Daycamp Information

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Welcome to Camp

 Safe - Inclusive - Fun - Active

Parks, Recreation & Culture is proud to offer our dynamic daycamp and specialty camp programs. We strive to help you in your quest to find activities to keep your child engaged and active in a safe, active, inclusive and fun environment. 

Explore this page to learn all you need to know about joining us for daycamps!


PREPARING FOR PROGRAM

Program Waiver Required

Each participant will need to have the form completed/sent prior to participation in the program:

Options for Submitting your Waiver:

  1. Completing the fillable PDF forms, and electronically submitting them via email to: prcchildrensprograms@mapleridge.ca. (preferred)
  2. Printing out a copy, filling it out at home and bringing it to your first day of camp. 
  3. Fill out a paper copy on site at sign in.


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Children's Participation Waiver Form
Program Guide
  1. Water bottle
  2. Wear: Comfortable weather appropriate clothing, and active close toed footwear
  3. Lunch/ Snack (For programs longer than 2 hours)
  4. Seasonal: Sunscreen, Bug Spray, Hat + Sunglasses

We recommend that participants leave electronics, valuables and personal toys at home.
The City of Maple Ridge is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.

Lunches + Snacks

We are a peanut/tree nut aware program.  Please provide your child with a nutritious peanut/tree nut free lunch & snacks, and plenty of water to drink for every day of program. Refrigeration is not available at programs, therefore we recommend insulated lunches bags or packing a frozen water bottle with your child’s lunch.  As part of our attention to camper safety, we will have regular water breaks, so please pack a water bottle that can be refilled. 

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  1. Other Program Info
  2. Withdrawals & Refunds

Program Hours 

The program hours vary between 8:30am-3:30pm.  Early drop off before camp start time is not permitted. Program start times are set so that the staff are able to set-up and be well prepared to have fun with the camper(s) for the day.

Our Camp Leaders 

A caring leader is an essential component in ensuring a positive day camp experience for your child.  Our leaders are fun, knowledgeable, energetic and personally invested in ensuring a successful camp experience.

All of our staff have been through a thorough screening process including a criminal screening check.  All staff are certified in first aid and receive specific training on running camps and recreation programs. Our staff are trained on topics such as program planning, understanding child behavior & development, problem solving, emergency procedures, as well as practical experience such as leading cooperative games, crafts etc. 

Drop Off/Pick Up

  • Parent/Guardian will drop off and pick-up at the designated drop-off/pick-up zone at each location.  This will be identified with signage and/or staff direction.
  • Only parents/guardians and designated pick-ups listed on the participant form will be permitted to pick up children.
  • If you know in advance that your child will be absent please notify the camp staff. Follow up phone calls will be made if a participant is absent and staff have not been notified. It is important that participants arrive no later than 15 minutes after the start of the program. 

Age Requirements

Our staff/child ratios reflect our commitment to safety and high-quality program supervision.

  • School Aged Programs: 1 Staff for 12 participants
  • Early Years Programs: 1 Staff for 8 participants 

Age Requirements

In order to register for programs, participants must meet the minimum age requirement at the start of the camp.  Any age exception requests will be reviewed by the Children’s Recreation Programmer prior to registration.

Inclusion

 The City of Maple Ridge is committed to creating inclusive and accessible recreation programs. Our programs foster social connections, and promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

Photo Release

Photographs of participants may be taken at any time for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to have your child’s photo/name used please ensure you indicate this on the participant waiver form.

Late Fees

Please ensure that you make note of the camp end time as end times vary from camp to camp. Please notify the camp staff if you are going to be a few minutes late. We will charge you $1 per minute if you do not pick-up your child within 5 minutes of the end time.

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