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We are excited to welcome the return of March Break Camp in 2023! 

March Break Camp will run from Monday March 13 through Friday March 17, 2023 at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.

Campers will have an opportunity to take part in themed crafts, exciting games, outdoor activities and more. Participants will swim once daily and have a chance to skate once during the week.

March Break Camp registration will begin at 9am on Tuesday December 13, 2022 through our Online Program Registration website. Registrations will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. Limited space will be available, register early to avoid disappointment.

How to register for Camp

Camp registration will take place online through our Online Program Registration website. In-person and telephone registration are not available at this time.

In order to register for Camps online, you must have an account for our Online Program Registration website.

New clients - How to create an account

All Campers must be pre-registered for Camp, drop-in's will not be permitted. Campers will be required to register on a weekly basis, daily enrollment will not be available.

How to create an Online Program Registration account

To get started visit our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com

For the best registration experience, please use Google Chrome or Firefox. Using other browsers may produce unexpected results.

Steps on how to create an account:

1. Click on the 'Signup' button.

Sign up screen

2. Once all fields have been completed, click the 'Become Member' button at the bottom. You will receive a new temporary password by e-mail.

Become Member screen

3. After click the 'Become Member' button, a new screen will open. On this screen, you will edit your account information and add family members to your account. Family members must be listed under your account in order for you to register them for a program or Camp.

Add Family Member screen

Add all family member information so that your account is up to date.

Family information screen

Click 'Submit' to add the family member to your account.

Once the family is updated, click on your name in the top right corner to log out and exit the web browser.

Log out screen

4. Check your e-mail and look for an e-mail from us. Click on the link in the e-mail and use the username and password provided in that e-mail to log in.

Login Info E mail Screenshot

5. When you log in using the username and password that was e-mailed to you, users will then be asked to reset their password. Choose a password that is familiar to you, so that you will remember it the next time you log in.

Once you click the 'Save' button, a notification will appear that your password has been successfully changed. Then log in using your username and updated password.

Password reset screenshot

Once an account has been created, you will now be able to register for all Camps, Leisure, Fitness and Aquatics programs online through our Online Program Registration website.

If you have any questions or require assistance setting up an account e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division or call 705-324-9112 during business hours.

How to register for Camps online

1. Log in to our Online Program Registration website at: https://kawarthalakes.perfectmind.com using your username (e-mail) and password.

Log in screen

2. Once logged in select the 'Register' menu. Under 'Select an Activity', choose the 'Camps' category. Next, select the Camp program that you wish to register for.

Select a Camp

Alternatively, you can also use the search bar function in the top right corner of the page and search for the Camp by its name, or by using the program barcode.

3. Once you have found the Camp that you wish to register for, click the 'Book' button.

Camp booking screen

4. The next screen will display additional information about the Camp. Click 'Book' to continue booking the Camp, alternatively you can click 'Back' to return to the previous Camp listing page.

Selected Camp screen

5. The next screen will ask you who you would like to register or book for Camp. Select the individual you wish to register for the Camp and then click the 'Next' button.

Who to book screen

If you do not see the individual you wish to register, you can click on the '+' button to Add Family Member.

6. In the next step, you will be required to complete the Camp Questionnaire for your Camper. Answer the questions and then click 'Next'.

Camp Questionnaire screen

7. Review the information on the Cart Summary page to ensure that all of the information is correct and that you are registering for the correct Camp program.

If you wish to add/register for additional Camps, click on the 'Continue Shopping' button.

Cart Summary screen

8. If everything looks good in your cart and you are now ready to complete your registration. You will now be required to enter your payment method (valid credit card is required). Enter your card information, including the billing address information associated with your card.

Review your cart summary and click on the 'Place My Order' button to make a payment and complete the Camp registration.

9. You will wait for a confirmation screen to appear confirming you have been successfully registered for the Camp(s). You will now receive a confirmation e-mail to confirm your registration(s), as well as copy of your receipt.

For questions regarding registering online for Camps, please call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 during business hours or e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division.

Payment and Fee Assistance

Payment is due at the time of registration. Once registration is confirmed, any changes or cancellations are subject to our Cancellation Policy.

