Welcome to our Winter Break camp! The camp features a variety of sports and activities options to choose from: Soccer, Basketball, Dance, and many many more. Keep your children active, focused, and having fun during this Winter Break season!
** IMPORTANT **
No camp on Friday, December 25th, and Friday, January 1st.
The TAC Advantage:
- Broad Age and Gender Focus: Our camps are perfect for the whole family, offering options for students ages 4-12 and perfect options for both boys and girls!
- Skill Assessment: Skill level is assessed on the first day and campers are associated accordingly.
- Knowledge of levels and skills: Students are placed into the appropriate level out of 5 skill levels, as according to our 5 Star Development plan. Students learn what they need to do to achieve the next level of skill.
- Dynamic Camp Experience: Our camps focus on fun training and development, mixed with frequent game-play, to create a varied and dynamic week of camp.
- Life Skills and Confidence: We focus on developing good habits, nurturing a positive sports mentality and building great moral character and leadership.
- Progress Tracking: Students are tracked on their progress throughout the week through our student handbooks. Students receive a thorough and detailed online progress report at the end of the week.
- Progress Report
- Fun Group Photos
- Toronto Soccerplex – DVP and Lawrence Ave
- Activity Specific (Ages 6 to 12)
- $300+ HST (Full Day)
- $195 + HST (Half Day)
- Adventure Camp (Ages 4 to 5)
- $330 + HST (Full Day),
- $214.50 + HST (Half Day)
- Activity Specific (Ages 6 to 12)
- Available Activities:
- Adventure Camp
- Dance & Gymnastics
Cancellations that are received 40 days prior to the beginning of the program will be provided with a refund less a 15% administrative fee.
Cancellations that are received with less than 40 days of notice prior to the beginning of the program will be provided with a refund less a 50% administrative fee.
Cancellations that are received with less than 20 days of notice prior to the beginning of the program will not be eligible for a refund.
Individual camp days missed for any reason cannot be refunded or credited.
There are no refunds on gift certificates.
There are no refunds on rain days or weather-related altered programming.
There will be no refund for Government funds or supports. Only credit if applicable.
Due to any pandemic, any canceled programming or camps will be provided credit only, no refunds. Credit is provided if the programs are canceled by a government mandate and not by the client’s initiative.
In the case of exceptional illness, that results in three consecutive missed days or more, a 50% refund or 100% credit will be provided. A signed doctor’s note must be provided in these circumstances.
*If a cancellation is requested with less than 48 hrs since the time of registration, only the $30 cancellation fee will apply.
All our camps and caterers are peanut-free (St. Joseph Morrow Park – Peanut Controlled Kitchen). We are happy to cater to any specific allergies and dietary restrictions.
All full-day, full week registrants will be included in the lunch program. This provides the camper with a morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack. **To be eligible for lunch, a full-day camper must be registered for 4 days or more. Registrations of three days or less per week will not be provided with lunch.
Half-day participants will receive one snack.
It is highly recommended that extra snacks are packed.
Any last-minute registrations (registrations processed 72 Hrs prior to the start of the week of camp) that require an alternative meal (Dietary restriction or Allergy), cannot be guaranteed.
Any registrations that previously were not eligible for a meal (Registrations with 3 days or less per week) that add an additional day to camp cannot be guaranteed a lunch.
Drop-in participants, who are going to attend less than 5 days per week, are eligible for pro-rated pricing on premium programs (biking and robotics) and before/aftercare. If required, please call the office at 416-627-1092.
Discounts and Coupons
TAC Sports is very happy to offer many different types of discounts and coupons to the community. Multiple week discounts will be applied automatically to the invoice, as well as the sibling discount for the second child, third, and so forth registered.
**The multiple week discounts and sibling discount will not be applied to any drop-in sessions and pro-rated fees, only to full session registrations.**
Coupons are a one time use ONLY and cannot be applied multiple times per account. If the same coupon is found to be used multiple times TAC Sports holds the right to invoice the account owner for the amount of the extra coupons.
Cannot be used to refund already purchased weeks of camp.
Multiple gift certificates cannot be combined.
One time use ONLY.
If the full value of the gift certificate not used it cannot be redeemed at a later time, no credit or money back will be provided for the remaining amount.
Applicable to camp tuition Only.
Must present gift certificate with code clearly visible to claim week of camp.
Cannot be redeemed as in-store credit or refundable cash.
If the program or camp is canceled no refund or credit will be applicable.
Gift certificate can only be applied to one participant only, if there is a remaining amount it cannot be used for a second participant.
Whatever value you’ve provided to obtain the gift certificate does not affect the value of the stated amount on the gift certificate.
