Our provincial government recently announced that overnight child and youth camps will be permitted when Saskatchewan enters Step 2 of its reopening roadmap on June 20, 2021. We are very excited to be able to offer camps at Tapawingo this summer!
As with everything, camps will operate a bit differently this year due to the Covid19 pandemic. Camp Tapawingo will continue to operate under the recommendations and guidelines set out by the Province of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Public Health, and the Saskatchewan Camps Association. We aim to offer 3 camps throughout the summer: two multi-age camps, and a 'Senior' camp exclusively for ages 15-17.
Camp 1: July 23 - 26 2021, multi-age camp Camp 2: August 6 - 9 2021, multi-age camp Senior Camp: August 13 - 16, ages 15 - 17
We will be taking expressions of interest for now, and when we receive enough interest we will notify everyone and open up the actual registration page. Due to the short timeframes we are dealing with, the full camp fee of $300 will be due when registering. If the camp is not able to be run, the camp fee will be refunded 1 week prior to the camp start date. Once there are less than 7 days before the beginning of a camp, supplies and other expenses will already be incurred so after that time there will be no refunds. This includes if someone cannot attend camp or needs to go home before the camp is complete.
Camps will be based on 8 cabins per camp with 6 campers per cabin plus staff. These are multi-age camps, meaning that the range of ages will be much larger than the normal 2 - 3 year age brackets. Families will also be considered for cabin groups where parents and kids are campers (staff will still be present for these cabins). Cabin groups will stay together for the majority of the time and limit contact with other cabin groups. This is to maintain bubbles as much as possible with the exceptions of swim times, campfire, and vespers where masks and social distancing protocols will be in place as per public health regulations.
Each cabin group will stay together for activities (separate from every other cabin group) and cabin groups will rotate through a series of stations throughout the day.
SOME IMPORTANT CAVEATS - we plan to err on the side of caution and Covid19 safety protocols for Step 2 of the reopening plan will be in place for ALL camps and for the entire duration of each camp, regardless of whether further restrictions are lifted during or prior to the camp dates. - the majority of activities will be held outside, and social distancing will be practiced while indoors for meals. - campers will not be required to wear masks in their cabin or with their cabin groups as long as the group maintains proper social distance from all other groups. - in the event of a positive result from a Covid19 rapid test (which we will have on site) that camper will be required to be picked up from camp ASAP and will isolate until such time as pickup occurs. There are many circumstances beyond our control that go along with this announcement, any of which may cause the plans for camp to be altered or shut down without notice. Some of these include (but are not limited to) the government changing the public health orders that we are subject to and/or the number of registrations not being enough to make the camp viable. We will do our best to communicate any and all updates as soon as we can, but in many cases we are not given any notice before a change happens.
In order to be able to make this plan happen we need your help, please volunteer! For more information email Terry at: firstname.lastname@example.org