Frequently asked questions
Who is in charge of the programs?
All leaders must be members or adherents of SCBC and be in good standing. For volunteers, we require that they have been attending SCBC for a minimum of 6 months. They must complete a Ministry Personnel Application Form, have signed the SCBC Statement of Faith and Beliefs, have reference checks, have gone through an interview with the Pastors/Chair of Children’s ministries, have passed their Canadian Police Information Clearance (CPIC) or Vulnerable Sector Search, have gone through children’s ministry personnel training (Plan to Protect), and have been approved by the Pastors. SCBC will have a personnel file to be kept permanently with our church records. All volunteers will be monitored by Ministry Leads and/or Pastors through formal and informal visits to all classrooms and programs.
What will you be teaching my children?
Please see the page content for GLO and SummerFun for program information.
Will you be feeding them?
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be providing snacks to our children.
What if my kid has allergies?
Should your child have allergies, our first-timer form from all children programs requires that you indicate what allergies your child has, and also what you want us to do should your child have a reaction. We do our best to enforce the regulation that our environment is a nut-free zone. Summer Fun lunches are an optional add-in for our camp and do not cater to any allergies/dietary restrictions other than our nut-free mandate. Should this be a concern, please opt out of purchasing this option for your children and instead, continue to pack them a lunch as usual.
Will you be taking them off-site?
During various programs like SummerFun , we do take our children on field trips. This will only be done after parents/guardians fill out permission and waiver forms, and will only be done when the number of leaders to children meets the required Plan to Protect standards.
What if my kid has special needs/requires extra assistance?
Please indicate your needs in the first timer registration form, so we will arrange accordingly.
Does it cost money?
All Sunday morning and afternoon programs are free of charge.
SummerFun do come with a cost which is used to subsidize materials needed to provide these programs. This cost varies by year. Please check the individual programs for further cost details.
Can I stay and watch?
According to Plan to Protect , any visitors must be visibly noted as such, primarily with a visitor’s nametag, and must be accompanied by a certified leader at all times. We understand there may be newcomers who would like to observe, and we will do what we can to accommodate for this, but we encourage parents/guardians to allow their children to attend our programs on their own as much as possible.
Who can I talk to if I have a problem?
Plan to Protect is an annually updated policy customized for SCBC. The plan enforces abuse prevention and vulnerable sector protection. We believe that by equipping our team with effective and customized policies, procedures, and training, our church will become a safe community for all to enjoy.