Changing Sports Policy
Children who do not choose a sport during registration will automatically be added to multisport.
Athletes can choose to switch their chosen sport on the second day of camp (subject to availability and capacity). However, campers must remain in their selection for the remainder of the week and are unable to make a change in the sport beyond the second day of camp.
Cancellation of Programs/Sports
Specialized programs and sports require a minimum of 5 students in order to function as designed. If the minimum number of registrations for a specific program is not met, the said program may be canceled anytime the week before the camp is to start.
TAC Sports will provide as much notice as possible about the cancellation of the program, however, this may be on the Friday before the start of the program. If a program is canceled, the participants will be given the opportunity to choose an alternative program. A refund for any program with additional fees that have been canceled will be provided, however, if requested to cancel the full week of camp the camp cancellation fees will apply.
Bullying will not be tolerated at any TAC Sports program. In general, a “three strikes” policy is followed. After the first incident, a coach will address the situation with both the aggressor and victim. During a private meeting with the aggressor, the coach will explain the consequences of bullying. The parents of both parties will be notified. An incident report will be drafted and sent to head office. This procedure is followed should a second incident occur. In addition, the aggressor may be separated from the group or put into a different sport/activity (additional fees for specialized programs will apply). If a third incident should occur, the aggressor will be expelled from camp, not only for the duration of the program but from any other TAC Sports program in the future. Cases of extreme bullying are not subject to the three strike rule. If it is proven that there was intent to seriously harm another child through physical or verbal means the aggressor will face expulsion from camp. His or her parents will be called for immediate pickup (refund for remaining days ONLY will apply).
Please click HERE to find out more about what bullying is.
TAC Sports will not be held accountable for any tickets/parking tickets received.
TAC Sports will provide parking passes for the Glendon location. This parking pass will allow parents and guardians to park in the designated parking lot for 30 mins during pick up and drop off. Until parents receive this parking pass it is highly recommended to purchase a parking stub/feed the parking meter. Do not park in or near the handicap parking spots, unless with the appropriate handicap permit, a $400 parking ticket will be given. TAC sports will not be held accountable for any parking tickets.
Rainy Day Policy
Our coaches and coordinators are equipped with a rainy day schedule in the event of inclement weather. Students will remain in their sport-specific groups. Coaches will adapt their lesson plans for the indoor space. No refund or credit for rainy days or inclement weather will apply.
Every TAC Sports coach holds a current CPR and First Aid Training certification. All instructors are certified by NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program of Canada) and follow safe teaching methods with proper sequential instruction. Our 5 star development levels ensure that students are progressing at a pace that is appropriate for their current ability. All activities are supervised and our low instructor to student ratio ensures maximum attention.
We keep emergency contact information at every location, with records on medical history or allergies. We identify, treat, report, and record any occurrence of injury in a systematic way and keep up-to-date safety records of each camper.
Photo for students with allergies or medical concerns:
We require a photo of any child with a history of serious allergy or medical concerns. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo of your child. Please ensure the picture includes a clear view of your child’s face. If a child requires an Epi-Pen please ensure to provide the camp coordinator with the Epi-Pen, this will be returned at the end of each day or at the end of the week of camp.
Sign In/Out System
At TAC Sports, we have a proven and safe system in place for the sign-out of campers. No camper leaves the premises without a parent or guardian signing them out. Parents are required to show official identification every day upon pickup of their children and have to be on the list of authorized personnel.
TAC Sports is not liable for any children until they are signed in to our care by the parent or guardian or other authorized person listed on the authorization list.
Lost and Found Items
Each location has its own Lost and Found Bin. All items found by the coordinator and coaches will be placed in this bin. At the end of the camp items not claimed will be donated to a charitable organization. It is highly recommended that the child’s full name is placed on all personal items.
TAC Sports is not held accountable for any lost items, including but not limited to clothing articles, electronics, water bottles etc.
First Aid Materials
Fully Stocked First Aid Kits and ice packs are available at all times at all camp locations.
Please find a daily summer camp schedule below. Please note that this schedule is a guideline and the timing of events is subject to change.
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Before Care Option
8:45 AM: Half Day AM and Full Day Sign-In
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Morning Session
11:50 AM – 12:00 PM: Half Day AM Sign-Out
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM: Half Day PM Sign in
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Afternoon Session
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Half Day PM and Full-Day Sign-Out
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: After Care Option
TAC Sports is dedicated to following all procedures recommended by governments and health agencies on proper protocols. The following protocols are in place from recommendations from the Government of Ontario and the American Camp Association.
