Summer Camps

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

We have prepared our two sites, our main building on Horton Street and at Kidscape, for the safe opening of our day camps programs. 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 our locations, you will discover many changes and new procedures put in place to ensure the health and safety of all those who enter our facilities. 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 either 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 outbreak.

Dropping off your child(ren)

  1. Please complete the online screening prior to arrival at either camp site. Please click here to start the online Health Screening Questionnaire.
  2. Please wait outside of camp site at physical distancing markers until you are permitted inside the lobby of the building. Please prepare for inclement weather as there is no shelter outside of camp sites. 
  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 37.8°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 – all campers and their parents/caregivers will be met at the entrance by the Inclusion Coordinator. Please ensure to have all items and information that is needed to be given to the Inclusion Counsellor who is supporting your child. We are minimizing people traffic which is why the Inclusion Counsellor will be waiting in the homeroom.

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

  1. First week of camp is the week of July 6 and the last week of camp is the week of August 24th. There is no camp Monday August 3rd and from August 31st to September 4th.
  2. Camp at both locations are now for ages 5 to 12 years old.
  3. 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. 
  4. All campers are divided into cohorts of 8 children and supervised by 2 day camp counsellors in order to meet the standard of 10 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.
  5. The ratio is 1 staff for 4 children. 
  6. An extra camp counsellor is attached to each cohort who is responsible for disinfecting, sanitizing, and cleaning.
  7. Physical spacing to encourage campers to remain apart from one another during activities to support 2m physical distancing.
  8. 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.
  9. Swimming – the indoor pools will remain closed, however campers may participate in special water activities as long as guidelines are met.
  10. Lunches and snacks are no longer provided by the Club/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 the Boys & Girls Club of London and at Kidscape Indoor Playground:

  • New procedure for pre-screening before entering the buildings. 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 at both locations.
  • 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 2m physical distancing is not possible with campers and other individuals. All staff have participated in training specifically in regards 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 facility without permission by management.

A Quick Overview

Dates: July 6 to August 28, 2020 only (closed on Monday, August 3rd for Civic Holiday).

No camps will be operating from June 29th to July 3rd and from August 31st to September 4th.

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

Ages: 5 to 12 at both locations

  • Application & Registration will be 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

Despite the modifications, the Club is still able to safely offer 2 weeks of support per child, maximum. 

For families who previously registered for the 2020 season, our Inclusion Coordinator will contact those first to offer spaces before new registrations will be accepted.

Locations

  • Main Location - Central (184 Horton Street - the Boys and Girls Club of London)
  • Hyde Park (Northwest London) (1828 Blue Heron Dr. - Kidscape Indoor Playground)

Costs

Snacks and lunches will not be provided.

 

Members

Non-Members

Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8

$220 per child

$230 per child

Week 5 – August 4 to 14

No camp on August 3rd

$185 per child

$195 per child

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.

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(Camp schedules for the week of August 10th to 14th, 2020 are not available yet.)

Contact Information

Please be patient when calling as 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 (Monitored during business hours)

Important Camp Information

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Camp Registration Form

The online registration form has been modified to accommodate those who receive subsidy to be able to pay online. 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.

Summer Camp Online Registration

Subsidy is available

City of London
Subsidy Program

Program Information

Registered families will receive a copy of the schedule in their e-mail. Schedules are subject to change depending on other factors such as weather and other events that may be out of our control.

(Camp schedules for the week of August 10th to 14th, 2020 are not available yet.)

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Inclusion Program Information

For families who previously registered for the 2020 summer camp season, our Inclusion Coordinator will contact those first to offer spaces before new registrations will be accepted.

If you are interested in our Inclusion program please fill out the Supplementary Needs PDF Form and submit it to the Boys and Girls Club of London with the summer camp registration form via fax (519-434-7306), or e-mail it to lneufeglise@bgclondon.ca, or bring it in person to the Boys and Girls Club of London.

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