As of January 13th, we are in discussion about hosting a couple more camps (Okotoks and maybe one more). If you choose to register in another camp prior to the newer camps being opened, we can transfer your registration free of charge if you wish. We are also planning on returning with the 3 on 3 Tournament in Calgary: August 24th and 25th, 2024. Registration opens on Thursday, Jan 18th at 11:00am MST for the other camps listed.
The National Ringette School is fully committed to supporting a safe, inclusive, and fun community for all participants, parents, and staff. We firmly stand against harassment and discrimination of any kind. Unfortunately, we know that harassment and discrimination can occur in spit of our best efforts. Therefore, we ask for our community to commit to a “speak up” culture – encourage speaking up and raising concerns if anyone hears or witnesses inappropriate conduct. Commit to listening and supporting concerns. Reach out to our Site Manager or contact our office, 403-284-5161, to voice your concerns.
At NRS , bullying is inexcusable, and we have a firm policy against all types of bullying. Each participant is expected to treat all other participants with respect, and to help each other achieve the best possible experience.
If a participant has difficulty meeting this expectation, parents may be called upon to assist. Our instructors aim to address all incidents of bullying, however it is important to note that they cannot hear or see everything at all times. Therefore, it is imperative for parents to promote communication with the staff and their child. We work together as a team to ensure that everyone leaves camp with a positive experience.
Please read our behaviour policy with your child before camp.
We expect participants to act respectfully at all times when they are participating in our camps. Participants are to behave in a mature, responsible way and respect the rights and dignity of others.
Participants should talk to any instructor or staff member if they are uncomfortable with any experiences or need assistance while at camp.
When a participant does not follow the behaviour guidelines, we will take the following action steps as behaviour problems progress.
Examples of unacceptable behaviour:
Participant fees are non-refundable if they are sent home for disciplinary reasons. Bullying or physical violence towards any staff or towards another participant will result in immediate dismissal from the camp program for the duration of the summer. All situations are subjective and will be handled accordingly per the Site Manager and Directors’ discretion.
The National Ringette School reserves the right to cancel a camp or tournament at anytime. This includes cancellations due to insufficient participant registration numbers. If a cancellation occurs you will be contacted via email and fees will be returned (minus the Admin Fee) via the same credit card that was used for payment.
Prior to camp…
If there are provincial or federal protocols in place at the time of camp, each location will be sent further information two weeks prior to camp. Our camps will follow the provincial and municipal guidelines for each location. It is imperative that parents and participants understand that they will not attend camp if they are feeling unwell.
If you child is sick prior to the camp, please communicate with us via email to let us know they will not be in attendance.
If an athlete becomes ill throughout the day, their parents will be contacted and that athlete will be asked to leave the camp. If the athlete is unable to return to the camp due to illness, refunds will be dealt with on a case by case basis. Contact us at email@example.com or 403-284-5161.
For the daycamps, we staff the female dressing rooms with a National Ringette School instructor. Therefore, parents will be asked to remain outside the dressing rooms and to help with their children’s skates outside the dressing room (if they wish to tie their skates). Participants will be offered assistance in getting ready, however we aim to foster independence with dressing. We are also focussing on respect for each other and our facilities. Therefore, if a participant makes a mess of their space they will be asked to clean it up. Instructors will assist, but the onus is on the participant.
For daycamps, the National Ringette School requires that male parents or guardians remain outside the female dressing rooms at all times, and vice versa. Female and male participants will be provided with separate dressing rooms. They are required to use that dressing room before and after their ice times.
Participants are NOT permitted to use their phones during camp hours. Phones must be left in the dressing room, inside a pocket or bag, at all times. The use of cell phones and cameras in dressing rooms is strictly prohibited. We encourage athletes to leave such valuables at home. If they must have them along at camp, neither the facility, nor NRS is responsible for any theft or damage.
Administration Fee ($40):
For daycamps, this fee is a non-refundable fee used to help offset the costs associated with credit card transactions and costs incurred prior to the delivery of the program. The Administration Fee is applied to each order, not each individual registration. Therefore, if a family is registering more than one child the fee is only applied once. In the event of a Participant Initiated Withdrawal or NRS initiated camp cancellation this fee will NOT be refunded.
Daycamp Refund/Cancellation Fees for Participant Initiated Withdrawal:
Prior to May 1st, 2024: $75 cancellation fee per registrant/camp will be retained. Any additional fees (minus the Administration Fee and Cancellation fee) will be refunded via credit card.
On or after May 1st, 2024: There are no refunds, except for medical reasons*.
*Cancellations Due To Medical Reasons: With an official doctor’s certificate a FULL refund will be issued. Medical refunds will be issued in September 2024. If this occurs once camp has begun, we ask you to contact 403-284-5161.
Late Pick-Up Policy: $10/15mins. Payable with cash only upon same day pick-up or next day drop-off. Child will not be permitted to re-join the camp until fee is paid.
Prior to camp…
At times we receive requests to move athletes between groups. This may or may not be possible. If you have questions in this regard please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-284-5161.
Once camp has begun…
Prior to your child participating with their group, if you would like your child moved, we ask that you communicate directly with the Site Manager. The Site Manager will be able to assess the situation and discuss with you the best option. The final decision rests with the Site Manager.
The National Ringette School offers a payment plan option for most groups. Complete payment must be made in order to participate at camp.
The National Ringette School may take photos and/or video during the daycamps and tournaments. Please be advised that your child’s photo may appear on promotional materials and on our website as well as in our camp photos posted at the end of the summer. If you have any concerns please call our office at 403-284-5161 to discuss.