ActiveU Camp FAQ’s
Q: What is the age range for ActiveU?
ActiveU is intended for children in grades 3-6 (in the summer months, camp is gear towards children that are going to starting grades 3-6). We have a limited age range so we can be sure that all of our activities are suitable for all children are participating.
Q: What does a typical day look like for campers at ActiveU?
Drop off is from 8:30 am to 9:00 am, and we keep the children busy throughout the day with 4-5 activities, 2 snack breaks, a 45-minute lunch, and pool time! During our week long camps (March Break and Summer), our camps will include visits with various faculty and staff to help learn more about the campus. The children are kept busy until pick-up, which is between 4:00 and 4:30
Q: What are some of the activities that the campers will participate in?
We try to have as much variety in our days as possible! Generally, our activities are based on a specific sport, such as basketball, soccer, dodgeball, tag, or ultimate frisbee, to name a few. To mix things up, we also have activities that are facilitated by guest faculty members, some craft based activities such as a camp favourite, tie-dye, and we love to spend as much time outside as we can!
Q: My child is not a very comfortable swimmer – can they still participate in swim time?
Yes. Every camper will be given a swim test at the start of every camp, which consists of swimming the length without touching the bottom or sides of the pool. If your child does not pass the swim test they will be required to stay in the shallow end of the pool. We encourage campers who are not comfortable swimming to bring a lifejacket with them for use. Your child’s safety is our #1 concern while in the pool. ActiveU staff are required to be in the pool during swim time, and extra life guards are on duty during this time.
Q: Is there a cancellation or refund policy?
In the event of a cancellation 1 weeks prior to the start of the program, there will be a 25% service charge for each session cancelled. No refunds will be made after the start of the program, for any reason. A credit will be issued for future camps if a participant has an accident or injury during the camp. No refund will be given if a child leaves ActiveU on their own accord, is a “no show”, or is expelled.
Q: Is ActiveU Nut-Free?
We ask that all campers back nut-free snacks and lunches. However, we are in a public facility and cannot guarantee there will be no exposure to nut products.
Q: How do you handle behavioural issues or discipline?
At ActiveU we feel each camper should have fun. In the event of misbehavior from one person or a group of people, ActiveU staff will work diligently to make sure it does not impact negatively on the rest of the campers. ActiveU works on a three-strike policy. Any behaviours that can be portrayed as bullying and harassment are not tolerated and will result in dismissal from camp.
Strike One: Any camper who fails to adhere to camp rules, or exhibits behaviour that is clearly intended to annoy or endanger other campers, will be privately and formally warned by staff about their inappropriate behaviour.
Strike Two: A camper who chooses to continue their misbehaviour will result in a conversation with the camp coordinator. At this time they will be told that further misbehavior will result in a phone call to their parent or guardian.
Strike Three: Any further inappropriate behaviour will result in a meeting with parents and the Camp Coordinator and expulsion from camp.
- Campers who are expelled from camp for disciplinary reasons will not receive a refund of any fees paid to attend camp.
- Any of the above steps may be repeated at the discretion of camp staff.