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Summer Day Camp 2020

For 2020, Summer Day Camp program runs from July 6 to August 28, and is offered to families for the entire summer, or on a weekly basis.

This summer we have organized activities that are fun, social and educational. There are no outings this year and all activities will be taking place at the camp location. Please see the Public Health Guidelines, Eligibility, and What We are Doing sections below for more information on how Summer Day Camp will be implemented for the 2020 season. 

Please note there is a change in camp times this summer: The camp program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each week day. Drop-off time is between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and pick-up is between 3:30 p.m. and  4:30 p.m.


Daily Drop-off and Pick-up

For Summer Day Camp 2020, there is a designated drop-off and pick-up area for each of the six day camps. 

Drivers must use Sarah Davis Way to access all camp locations. Please follow posted signage to be directed to the appropriate drop-off and pick-up location for the specific camp.

Please see map below for drop-off route. 

NOTE: This information may be adapted as needed to ensure adherence with public health guidelines and efficient traffic flow. 

Last Updated- Friday, July 3, 2020




Eligibility to Avail of Summer Day Camp During COVID-19 Restrictions

Provincial public health guidelines have outlined eligibility criteria for all summer day camp programs and the Town of Paradise is following those criteria. All those participating the Town’s 2020 Summer Day Camp must follow the eligibility criteria. If your child falls in one or more of these categories, they are not eligible to register for the Town’s 2020 Summer Day Camp:

  • Those considered particularly vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 or who have family members considered vulnerable in this way, are unable to avail of day camp programs. Please see the provincial government's COVID-19 - Supporting Vulnerable Populations document for additional information.
  • Children should be fully toilet trained, as parents/guardians will not be permitted to enter and leave the program area to tend to personal care needs. Staff may prompt children for personal care procedures, but may not physically assist. Alternatively, children who require assistance with toileting may be accompanied to the day camp by an independently hired respite worker.
  • Children should be able to feed themselves independently. Alternatively, children who require assistance with feeding may be accompanied to the day camp by an independently hired respite worker.
  • Additional screening questions may include: Will your child attend with an independently hired respite worker?  Does your child require assistance with hand washing?

Camp Structure 

  • WEEK 1: July 6 – 10
  • WEEK 2: July 13 – 17
  • WEEK 3: July 20 – July 24
  • WEEK 4: July 27 – July 31
  • WEEK 5: August 3 – August 7
  • WEEK 6: August 10 – August 14
  • WEEK 7: August 17 – August 21
  • WEEK 8: August 24 – August 28
 Camps Offered

For the 2020 Summer Day Camp there will be 6 camps with 10 participants in each, all offered at the Paradise Double Ice Complex, as follows:

  • CAMP CABOODLE A: children attending grades 1 or 2 in September
  • CAMP CABOODLE B: children attending grades 1 or 2 in September
  • CAMP WAHOO A: children attending grades 3 or 4 in September
  • CAMP WAHOO B: children attending grades 3 or 4 in September
  • CAMP EXCURSION A: children attending grades 5, 6 or 7 in September
  • CAMP EXCURSION B: children attending grades 5, 6 or 7 in September

Registration Information

The Town's online registration system provides the ability to enroll and pay for camps online. Registration opens on June 18 and at the following times:

  • Camp Caboodle (A&B): Starting at 12:00 p.m.
  • Camp Wahoo (A&B): Starting at 1:00 p.m.
  • Camp Excursion (A&B): Starting at 2:00 p.m.

Once you have accessed the registration portal you will need to either "Create an Account" or "Logon to Account". For further instructions, please visit our Creating a Public Access Account Page. It is recommended that registrants create an account prior to the registration date.

Important Notices

COVID-19 Alert Level System

The Town is following all public health guidelines including the provincial COVID-19 Alert Level System. In the event public health officials determine that the province is deemed to be in Alert Level 4 or 5, the Town will have to immediately suspend the Summer Day Camp Program (refunds will be issued). 

After School Program and Summer Camp Program

Changes have been made to the current After School Program (ASP) policy. Those registered in the ASP program will no longer have early registration for the Town's Summer Day Camp Program. Therefore, those registered in the ASP who want to participate in the Summer Day Camp will have to follow the general registration process.

Paradise Resident First Registration

For the 2020 Summer Day Camp, the Town is limiting registration to residents of Paradise only. Please note that this is only for the 2020 Summer Day Camp.  


Camp Information


To be eligible to participate in our Summer Day Camp programs, children must have attended kindergarten (at least 5 turning 6 years of age), and be going to no grade higher than 7 (no older than 12 years of age).

  • CAMP CABOODLE A and B: children attending grades 1 or 2 in September
  • CAMP WAHOO A and B: children attending grades 3 or 4 in September
  • CAMP EXCURSION A and B: children attending grades 5, 6 or 7 in September 

The camp program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each week day.

Drop-off time is between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and pick-up is between 3:30 p.m. and  4:30 p.m. with no exceptions.

Each participant will be assigned a designated time for drop-off and pick-up in the drop-off and pick-up windows. Participants will not be permitted to be signed-in or signed-out outside of these designated times.


Weekly: $125 per child 

Note: Any additional costs are minimal, and will be noted in your registration package.

 Payment Options

Pay Later Option

This option requires JULY to be paid in full by 4:00 p.m. on June 19. There are no exceptions. Payment must be made by credit card over the phone to Recreation Reception at 709-782-6290. If payments are not made by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19 the full registration space will be lost.


