Parent and guardian information

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Summer camps are just around the corner! Thank you for choosing Gee-Gees camps! We are so excited to have your child join us. All the details you need to know prior to attending our camps is below.
 

Our camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Included Free Extended Child Care: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4 - 4:30 p.m.

  • Campers should be ready to move! Daily physical activity is a part of all our camps.
  • Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for all activities and weather.
  • Pack sunscreen and a water bottle for your child.
  • Pack your bathing suit, towel, and plastic bag for wet clothing.

Please note, some of the locations change from morning to evening. Please refer to these maps of the uOttawa campus. Pick up locations may change based on weather. You will receive a phone call directly from camp leadership if this affects you.

Drop off and pick up locations for summer camps

Camp Drop-off Pick-up
Basketball MNT gyms 2 & 3 MNT gyms 2 and 3
Bronze medallion and cross MNT entrance MNT entrance
Competitive swimming MNT 202 MNT 202
Creative Dance MNT entrance MNT entrance
Hockey Matt Anthony Field Matt Anthony Field
Leaders in training MNT entrance MNT entrance
Garnet and Grey (weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6) MNT entrance MNT entrance
Garnet and Grey (weeks 4, 7, 8) Matt Anthony Field Matt Anthiny Field
Popular Dance MNT entrance MNT entrance
Rugby Matt Anthony Field Matt Anthony Field
Soccer Matt Anthony Field Matt Anthony Field
Swimmers MNT entrance MNT entrance
Football Matt Anthony Field Matt Anthony Field
Volleyball MNT Gyms 2 and 3 MNT Gyms 2 and 3

Parking details, by location

Please refer to our campus map

Montpetit Hall (MNT) - 125 University Private

  • Morning: The Brooks parking garage will have spots reserved for camps between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. There is no charge.
  • Afternoon: The Brooks parking garage is free for stays of up to 30 minutes to allow for family pick-ups. There is no charge.
  • Parking outside of these times will result in a ticket.
  • Note that accessing this garage has a height limit of 6 feet 6 inches max.
  • Guardians have 30 minutes from the time they enter the garage to the moment they leave without charge. Please ensure you are respecting these limits.

Templeton Entrance: Minto Sport Complex (Matt Anthony field) - 801 King Edward

  • All Camps with sign in at this location should utilize the 1 hour street parking along Templeton street and Henderson road.
  • Parking at the main entrance of 801 King Edward Avenue is not allowed. This is a fire zone area, and you will be ticketed.

Other Accommodations

  • If you require any special assistance or will be visiting us in outside of these times please advise the camp leadership team. Camps cannot promise special accommodations for parking outside of the hours listed above.

Public transportation

OC Transpo routes that lead to the uOttawa campus where camps take place

  • Routes 39, 56, 45 & 97 serve the eastern side of the campus on King Edward Avenue
  • Routes 16, 19, 39, 45, 97 serve Laurier Station
  • Routes 16 and 19 travel nearby on Rideau Street or Mackenzie King Bridge
  • The LRT routes 1 and 2 (coming from Blair and from Tunney's Pasture) stop directly on our Campus. To get to the main campus (MNT area), get off at the University of Ottawa station and to get off closer to Minto Sportsplex, you can get off at either Lees Station or University of Ottawa.

Before and after care is available daily from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. As of 4:30pm all remaining campers will be brought to the MNT Entrance (outside the doors) OR be kept in the Templeton entrance at Minto Complex. Please communicate with camps leadership if you are going to be late for pick-up.

Please note that picking up your child after 4:30 p.m. will result in you being charged a “late fee” of $10 for every 15 minute period passed the end of the after-care period.

Sign-in and sign-out

  • Please ensure that you have completed your child's COVID-19 self-assessment tool before arriving to campus and be prepared to show proof that it has been completed upon sign-in. If you are planning on entering campus, please fill out the self-assessment  for yourself.
  • In order to ensure covid-19 policies and procedures are being followed, campers must be signed in and out by their parent/guardian directly with an online self-assessment filled in daily. 
  • Only the names of the individuals who were submitted during the registration process as “Authorized Pick Up” will be authorized to sign out your child at the end of each day of camp. If anyone other than these individuals will be picking up your child on any day throughout the week, please inform the staff and make a note with your legal name and signature on the sign-in/out sheet.
  • We require all guardians to present their ID on a daily basis when picking up a camper.
  • Participants can sign themselves in and out if the guardian allow it and it is indicated on the registration form. All guardians and campers will be required to complete the Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 Assessment prior to arrival and will have to show the counselors that it has been completed. 

