As we write this, we are so excited this week to be opening our site in Muskoka for the 2021 season. This is always a special time of the year, and we are so pleased a small group of staff are currently doing essential work onsite through May and into June to prepare for the Summer Camp season. Meanwhile, next week, our Spring staff begin remote work at home to further develop and enhance programs, training, and many fun surprises that we are planning for Summer Camp 2021. We can’t wait to share more with you soon!
There is no doubt that the past few weeks have been challenging for everyone in Ontario. For many families, the current stay-at-home order has once again changed how your children are learning and how you are working. We know this is a difficult and stressful time for families, and we are thinking of you.
But, there are signs of brighter days ahead. In Ontario, the 7-day average of case counts is beginning to decrease, and each day sees more and more people receive their COVID-19 vaccine. We are heartened by the public health authorities who have suggested that current modelling gives them hope for the situation to be better for the Summer. We think all of this gives us good reason to look forward to a special season at Wenonah!
You may remember from previous emails that we have shared that the office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) for the Province of Ontario is working on guidance that will give direction for how overnight camps in Ontario will operate this year. While we hoped to have that guidance in hand by now it is not quite yet ready, but we do anticipate it will be available to us shortly. That guidance will inform many of the protocols we will have in place at Wenonah this Summer.