Health and Safety

While we are planning on a return to overnight camps, due to the evolving nature of the pandemic it is too early to share what possible guidelines for gathering will still be in place, especially concerning masking, co-horting (living in a distanced group and not interacting unless masked indoors and if closer than 2 m) or what our procedures for drop-off and pick-up will be.

New for 2022 – COVID-19 Vaccinations

Neither the province of Ontario nor the Ontario Camps Association has provided any direction on vaccinations yet.

We strongly believe that a vaccination policy is necessary at this time to continue offering safe programs to young people. Achieving high vaccination rates is part of a global campaign to reduce the risks of transmissions, and Camp Huron is committed to doing our part to protect public health. 

We are implementing this policy because the health and wellbeing of our staff and participants is our top priority, and as such, we continue to evolve our policies in response to the dynamic nature of the virus.

As Camp Huron is part of the Diocese of Huron, all staff and volunteers are required to present proof of full vaccination at least 14 days before arriving at camp.

In order to protect our staff, campers will be required to be vaccinated as well. We are working on the language for this upcoming policy and a way that families can share or upload their information by Easter.

Please note that all medical information you put in Camp Huron’s Medical Form it is kept confidential and shared only with those persons who need it in order to care for your child.

We hope that if you have not gotten your children vaccinated this will give you more time.

You can find out more information here:

COVID-19 vaccine information sheet: For children (age 5-11) (ENFR)

Exemptions for medical or human rights considerations will be considered on a case by case basis.

OHRC policy statement on COVID-19 mandates and proof of vaccine certificates (OHRC, September 22) (ENFR)

Medical exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination (MOH, updated January 12) (ENFR)

Campers do not have to be vaccinated in order to register. Please watch for updates in the months to come. Until we have a comprehensive vaccination policy and procedures in place we are going to leave the Camper Medical Form offline, which means you can sign up today and come back to fill it out later.

Thank-you for your understanding and support. If you have any questions please email gerryadam@diohuron.org

Sun Safety at Camp

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:

Sunscreen

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

Clothing

  • Send clothes that can shield the body from the sun such as long pants and t- shirts.
  • The beach gets lots of sun so consider clothes to wear over bathing suits after swim time.

Hats

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

Sunglasses

  • 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.