Thank you for choosing Robin Hood for your child’s day camp experience this summer. Whether your camper is registered for 1 session or all 4, know that we work hard to make every day at Camp Robin Hood super-fun and memorable. Right now our staff are busy putting the finishing touches on our programs and our office staff are working hard to make sure that all of our systems are in place so that camp runs as smoothly as possible for our camp families. We consider the following information vital to preparing for camp. Whether this is your first year as a member of our camp family or you are a seasoned veteran, information is updated each year so we would love for you to review it at your convenience. While we are not listed on any TripAdvisor list, yet, our experience with camp families tells us that providing you with a “Top 10 List” of topics that are typically on the mind of parents as they prepare for camp would be really helpful. So, here we go….
This is the best time to see our site and join in the fun. We love seeing everyone! Prior to the summer, we have two dates in June...
Always having the most up-to-date information about your child is a vital component to a successful Robin Hood experience.
Well, we actually work hard to make every day at Camp Robin Hood anything but typical! Our well-trained staff...
Our experience has taught us that Moms and Dads like to have their child(ren) prepared for anything that GTA weather may throw...
We are very proud of our swim program and our commitment to helping kids increase their comfort in the water.
Keeping the energy up all day long at Robin Hood is a lot easier when our kids are well fed and hydrated.
At this point, you have already selected on your camp application the method by which your child will travel to and from camp...
Our “End of Session” surveys have indicated that one of the things parents most appreciate about Camp Robin Hood is our commitment...
We make every effort to take care of the well-being of our campers and staff. Our Health Centre aka “RobinAid” is regarded...
We are perhaps, most proud of the positive reputation we have for providing a fun, well-supervised and memorable camp experience...
This is the best time to see our site and join in the fun. We love seeing everyone!
Prior to the summer, we have two dates in June to explore camp and meet with our staff.
from 10am-3pm is your chance to meet our Directors and Senior Staff. We have planned a fun day of camp activities, carnival games, tours, treats and a complimentary BBQ (12pm - 1pm).Learn More
from 3:30 pm-5:30pm is a chance for all Session 1 (July 2-12, 2019) campers to meet their counsellors and visit camp before all the fun starts the following Tuesday. Please note while we are only able to introduce Session 1 campers to their counsellors, all campers are invited for the fun! That’s right folks, this year camp starts on Tuesday July 2 so your family can enjoy the Canada Day long-weekend.
Once camp begins, there are two dates assigned for our very popular Family Nights. This is not only a chance for your child to personally escort you around camp and show you their favourite spots, you will also have a chance to meet with their counsellors, coaches and swim instructors to get individual updates. We close out each of our Family Night evenings with our famous “Flagpole” and the singing of “Hands Are Strong” - please make plans to attend! Here are the details:
Always having the most up-to-date information about your child is a vital component to a successful Robin Hood experience. We put a lot of effort into developing efficient administrative systems that make information gathering as simple as possible. Please provide all requested information in a timely fashion.
An important part of your pre-summer preparations is completing your online forms. Online forms are now available by logging into the same link as your registration. It can be foundComplete Your Camp Forms Now
COMPLETE YOUR FORMS BY JUNE 1!
The following forms are to be completed:
Other Forms that we distribute just prior to the beginning of camp and throughout the summer as needed:
Our summer calendar has a list of the optional events that take place throughout the summer. You can sign up your child for any of the programs that take place during their registered session. These include:
Sharing information between home and camp makes everybody feel good about the camp experience. It also allows us to take care of your children to the best of our ability. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Well, we actually work hard to make every day at Camp Robin Hood anything but typical! Our well-trained staff (they all participate in an action-packed training program prior to July 2) are enthusiastically capable of showing your child an awesome day - every day.
But there is certainly a routine at camp. Campers at Camp Robin Hood are organized in “cabins” and at Sports Academy, “teams”. “Cabins” and “Teams” are supervised by at least 2 staff. Cabin size varies based on age and our supervision ratios are always enhanced at our “specialty” activities as we provide “specialists” who facilitate and provide instruction.
So what does a typical day look like? Here are the daily features of a day at Camp Robin Hood and Robin Hood Sports Academy.
You will notice that our Summer Calendar has a detailed list of special events and optional programs that occur throughout the summer.
Our experience has taught us that Moms and Dads like to have their child(ren) prepared for anything that GTA weather may throw our way during the summer. However, our CRH knapsacks (which we provide!) can only handle so many items! The “cabin” that your child will be assigned to has its own actual “cabin” where all items brought to camp can be stored and kept safe.
Here are more recommendations of what your child should wear and have packed in their knapsack on a daily basis.
