What to Bring to Camp
OTHER AGE GROUPS
Separate backpack for each child
Change of clothes for younger ages
We provide towels for swimming. Please label children’s belongings.
We strive to make all of our programs accessible to virtually all children, regardless of special needs. To ensure the best possible experience for your child we ask that you inform our Reservations Department about any special needs that are pertinent to your child e.g. allergies, disabilities, medical conditions, etc. Although we do usually provide, but cannot guarantee, one-on-one supervision to children with special needs we will do our best to provide the best possible care for your child while they experience the fun and adventures of our Cleve’s Kids Club.
The children’s program here at Clevelands House is one of the best programs offered in Canada . It operates daily with the exception of Sundays and is similar to a day camp with many planned activities such as arts and crafts, theme days, nature walks and sports activities. The children are grouped according to age, for example 3 & 4 year olds are one group, 5 & 6 another. Our program caters to children ages 3 to 11, teens and pre-teens, as well as an infants and toddlers program.
The Nursery & Toddler programs run from 9:45 am to 12:30 p.m. and then from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. We have within our Toddler area age specific toys and a small-scale climber. There are activities for the “little ones” to do that are geared toward their capabilities and again the toddlers are grouped together according to age.
The regular program runs from 9:45am to 4:30pm and again from 6:15pm to 7:30pm on the nights it is offered. The children are divided into groups according to age in the following categories: 3 / 4 yr. olds, 5 / 6 yr. olds, 7-9 yr. olds and 9-11 yr. olds. There is a sports program offered for the older children starting at age 7. This sports program would have a greater focus on sports activities and less arts and crafts. Lunch is served during the day program with menus geared towards the appetites of children. The evening program includes dinner and a different children’s entertainer each evening it is offered.
The teen program offers various planned activities throughout the day that the teens can join in on as they interest them.
For all activities a daily agenda is given to parents so that if they want to meet up with their children they know where their group will be.
Children can be taken in and out of the program as the parents wish, the parents need only to sign out the child with the counsellor. Upon registration the parents can indicate if they wish their child to be able to come and go as they choose. A full agenda will be given upon registration as well as general program information.
Babysitting is available here at Clevelands House from our staff. The private sitters can be arranged through the front desk at a rate of $12.00 an hour. Hall babysitting is available each evening free of charge in our larger standard accommodation buildings. Hall sitting is where staff members are posted in the hallways and watch a block of rooms at once. Parents sign in with the hall sitter and indicate their children’s names and ages and provide a key for the room. Any special instructions regarding the children and the destination of the parents can also be given. Generally, it is not possible to arrange babysitting during the day as all our staff are working and the program is operating.