What is Camp Warwa doing to help reduce the spread of Covid-19?
The safety of our campers, clients, and staff is our top priority, and we will be following all guidelines laid out by Alberta Health Services. We are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of everyone on our site during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please take a look at the information below to understand better how we are dealing with the pandemic onsite.
We will be reviewing and updating these procedures as time goes on and we get more information from Alberta Health Services. Camp Warwa is working to ensure that our 2022 programs will be as safe as possible for all campers and staff. We will follow all guidelines laid out by Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Government.
Camp Warwa requires all campers in our Summer Camp programs, and all Camp Warwa staff, to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, unless they have a medical exemption.
Participants in school group programs or guide/scout group programs will be required to follow the vaccine policy of their governing body (Alberta Education, Guides Canada ,Scouts Canada, etc). If multiple user groups are on site at the same time, they will be cohorted and distancing maintained between them.
We ask that all those coming to our site please assess their health each day using the Government of Alberta’s Covid-19 Screening Questionnaire. If you feel sick or have any symptoms, we ask that you refrain from coming to our site until you feel better. Our staff will also use this checklist daily to ensure that they are in good health.
Handwashing is always a large part of Camp life, and during this time, it is more important than ever. Our staff will be ensuring that everyone has plenty of opportunities to wash their hands throughout their day during their time at Camp.
All camp areas are cleaned regularly to ensure that we are keeping our clients safe. High traffic areas around camp such as the Washhouse and Dining Hall will be cleaned and disinfected frequently, with high-touch areas such as door handles and light switches getting close attention. Program areas will also have increased cleaning frequency to ensure that our campers and clients are as safe as possible.
Cohorting & Physical Distancing
We will be reviewing this policy over the coming months and will adjust based on public health guideliness. If cohorting and/or some physical distancing between groups is necessary, our 23 acres of land here at Camp Warwa ensure plenty of space to do so. Our Dining Hall also has ample space to allow tables to be spaced out as needed. We also have two washhouses and two outhouses which can be assigned to different groups to ensure the health and safety of all. While doing programs that require multiple cabin groups to be together, these cabin groups will form a cohort.
We will be reviewing this policy over the coming months and will adjust based on public health guideliness. If masking is still recommended, masks would be worn on-site in indoor communal spaces such as the dining hall or bathrooms. Masking is not required in indoor personal areas such as accommodation rooms, or while a group is doing their progams outdoors.
Summer Camp Drop Off/Pick Up
During Summer Camp, each camper will need to complete an AHS Covid-19 Screening Questionnaire. All parents and campers will be required to wear a mask during drop off and pick up. Campers will also need to wear a mask on the bus during transport to Camp.
Outdoor Education Groups
Before a group comes onto our site, we ask that all members assess their health using the Government of Alberta’s Covid-19 Screening Questionnaire. Our procedures will align with those of our local schools and school boards, so you can expect that the rules you follow in school will also apply at camp. More information will be sent out before your trip to account for any changes in health procedures.
What if someone at Camp Warwa has Covid Symptoms
They will be isolated from others at camp in quarantine zone. They will also be required to wear a mask we will provide if they do not have their own. The parent or teacher of the person will be called to pick them up and take them home. Following this, all AHS Guidelines will be adhered to, and we will inform anyone who may have been in contact with this person.
Fighting this Pandemic is a group effort, and we ask that all of those in our Community do their part to stop the spread of the virus and ensure that we can have a safe, fun time at Camp Warwa. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com, and we will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.
AHS Guidance for School Group Visits
Off-site activities (e.g., field trips) must follow the school guidance, as well as any sector-specific guidance relevant to the location of the field trip, including physical distancing, use of non-medical face masks, cohorting, hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and enhanced cleaning and disinfection.
o Individual classroom cohorts should be maintained during transportation to and from any external field trip site, as well as at the location of the field trip site.
o Organizations providing off-site activities should comply with the general relaunch guidance and sector-specific guidance, and should implement the same measures in the school guidance.
o An organization or facility shshould take clear steps to separate multiple groups to ensure they do not use shared areas (e.g., washrooms, lunch rooms, etc.).
o Hold activities outdoors as much as possible.
o Organizations providing off-site activities must develop procedures to address staff that become symptomatic during the field trip.
o Schools must develop procedures to address students or staff developing symptoms during the field trip;