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Summer Camps Will Run: Our Covid-19 Protocols

 Children and instructors will not come to program if showing any signs or symptoms 

  • Parents are required to screen their children at home each day before program (check temperature and symptoms of cough or breathing difficulties)
  • Parents will answer daily screening questions upon arrival and will be turned away if responses put others at risk (contact with someone with suspected or probable case of Covid-19 and any signs/symptoms)
  • Children exhibiting symptoms during program will be isolated from the group and a staff will request parent pick up immediately
  • Instructors exhibiting symptoms or coming into contact with someone with Covid-19 will not return to program and a substitute will take their place

Instructor to child ratio will be 1 instructor to 5-7 kids

  • Since groups will be smaller than previous years, friend requests for groups may not be possible and we will not accommodate group switches after the first day of camp

Sanitation will be maintained

  • Instructors will carry hand sanitizer at all times and will ask kids to sanitize hands upon arrival, before snack, lunch, and 2 hours after lunch
  • Children are asked to pack hand sanitizer and keep it accessible
  • Instructors will carry personal masks and extras, and will wear them if not able to physically distance
  • Instructors will carry gloves and wear them when appropriate
  • No food, drink, tools, clothing, gear or supplies will be shared
  • Instructors will remind kids to limit touching their faces, use tissue when needed, and properly dispose of used tissue or paper towels
  • PPE can be sent with kids and we can educate around PPE if a child is using it, but it is optional

The Provincial Health Authority states, “Wearing cloth or homemade mask, particularly children, is not recommended. There is limited evidence outside of health care settings and only in uncontrolled situations where physical distancing between adults cannot be maintained for extended periods of time (greater than 15 minutes with a person who has probable or lab confirmed COVID-19). Wearing one is a personal choice,” and “Managing students with complex behaviours, on a delegated care plan or experiencing a health emergency may require staff to be in close physical proximity with the student. No additional personal protective equipment beyond normal universal precautions are required.” 

Physical distance will be maintained

  • Instructors will ensure that children are 2 meters apart or with ample space between them
  • Parents will be asked to drop off kids and leave right away to prevent gathering in groups
  • Children who exhibits behaviour that is not conductive to physical distancing and who needs support will either be asked to attend with another adult or not come to program
  • Instructors will have tarps for their small groups for kids to take turns underneath on rainy days, and proper clothing is a priority

Contact-less games

  • Games and activities will be altered to avoid tagging and close contact

Contact-less sign in

  • Parents will line up with their children 2 meters away from the family in front to sign in before the child can head to their instructor
  • Sign in will be done by making visual eye contact and speaking with the on-site Director

No big group time

  • Unlike previous years, we will not spend the mornings in a large group. Small groups will head off together with their instructors once their group is complete

Potluck & t-shirts 

  • We will not have a potluck with the big group, but it may be possible with each small group
  • We will not be ordering new t-shirts and will provide t-shirts from last year or issue a refund