Thanks to our families and staff for keeping everyone safe.
Camp Robin Hood is committed to providing campers with an amazing summer camp experience in 2022! Please read below for an overview of our increased safety procedures and policies to minimize health risks throughout the summer. For specific details regarding our summer 2021 protocols and procedures, please refer to our Safety and Operations Guide. We will be updating this guide based on updated information we receive from public health throughout the year.
Campers will be organized into self-contained groups (otherwise known as ‘cabins’ or ‘cohorts’) with dedicated staff that stay together all day, every day. Groups will physically distance by not mixing or interacting with any other group during the camp day. The number of campers placed in a cabin group will be limited by the requirements of local Public Health.
SAFE INTERACTION BETWEEN CAMPERS AND STAFF
Camp Robin Hood will adhere to local Public Health guidelines regarding face coverings. Mask requirements for campers and staff will be communicated as we receive updates from Public Health. Staff that interact with campers from several cabin groups (i.e. activity specialists, swim instructors, section heads or bus counsellors) will be required to wear appropriate PPE, as directed by Public Health.
NO CONTACT BETWEEN CABIN GROUPS
Cabins will always maintain the recommended distance from other cabins. Campers will remain in their assigned cabin groups for daily swim. Camp-wide gatherings and experiences will be re-organized to accommodate for physical distancing.
EXCELLENT CABIN RATIOS AND STAFFING
The limited number of campers in each cabin (‘cohort’) will be set out by Public Health. Each cabin group will be supervised by upto 3 staff depending on the age of the camper group. Cabin counsellors will remain with the same cabin and are responsible for the daily supervision and care of campers.
CAMPER PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
OUTDOOR AND OPEN-AIR ACTIVITIES
We will be making great use of our 50 acres of outdoor space! Traditional outdoor activities will be moved to an open-air environment, or areas that are sheltered and well-ventilated.
QUALITY SMALL-GROUP INSTRUCTION
Camp Robin Hood is known for our wide variety of amazing activities, led by a talented group of specialists and activity leaders. One cabin group will be scheduled at a time at each activity. Specialists will safely support the fun, engagement and learning at each activity.
ENHANCED CLEANING AND DISINFECTING PROCEDURES
Campers and staff must wash or sanitize their hands before and after each activity. Detailed cleaning and sanitization protocols have been created for each program area. Additional supplies have been purchased to allow for disinfecting between use by cabin groups.
SPACIOUS AND WELL-VENTILATED SPACES AVAILABLE FOR RAINY DAYS
Camp Robin Hood will be open on rainy days. We have many covered areas and some indoor areas that provide safe distancing between cabins (‘cohorts’) should we encounter ‘liquid sunshine’.
1 DAILY SWIM FOR ALL CAMPERS
Current Public Health guidance requires cabin (‘cohorts’) to stay together during swim and have a designated space in the pool. This has resulted in a necessary modification to our daily schedule, where campers will be in the water once a day for a longer period of time.
MIX OF RECREATIONAL AND TEACHING OF SKILLS
Each swim period will be a combination of skills, drills & fun. While we do intend to monitor camper progression in their swim levels, it will be more difficult to deliver our traditional model of instructional swim. Prior to the summer, we will be asking you to provide details of your child’s last swim level achieved so that we can do our best to assess and help your child become more skilled and confident in the water. Our swim level details can be found here.
ASSIGNED INSTRUCTORS/LIFEGUARDS AND DEDICATED SWIMMING AREAS FOR EACH CABIN
Our pool area will be physically divided so as to allow for each cabin to enjoy their time in the water. Qualified instructors and lifeguards will supervise each swim period with cabin counselors in the water with campers for additional support and supervision.
NO TOWEL SERVICE
In an attempt to maintain the highest safety and sanitization standards, families are required to provide a towel from home. Towel service will not be available this summer.
