FAQ: We know you have questions, and we have answers!
Q: Will my child have to wear a mask?
A: Children Grade 1-6 will be required to wear a non-medical or cloth mask covering both the nose and mouth while in the building. When 2m distance can be maintained outdoors, children may remove their masks. Children in kindergarten are not required to wear a mask, however it is highly encouraged.
Q: What PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will Camp Counsellors have?
A: All Camp Counsellors will be required to wear a non-medical or cloth mask as well as eye protection. They will also carry disposable gloves, to use as needed.
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: How will lunch be handled?
A: All cohorts will be eating lunch in their separate classrooms. Before lunch all children will be required to wash their hands. All children will be sat a minimum of 2m distance from other members of their cohort.
Q: How often will high touch surfaces be cleaned?
A: Washrooms and common areas will be sanitized a minimum of twice a day. Equipment/rooms shared between cohorts will be sanitized between each use.
Q: Will the outdoor playground be used?
A: Yes! Each cohort will have a designated day of the week they are allowed to use the outdoor playground.
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. That is why we ask that you make a cohort request known before the first day of camp.
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: 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!
If you have any other questions or inquiries please email our Kids' Camp Director, Julian David, at: email@example.com