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Summer Camps in Meaford!

Municipal Summer Camp 2022 Registration Opens: March 22, 9:00 am

Save $40 when you register before May 27!
Discount Code: CAMPEARLYBIRD

Discount code must be applied that time of registration. 

At this time 2021 COVID-19 restrictions and procedures remain in place for all Summer Camps and have been updated in Spring 2022.

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COVID-19 Guidelines & Requirements 

We have established protocols for operations during this time, and are taking the appropriate precautions to ensure we are keeping campers, staff and instructors safe. Based on the guidelines provided by the Grey Bruce Health Unit and Provincial Health Guidelines, we have established lower ratios and capacity, physical distancing, screening and enhanced facility cleaning. Protocols have been established based on the Ministry of Health’s Guidance for Summer Day Camps.

These protocols are subject to change, as the situation continues to evolve.

 Camper Information

At the time of registration parents/guardians will be required to complete regular Summer Camp - Camper Information Form. Included in the form will be a Declaration of Health Rules form to educate families on COVID-19 Guidelines and Requirements in place for camp to protect campers and others from COVID-19. 

 Camp Cohorts
Due to the nature of municipal camps, camps are already small in size. Municipal camp cohorts will never exceed 20 campers. Cohorts will not interact with other camps. 
 Screening

Each day, screening will be conducted for campers prior to the start of camp or at drop-off. 

  • Families are encouraged to complete screenings electronically and prior to arriving to camp.
  • We encourage only one parent/guardian to complete drop-off and pick-up where possible.
  • Parents/guardians are not permitted to enter any facility. Staff will escort campers to their program area.

Should you arrive outside your camp drop-off or pick-up times please: 

Call: 519-5380-0463

Email: summercamp@meaford.ca 

Text: 519-375-0923

 Play
Most camp activities will take place outdoors, with the exception of baking and cooking camps. Emphasis will be placed on independent activities, where campers can physically distance. 
 Enhanced Cleaning

All current infection prevention and control practices will be adhered to. This includes but is not limited to: 

  • Ensuring all toys and equipment are made of material that can be cleaned and disinfected or are single use.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of shared toys, equipment and frequently touched items at a minimum of twice daily.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces at a minimum of twice daily.
  • Cleaning logs to track cleaning and sanitization.
  • Promotion of frequent hand washing.
 Exclusion from Camps

Campers who are showing symptoms of COVID-19, or who have been in contact with someone showing symptoms of COVID-19, will not be allowed to attend camp. The Grey Bruce Health Unit will be contacted for any suspected case or any camper showing symptoms and further steps will be taken with direction from them.

Campers who become symptomatic at camp will be taken to a designated sick room/area. Parents/guardians will be contacted and asked to pick up camper within one (1) hour. Campers will be permitted to return to camp with a doctor’s note or a negative COVID-19 test result.

Campers with seasonal allergies are permitted to attend camp. If symptoms of allergies are greater than normal, the camper will not be allowed to attend the program. These allergies should be indicated on the Camper Information Form as well as frequent symptoms of the allergy.

Should a staff member deny entry to camp based on screening symptoms, a refund will be given for the day of denial and any following days as deemed necessary for the safety of the other campers. If a camper is sent home early due to the onset of above normal symptoms, a refund will also be processed for any missed days.

Other Sickness:

If your child becomes sick with anything other than COVID-19, regular communicable disease protocol will be followed. Depending on the sickness, a doctor’s note or clear Daily Health Screening will be accepted. Refunds will not be processed.
 PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Staff & Instructors

All staff and instructors will wear non-medical face masks/face coverings and gloves when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Campers

Masks are not mandatory for campers, however we ask that you send your child with a mask. In the event it becomes difficult to physically distance, masks/face coverings may be mandatory in certain settings. 
Considerations Prior to Registration
Is my child able to physically distance?

Physical distancing is a safety guideline during camp. Campers will be placed in groups of 10-15 campers and will be required to keep 2m apart. 

Will my child be able to adhere to new health standards and practices?

Frequent hand washing and daily screening of campers will take place. These items must be completed under the provincial guidelines. If a camper is unable to meet these guidelines they will not be able to attend camp. Additionally if a child becomes sick at camp they will be placed in a separate room, until a parent/caregiver is able to pick them up. We understand that these practices may be challenging for some campers. 

Does my child have a pre-existing health condition that makes them higher risk?

Certain health conditions place your child at a higher risk of both contracting COVID-19 and/or becoming seriously ill should they contract the virus. Please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread for more information on this.

Although we will do our very best to ensure the safety of your child, it is important to note that nothing can be done with 100% certainty to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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