2016-17 Kid's Weekend/Holiday Programs ages 3-14

Weekend Camps

Mount St Louis Moonstone offers a variety of weekend activities throughout the ski season including Christmas and Mid-Winter Break.

 

Tiny Tyke Weekend Camps ages 3-5

Located in our Kids Camp building our goal is to introduce your child to the sport of skiing. Your child will learn the joys of sliding through interactive activity on the slopes in an enthusiastic, fun and safe group environment. Half hour of childcare is included in the cost of the camp.

Weekends ~ Saturdays & Sundays
Daily December 26 through to January 8, 2017

Daily March Break March 13 through to March 17, 2017

  Lift Ticket (9am-4:30pm) & Session Lift Ticket (9am-4:30pm), Session & Ski Rentals skis, boots, poles & helmet
1.5 Hours starting at 10am or 1pm $78 $88
3 Hours = 10am-11:30am & 1pm-2:30pm $128 $143

Nutritious Lunch additional $10 + HST

Request a Tiny Tyke Camp

 

Junior Adventure Camp ages 6-14

The Junior Adventure Camp program is set up for young skiers and snowboarders at all abilities, from the first timer through to the young Mountain ripper. The fast paced program will enterain and improve your youngster at any level.  Each participant at the end of the camp will know their ability through the Junior Adventure progession chart.  This chart will give you the knowledge of knowing where your child ended and where they should start tomorrow.

Weekends ~ Saturdays & Sundays

Daily Decmeber 26 through to January 8, 2017

Daily March Break March 13 through to March 17, 2017

  Session & Lift ticket (9:00am-4:30pm)
1.5 Hours 10am or 1pm $91
1.5 Hour 10am or 1pm $111 (with rentals)

3 Hours = 10am-11:30am & 1pm - 2:30pm

(lunch break is not supervised)

$132

3 Hours = 10am-11:30am & 1pm - 2:30pm 

(lunch break is not supervised)

$152 (with rentals)

Nutritious Lunch additional $10 + HST

Request a Junior Adventure Camp

 

Child Care Weekend/Holiday 

(available ONLY at the Mount St Louis base)

Ages 3-5

The building is not a Day Care building; however we are equipped to entertain your child if you wish to have your little one taken care of. Your child must be toilet trained. If you wish to have your child remain at our Kids Camp building over lunch, we do provide a set menu at cost. Please indicate your intentions at registration and we will be able to accommodate your request.

Hours ~ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday or Sunday and daily during Christmas & March Break Holidays

Reservations are recommended

Nutritious Lunch may be purchased for $10.00 Plus HST

Time Cost Plus HST
1 Hours $18
2 Hours $28
4 Hours $44
 

Reserve for Child Care

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Nutritious Lunch additional $9.50 + HST Yes No

 

 

Welcome First Timers!

 

 

Arrival Procedure

Mount St Louis Moonstone provides excellent opportunity for children ages 3 to 5, to experience the thrill of sliding at a young age.  A separate building caters to all of your needs of introducing your young one to skiing at our Kids Camp building.

 

Where to find our Kids Camp Building:

St Louis Side

From the parking lot at St Louis Side, you are heading to the South end of the Property, where the Kids Camp building is directly beside the main Lodge.  Entrance to the Kids Camp building is on your left as you approach the Hill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is available at Kids Camp?

Kids Camp building is for young skiers ages 3 to 5.  The area provides opportunity for morning and afternoon lessons, rental equipment, including helmet.  The building provides an area to store your child’s belongings and an area to lounge when waiting for pick up.  The building is also equipped with a child’s restroom.  Kids Camp building is open on weekends and daily on Christmas and March Break period.

Our Kids Camp area does not serve peanut butter or allow peanut products in the children’s play area.

 

Registration Desk

Once you enter the Kids Camp building you have the opportunity to fill out appropriate forms, before presenting them to an attendant at the Desk.  Additional information we are looking for is medical history (if applicable), age and weight.  Take the time to fill out the forms correctly to ensure a speedy transfer into our program.  Signing is important, please view form by clicking here, to become familiar with the form.  After everything is settled children are taken care of past registration, where they are sized up with appropriate equipment for the length of preferred program. Parents return to registration area for pick up of children.
 

 

What next?

Your children will be cared for with sizing of equipment, instructional time on         snow, and indoor care if needed.  You are free to enjoy your time skiing or       riding while your child is under our supervision. 

At registration area you will be given a  CHILD RELEASE SLIP, to ensure           proper transfer of child to parent.

The release  slip is presented at time of pick up at Kids Camp building. 

 

 

   Program possibilities

   Lesson potential for this program is either morning or afternoon for 1.5 hours.      Or a total of 3 hours of lessons, broken down as 1.5 hours in the morning and      1.5 hours in the afternoon.
 

 Time Line

Morning session starts at 10:00am and afternoon session at 1:00pm

 

Suggested Time Frame

To ensure smooth dealing with registration and form filling it is recommended that you arrive early.  Targeting arrival at Kids Camp building before 8:45am helps tremendously.

