Q. What is the REACH process for assigning camp placements?
A. Camp placements are based on a first come, first served priority. Family choice, availability of space, gender, age, and the needs of the participant are all taken into consideration. Priority is given to our returning campers, therefore new participants may have fewer options.
Q. What fees should I expect to pay?
A. There are two separate costs involved with sending your child to camp:
1.) Regular Camp fees, 2.) REACH 1:1 support fee.
Families are expected to arrange payment for camp registration fees. If assistance is required, subsidies may be available through individual camps or camp foundations. Additional fees for bus service or extended car hours where available are outlined on camp brochures.
REACH 1:1 support fees are set according to the camp’s pay scale for camp counsellors. These typically range from $75-$100 per day for day camps, and $55-$90 per day for residential camps. Families often access SSAH or ACSD funding to pay for these extra costs. Families need to budget for camp costs in their funding requests.
Q. How many weeks can I send my child to camp?
A. REACH coordinates with families up to two weeks of day or overnight camp per participant (combined maximum: three weeks depending on local availability of 1:1 counsellor support).