Running camp during the COVID-19 pandemic has been no easy task, but we have been able to create a safe and exciting environment. Summer 2020, 2021 and 2022 have all been a huge success!
Below are the steps we take to ensure a safe environment for all campers and staff members:
- Campers are in cohorts of no more than 15 campers plus staff.
- Each cohort has their own indoor room that is not shared with other cohorts.
- Cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces multiple times throughout the day, such as doorknobs, light switches, and bathrooms.
- Promoting regular, proper hand washing and hand hygiene.
- Ensuring all equipment and supplies used are made of a material that can be cleaned, and cleaning of these items are carried out frequently, and after each cohort use.
- Maximizing outdoor activities to ensure the health and safety of all campers and staff – All 4 heated, salt water swimming pools are outdoors.
- Screening of all individuals, including campers, staff, parents/guardians, and visitors upon arrival before entering the camp.
- Training all staff on COVID-19 prevention procedures in accordance with Public Health guidelines.
- Ensuring that staff and campers do not come to camp if they are sick or showing any symptoms of COVID-19. They must contact Telehealth or a Healthcare Professional and follow their guidance – a negative COVID-19 test result may be required before returning to camp.
- If a camper or staff member is showing signs and symptoms of COVID-19 during the camp day, they will be isolated and monitored by a Registered Nurse in the camp Health Centre, and will require immediate pick-up (within 1 hour).
Crestwood Valley Day Camp reserves the right to make changes to our Health and Safety Protocols for summer 2023 as updates are made by the Ministry of Health and/or Toronto Public Health. At this time, for summer 2023 there is no mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place. If changes do occur, they will be communicated to Crestwood families and staff.