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Our Plans for a Safe Summer 2021

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  1.  We will ask all campers to provide their own lunch/snacks daily. We believe that this is a simple way to reduce transmission.  (We apologize to you- our parents for this- we know that not making lunch is a treat, but for us the possibility of transmission just isn’t worth the risk at this time). 

  2. We are only accepting campers who are six years and older as of July 5, 2021. With our reduced numbers this year, we needed to adjust our age limits. We apologize to younger siblings who were excited to come to camp. We hope to see you Summer 2022!

  3. ‘I’ll take deposits for 50’. Currently we’re only asking for a $50 deposit per child, per week. With the ongoing pandemic we continue to be prudent and do not want to be in the unfortunate position of having to refund large sums of money to parents, thus accruing credit card processing fees. We have a $1 credit card processing fee as it stands. For example if you register 3 children for one week of camp each the total deposit would be $150, however $3 would be non-refundable. We will require the camp to be paid in full, mid June. 

  4. No-Sweat Refunds- We normally require a full two weeks notice to receive a full refund. However, for this summer if you need to cancel due to COVID 19 illness or exposure we offer a full refund. For example, if your child had a potential COVID-19 exposure and was required to self-isolate during the time they were registered for our camp, you would receive a full refund without notice.

More Changes for 2021

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As of today, Multisport, Tennis and Art Camps will run weekly from July 5 until September 3, 2021.

 

As stated in our email from March 4 we continue to fine-tune our COVID-19 precautions. Please review this email to see how we will be keeping your kids safe this summer. We will also be following both the Ottawa Public Health and provincial public health policies as well as the Ontario Camps Association COVID-19 protocols to ensure that we have a safe summer and minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. 

Which Camp and When?

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Capital Camps is committed to implementing increased safety procedures and policies to minimize health risks and to provide your child with an amazing summer camp experience. We are committed to doing all that we can to make Capital Camps as safe as we possibly can this summer.

Delivering a Safe Experience

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As we know, the information surrounding COVID-19 is constantly changing and evolving. Our planning for summer 2021 uses the latest COVID-19 best practices. As information changes and evolves, so too will our plans for the summer to reflect current information.

We are working closely with our provincial and local health officials along with the Ontario Camps Association (OCA) to develop plans and protocols so that we can safely operate in-person this summer. Our owner and director, Aaron Shaughnessy, is a member of the OCA COVID-19 Discussion group, and is working alongside a team of camp professionals, including our own summer medical team, to put proper guidance in place for a safe and healthy summer. In this work with the OCA, Aaron has had the opportunity to work closely with a team from Sick Children’s Hospital and the Ministry of Health including pediatricians and infectious disease specialists. We are also benefiting from resources available to us from the American Camp Association (ACA), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and other day camps that ran in 2020 to create the safest camp experience possible.

Using the Experts

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Throughout our 20-year history, Capital Camps’ primary focus has been delivering a safe experience for campers and staff. Summer 2021 will call for additional considerations in the areas of health and safety as guided by the requirements of Public Health. Given these additional safety measures, some aspects of summer 2021 will look and feel different. It is our goal to maintain the spirit and traditions of a Capital Camps experience where campers will benefit from being kids again – enjoying our camp setting, among friends old and new, and participating in fun camp activities.

Closer to the summer, we will release our detailed COVID-19 Safety Guide.

Here are some key elements and main considerations of our safety planning:

  • Our large indoor and outdoor locations will allow for a natural advantage to provide open-air, outdoor activities and allows for physical distancing amongst groups

  • Cohort groupings reflecting necessary small group requirements

  • Daily home and camp health screenings

  • Implementation of required use of face coverings

  • Increased availability and implementation of handwashing and sanitizing procedures

  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols/schedules

  • Additional activity supplies and equipment to reduce common touch surfaces

  • Extensive staff training in safety procedures and best practices including specific education related to COVID-19

  • Camp-wide signage to reinforce safety procedures and hygiene

  • Regular open communication between camp and home

  • Applying the necessary COVID-19 Public Health protocols should a case of infection be identified

  • Working closely with the local Public Health department before and during camp

Primary Components of a Safe Summer

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Registration is now open! Please click here to see what camps are available for summer 2021. 

Registration is now OPENED

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At Capital Camps, we pride ourselves in communicating with families in a transparent, thoughtful, and thorough manner. We remain committed to open dialogue and communication with families every step of the way.

Rest assured that we will continue to keep families well informed leading up to Summer 2021. Information sharing as it relates to health and safety will be a priority, and we can’t wait to also share updates about all of the camp fun that we are so eager and excited to return to.

We are always happy to discuss any questions or concerns you have about the upcoming summer. Feel free to reach out to us at 613-276-4307 or by email at aaron@capitalcamps.ca .

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