Kumbuka FAQs for Summer Camp

ATTENDANCE, CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS

  • If your child will be absent from camp, please call or send us an email to let us know.
  • If you are going to be arriving late for camp, please notify us by email or phone.
  • Should you wish to add or change any weeks, please let us know by the Wednesday of the preceding week so that we can make the necessary arrangements.  Changing weeks and/or programs is not a problem as long as there is space available.  The cost of adding any additional weeks are subject to the prices in effect as of January 1, 2017.  

 IMPORTANT DATES

  • Monday July 3rd: Closed for Canada Day! (no camp)
  • Monday August 7th: BC Family Day (no camp)

*** Also check out our our Calendar online for special events***  

CAMP HOURS

Regular camp hours are from 9:30am-4:30pm (drop off from 9:10am and pick up between 4:15-4:30pm) 

Extended hours are from 8:00am- 5:00pm 

EXTENDED DAY:

Extended day fees will be charged at the end of each week.

  • For morning Extended Day: Drop off campers from 8:00am-9:10am, the cost is $10.00.
  • For Afternoon Extended Day: Our coordinator will meet parents and sign out campers from 4:30-5:00pm, the cost is $5.00 From 5:00-5:30pm, the cost is $10.00. 

Campers staying in extended hours in the afternoons will have the option of participating a free-play, art or movie activity. We will be provide a healthy snack.   

COMMUNICATION

We can be reached by phone throughout the day. Camp is a busy place, if you get our answering machine, we will call you back as soon as possible.  Email is a great way to reach us, we check our emails throughout the day.

STAFF:

In our opinion there is nothing more important in a camp that a strong staff. We devote much time and effort finding and retaining the best people for the job. We know that your child’s counsellor will play a vital role in his/her camp experience. With that in mind we train our staff in all aspects of being a camp counsellor. From first aid, to safety procedures, to age appropriate programming to the responsibilities of being a Kambuka Summer Camp staff member.  

PARENT FEEDBACK:

We are always trying to improve and welcome your feedback. We make every effort to ensure all our campers are happy and having a great time at camp. That being said, should a problem arise or you and your child are unhappy about anything, please let us know immediately. The faster we know about a problem, the sooner we can work towards resolving it.

 LOST AND FOUND: 

We do our best to make sure that campers go home with all their belongings every day. If things do get lost, we will make every effort to find and return them. To help with this, please label all clothing and items brought to camp with your child’s first and last name. We have a designated lost and found area.

DAILY PHOTOS: 

Photos will posted on our website at the end of each week. A password will be sent to you closer to the camp in order to access them.  

SAFETY & WEATHER

 SAFETY:  

The safety and security of your children is our number one priority at camp. Campers are not allowed to go anyWHERE without a staff member.  We are very proud of low camper to staff ratio allowing for excellent supervision.  Our staff are trained to  be mindful and  vigilant about the safety of their campers at all times.  

WEATHER:

Rain or shine Kumbuka Summer Camp is a great place to be! Programming and scheduling are done in the best interests of our campers to ensure a safe and fun day for everyone. On days on of extreme heat, we will make sure the campers drink lots of water, get ample time in the shade and indoors and regularly apply sunscreen.

When it’s a rainy day, our indoor facilities accommodate all fun activities activities.

LUNCH & ALLERGIES:

 Campers are very active at camp, and work up a healthy appetite. Please make sure your child comes to camp with a full lunch each day. This includes at least 2 snacks, a lunch (nothing that needs a microwave please), a water bottle and a drink. For those staying in extended day, an extra snack is a good idea. Lunches should be sent in a lunchbox with an ice pack and labelled with your child’s name.

FUN LUNCHES: We offer three fun lunches every week. Pizza Wednesdays, and Subway Fridays. A form will be sent home every Monday with your child. Each lunch includes a juice box and a dessert. The cost is $8.00/per lunch.
Campers who sign up for fun lunches should still bring a drink and 2 snacks as well as a bottle of water. **Please remember all food must be peanut and nut free**    

ALLERGIES: Kambuka Summer Camp is proud to be a nut aware camp. We have many children in camp with life threatening allergies, please make sure all food sent to camp with your children is peanut and nut free.  

 MEDICATIONS: 

Please call us to arrange to drop off any medication, inhalers, epipens etc… before your child’s first day. Print your child’s name clearly on any medication and advise us if it requires refrigeration. If anything has changed in regards to your child’s health since we have received your registration form, please contact us and let us know.  

GETTING READY FOR CAMP

WHAT TO SEND TO CAMP EACH DAY: 

  • One towel and bathing suit
  • Sneakers (we don’t recommend crocs or flip flops)
  • A sunhat
  • Sunscreen. Please label the sunscreen and place in a zip-lock bag
  • A cold lunch with an ice pack, plus 2 snacks and a refillable water bottle.
  • A plastic bag in your child’s backpack to put the wet bathing suit in after swim.
  • Optional: Swim goggles and flip flops for the pool (please label)  

WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME:

  • Electronics, including cell phones and ipods
  • Valuable items such as jewellery
  • Any clothing you mind getting dirty
  • Trading cards
  • Toy guns (including water guns)