FAQ

Q: What is After School Care?
A: When school is out at the end of each day, our staff will either transport your child to our centre, or meet their school bus and walk them into our centre located on the upper level of the Downtown Activity Centre. Once there, we will provide your child with a nourishing after school snack; before leading them in an activity from our monthly calendar of arts & crafts, sports & games and fun local out-trips. All craft and activity supplies, as well as up to 4 hours of top quality LICENCED child care are included in the daily fee. This program is offered Monday thru Friday, September to June from 2:00pm-6:00pm.  The cost for After School Care is $16.50 per day. Ask us about discounts for more than one child to attend. (Note: there is an extra cost for swimming, Bowling, Jungle Mania and ice skating if your child chooses to participate in these activities) THIS PROGRAM IS FOR CHILDREN 5 TO 11 YEARS OLD (Kindergarten through grade 5) Transportation pick-up is arranged from the following schools: South Broadview, Hillcrest, Ranchero, Bastion, North Canoe and Salmon Arm West.

Q: Do you provide care on Professional Development (Pro-D) Days?

A: Yes! We are open on all Professional Development days from 7:45am to 6:00pm.  This program runs once a month when children are out of school due to teacher training days. Your child will have the opportunity to spend their day playing games, making crafts and participating in a fun out-trip activity such as swimming, bowling, ice skating, movie matinées etc… Children need to provide their own lunch and the centre will supply a nourishing afternoon snack. The cost for a Pro-d day is $38.00 and INCLUDES the out-trip fee! Ask us about discounts for more than one child to attend. (Please note that we depart for most out-trips by 10am and return to the centre by 4:30pm)

Q: What do you provide during the summer months?
A: When the children are out of school at the end of June … our centre transforms into your Summer Day Camp Headquarters! Our staff spend several months planning and preparing a calendar of fun and exciting activities to keep your child busy and on the go all summer long! Your child will have opportunities to create crafts, explore our local parks, nature trails, streams, waterfalls and lakes. They will learn a ton of new games, visit some of their favourite activity destinations in the North Okanagan … and best of all they will make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime! The cost for our summer day camp program is $38.00 per day and this includes all activities and out-trips i.e., water slides, swimming pools, Science and Nature Centres and more (7:45am to 5:45pm Monday to Friday). We fill up fast so make sure you contact us to register in May of next year for our 24th annual camps! Send us an e-mail to shuswapkidsclub@yahoo.ca
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS FOR CHILDREN ENTERING GRADES 1 THROUGH 6 in the fall of 2017. 

Q: Do You Accept Government Subsidies?
A: Yes! You can obtain all the necessary information and forms from the Ministry of Children and Families website or simply fill out this form.  Once your application has been processed, AND YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED, a portion of your monthly fees will be covered by the government and you will be responsible for the remaining portion to the centre.