Overnight trip options at Brock
Browse the trip themes below to choose from a one or two night program in a leadership, science, or University experience for students in grades four through eight.
Class trip fees and planning timeline
|Overnight trip payment and forms schedule||Date|
|Initial deposit to reserve your booking||$100 per school, refundable up to the New Year|
|First installment||50% of the class trip fees due by January 30|
|Final payment||100% of the remaining balance due by April 30|
|Health information form and (optional) dietary information form||1 per student due April 1|
|Electronic accommodation list||1 per school due April 1|
|Class trip fees||Fee per student||Fee per adult||Inclusions|
|Single day||$28.50||Free||Up to six hours of program|
|Two-night trip||$299||$150 (one free adult for every 10 students)||Accommodation, six buffet meals, t-shirt, flexible cancellation|
|Buffet lunch||$13||$13||Add to your first meal for an overnight trip or on a day trip in May or June|
What can I hope my STUDENTS take away from this trip?
We provide an exciting, safe, and fun learning experience for your child. Students further realize their capabilities both inside and outside the classroom in our supportive environment. Our content modules introduce students to intriguing topics and activate their curiosity to learn more. Our programs help students develop transferable skills such as collaboration, problem solving, teamwork, and leadership. Finally, our University student mentors engage your child in discussion about their aspirations for their future, encouraging them to pursue their passions. Our program is designed by Ontario certified teachers and directed by Dr. Kate Cassidy’s research in learning, belonging, and 21st century preparedness.
Will my STUDENTS be safe during the program?
Our University campus is a safe place for your child’s class trip. Our staff members are trained to manage both physical risks (e.g. science lab procedures) and social emotional risks (e.g. feeling excluded from an activity). All staff members are First Aid & CPR “C” certified and have demonstrated an acceptable background check with vulnerable sector screening. Overnight accommodations are locked from the public after 10:00p.m. and the campus is monitored 24/7. School chaperones are directly responsible for students overnight. Overall, our program follows standards by the Ontario Camps Association, the Association for Challenge Course Technology, and the Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines.
What about my STUDENTS’ dietary, medical, or behavioural needs?
Our professional staff members look forward to connecting with you prior to your child’s trip. After receiving information about your child, we may contact you to learn more, or you may contact us anytime. Food at our program is provided by the University’s year-round provider; we are ready to accommodate many dietary needs including nut, wheat, gluten, dairy or other allergies, and vegetarian or halal requests.
What if A STUDENT doesn’t want to participate in an activity?
We believe unfamiliar or challenging experiences are great learning opportunities. Students are encouraged to participate to the greatest extent they feel safe to do so – “challenge by choice”. If your school will be at the climbing course, this “challenge” may range from simply helping with the belay team, to climbing to the very top. See our video for more vimeo.com/44688942.
What is the cancellation policy?
Trip fees are due by April 30th. If the school has opted-in to the cancellation insurance program, students may receive a full refund of the University’s trip fees up to their travel date, less $7 per night. Cancellation of other fees charged by the school may vary.
Is technology allowed?
To be fully immersed in the experience, electronics are strongly discouraged. Organizing teachers may make the final decision. Our staff members take pictures throughout the program and provide the pictures free-of-charge to the school.
DO STUDENTS NEED spending money?
A camp tuck shop and campus bookstore are optional places for students to purchase light snacks or commemorative items. Students attending an excursion to Niagara Falls may choose to bring additional spending money. Your child may also need: warm clothing, a lunch for the first day, closed-toe shoes, and swimming attire. Please contact the organizing teacher directly for more packing notes.