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Camp COVID-19 Protocol
Active Scholars’ Summer Camp 2023 will take place with health and safety precautions in place, guided by the Provincial Government and Ministry of Health.
Staff Training: All staff will be provided with training on Active Scholars’ Summer Camp 2023 COVID-19 protocol prior to the commencement of Summer Camp 2023. All training will be done in line with Health and Safety guidelines.
PPE: Masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and face shields will be available for staff to wear if they so choose. As per the Staff Training section in the protocol, staff will be trained on proper use of PPE. If any gloves, face shields, or masks are damaged or soiled, they will be replaced. Face shields will be disinfected frequently according to Ministry of Health Guidelines and at the beginning and end of each day. If face shields are damaged, they will be replaced.
Camp Ratios: Summer Camp 2023 will take place in groups no larger than permitted by the Ministry of Health guidelines.
Drop off & Pick Up: Parents/guardians will remain in the parking lot, staying in their vehicles or outside during drop off and pick up. Camp counselors will ensure campers aren’t released without seeing their parent/guardian.
Entrances & Exits: All entrances will be equipped with hand sanitizer and controlled by a trained staff member.
Meals: All staff and campers will wash or sanitize hands before and after eating. All campers must bring their own water bottles that are labeled. All campers must have their own food, with no shared foods, including condiments.
Equipment: Active Scholars will ensure that all equipment used in camp are made of material that is easily disinfected. Staff and campers will be encouraged to limit their use of shared equipment. Any shared equipment will be disinfected after each use. If there are single-use supplies, they will be disposed of at the end of each use.
Cleaning & Disinfecting: Active Scholars will increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all areas. All staff taking part in cleaning and disinfecting will be trained on proper methods and locations. Shared spaces will be disinfected between each use. If the area is visibly soiled, it will be cleaned prior to it being disinfected.
Communication: All communication with parents, guardians and caregivers will be made via telephone or internet (electronically). When communication cannot take place electronically, it will take place with physical distancing measures in place. Parents, guardians and caregivers can call Senior Staff via their work phones to communicate urgent matters.