Posted on: June 17, 2020 | Return to News
The 2020 Summer Day Camp program will take place July 6 – August 14, 2020.
Camp Kaleidoscope – This camp is for children who have completed kindergarten and Grade 1 as of June 29, 2020.
Camp Courageous – This camp is for children who have completed grades 2 and 3 as of June 29, 2020.
Camp Adventure – This camp is for children who have completed grades 4, 5, and 6 as of June 29, 2020.
Camps will run for 6 weeks, from July 6 – August 14, 2020 at the Conception Bay South Arena, 13 Graham Mifflin Drive. Unfortunately, the school facilities used for the camp program in the past are currently unavailable to the Town. However, the Town will continue to look for additional locations for the camp throughout the summer, and if potential locations are made available, the Town will look into these options further.
Due to restrictions put in place by the provincial government, the Summer Day Camp Program will be working at a reduced capacity to ensure all safety measures can be maintained. As COVID-19 Alert levels change, the Town may at any time change these details to ensure provincial health compliance.
Camp activities will run from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily. If needed, parents can use early drop-off and late pick-up times at no additional cost. Earliest drop-off is 7:45 a.m. and latest pick up is 5:15 p.m.
Cost is $125 per child per week and $100 for any additional children in the same household.
Registration for Summer Day Camp will open for Conception Bay South residents on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. through the Town’s online registration system.
In preparation for online registration, please ensure your account is completed in full by visiting our online registration provider.
You can register your children in the same camp, however, please note that all activities will be geared toward the age group of the camp (i.e. if you put your Grade 5 (Camp Adventure) into same camp as your Grade 1 (Camp Kaleidoscope) then they would be playing games and doing activities geared to grades 1 NOT the grade 5). This is to facilitate family bubbles wherever possible, and as requested by parents.
Frequently Asked Questions
In this unprecedented time, we understand the importance of providing guardians information to make informed decisions about recreational programming. If you require more information email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist.
Q: How do I get more information about this year’s program?
Detailed information will be available on this web page in the near future. The participant information package will include all relevant information. Stay tuned!
Q: Are there extra supplies my child will need to bring to camp?
Yes, we are requesting that in addition to personal items such as hat, water bottle and sunscreen, participants also need to bring a labeled bottle of hand sanitizer for their use. Hand sanitizer will be on site and at entrances of facilities. Public health guidelines do not permit handling of food therefore staff will not provide utensils or microwaves for heating of lunches. Children will not be required to wear a mask to camp but they are welcome to, if they so choose.
Q: What is the expectation of social distancing in the program for participants?
Children will be assigned a leader group to stay with for the entire week. The number of participants in the leader group is 1 staff to 5 children (1:5). This will support promotion of good hygiene practices and provide extra attention to participants, many of whom are learning the expectation and skills of social distancing. We will use visual cues and signage to support children in understanding social distancing concepts. Within each leader group, children will not be required to social distance. At times each leader group may join with one other leader group for a larger group activity where, social distancing will be encouraged. Day camp schedules have been arranged to avoid the entire group of campers being together in a large group.
Q: What cleaning measures are in place?
Facilities and equipment will be cleaned daily in accordance with public health guidelines. Additional attention will be given to high use areas such as washrooms, doorknobs, tables and chairs. Children will be assigned their own space where they will eat, keep their belongings, and be provided with individual art materials and or tabletop games for their exclusive use.
Q: Will there be any changes to the pickup and drop off of camp participants?
Yes, we have an established plan to allow for social distancing of guardians. It is requested that one guardian be identified to provide pick up and drop off for the child each day. Daily, COVID-19 related screening questions will be required for participants to answer prior to entry.
Q: What activities will be provided?
Staff have planned a busy schedule of activities with a focus on physical activity, fundamental movements, art and fun. Outdoor play is a key element of the program and we are hopeful for great weather; however, poor weather plans are developed. Due to public health restrictions in Alert Level 3, children will not be permitted use playgrounds; green space is preferred with mobile equipment that can be readily cleaned. Indoor pools are not scheduled to open until Alert Level 2 and therefore, campers will not be swimming. For the safety of staff and participants, offsite trips are suspended.
Q: What if a participant exhibits symptoms in a program?
During registration, guardians must identify participants who have underlying health conditions and/or present symptoms due to allergies. If a child displays COVID-19 related symptoms during the program the following will be adhered to:
Staff who present symptoms will be removed and must self-isolate as per guidelines based on the current public health alerts. In accordance with public health guidelines staff will report any such incidents as required.
Q. How will camps be divided?
To ensure program groups operate a safe distance from one another, in accordance with the guidelines set out by the provincial government, the Conception Bay South Arena will be divided into camp areas.
Q. What are the capacities of each camp program?
The 3 camps, Kaleidoscope, Courageous, and Adventure will have space for a total of 30 combined participants per week. This total may increase as alert levels change. It is highly recommended to utilize the Town’s waitlist.
For further details, please contact the Recreation and Leisure Services Department at 834-6500 ext. 601 or e-mail email@example.com.