Late arrivals and early pick-ups

Please respect our camp start and end times and keep them in mind when bringing your child to camp or when picking them up.

If you arrive late for camp and there is no one at your regular sign-in location, please proceed to the MNT Entrance and call 613-562-5800 Ext: 4477 to inform the leadership team that your child has arrived. They will meet you there to complete the sign-in process and bring your child to their assigned group.

Please notify the camp office or counselor at sign-in if you know you will be picking up your camper earlier than 4 p.m. on that day. Please note, unadvised early pick-ups between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. will not be possible due to logistical reasons.

If you are later than 4:30 p.m. when picking up your child, they will be taken to the MNT entrance (outdoors) . If this occurs, a “late fee” of $10 for every 15 minute period will apply.

All Camps that operate out of our Minto Sports Complex (MNO) will have childcare available until 4:30 p.m. - afterwards, campers are escorted to our Montpetit (MNT) location to wait.

Absence Notification

If you know in advance that your child will not be attending camp on certain days, please inform the camp staff via email (ggcamps@uottawa.ca) or by phone (613-562-5800 x4477).

Sick policy

If your child is sick during camp, we will call you to come and pick them up. If you are not available, we will call your emergency contact. If your child is sick please do not send them to camp that day and ensure proper communication with our Leadership team is completed. Contact tracing will be done by counselors throughout the day, this information will be provided as needed.

Withdrawal/refund

We will provide refunds for any cancellations that are caused by COVID-19. For withdrawals not related to COVID-19, most camps allow a withdrawal or transfer up to two weeks prior to the start date. However, a 10% administrative fee will be applied. For withdrawals after this deadline, we do not provide a refund unless the withdrawal is for a medical or family emergency. Medical circumstances require an official written doctor’s note. The refund amount is specific to each camp and may be pro-rated for the time of withdrawal.

Please make staff aware of any medication that your child requires and where it is in their daypacks during first-day sign in. For allergies requiring epipens, we ask that you send your camper with 2 EpiPens (1 will stay in the camper’s bag; 1 will remain in the camp office’s locked safe).

If your child requires any medication, please contact camps administration via email or by phone during camp hours.

Please note that the Gee-Gees sports camps will do their best to accommodate any campers with special needs. However, the university is not in a position to absorb any additional costs associated with this accommodation. Our counselors will do their best to adapt the daily activities to the needs of the camper, where possible. If your child has any special needs, please notify the camp coordinator. This will help our camp team ensure the child has a positive camp experience. 

Our COVID-19 procedures

Guardians:

  • Must be wearing a face mask covering their mouths and nose at drop-off/pick-up
  • Please sanitize hands
  • Bring child to drop off spot (loitering will be not be accepted)  
  • One guardian per drop-off (signs and written protocol needed)
  • Do not come in if experiencing symptoms 
  • A verbal sign in/ screening process facilitated by the counselor to parent/ guardian/ or camper will be practiced

Campers:

  • Will be advised to be dropped off in designated homeroom location
  • Hand sanitizer (personal)
    • Counselors will have a large hand sanitizer bottle for campers as needed.
  • Face mask (personal)
    • Counselors will be equipped with extra disposal masks (pediatric and adult sized) as precautions
  • Wash hands as they enter facilites (wash hands before entering new rooms and after touching surfaces) 
    • Handwashing breaks will be implemented
  • Go directly to designated camp group spot (avoid proximity or physical contact with other kids)
  • Please stay home if experiencing symptoms 

Please label all your child’s possessions so that we can keep track of whose items belong to who. Avoid bringing electronics like cell phones and iPods. The camp will not be held responsible for any lost or damaged items. It is the child’s responsibility to look after their own items.

The Gee-Gees camps lost and found will be located in our camps office (MNT 102) please call or email us if you have a lost item prior to vising us in person. An additional lost and found is located at the Client Services desk in both Montpetit Hall and the Minto Sports Complex.

All of our of camps staff hold a valid first-aid + CPR certification as well as an up to date vulnerable sector police record check.  

Moreover, staff go through an intense training period where they are educated in all our policies & procedures, childcare and safety practices.