Camp T – Summer Day Camp 2020

Camp T 2020 Summer Day Camp will run weekdays, 8:30am–4:30pm, for six weeks, July 13–August 21, 2020 at Torbay Common, 8 Kinsmen Place, Torbay at a reduced capacity of 20 participants per week to ensure all provincial COVID-19 Alert Level 2 public health measures are successfully met.

Camp Weeks

Week 1: July 13–17, 2020
Week 2: July 20–24, 2020
Week 3: July 27–31, 2020
Week 4: August 4–7, 2020 (four-day week)
Week 5: August 10–14, 2020
Week 6: August 17–21, 2020

Cost

The cost of Camp T per week is $150 per child.

Registration

In preparation for the opening of registration for Camp-T Summer Day Camp, we encourage all those interested in registering to ensure their e-Services account is set-up as a resident and that all children interested in attending camp are set-up as Sub Accounts under the parent/guardian e-Services account. For instructions visit our eServices webpage.

Registration will take place on Monday, July 6, 2020 with registration opening at 10:00am through eServices. Registration is open to Torbay residents only. Registrants are permitted to register for a maximum of two weeks; weeks need not be consecutive.

Registration will remain open for 48 hours only to allow staff time to prepare participant groups.

All payments are required at the time of registration through online Debit Payment or VISA/MASTERCARD payment.

Please note, you are not permitted to register any child for which you are not a parent or guardian.

Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in Camp T Summer Day Camp programs, children must be residents of the Town of Torbay and have completed kindergarten and be no older than 10 years of age.


Important Information

2020 Camp T Guardian Information Package

Please review the Provincial Public Health Guidelines for Summer Day Camps for full details on the restrictions in place for the operation of Summer Day Camps within the Provincial COVID-19 Alert System.

Frequently Asked Questions

During this public health crisis, the Town of Torbay understands the importance of providing parents/guardians relevant and up-to-date information to make informed decisions about recreational programming. Please contact smartin@torbay.ca for more information.

Q: How do I register for the Town of Torbay Camp T Summer Day Camp?

Registration opens Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:00am through eServices. Registrants are permitted to register for a maximum of two weeks; weeks need not be consecutive. Registration will remain open for 48 hours only to allow staff time to prepare participant groups.

Q: How do I get more information about Camp T?

The 2020 Camp T Guardian Information Package includes detailed and relevant information.

Q: Are there extra supplies that my child will need to bring to camp?

Yes, we are requesting that in addition to personal items such as a hat, water bottle, sunscreen, and clothing suitable for weather conditions, participants also need to bring a labelled bottle of hand sanitizer (with at least 60 % alcohol content) for their personal use. Hand sanitizer will be on site and at facility entrances.

Q: Will participants be expected to bring lunch and snacks?

Participants are required to bring their own nutritious lunch and snacks in a lunchbag labelled with child’s name. Staff will not provide utensils or microwaves for heating lunches. Participants are also not permitted to use the stove or fridge.

Q: What is the expectation of social distancing in the program for participants?

Children will be assigned to a staff leader whom they will be with for the entire week. The number of participants in the leader group is 2 staff to 10 children (2:10). Within your designated group, children will not be required to social distance.

Q: What cleaning measures are in place?

Facilities and equipment will be cleaned daily in accordance with public health guidelines. Additional attention will be given to high use areas such as washrooms, doorknob, tables, and chairs. Children will be assigned their own space where they will eat, keep their belongings, and be provided with art materials for their exclusive use.

Q: What are the drop-off procedures for participants?

  • Drop‑off time will be 8:30am–9:00am.
    • Staff are not required to permit entry of participants after 9:00am, as it will cause disruption of the camp and may impact other participants and staff to participant ratios.
  • Parents/guardians will be provided entrance at the Torbay Common main gate and must proceed to the main entrance where a staff person will be posted.
  • Parents/guardians are NOT to exit the vehicle.
  • Staff will ask a series of COVID‑19‑related screening questions. For a list of screening questions, please view the Provincial Government Fit For Play Questionnaire.
  • Upon verification that all screening questions have been answered, staff will advise if the participant is permitted to attend camp that day.
  • Alcohol‑based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alchohol content will be placed in all entrances to the program area.
  • Assigned staff will sign participants in and out of camp.
  • Any participant entering the Torbay Common will be recorded as per government directive.
  • Please designate one guardian for daily drop-off and pick-up to remain consistent through the duration of the summer program. Please list this contact on your registration form. You may list one additional adult if needed.
  • Parents/guardians are NOT permitted to car pool and are permitted to drop off your child only.
  • Children are NOT permitted to be dropped off at the gate in the morning and left to wait.
  • Parents/guardians are NOT permitted to enter the facility at any time.

Q: What are the pick-up procedures for participants?

  • Pick-up times will be 4:00pm–4:30pm
    • Late pick‑up will not be tolerated and may lead to dismissal with no refund. Please respect staff’s time, as they have other obligations to attend to during the evening.
  • Parents/guardians will call the camp number provided to advise they are on site to pick up their child.
  • Parents/guardians will remain in their vehicle at the designated pick-up area and staff will accompany your child to your vehicle.
  • Please designate one guardian for daily drop-off and pick-up to remain consistent through the duration of the summer program. Please list this contact on your registration form. You may list one additional adult if needed.
  • Parents/guardians are NOT permitted to car pool and are permitted to drop off your child only.
  • Parents/guardians are NOT permitted to enter the facility at any time.

Q: Can I pick up my child throughout the day and bring them back?

No, you will NOT be permitted to pick your child up throughout the day and bring them back to camp.

Q: What activities will my child be taking part in?

Due to the Provincial COVID-19 Alert Level 2 guidelines, there will be no outings or swimming at Camp T this year. For the safety of staff and participants, off-site trips are suspended. Children will be permitted to use playgrounds. Staff have planned a variety of arts, crafts, and outdoor play to provide opportunities for fun and physical activity. Please ensure your child comes prepared for the outdoors with suitable clothing for weather conditions, such as rain gear, sun hats, and a change of clothes.

Q: What if a participant exhibits symptoms in a program

During registration, parents/guardians must identify participants who have underlying health conditions and/or present symptoms due to allergies.

If a child displays symptoms of concern during the program, the following will be adhered to:

  • Contact parent/guardian immediately
  • Seek support from a second leader/staff member
  • The child will be isolated
  • Good handwashing for child and leader/staff
  • Both the leader/staff and child will mask and glove, and parent/guardian will immediately come to the the site to pick up their child
  • Materials used by the child will be removed and area will be sanitized according to sanitization guidelines

Leader/staff who present with symptoms will be removed and self-isolate as per the health guidelines based on the current alert level.

Q: What protocols are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

The Town has put extra protocols in place for this year’s summer program:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces at least twice a day;
  • Extra handwashing will take place and individual labelled hand sanitizer (with at least 60 % alcohol content; provided by parent/guardian) will be required for each participant;
  • Participants will be divided into a 2:10 ratio and assigned a leader/staff member for the entire week;
  • Physical distancing will be encouraged as much as possible;
  • Supplies will not be shared between groups and participants will be assigned a space to eat, store their belongings, and place art supplies for individual use, where possible;
  • Participants will provide their own snacks, lunches, utensils, and reusable water bottle;
  • Additional drop-off and pick-up procedures are in place.
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