FAQ: We know you have questions, and we have answers!
Q: Will my child have to wear a mask?
A: Masks, while encouraged, are not required. We understand that for many children, wearing a mask is restrictive and uncomfortable (and in some cases, almost impossible!)
Q: What PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will Camp Counsellors have?
A: All Camp Counsellors will be required to wear a face shield while indoors. They will also be equipped with face masks and gloves.
Q: How are you enforcing the 2m distance rule? Won’t that be hard to do with kids?!
A: Our goal is to promote physical distancing whenever possible, by distanced seating and cubbies, floor/room signs, and regular rule review. The truth of the matter is, physical distancing is difficult for everyone—especially our kids! But, we will do our best to uphold this standard, while recognizing that it will be difficult for some.
Q: What sanitizing products are being used? Are they kid safe?
A: All of our cleaning and sanitizing products are from Buckeye International, and are kid safe. In fact, they are what we have always used! All of our high touch surfaces are treated with AEGIS. Fun fact: the same product is used to treat the inside of ambulances!
Q: What happens if my child needs assistance where a 2m’s distance may not be possible?
A: Although, physical distancing will always be encouraged, The Ontario Ministry Of Health has deemed it permissible for physical contact between members of the same cohort, so long as PPE is being used (ie. gloves, mask, face shield)
Q: My child does not like the cohort they are in, can they switch cohorts?
A: Unfortunately, once a child has entered a cohort, they are unable to switch to another cohort. The 10 members of a cohort must remain together for the week.
Q: Drop-off transitions can be difficult for my child, can I drop-off my child to their classroom?
A: This year, due to strict screening protocols, we are unable to allow parents/guardians past the exterior doors. We know that for some children, this will be intimidating. We recommend that parents/guardians review the Drop-Off process with their child before arriving to help prepare them for this new experience (These procedures are found in our camp welcome email, sent out a week before camp begins.)
Q: What do I do if I wish to pick up my child early?
A: Ideally, you will let us know in the morning upon drop-off so we are able to have your child ready for an early pick-up. This year, parents will not be permitted to enter the building to request an early pick-up, and for this reason a doorbell has been installed outside of the east entrance. We ask that parents/guardians ring the doorbell for assistance should they arrive early.
Q: What does the camp’s water play entail?
A: This year we are keeping things simple. We will have various sprinkler devices available for children who wish to cool down outside and participate in water play! No kiddie pools, water slides, water tables or shared water toys will be used.
Q: There are so many things my child can’t do because of COVID-19, what are some things they CAN do??
A: GREAT QUESTION! Each day our camp day will offer a variety of activities including science experiments, art projects, woodworking, games, sports, water play, outdoor activities, Bible lessons, outdoor worship/singing, and snack time! We are getting creative this summer to ensure all activities comply with social distancing and government guidelines.
If you have any other questions or inquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org