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We are excited to announce our NEW Summer Programming!

Welcome to Camp BCF!! 


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For a list of our summer programs, click on the logo below.

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 Our Summer Programming has taken on a new identity. Formerly 'Summer Fun', Camp BCF offers a new, refreshing approach to your child's summer experience. Camp BCF is a hands-on day time program that is facilitated by a team of energetic, creative and fun loving leaders. Camp BCF offers new experiences, opportunities and growth including weekly adventures to excite and engage your child. Camp BCF is offered as a full week program with an adventure day in harmony of the theme of each camp week.

What's different this year? We now have Half-Day specialized programming to suit different interests of each child. Camp BCF Half days are inspired by recreation, arts and culture that is true to a fun-filled childhood.


Click HERE to view a full list of the Camp BCF programs!

Get ahead of the game by downloading Camp BCF registration forms and having them filled out before June 5th. Registration forms available here!


The Town of Drumheller is pleased to be able to offer parents and children this summer recreation opportunity. We encourage you to use this information as a reference for your child’s program. Our aim is to provide your child with an affordable and quality experience.


Your participation in the program is vital and we encourage you to drop in at any time although pre-registration is encouraged.  Our goal is to provide a safe and stimulating program for children in our community.


Services: The program is delivered through July and August at the Badlands Community Facility (BCF). Registration is open for any child aged 6 years (as of September 30, 2017) to 12 years with the inclusion of children who have special needs providing the parent acquires necessary supports for the child.  Exceptions for children less than 6 years of age may be approved at the discretion of the Program Coordinator (all children must be completely trained to independently use the washroom).  Participants may register at the Information Desk in the Badlands Community Facility. Registration is weekly. Adequate and accurate records shall be maintained for children and their parents/guardians.


The program environment shall be safe and maintained in good order. Parents are responsible for providing snacks and lunch for their children unless otherwise stated.  Activities will include field trips both in and out of town. A program plan shall be designed to ensure that the child’s developmental, emotional, and intellectual needs are met.  The program shall ensure that an adequate mix of recreation, indoor/outdoor activities, arts and crafts activities and age appropriate use of community resources are supplied within applicable health and safety requirements. Policies and practices shall be supported which recognize health practices and the health needs of the participants. Staff shall be adequately trained and supervised.


Hours of Operation: The program runs Monday to Friday for 9 weeks.  Participant hours are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with the exception of statutory holidays.  The program offers 8:00am drop off and 5:00pm pick-up for a minimal fee.  For pick up after 5:00 pm a fee of $20.00 per occurrence will be applied.  Fees do not include GST.  All NSF Payments will be charged $20.00.  Registration and payment must be received by registration deadline.


Admissions: It is very important that you notify the staff (403-823-1370) of any changes in regard to:


•           Addresses or phone numbers


•           Emergency arrangements


•           Family status


•           Change in children’s environment


•           Exposure to any communicable disease


•           Changes to arrangements for drop offs or pick-ups


Cancellation/Withdrawal Procedure: Please notify the CAMP BCF Staff (823-1369) as soon as possible if your child will not be attending for a specific date or time. Failure to do so will result in being charged for the time booked. As per Badlands Community Facility guidelines, refunds will require one-week written cancellation notice.  Credit may be approved when notice has been given to the Program Staff (403-823-1369). 


Arrivals/Departures: Upon arrival your child must be signed in by a designated adult. Children are not allowed to sign themselves in.  

Only persons designated on the registration form will be allowed to pick up your child/children. Upon signing out your child our staff will no longer be responsible for them. In an emergency, authorization of an additional designated adult (or other specific arrangements) can be made with the Program Coordinator (403-823-1369).  Picture identification is mandatory.


Clothing: Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times; absolutely no flip flops!  Clean indoor running shoes must be worn in the field house. Please ensure that children are dressed appropriately for all different types of weather. We recommend that all clothing and belongings be labeled.  Seasonal items that may be required will include, swimming suit, towel, hat, sunscreen and bug repellent. Please ask upon registering your child if any additional items will be required. 


Snacks & Lunch: Unless otherwise stated, parents are required to send lunch, two snacks and drinking water with their child every day.