FOOD AT CAMP
SAFE EATING PROCEDURES
Campers in each age division will have lunch at the same time in separate eating spaces within their area of camp. Counsellors will eat lunch with their campers and monitor and assist them when necessary. Our typical no food sharing policy will continue to be in effect.
CAMP PROVIDED FOOD/ FOOD AT CAMP
Camp Robin Hood will provide a BBQ cookout lunch each Friday, and we are optimistic that activities that may incorporate food at camp will be permitted (i.e. s’mores at the campfire). All food will be served and delivered according to Public Health guidelines. Kids Kitchen is available for families that would prefer another option for their camper’s lunch.
Each camper will receive a daily treat that is individually packaged in single serve portions. We encourage families to send along snacks as our staff will allow for campers to have “snack breaks” throughout the day.
WATER AT CAMP
Keeping our campers hydrated throughout the day is a priority. Public Health guidelines recommend that each camper bring their own water bottle for refilling throughout the day. There will be plenty of water stations around camp.
SAFETY PROTOCOLS ON BUSES
Bus counsellors and drivers are especially trained for their daily responsibilities including daily opening of windows and roof hatches to ensure proper ventilation during each bus ride. Daily arrival and departure protocols at camp are being reviewed to ensure health and safety, including morning health screenings prior to boarding the bus.
BUS TRANSPORTATION UPDATE
Our bus service will adopt enhanced health and safety measures including mask wearing, assigned seating, hand sanitizing and sitting only with your siblings or a camp friend from your cabin (“cohort”). It will also include a health screening protocol before boarding the bus to ensure each camper is cleared to attend that day.
Families that choose to drop-off and pick-up their child from camp will remain in their car and assisted by our staff that will greet you at our designated location at camp. Our health screening protocol will be completed each day to ensure campers are cleared to attend each day.
MID-DAY DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP PROCEDURES
Families that require a mid-day drop-off or pick-up will be asked to follow specific procedures to ensure the safe transfer of your child to and from your vehicle.
CLEANING & SANITIZATION PROTOCOLS
ASSIGNED CLEANING TEAM
Camp Robin Hood has hired a team of staff who have been thoroughly trained on cleaning protocols. This team will be strictly supervised to ensure adherence to cleaning protocols. Cleaning schedules will be well-documented and maintained. Health Canada approved, commercial-grade cleaners and disinfectants will be used on all commonly touched surfaces, bathrooms and program areas.
All staff and campers are required to wash and sanitize their hands between activities, as well as before and after lunch. Handwashing and sanitization stations have been added throughout camp. Signage will be distributed throughout camp as a reminder of the importance and our commitment to cleaning and sanitization.
BATHROOM FACILITY PROTOCOLS
Camp bathrooms will be shared and frequently disinfected. Signage at all bathrooms will be in place to remind campers and staff of our enhanced protocols to limit the amount of individuals using the bathroom at any given time.
HEALTH POLICIES & ROBIN AID
RE-ORGANIZED ROBIN AID FACILITY
To ensure the proper care of our campers and staff for both COVID-19 and other health-related matters, we have given great consideration to the physical space that Robin Aid occupies. We are considering all aspects of traffic flow in and out of Robin Aid so that we can maintain the highest standards of care. Our camp nurses will do assessments (triage) outside in an appropriately sheltered venue. Anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 will be isolated and assessed by a camp nurse.
THOROUGH SYMPTOM TRACKING AND CONTACT TRACING
Our dedicated COVID-19 coordinator will work closely with our Robin Aid team to effectively manage all aspects of contact tracing and symptom tracking. Please refer to the ‘COVID-19 Symptom Management’ section in our Safety Guide for specific answers to frequently asked questions relating to how we will be managing COVID-19 symptoms at camp this summer.
DAILY HEALTH SCREENING
Campers and staff will utilize the OPN app for daily health screening. Camp staff will be trained to monitor and identify illness throughout the camp day, and if necessary, will seek support from Robin Aid.