Camp RE-invented for Safety during Covid 19

*Update for June 16, 2020 – There is still room at all 6 camps so register today.  
 
 
Dear Parents and Guardians, 
 
We have RE-invented camp for 2020 to maximize  safety and fun!  By following BC Health guidelines we have made the following changes to accomplish these goal.
 
1) Minimized group size to 15 or less* and encourage social distancing.
 
2) Maximized outdoor activities (plan on sunscreen and water bottles):  If it rains, we will move inside while doing our best to socially distance.   Our new location this summer is at Fraser Valley Adventist Academy, 26026 48 Ave, Aldergrove, BC. (near the Zoo)
 
3) Regular cleaning and sanitizing any common areas, especially ‘”high touch” surfaces.   Kids will have  hand-washing and/or hand sanitizing breaks through out the day.
 
4) Personal Protective Equipment –  we ask that all kids bring their own PPE (face mask and/or face shield).   All staff will be wearing PPE whenever in close contact with people.
 
Your kids have been inside their home much more than usual.   Let’s get them outside with their friends in safe and fun way.  We will continue to adjust as needed to follow guidance from our provincial health authorities.
 
Sincerely: Walter Rogers
 Camp Director
 
 
 

 What is Kids Zone Camp?

  • a quality, affordable Christian Day Camp serving Langley, Surrey, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, and Mission in the Fraser Valley area
  • Age 5-12
  • Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm (except long weekends) 
  • $199 / per child / week
  • Extended care $69/week for 8am-9am, 4-5:30pm.
  • Financial assistance available  (contact us 1st before you register)

Why Kids Zone Camp?

  • 93% positive feedback
  • 5 Star rating on google
  • 23 years experience
  • 2 giant bouncy castles available (not every camp)
  • Kids learn character, health, and faith 
  • Central, convenient location in Langley 
  • Experienced and screened staff 
  • 4.3:1 child:staff ratio
  • Affordable for everyone
Your kids will have the best summer ever with 6 weeks of unique fun filled camps.   Limited space due to social distancing To register:
  1. Register and pay online
  2. Download waiver, sign and email to camp@churchinthevalley.ca
  3. Having trouble? First look over the website including the FAQ section. If you still have a question, call (778) 772-0066 and we will be happy to help
 
*A special thanks to Canada Summer Jobs, ChurchintheValley.ca and ActsofKindness.ca for your support and partnership.
 Testimonies  
 
“We have been very happy with the camp staff and how organized and safe the environment is.  So grateful for this camp!  We will be back next year for sure.” – Miranda, parent
 
“Camp was fun! My favourite part was the rock wall!” – Ella, 6
 
“My favourite part was making some new friends and getting to learn new games!”  – Chay, 10
 
“Camp was good! The best part was rock climbing, I got to touch the ceiling.” – Ty, 9
 
“Music camp was the best camp we had all summer 2017.  It was filled with great programing and special guests Perry Springman and his family.   It was all summed up with a fantastic performance by the campers on Friday!” – Josh, camp COO
 
“My daughter normally does not like to attend camps or activities where she does not know anyone. She was apprehensive to attend the music camp at Kid Zone last summer but ended up having a blast. The staff engaged her right away and she loved getting to know the musicians and band. She also loved being able to climb on the climbing wall. I am sending her this year for sure.” – Katie (mother of an 8 year old girl)

2020 Camps*

*Update for June 16, 2020 – There is still room at all 6 camps so register today.  Space is limited due to social distancing.
 
*Our new location for 2020 (think big field and outdoor play areas) is Fraser Valley Adventist Academy, 26026 48 Ave, Aldergrove, BC (near the zoo).
 
All camps include group games, sports, and positive character teaching from a Christian perspective.  Each week of camp will be a unique experience so that a child can attend all 6 camps if they choose.  All camps will be no larger than 13 kids per ‘mini-camp’ and will be socially distanced from any children not in that ‘mini-camp.’  There will be 4 ‘mini-camps’ running at the same time, but each will have it’s own location and washrooms.  Any equipment that might be shared will be sanitized between uses. Even during teaching time each ‘mini-camp’ will be separated by at least 10 feet from other ‘mini-camps.’  
 
