Q: What are the ages for your summer camp programs?
A: Campers must be between 8 – 16 years old for summer camp. Our Counselor in Training Program (CIT) is for ages 16 – 18 years old. We do not accept campers under the age of 8 unless they are turning 8 prior to the start of their camp session.
Q: Where do I find the Summer Camp Information Package?
A: You should have received a link/attachment with your registration confirmation email. 2017 Summer Camp Information Package – updated!
Q: How hot does the heat room get? Will zippers melt?
A: The heat room only gets to about 40 C, so anything like zippers, wheels, and water guns will be totally fine. Things that cannot go in the heat room include: toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc), sunscreen, bug spray, batteries (flashlights), etc.
Q: Where do I find the waiver form? How can I return it?
A: Waiver forms will be included on your registration and/or will be emailed to you along with the Summer Camp Information package, or you can also download one from our website here. Completed forms can be faxed, emailed or mailed back to our office.
Q: How long is the boat ride to camp? What island is it on?
A: The boat ride is about 45 minutes from Cates Park, North Vancouver to Camp Jubilee. Camp Jubilee is not on an island; it is up Indian Arm but still on the mainland (at the base of Mt. Seymour). It is boat access only because the road does not go that far.
Q: If I have siblings in multiple age groups, can I drop them off at the same time (summer camp)?
A: Yes! If you have campers that fall into different age groups in regards to the boat departure times, we will schedule them both for the earlier boat unless you have arranged otherwise with us. Reminder – parents must stay with their children until they board the boat.
Q: My camper is scheduled for the 1st boat departure but wants to go with friends on the later boat, is that possible?
A: Yes! as long as you arrange this with our office at least 14 days prior to camp. You can email or call us to arrange this.
Q: What amenities do the cabins have?
A: Each cabin has 10 bunk beds with mattresses, heat, electricity and electrical outlets. There is also a bathroom with a toilet and sink.
Q: Why do we have to sign in medication (and vitamins)?
A: Medication must be signed in to prevent a camper from taking too much, not enough or from another camper taking this medication. The Wellness Coordinator will administer medication according to the prescription or as directed by the parent/guardian upon sign in.
Q: Can I email my camper?
A: Yes! You can email your camper while they are at summer camp. Send emails to email@example.com and put your child’s first and last name in the subject line. Emails are printed out twice per camp session. Emails sent after 12pm on the second to last day of camp may not be received. Campers do not have access to email to respond.
Q: I’m not sure if my child is a strong enough summer, how can you tell?
A: Each child is swim tested at camp. If they do not pass the swim test or opt out of it, then they must wear a life jacket at all times while swimming. Lifeguards are on duty while campers are swimming.
Q: Do campers get to do an Outtrip during the 4-Day Camp session?
A: Unfortunately, there is not enough time during the 4-day camp for an outtrip. Instead, campers have an outdoor movie night and sleep over outside (weather permitting).
Q: Does Camp Jubilee offer any Day Camps?
A: All of our summer camps are overnight. Schools and groups of 30 or more can organize a day trip to Camp Jubilee during the spring and fall by contacting our office for more information.
Q: Are campers allowed to bring their cellphones?
A: At Camp Jubilee we believe in providing a safe environment for children to flourish by making new friends, exploring new activities and gaining independence. If each camper involved in a video game/texting then they are not engaging in the world around them. You can call our office to get updates on your campers to ease your mind and if your camper has a problem and needs to get in touch, we will facilitate a phone call. The point of camp is to get away from normal, daily life. We want children to enjoy the summer and have a chance to “unplug” rather than having their thoughts dominated by the prospect of being able to use their phone during breaks.