Summer is just around the corner, and we are looking forward to more fun in the sun! While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means some changes to our normal summer programming, KOSC staff have worked hard to put together a fun and engaging calendar of activities, and we are currently looking at what COVID-friendly options might be available that we can bring in to keep things interesting (such as science shows, magic shows, etc.).
Registration for our summer program will begin on May 3rd, 2021 at 7:00am. Please submit your registration requests via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Summer Registration.” Email is the preferred format for registrations; however, if necessary, printed copies of forms may be brought to the Program Manager’s office in the KOSC Lower Building. Please ensure that you read the summer registration policies before submitting your registration forms!
All families registering for KOSC Summer Camp will need to complete a Summer PAD Authorization Form. If you have previously submitted a PAD form and your banking information hasn’t changed, you do not need to attach a void cheque or official bank statement of account.
All children attending our programs must also have a full registration package on file, so if your child has never attended KOSC before, please ensure that you complete a registration package, attaching all necessary documentation (photo, immunization records, etc) and submit it along with your summer registration form and PAD authorization.
If your child will be starting kindergarten in September 2021, they may still attend KOSC Summer Camp; however, as they are not yet considered “school-age” until their first day of kindergarten, we will need to apply for an exemption from Vancouver Island Health Authority. In order to complete the application, we will need you to submit a letter stating why you feel that it will be beneficial for them to participate in the program. I have attached a useful template for composing the letter.
Unfortunately, due to the logistical challenges of physical distancing on buses, we will not be doing any field trips requiring a bus this year, which means that our Youth Adventure Program cannot run as it normally would. However, as with last year, we will likely arrange for some walking and biking field trips in the general Keating area for the older children. Nathan Ham, our awesome Youth Coordinator, is working on putting together plans for these outings, so stay tuned!