Programs

After School Program

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Midland: 527 Len Self Blvd (North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre)

Victoria Harbour: 290 Park St

icon-clock Program Time: 3-5:30pm
icon-dollar Cost: $14/day
icon-transportation Transportation: We offer transportation from the following schools ‘Monsignor Castex, Bayview, Huron Park & Mundy’s Bay’
What We Offer

Our Club provides a quality After School program for children 6 to 14 years of age through intentional, well organized and developmentally appropriate programming for children in Midland and surrounding area. We meet the developmental needs of children by understanding the stages of child development and building assets and competencies relevant to supporting children to become successful adults. This program provides a safe and fun environment for children that promotes positive values and attitudes, enhances children’s self-esteem and builds resiliency.

Contact us

For program availability, please email Ashleigh at ashleigh@bgcnorthsimcoe.com

Supported Activities

Music Experience with The Daily Shred – Guitar Academy: Thanks to Tay Men Give

Camps

Midland: 527 Len Self Blvd (North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre)

Penetanguishene: 13 Burke St & 61 Maria St

Date: To be announced
Daily Schedule: 9am to 4pm, with early drop-off and late pick-up options
Diverse Locations: Activities at Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Memorial Community Centre, plus specialty programs at Midland Club
Ages: From 4 to 15 years, with tailored activities for each age group
SUMMER CAMP 2024 Details - COMING SOON

Dates: TBA

Time: 9am-4pm. Early drop off at 8:30am, late pick up until 5:00pm.

Ages & Locations:

  • Kinder Camp (ages 4-6) – Penetanguishene Centennial Museum (Campers who are 4 must have completed JK and will be 5 by end of 2024)
  • Children’s Camp (ages 7-10) – Penetanguishene Memorial Community Centre
  • Specialty Camp (ages 7-15 – age varies each week) – Midland Club at the North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre

Note: Families registered for camp receive an email the Friday before their scheduled week with schedule and program details.

Before registering for camp there are a few items we would like you to know
  1. A $25 non-refundable deposit for each week of camp is required at time of registration. This non-refundable deposit will be deducted from your overall total of camp fees.
  2. Camp fees must be paid in full by June 28, 2024.
  3. Space is limited for each camp week/location. If your preferred week of camp is full please add your child to the waitlist as spaces may become available as we get closer to summer. You will be contacted if/when a space becomes available for your preferred week of camp.
Camp Expectations

To ensure a positive and safe environment for everyone, we implement a set of rules and expectations for all campers:

  • Have a positive attitude and participate fully in all the daily camp games & activities.
  • Recognize and follow rules/instructions for all games & activities.
  • Keep hands and feet to ourselves.
  • Be respectful and kind to one another (no bullying or teasing others).
  • Use appropriate language.
  • Ensure a safe and clean camp environment.
  • Be inclusive and accepting of one another and our differences.
  • Take turns and play fair.
  • Have Fun!

If a camper struggles with the rules and/or listening to staff, staff will have a one-on-one discussion with the camper to explain why the rules are in place. If the behaviour continues, the parent/guardian will be notified during sign-out and will be asked to review the rules with their camper at home. If the behaviour persists, a senior staff will connect with the parent/guardian to discuss the behaviours and how staff can best support the camper moving forward.

If a camper becomes aggressive or physically violent, the Camp Coordinator will remove the camper from the program immediately. A parent/guardian or emergency contact will be called to pick up the camper and a conversation will take place with senior staff to further discuss the situation/options.

*Please note we do not offer refunds if a camper is removed from camp due to the camper being unable to follow camp rules and expectations.

Children who may require additional supports

BGC North Simcoe is a recreation-based program, with staff ratios of 1 staff to every 15 children in place and we are not always equipped to support complex needs or behaviours in all of our programs/locations. Possible arrangements for support(s)/ modifications may be available upon request this summer. These supports are limited and are dependent on program and staff’s training, funding allotments, and the complexity of your child’s needs. Additional or Inclusion supports (1:1 or support workers) above the 1:15 ratio is not guaranteed.

