2022 – 2023 Camp Waterdown School Age PA Days and Holiday Care Registration

2022 – 2023 PA DAYS & Holiday Program

Registration for the January 4, 5, & 6 Winter Holiday Program 2023 has begun! It is a 3-day registration and CWELCC reduced rates will apply for children under 6 years old (or who turn 6 in January).  A link to register will appear on your Family Registration page.

NOTE: We only have limited space available for our January Holiday Program.  Our enrolled Before & After School children (and siblings where we are able) are offered priority to register until December 9th.

If your children do not attend our Before & After School Programs, we are accepting Wait List registrations now, and will offer up any remaining space after December 9th on a priority basis. No deposit is required for our Wait List

If you are interested, at any age, it is worth going on our no-obligation Wait List as we may expand our capacity if there is enough interest shown.

In some cases registrants and children in Grade 1-2 and sibling groups may be offered space in a Mixed Age group with Kindergarteners.  Reduced CWELCC Rates will apply for children under 6 or who turn 6 in January.

Our program will be closed December 26 – 30, 2022. School and program closures can be found here.

Registration for prior registrants is done from your Family Registration page here: https://www.campwaterdown.com/registration/#fndtn-tabpane-0-1
[Hint: Be sure to Update your Child Record first if it hasn’t been done since the new year.]

Registration for new families is done starting at the bottom of this page.

Once registered for a specific program, should you wish to add on another day , please contact register@campwaterdown.com (or use the Change Request Link associated with your registration) as this needs to be processed manually.

We will only send an email to our general mailing list (outside of current and past participating Member) if we have significant spaces remaining to offer.

Building Confidence / Having Fun!

Our PA Day and School Holiday programs are very specially planned to both entertain and educate children in a wide variety of exploration, STEM activities, resiliency, art, sports and achievement skills.

Our educators group children within their age cohorts and redefine the day’s theme in discussion and coordination with the whole group so that we make each day a special and custom experience for your children. Our philosophy here is that we empower children to contribute to their own education experience, to learn the way they do best, while making new friends and coming away with a well balanced day of physical activity, mind challenges, and mindfulness thinking.

Location
Guy B. Brown Elementary School at 55 Braeheid Ave., Waterdown

Hours
7:30am – 5:30pm (Drop Off Time is 7:30-9:00am only and Pick Up Time is 4:00-5:30pm ONLY.

Snacks
Our full day programs and field trips do not provide children with snacks or drinks other than water to fill water bottles, so please remember to pack a nutritious and nut free lunch along with morning and afternoon snacks as well as a water bottle labelled with your child’s name please.

Accessibility
Most of our programs are planned to be as accessible as possible to children of all abilities who already attend school with the HWDSB. In some cases, due to our limited staffing, children needing additional supervision or mobility accommodations may require advance assessment for community living supports for eligibility. Some specific activities and trips may also require additional support to be arranged in advance, or may not be a good fit for some children. We do not provide alternative care for children who cannot or don’t want to go on a field trip program. Please be sure to speak with our Camp Program Director, Katelyn Kusmirski, at 905-689-5342 before registering and well in advance of the program dates(s) should you have any preliminary questions or concerns.

    • Wednesday January 4 through Friday January 6 ($141 or $69.81 CWELCC Eligible [under 6 years])
      Waterdown Winter Wonderland Holiday Program

      • For Kindergarten and School Age children
      • Location: Guy B. Brown Elementary 7:30am – 5:30pm
        Join us for 3 days of winter-themed FUN! We’ll be making ice sculptures, watching a movie, creating Science Crafts (STEM), playing indoor and outdoor games. This is an active program with lots of variety for every ability.
      • THis program is offered as a 3-day registration only.
      • Please download our printable Activity Poster(PDF): https://www.campwaterdown.com/wp-content/uploads/Christmas-Flyer-2.pdf

 

Payments

All payments for our PA Day and School Holiday Programs are made by online Credit Card (PayPal), or INTERAC E-mail Money Transfer only.

Some families may be eligible for care subsidization through the City of Hamilton.

Children under age 6 or who turn 6 in the month of the program will be eligible for the Canada-Wide Early Learning Child Care (CWELCC) Funding Program that subsidizes your fees.

