Day Camp

The Boys & Girls Club of London is looking forward to having your child(ren) join us for day camp!

Through safety measures, recommendations and policies provided by the municipality, public health, and our national organization, we have prepared to meet the standards and guidelines in order to open for camp. We appreciate your support and understanding as we all navigate through these changes that have affected our lives, especially our children.

The health and well-being of our children, families, and staff, is our top priority. Upon arrival at Kidscape Indoor Playground (1828 Blue Heron Dr., Northwest London/Hyde Park), you will discover many changes and new procedures put in place to ensure the health and safety of all those who enter.

We wish to advise you of what to expect to avoid surprises.

Camper Drop off / Pick-Up / Health Screening

To ensure everyone’s safety, all individuals entering the facility must participate in an active

pre-screening and campers are required to have their temperature checked by an on-site Boys & Girls Club/Kidscape staff member EVERY DAY.

Prior to joining in camp every day, our staff will be asking assessment questions that you can complete online or upon arrival. Completing this online will most likely shorten the wait time at drop off if completed correctly. 

Our questions are relating to having symptoms, previous contact with others who may have

COVID-19 or have travelled outside of Canada. If any of the questions are answered yes, the staff will request that you delay your visit, consider visiting your health care provider and to stay at home. All completed questionnaires are kept for our records for contact tracing purposes for the Middlesex-London Health Unit if individuals need to be contacted due to an outbreak.

Dropping off your child(ren)
  1. Please complete the online screening prior to arrival at the camp site. Please click here to start the online Health Screening Questionnaire.

  2. Please wait outside of camp site at social distancing markers until you are permitted inside the lobby of the building. Please prepare for inclement weather as there is no shelter outside of the camp site. 

  3. Everyone will be asked to use hand sanitizer which is provided upon entry and remain at the desk safely behind the plexiglass barrier. Individuals cannot travel past the desk until screening is passed.

  4. Our screening staff will be wearing PPEs. If you are having difficulty hearing instructions, please kindly advise us.

  5. Either the pre-screener will review your online questionnaire or complete a hard copy at the camp site.

  6. A temperature check of the child(ren) will be taken and recorded.

  7. If all questions are answered NO and temperature is under 37.7°C, child may enter and join program. A staff member will escort your child(ren) to their homeroom and the front desk will sign the attendance on your behalf to minimize contact.

  8. If any question is answered yes and/or temperature is 37.8°C or greater and/or displays symptoms, the individual cannot be admitted to the program location. Family will be directed to contact health care provider.

  9. INCLUSION NOTE – at this time, please send all inquiries about day camp spaces for children with exceptionalities (special needs) to Nadine Harrison - nharrison@bgclondon.ca.

Picking up your child(ren)
  1. Please ensure that you/caregiver is listed as an individual allowed to pick up child(ren), and bring government-issued photo identification. All adults must show their photo identification to the staff member when picking up child(ren) from camp.

  2. Please wait outside of the campsites at social distancing markers until you are permitted inside the lobby of the building. Please prepare for inclement weather as there are no shelters outside of the camp site.

  3. Everyone will be asked to use hand sanitizer which is provided upon entry and remain at the desk safely behind the plexiglass barrier.

  4. After staff views photo identification and verifies pick-up person, Director or designate will locate and escort child(ren) to the front entrance to authorized pick-up adult.

  5. Front desk staff will sign out child upon leaving, to ensure contactless sign-out.

A few other items to note:

Our team would like to share an update with you and your family on the preventative measures in place at Kidscape:

  • There is no camp Monday, September 7th, 2020.

  • The camp is for ages 5 to 12 years old.

  • No extended care available – Camp drop off is no earlier than 8:00 a.m. Pick up is no later than 5:00 p.m., therefore all children must be picked up at both sites by 5:00 p.m. 

  • All campers are divided into cohorts of 8 to 10 children and supervised by 2 day camp counsellors in order to meet the standard of 15 people in a cohort per provincial guidelines. Please note that all siblings or individuals in the same household will be grouped together in the same cohort.

  • The ratio is 1 staff for 4 children. 

  • An extra camp counsellor is attached to each cohort who is responsible for disinfecting, sanitizing, and cleaning.

  • Physical spacing to encourage campers to remain apart from one another during activities to support 2 metres (6 feet) physical distancing.

  • Campers remain on-site as there will be no bus trips or out-trips. Based on the weather, cohorts will participate in general outdoor activities and walks where permitted.

  • Swimming – campers may participate in special water activities as long as guidelines are met.

  • Lunches and snacks are no longer provided by the BGCL/Kidscape. All campers must bring their own food while abiding the peanut-free standard.

Preventative Measures

Our team would like to share an update with you and your family on the preventative measures in place at Kidscape Indoor Playground:

  • New procedure for pre-screening before entering the building. New procedure regarding isolation if an individual displays symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Encouraging frequent handwashing throughout the day by all campers and staff. Hand sanitizers stations have increased and are readily available.

  • Multiple cleaning procedures of shared surfaces using approved products for disinfection by Health Canada.

  • Additional counsellors are hired to clean and ensure the disinfection and sanitization of equipment, furniture, washrooms, and all high traffic shared surfaces.

  • PPEs are provided to our staff and are mandatory to be worn when 2 metres (6 feet) physical distancing is not possible with campers and other individuals. All staff have participated in training specifically in regard to these additional safety measures as well.

  • All rooms and spacing have been sanitized and reconfigured to ensure social distancing and reduce the interaction between other cohorts of children.

  • All drop off and pick up are in the front areas at both locations where staff will meet and escort campers and caregivers can either depart after drop off or kindly wait at pick up later.

  • Any visitors, aside from Club/Kidscape employees and registered campers, are to remain at the entrance of building and cannot travel through the facility without permission by management.

 

A Quick Overview

Dates: August 31 to September 11, 2020 (full weeks) AND September 14-17 (choose between September 14-15 OR September 16-17)

No camp on Monday, September 7th due to Labour Day holiday.

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., extended care is not available

Ages: 5 to 12 years old

  • Registration is required.

  • If you are receiving a subsidy, you must be pre-approved for camp by your Case Worker. If you register without pre-approval, your registration may be cancelled/void.

  • Health Screening Questionnaire must be completed every day.

Inclusion

At this time, please send all inquiries about day camp spaces for children with exceptionalities (special needs) to Nadine Harrison - nharrison@bgclondon.ca.

Locations

  • Hyde Park (Northwest London) (1828 Blue Heron Dr. - Kidscape Indoor Playground)

  • The Boys & Girls Club of London will not be operating day camps during this period.

Costs

Snacks and lunches will not be provided.

Please note: Subsidy is available. You must have been pre-approved for camp by your Case Worker. This information will be verified by our staff. If you have not been pre-approved for camp by your Case Worker, your registration will be cancelled/void.

Questions? Concerns?

If you are already registered for camp at Kidscape, and you have a question or need to reach the staff, please call Kidscape directly at 519-474-7529 or e-mail Nikki at npariseau@bgclondon.ca during business hours.

For all other inquiries:

Contact the Boys & Girls Club of London!

 

Please be patient when calling as the phone lines will be busy. We have limited staff working at this time.

If you leave a message, we'll call you back as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience!

Phone: 519-434-9114 (Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

E-mail*: info@bgclondon.ca

*This account is monitored during business hours, Monday to Friday. Depending on your question, it may take up to three (3) business days to receive a response at this time.

Hours are subject to change to accommodate private parties, camps, events or statutory holidays. Please check the top of our home page for up to date information.

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1828 Blue Heron Dr., London, ON N6H 0B7

519-474-7529

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