General Information: Although operating camp safely and responsibly while COVID-19 still circulates in our communities is a challenge, we are confident that with the active partnership of everyone in our community, we will be successful and remain open! We are asking you to proactively choose camp, especially in the weeks prior to opening.
- Current COVID-19 Guidance for Overnight Camps: The Ministry of Health specifies that if one person tests positive with COVID at camp, the whole cohort must go home for 14 days of isolation. We are hopeful that these rules may become less restrictive prior to opening camp, however we must operate under the current rules.
- Camper/Staff Family Obligation: It is vital that each of us does everything possible to keep our campers COVID-free before camp. We know choices will sometimes be difficult– our children have been through so much this year! We are asking that when there are decisions about “get togethers” or travel or picnics, etc., everyone remembers our end goal is camp. Though there may be difficult choices in the short term, when our children are thriving at camp we know they will be grateful. It is every camp parent’s responsibility to help keep every child healthy at camp.
- Testing: We will provide more details about testing in the coming weeks, including: what kinds of tests, where to get them, etc, as we know more. We are doing our best to minimize the use of nasopharyngeal (far back of the nose) swabbing for in camp screening, but some may be needed. Note: Staff will receive a separate communication in the next week with details on timing and logistics for staff testing pre-camp.
- COVID Infections Since April 8, 2021: If you had a COVID infection within 90 days from the start of camp (April 8, 2021), you may not require testing. Please contact the camp office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID Surcharge: We will assess a $350 COVID Surcharge on each camper to help cover the extensive costs of testing and adapting camp to run safely.
(Campers who receive scholarship support will receive a communication in the coming weeks with more information on this surcharge).
Six-Week Session: The cost of our existing Six-Week Session is $8550+HST. Campers registered for the full summer will automatically be refunded at this rate.