Camp Manitou takes the responsibility of caring for your children while providing them with an outdoor education very seriously. To limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, we are taking every measure to ensure the health and safety of all guests, campers and staff as part of our plan to resume safe programming.
Camp Manitou has been working with the province and health officials to ensure the safe resumption of camp activities are in alignment with provincial guidelines. Please know that we will continue to follow all Public Health Orders and True North Sports & Entertainment (TNSE) organizational requirements as doing so is essential to our ability to safely open our facility and run programming. We will also continue to work with authorities to ensure we are following and evolving our policies and procedures to fit with best practices and all Public Health recommendations.
Currently the recommendation remains that masks continue to be worn and while it will not be a requirement, we will be encouraging the use of masks in indoor spaces. We will have some campers with us who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk. For the safety of our entire community, we appreciate your adherence and understanding and we will be asking from all staff and campers that they respect each others choice and any other future adjustments we may need to make if Public Health deems. We will not tolerate harassment of any kind.
Our commitment to providing an enriching growth and education experience in an inclusive environment has not wavered
Cleanliness and sanitation
An enhanced commitment to cleanliness and sanitation means more frequent cleaning and more rigorous disinfection measures across camp buildings and all activity stations. Activity structures and equipment will be disinfected between each group and high-touch surfaces and high-traffic spaces will also be cleaned more frequently, especially during active business hours. Hand sanitizing stations have been placed around camp and campers will be encouraged and assisted in using them frequently throughout the day.
All meals have been plated or individually packaged, in place of buffet lines, we are unsure at this time what protocol we will be following for Summer 2022. Lunch service will still be staggered to allow for smaller numbers in the dining hall . While communal water fountains will be turned off, camp staff will assist in providing water bottle refills at a touchless water station to ensure campers stay hydrated throughout the day.
Personal protective equipment
Mask mandates were removed on March 15th, with the recommendation still in place that masks be worn. It will be individual choice, and respect and acceptance will be given to all campers regardless of choice. We will adjust policy if/when Manitoba Health does, or our Organizational Camp Manitou requirement changes (equal to or above MB Health).
Based on Manitoba Public Health changes March 1st, there will be no vaccination status checks required for campers and guests. To help ensure the safety of our campers and other staff, it is a current requirement that staff be vaccinated, unless given an exemption per TNSE policy.
Self assessments will no longer be required before arriving and checking in for camp each day.
All camp staff have been instructed to stay at home if they are feeling unwell, including if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms: headache, congestion, runny nose, fever, chills and/or body aches.
We respectfully ask campers not to attend camp if they are experiencing any of the same symptoms, if someone in their household is ill, or if they believe they have been exposed to someone who is ill. As we put the wellness of our community first and foremost, there is a consideration for prorated refunds for camp days missed due to any COVID related illness.
The drive-through drop-off and check-in process was created to ensure a contactless experience with minimal lineups and waiting. We will be continuing this system. The drop-off and pick-up point for all campers will be at the outdoor hockey rink. Please watch for the email you will receive before your week at camp, which will provide you with details regarding drop-off and pick-up
While your child’s health and safety has been the priority as we have planned for this summer’s Camp Manitou experience, programming will remain exciting, diverse and educational while also adhering to physical distancing. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding and look forward to welcoming our campers back.