Due to precautionary measures against COVID-19, the UBC Camps office is operating with reduced hours and staffing.
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As UBC Camps continues to plan and adapt its operations in response to COVID-19, we have several important updates to share:
- Public registration for summer camps is now open.
- Parent/guardians are advised to review the changes & safety measures being implemented for camps this summer
- As of May, a new registration system is in use. Please set up a new login to prepare for summer camp registration.
Updated: July 8, 2020 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
Things to Know
- Campers will only be permitted to attend one camp per week to reduce transmission risk.
- Half day camps cannot be combined; additional full day camps are available
- No Before Care, After Care, or Lunch Supervision services are available
- After arriving, campers will not be permitted to change camp group for any reason including skill level, social, or interest-based reasons
- Campers from the same household are encouraged to register in the same camp group when possible
- COVID safety practices
- Wearing a mask at camp is a personal choice, and while not required to participate in a day camp, campers are welcome to wear one.
- Camp capacities have been reduced to allow for distancing and to minimize contact.
- Each day camp will operate as a self-contained unit, independent of one another.
- Daily drop-off/pick-up & sign-in/sign-out
- For drop-off/pick-up, we ask that it is limited to ‘one caregiver per child’ to avoid crowding during busy periods
- All camps will have extended 30-minute drop-off/pick-up windows to support physical distancing
- Sign-in/sign-out locations will differ among camps as additional locations have been added to support distancing. Additional details will be shared in your pre-camp email.
- Parents/guardians are advised that campers will not be permitted to attend camp if:
- The camper, or a member of their household, has experienced any flu-like or cold symptoms within the 14 days prior to the first day of camp.
- The camper, or a member of their household, has had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or is awaiting COVID-19 test results, within the 14 days prior to the first day of camp.
- The camper, or a member of their household, has travelled internationally (including to the United States of America) within the 14 days prior to the first day of camp.
- Online registration is strongly encouraged. Please visit the summer camps programs prior to registration to see the available programs.
- The UBC Camps office will be open for reduced hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm from Monday – Friday
- Phone registration is available at (604) 822-1540 during business hours
- In-person registration will be limited to appointment only. Please call or email to arrange.
- Only credit (Visa or Mastercard) or debit payment is accepted at this time.
- Credit or refund will be issued upon request for campers unable to attend camp for a COVID-19 related reason,.
What to Expect
Drop-off/Pick-up and Sign-in/Sign-Out
- For drop-off/pick-up, we ask that it is limited to ‘one caregiver per child’ to avoid additional people during busy periods.
- All camps will have extended 30-minute drop-off/pick-up windows to support physical distancing.
- Parents/guardians are asked to avoid entering indoor day camp spaces during pick-up/drop-off.
- Please maintain physical distance from the camp group, staff and each other, and follow the floor markers when lining up for sign-in/out.
- Campers are required to stay with their parent/guardian in line until sign-in is complete, and stay with the camp group until sign-out procedures are completed by their caregiver.
- Sign-in/sign-out will be touchless. Only camp staff will touch the attendance clipboard, and a plexi-glass barrier will be used between staff and caregivers when checking photo ID at the time of pick-up.
- Spectators – including parents/guardians – are not permitted.
- Depending on the camp you have registered for, campers will either be escorted by a day camp staff to their camp group from the designated sign-in area, or asked to go over to the group on their own.
- Hand sanitizer will be available to all parents/guardians and campers upon arrival and departure from a camp.
- If the answer is “yes” to any question at sign-in, they will not be allowed to attend camp for health and safety reasons. A supervisor will follow-up with them through phone or email to issue a credit for the camp that is missed.
- Translated written copies of pre-screening questions will be available to ensure language is not a barrier to parent/guardians understanding and adherence to health and safety measures.
- Campers are expected to physically distance during breaks.
- There will be a strict no sharing of food or drink policy for day camp groups.
- Campers should not touch anyone else’s food. If food falls onto the ground, a table or floor, it will be cleaned up and discarded in the garbage.
- Campers are also asked to bring their own labelled water bottle as water fountains will not be available.