Recreation and culture

Day Camps

Outdoor adventures

Program planners for the Municipal Day Camp are proud to announce its sixth year featuring our OUTDOOR ADVENTURES theme. This summer, campers will learn new outdoor skills including orienteering, shelter building, wilderness cooking, and paddle sports. Campers will discover Potton`s trails, rivers and mountains on Adventure Thursdays!

Did you know that in 2014, the Municipality’s Outdoor Adventure Camp was 1 of 4 camps in rural Quebec asked to present their innovative program at the annual leisure conference? Thanks to the support of the municipal council and parents, we are pleased to be able to continue to offer this unique program.

They will be sure to bring back your old favorites including the gardening program, pumptrack workshops, arts and crafts and beach days.

The Potton Day Camp prides itself on providing a bilingual program for children ages 5-12. Our goal is to offer a variety of enriching, safe activities for all ability levels in an effort to build self-confidence and develop friendships through teamwork, all the while having fun! Our program incorporates a healthy lifestyle message, educating our campers on the benefits of eating well and getting outside and being active.  Our groups are separated according to age; our ratio averages 1:15 per animator/camper. For ages 5-7, our ratio averages 1:10.

FEE

$60 / week (Potton tax-payers)
or $310 for the entire 6 weeks (equals under $52/week)

$120/ week
(non tax-payers)

NEW DISCOUNTED RATES

Two or more children: Receive a 25% discount off your total registration if you register a second, third, and fourth child from the same family.

Grandparents

If you are a Potton tax-payer and you would like to send your non-resident grandchildren to our camp, please note that the Municipality is now offering a grandparent-friendly rate where non-resident fees are not applied.

Includes all weekly outing to the Vale Perkins Beach and Adventure Thursday area outings.

Daycare

A daycare service will be offered daily, Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-9:00 am then again from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm.
Fees:

  • $7/week per child
  • $30/week per child
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General information

June 25th to August 3rd, 2018

Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fee

$60 / week (Potton tax-payers)
or $310 for the entire 6 weeks (equals under $52/week)

$120/ week
(non tax-payers)

Registration

An online registration kit will be available soon.

Parents will be given a guidebook at registration that will include: a list of items to bring daily to camp, a behavioural contract and important contact information.

Payment information

Please note that payment must be made upon registration by either cash and or checks. We will allow three payments with post-dated checks. If we do not receive this payment, your child will not be registered.

Communications

All program changes will be posted on the Potton website. In addition, an email will be sent to parents.
Animators can be reached at Mansonville Elementary 450 292 5622.
You will be given, the Camp Coordinators cell phone number upon registration. Day Camp Supervisor, Trish Wood can ALWAYS be reached at 450 292-3313 x 228 if you should have questions or concerns.

Our animators

Beyond camp programming the most essential part of any successful Day Camp are the Animators. We understand that you as parents must feel comfortable with their ability to care and supervise your child. Through a rigorous interview process we select only the most responsible, creative and dynamic animators. As part of their employment with us, every staff member follows an intensive 4-day animators training delivered by ADVENTURE specialist, custom-crafted with Potton`s outdoor theme. This focus during this training is teamwork, supervision/emergency procedures, behaviour modification techniques, leadership skills and of course PLANNING!ALL Camp Staff are certified in First Aid. In addition to our full-time staff, you can expect an average of 2 special guests to join us at the day camp each week.

Overview of week activities for Day Camp 2018

  • Adventures in Nature/Orienteering Survival Skills and Leave No Trace Techniques
  • Gardening
  • Arts & Crafts with Les Productions Super Hiro
  • NEW! Activity choice afternoons
  • Outdoor Cooking Workshops
  • Painting Sessions
  • Obstacle days
  • NEW! Rythmn and beats musical Mondays
  • Science Experiments
  • Special Surprise Guests
  • Back by popular demand! Community Campaign, helping your community (optional)

 

 

Art camp with super hiro productions

From August 6th to August 17th 2018
Detailed program will be on-line soon

Adventure Thursday outings

These outings will be finalized soon

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