In the event of an air quality advisory, UBC Camps follows the Government of Canada’s Recommendations to make informed decisions about camp adjustments, changes or cancellations. As such, our policy varies depending upon the air quality index rating each day of camp. Below is an overview of what to expect at each air quality rating:
- Air Quality Rating is ‘High’ (7-10) or ‘Very High’ (above 10): we do our best to move programming indoors, although capacity is a limiting factor. For this reason, day camps are prioritized based on a combination of age and physical exertion; the youngest campers exerting the highest level of physical exertion will be moved indoors first.
- Air Quality Rating is ‘Moderate’ (4-6) or greater: outdoor activity will be reduced or rescheduled and fewer high-exertion activities will be played, with frequent and longer-lasting rests and water breaks. Campers with respiratory health conditions are also closely monitored.
- Whenever the Air Quality Rating is ‘Moderate’, ‘High’, or ‘Very High’ concerned parents may withdraw their camper for the day and receive a full refund. UBC Camps is also committed to finding alternative options for your camper and will transfer your child into another day camp at no additional cost, space permitting.
Whenever an adjustment, change, or cancellation is in affect for your child’s specific camp you will receive an email notification from us with further detail. Note: only camps impacted will be notified (i.e., camps that take place indoors, such as Swimming Camps, should not expect to be notified or any changes to camp programming).
Children with asthma or other respiratory conditions are at greater risk and we encourage open communication between parents and day camp staff in identifying and supporting your child’s unique symptoms and medical needs.