How to register:
Registration is available through PerfectMind or by calling reception at 250-478-8384. Payment is required in full for all camps at time of registration.
All forms must be completed and submitted at least 7 days prior to camp start date.
Preschool or school-age camps:
If you would like your child, who is 10 years of age and older to sign him/herself in and/or out of camp OR if you would like your child who is 12 years of age or older to sign a younger sibling in and/or out of camp.
Children requiring extra support (all inclusion children complete this form yearly prior to the first day in program).
Subsidy Information – licensed camps ONLY
It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to apply for subsidy. Please apply early as subsidy can take up to 3 months to be processed through the Ministry of Children & Family Development. Subsidy is available for licensed camps ONLY.
Please note: parents/guardians are required to pay for camp(s) until West Shore Parks & Recreation has received receipt and value of the subsidy approval.
Please also note: there is ALWAYS a parent portion to fees.
For information, please contact Bonnie Klemens at email@example.com
If your child receives educational assistance at school or qualifies for funding through the Supported Child Development or Aboriginal Supported Child Development programs, they will require one-on-one support in camps as well.
If you are a NEW family and to ensure your child has the best possible experience & receives the support they need within camps, please email Alexandra Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to registering as there is a slightly different registration process for children requiring support.
Check out the Supported Child Development program through Island Health or Aboriginal Supported Child Development program through the Victoria Native Friendship Centre. Refer to the respective websites of each organization for more information and be sure to contact them early as support demands are high.
When do I need to return my child’s camp emergency form?
The emergency form must be submitted at least one week prior to the camp start date.
What should my child bring to camp every day?
Please check with your child’s camp schedule (emailed by the Friday prior to the camp start date) or the leaders at the beginning of each week to see if there are any additional items your child should be bringing to camp but as a great “refer to” list, please bring:
- Healthy snacks and lunch
- Water bottle
- Spray sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses (spring & summer)
- Bathing suit, towel and 25 cents for the locker
- Older clothing that can get dirty, muddy and sandy
- Rain gear on rainy days
- Closed-toed shoes or sandals that your child can run in – no flip flops please
- Backpack to put it all in
- Necessary medications or medical devices, ie. inhalers or Epipens
- Please DO NOT bring electronics or valuable items
- Please label all personal items!
Is there anything the parent/guardian needs to bring?
Yes! Please bring Photo ID. All parents, guardians, and any authorized persons picking children up from the program will be required to provide photo identification before a child will be released. You may be asked for this identification more than once. This is for the safety of your child; your cooperation is appreciated.
Please note: Children 10 years of age or older are permitted to sign themselves in/out of camp (with written permission from parent/guardian). Children 12 years of age or older may sign in/out their younger siblings (with written permission and be listed as an alternate pick up).
How will I know what my child is doing each week?
Camp schedules will be emailed to participants by the Friday prior to camp starting. A cell phone number to reach your child’s camp will be available on the schedule.
What is your camp payment policy? Please click on the specific camp page for more information
Who can pick up my child?
Children must be signed in and out each day by an authorized pick up person (names should be listed on the emergency form). Photo ID is required.
Do camps run on Stat holidays?
No – there will be no camps on Stat holidays.
What should I do if my child has special needs?
If your child requires extra support or qualifies for Supported Child Development or Aboriginal Supported Child Development funding, please email us at email@example.com prior to registering to discuss your child’s needs prior to camp enrollment. Space is limited to two support staff per group and spots fill up quickly.
Are there any weekly themes?
Yes! – During summer camps, themes change on a weekly basis and activities, games and crafts will be based around these themes. Children (and staff) are encouraged to embrace the theme by dressing up in costumes/characters for special activities.
For more information please refer to the Parent Handbook.
- If you can’t find the answers in the information above, please contact the following summer camp supervisors:
Licensed and Active Camps
Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre
School Aged and Youth Camps
Sport & Specialty Camps
STEM & Outdoor Camps
Inclusion Intake Program