Health and Safety

Health and Safety

COVID-19 and Camp Huron

Although the COVID-19 Pandemic feels like it is in our rear view mirror we know that it is still with us. Therefor Camp Huron continues to monitor and follow best practices for its prevention and follow the advice of the Huron Perth Public Health Unit and direction from the Diocese of Huron.

At this time in 2024 there are no procedures or protocols in place.

Before you come to camp:

According to the Chief Medical Officer of Health in Ontario, vaccinations still remain one of the best tools we have to combat COVID-19. While vaccinations are not a requirement , we encourage everyone who is eligible to get their COVID-19 VACCINES as they can.  

If your child(ren) feel unwell, please do NOT come to camp.

Please call the camp office 519-434-6893 ext 217 so we can update our cabin lists and hopefully arrange for your camper to return later in the summer or offer a refund.

Cleaning and Sanitizing

Camp Huron has always had a schedule of regular cleaning and sanitation. We will ensure that bathrooms are cleaned, some higher traffic ones, twice or more daily. Our new washroom building is especially well-ventilated and spacious.

Sickness at Camp

Please do not send an ill child to camp.

Camper or staff members who become ill while at camp will be reuqired to be picked up to recuperate at home.

As most campers are only at camp for a week, we will discuss a potential return in a later session or a partial refund on a case-by -case basis.

Sun Safety

At camp we spend lots of time enjoying the outdoors and this means lots of time in the sun! We encourage all campers and staff to be sun safe while at camp. We always keep the UV index and heat in mind when planning our activities. Talk to your camper about being safe in the sun before they come to camp and please remember the following:


  • Send your camper with enough sunscreen to last the whole week.
  • Sunscreen should be SPF 30 or over and be water resistant.


  • Send clothes that can shield the body from the sun such as long pants and t- shirts.
  • The beach gets lots of sun so all campers and staff should be prepared to wear a t-shirt or rashguard over bathing suits after swim time.


  • Hats should protect the neck, ears, and face from the sun.


  • Eyes need to be protected from the sun too – make sure sunglasses offer UVA and UVB protection. We usually have some very affordable ones for sale when you arrive.
  • To keep track of sunglasses send them with a case or strap.

Water Bottles

  • Sun safety includes staying hydrated – please send your camper with a reusable water bottle, labelled with their name, that they can carry to camp activities.
  • Cabins have many opportunities throughout the day to drink water and refill water bottles.

Head Lice

  • Where there are large gatherings of children, head lice can be a real nuisance! Please do not send your child to camp if they have head lice – give us call and if possible, we will change their session.
  • We have also learned that adding a few drops of tea tree oil to your child’s shampoo before camp may help prevent them from getting head lice.