*Rates are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

If you require other payment options, please contact register@campwaterdown.com

Due to the high demand, limited enrolment and need to secure program resources; we require our families’ full commitment upon registration. We are a not-for-profit organization and our costs do not go down should your child not attend. For this reason, no refunds are given for cancellation or changes requested after completing your registration.

Changes and Refunds

Once registered for October 25 or November 25, should you wish to add on the other day, please contact register@campwaterdown.com (or use the Change Request Link associated with your registration) as this needs to be processed manually.

  • No refund of paid fees or deposits is given.
  • – Any overpayment due to a subsequent Subsidy Approval issued will be refunded.
  • – Cancellations due to serious medical reason (requiring hospitalization or affecting ambulatory mobility): Subject to the Executive Director’s discretion. If granted, will receive a pro-rated refund for full day(s) to be missed (after notification). An original and verifiable doctor’s letter will be required for notification. Refunds are not given for absence due to any communicable illnesses or parasites (cold, flu, chicken pox, mumps, lice, etc.), elective or scheduled medical/dental reasons.
  • – Credits or refunds can not be given for late arrival, early departure, illness, other absences, dismissal, or program / facility closures due to emergency, weather or any other unforeseen circumstances.
  • – Any insufficient funds transactions are subject to a $50 administrative fee.

Camp Waterdown (WDCC) reserves the right to terminate the registration of or to withdraw a child from program participation at any time, at the Program Director or Executive Director’s discretion, in the interest of the child and / or the Camp Waterdown (WDCC) program. In the case of temporary withdrawal or permanent termination of a registrant’s participation, an affected child in attendance will remain in care until safely discharged to the designated parent or guardian. In such cases, a proportional refund for only full days terminated will be considered.

 Please understand that the financial obligations of Camp Waterdown / WDCC are fixed for each program and the withdrawal of a camper does not lessen our operating expenses.

Registration and Wait List Policy

Space in our programs is limited ( we adhere to Ministry guidelines for safe and effective Adult/Child ratios). We reserve the right to refund and cancel enrolments as needed if an accidental overbooking or program cancellation occurs.

Wait List

Children who are not currently attending one of our schools’ Before & After School programs will automatically join our Wait List. If the programs do fill up, parents will be offered a spot on our Waiting List; in case we are able to open another group, or due to unexpected cancellations. Wait List priority is not guaranteed as we do not take deposits, and we normally offer available space first to families previously enrolled in one of our programs and other prioritization criteria.

Registration Process

The registration process consists of these steps:

  1. Login or Create a New Membership (using the form at the very bottom of this page)
  2. Create or Review a Parent Record
  3. Create or Review a Parent Record
  4. Use the Program Registration links that will appear under your child’s name in your Child Record & Program Registration tab.
If at any time you encounter a problem or question, or your children are missing from your records, please contact register@campwaterdown.com

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Credit Card payments will be processed immediately through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account).  You will be given instructions on the form and in an automated confirmation email for submitting other types of payments.

Please add “register@campwaterdown.com” to your Contacts / Address Book so that your confirmation emails don’t get flagged as “junk.”

You may return to your Family Registration page at any time to review your registrations or to check on their status. This is also where you will find your Tax Receipts at the beginning of each new year.

LOGIN TO REGISTER

  1. IMPORTANT: Review the Program Information tabs (to the left) FIRST before logging in and registering.
  2. Login or Create a New Membership (using the form below, if you need to).
    • To avoid confusion, it is important that you do not create duplicate accounts.  If you have lost or forgotten your original email address, then please contact register@campwaterdown.com with both your old email address and your new one, and we will make an adjustment so that you can proceed.
  3. Create or Review and submit a Parent Record and Child Record(s)
  4. Use the Before / After School Registration links on your Family Registration page (in the Child Record and Registration Tab).
If you think you have a registered member login, but the system does not recognize you, or your parent record or children are missing, then please email register@campwaterdown.com and we can look to see if you have an account under an old email address or a back-up.

Many of your questions will be answered here, in our current Parent / Guardian Handbooks

Wait List Notes:
Please do not assume that because our programs may show “Wait Listed” that we are completely full. We have changes and cancellations occurring that may open up more space!  We will contact you if a space opens for you and you are on our no obligation Wait List.