OCRA Full Day Camp
Our full day weekly camp programs will begin on August 3rd and will be offered for the rest of the summer. At this time full-day camp will be offered to children who are between ages 7-13 yrs old. Campers who were already registered in camp will be given priority. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the title being “Register my kid for camp!" in the title, please indicate your child’s name. A staff member will contact you to complete your registration.
How will it work?
OCRA full day camp will offer kids an escape from home for a day 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 a total of no more than 20 kids. The kids will be broken into 2 groups of 10 and be encouraged to maintain their social distancing.
All programs run Monday – Friday and start at $285/week
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.
Important program info
Drop off and Pick up locations:
- Drop off/pick up, parents and children are to wait in their cars until a staff member directs them into the gym, where they will be screened with 4 questions:
- Have you or anyone in your household had the following symptoms over the last 24 hrs?
- Fever over 100.4
- Shortness of breath
- Have you or anyone in your family worked in close proximity with or on someone with confirmed Covid-19 in the last 14 days?
- It is the responsibility of the parents to take each child's temperature before they arrive to camp.
- Managers will be present to supervise drop off and pick up and to help direct parents and campers
- Everyone will enter the same door and will use the Exit door on the other side of the building, both are facing East.
- Parents will not be permitted to enter the facility and the child will be signing themselves in at the door. For pick up please enter the front of the building and we will notify your child that you are here and they will leave on separate entrance, no parents are permitted in the gym.
- Registration will be available online only. Please ensure you have a complete and accurate family account. To register please fill out a waiver filled out on our website https://www.ocracademy.ca/waiver
Health & Safety:
- Campers and staff will be screened prior to arriving on site.
- Those who have indicated that they or a member of the same household has travelled outside the country in the past 14 days will not be permitted into the program.
- Campers or staff who are exhibiting symptoms of illness may not be permitted into the facility. Those who exhibit signs or symptoms of illness during the program will be isolated from the group and sent home immediately. Others in the group will be notified immediately.
- All participants must meet the minimum age requirement of 7 years. At this time, there are no camps offered for younger children but this may be offered in the later months.
- Children will only be permitted to register for one session each week. If a child registers for a morning program and then an afternoon program during the same week, the second registration will be cancelled by OCR Academy and that spot released to a child on the waitlist.
- Children will be asked to not register with any other organization within 14 days of their participation at OCR Academy. For the safety of the entire community, it will be important that a child does not attend the evening session at OCR Academy, after spending the day in another program or summer camp.
- Day camps will run from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm with a 40 minute lunch) and there will be an hour of outdoor time.
- Items from home will be limited to:
- 1 water bottle, filled to the top at the time of drop off. We do have OCRA bottles for sale if they are needed. A refill is offered but will be handled buy the staff.
- Snacks and a lunch that does not require refrigeration.
- Sun hat, and one bottle of sunscreen that the child is comfortable applying themselves. Leaders will assist using verbal cues only. All items must be labelled with the child’s full name. NO other items will be permitted in the group’s activity space, unless deemed appropriate and/or necessary by Management.
- Each group will have one designated Group Leader and one designated Activity Leader. Each team of 2 will work together to ensure a safe, high-quality program for each child.
- Each full day camp will include indoor activities, such as traditional fun games like “Floor is lava”, but with an OCR twist, outdoor activities, and free time where each group can play on a section of the course for X amount of time and they switch. (pending City’s approval and following specific disinfecting guidelines between groups).
Those with priority registration who were already registered for summer camp with OCR Academy will be given priority.
Before registration, please note:
- Registration will be available online only. Please ensure you have a complete and accurate family account. To register please fill out a waiver filled out on our website https://www.ocracademy.ca/waiver once that is completed please email us with the title “Camp Registration for August”
- All campers must meet the minimum age requirement of 7 years old. There are no exceptions.
- Children will be asked to not register with any other organization within 14 days of their OCR Academy Day Camp. For the safety of the entire community it will be important that a child does not attend the afternoon session at OCR Academy, after spending the day in another program or summer camp.
- Sept 8 - 11 - Waitlisted
- November 13 - 20
- November 20 - 20
- December 21-24 (4 Day Camp) - 20
- December 28 - 31 (4 Day Camp Week) - 20
- January 22 - 20
- January 29 - 20
- February 12 - 20
- March Break Camp (15th - 19th) - 20
- April 23 - 20
- June 4 - 20
Questions & Answers
1. 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.
2. 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”.
3. 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.
4. How do I get Priority Registration?
If you were registered for a camp, had not withdrawn or requested to be withdrawn, please email email@example.com 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.