Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

I’ve already completed my registration, but would like to make a schedule change. Am I able to do this?


Camp Brimacombe will make every effort to accommodate your request to change. As long as there is room for accommodation in the camp times you wish to change your camper to, we will do so. Camp Brimacombe will be unable to facilitate a change if the change will put supervision ratios in jeopardy. Please refer to our Refund and Transfer Policy for further details.




What happens if I cancel my registration after paying?


Camp Brimacombe will make every effort to accommodate the needs of families, as we understand life situations change. The below chart explains our refund and transfer abilities in further details.




How do I apply for my child to attend camp?


The application process begins online – click here to apply now! If you require an alternative method, you can email summercamp@brimacombe.ca, or call us at 905-983-5983, to discuss further options.




How do I request for my Camper to be in the same group as their friends?


When applying for camp, make a note on your camper’s application with the first and last name of the camper(s) you wish to be in a group with. All campers must submit a request to be joined with each other.

At Camp Brimacombe, we want every camper experience to be an enjoyable one. We will make every effort to accommodate your request, but ask that you keep in mind that groups are developed based on age and developmental levels, as well as supervision needs.




What is your camper to staff ratio?


At Camp Brimacombe we maintain a maximum Camper to Staff ratio of 8:1 for our Sprouts program, and 10:1 for our Saplings and Mighty Oaks.




My child has a special need, can Camp Brimacombe accommodate this?


Camp Brimacombe will make every effort to accommodate the needs of all who apply for camp. In the event that we feel we are unsuited to give your camper the best experience possible, we will refer you to a few other camps that will best support your camper.





Before and After Care

I need care beyond the regular camp hours, is this available?


*PLEASE NOTE, OUR EXTENDED CARE PROGRAM WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2020*

Absolutely! We offer an Extended Care Program. Campers can enroll on a weekly or daily basis. The Extended Care Program hours are as follows:

  • Before Care: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
  • After Care: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM





Preparing for Camp

What do I need to send with my child to camp?


To ensure your camper has everything they need for a fun-filled day, we suggest you send your camper with the following items:

  • Healthy lunch
  • At least two snacks (please send more than 2 if in Extended Care Program)
  • Reusable water bottle (we have refill stations on site)
  • Hat
  • Long-sleeve, light-weight shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit, towel and water shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Backpack
  • Appropriate weather gear
  • Bug spray
  • Required medications (Specific administration forms will need to be completed)

We recommend labelling your campers gear with their name, to ensure their items go home with them at the end of each day. Please check out Mabel's Labels (select Camp Brimacombe) for some great options!

We recommend that your camper does not bring the following items:

  • Electronic gadgets
  • Valuables
  • Clothing not suitable for camp (i.e. clothes you don’t want to get dirty!)

Camp Brimacombe is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.




What does a typical day of camp look like?


Counsellors will greet their campers at the drop off area, where they will engage in welcome games until their group has arrived between 8:45 AM – 9:00AM.

Counsellors will proceed to take their campers on daily learning adventures, exploring the outdoors, where they will play games, solve puzzles, complete activities, create art, let their imaginations grow and so much more, as they learn about topics that fall under their themed week. Counsellors will spend the entire day with their campers, from drop off to lunch to pick up.




What should my child leave at home?


We recommend that your camper does not bring the following items:

  • Electronic gadgets

  • Valuables

  • Clothing not suitable for camp (i.e. clothes you don’t want to get dirty!)

Camp Brimacombe is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.




My child takes prescription medication, can I send it to camp?


Yes, prescription medication can be sent to camp, and we will assist in ensuring your camper gets their required dosages of medication.

Please refer to our Health Policies for more information and important forms.

We reserve the right to refuse administering medication if it does not comply with the above specifications.





Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Where do I go for drop off/pick up?


The camp drop-off/pick-up area is accessible through parking lot 4. CounsellorsCounselors cannot release their campers without parents/guardians/emergency contacts initialing the time their camper was picked up.




When should I pick my child up?


Campers are to be picked up anytime between 4:30 PM – 4:45 PM. If you need to pick up prior to 4:30 PM, please provide written notice, in advance, to summercamp@brimacombe.ca.

Should you not be able to pick your child up by 4:30 PM, please notify Camp Brimacombe. Alternate arrangements will be made.

Please note, if a camper is not picked up by 4:30 PM, they will be placed into After Care, and a charge will be incurred. Your campers pick up time will then be extended to 6:00 PM. Camp staff will further review the late pick up policy with you, at the time of pick up.




When should I have my child at camp?


Counsellors will be at the drop off area for 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM. Prior to this, Counsellors use their time to get ready and set up for the day. If you need care prior to 9:00 AM, take a moment to look at our Extended Care Program.




Is it okay if a friend or family member is going to pick up my camper?


Absolutely! In order to make this process seamless, we do request some information ahead of time. On the Camper Application, you will have the opportunity to list a few other guardians (friends/family) to pick up your camper. As long as they are on your list, and can show ID at time of pick up, you do not need to let us know ahead of time- though we do appreciate advance notice.

If a camper is being picked up by someone not listed on their application, we require written notice from the parent. Please email summercamp@brimacombe.ca with the individuals name and identifying information. They will be required to show valid photo ID before your camper is released.





Other

Do you have a lost & found?


Yes, we do have a lost and found!

Items found across our camp will be returned to the Lost and Found at the Main Office. If your camper misplaced an item while at Camp Brimacombe, we will do our best to help you find it. We recommend labelling your campers gear with their name, to ensure their items go home with them at the end of each day. Please check out Mabel’s Labels (Select Camp Brimacombe) for some great options!

Please note: We hold valuable items that have not been claimed including wallets, cell phones, credit cards, and identification for 90 days. Items of lesser value are held for 14 days, from the time of location.





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