- Camp Huron Sings, vol 2 has dropped!by Gerry Adam
We are exctied to announce that we have more camp music to share with everyone! Created by Oscar Abley this album features not only staff, but campers. Have a listen wherever you stream your music or on YouTube
Enjoy and as one of the songs says….pass it on…
- COVID-19 Information for Upcoming Campsby Gerry Adam
At this time, all COVID-19 Guidelines from both the Ministry of Health and Huron Perth Public Health as well as the Diocese of Huron have been cancelled.
We will be staying connected with all of these organizations as well as noting any advice from the Ontario Camps Association as do our best to balance providing a wonderful summer camp experience with keeping everyone safe.
Throughout the pandemic one thing we all regularly experienced was change. If any adjustments need to be made this summer to any part of the outline below, we commit to communicating these changes as soon as possible.
Before you come to camp:
According to the Chief Medical Officer of Health in Ontario, vaccinations are one of the best tools we have to combat COVID-19. While vaccines will not be a requirement for campers this summer, we encourage each camper to get their COVID vaccines as they can. As a requirement of working for the Diocese of Huron, Camp Huron staff have been vaccinated.
We encourage each camper to limit their exposure to people outside of their household to the best extent possible in the week leading up to their time at camp.
Before setting out on your trip to the camp we ask that you check everyone in your family for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (beyond anything which is normal, such as seasonal allergies or anything associated with having just woken up)
You can also use the COVID SCREENING TOOL from the province of Ontario.
If you cannot pass the screening, or 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.
Campers and staff are welcome to wear masks.
We will not require masks to be worn when we are outside. The bulk of our programs have always occurred outdoors.
Our large gathering spaces, like the Chapel, Program Building and Dining Hall are very well ventilated, so mask wearing will be optional. We will have plenty of adult and child-sized masks available for anyone who wishes to wear one.
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.
All cabin porches will have hand sanitizer. There will be clearly marked sanitation stations round the site.
Sickness at Camp
If a camper or staff member shows symptoms of COVID-19, we will require that they isolate in our Health Centre until they are able to be picked up.
As most campers are only at camp for a week, we will discuss a return in a later session or a partial refund on a case-by -case basis.
Campers and Staff that are in the same cabin or group as an individual that is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 may also be required to isolate from the group and be sent home based on their vaccination status. Again, coming back later in the summer or partial refund will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
Rapid Antigen Tests
Camp Huron has rapid antigen tests to use as a tool to help us verify whether a staff or camper has COVID-19. We will contact parents/caregivers or emergency contacts and keep them informed about the results of the test as soon as we can.
We thank everyone, campers, families, friends and staff for their patience and grace as we continue to navigate our way back to our overnight programs for children and youth!
- A Message from a staff memberby Gerry Adam
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My name is Rebekkah Phibbs and I am the Administrative Assistant Director for Camp Huron this summer. As we begin preparations for the summer, we are hoping to increase the registration numbers in the following weeks.
Camp Huron has been unable to host children as we usually do for the past two years, and this summer we are eager to celebrate the space that we were given to share our faith with the children in our communities. We are hoping to reach some new campers this year, and hoping that you all are able to share some of this information with families in and around your community.
Camp is a diverse and welcoming community, where children and youth are free to be themselves without restrictions. We continue to make it our mission to be as inclusive as possible. Children from the ages of 6-16 years old are welcome to take part in our week-long programs (Leader in Training is for 15-16 years), no matter what background they have or who they present themselves as. Please feel free to look on Youtube for “The Wedding Banquet” music video on the Camp Huron Youtube page—this might give you a good idea of who we are and what we represent.
This summer is a great opportunity for churches to sponsor or encourage children to go to camp, and give them an experience of a lifetime. Everyone is welcome at camp, including those who may need financial aid, children who need extra attention, or those who need a safe place. We offer the ability to have a one-to-one camp counsellor present with children who have exceptional needs, and a staff who have a plethora experience within this role. Camp Huron is a place where every child belongs.
We are also taking the necessary COVID-19 precautions, and all staff on site are fully vaccinated.
This year, our theme for the summer is Home-Longing, Home-Coming. We are coming home to Camp Huron this summer, and we are eager to continue to grow our camp family through our faith and community. We could not be more excited to welcome children back home this summer.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns regarding the summer, and make sure to register on our website!
Rebekkah Phibbs (she/her)
Administrative Assistant Director
- Registration is now open-COVID 19 updateby Gerry Adam
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:
Exemptions for medical or human rights considerations will be considered on a case by case basis.
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 email@example.com
- Our 2022 plansby Gerry Adam
We are happy to announce that we are making plans to return to our overnight programs for children and youth.
Are you interested in joining our staff team for the months of July and August? Our online application is open and for this first hiring round, it will be available until midnight January 22, 2022
follow this link:
Online registration for this summer will open on January 24, 2022 at 6pm
Please note that for the time being and subject to interest, we are offering Senior Camp for those graduating from grade eight in July and Leader in Training in August. These programs have limited enrolment so please sign up when registration opens!
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