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Summer Camp Policies & Procedures

Summer Camp Registration Policy
    Registration for RHCC summer camp opens in February each year. Positions are filled on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and RHCC reserve the right to offer alternative dates to campers once a camp week reaches capacity.
    Registration forms are to be downloaded by parents/caregivers and filled out in full, coupled with requested complimentary documentation, before attaching payment. 
Cheques are payable to ‘Richmond Hill Canoe Club’. 

Forms and cheques should be posted to: 
Richmond Hill Canoe Club, 
PO Box 2054 Station B 
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4E 1A3. 

Registration is not complete until forms and payment have been processed and campers receive a ‘confirmation’ email from the RHCC Registrar. 

Summer Camp Refund Policy
    On written withdrawal, refunds will be provided minus a $50 administrative fee prior to the start date of the registered camp session.  Fees are non-refundable once the camp session has started.

Safe Arrival Policy
    To ensure the safe arrival of all campers, children will be checked-in at the beginning of each day. If your registered child does not arrive by 9:15am, a Camp Coordinator will telephone the contact person designated on the original Summer Camp Registration form.

    The on-water program starts at 9:30am. In the event that your child arrives later than 9:30am, s/he is NOT to be left alone at the RHCC boathouse, RHCC docks or public waterfront. An adult must remain with your child until program staff are able to personally check them in.  

Pick-up Policy
    To ensure the safety of all campers, children will be checked-out at the end of their camp day, and only be released to the adult(s) designated on the original Summer Camp Registration form. 

Inclement Weather Policy
    In the event of inclement weather, a decision will be made by the Head Instructor as to whether campers go on the water or not. The decision to abandon ‘on water’ activities will be based on (but not limited to) current/forecasted weather conditions, water conditions, skill level of the group. In the event of inclement weather, an indoor or land-based activities program will be employed.

30:30 Lightning Rule
    “When thunder roars, (we) go indoors” … RHCC coaches and staff abide by the Environment Canada’s 30:30 lightning rule and catch phrase. Summer campers and staff will take appropriate shelter when the count between thunder and lightning is 30 seconds or fewer AND remain sheltered for 30 minutes after the last thunder.

Cold Water Effects
    Please read the information regarding cold water effects. This information is important as the effects of cold water immersion may be applicable at any time of the year

Minimum Swim Ability for Campers
    Lifesaving Society Swimmer 5 Certification: Click here for more information about this program.
Red Cross Swim Kids 6 Certification: Click here for more information about this program.
System Administrator,
Feb 26, 2015, 8:12 AM