Camp FAQ

We are so excited to welcome your child back to Brennan Park this summer in a safe and fun environment.

Please take a moment to review the frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions, please contact us at 604.898.3604 or email recreationcustomerservice@squamish.ca and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

Please note, Brennan Park Recreation Centre is open, and limited in-person registration inquiries will continue to take place at this time.

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Camps

  • How many spots are being offered?

    The number of available spots will remain the same as in previous years, however they’re going to look and feel a bit different.  All camps are programmed to take place outdoors and campers will be outside daily, so prepared for all types of weather.

  • What precautions are you taking to prevent illness and the potential spread of COVID-19?
    • Campers will be grouped into cohorts of eight children + one leader.
    • Cohorts will follow proper physical distancing protocol and will intermingle with children in one other cohort for some activities.
    • Physical distancing will be encouraged at all times.
    • The sharing of equipment and supplies will be limited wherever possible, and will be thoroughly cleaned after each use.
    • Supervised hand washing before and after each activity, and before and after each meal will take place.
    • Daily health screenings is mandatory for all staff.

    Camp Leaders will have safety protocols in place for check-in, lunch, washroom utilization and staff training.

  • Drop-off and Pick-Up
    • Children will be divided into groups of eight. An email will be sent out prior to the start of camp to inform you on what your child will need to bring for the day(s) they are registered.
    • All pick-up/drop-off locations will be in the gym at the Municipal Campground located at 39275 Loggers Lane, Squamish BC, V8B 0A3. This is adjacent to Brennan Park Recreation Centre.

    We ask that you respect physical distancing at all times.

  • Late Pick-Up Fee
    • Camp pick-up is by 4 p.m. daily.  There will be a late charge of $5 for the first 15 minutes after the end of the camp. After the first 15 minutes, a late charge of $1 per minute will be applied.
  • If my child becomes sick will I get a refund?
    • If your child is sick at any time during the program please keep them at home and we will provide you with a refund.
    • If your child is sick, please notify us by calling or emailing our Customer Service at 604.898.3604. 
  • What do I do if I need to make arrangements to pick up my child unexpectedly?

    If you need to make arrangements to pick up your child unexpectedly, you can call our Program Coordinator at 604.898.6896 or 604.815.4932

  • Do you have any subsidies for families affected by COVID or on Income Assistance?

    Yes. Squamish Residents who require financial assistance to participate in recreation programs will download a Recreation Access application form.

    Once completed, applications will be reviewed by a 3rd party with approval by the Director of Recreations Services.

    Please visit our section of the website for further details of the program. https://squamish.ca/programs-and-activities

  • What are the hours of the camp?
    • Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Unfortunately we are not able to offer before/after care at this time.
  • What will a typical day look like?

    All campers will experience a variety of activities that are related to the theme of the week. Days will be busy and active days combined with quiet activities to offer rest periods.

    • Arrive – Group "get to know you" games
    • Review of rules/expectations/plans for the day
    • Activity/Active games
    • Snack
    • Activity/craft or art project
    • Lunch
    • Activity/craft or art project/Active Games
    • Snack
    • Wrap up games/activities/clean up
  • How will camps be different this summer?
    • Camps will be held outside. Please ensure your camper is prepared for all types of weather (rain, sun and wind).
      • Please send your child with sunscreen applied, with extra sunscreen, hat, jacket, warm long sleeve, running shoes.
    • Camp programs will operate with smaller ratios of one instructor to eight children.
    • Camps will operate from Brennan Park, and will utilize trails, river areas, and parks that are within walking or biking distance.
  • Will you accept walk-in camps?

    No. All camps must be registered for in advance to maintain safe capacity & groupings or participants.

  • Other Useful Information

    Waivers

    • New – COVID-19 Waiver: A waiver will be emailed out along with below paperwork. The waiver must be filled out, signed by both guardians, and brought on the first day of camp
    • Medical and Informed Consent Forms – Forms will be emailed out along with the Parent Information email prior to the camp. Please print, fill out and sign. Bring with you on the first day of camp

    COVID-19:

    • All campers will be asked screening questions each morning before being admitted into camp for the day

    Masks:

    • Masks are not required for children under the age of 12y. If you would like to your child to wear a mask, we will respectfully support your child.
    • The instructor(s) will be wearing a mask if they need to enter someone’s bubble.
  • How do I register?

    Registration can be online:

    • You will need your log in and password prior to registration day
    • If you have any questions, please ensure you contact us.
    • Please remember, Brennan Park  open for limited customer service inquiries/ questions at this time. You may call us at 604-898-3604 or email recreationcustomerservice@squamish.ca for more information regarding our programs
  • Food
    • Please ensure campers bring healthy peanut and nut-free lunch and snacks that your child is able to open independently for morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack.
    • The days are long and full of activity and children are often quite hungry by the afternoon. If in doubt, please pack more than you think is necessary as there will be no snacks provided.
    • Please send your camper with a refillable water bottle.

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