Our 3hr day camp programs will begin on July 6 and will be offered for the rest of the summer, additional programs being added through the summer depending on local public health regulations and government limitations. At this time, half-day camp programs (3 hours) will be offered to children who are between ages 7-11 yrs old. Campers who were already registered in camp will be given priority. To register please email email@example.com with the title being “3hr Summer camp AM” or “3hr Summer Camp PM” in the title, please indicate your child’s name. A staff member will contact you to issue a refund for the original charge, and we can process the new charge over the phone with your credit card.
OCRA 3hr camp will offer kids an escape from home for 3hrs where they can run, jump, climb and swing on our indoor obstacle course. We will be following all necessary local and provincial guidelines for Day Camps, including groups of no more than 10. Each group will include two staff and no more than 8 children and each “bubble” of 10 will not cross paths with any other group.
Programs will continue to be added and adjusted depending on provincial and local health regulations. Full-day camps will be added in August pending government approval.
Drop off and Pick up locations:
Those with priority registration who were already registered for summer camp with OCR Academy will be given priority.
Before registration, please note:
1. Can I register for a morning program and an afternoon program?
No. To minimize risk of exposure and ensure proper management should a case be suspected, the ministry of health has strongly urged organizations to keep groups inside of one “bubble”. For this reason, we are following the recommendation to keep each group limited to only those 10 people for the required minimum 5 days. For the safety of each child, we are strongly recommending that each participant does not enroll in any other programs during that week. Should there be a possible or confirmed case of COVID by someone in your child’s group, this will drastically limit the potential for contact and spread in the community.
2. My child is 6.5, why can’t I register him/her?
We do not have the resources or the space to accomedate a wide age range of kids, We feel that children aged between 7-11 posses a lot of the independence we require from our campers, and are close enough in age where we they can interact with one another. With out the ability to physically interact with a child we are not properly equipped to help children manage on their own, especially with things like accidents, self-care, and applying sunscreen.
3. Will masks or other protective equipment be required?
We will be following the provincial and local health recommendations and updating PPE policies as things progress. At this time, masks will be optional for participants and staff. We recommend that children who are comfortable wearing them to bring their own, but wearing masks will not be enforced by staff, nor will staff be assisting children with their masks. The Ministry of Health has recommended that any staff or participant wear a mask if or when they need to go outside of their “bubble”.
4. What happens if someone in my child’s group exhibits symptoms of COVID?
Children exhibiting symptoms will be removed from the group and will wait with a leader to be picked up by a parent. Parents of the other children in the group will be phoned immediately and the situation will be assessed from there with the assistance of Public Health Authorities. Should there be immediate cause for concern, the program may be cancelled for the duration of that week, and participants asked to self-isolate according to OPH recommendations.
5. Where can I find full day camps?
If you require a full day camp in July, we recommend the city for this. We are hoping that in August we will be able to start offering your child a full day experience.
6. How do I get Priority Registration?
If you were registered for a camp, had not withdrawn or requested to be withdrawn, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child(ren) name and what week they were registered for.
All prescribed medication must be kept in the original package (box/bottle, etc) including a pharmacist label indicating proper dosage instructions and the child’s name. A medication authorization form must also be filled out and signed by a parent before any child is given medication. These forms can be printed and brought with you on the first day of camp or filled out in the Camp Office when you arrive. A form is required for all medication provided even if not administered (Epi-Pens).
All medications must be brought into the Camp Office by a parent with the correct form attached. At the end of the day, or end of the week, we ask that you sign it out again to ensure that we have accurate records of all medications currently stored on-site.
If your child is going off-site, his or her Camp Leader will sign the medication out of the office and bring it with them for the trip, returning it to the office again once the camp group arrives on-site.
Epi-Pens must be worn by the camper during the day in a pouch or fanny pack. Staff will not carry Epi-Pens for campers and they should not be placed in backpacks. If your child is bringing a second Epi-Pen, we will store it at the front desk for quick access. Please speak to Camp Manager if you have any concerns or to discuss.