Summer Camp 2021

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury has been working very hard to offer modified summer camps that encompass safety and the well being of all campers this summer.

Camper forms:
Camper Pre-Screening
Day Camp Safety Agreement
Camp Pick-up Permission
Medication Form
Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan

Parent Handbook

The 2021 Summer Camp Guide is available HERE

Registration for BWG residents is now open: Register online HERE

Camp BWG’s main focus is for campers to make friends, get creative with arts and crafts, and participate in sports and camp games in a fun and safe manner. Campers will enjoy a variety of physically distanced activities outdoors and indoors when required. Each camp will also include a weekly theme with fun activities planned by summer camp staff.

Important COVID-19 related information:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of BWG camps will include safety procedures and protocols to ensure the health and safety of all campers.
All campers and staff will be required to wear a face covering at all times indoors. Outdoors, face coverings will be required when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Detailed information will be shared by email with registrants prior to the start of camp. All BWG camps will follow the camp guidelines released by the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.
Please note that any campers who are unable to follow the guidelines may be removed from camp for the safety of others and themselves.

Camp Hours
Camp will be offered from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Camper drop off is from 8:30 to 9:00am and end of day pick up is from 4:00 to 4:30 pm.
AM and PM extended care will not be offered.
Late fee policy in effect

Pre-Screening:
Upon arrival each day campers will be required to successfully complete a health pre-screening.
If your child is not feeling well prior to arriving at camp please keep them home. Contact the BWG Leisure Centre Customer Service Desk at 905-775-7529, extension 6007 to indicate your child will not be attending camp.
If campers exhibit COVID-19 symptoms or become ill during the camp day the parent/guardian will be contacted for pick up to be arranged as soon as possible. The child will be removed from the immediate area and will continued to be monitored by camp staff.

Camp BWG Locations:

Lions Park – 226 Colborne Street
Ages: 4 to 6 years
Must be 4 years of age on the first day of camp
Weekly camp program offered from July 5 to August 27, 2021, excluding August 2, 2021.

BWG Leisure Centre – 471 West Park Avenue
Camp BWG Junior
Ages: 4 to 6 years
Must be 4 years of age on the first day of camp
Camp BWG Senior
Ages: 7 to 9 years
Weekly camp programs offered from July 5 to September 3, 2021, excluding August 2, 2021.

Community Centre -125 Simcoe Road
Ages: 8 to 11 years
Weekly camp program offered from July 5 to August 27, 2021, excluding August 2, 2021.

What should parents know?
In order to make camp a positive experience, please include at the time of registration, details on any special requirements, allergies, personal care issues or medical concerns. Also please let us know if your child requires inclusion support while at camp. For children who require inclusion support please review the Accessible Inclusive Recreation section.
Each camp program will be considered a cohort. Campers will remain in their respective cohort for the week. Once camp programs commence there will be no transfers to another camp program under any circumstances. This is for the safety of each cohort to limit exposure to other cohorts. BWG Leisure Centre camp groups cohorts will not be interacting with each other.

Sign in/Sign Out Procedures
Staff strictly adhere to a sign in/sign out protocol.
Campers may arrive between 8:30 to 9:00 am and pick up is from 4:00 to 4:30 pm. Camp staff will meet you at the designated drop off area (outdoors) and follow up with the daily covid-19 pre-health screening. Upon successful completion of pre-health screening camp staff will directly escort campers to their cohort. Campers are required to complete the health screening prior to attending camp. Failure to do so will result in your child not attending camp.
If your child is not feeling well please do not send them to camp. Contact the BWG Leisure Centre Customer Service Desk at 905-775-7529, extension 6007 to indicate your child will not be attending camp.
At the end of the camp day your child will be brought to the designated pick up area.
Photo I.D. will be required by all parent/guardians each time at pick-up. Written consent by parent/guardian must be provided if child wishes to sign in/out of camps on their own. The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury prefers that children are signed in and out by a parent/ guardian. If you require someone other than a parent/guardian to pick up your child, please include on the Camper Pick-Up Permission Form. We will require the pick-up person to provide photo ID. Forms will be emailed prior to the camp week.

Parent/Guardian Responsibility
Prior to the camp week the Summer Camp Safety Expectation Agreement will be distributed by email to each camper. Parent/guardian and the child are requested to review and sign the agreement.

Please review the following safety-oriented guidelines with your child to ensure camper safety:

  • Respect others and their property, including staff
  • Respect the safety of all participants, including staff.
  • Follow instructions and listen to camp staff.
  • Aggressive/inappropriate behaviours are not permitted.
  • Use appropriate language.
  • Bullying and play fighting are not appropriate behaviours.
  • Stay with your cohort.
  • All campers and counsellors are expected to clean up after themselves at the end of each activity.
  • Campers will not be permitted to leave the site without a staff member accompanying them.
  • Physically distance.
  • Follow Covid-19 guidelines.
  • Wear a face mask that will cover your nose, mouth and chin as required.
  • Wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer.

Follow up communication or conferences may be required to address concerns.
Physical aggression towards another person or oneself may require a temporary or full suspension from camp(s).

Behaviour
The Community Services Department reserves the right to suspend or withdraw a camper from the program if the enjoyment & safety for themselves or others is jeopardized. There will be a follow up communication with parents/guardians. When required camp staff will contact parents or guardians to make arrangements to pick up their child from camp as soon as possible. A refund will not be given.

What should a camper bring?

  • Lunch, snacks, drinks (Please note that due to a number of nut-related allergies, peanut butter, nuts & foods containing nut by-products are not permitted at camp). Campers are not to be sharing food or drinks with others while at camps.
  • Water bottle(s) with plenty of water.
  • Sunscreen (apply prior to drop off – sunscreen checks will be conducted throughout the day. Campers must be able to apply sunscreen).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Hat, jacket or sweater.
  • Face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Splash Pad and Pool will not be available for campers this summer
  • For safety reasons, campers must wear running shoes. Sandals are not permitted.
  • Ensure your child does not bring any valuable items to camp. The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury and its partners are not responsible for lost or stolen items. This includes: electronic games, tablets, cellphones, money.

Inclusion Facilitator Support:
The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury employs staff for the summer period to work specifically as inclusion support with children who have special needs, exceptionalities and/or a disability. The inclusion support is a limited resource and is available on a first come, first served basis and is available for a maximum of one week per child
For more information please contact Nancy Shortill-Thatcher at 905-775-7529 ext 8301

Hours Mon-Fri 6:00am-8:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-4:00pm
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