FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions Courcelette Summer Camp 2020

Spring-Summer 2021
In this section, you will find frequently asked questions related to Courcelette Day Camp. 
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us at: campjourcourcelette@sbmfc.com
Last updated on 10/02/2021.
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Why is the camp offered at two different sites?
My child's age group is full. There are no more spaces available. What are my options?
What is the theme of the camp?
Do you go on outings?
Will my child go to the pool?
Who are the swim tests for?
How do the children move between sites?
My child is 4 years old, can he/she attend camp?
Can my child over 12 years old attend camp?
Is the camp tax deductible?
My child has special needs, can I register him/her for the whole summer?
What resources do I have access to? 
If I have questions about a specific topic, who do I contact?


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Why is the camp offered at two different sites?
The Public Health Branch imposes a limit of one group per location on rainy days. To allow us to accommodate a maximum number of children, we have divided our camp into two sites: the community center and the Clément Boulanger arena.

My child's age group is full. There is no more room. What are my options?
You must register your child on the waiting list to be on the reminder list if seats become available or groups are added.

What is the theme of the camp?
The theme changes every week to allow the children to experience the whole adventure (not all children come every week during the summer).

Do you go out?
Unfortunately, there are no releases this summer due to COVID-19.

Will my child go to the pool?
Yes, unless the weather does not permit swimming, children normally go to the pool every day.  We use the outdoor pool which is heated.

Who are the swim tests for? What are they for?
Please note that automatically, children aged 5 and 6 will wear a PFD or go to the wading pool (without a PFD at this time). If you still wish to do the test for your 5-6 year old child, you will have to make an appointment.

To be exempted from the swim test, the child must have passed Junior 5 or higher. At the first swim, your child will have to present his or her swim logbook to the lifeguard in charge of the swim tests to validate the knowledge acquired.

For pool and water outings (e.g. beach), we ask that children who do not pass the swim test recommended by the Quebec Camp Association, Lifesaving Society and Red Cross wear a flotation jacket (PFD).

The swim tests consist of 3 main continuous exercises that aim to recreate a situation of falling (disoriented) into the water so that the child is able to get back to a safe place. a tumble entry, one minute of swimming on the spot and a length of 25 meters.Here is an explanatory video of this type of test which summarizes very well the necessity and the exercises evaluated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5ne3A55JBo

How do children move between sites?
The children travel in groups, on foot, and always supervised by animators, for activities at Vanier Park, Dollard-des-Ormeaux School or at the outdoor pool, etc. In addition, the average travel time is 5 to 8 minutes depending on the arrival site. If transportation is required to a more distant site we use our minibus or a school bus.

My child is 4 years old, can he attend the camp?
If your child turns 5 years old before September 30, 2021, he or she can register in the camps for 5 year olds.

My child is over 12 years old, can he or she attend camp?
No. Unfortunately, our camp does not yet offer a program for 13 to 15 year olds.

Is the Courcelette Day Camp tax deductible?
Yes, you will receive a tax statement 24 for all the camps we offer.
Slips 24 for the year 2020 will be mailed to you by the end of February. 

Please note that if you wish to separate the tax costs between the two parents, we will recommend that you make two separate bills with some weeks to one parent payer and the other weeks to the second parent payer. Our system does not allow you to simply split the costs for the Relevé 24.
My child has special needs, can I register him/her all summer long?
If you have a child with special needs and you are a PSL member, we invite you to complete the accompaniment request so that it can be evaluated quickly and a follow-up can be made as soon as possible. The dates when we offer the accompaniment service are from June 28 to August 13, 2020 (7 weeks maximum).  You can apply for 1 week as for the 7 weeks.
You will find the information and the accompaniment request form available on our site very soon. 

Once the form is completed, please send it by email to the following address: campjourcourcelette@sbmfc.com

If I have questions about a specific topic, who do I contact?
If you have any questions, please contact customer service at loisirsvalcartier@sbmfc.com.
For questions related to the day camp, please contact campjourcourcelette@sbmfc.com.