Have a question or need help? You have come to the right place. Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions.

What is the Gymnastics Ontario/BKGC Admin Fee?

Barrie Kempettes is a member of Gymnastics Ontario and is charged for this. This charge is an annual fee (July 1st – June 30th). This membership means that your child is also a member of Gymnastics Ontario.

2021 - 2022 Season - July 1st, 2021 - June 30th, 2022

Athlete - $52.00

Parent (For participants in Gym Babies, Bouncing Babies, Parent n Tots, Jumping Juniors & Primary) - $32.00

Are there any age restrictions?

Children must be the correct age for the selected program or 30 days after the session begins. A birth certificate may be requested to verify the child's age.

Can I stay and watch my child ?

At this time there is NO in house viewing. Zoom viewing links will be emailed out for you with expectations and responsibilities that must be followed.

Can I take pictures?

The BKGC will no longer allow picture taking or video taping during our programs. This is an effort to preserve people’s rights to privacy and is in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

How do I register ?

All registration is encouraged to take place ONLINE through our Uplifter System https://barriekempettes.uplifterinc.com/. You will be required to create an account (under parent/guardians name) and then add your child(ren) as the participant.

If you wish to have assistance with your registration we ask the you email the Main Office at barriekempettes@csolve.net or give us a call at 705-726-0370.

Please note that when registering you will be charged a Mandatory Fundraising Fee, which is 1 Kash for Kempettes ticket per session, that will be required to be picked up at our facility. This will be communicated to you by email.

Is Financial Assistance available?

For families requesting assistance in paying for registration fees, please visit the Kidsport and Jumpstart websites for more information.

Is there a sibling discount?

Yes! A 10% sibling discount will be applied on 2 or more children and will be based on the lowest program fee. Family discounts do not apply to pro-rated fees or day camps.

Is there a transfer fee?

A $25 Transfer Fee will be charged should you wish to switch programs. This must be paid for prior to your child being moved.

What are the payment options?

Payments can be made by Cash, E-Transfer, Visa, MasterCard

E-Transfer are to be sent to barriekempettes@csolve.net.

What does my child need to bring with them ?


  • ·Hand Sanitizer
  • ·Personal Water Bottle – Filled & labelled (you will not have access to the water fountain)
  • ·Mask – Mandatory
  • ·Extra Mask – in case one becomes soiled
  • ·Plastic bag big enough to place footwear in (Shoes/Boots)
  • ·Non Slip Socks recommended
  • ·Yoga Mat/Beach Towel (labelled)


  • ·Grips & wrist bands (If you have them)
  • ·Chalk and water for bars will NOT be available.

Please note that we are asking Athletes to come dressed, ready to train and limit the amount of items bring brought into the facility.

If athletes do come with clothes on, they will need to be removed at the front door and all clothing must be placed at the athletes designated area and number. This will include a tray for their footwear.

Change rooms will strictly be used for washrooms and a pathway into the gym. Lockers and storage in the Change rooms will NOT be allowed at this time.

What is the refund policy?

(GO/BKGC Admin Fees/Fundraisers are non-refundable)
For Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer Evening Programs, you will receive a full refund less a $35.00 administration fee if your request is received in the main office, in writing, 1 week prior to the start of the first class. If you decide to cancel less than 1 week before the first class, you will receive a 50% refund of the program cost. No refunds will be issued once the 2nd class has started. Classes may be cancelled due to low registration. You will be offered a full refund, a transfer into another class based on its availability or a credit note. Once program have started, if the final registration numbers are insufficient to continue running the program, you will be given the choice to switch into another time slot/day or accept a credit note/refund for the program fee only, that will be pro-rated. We cannot make up classes or issue refunds/credit notes that are cancelled due to inclement weather or for reasons beyond our control. If you are cancelling due to medical reasons, a written note accompanied by a doctor's note must be submitted to the main office in order to receive a pro-rated refund of the program most and must be received prior to the completion of the current session in which you are registered for. Medical refunds are based on the date your written notice was received, not back to the last day the child attended class. No credits or refunds will be issued for missed classes.

What should my child wear?

All female gymnasts are encouraged to wear a one-piece body suit however, t-shirts and shorts are acceptable.

Male gymnasts are asked to wear sport shorts and T-shirt (tucked in). Clothing that is tightly fitted is preferred so gymnasts are not concerned about clothing falling off while they are swinging or upside-down.

No skating dresses, body suits with skirts, skirts, jeans, shorts or pants with belts, buckles or zippers.

Bare feet or non slip socks. No gymnastic slippers, stockings or ballet slippers are necessary.

Long hair must be tied back during class.

Absolutely NO jewellery (including friendship bracelets) to be worn. Hoop earrings MUST be removed prior to class or be taped. Studs are acceptable. If your child wears a medical alert ID, leave it on and we will tape it on for safety.

What to except when dropping your child off at their first day at the BKGC ?

Plan to show up 10 minutes prior to the beginning of your child's class, dressed ready to go!

All athletes will enter through the Main Gym (Unit #6) by lining up on the socially distanced lines outside.

Online Screening is required before entering the facility. Online Screening for Barrie Kempette's (google.com) Temperature checks will be completed and documented. (Parents accompaning their child in our PreSchool programs must fill out the Online Screening for the child and themselves)

Athletes will be assigned a number for the day, as well as a number/colour for their belongings. Athletes will be directed to following the directional cues with the assistance from a Volunteer to bring them to where they will wait for their coach.

FlipSide athletes will go up the stairs, down the hallway and wait in the upstairs lobby of the FlipSide (Unit #7) until their coach calls them down. All belongings will be brought with you as you will be exiting through the FlipSide (Unit #7) front doors.

Main Gym athletes will be exiting from the WEST side door of the building (Unit #6) in a Kiss in Ride style. Parents are to drive NORTH and athletes are to enter the vehicle from the passenger side. Parents are to continue driving NORTH and around the building to exit the parking lot. You will NOT be able to turn around.

At this time there is no in house viewing. Zoom viewing links will be emailed out for you with expectations and responsibilities that must be followed.

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