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Day Camps

Kids physically distancing and playing hoola hoop at a summer day camp.

We’re taking a phased approach with the re-opening of our facilities. Most major civic facilities including Parks, Recreation & Culture and Library facilities remain closed until early September and possibly longer, dependent on three key factors: public safety, demand for service by the public in light of COVID-19 and related fiscal implications.

Staff are currently reviewing each facility alongside this criteria. Please follow surrey.ca/covid19 for facility re-opening updates.

The City of Surrey will offer a limited number of summer daycamps for kids ages 3 to 12 from July 6 to August 28, 2020. Online registration opens June 14, 2020 at 9pm.  All camps are led by fully trained leaders and will follow strict guidelines to ensure the safety of both kids and staff. Camp locations are subject to change or camps may be cancelled if new health information emerges.

We’re pleased to offer modified weekly daycamps at these locations across the city: 

  • Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107A Ave
  • Newton Athletic Park, 7395 128 Street
  • Bear Creek Park, 13750 88 Street
  • Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way
  • Kwomais Point Park, 1367 128 Street
  • Elgin Centre, 3530 144 Street
  • Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Ave
  • Don Christian Community Centre, 6220 184 Street
  • 1881 Town Hall – Heritage Campus, 17710 56A Ave
  • Anniedale School – Heritage Campus, 17710 56A Ave

How to Register

All participants must pre-register. We are unable to accept registrations in person. At this time, we accept credit card or pre-authorized payments for payment. 

  • Register online starting Sunday, June 14 at 9pm.
  • Call 604-501-5100. The call centre will be open on June 14 from 9pm to 11pm to take registrations over the phone.

To ensure fair access for all, registration will be limited to one week at a time with staggered registration dates:

WEEK 1 CAMPS | July 6 – 10
Register June 14 at 9pm

WEEK 2 CAMPS | July 13 – 17
Register June 21 at 9pm

WEEK 3 CAMPS | July 20 – 24
Register June 28 at 9pm

WEEK 4 CAMPS | July 27 – 31
Register July 5 at 9pm

WEEK 5 CAMPS | August 4 – 7
Register July 12 at 9pm

WEEK 6 CAMPS | August 10 – 14
Register July 19 at 9pm

WEEK 7 CAMPS | August 17 – 21
Register July 26 at 9pm

WEEK 8 CAMPS | August 24 – 28
Register August 2 at 9pm

Essential Workers

In line with the Province of British Columbia’s support to licensed childcare programs, the City of Surrey is offering priority access to essential workers.  They can now register for the entire summer for select camps (instead of following the weekly registration dates) by phoning the Call Centre at 604-501-5100.  Priority registration is not available online.

Payment Plan

With flexible payments, you can pay 50% at registration and 50% the first day that camp starts.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available through Child Care Subsidies for licensed preschool programs is available.

Registration Tips

  • All registrants need a MySurrey account to register. Create one ahead of time if you don’t already have one.
  • We recommend using Chrome as your browser for the best experience.
  • If online early, refresh screen when registration opens at 9pm.
  • Visit our New Online Registration System page for more information including video tutorials and guides.
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Medical Information

All registered campers are required to have a completed client profile. After registering, please fill out additional information for each child registered including emergency contact information, pick up information, allergies, fears (if any) and any special instructions (including the use of an inhaler or EpiPen) in the special instructions field.

To enter, log in using your MySurrey account email and password. Under My Info, click on the child and select edit to enter the information. Watch our video tutorial on your account features for further assistance.  Our staff will print off this information for you to review, date and sign on the first day of camp.

If you child requires medication including an inhaler or EpiPen, please print out and complete the Prescribed and Non-Prescribed Medication form and bring it with you the first day of camp. A doctor’s note is required for all non-prescribed medicine.

Our Commitment to Keeping Kids Safe

The safety of our kids and staff is our top priority. All of our summer daycamps will operate under strict guidelines developed in conjunction with the Fraser Health Authority, Provincial Mandates and Health and Safety Standards. 

We will actively monitor our camps throughout the summer and may modify procedures as necessary. In addition, we may need to change sites or cancel camps if transmission rates go up or a community outbreak occurs.  We will immediately inform parents of any changes.

Based on the health guidance for schools and childcare programs, our plans include a heightened level of health and safety measures. These include:

  • Smaller camp size
    • maximum 16 campers for camps with kids 6 to 12 years old
    • 8 campers for kids 3 to 5 years old
  • Weekly camp registration only
  • Increased outdoor activities
  • Kids will be put into groups of 8. Groups will not mix with other groups.
  • Routine daily screening for all staff and campers
  • Routine and frequent environmental cleaning
  • Explicit policy for children or staff who have the symptoms of a cold, flu, or COVID-19 with coughing or sneezing not coming into daycamp
  • Promote and educate on good hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Hand washing will happen continuously throughout the day
  • Physical distancing (activities will all have the central idea of being socially distant) and for younger children, reducing physical contact through activities.
  • Each child will have a bin that contains their art supplies to reduce cross contamination
  • Kids will have their own designated area to put their belongings and will access in an orderly fashion.
  • No food sharing
  • Designated sign-in and sign-out area for parents
  • A parent or guardian must accompany their children (regardless of age), at daily check-in to complete health screening.

What to Bring to Camp

  • Water (all water fountains will remain closed)
  • Healthy “nut-free” lunch and snacks
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Appropriate footwear (no flip-flops)
  • Swimsuit and towel (if applicable)
  • Change of clothes

 

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