1. Tell me more about getting to camp on the first day.
2. When I register, how much is the deposit to hold my child’s spot?
3. Are there additional fees?
4. What is the “Large Family” discount?
5. Can I receive a discount if I am a former staff member?
6. What if my child is reluctant to go to camp?
7. What’s the weather like at camp during the summer?
8. Can I register my child for 1 week?
9. Can I change my child’s stay to another session or between Camp Robin Hood and Robin Hood Sports Academy?
10. What if I reduce or cancel my child’s stay at Robin Hood?
11. How do I extend my child’s stay at camp?
12. What special days are planned for the busses?

 

1. Tell me more about getting to camp on the first day.

Parents have the option of driving their campers to our site in Markham, selecting our door-to-door service or neighbourhood transportation service which leaves from a variety of neighborhood depots.

For families choosing to drive their children to camp, our drop-off time is 9am daily with pick-up at 4pm at a designated area of our site. With advanced notice we can offer your child(ren) before and after camp care starting at 8:15AM and ending at 5:30PM.

For campers travelling by bus, daily pick ups begin at 8:00am and leave camp at approximately 4pm. We work very hard to make certain our bus routes are fast and efficient and the trips to and from camp are fun-filled. Our Bus Challenge Cup (our spirit competition between buses) program is part of the daily bus experience. We work closely with the bus company and directly with parents to make certain we satisfy every need (i.e. special pick up/drop off requests) . Our carefully selected Bus Administration Team provides leadership to all of our Bus Counsellors. They supply training, program materials, song books and daily challenges to keep campers of every age involved and having fun!

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2. When I register, how much is the deposit to hold my child’s spot?

A $200 deposit is required for every 2 week session a child is registered. (i.e. $600 for 3 sessions/6 weeks). When registering for our Home & Away program, the deposit amount is $1,000.00.

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3. Are there additional fees?

We have tried to make our fees as inclusive as possible. Your child will be receiving the following:

We offer some optional services below each for a nominal fee (please contact us for pricing):

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4. What is the “Large Family” discount?

For families sending more than two children to camp, they can save 50% off the registration fee for the 3rd and subsequent children from the same family (same parents and residence). This applies to campers with the shortest and least expensive stay in a combination of our programs.

Please note: This discount applies to ‘Regular Fees’ only and not additional program fees (e.g. lunch and before or after camp supervision).

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5. Can I receive a discount if I am a former staff member?

Absolutely!! Many of our former staff enrol their children in our programs. We appreciate the loyalty and are happy to extend an additional 5% off camper fees if a parent is a former staff member (maximum 5% discount per family). Please fill out the appropriate section of the application form with the details of your staff experience at Robin Hood. Please note: This offer excludes additional program fees such as, lunch and before and after camp supervision.

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6. What if my child is reluctant to go to camp?

As the summer approaches and our campers prepare themselves for camp, a few may experience some level of apprehension. For them, a new environment, meeting new friends, adjusting to a new counsellor and travelling on a strange bus may be the cause of the discomfort. However, children are complex and may have other uncommunicated problems. Please do not panic. “I won’t go” or “I don’t want to go” are not unexpected responses. With care and a positive exposure to camp, apprehension disappears quickly.

If you observe any apprehension in your child or have concerns, it would certainly help if you let our Directors/Owners Sari and Howie Grossinger, know in advance. They will be able to offer many suggestions which include: encouraging your family to attend our Open House in June and/or a visit to our camp site prior to your child’s first day of camp. We are here to help.

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7. What’s the weather like at camp during the summer?

Like any program in an outdoor setting we are subject to all types of weather conditions. Rain conditions and extreme heat can affect a day at camp. We’re confident that regardless of the type of weather, a safe and sheltered experience will be provided for our campers. Programming will reflect the weather and safety issues that might arise so that a comfortable day is had by all. Drinking lots of water, slowing the pace of activities, gathering in shelters such as our 7200 sq.ft. Arrowdome or providing more opportunities to get wet on a hot day are just some examples of how we modify our program in an effort to mitigate weather concerns.

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8. Can I register my child for 1 week?

One week registration is only available to campers that have registered for a minimum of one session (two weeks) and where space is available. One week registration is not eligible for the longer stay discount and will be charged a pro-rated fee based on a nine or ten day session. Requests for a one week extension can be made on the application.

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9. Can I change my child’s stay to another session or between the traditional and Robin Hood Sports Academy program?

Yes! As long as there is space in the program desired we are happy to make the change.

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10. What if I reduce or cancel my child’s stay at Robin Hood?

You may choose to reduce your child’s stay at any time. Up until January 31st you will receive a full refund on camp fees. Cancellation or reduction at any other time is subject to the following fees:

Time of Year
Cancellation Fee
Reduction in Session Fee
February/March 50% of Deposit $50/session per child
April/May Deposit $100/session per child
June 50% of Fee $250/session per child
July/August No Refund $400/session per child

Days missed for any reason cannot be refunded; however, in case of illness of 2 consecutive weeks or more, a written request accompanied by a Doctor certificate is required for refund. In this latter situation, a 50% refund will be made. All refunds will be made after September 30.

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11. How do I extend my child’s stay at camp?

You may add additional weeks to your camper’s registration at any time as long as there is space available. Rather than paying the current fee, any extension will be charged at the next best rate that is offered on the Rates & Register page.

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12. What special days are planned for the busses?

In June we publish a new edition of our Bus Themes calendar (available on our Calendars page). Our staff, the Bus Administration Team, many of our drivers and our campers often choose to dress in costume to fully participate in these themed days. Dressing up is not mandatory but in order to foster spirit on the buses we encourage campers to dress up for some or all of these days.

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