Starting Point Day Camp is now SPARK Day Camp. SPARK stands for Starting Point Adventure Ready Kids
This year’s day camps will run July 9-13 and July 23-27, is open to kids entering SK-Grade 8 in September 2018.
REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, MARCH 19TH AT 9 AM HERE ON THIS PAGE.
SPARK Day camp includes 5 amazing day trips each week, all for the low price of $220 per camper per week.
SPARK Day Camp will meet daily from 9am-5pm, with drop off and pick at Millcroft Park, Burlington.
CHECK BACK HERE FOR THE IMAGES ABOVE TO BE LINKED TO OUR EVENTBRITE AND PAYPAL SITES THIS MONDAY, MARCH 19TH at 9AM. PAYMENT IN FULL IS REQUIRED TO GUARANTEE YOUR CAMPER(s) SPACE. Payment arrangements to pay in person with cash, cheque, debit or credit card can also be made by contacting our day camp registrar, Sue Conick, after you have completed the Eventbrite Form that will be linked above starting on Monday at 9am.
WIN A FREE WEEK OF STARTING POINT DAY CAMP!
We are excited to bring the fun and friendships of SPARK Day Camp to our new weekly SPARK program that launches on Sunday, April 1, 2018! We will be drawing one winner for a free week of SPARK Day Camp, a $220 value, at our SPARK program launch on Sunday, April 1st. You can double your chances to win however by also attending our Launch Preview on Sunday, March 25th. Attending kids will be entered into this draw, one ballot for each Sunday they attend (March 25 and April 1).
SPARK runs from 10:30am-11:45 am at Tansley Woods Community Centre, 1996 Itabashi Way, with our launch preview on Sunday, March 25, and our launch on April 1. Families are asked to arrive early for registration (but not earlier than 10 am).
SPARK offers kids a safe place to have a tonne of fun, build new friendships, have family values reinforced (kids learn about kindness, bravery, tolerance, respect, friendship, loving others, and making a positive difference in the lives of the people they know), and learn about the Bible in a way that emphasizes God’s love for all people and God’s desire to make a positive difference in the lives of all people.
For more information about SPARK and what a typical morning looks like, please visit our SPARK page here!
Here is one of our highlight videos from 2015’s day camp (at the time, called Starting Point Day Camp). Enjoy!
Frequently Asked QuestionsWho is in charge of SPARK Day Camp? Starting Point Day Camp is led by Mike Hauser, lead pastor of Starting Point. Mike has been heading up day camps like this for the past 16 years, and has over 10 years of experience in full time youth work. What is the leader-camper ratio? We staff one leader for every 5 campers. Who are the leaders? All SPARK Day Camp leaders have been selected by the Lead Pastor from Starting Point, and have completed police background checks and an application process with references. Only those experienced in working with children aged 8-13 were selected, and our leaders were selected based on their proven track record for being fun, kind, friendly, and respected. Will my child be supervised at all times? Yes! Campers will help us create groups of 4-6 (based on friendships, siblings, age, etc.) and are expected to remain in that group with their leader at all times. For the days we are swimming, parents can decide whether they want their child to be supervised at all times with their group, or if they will allow their child to use the buddy system with check-in times throughout the day. What is the method of transportation for the day trips? Campers and leaders will travel together by school bus, chartered through First Student Canada Can I register my child for single days? Not at this time. If there are still spots available one week out from the day camp you are interested in, we will open spots up at that time. Please contact email@example.com to signup for our single day waiting list. Is lunch included in the price? Only Wednesday’s lunch at Canada’s Wonderland is included in the price (One Hamburger, One bag of lays chips, one can of pop (If your child has food allergies, please let us know in the online registration form and we will connect with Canada’s Wonderland catering staff in advance to accommodate your child’s needs). Campers are encouraged to bring snacks to eat on the bus before and after their day at Canada’s Wonderland) For all other days, Students are expected to bring a bagged lunch on Monday for Valens Conservation Area, and for all other days, may choose to bring a bagged lunch or to bring spending money to purchase their lunch . Lunches can be purchased on every day trip except Monday. What does my child need to bring each day? -SPARK Day Camp T-Shirt (included in the day camp fees)
-Weather appropriate clothing
-Bagged lunch or lunch money
-Water bottle/Juice Boxes (If desired)
-bathing suit and towel on Thursday and Friday for day trips to Wild Water Works and Tansley Woods. Is the registration cost for the camp lower if my child has a season’s pass to Canada’s Wonderland or another attraction? Yes! Please indicate on your registration form which attraction your child has a season’s pass for and we will discount you the amount we would have paid for your child otherwise. What happens if my child is in a group that has a different comfort level with rides at Canada’s Wonderland? For our day at Canada’s Wonderland, we do our best to group campers based on their age/height and their comfort level with rides. This increases the chances of your camper having a fun and comfortable day. Groups will decide which rides to go on based on group votes. Leaders will also make every effort to (but cannot guarantee) allow each camper to choose at least one activity/ride to go on. Campers will not have to go on any rides they do not want to go on. In the event a camper does not want to go on a ride with the others in the group, they will be expected to go through the line with their group (thus being supervised at all times), but may walk through the ride with their leader once at the front of the line and wait for their group at the exit. What happens in the event of a poor weather forecast? We do have some freedom with the order we do our day trips. If necessary, we will swap an indoor day (like the ROM or Science Centre) with an outdoor day (Canada’s Wonderland) to try and navigate the weather forecast. We will communicate any changes via email or printed letter the day before any such changes. Can campers bring electronic devices? Yes. However, we also stand behind each parent’s discretion on this one….so campers…..please listen to your parents! Although students are allowed to bring an electronic device if they choose to do so, SPARK Day Camp and it’s leaders are not responsible for the loss, damage, or theft of any property brought with the camper.
What is the zero tolerance policy?Our zero tolerance policy exists to protect our campers against bullying, name calling, teasing, etc. At Starting Point Day Camp, we do not want to see any student dismissed for behavioural reasons. We make every effort to work with day campers and allow them the opportunity to change their behaviour when they are misbehaving. However, we do have a zero tolerance policy for campers committing excessive verbal or physical abuse towards campers or leaders. This behaviour would include: hitting, punching, kicking, or other forms of fighting, verbal threats of violence, and excessive name calling and swearing. Furthermore, any camper caught stealing or damaging another persons property will also be subject to our zero tolerance policy. The previously mentioned behaviours will not be tolerated and will result in expulsion for the remaining week of day camp with no refund provided. How are you able to do all of this for such a low price? We take great pride in providing kids with the best possible day camp experience at the lowest possible price. The reason we are able to do this is that our only expenses are the group rate admission expenses and the bus costs to travel. Our day camp leader is a paid staff member of Starting Point, and the remaining 8-12 staff are volunteers. We believe you will find our prices to be of great value and invite you to compare our day camp prices with other day camps in the area.