The municipality of Kawartha Lakes works with the Jumpstart program, on behalf of Canadian Tire. Jumpstart is a national charitable program that helps kids overcome financial barriers to sport and recreation.

If you require alternate payment arrangements or further information about fee assistance, please contact us by calling 705 324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Program Coordinator to discuss.

Camper Forms

The following forms are available for completion online:

Should you require an alternate format of the above mentioned forms or have any questions please call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division.

General Camp Information

We are excited to build upon our usual Summer Camp programming to offer Camp over March Break (March 13 through March 17, 2023).

All Camp programs will take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex which is located at 133 Adelaide Street South, Lindsay.

Hours of Operation and Extended Care

Camps will operate 9am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Camps will not operate on Statutory Holidays.

Extended care will be offered in the mornings starting at 8am and in the evenings until 5pm. There is no extra cost associated with extended care.

If you require extended care, please be sure to indicate this at time of registration.

Camp Communication

Please be sure to check your e-mail inbox regularly as we will be mainly communicating with parents/guardians by e-mail. Communication will be sent to the e-mail address that is associated with your Online Program Registration account.

Weekly calendars for Camp will be sent to parents/guardians the week before Camp. This will include swimming schedules, as well as other important information about the upcoming week at Camp.

If you have any questions, e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division or by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1307.

Waitlist and Cancellation Policy

Our programs have a limited registration capacity. Once registration is full, any additional registrants will be placed on the waitlist for their preferred program. Individuals will be contacted following the chronological order of the waitlist, should a spot become available. Payment is not required to secure a waitlist spot.

We do not issue refunds for illness, no-shows or last minute cancellations.

The Parks and Recreation Division reserves the right to cancel programs due to insufficient registration. In these cases, we will issue a full refund or credit. Refunds or credits for any other reason are subject to approval and a 15% ($5 minimum) administration fee.

All refund requests must be made in writing and forwarded to: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca
Camp Policies

Staff, Camp Leaders and Volunteers maintain the highest standards in regards to appropriate behaviors at Camp to ensure a safe and enjoyable Camp experience for all participants.

For further information contact the Parks and Recreation Division or by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1307.

Behaviour Code of Conduct

The City of Kawartha Lakes maintains the highest standards in regards to appropriate behaviour at camp, and do so to ensure a safe, enjoyable camp experience for all participants.

We ask that all children attending camp follow guidelines and interact appropriately in a group setting at all times. These guidelines include:

  • Demonstrate respect in their interactions with other campers, camp leaders, staff, and volunteers;
  • Keep hands and feet to themselves at all times;
  • Respect the property of other campers, staff, volunteers, and the municipality;
  • Listen to camp leaders, staff, and volunteers.

If a child is unable to follow the Behaviour Code of Conduct, the following steps will be taken:

  • Re-direct the child to a more appropriate behaviour;
  • Review the Behaviour Code of Conduct with the child;
  • Leaders will notify the Program Supervisor and a discussion will take place to determine how the child can be best supported moving forward;
  • Camp leaders and staff will document the occurrences;
  • The parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified of the behaviour/incident;
  • If the behaviour persists, the City of Kawartha Lakes staff reserve the right to remove the child from the camp program.

The following behaviours may result in immediate removal of from camp programming:

  • Endangering the health and safety of oneself, other children, camp staff, or volunteers;
  • Theft or damage of municipal personal property;
  • Leaving/running away from the program without permission;
  • Use of profanity, vulgar, or obscene language;
  • Acting in a lewd manner.
Bullying Policy

The City of Kawartha Lakes’ day camps have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to bullying.

Each of our campers deserve the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities delivered in a fun, active, and safe environment that is free from harassment.

Camp leaders and staff will act to quickly address incidents of bullying and take the appropriate actions to remediate the issue. In the event of continued or recurring acts of bullying, the City of Kawartha Lakes reserves the right to remove participants that are unable to follow the behaviour expectations as outlined in the Behaviour Code of Conduct above.

Attendance

For your child's safety, if your child is going to be absent from Camp please call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 and leave a message with the date, the child's first and last name and the Camp they are registered for.

