2023 Summer Camp Update, April

VI Scout Summer Camp Update - Issue 3

104 Days To Go!

In this Issue

April, 2023

  • Making Payments
  • T-Shirt Orders
  • Activity Registrations
  • What to Bring
  • Camp Dates
  • Kit Lists
  • In the Loop

Dear Scout Camper,

We are only a few short weeks away from the 2023 Vancouver Island Summer Camp and I hope you are as excited as we are! Our program and administration team have been busy planning the activities for camp this year, and our Offer of Service teams are already meeting and planning their areas of camp so you can expect an awesome time this summer!

In this email there are a few things to make note of, so please read it carefully as we want everyone to register for the right activities and get their 2023 Summer Camp Tee Shirt.

Your Summer Camp Team

Making Payments

We are pleased to tell you about our new Payment Portal. All scout campers have access to view their registration document and payments securely through our online portal.

In the payment portal, you can view payments made, download receipts and see your current camper balance.

Visit https://visummercamp.ca/payments/login.php, at the bottom of the login screen click on the link to request your password and enter the email address you used to register for the 2023 Summer Camp. An email will be sent to the email address with your secure password and a link to access the payments portal.

Please check your spam/junk mail folders if you don't receive the email in a minute or two.

We will also send an automated email later this week with your portal username and password.

New Payment Portal now online

T-Shirt Orders

If you haven't placed an order for the FREE Summer Camp Tee Shirt, please visit https://visummercamp.ca/2023-tee-shirt-order-form and select the size you want. You can order more than one Tee Shirt if you want, additional Tee Shirts are $8 each..

Activity Registrations

If you haven't signed up for your Out Trip or the additional activities we are offering, visit the link below and add your name. Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis so make sure to get in early. https://visummercamp.ca/register-overnight-trip-2023

What to Bring

We have a lot of activities planned this year and we want everyone to be safe! To help youth prepare for camp, we have compiled some basic kit lists that will help when packing your bags! Please pay attention to the additional clothing and footwear for the activity sections, and remember all campers - youth and adults - must wear a sun hat or cap at all times!. We only allow flip-flops and open toe sandals/water shoes during free time swimming activities. At all other times, closed toe footwear must be worn. The campground has many uneven and rocky surfaces and we want to avoid injuries! To download the kit list, you can visit http://visummercamp.ca/equipment-lists. (all safety equipment is provided).

The Kit Lists can also be found in your Parent Portal.

Parents - the equipment list is especially important as it includes equipment for safe hiking and attire during camp. If your youth does not have appropriate footwear, backpack or other essential items, they may be unable to take part in activities. Each year we have youth arrive without the appropriate clothing and/equipment. If you have questions regarding equipment and footwear, please contact the Registrar.

Camp Dates

This year, camp starts on Sunday 16 July. Registration for campers will open at the drop off point at 9am, so please be prompt. Campers are to arrive in Full Uniform as we will have an official flag break once everyone is on site. Pick up for campers is the following Saturday 22 July, at 4pm from the same place. We start camp on the Sunday to provide time for our large volunteer team to get everything ready on site for the campers to arrive. If you are traveling from the ferries and need to leave earlier in the day on the Sunday we can make appropriate arrangements.

Getting Here

The VI Scout Summer Camp uses Camp Woodlands on the shores of Lake Cowichan as our base. Directions to the camp can be found on our website and in the Parent Portal.

Changed Your Mind?

We have 18 youth on our waitlist, so if your plans have changed, please contact the registrar to free up your place for another camper.

In The Loop

This year, we have partnered with Date In Your Diary to enable us to send SMS messages to scout camper families. When we send updates, or need to communicate with families, we do it through SMS, email and through our Facebook page. If you haven't signed up on our DIYD group, please visit Date In Your Diary and register for FREE.

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