We are very proud of our swim program and our commitment to helping kids increase their comfort in the water. In order to do that, we thank you in advance for providing us with accurate up to date swim information as you complete your swim form. Here are some important features of Swim at Robin Hood:
Keeping the energy up all day long at Robin Hood is a lot easier when our kids are well fed and hydrated. And as you know, it begins with providing your child with a great breakfast so they can start their day right. Please review the following details about all things “food” at Camp Robin Hood.
At this point, you have already selected on your camp application the method by which your child will travel to and from camp on a daily basis. We ask that you complete our online transportation form to confirm and or make any adjustments to your child’s travel plans.
We work closely with our bus company, Sinton, to ensure a safe and efficient bus experience for our campers. Whether you have selected Door-to-Door or Neighbourhood service, rest assured that our Transportation Director Robin Perlmutter and her team work hard to make this part of the camp day as easy and fun as possible.
Each of our buses is driven by a professional bus driver who has not only been trained by the bus company but also participates in our Robin Hood bus training so that they are aware of how we provide transportation services at camp. We assign at least 2 bus counsellors to each bus and their duties are to provide supervision and programming while our buses are on the road to and from camp.
We are in communication with each of our buses and have the ability, in our office, to track our buses via GPS should the need arise.
Prior to each session, you can expect to receive confirmation of your child’s bus number and the names of their bus counsellors. We also provide a window of time when our bus should arrive at your stop in the morning and at the end of the day. These “estimations” become more concrete within a few days of each session as the bus driver gets familiar with the route and traffic patterns.
Our “End of Session” surveys have indicated that one of the things parents most appreciate about Camp Robin Hood is our commitment to timely and effective communication between home and camp. Whether it’s direct communication with camp owners Sari & Howie Grossinger, a member of our office team or a Tracker* or Section Head who supervises the area of camp your child has been assigned to, you can count on a professional and timely response to any question or concern you may have.
We make every effort to take care of the well-being of our campers and staff. Our Health Centre aka “RobinAid” is regarded as a benchmark in the camping industry with respect to how camp wellness is delivered. We take both a practical and educational approach to this very important area. Under the direction of R.N. Bev Unger, our 4 member team of R.N.’s and Health Care Assistants (students in nursing programs) organize all of our camper health information and are responsible for delivering care when campers visit RobinAid. In preparation for the summer, our Health Centre recommends the following:
We are perhaps, most proud of the positive reputation we have for providing a fun, well-supervised and memorable camp experience for our campers. We are equally as proud that parents tell us that our constant commitment to working with parents provides wonderful “peace of mind” that they have made the right choice sending their kids to Camp Robin Hood. Our dedication to “partnering with parents” has allowed for us to maintain effective two-way communication between home and camp and has allowed us to work together productively should any sticky situations arise.
At its core (and we can’t emphasize this enough) is open and honest communication between home and camp. Our application process encouraged you to provide details about what your child’s strengths and limitations may be in a social environment like camp. Our director Sari Grossinger, a registered Occupational Therapist, has built her professional camp career on her commitment to working with the information provided to make every camper’s experience inclusive and positive.
At this time of year, should there be additional information you would like to share with camp and/or Sari specifically please contact the office by phone or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rest assured that information provided is kept confidential and only shared with those members of our team who need to be “in the know” so that we can work together to help your child and all children at camp have safe and successful experience with us.
Every child has the right to feel safe at our camp. The staff we employ are well trained and the program we deliver is inclusive and non-threatening. Aligning ourselves with Ontario’s Code of Conduct and the Safe Schools Policy that have been adopted by the schools in our community, is a commitment that all of us at Robin Hood take very seriously.
Every reasonable effort will be made to provide a safe and nurturing environment for our campers. As challenges present themselves, a problem solving approach will be utilized to support all those involved. Discipline will be fair and progressive, and used as much as a teaching tool as possible. Clear and consistent consequences will be put into place, depending on the situation, by incorporating strategies at camp with supportive reinforcement at home. Our hope, like that of any social/educational setting, is to help create responsible, caring and productive members of society.
Issues of bullying, in all of its forms, can occur in any social environment. At Robin Hood, we are ready to respond at all times to issues of verbal or physical intimidation, put downs of any kind or any situation that creates discomfort for any camper. Our Senior Staff (many of whom are educators themselves) and Directors will be directly involved in the problem solving approaches we utilize. Only through meaningful dialogue at camp and with our families can we effectively deal with this serious issue.
Sari & Howie are committed to your family having a positive experience at Robin Hood. Many of you know them but here are our Directors as described by our campers, staff and parents.