Thanks to so many of our July Camp families who have already completed your Final Forms & Details and submitted them to us! If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget that those forms are due by Friday, June 18.
We are following up today to share some amendments to the Family Handbook after further clarification from health officials. These updates clarify the requirements for campers to bring masks, minimize contacts, obtain PCR tests, and screen before Camp. Please take a moment to review this information.
What do I need to bring on my camper’s first day of Camp?
- Proof of your camper’s negative PCR test (from a participating pharmacy). These tests should be taken within four days of the start of Camp. This is explained in more detail below.
- Proof that your camper has passed the screening tool / questionnaire that you receive from us in advance of Camp.
- A supply of at least four non-medical masks (i.e., washable cloth masks – with at least two layers) regardless of the length of stay, or at least one medical mask for every day of your camper’s stay (i.e., disposable).
Can you tell me more about Wenonah’s COVID-19 policies and expectations?
- Campers are to take reasonable measures to limit their exposure to COVID-19 (i.e., reduce the chance of becoming infected by limiting contact with others outside of their household) for the 14-day period before arrival at Camp.
- Camper families are to provide proof of your camper’s negative PCR test (from a participating pharmacy). These tests should be taken within four days of the start of Camp.
- The Ministry of Health will cover the costs of these tests for people going to an overnight summer camp in Ontario and who get the specimen collection done at a participating pharmacy. Please review this information on participating pharmacies.
- This means that you should book your tests for these dates:
- June 30 (for those arriving on July 4)
- July 7 (for those arriving on July 11)
- July 14 (for those arriving on July 18)
- The proof of a negative PCR test result can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than by 4:00 pm on the day before your camper arrives at Wenonah
- If an emailed proof of the negative PCR test result is not received the day before by 4:00 pm, your camper must bring a printed proof of the negative PCR test with them to Camp or to the bus stop.
- Camp families are also to bring proof that your camper has passed the screening tool / questionnaire that you receive from us (asking questions about recent symptoms, travel and exposure to people with COVID-19) with them to Camp or to the bus stop completed on their first day of Camp. We will send details on the screening process as Camp approaches.
- Please send your camper to Camp with a supply of at least four non-medical masks (i.e., washable cloth masks – with at least two layers) regardless of the length of stay or at least one medical mask (i.e., disposable) for every day of your stay that they can wear in larger group settings beyond their cohort, based on the guidelines in Public Health Ontario’s Preventing COVID-19: Tips for children attending school.
- Of note, staff follow these same requirements (and, in addition, will have a second PCR test before Camp).
- There is no expectation that campers’ household members minimize contacts in the 14-day period before Camp, or undertake any testing, even if they are dropping campers off.
We have updated our Family Handbook to reflect these clarifications. Please review the updated version here.
Final Forms & Details resources: