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What is Camp Rio Terrace?
Camp Rio Terrace is a new, neighbourhood day-camp, where elementary grades kids explore their neighbourhood, make new friends, and play outside, without screens.
Camp Rio Terrace is being run by a church, but its purpose is not religious instruction - its purpose is neighbourhood development. This is deliberately open to all of our neighbours, for the purpose of building a more flourishing community for kids in our area. All are welcome and included, regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.
Camp Rio Terrace runs July 10 - 14, 2023, 9 am - 4 pm
What does a day at Camp Rio Terrace look like?
The purpose of Camp Rio Terrace is to help kids explore their neighbourhood and meet their neighbours.
This camp is all about discovering neighbourhood assets, and building community.
Kids can be dropped off between 8:30 & 9 am, where they can eat their breakfast or have some unstructured play.
We will start each day at 9 am, with some exploration of a daily theme - "Neighbourhood," "Self", "Community", "Nature" and "Inclusion". The rest of the day's activities will flow from those themes, and will involve nature walks, bike rides, trips to the playground, gardening, cooking, photography, arts & crafts, and good, summer fun.
Each day, lunch and snacks will be provided.
We are anticipating having a "campout" night on Thursday, and parents/family are welcome to join!
Health and Safety
Camp will be run by a caring and competent volunteer staff, who have completed background checks and have first-aid certification. The Camp Director, James, has 13 years of camp supervision and leadership experience, and is a certified field guide by the Outdoor Council of Canada, as well as certifications in wilderness first aid, and mental health first aid. Please direct any questions or concerns you may have to him at jlavoy[at]gmail.c
The day camp is being offered to all neighbourhood kids for free! We want to make it easy for your kids to participate. However, camp is not free to run. Food costs, program supplies, and some honoraria will be essential to running the program. If you are able to make a donation to Day Camp, it would be greatly appreciated. Donations over $20 will be entitled to tax receipts.
Volunteers will be essential to a succesful daycamp. We need Jr Counsellors (Grades 7 - 9), Sr Counsellors (grades 10 - adult), cooks, and program/session leaders to share of their time. Please consider volunteering with us.
Questions, Comments, Concerns, Ideas?
Please reach out to Pastor James (Camp Director) at (780) 487-0211 or e-mail jlavoy[at]gmail.com.
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