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Camp COVID-19 Protocol
Active Scholars’ Summer Camp 2021 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 2021 COVID-19 protocol prior to the commencement of Summer Camp 2021. All training will be done in line with Health and Safety guidelines.
PPE: Staff will be provided with masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and face shields. In instances where a 2 meter distance cannot be ensured, staff are required to wear a face mask. Face shields will also 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 2021 will take place in groups no larger than permitted by the Ministry of Health guidelines.
Drop off & Pick Up: All campers will be required to clear the Covid Health Screen (provided by Active Scholars) daily prior to entering camp premises. Parents/guardians will remain in the parking lot, staying in their vehicles or outside keeping 2 meters apart during drop off and pick up. Camp counsellors 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 who is wearing PPE. Pick up and drop off will be conducted with physical distancing. Arrangements may be made via telephone for early pick up, if required.
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. Campers must fill their water bottles and drink from the bottles, not the spout of the water fountain. All campers must have their own food, with no shared foods, including condiments. Physical distancing of 2 meters will be kept while eating. When physical distancing of 2 meters cannot be ensured, campers and staff will be required to wear gloves and a mask or face shield.
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. Equipment will be spread out in various areas, to encourage physical distancing and limit the mixing of cohorts.
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.