea to layer clothes as mornings can be cool and days can be very hot. Children are very active in our programs — running, climbing, rolling, jumping — so please choose shorts or lightweight pants (no skirts or dresses), and running shoes (flip-flops for pool deck only). Running shoes and shoes that have a closed toe are preferred foot wear as we want to ensure your child’s safety. Swim shoes / sandals can be worn during swim / water play.

Each camper receives on the first day:

  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Daily snacks and drinks

Please send your child to camp with the following:

  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra Clothing
  • Swim Suit and Towel

Lunches and Snacks

Campers are required to bring their own lunch, snacks, and extra drinks. We provide snacks and drinks to campers, however we recommend packing extra snacks and drinks for your kids as well as a redundancy. Foods should not require refrigeration or a microwave. Due to the number of participants who have severe food-related allergies, food restrictions must be communicated before the first day of camp.

ALLERGY ALERT:
Peanuts, peanut butter, nuts and all foods containing nut by-products are NOT permitted at camp. If you are unsure, please contact camp staff.

Camp Hours and Late Fees

Unless otherwise stated, camps operate between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. If needed, Before and After Camp Programs are offered.

Unless otherwise stated, camp ends at 4 pm and After Camp Programs end at 6 pm.

For every 15 minutes that you are late picking up your child, you will be charged $8 per child.

If you believe tardiness might become an issue, we strongly recommend purchasing the aftercare option in advance to avoid additional fees.

0-15 minutes late $8.00
16-30 minutes late $16.00
31-45 minutes late $24.00
46-60 minutes late $32.00

What if my child is going to be absent?

If your child is going to be absent please call the AFA main office at 416-904-6284 or your site director’s direct number, which will be provided to you by the site director, and leave a message.

Pick-up and Drop-off

Children must be dropped off and picked up in the area designated for their camp, which is clearly marked at each facility. In order to ensure maximum safety, parent / guardians will be required to sign in and sign out campers each day.

If you give permission for another person to pick up the camper from camp, an Authorized Participant Pick-up and Sign Out Form will need to be completed. These forms are available prior to and during camp. We will ask all people we have not met to identify themselves with photo identification (e.g. driver’s license). The person must be over the age of 16. If someone comes to pick up your child without your prior written authorization, we will contact you for verbal permission before releasing your child.

Wristbands

On the first day of camp, identification bands will be placed on the wrists of each camper. These wristbands will assist staff in quickly identifying children who are part of AFA’s camp.

Please do NOT remove this band from your child’s wrists until their camp is over.

Toileting

Children must be fully toilet-trained to attend all programs that do not require parent/guardian participation.

About Camp Staff

Camp staff are carefully selected based on their former experiences working with children, along with their display of enthusiasm, strong leadership skills and sound judgment.

Qualifications for camp staff include:

  • Pre-camp training sessions;
  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR Certificate;
  • CIT/LIT Certification or equivalent;
  • High Five: Principles of Healthy Child Development Certification; and
  • Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check

What if my child loses something?

To help ensure all belongings return at the end of the day, teach your child to put items back in their backpack when they’re finished with them. It also helps to label all items with your child’s name and to have your child help pack their backpack so they know what’s inside — many kids don’t recognize their own stuff, especially if it’s new! It’s important that children bring a backpack, since it’s easier to carry and more sturdy than a plastic bag. Any found items at the end of the day are collected and stored at the location. If your child loses something, call your program director directly or visit to look through the lost and found. AFA is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Please encourage your child to bring only what’s needed for the program to camp. Do not bring electronic toys.

Lost and Found Disclaimer: Our staff will do their best to ensure children keep their belongings in their backpacks, but sometimes things get left behind. Please check daily to ensure your child is coming home with everything they left with!