Outings: All children will be outside for play times or short walks on a daily basis when the weather permits. A parental consent form is to be signed when upon initial registration. For major field trips that involve transportation, a specific form will be available at drop off/pick up times on the first day of the week. The parents must approve this trip before the child can participate. 


Toys: Toys and equipment are provided at the Badlands Community Facility. Children are discouraged from bringing their own, as we cannot be responsible for lost or broken toys.  Toys and equipment are checked regularly for hazards.  We are a “War Free” play environment and will discourage violence.


First Aid: Kits are available, easily accessible, and are always well supplied.  Portable first aid kits are checked on a regular basis and kept with program staff. All staff are required to be first aid and CPR trained.


Health Policy: Parents are to notify the Program Coordinator of any communicable disease a child may have come into contact  with (lice, measles, chicken pox etc). Authorization from a Doctor or Health Nurse must be received before your child will be re-admitted to the program.


Parents are requested to notify the program if your child is ill.


In an emergency, the staff on duty will take whatever immediate steps are necessary to get medical help.


In an emergency where a child must go to the hospital, the following procedure will be taken, unless parents request otherwise:


•           Staff member will call 911. You or one of your emergency contacts will be contacted immediately and asked to meet emergency vehicle at hospital.


Medications: Please inform the Program Coordinator if your child is on any medication, or needs medication in case of emergency. This includes inhalers and Epi Pens. If your child has emergency medication please inform staff of where it will be kept (ie. exact pocket in backpack). The CAMP BCF staff is not responsible for administering medication of any kind. In case of emergency staff will assist and proper emergency procedure will follow.


Hygiene Practices: Hygiene and Health and Safety Polices have been established to ensure that a healthy and safe environment is maintained at all times.


Discipline: Behavior management through preventive intervention strategies is the process of discipline employed by the CAMP BCF Program. This method serves to guide children’s behavior while protecting and enhancing their self-esteem. 


Prevention strategies are based on the knowledge of child development, recognizing each child as a unique individual, by implementing appropriately planned programs and setting clear simple limits or logical natural consequences of limits are explained to children. (For example: You must tell the staff when you leave the room, because I will worry if I don’t know where you are.) Children are encouraged to solve their conflicts by teaching them how to problem solve. With staff guidance, children express feelings and work out solutions with those they are in conflict with.


Behaviour Management will be followed based on the following guidelines:


  • The CAMP BCF Program believes that a child is a person in their own right.
  • We believe every child has the right to be heard, to express themselves, to be loved and cared for no matter the age, color, or creed.
  • We also understand the need for children to have guidance.  We do not believe in corporal punishment of any kind: no yelling, hitting, slapping, biting, shaking, squeezing, kicking, or putting a child down, especially in front of his/her peers.
  • We believe that a child can be reasoned with most of the time by setting limits, setting standards of behaviour, providing explanations, providing choices, and being firm yet flexible.  If this does not remedy the problem, we believe in a logical consequence.


If there is any attempt of corporal punishment by any staff member(s), they will be suspended immediately.


Other discipline methods that are unacceptable and will be dealt with immediately include: harsh or degrading measures that humiliate or undermine the child’s self respect, isolating a child or withholding food, or clothing. Screening of applicants prior to employment prevents unacceptable staff being hired. The program strives to make sure that all children are being treated fairly, equally, and in a loving manner.


Discipline Policy and Staff: The Discipline policy will be given to staff at orientation.


Discipline Policy and Parents: The policy is discussed at time of registration and the parent is given a copy of the waiver information on the receipt of payment of program. If there is a discipline concern it is brought to the attention of the Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator is responsible to keep the parent informed of any issues regarding their child.


Emergency Evacuation and Fire Drill Procedure: If an emergency arises, all participants will proceed to a safe evacuation site. Parents or guardians will be contacted for pick up. 


Daily Programming: Parents will be provided with calendars that include daily itineraries. Please discuss any concerns with the CAMP BCF Coordinator.


Complaint Process:


•           Parents are requested to discuss any complaint, problem, or concern with the Program and/or Camp BCF Coordinator (403-823-1369).


*Note that children may be enrolled in both CAMP BCF and Swimming Lessons, please note this on the Registration Form.


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