Summer Camp FAQ

What is Sky High Summer Enrichment Camp?

Sky High Summer Enrichment Camp is for individuals with a diagnosed learning disability or ADHD. Our main goal is to provide learning through fun. This fun and interactive summer camp will provide enrichment in the following areas: literacy and math; computer keyboarding and basic office software; iPad and Chromebook apps; online research and cyberbullying; adaptive technology software and apps; social skills; and recreation activities. We offer five different themes for the five-week summer camp: “Superhero Academy: Make comic strips that tell your story as a hero, create a look including mask and cape, a learn how to be the best hero ever!” “Gizmos and Gadgets: Learn how to program a robot, perform cool science experiments and check out new technology!” “In the Spotlight: Plan, direct and, film a trailer for your very own blockbuster hit!” “Lab Rats Extreme Science: Extreme scientists? Come discover the world of cool
science for curious kids and get a chance to do hands-on and inquiry-based
experiments! “Brilliant Bricks: Spend a week learning through Lego, creating interesting new structures and making a stop-action film!”

What is the eligibility criteria?

Children entering into grades 2-6 (grade 2 going into grade 2, grade 5 going into grade 6) with a diagnosed learning disability or ADHD.

How do I register my child?

Space is limited to 20 students/week for the South Windsor and East Windsor, and 15 students/week for Essex. Registrations will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis. Online registration is available at www.ldawe.ca. Registration forms will be processed only when accompanied by payment in full. Registrations will be accepted up to two weeks prior to the camp start date. Due to the high demand, your position will be secured once payment has been received.

How can I pay?

The cost is $50/week per child. Payment for camp is due upon the child’s completed registration form. Fees are payable by cash, cheque, or Visa only – a $5 processing fee will apply to debit/credit payments. Currently, dated cheques must be made out to “Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor-Essex County”. Failure to pay camp registration fees and/or administration fees will result in a child being withdrawn from the program.

What are the camp hours?

Camp runs from 9 am – 4 pm. Early drop-off childcare (8:30 am) or late pick-up (4:30 pm) is available to all participants at no extra charge. For an 8:00 am drop off the fee is $10/week per child. For a 5 pm pick-up, the charge is $10/week per child.

How will I know if my child is registered?

We will call you upon completion of the online registration for confirmation. Guaranteed spots are given to campers paid in full.

What is your refund and camp cancellation policy?

Full refunds are available and up to the discretion of the Program Coordinator and will be processed within 7-10 business days and refunded back to the original form of payment.

How will the children be dismissed each day?

Your child will be dismissed at the end of each day and we will require a signature for sign out procedures.

What if my child misses a day?

If a child is absent one day, it does not affect the child’s participation. Please notify the lead by leaving a message on the site-specific cell phone, due to scheduling differences and camp size limits, missed days cannot be made up. However, once we have started the camp, Sky High Summer Enrichment Camp has invested in the required program materials and personnel and cannot offer a refund for missed days.

What does a camp day look like?

Sky High Summer Enrichment camp is a 5-week summer camp with 5 different themes per week. The camp day looks like a balanced school day with free time, opening activities, centre-based learning, theme-based hands on cumulative activities, breaks that include 2 snacks and a lunch, scheduled recreation time, literacy and math rich as well as a focus on STEM, and arts. Activities will vary depending on site and time constraints.

What is the Waiting List Policy?

Sky High Summer Enrichment camp is very popular and camps fill up quickly. We do our best to accept as many registrants as possible; however, we are limited by the availability of camp space. As a result, we sometimes have to place children on a waiting list. If additional spaces become available, these children are given first priority. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Can I sign my child up for more than one camp?

Yes, each week the camp topic is completely different: Superhero Academy, Gizmos and Gadgets, In the Spotlight, Call of the Wild, Brilliant Bricks.

What should my child bring/wear to camp?

Children should dress appropriately for the weather. There are regularly scheduled breaks that will involve outdoor play. Please keep in mind a water bottle (to fill up), sunscreen (self-applied), hats, sunglasses, etc.

Please send your child with a lunch, beverages and snacks. PLEASE AVOID ANY PEANUT PRODUCTS. Clearly mark your child’s name on all items he/she brings to the camp.

Medical and other information about your camper

Prior to attending Sky High Summer Enrichment camp, we require certain medical information, such as allergies, medical issues or behaviour plans which can all be noted on the online registration forms. We will also require an updated IEP or psychology report sent directly to the organization either through fax (519-252-4169), email (info@ldawe.ca), mail (647 Ouellette Avenue, Suite 101 Windsor, ON N9A 4J4) or dropped off directly to the office. This will provide the camp Lead with knowledge of specific information of your child to ensure safe and fun participation in the program.

All summer-camp activities involve some risk, and by registering for a camp, there is an assumption of risk made by the participant. Sky High Summer Enrichment camp is dedicated to providing safe facilities and using personnel and equipment that is designed to be safe. Although trained in first aid, CPR and EpiPen administration, summer camp instructors are NOT trained in provision of medical services of any kind. If your child requires regular medical services (diabetes blood testing, administration of medication, etc.), please contact the Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor-Essex office to make arrangements for your child’s caregiver during camp.

Please note that at this time there is no proper procedure for medication to be available on site so accommodations for medicine storage and administration cannot be arranged at this time.

By enrolling your child in Sky High Summer camp, you agree to not hold LDAWE, its Franchisees, Agents, Representatives, Facilities, Employees, Managers, Contractors and Instructors liable for any medical emergencies or conditions your child may experience, related directly or indirectly to a camp.

How many locations are offering Sky High Summer Enrichment camps?

We have three locations: East Windsor, South Windsor and Essex.

If you have any other questions, please call us at 519-252-7889 or send an email to info@ldawe.ca.