Town cancels summer camps, alternatives being explored
With the safety of children and staff at the forefront, the Town of Georgina has made the decision to cancel all 2020 summer registered programs and aquatic lessons including the existing line-up of summer camp opportunities due to COVID-19. The ROC Challenge Course and Georgina Leisure Pool will also remain closed for the summer season and will remain closed until further notice.
Recreation staff are reviewing the summer camp structure and are working diligently to create new ‘COVID-19’ protocol compliant camp experiences with a focus on outdoor activities. Staff will ensure the strictest of health measures are incorporated into the re-design of alternative camp experiences, following guidelines and protocols developed in conjunction with public health officials, and Ontario Ministry of Labour.
It is anticipated the new camp experiences will be offered commencing mid-July pending the current provincial Declaration of Emergency and lifting of current provincial restrictions. Refunds will be provided to all preregistered families and will be distributed over the next three weeks.
Further details on alternative camp experiences will be shared in the coming weeks.
For the latest information on the impact of COVID-19 on the Town, visit georgina.ca/COVID-19.
All camp staff are certified with Standard First Aid and CPR C, High Five - Principles of Healthy Child Development, a positive Vulnerable Sector Screening, and have attended training sessions. Our staff are energetic and are ready to provide a fun amazing positive experience for all campers and parents. Interested in joining our team? Check out our Current Opportunities.
Things To Know
Before and after care - One hour before and after care will be provided for most camps for an additional fee.
Nut Aware Policy - The Town of Georgina Recreation and Culture Department has adopted a "Nut Aware" policy for all camps and programs. Participants are asked not to bring food products that may contain nuts or traces of nuts (peanuts included) to a Town program or camp. Should items that contain nuts be found, the product will be removed from the camp area and returned to the Parent/Guardian at the end of the day.
Sign in and sign out - Campers must be signed in and out of camp each day (photo ID required). Parents are requested to notify the camp supervisor (in writing) of people who could possibly be picking up campers from camp and they too must present photo ID.
Late pick ups - All campers must be picked up on time or a late fee will apply. Extended care is available if needed.
Inclusion needs and medical concerns - We are dedicated to providing an integrated camp experience for any camper with special needs. Please ensure that all medical concerns and/or special needs of campers are completely documented at the time of registration and discussed with the Child/Youth Recreation Programmer at 905-476-4301 ext. 2238. A camp staff member will contact you prior to camp starting to confirm arrangements to be made with staff. Should your child require one-on-one support, we will do our best to arrange for assistance with a Camp Inclusion Counsellor. Visit our Accessibility Inclusion page for more information on inclusion support and becoming a program buddy.
What to pack:
- Water bottle (labelled and refillable)
- Closed toed shoes (running shoes)
- Sandals for the splash pad
- Swimsuit and change of clothes
- Bug spray
- Nut free snacks and lunch
In preparation for a positive camp experience, please review the specific newsletter which your child is registered for.
Camp Participant Information forms and waivers
The first day of summer camp can be very hectic, please come prepared with a signed copy or your child’s registration form which includes their emergency contact information, authorized pick ups and anything else we need to know to help make the morning run smooth.
|Camp Participant Information Form|