The safety of our campers, clients and staff are our top priority and we will be following all guidelines laid out by Alberta Health Services. We are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of everyone on our site during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Take a look at the information below to get a better understanding of how we are dealing with the pandemic onsite.
We will be reviewing and updating these procedures as time goes on and we get more information from Alberta Health Services. Camp Warwa is working to ensure that Summer 2021 will be as safe as possible for all our campers and staff. We will be following all guidelines laid out by Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Government. Our goal is to affirm our summer camp program and Covid related procedure updates prior to June 2021.
Each Family who registers for Camp will received a Covid Packet before camp starts which will outline all the measures that we are taking, how camp will look different and how we need your help to make sure camp is as safe as possible. If you have any questions or concerns before this , please do not hesitate to contact us at the office.
What is Camp Warwa doing to help reduce the spread of Covid-19?
Illness Screening: We ask that all those coming to our site, please assess their health each day using the Government of Alberta’s Covid-19 Screening Questionnaire and check your temperature before arriving. You may be asked to provide a copy of this checklist upon arrival at Camp, it will be kept in our records for 4 weeks in the even that we need to do Covid-19 Contact Tracing. If you feel sick or have any symptoms, we ask that you please refrain from coming to our site until you are feeling better. Our staff will also be using this checklist and doing temperature checks daily to ensure that they are in good health.
Handwashing: Handwashing is always a large part of Camp life and during this time it is more important than ever. Our staff will be ensuring that everyone has plenty of opportunities to wash their hands throughout their day during their time at Camp. Hand sanitizing stations will available upon entry into the Dining Hall during meal times and at specific program areas.
Cleaning: All areas of camp are cleaned on a regular basis to ensure that we are keeping our clients safe. High traffic areas around camp such as the Washhouse and Dining Hall will be cleaned and disinfected frequently with high touch areas such door handles and light switches getting close attention. All of our cabins are cleaned after a group leaves and before the next groups arrives. Program areas will also have increased cleaning frequency to ensure that our campers and clients are as safe as possible.
Physical Distancing: Our 23 acres of land here at Camp Warwa ensure that there is plenty of space for people to physical distance. While doing programs Camp Warwa Staff will ensure that were possible physical distancing measures of 2m are followed. Our Dining Hall also has ample space to allow tables to be spaced out. We also have 2 washhouses and 2 outhouses which can be assigned to different groups to ensure the health and safety of all.
Facemasks: Our Staff will be wearing masks when programming with your group to ensure everyone’s safety. At this time masks are mandatory on site but we will be reviewing this policy as time goes on.
Outdoor Education Groups: Before a group comes onto our site, we ask that all members asses their health using the Government of Alberta’s Covid-19 Screening Questionnaire. Once you arrive a member of our staff will ask for a list of all of the people who are onsite with your group along with their questionnaire and temperature results. These documents will be kept as part of our records for 4 weeks in case we need to do any Covid-19 Contact Tracing.
Summer Camp Drop Off/Pick Up: During Summer Camp each camper will need to complete an AHS Covid-19 Screening Questionnaire prior to drop off and will need to bring it with them to Camp drop off or registration. Those attending our Day Camp program must complete this questionnaire each day they come to Camp. All parents and campers will be required to wear a mask during drop off and pick up. Campers will also need to wear a mask on the bus during transport to Camp.
What if someone at Camp Warwa experiences Covid-19 Symptoms?
They will be isolated from others at camp in quarantine zone. They will also be required to wear a mask which we will provide if they do not have their own. The parent or teacher of the person will be called to pick them up and take them home. Following this all AHS Guidelines will be adhered to and we will inform anyone who may have been in contact with this person.
Fighting this Pandemic is a group effort and we ask that all of those in our Community do their part to stop the spread of the virus and ensure that we can have a safe, fun time at Camp Warwa. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.
AHS Guidance for School Re-entry (Jan 2021):
Off-site activities (e.g., field trips) must follow the school guidance, as well as any sector-specific guidance relevant to the location of the field trip, including physical distancing, use of non-medical face masks, cohorting, hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and enhanced cleaning and disinfection.
o Individual classroom cohorts should be maintained during transportation to and from any external field trip site, as well as at the location of the field trip site.
o Organizations providing off-site activities should comply with the general relaunch guidance and sector-specific guidance, and should implement the same measures in the school guidance.
o An organization or facility should only host one classroom cohort at a time, or should take clear steps to separate multiple groups to ensure they do not use shared areas (e.g., washrooms, lunch rooms, etc.).
o Staff at the off-site activity must maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres from the students and staff in the classroom cohort.
o Hold activities outdoors as much as possible.
o Organizations providing off-site activities must develop procedures to address staff that become symptomatic during the field trip.
o Schools must develop procedures to address students or staff developing symptoms during the field trip;
June 2020 Statement
To our families and clients,
We hope that you and your family are staying well.
Camp Warwa has been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic very closely. We value the health, safety and well-being of our campers and staff, and are committed to doing all we can to help prevent the spread of COVID 19.
All summer camp programs are currently cancelled.
We are very saddened that this is what it has come to and our hearts go out to our families and communities. It is hard to imagine a summer without camp.
We are aware that the provincal government is considering allowing summer camps to operate this summer with a reduced capacity and following updated health guideliness. It is not yet clear how and if our programs will fit within these requirments. Registration for our camps will remain suspended until such a time that we are able to safley offer programs.
Camp Warwa appreciates your support and you will be missed in the coming months. We will continue working towards being able to host camps again as soon as it is safe to do so.
Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any questions