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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions Courcelette Summer Camp 2020

Spring-Summer 2020
Dernière mise à jour effectuée le 04/06/2020.


Frequently Asked Questions


In this section, you will find the Frequently Asked Questions relating to the 2020 Courcelette Summer Camp. 
For more information, please write CampJourCourcelette@sbmfc.com 
 
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Do I need to renew or reactivate my SRP membership?
Why organize two seperate registration periods?
Why are less spaces available?
Why are no day care services available?
Why is the camp organized on two different venues?
My child's age group is full; what are my options?
What is the camp's theme?
Will excursions be organized?
Will my child go to the pool?
​What is a swim test?
How will children travel between venues?
My child is 4 years old; may he/she participate?
My child is 12 years old; may he/she participate?
How were prices determined?
Is the camp tax deductable?
My child has special needs; may I register him/her all summer?
Which ressources are available to parents? 
If I have additional questions, who may I contact?
 
 

 Do I need to renew or reactive my SRP membership?
No, membership fees have been integrated into registration prices. 

  Why organize two seperate registration periods?
To allow the maximum number of parents to obtain places for their children. 

Why are less spaces available?
Public Health has imposed lower ratios to ensure physical distance and reduce propagation risks. 

Why are no day care services available​?
To permit our staff to disinfect material and locals. 

Why is the camp organized on two different venues? 
Public Health limits presences per local on rain days. In order to accept the maximum number of children, we have dispersed our groups to two venues: the Community Centre (5-6 years old) and the Clément Boulanger Arena (7-8 and 9-12 years oldans). 

My child's age group is full; what are my options? 
You may register your child on our waiting list; we will call you if space becomes available. 

What is the camp's theme?
The theme will change each week to allow children to experience the entire adventure.

Will excursions be organized?
Unfortunately, no offsite trips will be available this year due to COVID-19.

Will my child go to the pool?
Yes. Unless the weather does not permit swimming, children use our heated outdoor pool every day.

What is a swim test?
Be aware that children 5 and 6 years old must wear a PFD or use the wading pool. If you would still like for your child to be tested, you must book an appointment.

All children 7 to 12 years old are required to complete the swim test.
The swim test must traditionally be taken every year, even if it was passed the previous year. Exceptionnally for 2020, the test will be mandatory for all children who have never taken the test through Valcartier Base. Children will be evaluated during their first swim period. Children who do not pass the swim test recommended by the Association des camps du Québec, Lifesaving Society and Red Cross must wear a personal flotation device (PFD).
2020 exemptions :
- Children who sucessfully passed Valcartier Base's swim test in summer 2019.
- Children able to present his/her approuved Junior 5 SAT (or higher) logbook. (Email photo prrof to CampJourCourcelette@sbmfc.com)

The swim tests consist of 3 continuous exercises which aim to recreate a situation of falling (disoriented) in the water to see if the child is able to recover to a safe place: a tumble entry, one minute of swimming on the spot and a length of 25 meters. An explanatory video of this type of test is available here (in French).

How will children travel between venues?
Children will walk in groups supervised by Camp Animators for activities at Parc Vanier, Dollard-des-Ormeaux school or the outdoor pool. The average travel time is 5 to 8 minutes. If transportation is required to a more distant site, we will use our minibus or a school bus.

My child is 4 years old; may he/she participate?
If your child will be 5 years old before September 30th, 2020, you may register him/her. 

My child is 12 years old; may he/she participate?
Our camps unfortunately does not have a program for children 13 to 15 years old. We do, however, have ideas for next year.

How were prices determined?  ​
Camp registration costs take into consideration the following two points: 
- Sport and Recreation Plan: Since SRP subscriptions are suspended for an indefinite period of time, the camp price includes a membership fee.  
- Costs incurred for equipment required by the Public Health Department.

 Is the camp tax deductible?
Yes. Please be advised that you will receive a tax bill 24 for all our camps.
We mailed tax slips 24 for the 2019 taxation year. If you have not received it, please write loisirsvalcartier@sbmfc.com

Please be aware that if you wish to separate the tax costs between the two parents, we recommend that you split separate bills (different weeks) between parents as our system does not allow you to simply split the costs for the Relevé 24.
 
My child has special needs; may I register him/her all summer?
If you have a child with special needs, you may send your request to campjourvalcartier@sbmfc.com. 

If I have additional questions, who may I contact?
For questions relating to the Courcelette Summer Camp, please write campjourvalcartier@sbmfc.com
For all other questions, please write loisirsvalcartier@sbmfc.com