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Summer Day Camp coming to Thamesford!

SUMMER CAMP IS FULL.  Thanks to everyone who registered their kids for our first summer day camp program!  If you require child care this summer, consider day camp programs at Westminster Church (Thamesford) or Beachville Museum.

Flyer for Summer Day Camp Program

Camp Registration forms now available!  Registration will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  Register early to avoid disappointment!

Day Camp Parent Evaluation

Help us improve our Day Camp program! All feedback is appreciated. Consider completing a quick survey about your experience with the Zorra Summer Day Camp program.  Visit Survey Monkey for the evaluation.

Day Camp Frequently Asked Questions

DATES, TIMES & LOCATION

Camp hours will be from 9am to 4:00pm, with drop off starting at 8:30am and pick at 4:30pm.  Before and after care is available from 7:30am-8:30am and 4:30pm-5:30pm at an additional cost of $20.00 per week for each before or after care, or a total of $40/week for both before and after care.

Camp will start each day with parent sign in at either Thamesford Public School or Thamesford Scout Hall. Pick up will occur at the same location as drop off. You will be notified which venue to arrive at as your camp week approaches.

COSTS

Registration fees are $150.00 per child per week. (*except for our 4-day camp on August 8-11, which will cost $120.00.) Camper must register for the entire week, part weeks are not permitted.

Refunds will be issued up until 30 days from the start of camp and subject to $35.00 administration fee.

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS

Camp will be accepting children who will be 5 years old and not older than 10 years old on or before December 31st, 2017. (Born between 2007 to 2012)

REGISTRATION

Forms are available HERE (link?), at the Township Office and at both Community Centres in Thamesford and Embro. Registration will take place starting March 20th. Register early as there is a possibility that you may be put on a waitlist.

IN PERSON

Please bring your completed forms and payment to the following locations:

Township of Zorra Office
274620 27th Line (at Hwy 19)
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm (closed on Statutory Holidays)
Accepted Payment: cash, cheque and debit.

Thamesford District Recreation Centre
85 Middleton Street, Thamesford
Monday to Friday 8am-4pm

*hours confirmed until April 28th.

Accepted Payment: cash & cheque.

ONLINE

Completed registration forms can be emailed, payment can be made through online bank transfer (bill payment) to Zorra, account #: 123456789000

STANDARD DAY AT CAMP

Campers can expect days full of fun and excitement! A typical day will include outdoor activities, games, crafts, trips to the local parks and library and swimming in the afternoon! Our weekly themes help guide our activities, outings and special guests throughout the Camp day.

Here are the exciting Weekly Theme’s that we have planned:

Week

Date

Theme

Description

1

July 3rd-July 7th

The Olympics

Which country will prevail over all? Campers will have the opportunity to play multiple interactive games similar to sports in the Olympics and while learning about different countries.

2

July 10th- July14th

Crazy Scientist

Life beyond the microscope! Campers can partake in extraordinary science experiments including a visit from a special guest.

3

July 17th- July 21st

Sport Fanatics

Live and breathe sports? Campers will have the opportunity to engage in a different sport every day, and develop fundamental skills.

4

July 24th- July 28th

We Love Disney

Have a favourite princess or superhero? This week campers will get to live out their fantasy’s while play co-operative games based off of their favourite Disney movies and characters.

5

July 31st- August 4th

Amazing Animals

For all of the animal lovers. Have the opportunity learn about amazing animals, with a special guest from an animal expert.

6

August 8th- August 11th

This Week’s Got Talent

Do you stick out above the rest? Campers will have the opportunity to show their talents. Special appearance from a talented guest too!

7

August 14th- August 18th

Water Works

Escape from the hot summer sun and cool off with water works. This week campers will play multiple water based games.

8

August 21st-August 25th

The Outback Adventure

Up for an adventure? This week campers will find their adventurous side going on scavenger hunts and a special hiking adventure.

9

August 28th-September 1st

Wacky Week

Multiple different themes will take place this week, with a different and wacky one each day!

SWIMMING

We will be swimming every afternoon! As safety is our first priority, campers 6 and under will be required to wear a lifejacket, regardless of their swimming ability. All campers wishing to use the deep end will be required to complete a swim test.

You can sign your child for lessons too! Finish the Camp day in the pool, and add on five 30 minute swim lessons for only $35 (4 Day Week - $28)! Lessons will occur between 4pm-5pm. Confirmation of your child’s swim time will be confirmed prior to the start of camp.

STAFF

We are working towards creating an amazing and dynamic team! We are looking for staff who demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm and experience working with children. All staff will be certified in Standard First Aid/CPR and High Five*, and will complete in depth, onsite training prior to the start of camp.

*High Five is Canada’s only comprehensive quality standard for children’s sport and recreation, an evidence-based approach to healthy child development

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

If you know of anyone who would like to apply to join our team, the can direct their resume to Stephanie Starchuck by email.  All applicants must be 16 years of age to be considered. Additionally, our job postings can be found here.

Not 16 years old? We are also interested in volunteers who would like to become part of the ‘Leader in Training’ team! This group of people will assist staff throughout the camp day making sure that our campers have the best experience possible!