We urge Parents/Guardians/Caregivers to reach out via phone call OR to send an email to the supervisor to further discuss the child’s needs, options available for their child(ren) and to determine if our programs will be a good fit for your child, prior to registration.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

If a program cancellation/refund is requested 10 days (2 weeks) prior to the program/camp start date a refund will be issued, minus a non-refundable deposit of $25 per week per child.

Refunds will not be issued with less than 10 days (2 weeks) notice.

Refunds will be issued to the original payee. Cash/Debit payments will be refunded by cheque and credit card payments will be refunded to the original card on file. Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive your refund.

*We do not offer refunds for sick days or absences.

Late Fees

It is extremely important to your child as well as our staff that you arrive on time at the end of day. We offer extended care until 4:30pm each day at no additional cost for those who may need it. If a camper is picked up late (past 4:30pm), a fee of $1 per minute will be charged to your account. Please note that subsequent late pick-ups will result in a higher late fee per minute.

Subsidy

We at BGC North Simcoe never want program fees to be a barrier in accessing our programs. If you are in need of financial support, please reach out to club@bgcnorthsimcoe.com for further information regarding our subsidy program and application form.

Additional Programs

What We Offer

BGC North Simcoe offers a variety of high-quality social and recreational opportunities for children and youth aged 4 to 18 years old. Each program is based upon BGC’s Core Values and Model for Success. We encourage families to choose programs based on interest rather than for the purpose of childcare, as we are not a childcare facility.

Contact us

For program availability, please email Ashleigh at ashleigh@bgcnorthsimcoe.com

Dodgeball League

Starting Again Fall 2024
Sessions: Mondays, 5-6 PM

Did you know that thanks to A Smart & Caring Grant through Huronia Community Foundation we were able to offer two 8 week sessions of dodgeball for youth in our community?. This program was designed to allow youth an opportunity to take part in a healthy physical activity that is great for all skill levels and abilities. 

Previous Programs

Game On!

Game On!

Youth Connections

Thanks to The Township of Tiny and their annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament, we were able to offer our Youth Connections program to tweens ages 10-13!

Each week, participants received weekly activity kits that included all the supplies needed for the planned activities. Participants had the opportunity to meet weekly on Zoom with our youth leaders to complete the activities and have a chance to socialize with their peers!

Beans Beans, the Musical Fruit...

In a partnership between BGC North Simcoe, the North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub and Chigamik, ten local families were provided with the ability to cook vegetarian meals over the course of four weeks.

A package including legumes, rice, local vegetables, and all ingredients necessary to complete the weekly recipe were distributed out to families over the course of the program.

A big thank you to GlobalMedic for providing a donation of hygiene supplies for families, as well as the Summertime Eat Well program, sponsored by President’s Choice Children’s Charity!

Project Backpack

Due to the support from President’s Choice Children’s Charity, we were able to offer our Project Backpack program to 26 participants aged 6+ for the 2021-2022 school year! The program provided participants and their families with a weekly bag of groceries as well as resources to help with recipes, meal planning, and general nutritional capacity. 

A special thank you to Operation Grow and the North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub (NSYWH) for partnering with us on this initiative!

Go Girls!

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe the next session of Go Girls! will be beginning in October!

Aimed at female identifying youth aged 11-14 this 7-week program focuses on healthy bodies, healthy minds and healthy choices. And best of all- It will be IN PERSON.

Indigo Summer Reading Program

To engage children and youth in reading over the summer, 31 participants received a delivery of three books each and opportunities to participate in virtual read-alongs and check-ins to deepen their enjoyment of reading.

Thank you to the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation for their support!

Kid's Club

Engaging online sessions with crafts, games, and STEAM activities. Includes an activity kit with all necessary supplies.

High Five

High Five Logo

BGC North Simcoe is proud to be a registered High Five organization! High Five is a quality standard for recreation programs based on 5 core principles of healthy development to ensure children have positive experiences and programs are of the highest quality.

5 Principles of Healthy Child Development

  • A Caring Adult
  • Play
  • Friends
  • Mastery
  • Participation