Welcome to Kids Kapers Grade School Camp! All the fun starts Monday, July 9 and continues through Friday, July 13. We are looking forward to an amazing time at KK 2018: AMPED!
Below are details about your week of camp
- 9:15 Welcome Time
- 10:00 Large Group Time
- 11:00 Kick-Flippin’ Crafts
- 11:20 Gnarly Grommet Games
- 1:50 Lunch Time
- 1:00 Kaper
- 3:15 Rockin’ Records (journals) & Snack Time
- 4:10 Large Group Time
- 4:30 Pick Up Time
When you are dropping off and picking up your child at camp, please use Entrance “A” and proceed straight ahead down the hall towards the Kids Kapers camp desk.
Each morning you will do the following:
- Get your child’s nametag from the Nametag Board
- Collect your child’s Security Card from the table beside the Nametag Board. You will retrieve a new tag each morning with a number on it (the number will be the same each day). This tag will need to be presented to your child’s leader at pick-up.
- Drop off your child in their Group Room with their Sr Leader (you will receive this information Monday morning at Drop-Off)
*Please note – rooms will open for campers no earlier than 9:15am.
- Check the daily information board located by the Nametag Board for any notes or changes throughout the week.
- If your child will be late or absent for any reason, please email Cindy at email@example.com to inform us.
Proceed to your child’s Group Room and present your Security Card or Security Password to your child’s Sr Leader. They will ensure that the Security Card number or Security Password match the number assigned to your child or the password provided at registration time. To ensure the safety and security of your children, all campers must be picked up by a parent/guardian and will NOT be allowed to meet you in the parking lot.
Due to continued growth and the logistics of providing childcare, we will not be providing childcare before or after Kids Kapers this year.
Please prepare your child for all kinds of weather at camp. Send them in appropriate play clothes, hats, sunscreen, mosquito spray, socks, and jackets for inclement weather.
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.
7. BAG LUNCH:
Your child will need to bring a bag lunch and drink from Monday to Thursday. We encourage you to send a healthy lunch and one that does not require a microwave as that option will not be available to the campers.
8. FOOD ALLERGIES:
Nut Free: Please note that our camps have been declared “nut free,” therefore, please do not send anything that contains or “may contain nuts” in your child’s lunch.
Epipen/Inhalers: If your child carries an Epipen or inhaler, please check it in (labeled with your child’s name) with your child’s group leader when you arrive at camp. You can 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 Daniel (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.
9. SPENDING MONEY:
We ask that you do not send spending money with your child for the afternoon Kapers. An afternoon snack will be provided.
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.
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 trip to Pike Lake on Thursday.
12. 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 further down). Please clearly label both bags with your child’s name.
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
- _____ Kids Kapers T-shirt
- _____ Pyjamas
- _____ Toothbrush & toothpaste
- _____ Clean clothes for Friday
- _____ Facecloth
- _____ 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.
14. CLOSING PROGRAM:
On Friday, July 13 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.
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.
16. 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.
“I have come so they may have life. I want them to have it in the fullest possible way.”
John 10:10b, NIrV
17. MISSION PROJECT:
Finally, 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 buy donating supplies for the various activities they provide. You can find a list of requested items here on our website. BBS Shopping List.Please drop off your donation in the tub marked BBBS 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 2018: AMPED!