All TAC Camps are running according to the lowest risk:
Lowest Risk: Small groups of campers stay together all day, each day. Campers are encouraged to remain at least 6 feet apart. Outdoor activities are prioritized. All campers are from the local geographic area.
Drop-Off and Pick-up Procedures
- TAC Sports has developed procedures that support physical distancing and separate groups as best as possible (i.e., children of one room enter door A and children of another room enter door B, or staggered entrance times).
- As much as possible, parents should not go past the screening area.
Hand sanitizers will be available and if in an enclosed space and physical distance of 2 meters cannot be maintained, parents/guardians and staff/providers are encouraged to use face coverings.
- Signage /markings on the ground to direct families through the entry steps.
- Personal belongings (e.g., backpack, clothing, etc.) should be minimized. If brought, belongings will be labelled and kept in a specifically designated area.
Screening for Symptoms
- All individuals including children attending child care, staff and child care providers, parents/guardians, and visitors must be screened each day before entering the child care setting, including daily temperature checks.
- Home child care providers and residents must also be screened each day before receiving children into care.
- Parents and guardians should be reminded of this requirement when children are first registered for the program and through visible signage at the entrances and drop-off areas.
- If children are screened at the child care setting, screeners should take appropriate precautions when screening and escorting children to the program, including maintaining a distance of at least 2 meters (6 feet) from those being screened, or being separated by a physical barrier (such as a plexiglass barrier), and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) (i.e., surgical/procedure mask and eye protection (goggles or face shield)).
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content should be placed at all screening stations. Dispensers should not be in locations that can be accessed by young children.
- Records are to be kept on the premises.
Ongoing Screening Procedure
TAC Sports will screen individuals upon coming into a camp on an ongoing basis.
- Individuals will be asked if they have any COVID-19 symptoms
- The temperature of the individual will be taken according to camp processes using an appropriate forehead thermometer.
- If campers or staff are suspected to have COVID-19 based on this assessment, this individual will have to go home immediately and will not be able to enter camp.
- Individuals who are demonstrating symptoms of COVID-19 will be encouraged to have a COVID-19 test before being allowed to return to camp.
Protocols When a Child or Staff Demonstrates Symptoms of Illness or Becomes Sick
- Staff/home child care providers, parents and guardians, and children must not attend the program if they are sick, even if symptoms resemble a mild cold.
- Symptoms to look for include but are not limited to: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, and a general feeling of being unwell.
- Children, in particular, should be monitored for atypical symptoms and signs of COVID-19. For more information, please see the symptoms outlined in the ‘COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms’ on the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website.
- If a child or child care staff/provider becomes sick while in the program, they should be isolated and family members contacted for pick-up.
- The sick person will be provided with tissues and reminded of hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and proper disposal of tissues.
- If the sick person is a child, a staff will remain with the child until a parent/guardian arrives. The staff will wear a surgical/procedure mask and eye protection at all times and not interact with others. The staff will also avoid contact with the child’s respiratory secretions.
- All items used by the sick person will be cleaned and disinfected. All items that cannot be cleaned (paper, books, cardboard puzzles) will be removed and stored in a sealed container for a minimum of 7 days.
- The sick person will be asked to be tested for COVID-19 at one of the testing centers available. The sick person can only come back to camp once they have demonstrated a COVID-19 negative test score.
- If the person is in a cohort, the cohort will be notified. Any instructors that are in the cohort will be notified and monitored for symptoms.
- If the sick person is COVID-19 positive, all members of the cohort or their group or activity will be notified and recommended to have the COVID-19.
Emergency CPR will remain as per the proper training procedures with modifications in place.
The recommendations below are based on expert opinion. They will reduce the risk of the public responder getting the virus from the person when providing CPR and using an AED during cardiac arrest. They are modifications of usual Hands-Only CPR to be used only during the COVID-19 pandemic. They apply to both adults and children.
- Prevent contamination: lay a cloth, towel, or clothing over the person’s mouth and nose to prevent any potential spread of the virus through contaminated air or saliva.
- Provide Hands-Only CPR
- An automated external defibrillator (AED) if available. AEDs are safe and simple to use. Turn it on and follow the voice prompts.
- All play will be in small groups by activity in order to facilitate physical distancing. Where the outdoor play area is large enough to accommodate multiple groups, licensees may divide the space with physical markers to ensure cohorts remain separated by at least 2 metres.
- Food services will be provided by Rose Reisman catering
- All lunches and snacks are individually packaged and wrapped
- Foods are free from all common allergies and food restrictions and allergy free options are available. Food service is free from peanuts and tree nuts.
