Summer at Crescent

Crescent doesn’t slow down in July and August when regular classes are out. Our campus is bustling with activity all summer long.
Summer Programs
Crescent Camps

Parent Information

Here is everything you need to know to help us provide your campers with a safe, educational and fun summer experience.
Code of Conduct
Every parent/guardian must read and consent to the Crescent Camps Code of Conduct. It is rooted in Crescent School’s four core values: respect, responsibility, honesty and compassion.

Crescent Camps promotes responsibility, respect and civility in a safe learning and fun camp environment. A positive camp culture exists when all members feel safe, included and accepted and actively promote positive behaviours and interactions. All campers, counsellors, instructors and staff have the right to be safe, and feel safe, in the Crescent Camps community. These standards of behaviour apply to all individuals involved in the Crescent Camps community – parents, volunteers, counsellors, instructors and staff – on school property, on school buses, at camp-related events or activities, or in other circumstances that could affect the camp climate.

Registration Information
Until June 30, 2017, you can register for Crescent Camps online. Register early to avoid disappointment, as there are limited spaces in our camp programs. A waitlist may be created for specific camp programs if demand warrants.

To register after June 30, contact Crescent Camps by email (crescentcamps@crescentschool.org) to see if there is still space in your preferred camp program.

For more details about Registration policies, please see our Crescent Camps FAQ page.

Absences
If your child is unable to attend camp for a day, notify Crescent Camps as soon as possible at crescentcamps@crescentschool.org or 416-449-2556 ext. 215.

If a family emergency requires you to pick up your camper early, please call Crescent School’s main line at 416-449-2556.

Refunds or credits are not provided for any missed days.

Extended Care Option (Ages 10-14)
In the mornings and afternoons, our Extended Care program offers you the flexibility and convenience for early drop-off and late pick-up. Campers ages 10-14 will enjoy games and activities led by a qualified counsellor. Healthy, nut-free snacks will be provided. You can sign up for Extended Care when you register your camper.
  • Morning Extended Care (before camp): 7:45 to 9 a.m.
  • Afternoon Extended Care (after camp): 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Per day: $30 for morning, $50 for afternoon, $65 for both (pro-rated for four-day weeks)

What To Bring Each Day
Your camper needs to bring the following supplies to camp each day:
  • healthy, nut-free lunch and snacks
  • refillable water bottle
  • clothing and equipment that is appropriate to their camp program
  • sunscreen and a hat if your camper has outdoor activities. (Apply sunscreen to your camper before arrival, and have more on hand for reapplication later in the day.)
All clothing and equipment should be labelled with your camper’s name.

Drop-off
First Day of Camp: Check-in will run from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on the first day of each camp module (Monday for most camp programs, but Tuesday for camps in the week of July 4 and August 8). Parents/Guardians should bring their camper to our Welcome area where our Counsellors will check them in. Counsellors will verify all those authorized to pick up your camper(s). With parent/guardian permission, campers aged 10 and up are able to sign themselves out of camp.

After the First Day: Between 8:45 and 9 a.m., choose one of the following options:
  1. Parents/Guardians can park and drop camper(s) off in the Welcome area.
  2. Use the curbside drop-off. Parents/Guardians can pull up to the Welcome area, stay in their car while dropping campers(s) off into the hands of our Crescent Camps staff.
Extended Care Drop-Off: If campers are registered for morning extended care, parents/guardians can drop them off in the Dining Hall between 7:45 and 9 a.m.

Pick Up
To ensure the safety of your camper, every camper must be checked out by Crescent Camps Staff.

Only parents/guardians on the “Authorized to Pick Up” list will be permitted to pick up your child from camp. You can authorize someone to pick up your campers when you register them for camp. To authorize another adult to pick up your camper, or to give your camper permission to leave the camp on their own, please inform the Camp Director at crescentcamps@crescentschool.org.

Early Pick Up: If campers are being picked up early from camp, the Head Counsellor must be notified at drop-off and the Camp Office must be notified at crescentcamps@crescentschool.org.

Late Pick Up: If you will be unavoidably late picking up your camper, please contact crescentcamps@crescentschool.org or 416-449-2556 ext. 215 as soon as you become aware of the situation. Campers who are not picked up by their program pick-up time (3:30 or 4 p.m.) will be brought to our Extended Care program.  Late fees of $20.00 will apply.

Extended Care Pick-Up: If campers are registered for afternoon extended care, camp counsellors will escort your camper to the Extended Care area at the end of their camp program. Campers should be picked up from Extended Care no later than 5:30 p.m. Late fees will apply.

Parking and Flow of Traffic
There is a designated flow of traffic, denoted by arrows, in our Crescent School parking lot. To ensure the safety of our campers, flow of traffic and parking rules must be obeyed at all times.

Lunches, Snacks & Water Bottles
Each camper must bring a nut-free lunch and healthy, nut-free snacks for breaks. Please pack lunches and snacks in reusable containers to help us reduce waste.

Campers should bring a refillable water bottle every day. A water refill station will be available.

Campers in our morning and afternoon Extended Care will get a healthy, nut-free snack.

Kid’s Kitchen Lunches: Don’t feel like making lunch for your camper? We have partnered with Kid’s Kitchen to provide you with the option of a catered lunch service, at an additional cost. Visit the Kid’s Kitchen website and order your choice of healthy, nut-free lunches by 10 a.m. the previous day. Lunch will be delivered to Crescent Camps for your camper in time for their lunch break.

Allergies and Health Information
If you have any allergy or health-related questions, please contact the Camp Director at crescentcamps@crescentschool.org or 416-449-2556 ext. 215.

If a camper appears too unwell to participate at camp, or is showing contagious symptoms, we will contact the parent/guardian.

All Crescent Camps staff hold a current First Aid Certificate.

Allergy Advisory: While we make every effort to have a nut and allergy-free environment at Camp, we cannot guarantee a complete allergy-free environment. All campers must be able to identify their allergies and carry the required medication for treatment.

Epi-Pens: If your child requires an Epi-Pen, you MUST notify the Camp Director before the camp program begins. Any child requiring an Epi-Pen for an allergic reaction MUST carry it on them at all times in a fanny pack/belt. All Crescent Camps staff are trained on how to use an Epi-Pen.

Medications: If your child requires medication, it must be clearly labelled and should be brought to Camp in the original labelled packaging. Please carefully detail the schedule for medication and give to the Head Instructor of your camper’s program. The Head Instructor will hold onto it and dispense the camper’s medication at the requested time.