In 2021, Discovery Camp will be located in the Bill Thompson Arena for July 5 - August 13. For August 16 - 27, we'll be in the Peoples' Centre.
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You can drop off your child in the Bill Thompson Arena (July 5-August 13) or the Peoples' Centre (August 16-27) in the mornings after 7:45 am. Please come into this area with your child to sign-in (no drop-offs at the curb). Please note, on trip days, children must be dropped off by 8:30 am to ensure we can travel on time.
Pick up will occur in the same area as drop off. If we're somewhere else enjoying the summer weather, we will post on the door and inform parents through the iCare app. Please note, only authorized people (indicated on registration forms) are twill be permitted to pick up your child.
Our daily ratio is one leader to up to 10 children per group.
Staff members are required to participate in our full staff training program held over a week prior to the start of the Summer Camp season. Staff training includes workshops, courses, and hands-on learning opportunities. All staff are required to have Standard First Aid, CPR C, and a Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Screening.
Each day, please ensure your child comes prepared with:
DO NOT SEND TO CAMP
Discovery: Each day, we do 4-6 periods of activities from 45 minutes to 1 hour that relate to the theme of the day (arts, crafts and culture, physical or outdoor activity, educational, and totally awesome theme activities). We set a weekly calendar and post it on our Facebook page and in our Centre so parents and kiddos can get excited for what we have planned!
Give us a call or send us a text at 780-223-9217!
You can also call the FCSS Front Desk at 780-865-6036 or send us an email!
Our groups are made up by age group. If your child and their friend are similar ages, let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate!
Yes! Our core team is here year-round, as we also operate the Hinton Kids for Success out-of-school care program. Give us a call at 780-223-9217 or send us an email!
Child Care Subsidies from the Province of Alberta are available to families that qualify. To see if you qualify call 1-877-644-9992. You can also estimate your subsidy or view subsidy information online at the Government of Alberta website.
We always have our eyes on the skies! In case of inclement weather, we will cancel activities as appropriate to ensure the safety of the children within our care. We always have a fabulous back-up plan in place with more engaging and creative activities just in case.
We sure do! We keep it by the door - if you're missing something specific, let our team know. At the end of Camp, anything remaining is donated to the Share Shop so don't forget to check!
Please review the Hinton Kids for Success & Discovery Camp Policy Manual: Fees, Refund, & Credit Policy HKFS Policy #001
Please review the Hinton Kids for Success & Discovery Camp Policy Manual: Child Guidance Policy #003