Welcome to our Leadership In Training Summer Camp!
TAC Sports’ Leadership-In-Traning and Public Speaking Program is designed to provide participants ages 13-16 with opportunities to build self-development and leadership skills and receive mentorship training from the TAC Sports coaches.
The program, consisting of one week of camp training and one week of camp volunteering designed to be a perfect mixture of skill training designed towards high-performance, leadership training, volunteer experience (40 community service hours), and exposure and knowledge self-development and training. The camps are full day designed for maximum exposure to the teachings.
Participants will have the opportunity to plan and lead their own group activities, under the supervision of experienced TAC coaches. They will have access to groups of various ages to gain an understanding of how to deliver age-appropriate activities and in order develop comfort in multiple scenarios.
Students ages 13-16 will learn the following in the STAR Leadership in Development Program:
- Leadership Skills: Work ethic, delegation, mentorship, teaching, and developing programs.
- Self Development Skills: Learning how to take control of one’s own training and development by building your own plan and skill-tracking system.
- Sports Specific Skill Training: Build a self-training plan in the sport of choice. Students will learn how to build a daily training plan learning fundamental to advanced skills.
- Mental Skills and Character Traits of the Great Athletes: Goal setting, creating burning desire, and building a routine.
- Public Speaking: Students learn principals of speech making, body posture, vocal tonality, delivery, how to create logic and passion when delivering in front of people.
- Certificate of Leadership and Self-Development from TAC Sports
- Leader in Development – Be Extraordinary T-Shirt
- Letter of Recommendation from Directors
BREAKDOWN OF HOURS:
Week 1 – Training
- 15 Hours: Physical Skill Training and Development
- 15 Hours: Public Speaking, Mental Skill and Principals of Success Training
- 5 Hours: Leadership Skills and Testing
- 5 Hours: Learning to Lead
Week 2 – Volunteering
- 40 Hours: Assigned groups in different age groups and positions, given leadership positions. Students must use initiative, help 2-3 individual campers achieve their goals for the week.
- Ages 13-16
- Full-Day Only
- Not only able to observe but also gain hands-on experience in multiple activities
- Opportunity for their supervisor to act as a reference for future job applications of participants
Our coaches are passionate about developing the next generation of leaders and will mentor each LID participant individually. They will provide comprehensive assessments at the end of the program and can act as a reference for job applications upon successful completion. Participants will also gain access to future TAC job postings.
TAC Sports’ LID program will improve participants’ confidence in group settings and provide them with the skills necessary to become future leaders.
- Lunch and Snacks (Full Day), Snacks (Half Day)
- 5 Star Development System and Progress Reports
- Fun Group Photos
TAC Sports is dedicated to following all procedures recommended by governments and health agencies on proper protocols. The following protocols are in place from recommendations from the American Camp Association and the Government of Ontario.
All TAC Camps are running according to the lowest risk:
Lowest Risk: Small groups of campers stay together all day, each day. Campers are encouraged to remain at least 6 feet apart. Outdoor activities are prioritized. All campers are from the local geographic area.
Drop-Off and Pick-up Procedures
- TAC Sports has developed procedures that support physical distancing and separate groups as best as possible (i.e., children of one room enter door A and children of another room enter door B, or staggered entrance times).
- As much as possible, parents should not go past the screening area.
Hand sanitizers will be available and if in an enclosed space and physical distance of 2 meters cannot be maintained, parents/guardians and staff/providers are encouraged to use face coverings.
- Signage /markings on the ground to direct families through the entry steps.
- Personal belongings (e.g., backpack, clothing, etc.) should be minimized. If brought, belongings will be labelled and kept in a specifically designated area.
Screening for Symptoms
- All individuals including children attending child care, staff and child care providers, parents/guardians, and visitors must be screened each day before entering the child care setting, including daily temperature checks.
- Home child care providers and residents must also be screened each day before receiving children into care.
- Parents and guardians should be reminded of this requirement when children are first registered for the program and through visible signage at the entrances and drop-off areas.
- If children are screened at the child care setting, screeners should take appropriate precautions when screening and escorting children to the program, including maintaining a distance of at least 2 meters (6 feet) from those being screened, or being separated by a physical barrier (such as a plexiglass barrier), and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) (i.e., surgical/procedure mask and eye protection (goggles or face shield)).
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content should be placed at all screening stations. Dispensers should not be in locations that can be accessed by young children.
- Records are to be kept on the premises.
