Camps & After School

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Sign In/Out

Your child must be signed in and out of camp each day by a parent or approved adult. This is done for safety, but also for staff to be able to communicate with you. There are occasions for children over age that we will make exceptions with written approval from a parent. Please speak directly with the Recreation Programmer responsible for the Camp.

Camp Information Form

This is an incredibly important tool for our staff. It provides information to our staff so they can safely and effectively run the camps.  Please log into your Recreation Services Account to verify that this information requested has been provided.

See photo screen shot of data required, shown in yellow. Log into your recreation account.  Direct login link: www.greatervernonrecreation.perfectmind.com

Select child from the family member list. Click the Edit button.  Then add missing info.

What should I bring?

Each camp will have some specific items that will need to be packed but generally most camps require the following:

  • Running shoes (good walking shoes – NO sandals or flip flops )
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Rain jacket and a change of clothes
  • Lunch and lots of snacks (please no peanuts or other nut products)
  • At least one full water bottle (two is better).
  • Bathing suit and towel, goggles are optional  (camps that go swimming or the water park)
  • Medications as required

Items NOT PERMITED – unless otherwise requested:

  • Any and all electronics (phones, cameras)
  • Any items of monetary or sentimental value
  • Money (some camps do request this, but only on specific days)
  • Junk Food

**These are all items that can be easily lost or become ‘treasure’ to another person. We like to avoid the heart ache that goes along with a missing item. It is best if they are kept at home. Staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Camps FAQ’s

Please read below for some common questions we hear. If there is something we have not covered here we want to hear from you. Email us at recreation@vernon.ca and let us know your question(s)!

What is the earliest I can sign my child into camp?

The ideal time to sign in your child is no earlier than 10 minutes before the camp starts. Staff are often schedule to start just before the camp and need a few minutes to get the day organized.

I need to pick my child up in the middle of the day. Who should I speak with?

Within reason, most times we can accommodate this. Please speak directly with the camp staff to arrange a pick up time and location. For camps that go out on field trips or leave the city limits, please give us as much notice as possible. There may be times when we can not accommodate an early pick up.

My child's friend is in the same camp. Can their parents pick up my child?

You bet! Just as long as you indicate who they are on our Camp Information Form. We only release children to those on the safe pick up list.

My child woke up sick; what should I do? My child will be missing one day of camp, do you need to know?

Please inform the camp staff as soon as you know when your child will not be attending. If it is the morning of a camp, please contact the Recreation Services (be sure to include your child’s name and the camp he/she is in). With many of our camps we head out on out-trips and rely on transit. We need to follow a schedule and, if we are waiting at the Recreation Centre for your child you may miss out on an activity.

An emergency has come up and we need to cancel at the last minute; will we get a refund?

Our refund policy states that we need to be notified three business (Mon-Fri) days in advance of the camp start date. No refunds will be given if notification is less than three business days except where circumstances are beyond an individual’s control. When possible, we do try to find a suitable replacement camp for your child.