Here is a time line:

Registration, Rental & Fitting  8:45am – 9:45am
Morning Session    10:00am – 11:30am
Lunch (if requested)    noon
Registration, Rental & Fitting  12:15pm – 12:45pm
Afternoon Session    1:00pm – 2:30pm
Child pick-up     2:45pm – 3:00pm

 

Teaching Terrain

Children who are in the program exit the Kids Camp building and are steps away from a magic carpet and meeting area for our Children’s Ski program.  The participants start and finish in this area for the safety of your child.

 

Additional Information

Rental use after teaching session

If you would like to extend the use of rental equipment and ski with your child on your own, be sure to inform the attendant, during registration.  You are more than welcomed to at a nominal cost.

 

Child Care

The building is not a Day Care building; however we are equipped to entertain your child if you wish to have your little one taken care of for an hour or so.  The only stipulation is that your child must be toilet trained.  Again please inform the attendant at registration the length of time you would like to drop off your child.  There is an hourly rate which applies to this type of arrangement.

 

Lunch possibility

If you wish to have your child remain at our Kids Camp building over lunch, we do provide a set menu at a cost.  Please indicate your intentions at registration and we will be able to accommodate.

 

Pick Up

At your pick up time, please present the CHILD RELEASE SLIP to our attendant and we will have your child ready for pick up, at registration area. 

 

    Things To Be Aware Of

    Will your child fit right in?

  As you know, every child is different and deals with each      situation in his or her own way.  A child may not be feeling their    best or simply does not want to participate this particular day.    Mount St Louis Moonstone reserves the right to refuse a child  due to apparent flu-like symptoms, age, communication barrier  or readiness for instruction.  There are no refunds for children  who do not want to be on the snow and while in our care.

 

Grouping your child

All children are grouped according to age and our assessment of their ability, on a given day.  Snow conditions, child’s interest are factors which change daily.  Our assessment is done for the benefit and most importantly for the safety of your child.

Parent Contact

We expect that the parent or guardian of each child is on site during program hours.

Length of lesson

Our 1.5 hour session is our goal of outdoor on-snow time.  Be aware that this time frame may be interfered due to group dynamics, snow conditions and/or weather.  Our snow-pros are prepared to last the full time on-snow; however their first priority is the well being and safety of all children under their care.

Use of chairlifts

Our goal is to provide the young skier skiing on appropriate terrain to improve their acceptance of sliding.  Once past the Magic Carpet stage, your child will at some point ride the chair with other members of the public. 

 

Information Outside of our Kids Camp Program:

Guest Services

Each day lodge has a Guest Services Desk.  Attendants are always happy to assist you with any of your enquiries.

Restrooms
Each day lodge is equipped with restrooms.  From the hillside entrance of the Moonstone lodge, you will find restrooms at the east end of the building next to a large sitting area.  From the hills side entrance of St Louis lodge, straight past the Boutique, and on the second level east end next to the cafeteria cash centers.

First Aid
Enquire at any Guest Services Desk.  You can report incidents to Ski Patrol (red jacket with white cross on the back), or Snow School Staff (blue jacket).  First Aid stations are located at each Day lodge Moonstone – north of Day lodge separate building St Louis – south of Day lodge separate building.

Lost and Found
Lost and found items are located at each perspective Guest Service Desk inside the day lodges.


What you need being prepared
Skiing/Snowboarding requires some specific preparation.  Gliding at some speed in the outdoors calls for proper clothing and protection.  The good thing is that you already have what is needed for these exhilarating sports.

 

 

Here are some guidelines to think about:

3-layer approach
1. Wicking (worn next to your skin keeping moisture and sweat away from your skin).
2. Insulating (middle layer that keeps the cold out and the warmth in)
3. Protection (exterior layer to guard against elements)
Turtleneck shirts, sweaters, long underwear, footless tights are good options as under layers.  Avoid cotton next to your skin at it will absorb sweat and make you shiver.  Wool or acrylic socks are better than cotton can lead to unwanted blisters.

 

 

Helpful Hints 

1. First layer should fit snugly in order to properly wick moisture
2. Insulating layer should be loose enough to trap air between your layers but not too bulky yet allowing a full range of movement.
3. Denim and cotton are not recommended as the dampness will soak through and you will end up cold.
4. Wearing eye protection having UV protection is very important
5. Goggles should fit above the eyebrows and below cheekbones, there should be no gaps around the nose and should be sealed all around
6. Extra socks will only restrict circulation and result in cold feet
7. Many individuals forget about the effects of the sun, against the background of the snow.  The suns rays are very strong, skin and eye protection are a most.  Protect skin with UV protective sun screen and eyes with UV protective glasses
8. Good idea to have some loose change to purchase a locker or a well deserved hot chocolate break
9. Gloves and hand wear should be water resistant.  If snowboarding, wrist guards are a smart preventative tool
10. Long scarves or should stay at home at it is a safety issues with regards to lifts and sight of gliding skier/rider
11. The resort is not responsible for lost times – bring only what you need – purses, I-pads, jewelry, video games are best left at home.  If you must bring any of these items it is highly recommended to rent a locker of for the day