FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How will busing be made safer?

  • Every passenger on the bus will have their own seat.
  • Mask wearing will be required for staff and campers.
  • We encourage you to bring your own mask, if you do not have one we will provide one for you.  If your camper 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 camp.
  • Campers and 1 caregiver will be asked to arrive at the bus stop 15min before the scheduled bus departure times, this will give staff enough time to review the pre-screening forms. Campers and care givers will need to line up with 2m spacing.
How many people will be in each activity group?
  • All camp activities will take place in small groups. 2 staff and up to 10 campers.
  • There will not be any large group gatherings or activities.

When will campers be required to wash their hands with soap and water?

  • 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 do our best to provide hand sanitizer throughout the camp area. We cannot currently guarantee an available stock. This section will be updated when we know more.
  • Campers and staff will be allowed 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 campers be allowed to share food?

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

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

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

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

  • Yes. All staff, volunteers, campers 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 camper to the camp).

How will physical distancing be managed?

  • We will be instructing all campers 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 campers 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 in 2020.
  • Many activities at camp can be easily managed with physical distancing of 2m distance between people.
  • Activity groups will be able to keep 5m of space between groups as they move around camp.

What will happen if a camper 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. 2 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. None of the camp counsellors will be living at camp.
  •  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)
      OR
    • They can show proof of a negative Covid-19 test that was completed after their symptoms began and the symptoms are completely gone.

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