Welcome to Kids Kapers Grade School Camp! All the fun starts Monday, July 8 and continues through Friday, July 12. We are looking forward to an amazing time at Kids Kapers 2019: Power Up
There are a few things you will want to know about our camp activities for the week, so please continue reading.
- 9:15 Welcome Time
- 10:00 Large Group Time
- 11:00 Catch’ Em All Crafts
- 11:20 Intergalactic Games
- 11:50 Lunch Time
- 1:00 Kaper
- 3:15 Gamer’s Guide (Journals) & Snack Time
- 4:10 Large Group Time
- 4:30 Power Down for the Day and Head Home!
2) ENTRANCE:When you arrive each morning, please use Entrance “A” and pick up your child’s Name Tag. Classroom doors will be open and leaders will be ready to receive children no earlier than 9:15am. On the Monday of camp, there will be greeters ready to answer any questions you might have and help direct you. If your child will be late or absent for any reason, please email Cindy at email@example.com to inform us.
3) SECURITY: When you registered for Kids Kapers, we asked all families to provide a family password. As registration was a few months ago, you will be reminded of your password on Monday morning of camp. At pick-up time each day, proceed to your child’s Group Room and present your Security Password to your child’s Sr Leader. If another adult is picking up on your behalf, please ensure they know your family password. To ensure the safety and security of your children, all campers must be picked up in the building and will NOT be allowed to meet you in the parking lot.
4) ATTIRE: Please prepare your child for all kinds of weather at camp. Send them in appropriate play clothes, hat, sunscreen, mosquito spray, socks, and jackets for inclement weather.
5) T-SHIRTS: On the first day of camp, each camper will receive a Kids Kapers t-shirt to wear throughout the week as they like. We do ask that ALL of the campers wear this t-shirt on Monday for group photos and Friday for the Closing Program.
6) LUNCH: Please be sure to send your child with a nut free, healthy lunch each day that does not require a microwave (that option will not be available to the campers).
- Nut Free: our camps are designated as “nut free”. As such, we ask that you do not send anything that contains or “may contain nuts” in your child’s lunch.
- Epipens: If your child carries an Epipen, please label it with your child’s name and check it in with your child’s Group Leader when your child arrives at camp and collect it at the end of the day or week as you deem necessary.
- Other Food Allergies: An afternoon snack will be provided each day, along with Thursday supper, Thursday night snack, and Friday breakfast. If the food allergy is anything other than nuts (lactose, gluten, etc.) we do not supply special foods, therefore PRIOR to camp please contact Cody (firstname.lastname@example.org), our camp staff food coordinator, and he will inform you of our snack/meal menus allowing you to provide alternate choices for your child as necessary each day.
7) SPENDING MONEY: We ask that you do NOT send spending money with your child for the afternoon Kapers. An afternoon snack will be provided.
8) KAPERS: These are our daily excursions that we take all campers and leaders on. At the end of this letter, please see the list of each Kaper, and what you will need to bring each day.
9) WRISTBANDS: For identification purposes we will place a band on each child’s wrist before leaving for Monday’s Kaper. Since these wristbands cannot be reattached, they must stay on until after our Kaper to Pike Lake on Thursday.
10) PIKE LAKE: On Thursday we will be going to Pike Lake! If your child requires a life jacket for the pool, be sure to send one along, with their name clearly labelled so it does not get mixed up with other campers belongings.
We will be eating lunch at Pike Lake as well, so campers will need to bring two separate bags on Thursday. The first bag will be for Pike Lake, which will need to include the campers swim suit, towel, sun screen, bug spray, hat, and lunch. The second bag will be for the camper’s sleepover gear (see details regarding sleepover below). Please clearly label both bags with your child’s name.
11) SLEEPOVER: Thursday evening is our sleepover. After the pool and BBQ supper at Pike Lake, we will return to the church at about 6:30pm where we will have a movie night, snack, and sleepover. Lights out will be approximately 9:30 pm. The overnighter is optional; there is no problem if your child would rather not sleep over on Thursday night. If this is the case, you may pick up your child after the movie which ends at approximately 9:00pm and return at 8:00am Friday morning for breakfast.
For any campers who had planned on staying but then end up wanting to go home, here is the procedure:
- Camp Staff will call the parents and explain the situation.
- If the decision is made to go home, parents will need to pick up their children at entrance “F”, located at the back of the church, as the rest of the church will be locked up for security purposes.
- Sleeping bag & pillow
- Toothbrush & toothpaste
- Clean clothes for Friday including Kids Kapers T-shirt
- A separate bag containing swimming gear for Pike Lake including lunch, bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, hat. Please ensure it is packed separately from their sleepover gear.
* Please note: we do NOT have room for bedrolls/mattresses larger than a single size.
12) CLOSING PROGRAM: On Friday, July 12 at 11:30, we invite family and friends for some refreshments and the Closing Program at noon in the CHAPEL. The program will last approximately one hour. Please make sure to pick up all of your child’s belongings before you leave. Camp officially ends at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.
13) MUSIC: For those of you who are new to our Kids Kapers family, music is a very important part of the camp experience! This year the cost of the music is included in your camper registration fee. You will receive a music download code after the Closing Program on Friday.
14) MEMORY VERSE: Throughout the week, we will be focusing on one verse. We encourage campers to memorize the following verse. They will have the opportunity to say their verse to the leaders in their room each morning.
“God’s power has given us everything we need to lead a godly life.”2 Peter 1:3a (NIrV)
15) COMMUNITY IMPACT PROJECT: At Circle Drive we feel it is important to share what we have with others in our local community and globally as well. Throughout the year, our Children’s Department supports our two World Vision friends, Soit Beni (Congo) and Khongorzul Tungalagtamir (Mongolia) as our global project. A portion of your camp registration fees will go towards Soit & Khongorzul and their communities.
As one of our local projects, Kids Kapers supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon. In addition to their Big Brother & Sister Matches, BBBS offers an In-School Mentoring Program, as well as a program for children that are new to Canada called Club Connect. They offer these programs within 30 schools in Saskatoon to provide volunteer mentors and group programming to kids. A portion of your registration fee will go to support this program. AS well, we encourage you to join us in supporting BBBS by donating supplies for the various activities they provide. You can find a list of requested items on our website. Please drop off your donation in the tub marked BBBS by the registration desk during camp.
As our second and newest local initiative, we are working with our partner Community School(s) to provide socks for the program Socks for Kids. We would love for you to help us gather new socks that we will donate to the School(s) in December. If each camper donated just one pair of socks, it would make a big difference! Please drop off your donation(s) in the Donation tub by the registration desk during camp.
If you have any question, please contact us at
Thank you for the opportunity to spend time with your child. We are looking forward to meeting you all at Kids Kapers 2019: Power Up