REGISTRATION FOR 2018 Is NOW Open!
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2018
PHOTOS THROUGHOUT THE WEBSITE HAVE BEEN UPDATED WITH PHOTOS from 2017
exciting NEW THEMES AND FIELD TRIPS
OUR RATIO IS 2 screened adult STAFF TO every 20 CHILDREN; on field trips, the ratio is 2 screened adults to every 10 children. We increase supervision even more by adding responsible volunteer leaders to assist the adults.
Base Registration: Each week is $135 per child. For shorten weeks (due to a stat holiday) the cost will only be $110.
Pre-Camp & Post-Camp Care: You may add on extended care for drop-offs as early as 8:00AM and pick-ups as late as 5:30PM for an additional cost of $35 (or $28 for shorten weeks) per child per week. This is usually a time of free play.
Unfortunately, at this time there is no family-rate for multiple children in the same family.
*Families with siblings in Sunshine Corner Day Care qualify for free extended care to match the siblings' day care hours. Please enter the name of the sibling in the registration form (last section) and then register for base registration for each week needed. We will then verify with the day care director.
Who can come? For kids entering grades 1 to 5. Students entering grades 6 and 7 are welcome to join, but know that our program is aimed at a younger age and so older students might be asked to help with certain tasks.
When is it? The day camp starts Tuesday, July 3, and will run for eight (8) weeks until Friday, August 24. You can select the week/s for which you would like to register your child/ren.
What time? We run from 9:00AM to 4:00PM with a drop-off and pick-up grace period of 15 minutes. We also provide extended care, at an extra cost, starting as early as 8:00AM and ending as late as 5:30PM.
Where is it? The day camp is held at the Vancouver Chinese Pentecostal Church at 215 East 18th Avenue, on the corner of Main St. and East 18th Ave. The day camp office is just next door at 235 East 18th Avenue.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL WEEK LOOK LIKE?
A typical day will start off with free play until most kids have arrived.
We will then start with a morning on-site program before heading off-site in the afternoon. We believe in a balance of indoor and outdoor activities!
Morning activities will include conversation circle, cooking, crafts, group games and fun themed activities. Thursdays are generally our big field trip days.
So a typical week's afternoons will look like this:
- MONDAY: Local park
- TUESDAY: Swimming/Beach
- WEDNESDAY: Library
- THURSDAY: Field trip (all-day)
- FRIDAY: Local water park
Each child must bring his/her own lunch and snacks. An occasional afternoon treat might be provided.
We will also ask parents to pack bottled water, sunblock and a change of clothing as we might head outside at any moment to take advantage of the weather.
Most transportation will be via private buses.
SUMMER SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION*
SIGN-UP BY CHOOSING THE WEEK(S) BELOW, SELECTING THE APPROPRIATE REGISTRATION Description AND CLICKing ON ADD-CART. AND THEN CLICK ON the "CART" link at the top right to complete the checkout!
UPON COMPLETING REGISTRATION, YOU WILL RECEIVE A WELCOME PACKET IN LATE JUNE.
* The following schedule and trips are subject to change. A full refund may be requested in the event of a major change (such as a field trip).
Athletes at events such as the Olympics show us what we can achieve with a goal, hard work and perseverance. We, too, can be in our own daily 'Olympics', achieving personal goals. On our field trip, we'll experience what Olympic athletes feel by trying out sports simulators and touring the Olympic Oval.
Field Trip: Olympic Oval
Note: Monday is closed in lieu of Canada Day.
Let's immerse ourselves in the wonderful world of science! Explore science through cool experiments and activities. Learn how things work, try things out for yourselves and be amazed at the power of science.
Field Trip: Science World
Our universe holds many mysteries and wonders. Let's try to make sense of what, to us, might be 'out of this world'. And on this week's field trip to the Space Centre, get into an astronaut suit and imagine shooting off to explore the wonders of our universe.
Field Trip: H.R. Macmillan Space Centre
You never know what interesting and beautiful things you'll find in nature! Let's explore together this week through our activities and a field trip where we will look more at the nature around us and, while doing so, even get to cross the famous Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge.
Field Trip: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre & Suspension Bridge
There are many wonders high above us in the sky and in the mountains. We'll be looking upward, but also looking down from the Skyride going up to the top of Grouse Mountain when on our week's field trip. At the top, we'll visit the Grizzly bears, the lumberjacks and birds in motion!
Field Trip: Grouse Mountain
This week we will be discovering what it was like in the past. Without technology and modern inventions, it was like a whole different world! We will learn about how people lived during that time through activities and our field trip to London Heritage Farms and Britannia Boatbuilders.
Field Trip: London Heritage Farm & Britannia Boatbuilders
Note: Monday is closed in lieu of BC Day.
This week we'll look at and celebrate our beginnings. On our field trip to Fort Langley, we'll travel back in time to experience life when BC first began in the 1800s.
Field Trip: Fort Langley National Historic Site
Our oceans are full of exciting things to explore. The colours, the textures, the sizes, and the unusualness are all interesting to look at! We will dive in and see what our ocean has to offer through our activities, stories and field trip to the Vancouver Aquarium.
Field Trip: Vancouver Aquarium
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is your refund policy? No refund will be given once the week has started except for medical emergencies. You may change to a different week as long as the week has not started yet and space is available. If a refund is still desired, we will issue a refund back through the same form of payment (credit card or cash) minus a 20% administration fee. Cash refund may take 1-2 weeks to be issued.
Do I have to register online? No, you can register over the phone or in-person at our office up until Friday, June 29, 2018. Simply give us a call (604-440-9094) and we will walk through the process with you. We do accept credit cards over the phone and credit cards or cash in-person.
What if I require government subsidies? Unfortunately, we are unable to accept government subsidies/funding/assistance. However, we are able to provide our own subsidies to low-income families. This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and will require proof of low-income status. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Do you allow part-time registrations? We do have limited spots available each week for part-time registrations, but it will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to assist families in immediate need of child care. Please email us at email@example.com for details.
Can I add more weeks at a later time? Yes! As long as there are spots available, you can register at any time for any number of weeks.
In what languages do you conduct your camp? We are an English-speaking only day camp. We always encourage that children speak English even if they are more fluent in a different language.