Ongoing Screening Procedure
TAC Sports will screen individuals upon coming into a camp on an ongoing basis.
- Individuals will be asked if they have any COVID-19 symptoms
- The temperature of the individual will be taken according to camp processes using an appropriate forehead thermometer.
- If campers or staff are suspected to have COVID-19 based on this assessment, this individual will have to go home immediately and will not be able to enter camp.
- Individuals who are demonstrating symptoms of COVID-19 will be encouraged to have a COVID-19 test before being allowed to return to camp.
Protocols When a Child or Staff Demonstrates Symptoms of Illness or Becomes Sick
- Staff/home child care providers, parents and guardians, and children must not attend the program if they are sick, even if symptoms resemble a mild cold.
- Symptoms to look for include but are not limited to: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, and a general feeling of being unwell.
- Children, in particular, should be monitored for atypical symptoms and signs of COVID-19. For more information, please see the symptoms outlined in the ‘COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms’ on the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 website.
- If a child or child care staff/provider becomes sick while in the program, they should be isolated and family members contacted for pick-up.
- The sick person will be provided with tissues and reminded of hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and proper disposal of tissues.
- If the sick person is a child, a staff will remain with the child until a parent/guardian arrives. The staff will wear a surgical/procedure mask and eye protection at all times and not interact with others. The staff will also avoid contact with the child’s respiratory secretions.
- All items used by the sick person will be cleaned and disinfected. All items that cannot be cleaned (paper, books, cardboard puzzles) will be removed and stored in a sealed container for a minimum of 7 days.
- The sick person will be asked to be tested for COVID-19 at one of the testing centers available. The sick person can only come back to camp once they have demonstrated a COVID-19 negative test score.
- If the person is in a cohort, the cohort will be notified. Any instructors that are in the cohort will be notified and monitored for symptoms.
- If the sick person is COVID-19 positive, all members of the cohort or their group or activity will be notified and recommended to have the COVID-19.
Emergency CPR will remain as per the proper training procedures with modifications in place.
The recommendations below are based on expert opinion. They will reduce the risk of the public responder getting the virus from the person when providing CPR and using an AED during cardiac arrest. They are modifications of usual Hands-Only CPR to be used only during the COVID-19 pandemic. They apply to both adults and children.
- Prevent contamination: lay a cloth, towel, or clothing over the person’s mouth and nose to prevent any potential spread of the virus through contaminated air or saliva.
- Provide Hands-Only CPR
- An automated external defibrillator (AED) if available. AEDs are safe and simple to use. Turn it on and follow the voice prompts.
- All play will be in small groups by activity in order to facilitate physical distancing. Where the outdoor play area is large enough to accommodate multiple groups, licensees may divide the space with physical markers to ensure cohorts remain separated by at least 2 metres.
- Food services will be provided by Rose Reisman catering
- All lunches and snacks are individually packaged and wrapped
- Foods are free from all common allergies and food restrictions and allergy free options are available. Food service is free from peanuts and tree nuts.
Face Mask Approach
- Face masks, while not technically PPE, should be worn by:
- Counsellors whenever interacting with others closer than six feet for extended periods, i.e., greater than 15 minutes, as well as other times to the extent possible.
- The kitchen staff should always wear face masks. Refer to the Food Services section.
- Custodial staff should always wear face masks when cleaning and disinfecting. Refer to the Cleaning and Disinfection section.
- Staff should wear cloth masks when interacting with outside vendors or outside community members when physical distancing can’t be maintained.
- Disposable gloves should be worn by:
- Counsellors when anticipating contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases or when handling belongings known to have been in contact with confirmed or suspected cases.
- Best Practice: Counselors should wear gloves when handling any incoming belongings or equipment prior to disinfection.
- 5 Star Development System
- TAC Sports cares about each single child that comes into any program. We are a full-scale development academy that helps players in skill development, and most importantly, self-development.As part of this mission to assist each child to reach their maximum skill, confidence and self-image potential, we created The 5-Star Development System (C) to assist students to become more motivated, more confident, and more knowledgeable about their own development.
The 5 Star Development System includes 50 distinct skills over 5 different levels per sport. Each different level specifies criteria and achievements for students to obtain for each sport.
- 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
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: After Care Option
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Half Day PM and Full-Day Sign-Out
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Afternoon Session
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM: Half Day PM Sign in
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch
11:50 AM – 12:00 PM: Half Day AM Sign-Out
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Morning Session
8:45 AM: Half Day AM and Full Day Sign-In