Q: When do the Power5 Camps run from?
A: Our camps run for 10 weeks in the summer, from June 26 to September 1.
Q: Does my child need any martial arts experience to attend Power5 Camp?
A: Absolutely not! We have campers of all skill levels, from students who have been with us for years to complete beginners.
Q. If my child is sick for two days out of the week, may I get a refund?
A. Unfortunately, we are not able to issue refunds for days or weeks missed due to illness or otherwise. Under extenuating circumstances we may possibly allow for a reschedule subject to management’s discretion.
Q. Do you operate a nut-free academy?
A: Although Power5 Camp cannot guarantee to be entirely peanut-free, we do not serve nut products. We encourage all staff and campers to refrain from consuming items containing nuts on camp property. Certain products may contain traces of nuts and therefore those with life-threatening nut allergies should consult staff. All staff are informed of the signs and symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction and are oriented to the use of an Epi-pen.
Q. How are campers transported to field trips?
A: Campers and staff are transported to and from off-site field trips in school buses or academy owned vans for the purpose. Campers are supervised by Power5 Camp staff members at all times.
Q. How do I register for summer camp?
A: Registration usually opens in the spring. Registration forms are available as part of our summer camp package which is available online and in paper form at our gyms. Signed forms and deposits are due at time of registration.
Q. Do you have extended camp care?
A: YES – Before Care is provided for campers starting as early as 7:00 am and After Care is available until 5:30 pm. Please note that there is NO extra cost for these services.
Q. How do we train the staff?
A: Prior to the start of each summer season, our leaders participate at least one week of staff training on a wide variety of topics varying according to the age of camper that staff members will lead. Common topics include risk management, first aid and emergency procedures, preventing bullying, group dynamics, camper behaviour management, and preparation for activity instruction. Ongoing training and coaching by supervisors and more senior leaders occurs throughout the camping season.
Q. How is the staff selected?
A: Power5 Camp’s volunteer summer staff members undergo a rigorous application and interview process. Following the completion of a written application package requiring three references, all potential staff are interviewed by the senior management team and participate in a group team building interview. All staff are required to have a criminal record check completed before they can work with children.
Q. Do you have a lost and found?
A: Yes. Campers must take good care of their things, as we cannot be responsible for the breakage, theft, or loss of any items. Items that do end up in Lost and Found will be set aside to be picked up on the final day of camp.
Items not claimed in the two weeks following your camper’s session will be donated to charity.
Q. Are camps tax deductible?
A: Yes, the Power5 camps qualify as a deductible child-care expense. Many of our active camps also qualify for the Federal Government’s Child Fitness Tax credit. Keep your receipt/registration confirmation to claim on your income tax return.