This page outlines camp safety guidance for parents and caregivers.
Last updated: May 2, 2022
Check with your child daily to see if they have any COVID-19 symptoms before going to camp. Teach them about common COVID-19 symptoms if they are old enough to understand.
Do not send your child to camp if they:
- are sick with, or showing symptoms of, COVID-19
- have been told by public health to self-isolate because they are a close contact to someone with COVID-19
- have travelled outside of Canada and are required to quarantine for 14 days.
If they have any symptoms unusual for them:
- Use the
self-assessment tool, call 8-1-1, or contact your health care provider to see if they need COVID-19 testing.
- Self-isolate until symptoms resolve or as directed by public health.
Clean hands often, including before and after:
Cover coughs and sneezes with elbows or tissues. Put tissues straight in the garbage and wash hands.
leaving and going home
- going outside
- using the washroom
- touching shared things like sports equipment, art supplies or toys.
- Some hand sanitizers are not safe for children and youth. Read labels carefully. Use an
alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is
approved by Health Canada.
Masks are a personal and family choice. Everyone who is eligible are encouraged to
get vaccinated. Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is not required to attend camp.
Avoid sharing food, drinks, and other personal items.
- If food is not provided, pack lunches in thermos containers and insulated lunch bags with an ice pack. Avoid dropping off meals during the day if possible. Be sure to pack a full water bottle.
- Listen to any concerns about going to day camp.
- Let them ask questions.
- Tell them what their day camp setting is doing to help prevent COVID-19.
- Maintain familiar activities like mealtimes and outdoor exercise.
- Focus on and acknowledge positive behaviours like hand washing.
- Help them realize that they can do a lot to protect themselves and others, such as staying home if they are sick.
Overnight camps for children and youth are allowed.