Please note, if staff do not receive a message from you and your child does not arrive during the scheduled drop-off time, calls will be made to confirm whether your child will be attending the program. This is in efforts to ensure your child’s safety during the hours of Camp programming.

Absent/No Show Policy 
We do not issue refunds for illness, no-shows or last minute cancellations. For further information regarding our Absent/No Show Policy e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307.
 
Volunteer Opportunities at Camp

Do you like working with kids and want to improve your leadership skills? If so, consider volunteering with our Camps?

Camp volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Potential volunteers will be required to undergo our screening process, including an interview and reference check.

There will be a mandatory volunteer training session to support volunteers in their roles.

Interested volunteers must complete a Summer Camp Volunteer Application Form. Volunteer Application Forms are available online or contact the Parks and Recreation Division to obtain a copy.

Questions or to obtain an application form:

Call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division.

Program Feedback

We welcome all program feedback as your valuable insight helps us to continually improve the summer camp experience for our participants. Parents/guardians will receive an opportunity to provide feedback based on their child's experience at Camp in an end-of-Camp survey.

Those with more immediate comments, questions, or concerns are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinator by e-mail or by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1307.

Preparing for Camp

We are eager to welcome you to Camp! Visit the resources below to help you prepare for a week at Camp.

Is your child ready for Camp?
If your child is 5 years old of age or older and meets the the indicators below, your child is ready to join us at Camp.
  • They are comfortable with meeting new people and other children their own age;
  • They can participate in activities with instruction;
  • They have attended school, and are able to stay for the duration of the school day;
  • They can follow safety rules;
  • They can apply sunscreen with no assistance.

Still unsure if Camp is right for your child? e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 to discuss.

Before arriving at Camp

Preparing for Camp can be an exciting time! Here is a checklist to help ensure you are all set for Camp on Monday morning:

  • Complete registration and payment
  • Review Camp Policies and expectations
  • Read over the Weekly Camp Newsletter
  • Fill out any relevant Camper Forms
  • Check out the ‘What to Bring’ list below
  • Apply sunscreen before attending Camp
What to bring to Camp

Campers are encouraged to bring the following with them to Camp each day:

  • Nut free lunch and enough snacks for 2 nutrition breaks
  • A reusable water bottle
  • Closed-toe shoes (please no Crocs or open-toed/flip-flop style footwear)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray (applicable for Summer Camp only)
  • Towel and easy on/off shoes for walking to the pool
  • Swimsuit
  • Skates and CSA approved helmet (on skating day)
  • Extra set of clothes (shirt, pants, underwear, socks)
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (jacket, boots, sweater, gloves)
  • Mask

It is recommended that you label all of your children's items. The items brought to program are campers’ responsibility, and the Parks and Recreation Division is not responsible for any misplaced items.

What not to bring

Avoid sending all non-essential items to Camp. The following items are discouraged and will not be permitted at Camp:

  • Toys
  • Electronics (cellphones, video games etc.)
  • Personal valuables
  • Peanut products or food that is not identified as peanut free
  • Weapons
  • Lighters
Lunch and Snacks

Snacks/meals will not be provided during camp programming. Children are required to bring a lunch and snacks each day to camp. There will be two nutritional breaks in addition to a lunch period.

  • We are a nut-free camp. Peanut butter, nuts, tree nuts, and/or any food that contains nuts are not permitted
  • Refrain from sending food that needs to be refrigerated or heated
  • Food will not be shared or traded with other camp participants
  • Please pack a reusable water bottle so campers can refill their bottles throughout the day to stay hydrated! It is recommended to pack extra drinks on hot days
Sun Safety

Please consider sun safety, as many of our daily activities will take place outdoors. We remind campers of the following guidelines:

  • Campers arrive at Camp with sunscreen already applied
  • Campers are able to independently apply sunscreen or come with spray-on sunscreen as needed
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, lots of water, and cool clothing
  • Make sure to clearly label sunscreen sent to Camp

Camp programming is subject to change based upon both local and provincial health directives. Location, protocols, programming and activities are subject to change. For further information e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307.

 

 

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