Crestwood Valley Day Camp operated two highly successful summers during 2020 and 2021, keeping all campers and staff safe and having no positive COVID-19 cases. We followed all Ministry of Health protocols and guidelines and will continue to follow any guidelines put forward for summer 2022, making any necessary adaptations as they evolve. Crestwood Valley Day Camp reserves the right to alter our policies and make necessary adaptations to protocols to fit new Public Health guidance.
Crestwood Valley Day Camp is requiring all eligible campers and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before their first day of camp (5 years and older). We will be collecting a copy of the government issued QR code to add to each camper and staff’s file. Failure to do so may result in your camper starting their session late or having their camp session cancelled (at the expense of the family). Fully vaccinated means vaccinated with two doses at least 14 days prior to the start of your child’s camp session.
For campers who are born in 2017 the following rules will apply and are based on the recommendation that campers receive their vaccinations within an 8-week window:
- For campers whose birthday falls between January 1-March 31, 2017- they will be required to be fully vaccinated.
- For campers whose birthday falls between April 1-May 31, 2017- they will be required to have at least their first vaccine.
- For campers whose birthday falls between June 1-August 31, 2017- they will not be required to be vaccinated, however, it is strongly recommended they receive their first dose when eligible.
- For campers whose birthday falls between September 1-December 31, 2017- they will not be eligible to be vaccinated and therefore we will not require it.
For campers born in 2018, they will not be eligible to be vaccinated and therefore we will not require it.
We understand the government has announced they will be removing vaccine passports as of March 1st, however, to keep our Crestwood family as safe as possible, we will still be requiring vaccination against COVID-19. This applies to staff, as well as campers. We would like to get camp back to the way we know and love it, therefore extra layers of protection will be implemented to better protect our community. We hope this will also allow us to reduce other COVID-19 measures where possible for summer 2022.
We understand that you need to do what is right for your child(ren) and your family. However, our concern is our entire Crestwood community, and this policy is what is best to ensure the health and safety of everyone. This has been our number one priority since our first day of camp in 1990 and especially true since our first COVID-19 summer in 2020.