COVID-19 SUMMER CAMP UPDATE

We are certain that all of you have been following the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been checking regularly with the BC Center for Disease Control and the BC Ministry for Health, and other summer programs as we prepare for Eco-Adventure Camp in July and August.

At this point, we are still planning to run all our programs this summer. We understand that the burdens on parents are at an all time high and we want to support your planning for the summer. Our shortened winter season has given our Outdoor Education Team time to focus on revamping summer programming. We have some awesome new activities and additions to our existing programs coming down the pipeline, and we cannot wait to share them with your campers!

Below are some questions we've been asked, or have been asking ourselves, that we hope will help provide some guidance in the coming months:

What if we need to cancel our plans this summer?
If we cancel programs due to the pandemic, or if you need to cancel within two weeks of your child's camp due to its presence in your community, potential exposure, or due to travel restrictions, we will transfer your registration to summer 2021 or offer a full refund. If a camper cancels due to other reasons, we will follow our normal cancellation policy and offer a refund minus non-refundable $25 admin fee.

Camp Systems and Hygiene
We already have systems that prevent the spread of illnesses through our camp community. This includes hand sanitizer stations throughout our facilities, daily cleaning of home rooms, and regular use of lysol wipes on toilets, door handles, sinks, vehicles, and other surfaces.
Additionally, our instructors will be diligent about having campers use hand sanitizer on trail, before and after lunches and snack times or if they have touched shared program materials.

What about Physical distancing?
Understandably, social and physical distancing is challenging in a summer camp setting. Luckily most of our programming occurs outdoors and can be easily adjusted to accommodate. Our isolated mountain-top setting and small group sizes aid us in this regard also.
Our response to distancing will vary depending on the mandated measures still in place come July and August.

If you have further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us via email summer@mtseymour.ca or phone (604-986-2261 extension 201).
We really hope to see all of you this summer.

In the meantime, stay healthy and safe in your communities!