Aquatics, Robotics and Biking Camp at TFS
- The skills children learn from this program are simply incredible! From enhancing concentration to widening cooperative play, they develop a great sense of accomplishment, making your children proud of themselves.
This is deﬁnitely a key factor to increase persistence face real-life challenges. Lego Architect is also an amazing foundation for our Lego Robotics programming.
- Children will learn valuable life skills such as concentration, using their imagination, and teamwork!
- In Lego Robotics our students learn how to build and program lego robots.Using basic principles in science, technology, engineering, coding, and math students develop and program robots that are able to go through obstacles, to accomplish tasks and missions, and to even have a battle bot competition!
Our swimming camp takes place at TFS – Canada’s International School. The swimming pool is newly refurbished and state-of-the-art. Students have the chance to take their swimming to the next level through 2 hours of instructional swim per day for a total of 10 hours during the week. Student progression is tracked using the Star System. Students begin at Star One and graduate to more advanced levels by demonstrating certain measurable abilities. The highest level, Star Ten, is equivalent to the Red Cross’ Bronze Star programming.
8 Lessons each week (2 per day)
- 45 minutes each
- 1 coach to 5 student ratio
- Ages 6-12
- First Day Assessment – During the first day, students will be assessed on their existing skills. They will be placed in a group with peers of a similar age and ability. *If applicable, children may bring certificates of previous swim programming on the first day of camp.
- Final Assessment – Students will either pass the level or continue at the same level in another week of camp or next program.
- 10 Levels, from beginner to advanced, focusing on swimming safety, swimming principals such as entry, proper breathing, swimming underwater, lengths of the front, back crawl, whip kick, breaststroke, and proper kick and arm motions.
Cancellations that are received 30 days prior to the beginning of the program will be provided a refund less a 10% administrative fee.
Cancellations that are received with less than 30 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 3 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
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 then 48 hrs since the time of registration, only the 10% cancellation fee will apply.
All our camps are peanut free, our caterers are peanut free as well (St. Joseph Morrow Park – Peanut Controlled Kitchen). We are happy 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. Registrants of this nature will still receive a snack.
Half day registrants will receive one snack.
It is highly recommended that extra snacks are packed.
Any last minute registrations (registrations done 72 Hrs prior to the start of the week of camp) that require an alternative meal (Dietary restriction or Allergy), although we will try our very best to accommodate this meal, 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 registrants, 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/after care. 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 discount and sibling discount will not be applied to any drop-in sessions, 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.
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, said the program may be cancelled 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. A refund for any program with additional fees that have been cancelled will be provided but 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).
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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. Each sport will have a designated time slot in the gym which will rotate through each sport, when not in the gym, coaches will have an in-class lesson plan prepared. No refund or credit for rainy days will apply.
Every TAC Sports coach holds a current CPR and First Aid Training certification. All instructors are certified by NCCP (National 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 on our written injury sheet 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.
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.
TAC Sports is not liable for any children until they are signed into 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 and 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
Learn To Bike
Our TAC Biking Program is designed for all skill levels, ranging from the fundamentals to more advanced cycling knowledge. This program will focus on developing confidence and technical skills, with an emphasis on promoting road safety. Programming consists of fun and stimulating games in a safe and supervised environment.
Students will develop fundamental skills such as safety, balance, pedaling, braking, steering, and general biking knowledge. The programming serves to build upon the basic principles of cycling in order to cultivate a passion for the sport either in a recreational or competitive manner.
We apply the 5-Star Development system to all of our 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.
- Bicycles (Required)
- Helmets (Required)
- Elbow Pads (Suggested)
- Knee Pads (Suggested)
LSA Lego ArchiTECH
The Lifetime Skills Academy (LSA) Lego ArchiTECH Camp program is our intro robotics program. Students work with the We-Do Lego kits and learn how to:
- Gain intuition on how to build basic simple structures
- Learn the basics behind programming motors
- Learn to principles behind ultrasonic sensors
- Building and understanding robot design with advanced mechanics
- Develop advanced skills with WeDo programming
Students learn different projects like building cars, helicopters and more, and early programming skills. Students program using easy to use tablets on the Lego We-Do software. It’s a perfect start to the more complex programming in Lego Robotics.
