Is Camp Seggie running this summer?
Yes, the Government of Prince Edward Island announced that Day Camps are permitted to open under Phase 3 of the Renew PEI Together Plan. Overnight Summer Camps have not yet been given the go ahead to run. With this in mind, Camp Seggie has decided to run day camp programming only.
What does this mean?
We know that by switching to Day Camp only this will mean that Camp Seggie will not be an option for some families this summer, whether it be due to time constraints or distance. While we are disappointed to not run Camp as normal we are excited to be able to offer something for our campers who have had so many things cancelled and rescheduled during these difficult months.
What if my child is already registered?
If your child is already registered for Summer 2020 you have one of 4 options:
- Log in to your account HERE and Register for the day camp of your choice. At checkout select “Pay Using My Credit”
- If camp is not an option for you this summer choose to roll your registration fee over into summer 2021. This helps Camp greatly by avoiding credit card processing fees and helps you by not needing to make a payment next year.
- If you are able you can also choose to donate your payment partially or fully to Camp. This helps us offset credit card fees and contributes to the operation of Camp in these very trying times. You will receive a Charitable Tax receipt if you choose this option.
- You may also request a full refund by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Refunds will be processed after June 12th.
What will Camp look like?
In accordance with the Public Health Measures, Camp Seggie will be following mass gathering guidelines of 15 person groups we will refer to as “Cabin Bubbles”. These cabin bubbles will have 13 campers and 2 staff (one Sr Cabin Leader and one Jr Cabin Leader). Campers will remain in this group moving from activity to activity throughout each day at camp. Due to the ever changing nature of the COVID-19 situation and guidelines these procedures are subject to change in order to align with current Public Health guidelines.
Will there be physical distancing?
Yes, physical distancing in each camper bubble will need to be maintained as best as possible unless Public Health Measures change in this regard. We are following similar practices to those which have been put in place at daycares across the province.
What health measures are being taken throughout the day?
In addition to the measures already mentioned, some noteworthy practices include:
staff will wear face masks in any instance where physical distancing cannot be maintained to safely run an activity. (ie: helping a child with a lifejacket, or another activity in very close contact)
campers will be instructed at the beginning of the day and reminded regularly of good hygiene practices (ie. hand washing, coughing/sneezing into a tissue or elbow, physical distancing)
we have instituted strict cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
all program equipment will be sanitized after use by a bubble.
Is it safe?
We believe we have taken every precaution to ensure the safety of our Campers and staff this summer. We will have dedicated staff to ensure the cleaning and sanitizing of each area of Camp and we have developed a comprehensive operational plan.
What will Day Camp look like?
Each day drop off and pick up times will be staggered to allow for physical distancing during registration. Campers will arrive between 8 and 9 am. Pick up time will be between 5pm and 6pm. Campers will be checked in and will join their Cabin bubble. Campers will be served a nutritious lunch each day. Supper will not be provided. Campers will participate in all of our regular summer activities each day; pool time, rock wall, chapel, crafts, sports, archery and many more just in their smaller groups. While camp will look different we believe we can still have a lot of fun and provide the same quality experience your camper is used to.
Families who register for Day Camp will receive an email containing more information about Day Camp procedures.