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Camp U of T Alert - July 16, 2016

Camp U of T Parents and Guardians,

Earlier this week, we received reports of two incidents earlier this week of an adult not associated with Camp U of T approached separate groups of our campers on the front campus, apparently in an attempt to engage the children in conversation.  Camp staff was with the groups of campers at the time and reported the incident.  The interaction was curtailed by staff.

Appropriate campus safety and security offices and personnel were informed and are engaged. U of T Campus Police is increasing patrols by officers on foot and bike and the Toronto Police Service has been notified. Our Camp U of T and facility staff have all been informed and their awareness heightened.  As we are doing with campers, we ask that you reinforce with your children the importance of remaining with their camp group at all times and to immediately inform their instructor or assistant instructor of any approaches by individuals who are not camp staff. 

The safety of all participants is of the utmost importance. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly with any concerns or questions.  

Contacts

Jen Leake, Director Physical Activity and Equity;
jen.leake@utoronto.ca;  416-978-5514

Amanda D’Arcy, Manager Child and Youth;
Amanda.darcy@utoronto.ca;   416-978-2963



Welcome to Camp U of T, an innovative range of programs designed to promote healthy, active lifestyles for children

and youth!

CAMP U OF T SUMMER 2016 INFORMATION PACKAGE
Our information package is now available! You may view the document in a PDF format by clicking here.

CAMP GUIDE - SUMMER 2016

Our camp guide is here! The summer 2016 Camp U of T guide is available for viewing in PDF and flipbook formats.

SUMMER 2016 PROGRAMS - REGISTRATION BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 11 AT 8 A.M.
Summer camp information is available now. If you are interested in the gymnastics camp programs please review the facility notice posted on the gymnastics page.

WELCOME TO CAMP U OF T 2016!
 

We offer an innovative range of programs designed to promote healthy, active lifestyles for children and youth. As part of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE), Camp U of T boasts a quality of instruction unmatched by other camp programs. Our sport instructors include senior KPE students and members of U of T’s intercollegiate teams. Our Mini University instructors are senior undergraduate or graduate students in education or the field of study in which they are instructing. All of our staff members are committed to providing campers with the experience of a lifetime. Camp U of T offers a safe, fun and inclusive environment that gives campers a broad range of experiences and opportunities to try new things, make new friends and learn new ways to enjoy sport, recreation and play.

Camp U of T is expanding for summer 2016! Our Back Campus fields and the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport— Pan Am and Parapan Am Games facility legacies — will be home to exciting camp programs including basketball, volleyball and field hockey. In other good news, favourite camps like track and field, soccer and flag football will be expanding with new age groupings and lots of fun activities designed to keep everyone moving. Looking for something new? Try our Not Sports Camp for youth and play non-traditional sports such as innertube water polo, KIN ball and quidditch!

We are all looking forward to a very special 2016 summer here at Camp U of T. See you at camp!

Mandy D'Arcy,
Manager Children & Youth

Contact us:  campuoft@utoronto.ca,  Main Office:  416-978-3436, ext. 0, Camp Desk:  416-978-3634 (July - August only)

WAITLISTING
If the camp you are interested in registering for is sold out please make sure that read the directions regarding adding your child to the waitlist carefully in order to successfully add your child.  If you have waitlisted for a space and do not receive a WAITLIST CONFIRMATION by email please contact the main office at 416.978.3436 for assistance.

LABELS AND FUNDRAISING
Camp U of T is fundraising with Mabel's Labels.  Funds raised by labels purchased will be used to establish subsidies for Camp U of T beginning in 2017.  Visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for Camp U of T (Toronto) to place your order!

Pre and Post Camp Supervision, 8 -9am and 4 - 5pm

It's easy to be confused about supervision before and after camps. At Camp U of T we include pre camp supervision from 8:00 – 9:00 and post camp supervision from 4:00 – 5:00pm with every registration. There is no additional registration required for these times; it's included for every family. 

Extended Care, 5:00 – 6:00pm
For families that are unable to pick up by 5:00 pm we offer limited spaces in Extended care. This is a separate registration and would be indicated on your receipt. If you have not received a receipt for Extended Care and believe you are registered please contact the Camp Directors immediately for assistance. Extended care does sell out and we cannot accommodate last minute registrations. Please ensure that you register at the correct location – Varsity Centre extended care for camps located at Varsity and/or Athletic Centre extended care for camps located at the Athletic Centre.

Health and Medical Information
Please complete the Health Information questionnaire ONLY if your child has a medical condition that you would like camp staff to know about.  Questions after the top section are not mandatory, please answer only those that would apply. 

Copies of this document will be kept with the instructor of your child’s camp at all times, the Camp Desk as well as the Pool Office. 

All camps participate in physical activity daily.  We recommend speaking with your child's physician prior to the start of camps to discuss any issues or concerns.

Inclusion + Support
Camp U of T teaches fundamental movement and sport skills to children & youth. We strive to make camp an enjoyable and physically active experience for all campers. Campers are expected to be able to participate in the full camp experience with minimal adaptation or an aide may be required. If, during camp programs Camp U of T staff feel that a camper requires support in order to ensure a safe and positive camp experience, for that camper and other campers in the group, the parents will be requested to provide an aide or alternative arrangement. Parents are encouraged to complete the Camp U of T Intake form in order to assist with preparing for your child to attend camp. You will be contacted by a member of the Camp U of T administrative team to discuss the information. Information is kept confidentially and only shared with instructors and assistant instructors as needed. We appreciate your full disclosure in order to provide a safe environment for your children.

If your child requires or would benefit from an inclusion aide there are three options available:

Aide provided by parents:

The parent can provide an inclusion aide/support worker. The aide will be required to review a code of conduct, expectations and emergency procedures. A signed agreement is required. There is no additional fee for aides supplied by parents.

Aide provided in partnership with Reach for the Rainbow
Camp U of T partners with Reach for the Rainbow, www.reachfortherainbow.org to provide opportunities for children to participate in Camp U of T. Please contact Reach for the Rainbow for details including intake, costs and registration.

Aide provided by Camp U of T
Parents/guardians have the ability to register and request an aide from Camp U of T. These aides are assistant instructors with an interest in inclusion and some additional training. There is a partial cost-recovery fee for this service of $200 in addition to the registration fee for a five day camp week (based on $5/hour for 40 hours). Children of U of T students will pay a fee of $100 for a five day camp week; proof of student status is required.

For more information regarding Inclusion and Support, please click here.

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Junior Blues Year Round Programs

Looking for something fun during the year?  Visit Junior Blues for year round programs in volleyball, dance, track and field, fencing, skating, gymnastics, aquatics and MORE!

If you would like to register for a Camp U of T program and you require accommodations due to a disability, please email us at campuoft@utoronto.ca and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.


Group of Camp u of T campers with counselor on the ice at Varsity arena