Pre-authorized Debit Payments

Pre-authorized debit payments will be accepted for the month of August only. Note: one payment will be debited two weeks before August 1. Please complete and submit a Pre-authorized Payments for Summer Camps Form. Forms are to be submitted by email no later than June 22, 2020.  If not submitted by June 22 your space in the camp cannot be confirmed. Note: The Pre-authorized Debit Payment method is a new option offered in place of post-dated cheques.


Online - full payment

The online registration system accepts full online payment of fees by Visa and MasterCard.

Interac online is not available.


The Town strives to offer an inclusive program within the means and capabilities of trained staff and summer camp guidelines.

Summer Day Camp does not offer personal care or some forms of physical assistance. Participants must be able to attend to all personal, bathroom and hygiene matters independently. Respite workers independently hired by guardians to accompany participants with the understanding they are solely responsible for the personal and physical needs of the individual. Respite works must provide the Town with a clear Code of Conduct with a Vulnerable Sector Check completed and will be permitted at the discretion of the Recreation Technician.

If your child/participant should require any inclusive physical, cognitive, or other assistance upon registration please email.

Special Notices
  • Registration is done on a first come basis.
  • Due to limited space, each individual may only register one family's child/children.
  • Inform staff members at the time of registration of any special needs or allergies that your child may have.
  • Refunds will only be given for medical reasons with a doctor’s note provided.
  • Children are required to bring their own lunch and snacks as well as an extra water bottle and sunscreen.
  • Children should pack a change of clothes and rain gear each day.

Public Health Guidelines

What are we doing...

Guardians will be required to call a designated phone number each morning between 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. to answer a government health questionnaire administered by Town staff. This is mandatory; if a phone questionnaire is not complete the child will not be permitted into camp that day.

Guardians will be required to answer the following questions honestly:

Have you or anyone in your family:
• Traveled outside the province in the last 4 days?
• Been in close contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19?
• Being in close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has traveled outside the province within the last 14 days prior to their illness onset?
• Had any symptoms of illness (such as described below)
o Fever (or signs of a fever, such as chills, sweats, muscle aches, and light headedness); or
o Cough
o Headache
o Sore throat
o Runny nose
o Painful swallowing 
o Diarrhea
o Loss of sense of smell or taste
o Unexplained loss of appetite 
o Small red or purple spots on your hands and/or feet
 Sign-in and Sign-out Policy


  • All guardians are required to wait in the designated area outside the facility in their cars. Staff will direct when you are able to bring your child to the sign-in area. Please remain behind the designated lines for sign-in.
  • We ask that you designate 1 Guardian for drop-off and pick-up each day to remain consistent through the duration of the summer program. Please list this contact on your registration form. You may list 1 additional adult if needed.
  • Guardians are to remain within the designated drop off times of 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
  • Guardians will be asked a government provided health questionnaire every morning and staff will take the child’s temperature.
    • It is under the discretion of staff and supervisors, based on the health questionnaire and other factors related to health concerns, if the child will be permitted to attend camp that day.
    • If your child is not permitted to attend, a refund for that day will be provided.
  • Children are NOT permitted to be dropped off in the parking lot in the mornings.
  • Guardians are NOT permitted to enter the facility at any time.


  • Guardians must pick-up their child/children within the designated pick-up time of 4:00-4:30 p.m. Guardians must call the designated camp phone number to inform staff they have arrived. Guardians must remain in their car at the designated pick-up location until a staff member brings the child to the door. Guardians will leave their car to meet the child on the marked pick-up spot by the exit.
  • Children are not permitted to be picked up and brought back to camp; if you pick up your child/children, they may not return to camp that day. Exceptions may be made for medical appointments or extenuating circumstances – please speak to your child’s camp supervisor for further clarification.
 Sunscreen Application Standard Operating Procedure

Please note that our Sunscreen Policy has changed due to COVID-19 and safety precautions.

Staff will not be permitted to physically assist participants with sunscreen application.

Children will be expected to know how to properly apply sunscreen independently with some verbal cues from staff.

Staff will lead a group instruction when applying sunscreen, using physical and verbal instructions while monitoring participants applying their sunscreen. Extra mirrors will also be placed in the room for participants to use when applying sunscreen to their face and neck.

All participants are expected to bring personal sunscreen clearly labelled with their name.

Spray sunscreen will not be permitted.

Hats are mandatory and shirts that cover shoulders are recommended.

There will be no sharing of sunscreen and no camp sunscreen provided.


Each camp will have a designated restroom for single person use, camps will not be sharing restrooms with other camps or the public.

Water Fountains

Water fountain use is not permitted under current public health guidelines for day camp programs. 

Participants must bring water bottles / drink boxes for the full day, access to water fountains to refill water bottles will not be available.

Health and Safety Miscellaneous - Sanitation and Physical Distancing

Our top priority is the safety of our participants and staff. The Town has put extra cleaning measures in place for this summer’s program. Extra sanitation around bathrooms, and  frequent sanitation of commonly touched services, tables, and supplies will be done. Extra handwashing stations and sanitation stations will be available and staff will be enforcing frequent hand cleanings.

Participants will be in a group of 5 and will interact with an additional group of 5. There will be a maximum of 10 participants per room.

Physical distancing will be applied as often as possible. Participants will have a personal station for the week to store personal items, take part in crafts and eat during snack times.

There will be no outings or swimming this summer; access to outdoor green spaces will be availed of as much as possible. Physical distancing and small group activities are planned when outdoor play is not available. Staff are dedicated to creating a fun and safe summer of activities.