We understand sending your child to camp is a big decision and we take our responsibility to care for your child very seriously. Our commitment to meeting every child’s needs underlies everything we do at Forest Cliff.
Ensuring a safe and meaningful camp experience is the top priority of every member of our staff team.
Our rigorous staff selection process leads us to the best possible staff member for every position. Our specialized training programs ensure that each staff member is equipped to give every child an amazing camp experience.
Background checks, multiple references, a face-to-face interview, and over 100 hours of training allow us to assemble a capable and caring staff team every summer!
Every aspect of camp is purposely designed to meet your child where they are and safely challenge them in their developmental and spiritual growth.
Behaviour Management - our priority is to ensure that all campers at Day Camp have a safe and positive experience. Leadership staff at Day Camp are skilled and experienced in handling behavioural concerns. If issues arise, we evaluate the situation and act appropriately. You can expect us to communicate regularly with you if any such concerns arise.
Our counsellors find that special thing that makes each child unique and they nurture and celebrate it. With this in mind, a counselor’s purpose is to be a great role model, build relationships with campers, and make sure they are well taken care of and included at camp!
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YOUR CHILD IS OUR #1 PRIORITY
Committed to Caring for your Child. We have carefully prepared our staff to provided the safest experience possible at Day Camp. Here are just a few of the care policies we have:
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- Covid-19 - We will be implementing all of the required guidelines provided by Public Health authorities to ensure the health and safety of our camper families and staff. More details to come!
- Hydration - we take scheduled breaks for campers to get drinks and stay hydrated. Campers have to bring their own water bottles each day!
- Sunscreen - campers apply generously & regularly throughout the day. Campers have to bring their own sunscreen each day!
- Health & Allergy Concerns - we take allergy and health concerns seriously. Our Day Camp is Peanut/Nut Free. We stringently require that campers bring peanut/nut free morning snacks & lunches and we check during the day. A pre-packaged, afternoon snack is provided by Forest Cliff each day that is Peanut/Nut Free. Campers with additional allergies are encouraged to bring their own snacks from home to be safe!
- Supervision - our counsellors are instructed to always keep their campers close so that no camper is ever alone. 2 assigned counsellors are with each group, campers travel together and we never leave the day camp site. All staff help to supervise - Head Counsellors, Area Leader Activity Staff, Administration, Directors and Media Staff - we all assist our assigned counsellors!
- Bathroom Policy - we reserve camper only bathrooms at each site. Our staff are never alone with any campers and campers always travel to the bathroom in pairs.
- Weather Day Activities - we have a game plan for rain/extreme heat! We monitor the weather throughout the day and adjust quickly and safely!
- First Aid Response - we provide First Aid Training to our staff and we keep a fully stocked First Aid Kit for minor injuries.
- Prescribed Medications - upon arrival at Day Camp, all medications will be dropped off to our Day Camp Administrator and a medical form is reviewed. All medication must be in its original prescription packaging to be administered by our Administrator as per the prescription instructions.