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COVID 19 Summer Camp

As the summer months approach, Municipality of Port Hope Staff has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it relates to our popular Summer Camp programs and is advising the community that registration for summer camp is delayed until further notice. While we are hopeful that there will be summer camp programming running this year, the safety and wellbeing of our residents and patrons is top of mind and we are following guidelines of the Chief Medical Officer and the Province of Ontario relating to child care before opening registration and promoting our programming.

Summer camp registration will open when restrictions on group gatherings is no longer prohibited and the Provincial Order is lifted.

In the meantime, Parks, Recreation and Culture staff are actively preparing for a fun, engaging and memorable summer camp, and will be prepared to run the camp, if possible. Our staff are revamping some of our usual camp planning and will implement the following new measures, where necessary:

  • Summer dates may need to be adjusted to accommodate government regulations.
  • Training and program planning will take place remotely, to ensure that the camp is ready to begin as soon as reasonably possible.
  • Thursday Special Guest options will be implemented in place of destination trips, to limit offsite contact with other individuals and camp groups.
  • Regular hand washing and equipment sanitizing will remain a top priority
  • Smaller groupings in daily activities while maintaining adequate childcare ratios may be implemented

While we are aware that summer camp may not run at all this summer, we do want our community to know that we are prepared either way. If we are able to provide this programming for our patrons, we want to be sure that we are well equipped to start up the camp on very short notice, should the opportunity arise.

The Municipality will continue to communicate more information as it becomes available. Please visit our website and social media channels for up-to-date and accurate information.

The Municipality of Port Hope offers fun and exciting day camp programs during all school holidays and throughout the summer! Port Hope Day Camp is proud to be accredited through the High Five program. We believe in the importance of quality recreation programs for the healthy development of children. We are committed to bringing the HIGH FIVE vision to life in our community.

Day camp and all other recreation activities have been cancelled until further notice. Please read the Municipality's update.

For questions or concerns, please contact: Jim McCormack, Director, Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture, jmccormack@porthope.ca, 905-885-8760 x. 4108.

 

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