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Langley City Daycamps

Langley City offers a variety of daycamps from preschool age to pre-teens. Langley City’s Recreation, Culture and Community Services Department is very proud of the quality of programs we are able to offer. Our goal is to ensure that your child has a fun and memorable experience in a safe and inclusive environment while forging new friendships with other children and our staff. 

To register or for more information please call Douglas Recreation Centre at 604-514-2865

Below you will find some basics information that will help you prepare your child for camp.

  • Medical Information and Release form must be filled out one week prior to your child’s first day in camp. Children will not be allowed in the program until this form is completed. Please click here to download the Medical Information and Release Form.
  • Due to life threatening nut allergies, we ask that all camps are nut free zones. Please pack a lunch and snacks that does not contain nut products.
  • Items your child should bring to camp each day include a water bottle, a healthy snack, a non-microwavable lunch, bathing suit, towel, weather appropriate clothing and footwear, hat and sunscreen.
  • Items you should not bring to camp include iPod, handheld video games, cell phones, money or other valuable items. *Please note we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Parent Information Booklet - Please click here to download the Parent Information Booklet.
  • To receive a 100% refund:

Short Programs (1 week or less), Camps, Workshops, Out Trips, and Special Events

Unless otherwise specified,

  • If less than 5 business days’ notice is given, 50% of the fee will be issued
  • If notice is given on or after the start date of a program, a refund will not be issued

The City of Langley is committed to supporting children with developmental disabilities or delays to successfully participate in Langley City Daycamp programs. If your child requires extra support, please contact the Recreation Supervisor at 604-514-2865. If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact Douglas Recreation Centre at 604-514-2865.

Funtastic Adventure Summer Daycamp

Our Daycamp is an action-packed week that will keep even the most busy kids entertained. Daycamp includes crafts, sports, theme days, adventure, science, and much more. We encourage participation and hope that you will try new things each day at camp.

Fees

Weekly

$160.00 per week
Extended Play AM

$3.00 per day

Extended Play PM

$6.00 per day

Monday to Friday (except for Statutory Holiday) starting on June 29 to September 4, 2020

Our camp hours are from 8:30am-3:00pm. Extended Play is also available.

This program is made possible through funding provided by the Government of British Columbia and support from the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA).

Schedule

July 6-10 (Week 2) Science Theme - Activity Schedule

July 13-17 (Week 3) Pirate Theme - Activity Schedule

July 20-24 (Week 4) Disney Theme - Activity Schedule

July 27-31 (Week 5) Superhero Theme - Activity Schedule

August 4-7 (Week 6) Olympics Theme - Activity Schedule

August 10-14 (Week 7) Space Theme - Activity Schedule

August 17-21 (Week 8) Under the Sea Theme - Activity Schedule

August 24-28 (Week 9) Rainforest Theme - Activity Schedule

August 31-September 4 (Week 10) Around the World Theme - Activity Schedule

Our Commitment to Keeping Kids Safe

At the City of Langley, the safety of our camp participants (campers and their families and leaders) is always our first priority. We understand that many parents may have general concerns regarding the current COVID-19 respiratory illness and potential implications for our Summer daycamp program. 

View Langley City's COVID-19 Safety Plan (June 2020)

View Summer Daycamp @ Douglas Recreation Centre COVID-19 Safety Plan (June 2020)

The City of Langley is actively monitoring and following the guidance of the BC Office of the Provincial Health Officer and the BC Centre of Disease Control - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) BC public health guidance for schools and childcare programs and the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association - Guidance and Consideration for Children's Day Camps during COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Based on the health guidance for schools and childcare programs we have made the plans for a heightened level of health and safety at our summer camps. These include:

  • Smaller camp size, maximum 24 campers
  • No daily camp registration, weekly camp registration only
  • 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 good hygiene and respiratory etiquette
    • Hand washing will happen continuously throughout the day
  • Maintain cleaning and disinfecting policies
  • Physical distancing (activities will all have the central idea of being physically distant)
  • Each child will have a bin that contains their supplies and their toys
    • Bin contents will include:
    • Personal supply bag
    • Craft “kit”
    • Play equipment (lego, ball, bean bags etc)
  • Each child will be given their own craft “kit” zip lock bag containing scissors, glue stick, crayons, and felts to reduce cross contamination
  • They will have their own designated area to put their belongings and when they need to go to their bag it will be done in an orderly fashion.
  • No food sharing
  • Increased outdoor activities to limit time in the building
  • Designated sign-in and sign-out area for parents

Information on the COVID 19: Public Health Guidance for Childcare Settings can be viewed here:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/covid-19_child_care_guidance_-_2020_may_15_-final.pdf

Information on British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association - Guidance and Consideration for Children's Day Camps during COVID-19 Pandemic can be viewed here: 

https://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/media/244229/summer-camps-covid-19-guidelines-considerations.pdf

Daycamp FAQs

What can my child expect every day?
Children should come to camp ready to try a variety of new activities and experiences both indoors and out! All camps incorporate plenty of opportunities to explore and create, as well as unstructured free playtime. Specific themes and activities are subject to change, and some may be weather-dependant.

My child doesn't know anyone, will they be ok?
Many of our campers don’t know anyone when they first come to camp. We emphasize the importance of friendships and encourage campers to make connections with new and old friends.

What should I send with my child to camp?

  • bathing suit (camp-dependant)
  • healthy lunch
  • snacks
  • sunscreen and hat (weather-dependant)
  • towel
  • water bottle
  • weather-appropriate clothing and footwear for messy and/or outdoor play

 Do not send

  • money
  • electronics
  • phone
  • valuables

Can I send nuts to daycamp?
Our daycamps are “nut-aware”, which means that campers are requested not to bring nuts or nut products to any camp. This is for the safety of all campers.

Should I send my child’s phone or other electronics?
Electronics can be a distraction for all participants and are discouraged at our camps. We think it is important for all campers to be active and engaged, and we support them to make connections with other children at camp.

Can I register my child for just one day of camp?
Unfotunately, due to COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled all daily daycamp registration.

Will my child go swimming?
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled all our swim days at Al Anderson Memorial Pool

Will my child go on a field trip?
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled all our field trips

What if my child doesn’t like camp?
Who doesn’t like camp? We have tons of fun and find that once campers are settled in, they usually don’t want to leave. However, if they aren’t having fun, talk to us. We can recommend other camps or provide a pro-rated refund for the remainder of the camp.

What is Extended Play, Before and After?
Need more schedule flexibility on days your child is in a Daycamp? Take advantage of this program offered from 7:00 - 8:30am and 3:00 - 6:00pm at an additional cost.

My child has a support worker at school, do they need one at camp?
The City of Langley is committed to supporting children with developmental disabilities or delays to successfully participate in Langley City Daycamp programs. If your child requires extra support, please contact the Recreation Supervisor at 604-514-2865.

Can I send a support worker or aid with my child?
If you have your own support worker, we are happy to have them within our program. However, the support worker needs to complete a Police Information Check. Please contact us two weeks before the camp starts so we can provide you with the paperwork. This police check is needed for any adult participating in the program with the child (including parents).

On the first day camp, the leaders will meet with the support worker to discuss how to work with the participant.

What if I cannot get there to pick my child up on time after a day camp?
You may be subject to a late pick-up fee. If you need some flexibility in your schedule, consider our Extended Play options.