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 bring?
  • 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 refund (Full price of camp minus the non-refundable $35 deposit per family).  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.