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The Town of Canmore is pleased to provide quality day camps for children and youth in our community.
Our commitment is to ensure your child has a safe, rewarding and memorable day camp experience. Through carefully planned itineraries, we will provide meaningful and age-appropriate activities that take into consideration Canmore and our local resources.
Our day camp leaders know how to create fun in an environment that is safe, and fosters learning and growth! We understand the importance of building positive relationships between staff and participants. Each day camp leader has an RCMP Security Clearance, current first aid certification and takes part in pre-camp training sessions.
Big Fun Camps run out of the Canmore Recreation Centre located at 1900 8 Ave.
PRE AND POST CARE - AGES 5 - 11 YEARS
Care for your child is available before and after full day camps. This is a service we provide free of charge and no pre-registration is required (8:30 - 9:00 a.m. and/or 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.)
Our programs are offered for children/youth aged 5-11 years of age. Please note children must be “age appropriate” by December 31st in order to register for camp.
WAITLIST & CANCELLATION POLICIES
If a program is full, you may place your name on a waitlist (current contact information is required). There is no charge for this service. If space becomes available, you will be contacted immediately. If your plans have changed and you decline, then the next person on the list will be contacted.
If a program is cancelled due to insufficient registration, a Customer Experience agent will contact you by phone to notify you that the class has been cancelled. At that time, patrons have the choice of a full refund or to leave the credit on the account to use towards future programs or courses.
Once a program has begun, no refunds or credits will be given unless it’s for medical reasons and the request is accompanied by a medical note. Refund requests prior to one week of the program start date are fully refundable. There are no refunds, transfers, or credits if you cancel within one week of the program start date.
Unless otherwise stated, leader to participant ratios at Big Fun are as follows:
|5-6 year olds||1:8|
|7-8 year olds||1:10|
|9-11 year olds||1:12|
All children must complete a waiver with Elevation Place annually. This can be completed online prior to the day of camp.
WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP
Please send your child with a water bottle, clothing for changing weather conditions, appropriate footwear, swim suit and towel (on swim days), and a backpack. All items should be personally labeled.
- LUNCH AND SNACKS
Participants are required to bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks. Peanut butter, nuts and all foods containing nut by-products are not permitted at camp. Any additional allergy concerns will be posted at camp.
In order to keep your child safe in the pool, all participants will receive an orientation prior to entering the pool. Children 6yrs and up will be invited to try the swim test allowing them to swim without a life jacket. These tests are at the discretion of the lifeguards on duty. Children under 6yrs will be required to wear a life jacket regardless of swimming ability.
CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
We encourage children with disabilities and/or special needs to participate in our program. Please inform the Child and Youth Coordinator at 403.678.8933 of your child’s needs prior to registering to ensure a positive day camp experience.
Financial assistance is available through the Affordable Services Program. To apply for the program visit the Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) office which is located in the Canmore Civic Centre at 902-7th Ave. You can also call the FCSS office for more information at 403.609.3743. Eligible individuals will be provided with an Affordable Service Program Identification card.