Connexions Resource Centre
80 Daniel-Johnson St, Gatineau, QC
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Take Note!  Registrations for the City of Gatineau March Break Day Camps (March 5 to 9) are still ongoing!

Registration for the City of Gatineau March Break Day Camps will end on Wednesday, February 28 at 4 pm.  So make sure to book your child’s spot now by registering on the City of Gatineau Registration Webpage.

New to this year: all registration must be done online.

These Day Camps are open to children 5 to 12 years of age (by Sepetmber 30, 2017).

For more information about the City of Gatineau March Break Day Camps such as the Counselor to Child Ratio, General Instructions, Possible Outings and Location/Time of the Day Camp in Aylmer, Hull and Gatineau Sectors, please visit their Website.

Find out more about the Day Camps’ qualified Staff and the DAFA camp facilitator training program.

You can also find more detailed information in the Parent’s Guide.

Have you Heard of the Shape Up Program?

For a third year in a row, the City of Gatineau’s Day Camps are taking part in the Shape Up program!  Camp animators will be organizing a host of initiatives that will allow the kids to “move more and eat better “!

Shape Up is a program that supports day camps and summer camps in their efforts to incorporate healthy habits into their practices. The objective is two-fold: encourage young people to adopt healthy eating behaviors and a physically active lifestyle.

Shape Up doesn’t address kids directly.  It operates by targeting camps and the people who work there: managers, food service managers, coordinators, and counselors/monitors.

Parents can also visit Go Shape Up to find several ideas (including healthy lunch suggestions) on easy and fun ways for your kids to be more active and to eat better.

The Shape Up Strategies

To get camps on board and make their healthy choices fun, lasting, and easy to make, Shape Up has developed 4 strategies:

  1. Raise awareness by offering training sessions that are adapted, interactive, and hands on.
  2. Offer tools to incorporate healthy habits at every level (management, programming, activities, communications, menus, and lunchboxes).
  3. Provide support by offering guidance that is tailored to the needs of the various actors, based on the concept of sharing the experiences of camps with regard to healthy habits, and that incorporates the notion of associated learnings (community of practice).
  4. Foster parent cooperation with clear messages and handy advice on how to put together a nutritious lunch and promote healthy habits in the home.