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Camp F.A.Q.’s


With so many summer day camps in Montreal, choosing the one that is right for your child can be a difficult task. Here are some common answers to frequently asked questions that might help you make the right choice for your family. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

 

WHAT ARE YOUR COUNSELORS QUALIFICATIONS?

At Creative Video Day Camps all our activities are planned and supervised by mature, experienced and well-trained staff. Check our about us page for details on our coop members. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHOOSING CREATIVE VIDEO DAY CAMP?

We provide a wide variety of games and activities to meet the interests of your children. In addition to providing a safe and fun experience for your child, Creative Video Day Camp Day Camp specializes in video production. In each two-week session, campers learn through hands on activities how to develop a story into a movie that they will film and act in. Children are encouraged to try new activities, practise new skills, and collaborate with fellow campers.

In addition to working on the main production, campers are also encouraged work on independent projects where they explore different media platforms (stop motion, animation, video, photography, digital arts) in order to create their very own projects from beginning to end. We celebrate the end of the camp in style at the Creative Video Film Festival where youth screen their summer camp video’s for fellow campers, friends and family. Campers will receive a DVD copy and final productions will be broadcasted on CCVwebTV  – our YouTube channel, which has thousands of subscribers and millions of views! 

WHAT ACTIVITIES BESIDES VIDEO WILL CAMPERS PARTICIPATE IN?

In addition to working on the main production, campers are also encouraged work on independent projects where they explore different media platforms (stop motion, animation, video, photography, digital arts) in order to create their very own projects from beginning to end. We celebrate the end of the camp in style at the Creative Video Film Festival where youth screen their summer camp video’s for fellow campers, friends and family. Campers will receive a DVD copy and final productions will be broadcasted on CCVwebTV  – our YouTube channel, which has thousands of subscribers and millions of views!

WHAT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL CAMPERS PARTICIPATE IN

Located at Concordia’s beautiful Loyola Campus, we spend plenty of time outdoors filming an relaxing. We also balance filming with fun outdoor activities like daily park or pool visits. 

WHAT AGES CAN ATTEND?

Creative Video Day Camp is for campers ages 6-13. Campers are divided into three groups based on their ages.

The Counselor in Training program at Creative Video Day Camp is designed for youth ages 14-17. The program emphasizes leadership skills, creativity, film mentoring and most importantly fun! By acting as role models for our younger campers, it is our goal that the C.I.T.’s learn new leadership skills and form lasting memories with our younger campers during a two week internship as a Junior Camp Counselor.

HOW DOES EXTENDED CARE WORK?

Creative Video Day Camp also offers extended hours beyond 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. to make our Day Camp a convenient choice for busy parents. We have extended hours options that may open at 8:00 a.m. and end as late as 6:00 p.m. Please make sure to indicate your choice on the registration form.

PRICES & EXTENDED CARE

Pre Camp After Camp Pre & After
+ $25 + $50 + $75
8:00 am – 4:00 pm 9:00 am – 6:00 pm 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

HOW DOES DROP OFF AND PICK UP WORK?

Each Day Camp day starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.If you require care for your child prior to 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. please make sure to indicate this on your registration form.

The drop-off area is located at 7141 Sherbrooke Street W. SC-200  Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4B 1R6, The Hive Café 2nd floor of the Student Centre building.

Please ensure you sign your camper in and out each day with a camp staff member. Parents are asked not to drop off or leave children unattended outside. They must be signed in and out of our care each day unless alternate arrangements have been made in advance with the Day Camp Staff.

In order to authorize someone else to pick up your child, indicate it on the drop of form during your morning sign in, to please call ahead or email to let us know.

Parents will be given a 5 minute grace period for drop-off and pick-up at camp start and end. Camp start is at 9:00AM and camp ends at 4:00PM. Parents arriving outside of those times will be charged the before care fee of $2.50 or after care fee of $5.50 per use per child.  We request that all before and after care is booked and paid in advance.

If your child is going to be absent, please call your Day Camp phone number, which will be provided in the email newsletter, and leave a message. 

WILL MY CHILD'S EXPERIENCE INCLUDE SWIMMING?

Yes, weather permitting campers enjoy public swimming at Benny Pool. Lifeguards at the pool will perform a swimming test for each camper to determine their swimming level.

WHAT SHOULD CAMPERS BRING TO CAMP?

All children SHOULD attend camp with a backpack containing: a hat, sunscreen, refillable water bottle , swimsuit & towel, lunch & 2 snacks.

Emergency medication if required i.e. – Epi-pen/Ventalin. Emergency medication will only be administered with written permission from parent or guardian. All medication must be clearly labeled, in original container and handed in to camp staff. 

WHAT NOT TO BRING TO CAMP?

Valuables. Creative Video Day Camp cannot be responsible for any lost or stolen valuables.

Peanuts or nut products. Creative video is not officially a peanut free camp as we cannot verify that parents will not pack peanuts, however we do ask that they do not.

PIZZA LUNCH FRIDAY

Every Friday Creative Video Day Camp holds a pizza lunch with juice for $6. If you would like your child to participate please bring in cash to a Day Camp Staff. Be sure to pack & 2 snacks and refillable water bottle.

IS THERE A CAMPER CODE OF CONDUCT?

The safety of each individual in the program is Creative Video Day Camps top priority. Each camper must recognize their personal responsibility to learn and follow at all times the rules and acceptable behaviour are discussed at the beginning of each camp session. All of the children are made aware of what is expected of them. Rules include but do not limit:

  • Zero tolerance for violence and or bullying
  • Use of appropriate language
  • Ask permission to leave the designated camp area
  • Cooperation and respect towards leaders, C.I.T’s, and other campers

Although our goal is to be conflict free, occasionally children may still become frustrated and disagree with a leader or another child at camp. If a child’s behaviour becomes unsafe or unacceptable, discipline is necessary. If these situations arise, the following actions will be taken:

  • Step 1:  Verbal Warning
  • Step 2: Time Out
  • Step 3: Parent Involvement
  • Step 4: Removal from Camp

If problems persist or the behaviour is severe enough such as causing intentional harm to others or consistent disruptions of camp activities, the child will be removed from the program for the day or the rest of the week.* No refunds will be issued for children dismissed from camp or withdrawn after parents were notified either verbally or in writing about behaviour issues. Any questions, comments, concerns may be directed to Jay 514-808-9053 

WHAT IS THE C.I.T PROGRAM?

The Counselor in Training program at Creative Video Day Camp is designed for youth ages 14-17. The program emphasizes leadership skills, creativity, film mentoring and most importantly fun! By acting as role models for our younger campers, it is our goal that the C.I.T.’s learn new leadership skills and form lasting memories with our younger campers during a two week internship as a Junior Camp Counselor.

HOW TO REGISTER

Save your hard-earned money! Save with each additional session your purchase for your family at once. You can buy multiple sessions for one child, or buy one session for multiple children within the same household.

  • x 1 Session
  • $475
  • $475 /session
  • Regular rate
  • x 2 Sessions
  • $900
  • $450 /session
  • Save $50
  • x 3 Sessions
  • $1300
  • $433 /session
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  • x 4 Sessions
  • $1700
  • $425 /session
  • Save $200