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National Tennis School and National Kids Camps policies

Sign-In, Sign-Out

We realize that this is a bit of a hassle, but we want to ensure the safety of your child. You are asked to sign your child in and out each day. This allows us to track your child's attendance and for security reasons to make sure that we know who is picking them up at the end of the day.

Nut Awareness

National Kids Camps provides a nut free camp environment. We do not provide any foods that contain nuts and nut products and we strongly encourage families to refrain from sending foods with nut products to camp.

Staff training regarding life threatening allergies ensures a proactive approach to food safety. Our staff are CPR and First Aid trained so that they will respond appropriately should there be an anaphylactic reaction.

Receipts

Did you know that receipts for camp are tax-deductible?

As soon as you complete registration, you will receive an official receipt. It will be sent by email along with your confirmation.

Post-Dated Cheques

You may pay your camp fees by post-dated cheque. However, please be advised that your child’s spot in camp for that week is not guaranteed until your cheque has been received and cleared by the bank. In order to reserve your spot instantly, please complete our online registration form and make payment by credit card. Otherwise, you run the risk of having the camp fill up before your cheque has been received.

Cancel Registration

Our deadline for cancellation is June 1, 2017 (February 10th for March Break). After this date, you have two options to choose from when cancelling a registration. Please note your choices below.

Option 1

Refund Cheque - You can receive a refund cheque for your full amount paid less a $50 cancellation fee (as long as it is two weeks before your camp is scheduled). No refund will be given if cancellation is done less than 2 weeks before camp begins.

Option 2

Credit Note - You can receive a credit note for your full amount paid with no cancellation fee (must be 2 weeks before the start of camp) . This credit note allows you to register in a National Kids Camps at a future date this summer or next. It expires on Sept 1, 2018. Your camp credit is transferable to any person and may be used for any National Kids Camps.

Change Registration

Our deadline for changes to your registration is June 1, 2017. After this date, a change fee of $20 per change will be levied.  A charge of $50 We will provide confirmation by email of your change once we have received your payment by credit card.

Extreme Heat Policy

A heat warning is automatically declared when Environment Canada forecasts a humidex of 40 or more for at least two consecutive days.

Our staff understands the damaging effects of overexposure to the sun's rays and so we have established some specific policies that protect our campers and still allow them to enjoy the outdoors. Our staff teaches campers to protect themselves by asking them to do the following:

  1. wear a hat

  2. wear light coloured clothing

  3. always wear sunscreen - waterproof sunscreens are designed to last the entire day including up to an hour in the water. Sunscreen reminders are made several times throughout the day and campers are encouraged and assisted by counselors to re-apply during the day. Waterproof sunscreen should be applied at home prior to arriving at camp.

  4. stay in the shade or in the pool as much as possible

  5. take frequent breaks

  6. increase fluid intake

Rain or Shine

All camps will operate rain or shine. Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds for inclement weather.

Administering Medication

National Kids Camps will administer medication only after parents have completed a "REQUEST FOR ADMINISTRATION OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION" form. This form provides permission to employees of National Kids Camps to administer medication and/or emergency injections to campers during camp hours as per details provided on the form. Administration of medication will not be provided without this completed and signed form. The parent/guardian of a camper with a serious health concern is strongly encouraged to have proper identification on the student at all times (i.e., Medic Alert Bracelet) and is responsible for providing, in advance, medication/supplies for any treatment required in a life-threatening situation. These health concerns include, but are not limited to: severe allergies and anaphylactic shock, severe asthma, seizures and diabetes.

Epipens, Life-threatening Allergies

We have a perfect safety record in dealing with life-threatening allergies. In today's climate it's something that is quite common. Staff training regarding life threatening allergies ensures a proactive approach to safety. Our staff are CPR and First Aid trained so that they will respond appropriately should there be an anaphylactic reaction. Please be sure to complete a "REQUEST FOR ADMINISTRATION OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION" form if your child carries an epipen. See "Administering Medication" above.

Please bring two (2) epipens and one (1) photo of your child to camp. Your child should keep an epipen on them at all times (in a fanny pack) and we will keep the other in our first aid kit, which is always close by. Sending a small photo of this camper is also very helpful.

TENNIS LESSONS

Tennis Lessons: Group and Private

Please do not forget to bring Tennis Racquet & Comfortable clothing. We will supply the balls

WHAT TO BRING

Summer Tennis Camps: Amberwood, Barrhaven, Tennis Centre West Ottawa, City View, Brittania Yacht Club:

Please do not forget to bring: Tennis Racquet, Comfortable clothing, Bathing

suit, Towel, Water bottle, Lunch, hats, sunblock and healthy snacks.

Summer Survivor Camp for Camp Fortune:

Please do not forget to bring: Comfortable clothing, Water bottle, Lunch, Hat, Sunblock and Healthy snacks.

Go Girl: Holy Trinity, Sacred Heart, and St.Patricks

Please do not forget to bring: Comfortable clothing, Bathing suit, Towel, Water bottle, Lunch, Hat, Sunblock and Healthy Snacks

Summer Sail and Serve Camp for: Brittania Yacht Club:

Please do not forget to bring: Tennis racquet, Life Jacket, Comfortable

clothing, Bathing suit, Towel, Water bottle, Lunch, Hat, Sunblock, Sunglasses, and Healthy snacks

Mountain Bike Kids: Kanata Lakes:

  1. Signed waiver

  2. Mountain Bike (tuned up and ready to go)

  3. Helmet and gloves (knee and elbow pads recommended)

  4. Lunch and lots of healthy Snacks

  5. Spare inner tube and portable bike tools

  6. Water bottle and light back pack (or Camelbak) for riding and carrying gear

  7. Rain gear – riding rain or shine!

  8. Change of clothes, swimsuit and towel, extra running shoes

Mountain Bike Kids: Camp Fortune:

  1. Signed waiver

  2. Mountain Bike (tuned up and ready to go) or Call in advance to rent a bike

  3. Helmet and gloves (knee and elbow pads recommended)

  4. Lunch and lots of healthy Snacks

  5. Spare inner tube and portable bike tools

  6. Water bottle and light back pack (or Camelbak) for riding and carrying gear

  7. Rain gear – riding rain or shine!

  8. Change of clothes, swimsuit and towel, extra running shoes

If you do not have a racquet check out:

Head racquets at Tommy and Lefebvre for the best deals in town!

Just tell them National Tennis School sent you.

Also don't forget to check out our other camps at www.nationalkidscamps.com