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All Camps

  • Camp Values
  • Communications & CCE Community
  • Creative Kids Funding
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Registration

In-Person Camps ONLY

  • COVID-19 Campus e-Training for Students, Faculty, Staff, Contractors, and Visitors
  • CPA COVID Camp Waiver
  • UR Camp Protocols
  • What to Expect at the In-Person Conservatory Creative Camps 

 Virtual Camps ONLY

  • Zoom Call Schedules
  • Zoom Basics
  • Zoom Ground Rules
Still have questions or concerns? Please contact the Conservatory Camp Staff at creative.camp@uregina.ca

 

ALL CAMPS

Camp Values

  • Safety - we value the emotional, physical, and mental safety of all children who attend our camps.
  • Creativity - our camps encourage creative expression in a variety of art forms and are lots of fun!
  • Integrity - we help students develop creative work that gives them pride, challenging them to strengthen their abilities and confidence as growing artists.
  • Quality Education - our camps provide a nurturing, exploratory, and cooperative learning environment led by experienced and qualified artists and educators.
  • Inclusivity - we want children of all backgrounds and skill levels to feel valued and respected while attending our camps. In addition, for families with financial barriers, funds may be available from Creative Kids Saskatchewan. Visit CreativeKidsSask.ca for more details.

Communications & CCE Community

All important information and communications about your child's camp will be in CCE Community (our online classrooms). If you are new at the Conservatory, we will create your child's account and you will be e-mailed information about how to login. The account creation takes about 1-2 business days after you register. These login details are sent from sis.noncredit@uregina.ca. If you are a returning student, you will use your current login credentials. Camps will appear in your CCE Community dashboard 1 week prior to the camp session (for summer, all camps will be visible by the end of June).

For in-person camps, a list of approved sign-in/sign-out family members and family friends will be submitted by families through an online questionnaire in your child's CCE Community classroom. If your children are in multiple camps you will have to submit this questionnaire for each child, as our instructors and assistants will only have access to the surveys in the online classrooms they are teaching. Sorry for any inconvenience.

If you have not received your child's login credentials or forgot your child's username, please contact our Student & Instructor Services Non-Credit Office.

Creative Kids Funding

For families with financial need, you can apply to funding from Creative Kids Saskatchewan. We cannot register a child in our programs until the funding is approved. Creative Kids will send you a letter if your funding is approved and our Student & Instructor Services Non-Credit Office also receives a list of approved students. If we have a client account for you or if Creative Kids provides your contact information, we will contact you when we receive this list. Otherwise, you can contact us when you receive your letter. The Program Coordinator has guaranteed that there will be spots in camps for families that receive Creative Kids funding. 

Curriculum Planning

Lesson planning happens one month prior to the camp start date and is at the discretion of our experienced artists and educators. Read more about our wonderful Camp Staff. Even though themes may be the same throughout the year, each week is unique as we have a variety of instructors and teaching materials. As well, we try to ensure material is not duplicated when we have children returning to multiple weeks of camp in the year or during the summer.

Registration

Links to register for our camps can be found on our Day Camp pages or you can head to our Online Registration System to search for camps and classes. If you are having any problems with registration and creating your online account, you can contact our Student & Instructor Services Non-Credit Office. During registration you will be asked to sign a waiver, which includes our withdrawal/refund policy, media release form, and current COVID-19 waiver. The most up-to-date policies can be found on our Student & Instructor Services Non-Credit Office Policy page. If a camp is already full, you can request to be added to a waiting list in our Online Registration System or by contacting our Student & Instructor Services Non-Credit Office. Don't hesitate to join our waiting lists because if there is enough interest and we can find staff and space/timeslots, we will add instructors or sessions to expand registration. 

IN-PERSON CAMPS

Before any child or family comes to campus for camps you are required to read and complete the following e-Training Module which will acquaint you to the hazards and risks of COVID-19, provide awareness about COVID-19, provide current safety guidelines for minimizing your exposure, and provide instruction on how to choose and wear personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly.

Read and Complete the e-Training: COVID-19 Campus e-Training for Students, Faculty, Staff, Contractors, and Visitors

When you register your child in ActiveNet for an in-person camp you will be asked to accept our course waiver, media permissions waiver, and our COVID Camp Waiver.

Read the COVID Waiver: CPA COVID Camp Waiver

The University of Regina has also adopted new campus-wide camp policies and protocols related to COVID-19. There is a PDF with this information, but it will also be written out in the yellow box below.

Read the New Protocols: UR Camp Protocols 2021-22

Six Essential Protocols

  1. Mask usage is mandatory.
  2. Activities will be outdoors when possible (except in February where outdoor activities will be dependent on weather). Dress according to the weather and bring indoor shoes for days with inclement weather.
  3. Cleaning protocols are in place.
  4. If a camper has symptoms* - stay home and notify the camp.
  5. If a camper tests positive for COVID-19 - stay home and notify the camp.
  6. If a camper shows/reports symptoms* they will be taken to a designated isolation area.