Each day students will be taking part in different themed challenges, from building the most creative robot to robot war competitions to obstacle course challenges.
LSA Lego Robotics
TAC Lego Robotics program allows students to engage in various technological activities that are growing popular in today’s youth. The students enjoy building their robots, as well as programming them. By learning the basics, and building their way up, individuals can achieve mastery and demonstrate competence.
Students start with the basic skills, such as building a simple robot, programming different motions, and using the various sensors to make a robot move. Once learned, students can go above and beyond, making robots that can pick up items, sense when people are near, and even solve Rubik’s Cubes.
TAC Sports is proud to announce a great partnership with Rose Reiseman Catering services!
Rose Reisman is excited to expand her Children’s lunch program to Toronto Athletic Camp (TAC), and to break the stereotype of what is considered ‘camp food’! Real food, done right.
Rose Reisman is a leading authority on the art of eating & living well. She’s a caterer, motivational speaker, columnist and TV personality, with over 18 cookbooks published. Dedicated to improving the eating habits of Canadian families, she is the owner of Rose Reisman Catering, Personal Gourmet, and a Children’s School and Camp Lunch Program. Rose is also a restaurant consultant with her own menu at the Pickle Barrel chain.
Rob Velenik, the president of Rose Reisman Catering, is a knowledgeable food service professional who was the Director of Catering for Pusateri’s Fine Foods for over 20 years, and has brought his unparalleled expertise to RRC team since joining in early 2015.
Healthy eating has long been Rose’s passion, having educated Canadians on nutrition and how to create delicious, well-balanced meals for over 20 years. Rose’s interest in spreading this important message stemmed from wanting to improve her own health so she could be the role model for her family. A believer in the importance of starting healthy eating habits at a young age, as well as the connection between proper nutrition and learning, Rose launched the RRC Children’s Lunch Program in 2015, serving healthy, tasty and non-processed daily lunches to schools and camps in the GTA.
Rose Reisman’s Kid lunches (www.kidslunch.ca) School and Camp Lunch program for more information.
All our camps are nut free, our caterers are nut free as well. We can cater to specific allergies and dietary restrictions. All allergies and dietary restrictions for medical, religious, or cultural reasons MUST be noted in the registration form during the registration process in the appropriate sections allocated for such information – an alternate meal with these allergies and dietary restrictions in mind will be provided.
All full day, full week registrations will be included in the lunch program*. This provides the camper with a morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack. To be eligible for the lunch program, a full-day camper must be registered for 4 days or more of the same week. Registrations of three days or less per week will not be provided with the lunch program.
Half day registrants will receive one snack. Half-day camper must be registered for 4 days or more of the same week. Registrations of three days or less per week will not be provided with a snack.
Registrations done within a week or less of the start date of camp are not guaranteed lunch, dietary restrictions, allergy specific meals, and snacks. Lunch must be packed form home until confirmed with an office that lunch will be provided for late registration campers.
It is highly recommended that extra snacks are packed from home.
*Some camp locations are excluded from the lunch programs.
Visit TAC Aquatics for more information on our swimming camps!
Our aquatics program takes place at TFS – Canada’s International School. The swimming pool is a state of the art pool, just newly refurbished, welcoming, clean and pristine. Students have the chance to take their swimming to the next level by getting 2 hours of instructional swim for a total of 10 hours during the week. Students ages 6-12 will be assessed in part of our swimming programming, in association with the Lifesaving Society. Students will progress week by week through all of the Lifesaving Levels, having the chance to earn official certificates that count towards their future lifeguarding levels.
8 Lessons each week (2 per day)
45 Minutes Each
Class ratio 1 coach to 5 student ratio
Assessment – First Day – Sorted into levels based on skill *Students may bring a Lifesaving Society Badge or Red Cross equivalent to their first day at camp
Assessment – Last Day – Pass or continue at the same level (in another week of camp or next program) * Each student is not guaranteed to pass to the next level week by week, but by the assessment on the last day.
6 Swimming Levels, from beginner to advanced, focusing on swimming safety, swimming principals such as entry, proper breathing, swimming underwater, lengths of the front, back crawl, whip kick, breaststroke, and proper kick and arm motions.