Parent Handbook

Parent Handbook for Summer Camps

Give your kids a summer experience to remember!

Sask Polytech offers day camps for kids of all ages and interests. Led by enthusiastic Sask Polytech grads and other staff, our camps provide a safe, fun environment for your kids to explore new interests, discover new talents and make new friends.

Camp descriptions

Visit the camp web page to see all available camps and their descriptions.

Registration

Parents interested in full-day options, should consider enrolling their child in another camp for either the morning or afternoon.  Campers staying for the full day will have a supervised lunch.

Step one: Visit the camp web page

Step two: Find the camp along with the date and location you are interested in. Select
Register and complete the following steps.

Note: You will need to register and pay for each camp individually.

Step three:  You will be taken to the Student Gateway. Information entered here is for the child that will be attending the camp.

New Users: 

  • Select New account. Please remember this information for future registrations.

Existing Users: 

  • Sign in with your username and password.

Confirm the course and dates (in the top right corner) are correct before proceeding.

 Camp registration step 2

Please create a username specific to the child you are registering.

Note: If you are registering more than one child, you will need to create a specific account and username for each child.

 

Camp registration step 3

Step four:  You will be asked a series of questions before proceeding to the payment screen. A red asterisk indicates a required field, meaning you must answer in order to continue the registration process.

Once your registration is complete, a confirmation of enrollment will be emailed to the address you provided during the registration process.  

Refund and cancellation policy

Refunds will be issued for camp cancellations received up to seven calendar days prior to the first day of the camp.

You can opt to transfer the full amount to another camp. No refunds or transfers after the withdrawal deadline (Seven calendar days prior to camp start date).

General camp information

Behaviour Policy

We want all campers to have a fun, safe and positive experience. Inappropriate behavior, such as verbal or physical bullying, will not be tolerated. All campers must follow instructions outlined by the instructors and camp staff. If there is a problem, camp staff will follow this three strike policy:

  • If there is inappropriate behaviour, a verbal warning will be issued to the camper and possibly a consequence given. The incident will be documented and the parent and camp administration will be notified.
  • If the behaviour continues, a second verbal warning will be issued.
  • If the behaviour still continues, the camper’s parent will be notified by phone and asked to immediately pick the camper up. No reimbursement will be given. 

Dress Code

All camp participants should wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes (runners). Additionally, long pants are required for the Young Builders camp.

Name tags are given to all participants. Campers must keep these on while at camp so we can easily identify which camp they are involved in.

Safety

At all times, campers must follow safety precautions in the kitchen/shop as well as other rules outlined by the instructors and camp staff.

Camp staff include SaskPolytech graduates, current instructors and guest lecturers. All
staff undergo a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search prior to being hired.

Sask Polytech’s main Saskatoon campus:

  • 1130 Idylwyld Drive North (corner of Idylwyld Dr. and 33rd Street)
  • Please use the drop-off and pick-up point indicated on the map (Door #13).

Camp drop off map

 

Learn more about Sask Polytech's emergency response plan (pdf).

Please make sure to arrive between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. The first day will be busy. 

Please refrain from bringing nut products to camp. We cannot guarantee a nut-free environment on campus.

Camp participants must be picked up no later than 12 p.m. (half-day) or 5 p.m. (full-day).

A mandatory fee of $20 will be charged for all late pick-ups. This fee must be paid before the child can attend the next day’s camp session. The coordinator will issue you a notice of payment slip in these situations.

 

Saskatoon
All camps in Saskatoon are located at Sask Polytech’s main Saskatoon campus:

1130 Idylwyld Drive North (corner of Idylwyld Dr. and 33rd Street)

  • Parents looking for all-day care should consider signing their child up for two
    camps, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
  • Lunch hour supervisor will be provided in the cafeteria.
  • Each child is expected to clean up after themselves.
  • There is no access to a refrigerator, but there are microwaves available.

You will be asked to read and agree to the camp waiver during the registration process.

You will also need to provide emergency contact information and sign off on the media
consent form for each camp your child is enrolled in. This information is pulled
separately for each camp and provided to the camp leader.

Each camp participant must be signed in and out each day. There will be an attendance sheet at the drop-off point.

If someone other than a parent is picking up a camper, please notify staff prior to the start of camp. Photo ID will be required for pick-up (driver’s licence, passport, etc.).

You can allow your child to self-sign out, but you must indicate this on the waiver form.

Checklists

Any extra gear required for your camp (see camp description for details)

Closed-toe shoes (e.g., runners)

Lunch, if staying for an afternoon camp

Prescribed medication with doctor's note

Snacks

Sunscreen

Complete and submit the online camper forms during the registration process. 

Read the parent handbook

Pay all fees

Sask Polytech Camps Parent Handbook (pdf)

Questions

Contact flexible.learning@saskpolytech.ca.