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Frequently Asked Questions

We know that sending your child to a Summer camp is a big decision which involves many areas of concern. We are committed to walking through them with you so you feel comfortable by the time camp begins! Here are some questions we often receive and would love to clear up with you.

What will be different this Summer with the change in directors?

Can I avoid paying online?

Is this a religious camp?

Who will be watching my kid?

Can I register my child for only certain days of the week?

Can I drop off or pick up my child off any time during camp hours (9 am - 4:30 pm)?

Is there an extra fee for outings and pool days?

Are lunches provided on Fridays?

Is there camp on the last week of June (June 25th-29th)?

Will there be camp on July 2nd?

 

FAQ

What will be different this Summer with the change in directors?

For the past five Summers, Jason Brereton worked to build this camp as a director. We are so thankful for the time, effort and love he poured into this program. This year, he has stepped out of this role to become the Director of Terra Nova Center, overseeing all programs in our building. Thankfully, you will still be seeing him around the center, and the changes occurring will not disrupt your children. Camp traditions and activities will broadly be the same. What can your child expect to see differently this year?

  1. Katie Tracy (“Mystique”) will be a program coordinator, planning our days this Summer! She is very excited to reveal all the dynamic activities planned for this Summer.
  2. A larger team of counselors that are very excited to meet you! All our staff will be receiving a comprehensive, in-depth training before camp.
  3. The best Summer yet!

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Can I avoid paying online?

We highly recommend that parents pay online through our website. This is the easiest way for Youth Unlimited to manage payments and for us to collect the information needed for Releve 24. However, if this is not possible, we will gladly accommodate you. Payments can be made in person at the center, or sent to Terra Nova at our mailing address. PLEASE NOTE that all payments must be made by the time camp starts on Monday mornings when your child is dropped off. We cannot sign in campers at the beginning of the week if payments have not been made. Thank you for understanding! Please contact Jessica Debanné if you need a specific accommodation for payments.

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Is this a religious camp?

Terra Nova Christian Day Camp is a part of a Christian youth organization called Montreal Youth Unlimited (MYU). MYU’s work amongst teenagers and children through after-school programs, drop-in centers and camps is motivated by a Christian ethos and biblical values. As Christians, we believe in the inherent dignity and worth of every individual, and this drives us to create programs which help young people reach their full potential and know that they are loved. The staff at our camp is Christian and is committed to this mission.

At camp, we will be holding “BLAST” every day for 30 minutes to an hour. BLAST is the time of the day where we gather our entire camp for songs, dance and discussing Christian values (love, joy, peace) and stories acted out by counselors (a favorite!). If you have any questions or concerns about our BLAST sessions, we will gladly send you our curriculum at the beginning of every camp week this Summer.

Our camp is open to people of all creeds and faiths: it is not designed for individuals who have previous knowledge of Christianity. While we espouse Christian values, we desire for families of all backgrounds to feel comfortable at Terra Nova.

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Who will be watching my kid?

Counselors at Terra Nova Christian Day Camp are dynamic, professional, bilingual individuals with camp experience and a desire for children to have a safe and entertaining Summer. We will be sending out more detailed introductions in coming weeks, but please note that our camp staff undergoes background checks, interviews and extensive training before beginning their work with campers. Counselors receive extensive team building, child protection and First Aid training before camp begins. Your kids are in good hands!

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Can I register my child for only certain days of the week?

We try to accommodate you as best as we can. Please contact Jessica about your given situation and we will inform you on pricing changes, etc.

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Can I drop off or pick up my child off any time during camp hours (9 am - 4:30 pm)?

Other than if you have opted for our day care services before and after day camp hours, we would ask parents to please drop off their children at our center at 9:00 am and pick them up at our center at 4:30 pm. We have activities planned between these hours and would love to get started as soon as our day of camp officially begins! If swimming lessons or long commutes (etc.) prevent this from being possible, please let us know beforehand. Thank you!

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Is there an extra fee for outings and pool days?

No! Our prices include outings on Wednesdays and pool afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Are lunches provided on Fridays?

Yes! We offer a free yummy, healthy lunch every Friday for our campers- but please pack a water bottle and nut-free snacks for your children.

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Is there camp on the last week of June (June 25th-29th)?

We do not offer camp the last week of June. We apologize for the inconvenience. However, Jessica will be available for contact during this time if you have questions before camp begins!

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Will there be camp on July 2nd?

Yes! Our first day of camp will be on July 2nd 2018. We recognize that many parents have a day off for Canada Day, but our center will nonetheless be open that day!