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For Immediate Release

Camp Tiffin open if classes are cancelled

UTOPIA, Ontario (October 4, 2019) – As the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) prepare to move forward with a full strike for school support workers, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority's (NVCA) Camp Tiffin will be open for parents who need child care.

Camp Tiffin is located at the 300+ acre Tiffin Centre for Conservation in Utopia, Ontario, only 20 minutes west of Barrie. The format of the camp will be the same as the traditional summer camp, but the activities will be altered to be more suitable for the fall.

“Children who have come to Camp Tiffin in the past have always had a good time, with the added bonus of learning to understand and appreciate the natural world a little more each day" said Naomi Saunders, Manager of Environmental Education at the NVCA. “We are opening up Camp Tiffin so that they will have the same learning experiences and make deeper connections with nature, while their schools are closed."

The camp will open on a week-by-week, as needed basis. Parents can register their children by the day. Currently, October 7 - October 11 is open for registration.

All children ages 5-12 are welcome. Registration fees are $45 per camper per day, and extended care is available for $10 per camper per day. The camp is open from 9:00 am to 4pm, with extended hours from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00-5:30 p.m. When schools open and classes are operating, any un-used days will be refunded without a cancellation fee.

For more details or to register for Camp Tiffin, please visit https://www.nvca.on.ca/events-education/camp-tiffin

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About NVCA: The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is a public agency dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment through specialized programs to protect, conserve and enhance our water, wetlands, forests and lands.

Media contact: Maria Leung, Communications Coordinator 705-424-1479 ext.254, mleung@nvca.on.ca