SUMMER 2020: CAMP IS ON!!!

Updated June 17, 2020

AV Family,

We are so excited to announce that camp is ON! WAHOO!

Here are our policies and safety procedures this summer:

1. Reduced total number of individuals on site by approximately 75%

2. Smaller cabin groups 7 - 8 campers with 2 staff: the June 1 guidance document has confirmed that groups of 10 (8 campers + 2 staff) will be the maximum.

3. Strict sessions, with no partial sessions available, to minimize campers coming and going from groups

We are offering the following sessions:

Session 4: August 24 to September 4 (2 weeks)
Unfortunately we cannot make exceptions to the Session dates. 

4. Eliminating contact between groups:
Each group will have one designated shaded area outside, with its own picnic table, sport, art and cleaning supplies. All access to the building will be permanently open, so no doors are touched. Most of the programming will occur outside, with activity instructors coming to groups' areas, but maintaining physically distant while leading their activities.

5. Additional Cleaning/Disinfecting Procedures:
There will be additional outdoor hand washing stations around camp, with additional staff cleaning any equipment or surfaces that has been touched before the next group comes. Proper hand-washing will be taught, and counsellors will require their campers to wash their hands before and after each activity, at a minimum.
Individuals who are not staff nor camper, including caregivers, will not be able to come on to the campgrounds

6. Swim:
We will only use our small wadding pool every other day for a fun swim. There will only be one group in the pool at one time, again to minimize campers coming in contact with any other individuals outside of their own cabin group. We are not able to offer swimming lessons this summer.

7. Behavioural Management:
For the safety of all the individuals on site, we can not have campers running off from their group or not following safe procedures instructed by their counsellors. As a result, we will have a strict behaviour policy at camp, with no exceptions.

8. Transportation:
We will not be able to provide busing to and from camp, as that would expose campers to many other campers not in their cabin groups.
Likewise, we will not be able to provide extended care.

We will be creating 3 drop off and pick up slots to minimize crowding. Campers will be picked up and dropped off in a kiss-and-ride system directly from family cars. Families will be asked their preferred camp timing upon registration. All campers in one group will be given the same slot.

8:30am - 3:30pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:30am - 4:30pm

9. Daily Screening
Each day, parents will be asked a set of questions as set by Public Health, as they drop their campers off at camp. Each child's temperature will be taken by contactless thermometer before they exit the vehicle. Staff will go through the same screening process each day

10. Rain:
We have developed a safe plan when it rains, again to ensure that no groups bump into or cross paths with another group. However, if the forecast for a particular day looks like a lot of rain, we may cancel the whole day in advance.

11. Do you have spots available for my child?

Right now availability in Session 2 (June 29 - July 24) is limited for all age groups. You may not get your choice of drop off/pick up time. Because registrations are coming in quickly, and everything changes hourly, we cannot comment on availability for your child's age group or time slot at any given time. If you submit a registration form, we will confirm with you via email in less than 24 hours.

 

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