We will do our best to ensure that all kids get to experience our camps, regardless of much income their parents/guardians earn. If you have an interested camper but are unable to afford our camps, drop us a line at email@example.com. We’ll consider financial assistance on a case-by-case basis and can offer a flexible payment plan, so long as the camp is not already full.
We also ask eligible families to apply to the following programs available to help those in need send kids to camp:
Jumpstart is run from the Canadian Tire family of Companies and offers parents/guardians up to $300 of assistance per child for registration fees and equipment. Some tips for applying for Jumpstart:
Under “activity” you can select “Sailing/kayaking/canoeing”
Don’t worry when it asks for the “Program Registration Number” you can leave that field blank
Please keep your submission number provided at the end of the application, as it will not be emailed to you
You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as application review can take up to 6-8 weeks
You must make under a certain level of total family income to apply to Jumpstart. For more information view Low Income Cut-off chart (View the LICO chart here)
Kidsport offers up to $300 per child, per year in support for registration fee and equipment funding on a first come – first served basis. In 2015, KidSport NWT provided over $43,000 to 1,300 kids from 12 communities in 13 sports.
Jackpine Paddle is affiliated with the NWT Kayaking Association and eligible for Kidsport funding.
Please complete booking online and submit payment in order to secure a spot in a camp. We understand that life happens and plans to attend camp sometimes have to change. On our end, camps do fill up and sometimes we have to turn campers away based on our instructor availability and shuttle capacity. We also may purchase equipment/food/supplies for your camper in advance. If you need to cancel your registration up to 30 prior to the start of the camp, we’ll send a full refund less a 20% cancellation fee. Refunds within 30 days of the start of a camp will be at the discretion of Jackpine Paddle and mostly dependent on wait lists and our ability to find another camper to replace yours.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY
No illicit drugs or alcohol are permitted at Jackpine Paddle Camps – the same rules apply for both campers and camp leaders.
We provide a safe and supportive environment at all Jackpine Paddle Camps free from any kind of discrimination and bullying. Camper safety also relies on our ability to enforce key camp rules, for example wearing lifejackets at all times when in or on the water, wearing proper footwear at all times, and staying within eyesight of camp leaders unless permission is granted.
If we notice inappropriate behaviour that jeopardizes group or individual safety or well-being, camp leaders will work one-on-one to address the issue and if needed, give a camper three warnings before dismissing them from camp. Obviously this isn’t something we like to do and unfortunately no refunds will be made for dismissed campers.
Jackpine Paddle is not responsible for expenses for campers during an evacuation from a remote site for any reason (medical emergency, personal or family issues, dismissal, weather, etc). Some evacuations may be urgent enough to warrant a float plane or helicopter charter at a high expense. We recommend parents/guardians purchase Emergency Medical and/or Trip Cancellation/Interruption insurance for a nominal cost from Group Medical Services (www.gms.ca) to protect them from this risk.