Parent Participation Agreement
Programme Mission Statement
To contribute to the physical, emotional and social well-being of the community through various recreational, sport and social experiences in a safe and innovative environment.
- - Provide inclusive and engaging sub-programmes for the benefit of the overall community
- - Create a safe environment for the community throughout all programmes and buildings
- - Provide a uniformed experience to all clients regardless of location
- - Enhance the social and inter-personal skills of members of the community regardless of age
- - Educate the community on healthy lifestyles through sport and recreation
- - Encourage recreation and sport for the whole family
Strengthen neighbourhood and National pride through regional events and activities. The Department has been providing Summer Day camp Programmes to Bermuda families for over 50 years. We look forward to serving you.
Programme Purpose Statement
To provide structured programs for their clients, which include fun sport and recreational activities.
To expose our clients to new and innovative activities.
To encourage an appreciation for new experiences and lifetime skills in a protective, healthy and safe environment.
The Programme is designed for school-aged children (ages 4 – 14) who are independently mobile and who are capable of managing their physical needs and emotional behaviors within a group setting without assistance. The Programme reserves the right to not accept for registration and/or dismiss a client who does not meet the participant eligibility requirements.
Important Programme Requirements
To assist the Programme to provide the best service possible, Parents are expected to:
- Complete the Registration Form thoroughly and honestly
- Notify the Programme of any medical, behavioral, or special needs of the child
- Make payments in accordance with Programme policy
- Support the Programme’s Healthy Snack policy
- Ensure child is collected and signed out of the Programme by 5:45 P.M. daily
- Notify Site Supervisor of changes to anything that impacts the child’s experience with the Programme:
- Activity schedule
- Contact information
- Pick-up authority
- Medical condition, etc.
As a public service provider, the organization takes seriously its responsibility to create a protective, healthy and safe environment for its clients. To that end, clients can expect the Programme to:
- Conduct a rigorous recruitment and interview process to ensure that staff are suitably trained to work with children and undergo a background check.
- Demonstrate service practices that reflect respect for personal dignity, confidentiality, and privacy.
- Implement Policies & Procedures to help Prevent Abuse.
- Have a clear system of responding to issues, accidents or abuses rapidly and carry out investigations confidentially.
NOTE: The Programme must comply with the 1998 Children Act relative to mandatory reporting in the event of suspicion that a child is suffering or has suffered significant harm.
Performance & Quality Management (PQI) Policy
Weekly fees are $60.00 payable by Youth and Sport Service Payment Portal. If a child does not attend any days during a given week, the payment will be carried forward to the next week that they attend… your payment will not be forfeited.
Note: Payments are due on FRIDAY of each week for the upcoming week. Failure to submit your payment on Friday translates to being late/ outstanding. You will be expected to submit the payment on the following Monday to avoid penalty. Failure to pay on the Monday may result in your child being excused from the program on that Tuesday.
Communicate with your Site Supervisor if an unexpected delay in payment is anticipated.
Time of Pick-up
Programme hours are from 8:30am – 5:45pm. Please collect your child/children in a timely matter; i.e., on or before 5:45 pm. Consistent late pick-up will jeopardize continued service. If your child is not collected by 6:30 p.m. and we are unable to make phone contact with designated family members, the Programme will engage the Police and/or Child & Family Services.
Please remind your child/children that good behaviour is expected in the Programme.
Your child is more likely to respond in a cooperative way when counted by both parents and Programme personnel, thus minimizing negative behaviour. In the event of more serious behaviour matters, a Child Discipline report will be written up and presented to the parents of the child/children involved. It is expected that parents will further help the children to understand the appropriate behaviour that is expected. At the discretion of the Site Supervisor & the Senior Supervisor, a child may be asked to leave the Programme for breaches of the behaviour code of conduct. Parents are encouraged to maintain close communication with the Site Supervisor on matters that may, on occasion, cause your child to behave unusually. Strict confidentiality will be upheld.
Field trips are a fun part of the Programme and are noted on your weekly calendars. Parents who opt out of an elective field trip will collect their child/children at the Programme site by the normal closing time of 5:45 p.m.
Parents are strongly encouraged to keep in close communication with the Site Supervisor throughout the summer.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!