We continue to monitor Public Health Orders and Recommendations. Our practices will evolve as updated information about this virus becomes available.

How will busing work?

  • Every passenger on the bus will have their own seat for this pilot program.
  • Mask wearing will be required for staff and students.
  • We encourage you to bring your own mask, if you do not have one, we will provide one for you.  If your child can not wear a mask for medical reasons, please contact us.
  • Bus seats and handrails will be disinfected before anyone gets on the bus.
  • All passengers will sanitize their hands before getting on the bus and will wash their hands when they arrive at Thunderbird.
  • Children and 1 caregiver will be asked to arrive at the bus stop 15 minutes before the scheduled bus departure times, this will give staff enough time to review the pre-screening forms.
  • Children and care givers will need to line up with 2m spacing.

How many people will be in each activity group?

  • Most Y Outdoor School activities will take place in small groups of 1 staff and up to 10 students.

When will students be required to wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer?

  • Upon arrival at Camp Thunderbird.
  • Before and after eating snacks and lunch.
  • Before and after using the bathroom or outhouse.
  • Before getting back on the bus at the end of the day.

Will hand sanitizer be available?

  • We will provide hand sanitizer throughout the camp area.
  • Students and staff will be encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.

Will equipment be cleaned between every use?

  • Yes. All hard equipment will be disinfected by camp staff following Health Canada’s cleaning guidelines and recommended products between each use.
  • Door handles, taps, toilet seats, flush levers will be sanitized at least 4 times per day.

Will children be allowed to share food?

  • No. Children will only be allowed to consume food and beverages that came in their personal backpack.

Will staff be able to assist my student with putting on sunscreen?

  • No. Students will need to bring their own sunscreen AND be able to apply this on their own.  Please help your student learn how to do this before attending camp and ensure they wear sun protection.

Will children and staff be screened for Covid-19 daily?

  • Yes. All staff, volunteers, children and caregivers will complete a daily Covid-19 symptom screening before being allowed to board the camp busses or exit their personal vehicles (if they drive their child to the camp).

How will physical distancing be managed?

  • We will be instructing all students and staff to maintain a personal distance of 2m when possible. We understand that there will be instances when the 2m distance is not maintained as students and staff get used to the new normal. Everyone will be asked to do their best.
  • Tag games, high fives, handshakes will not be part of our program.
  • Many activities at the Y Outdoor School can be easily managed with physical distancing of 2m distance between people.

What will happen if a student or staff member develops possible Covid-19 symptoms while at camp?

  • The individual, any equipment that they were using and their belongings, will be isolated in one of our yurts or cabins. Two staff members will be assigned to care for that child, from a safe distance.
  • The caregivers will be contacted and be required to collect the sick person ASAP and contact their primary healthcare provider or 8-1-1. This person will not be allowed to ride the bus.
  •  This person will not be allowed to return to camp until:
    • At least 10 days have passed since their symptoms started  AND
    • Their fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medications (e.g. Tylenol, Advil) AND
    • They are feeling better (e.g. improvement in runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue)
    • They can show proof of a negative Covid-19 test that was completed after their symptoms began and the symptoms are completely gone.

Support Camp Thunderbird

Please Donate Today
Reserve a Class