Safety at Camp
COVID-19 Safety at Camp
COVID-19 Safety at Camp
Our mission each year is to create a space where campers can have fun, grow and thrive. This holds true this summer, and these COVID-19 guidelines will allow us to deliver this mission in a safe environment. We have incorporated the COVID-19 guidance for: Day Camps into our camp operations.
Here are some highlights from our parent COVID-19 guidelines. For the completed document click on the file located to the left side panel.
Masks at Camp
At MDC this summer, all campers and staff will be required to wear masks while inside, as well as outside when a distance of 2 meters is not maintained. We encourage families to pack spare masks for campers to rotate, throughout the day.
There will be many times each day when campers are able to safely remove their masks outside.
Cohorts at Camp
All campers this summer will be placed in a cohort of 15 people or fewer. This includes staff. This cohort size falls well within the Ministry of Health Day Camp Guidelines. Every summer, our Mooredale commitment to you is offering small group sizes with low camper to staff ratios. This summer, these smaller group sizes, unique to MDC, are more important than ever.
Contactless Daily Screening at Camp
Each morning before drop-off, families will be required to complete an online COVID-19 screening form for this camper. This screening will ask for the presence of COVID-19 symptoms, and whether your child or a close contact has travelled outside of the province within the past two weeks.
Activities at Camp
In any summer, spending as much time outside is what we strive for. That’s what camp is all about! This summer, spending time outside is also a safety measure. Groups will spend time indoors for important air conditioning breaks throughout the day, as well as on days with severe weather. All indoor programming will be low-intensity and seated, and each camper will have a designated space.
As well, we will have no field trips at camp this summer. All programming will be led on-site and in nearby green spaces.
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Mooredale Day Camp is proud to be accredited by the Ontario Camps Association. The OCA works to preserve, promote and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. Mooredale Day Camp has voluntarily submitted to an independent appraisal completed by camp experts and has met up to 300 health, safety and quality program standards, from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. OCA Accreditation is a parent's best evidence of a camp's commitment to health and safety.