*Symptoms of COVID-19 could include: fever, cough, headache, muscle and/or joint aches and pains, sore throat, chills, runny nose, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis (eye infection or pink eye), dizziness, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite (difficulty feeding for children), altered sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath, and/or difficulty breathing.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, it is important to note that all day camp programming is subject to change and/or cancellation with minimal notice.

What to Bring to Camp

  1. A minimum of 2 masks (they will be changed at least every 4 hours, or if they become wet or soiled).
  2. Water bottle (filling stations are available, no drinking fountains available).
  3. A nut-free snack & lunch that campers can open and eat independently.
  4. Appropriate dress for the activities is required, including appropriate indoor/outdoor shoes.
  5. (Spring/Summer Only) Personal bottles of sunscreen and bug spray.

Sign-In/Out Procedures

  1. Photo ID will be required upon sign-out.
  2. Staff will check campers in/out. Only one guardian is permitted at the drop-off/pick-up locations.
  3. Any person dropping-off/picking-up your child must be registered prior to doing so.
  4. Sign-in/out will be handled outdoors whenever possible in a designated location (information will be provided prior to the start of camp).
  5. Spectators are not permitted to attend any programming, even if the program occurs outdoors.

What to Expect at the In-Person Conservatory Creative Camps

For April 18-22, camp sizes are a maximum of 10 children with 2 staff members. One staff is the instructor and the other is an assistant. Since cohorts will only have a maximum of 2 staff for the full day, there is no extended early drop-off and late pick-up available. Staffing changes will occur in the summer 2022, which will allow us to return to extended drop-off and pick-up hours. Camps in the summer will also increase to 10-20 children per camp (depending on the theme). Please note: any camp policy or procedures listed here are subject to change if any new public health orders are implemented.

April 18-22, 2022 Camps Only

Groups will have separate entrances. Please read our Colour Coded MapFile to learn more about our separate entrances. Your child's classroom in CCE Community will be colour coded with which entrance to use.

Early Drop-off 8:45-9:00am
Camp Day 9:00am-4:00pm
Late Pick-up 4:00-4:15pm

July & August 2022 Camps Only

We will be returning to a single drop-off/pick-up location.

Early Drop-off 8:00-9:00am
Camp Day 9:00am-4:00pm
Late Pick-up 4:00-5:00pm

It is important that you or your family arrives on time for drop-off and pick-up, as we try to wait for all students to arrive to start our day and our staff need time after late pick-up for disinfection protocols in the classroom. If you know you will be late please contact creative.camp@uregina.ca or use the course email available in CCE Community.

Camps will use different entrances, classrooms, outdoor spaces, and washrooms at the College Avenue Campus (2155 College Avenue) based on the activities they are doing. Parents/guardians are discouraged from coming into the campus building to find your child's classroom. At the entry points for camps, there will be phone numbers listed on a sandwich board that you can call if you need to pick-up your child early.

We can make age exemptions to keep siblings in the same camp. Please contact our Student & Instructor Services Non-Credit Office to ask about age exemptions for your children.

Due to the small class sizes in Spring 2022, there will be no multi-camp or sibling discounts available. Discounts are available for Summer 2022, find details in the camp descriptions in our online registration system.

We are a nut-free camp, please do not pack foods with nuts. Please also try to pack lunches that do not require access to a microwave. Whenever possible, meals will be eaten outdoors and unmasked campers will be distanced from one another. In the case of inclement weather, meals will be eaten indoors away from the activity area in a separate lunch room.

VIRTUAL CAMPS

Winter/Spring 2022 Virtual Camp Zoom Call Schedule

Daily 10:30am-noon AM Only Camp
Daily 1-2:30pm PM Only Camp

Summer 2022 Virtual Camp Zoom Call Schedule

Daily 1-3:00pm PM Only Camp

Zoom Call Basics

All video conferencing for Virtual Camps will be done through Zoom and the link will be in your child's CCE Community classroom. You don’t need to download a program onto your computer (web based service) but you will need to download the app if using a smart device. It is available for free in Google Play or the App Store. Families will be required to have a microphone and web cam to engage with the camps; these come standard on most tablets, smart phones, and laptops but may not be available on a desktop computer without purchasing an external microphone or camera. Check your devices before your first class to ensure you have the proper equipment. Our Student & Instructor Services Non-Credit Office has drop-in sessions available for anyone interested in testing Zoom before your camp. Go to Zoom Support.

Zoom Call Ground Rules

These rules guide all calls for the Conservatory of Performing Arts programming. In all cases if you are experiencing technical issues with Zoom or experienced an emergency while on a Zoom call, please contact Student & Instructor Services Non-Credit. Read our ground rules: Zoom Information for Camp FamiliesFile