The launch of camps in the context of COVID-19 was prepared by the Association des camps du Québec, in close collaboration with the Association du loisir municipal and the Réseau des unités régionales loisirs et sport du Québec. Feedback on the document was also received from various partners and stakeholders, including the Direction générale de la santé publique du Québec (DGSP), which approved the final content.
The measures presented here are consistent with those applied in schools and centres for early childhood (CPEs and daycare centres) and comply with the guidelines from the Direction générale de la santé publique du Québec.
Our team will make every effort to accommodate a maximum number of children in a safe and pleasant manner according to the hygiene rules in force.
The four directives of the Public Health Department
- Physical distancing
Keep a two-metre space between participants and organize the physical environment in order to maintain this distance between all individuals.
- Outdoor activities
Preference should be given to holding the program’s activities at outdoor sites and indoor premises should be used only in case of rain, while respecting the maximum number of participants for a location in order to maintain physical distances.
- Limiting physical contact
Minimize direct and indirect contact between individuals, in particular by selecting activities and games that limit the sharing of non-disinfected materials between participants (balls, pencils, pens, brushes, scissors, helmets, disguises, bows and arrows, etc.).
- Hygiene measures
Strictly apply and enforce hygiene rules, including the cleaning and disinfection of premises, equipment, furnishings and washroom facilities. Set up routines which include participants and staff washing their hands.
Child–counsellor ratios for the day camp to allow deconfinement
In order to ensure compliance with public health standards, the child–counsellor ratio will be reduced to correspond to the following numbers:
- Ages 5 to 6 years old: 1 counsellor for every 10 children
- Ages 7 to 8 years old: 1 counsellor for every 12 children
- Ages 9 to 12 years old: 1 counsellor for every 15 children
Update from the General Directorate of Public Health (DGSP) and the ACQ: June 13, 2020
NB: A free visor will be given to your child on the first day bearing the day camp logo which can be reused at school in September. All the components used to make the face protectors are of superior quality and made in Quebec, including 100% recycled PET plastic.