Face Mask Approach
- Face masks, while not technically PPE, should be worn by:
- Counsellors whenever interacting with others closer than six feet for extended periods, i.e., greater than 15 minutes, as well as other times to the extent possible.
- The kitchen staff should always wear face masks. Refer to the Food Services section.
- Custodial staff should always wear face masks when cleaning and disinfecting. Refer to the Cleaning and Disinfection section.
- Staff should wear cloth masks when interacting with outside vendors or outside community members when physical distancing can’t be maintained.
- Disposable gloves should be worn by:
- Counsellors when anticipating contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases or when handling belongings known to have been in contact with confirmed or suspected cases.
- Best Practice: Counselors will wear gloves when handling any incoming belongings or equipment prior to disinfection
Rain Day Procedure: Camp will not run if the indoor space is not safe and conditions are not met for proper social distancing. Indoor space is dependent on individual locations. Parents will be notified as soon as possible in the event of inclement weather and the cancellation of the camp day.
Adventure Camp – Multi Sports
TAC Adventure Camp is our premier physical literacy multi-sport program. Our dynamic and fun program covers popular group sports (soccer and basketball), individual sports (tennis, dance, and gymnastics), and basic martial arts and self-defense.
The daily activities include not only multi-sport training but other activities such as arts and crafts, storytime, camp songs, and low-organizational games where campers learn fundamental social and movement skills. Our program fosters creativity and imagination while building the foundation for future sports success.
All children registered in Adventure Camp must be potty trained.
“Physical literacy is just as important as the ability to read and write. The most important step toward developing physical literacy is mastering fundamental movement skills.”
Our TAC Soccer program is designed for all skill levels; ranging from the fundamentals to the refinement of the most advanced techniques. Programming focuses on individual skills and on increasing children’s self-confidence. Programming consists of fun skill games, soccer matches, and thorough practices.
Students start with basic techniques such as dribbling, passing and shooting, and move towards advanced techniques such as strategy, 1v1 dribbling, and positioning. Further skills are also developed such as (ball control, ball possession, tackling, positional sense, guarding the ball, and support play. Specialized training for goalkeepers is provided at more advanced levels.
We apply the 5-Star TAC Soccer Development System to all of our soccer programs. This system gives students 5 measurable levels to achieve with specific criteria outlined. It is specifically designed to increase motivation, knowledge retention, goal-setting skills, and development. This system is unique and distinguishes TAC Sports from other camps.
Students that progress to an advanced level may be invited to tryout for our competitive soccer teams.
Mega Star Learning®
Mega Star Learning® is implemented in all of our sports camps. Lesson plans are structured to provide one drill followed by a short segment of gameplay with an emphasis on the skill learned in the drill. This sequence is repeated continuously throughout the day. Mega Star Learning is a perfect mix between skill building and having fun! This strategy maximizes concentration, willingness to learn new skills and retention of the learned material.
We have combined the art form of Dance with the sport of gymnastics into one amazing integrated week. Half of the day will be dedicated to dance and the other to gymnastics. Campers will have the opportunity to integrate some of their newly found gymnastics skills and tricks into the dance routine they are learning.
TAC Sports Dance summer camp combines the fundamental skills and progressions of the two popular dances of hip-hop and jazz.
The skills of dance are covered through our 5-Star Development System. Elements of fitness, stretching, and leadership are included in the programming. Students have full creative freedom yet are guided appropriately to help them progress and spice up their videos and dancing. Fun choreographed dances are done with a performance at the end of the week to modern popular songs.
Our exciting gymnastics camp program is designed for students to learn and perfect gymnastics skills. During the program, students engage in the fundamental movements of jumping, turning, balancing, floor exercises, posture, and balance. Our 5 Star Development System, which includes a step-by-step system with a full map of skills, is designed to help students understand exactly what skills they need to learn while being motivated to achieve the next level.
Key Areas of Focus
- Log Roll
- Two-foot Landing
- Balance Bases
- Forward Roll
- Jump Turn
- Swaying Motions
- Pushing and Pulling
- Balancing (low balance: walk, gallop and slide; high balance beam: walk and jump off)
It is expected that students will:
- Demonstrate basic gymnastics skills in a circuit or in simple routines found in standard gymnastics routines;
- Demonstrate an understanding of motions that influence propulsion and balance;
- Demonstrate care and cooperation during activities;
- Regardless of skill, come out with an extremely positive, developed self-confidence and self-image.
COVID-19 Precautions: choreographies and routines will be modified to allow campers to keep the distance.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Will the dance and gymnastics routines maintain social distance between the students?
- The routines and choreography will be designed so that the students maintain social distance between each other.