Weather Information

Extreme Heat:

Staff will consult with weather and air quality reports prior to children going outdoors in extreme heat. The following circumstances should be considered:

  • temperature
  • air quality level
  • age of children
  • location of play area
  • appropriate clothing
  • time of day

Staff will follow these guidelines for minimizing the risk of heat and smog related illnesses and will utilize indoor space for programming.

Thunderstorms:

Programs will continue to operate, however, children will remain indoors continuing their normal camp day until the storm passes and it’s safe to continue to play outdoors.

What if my child needs medication?

AFA’s first priority is the safety and wellbeing of all participants; AFA has guidelines in place for staff when it comes to administering medication. A form will need to be filled out prior to our AFA staff being able to administer medication.

Prescription Medication

Staff will ensure the following measures are in place before accepting and or administering medication.

Medication is:

  • In its original container
  • Labeled with the child’s full name
  • Labeled with the name of the medication
  • Labeled with the date of purchase
  • Labeled with the dosage instructions
  • Labeled with time(s) to administer
  • Label with an expiry date
  • Accompanied with a measuring device
  • Accompanied with possible side effects and / or limitations
  • In a zip lock bag labeled with child’s full name

Individual plan should include:

  • A description of the child’s allergy
  • Monitoring and avoidance strategies
  • Signs and symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction
  • Action to be taken by staff in the event the child has an anaphylactic reaction
  • Parent/guardian consent for child care centre staff to administer the allergy medication
  • Emergency contact information (parent/alternate emergency contact/emergency services)

Non-Prescription Medication

If a parent/guardian requests AFA staff to administer medication that is over the counter, a detailed doctor’s note stating the following must accompany the medication:

  • The date the note was written
  • The reason for the medication to be administered (high fever to control seizures)
  • The expiry date for the note (is it good for one time only or a specific time period)
  • The child’s full name
  • The name of the medication
  • The dosage of the medication to be given
  • The time(s) the medication is to be given
  • Any side effects (this could be located on the original box/container)
  • A receipt of purchase

What if my child becomes ill during the day?

If your child is too ill to participate fully in all aspects of the program, please keep them home. When a child is feeling poorly the last place they want to be is on a car ride, outdoors in the heat, or around all their friends who are busy having fun. In the event your child becomes ill at an AFA program, we will call you to come and pick them up.

How do I protect my child from the sun?

The best way to ensure children are protected from the sun is teaching them how to apply sunscreen and to wear a hat at all times when outdoors. Please send sunscreen labeled with your child’s name to camp, and we will remind them to reapply throughout the day.

We will also plan activities so that children are not in the hot sun all day, and blend active and quiet activities. Staff teach children sun safety:

1. Wear a wide-brim hat.
2. Apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.
3. Play in the shade.
4. Wear loose fitting clothes that cover your arms and legs.
5. Wear sunglasses with uVA and uVB protection.

And remember, sun safety is important regardless of who you are — let’s work together to keep your child’s skin safe this summer!

Program Cancellation

Register early to help ensure your camp of choice will run. If we do not have enough registrants for a camp, it will be cancelled. If we cancel a camp you have registered for, we will contact you to help you choose a different camp. If we cannot find another camp that meets your needs, we will issue you a full refund within four weeks of the cancellation.

What if I have to cancel my child’s registration?

Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to Client Services via email. Requests for refunds received prior to 28 days from your session will receive a refund minus an administration fee of 20% of the total fee or $50 (whichever is greater). Refund requests received with less than 28 days notice from your camp are subject to an administration fee of 50% of the total fee. Refund requests that are received after 12 p.m. on the Friday before the camp starts will not qualify for a refund. Any refund requests are considered on an individual basis. A doctor’s note is required for cancellations due to medical reasons. Refunds are not granted for inclement weather and take four to six weeks to process.

Can I visit my child’s program?

Visiting your child’s program location is the best way to learn more about their experience. Call ahead, directly to the program director to make arrangements to meet your child’s group at the designated meeting area. You will be asked to wear a visitor badge and sign in and out.

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