Yes, the Funny Bones Summer Enrichment Program is scheduled to run starting July 6th and run 9 weeks until Sept 4th.
While we anticipate further guidance and details from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Toronto Public Health. We have implemented plans for a heightened level of health and safety at our summer enrichment program. These include;
Physical distancing of campers & individual class groups
- Utilizing pieces of equipment and/or barriers to support physical separation and to define specific spaces for individual campers and classes.
- Signage and communication at camp regarding social distancing, provision of supplies for hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
- Personal Protective Equipment protection for those times that physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Personal Protective Equipment as recommended by health authorities
- Our current expectation is that PPE will be required for our staff at all times. Staff will have a choice of supplying their own or they will be provided to them.
- If PPE is mandated for campers by the Ontario Ministry of Health and/or Toronto Public Health, we will ask that a personal, comfortable, face covering be brought to camp for each camper. If PPE is not mandated by health officials, parents may make their own decision of whether to provide them for campers or not.
Enhanced hand washing protocols & facility cleaning
Adjustments to our equipment to limit cross-contact
Health checks for campers & staff
Contactless sign-in and sign-out procedures
Strict "no sharing" policies for food & personal items
Our class sizes are very small, and are no more than 8 campers per group.
If your son/daughter starts showing symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that they stay home and they will not be permitted to come back until they have been cleared by public health. In this instance, a refund or credit will be given for what days were not attended.
Each camper will be asked to agree to a code of conduct while at camp, including physical distancing, respiratory etiquette and frequent handwashing. Campers who are unable or unwilling to follow the camp code of conduct may be asked to leave camp to protect the safety of all participants. As always, positive behaviour management will be implemented prior to asking any child to leave the Summer Enrichment Program.
Caregivers (age 18 and older with knowledge of the child’s health) are asked to fill out the screening form daily on behalf of the participant. It must be signed and dated each morning for each participant, and provided to a staff member upon arrival. Parents, guardians and visitors are not permitted to enter during the enrichment program. Staff will greet participants in the front to ensure their safety into the building. Campers that have symptoms of COVID-19 will not be admitted and caregivers will be asked to take them home and have them tested at an assessment centre.
Caregivers will be required to do a temperature check of each participant at home each morning. If the camper’s temperature exceeds 37.8C, the camper will be required to stay home. In the event this occurs, we ask that you please call Funny Bones and let staff know. Campers who have not had a temperature check will be required to have one onsite before they are permitted to attend that day. Additionally, if anyone in the household is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, the camper must stay home.
If a participant falls ill while at camp, they will be isolated from other campers and staff. Caregivers will be contacted to pick them up immediately. The caregiver will be asked to take the child to a COVID-19 assessment centre to be tested. If a negative result is confirmed, the child will be allowed to return to camp.
Viewed and verified by our team nurse Julie, RN Registration Number #9884099