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Safety and Supervision

Counsellor Training Ensuring Safety

Prior to the start of camp, Supercamp staff receives at least 50 hours of training to ensure they are thoroughly prepared for the upcoming summer. Its focuses are mainly on supervision and safety training which include behaviour intervention, animation and injury prevention. Also, all staff must obtain their First Aid certification before the start of camp and counsellors carry their first aid kits on them at all times.

For more information on our safety procedures, do not hesitate to contact us.

Supporting Staff

Supercamp is over 60 employees devoted to creating memories to last a lifetime! With our well-trained, prepared and dynamic team of counsellors, we are committed to giving your child the very best!

Other essential staff on our Supercamp team include the camp director supported by a team of coordinators who are responsible for the children’s well-being  the supervision of all employees. A coordinator is in charge of health and safety. She is trained and prepared to prevent injuries as well as deal with incidents. Our behaviour intervention coordinator invents ingenious solutions for the children to thrive during their stay. Our animation coordinator prepares the games and activities so your child has as much fun as possible. A coordinator is also responsible for all aquatic activities and pool management. Two office managers are also assigned to administrative tasks and answering all your questions.

Camp counsellors must be at least 17 years old to work at Supercamp. Exceptions are counsellors assigned to extended supervision hours, who may choose to start working at age 16.

 

Supervision and Ratios

In order to maintain safety and encourage team building within the groups, Supercamp follows the ratios imposed by the ACQ:

Age groups Ratio at camp Ratio at the pool
5 & 6 yrs 10 kids per camp counsellor 6 kids per camp counsellor
7 & 8 yrs 12 kids per camp counsellor 7 kids per camp counsellor
9 & 10 yrs 14 kids per camp counsellor 10 kids per camp counsellor
11 & 12 yrs 14 kids per camp counsellor 10 kids per camp counsellor
13 to 15 yrs 15 kids per camp counsellor 12 kids per camp counsellor

Health and Allergies

If your child has a severe allergy, you must provide two EpiPens® whenever your child is at camp; one that your child will keep on him or her, and one that will be kept on the counsellor at all times. The parent must indicate said allergy on the camper’s health record, when registering through Amilia. We advise parents to personally deliver the EpiPen®, identified with the name of the child, to your child’s counsellor on the first morning where your child will attend the camp.

If your child needs to take medication during the day, you must fill out a Authorization to Administer Medication form available here as well as in the office, as well as indicate it on the camper’s health record. The medication will be given to the Health and Safety Coordinator, and will be administered to your child at the appropriate times.

No child with symptoms of contagious illness (fever, significant stomach ache, nausea, etc.) will be admitted to camp. No child who is determined to have lice will be admitted to camp. If lice is discovered on your child or any symptom of contagious illness arises while at camp, you will be contacted to pick up your child from camp immediately.

 

WARNING: Allergies

As some children at camp have life threatening allergies to peanuts and nuts, we ask for your cooperation in ensuring your child’s packed lunches are 100% nut-free, peanut-free and sesame-free.