We are planning for camp to open on July 12th, 2021 and are daily considering the dynamic situation of the pandemic. We are in regular contact with multiple medical professionals and follow all public health recommendations and government mandates. We are ready to respond to a number of different scenarios and we, as well as our advisors, are confident in our plan to be fully operational in 2021.
Typically our camp is 50% outdoors and 50% indoors. This year we are planning our schedule to be 70%+ outdoors and the remaining time indoors due to the pandemic. We will be able to achieve this by moving snacks, lunch, open gym (recess), and select activities outdoors. Activities such as badminton will remain indoors since the benefit to playing on proper standards is significant. Also, during the heat of the day, there will be more activities scheduled indoors as we continue to practice sun safety. We have purchased an extra 30 foot by 10 foot tent for each location to allow for sun safety to be practiced and misting stations as we increase our time spent outdoors.
In the event that a camper has been exposed to someone who tested positive to COVID-19, then all public health procedures will be followed. A credit will be provided that can be used at a later date for the number of days of camp that were missed due to isolating.
Weeks 1-3: Credit to be used later during the summer of 2021
Week 4: Credit to be used in Week 5 or in 2022
Week 5: Credit to be used in 2022
If there is a government mandated shut down, then all monies paid will be refunded in full, with no fees. This is what families enrolled in Rouge Camps in 2020 received when we decided not to operate and what families enrolled in 2021 will receive if our hand is forced.
Each day we take attendance at camp, which we will use as a record for public health if needed. Our program is designed in 2021 to keep campers in cohorts of 15 campers or less who will not be mixing. Our staff will be attending a mandatory week long training program in which we will be extensively detailing with them our protocols to ensure that campers are not cross contaminating between cohorts. We known for our excellent staff, which is why we feel confident that we will be able to meaningfully implement public health guidelines.
We have expanded our financial assistance program this summer to account for families who have lost significant income due to the pandemic in addition to our regular financial assistance program. Please visit our Rouge Gives page for more information.
Reach out to us at 905-460-7446 or send an email to email@example.com.