All Camps are $199 this year (9:00am-4:00pm), and extended care is $69 (8:00-9:00am, 4:00-5:30pm)

July 13-17 Sports Camp

This camp will feature skills training in a variety of sports including basketball, soccer, volleyball and hockey.  Skill-building drills, as well as friendly games, will help kids stay fit, make new friends and develop a life-long love for sport.  Special guests will help coach kids at an age-appropriate level.

 

July 20-24 Young Scientist Camp

At camp, science is always fun!   Kids will make cool chemical reactions, use physics, and have many more science adventures.  There will also be parallels drawn between science and positive character lessons to help kids become successful adults.
 

July 27-31 Woodworking Camp

Kids will learn how to make incredible inventions from wood.  Our carpenter, Tom Glatts, has been working with wood for over 30 years (including 3 years as a professional cabinet maker).  Tom can’t wait to help your child discover a passion for wood work.

Aug 4-7 Art Camp

Kids will learn to paint, draw or sculpt their favourite animals and landscapes from two of our very talented staff!  Techniques like proportions, lighting, shading and textures will be taught.  By using in-house instructors, we were able to reduce the cost by $50.

Aug 10-15 Young Inventors

Kids will learn from actual inventors who will bring their creations to show the kids.  Children will learn what inventors do to bring their ideas to life.  They will be inspired to become the inventors of tomorrow.

Aug 17-21 Rescue Heroes Camp

Your kids are going to love our most requested camp this year!  This brand new camp will include special visits from real life heroes such as firefighters, ambulance drivers, search and rescue experts and nurses.*  
*We reserve the right to make adjustments to camp programming and schedules as needed.
 
 

Schedule:

Daily Schedule (approx.):
  • 8am-9am – Extended Care
  • 9am-9:30am – Kids DROP OFF – Registration 
  • 9:30 – Group Icebreaker Games
  • 9:45 – Character Teaching Program
  • 10:30 – Break (sanitize/wash hands, snack)
  • 10: 50 – Sports/Learning Rotations AM
  • 12:05 – Lunch
  • 12:30 – Duties
  • 12:50 – Free Time
  • 1:30 – Sports/Learning Rotations PM
  • 2:50 – Break (sanitize/wash hands, snack):
  • 3:10 – Character Teaching Program
  • 3:40 – 4:00 – Kids PICK UP (must be picked up before 4pm)
  • 4:00 – 5:30 – Extended Care
 
An awesome day camp for kids in the Fraser Valley (Langley, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Mission)
 
Activities at every camp will include sports, positive character teaching, group games, and free time.  Many camps will include special guests.
 
All kids are asked to bring:
1. Lunch and 2 snacks per day
2. Their own PPE face mask and/or face shield
3. Sun protection including sunscreen, hat, and an umbrella during rain.
 
 
 

Financial Assistance

No child should miss a camp experience because of money.  That’s why we offer assistance to help every kid  be able to experience at least 1 week of camp.
 
Process
1) Contact us and provide proof of income from your most recent tax year available (2019 or 2018).
  •      Your most recent notice of assessment is ideal.  If you are planning to email it, please black out any confidential info like your SIN#.
  •      In the case of those who do not file Tax Returns, please attach the last three pay stubs for all those in the household earning income.
2) Once your application is reviewed and approved by our staff based on our income to child formula, we will give you a link to register with a discounted rate.   To start your application, contact us at camp@churchinthevalley.ca
 
Lets work together so that every child has a chance to have a great camp experience, no matter what their income is!

Frequently Ask Questions

Is there still room for my kids at camp?
  • Yes there is still room at ALL 6 camps for your kids.
 
Why did camp CHANGE LOCATION to Fraser Valley Adventist Academy this year?
  • To maximize safety, we decided to move camp outside.  While ChurhintheValley.ca is a great indoor facility, there is very little grass and who wants to play on a parking lot all day?  Fraser Valley Adventist Academy has a huge grassy field, volleyball court, 3 basketball rims and a full playground.
  • The new address for Camp in 2020 is 26026 48 Ave, Aldergrove, BC (near the zoo).
 
What should my child?
  • Clothing: appropriate for fun outside.  Since we are outside this summer to maximize safety, they need prepared for the weather.  On sunny days they will need sunscreen, hat and sun appropriate clothing.  Athletic shoes are highly recommended as there will be lots of physical activity.  For rain, we will move indoors but still walk outside between buildings between classes, so an optional umbrella might be nice.
  • PPE – All children are asked to bring their own PPE face mask and/or face shield.   This will be worn when in closer contact with others.
  • Food – all children should bring their own peanut free lunch and 2 snacks.  We will morning and afternoon snack times.  
 
What are you doing to keep my child safe during COVID-19
  • We have worked hard to maximize the safety and fun by following BC health guidelines or better.  We are  holding camp outdoors, reducing group size to 15 , having regular hand-washing and disinfecting of high use surfaces.  We are also learning from  elementary schools.
 
What if I want to register for a camp that is already full?
  •  Once all spots for a particular camp is full, people will be added to a waiting list.  When a spot opens up, they will have 48 hours to fill the vacant spot.
 
What time do I need to drop off and pick up my child?
  • Registration will open at no earlier than 9:00am and will close after 9:30am. Please make sure to drop off your child during this time period.  Pick up time is 3:40-4:00pm.  If you need more time than this please register for extended care.
 
What if I need to drop off my child before 9am or pick them up after 4pm?
  • Before and after camp extended care is available for $69 per week flat rate.  Extended care is available 8:00-9:00am and 4:00-5:30pm.  Please pay at time of registration.
  • Late pickup after 5:30pm is charged at $1 a minute according to our clock.
 
What if I want to cancel a camp registration?Cancellation Policy: To cancel your camp experience, notification in writing must be received no later than one week prior to the start of your camp in order to receive a full refund (minus the non-refundable $35 day camp deposit).  Written cancellations may be sent to camp@churchinthevalley.ca.  If you don’t hear from us please call us at 778-772-0066
 
Will my children receive meals as part of Kids Zone Day Camps?
  • No. We are trying to keep our camps as safe and affordable as possible, so families are asked to bring their own peanut free lunches and 2 healthy snacks.  Please notify us of any allergies or special dietary needs of your child.
 
This is a Christian camp.  Will religion be forced on my child?
  • No.  All positive religious views will be respected.  This camp is provided as a community service by Church in the Valley and Acts of Kindness.  There will be positive character teaching from a Christian perspective including prayer, songs and Bible stories.  Theological teaching beyond “there is a God who loves you and has a plan for your life” will take place at our Saturday Church service, not our day camps.  There will be no unique SDA teaching at camp.  A summary of our teaching for each camp will be available for parents upon request.  Families desiring deeper religious instruction are welcome to contact us for Bible studies or to attend our weekly church services which happen every Saturday from 10:00am-12:30pm at www.churchinthevalley.ca  
 
Can I trust my child to your staff?
  • Our carefully selected staff is sensitive to the needs of the individual camper.  All full time staff are screened and oriented by our experienced leadership certified in CPR and first Aid.   Most staff are experienced in working with children.  We aim to have a 4.3:1 child to staff ratio or better.  All volunteers and staff must pass our application process including a criminal background check.  Your child’s safety is our top priority
 
STILL GOT QUESTIONS?  Feel free to contact us at camp@churchinthevalley.ca
 

To register for Summer Day Camp:

Only 60 spots for available per week of Camp:
  1. Register and pay online.
  2. Download waiver, sign and email to camp@churchinthevalley.ca
  3. Having trouble? First look over the website including the FAQ section. If you still have a question, call (778) 772-0066 and we will be happy to help.