restrictions and safety precautions
Campers and parents/guardians will be screened and must pass the health check upon arrival at the Tiffin Centre. Campers will not participate in the program upon failure of the screening.
Educators will be using a list of questions developed by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit for the screening.
Equipment and cleaning
At Camp Tiffin, campers will be spending the majority of their time outdoors, and so everyone will have room to properly social distance. To limit transmission of the COVID-19 virus, shared objects will be limited, and if shared they will be disinfected between uses with Oxivir Tb or Glen Martin Disinfectant RTU.
Other equipment used during camp will be limited to individual use items such as magnifying glasses, insect nets, and natural materials for loose parts play.
To protect each other, everyone will be asked to wear a mask while inside. If physical distancing is not possible when the program is outside, then everyone will be asked to wear a mask outside as well.
The following individuals do not have to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces:
- Individuals with medical conditions rendering them unable to safely wear a mask, including those with breathing difficulties or cognitive difficulties or difficulties in hearing or processing information.
- Anyone who is unable to remove the mask without help.
- Anyone wearing a face covering that would inhibit the ability to breathe in any way such as, but not limited to, during moderate to intense physical activity (such as running) or activity that would preclude its use (such as swimming).
- Individuals who cannot wear face coverings for any religious reasons.
- Children under Grade 3 will be encouraged to wear a mask.
Educators will also be wearing a mask when physical distancing with group members is not possible.
Symptoms during camp
If after a child has been dropped off and begin to exhibit symptoms, back up Education staff will remove that child from the group. Ideally, we can wait for parents/guardians to pick them up outside, but should symptoms be more severe, we do have a secluded location with a sick bed if needed.
Staff to camper ratios
Tiffin’s outdoor education programs will follow the restrictions from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit for educational programming which states that ‘in-person teaching and instruction must be operated to enable proper physical distancing’.
While most of Camp Tiffin will take place outside, our picnic pavilion will be our home base. At this time, we will only take 16 campers for each program to allow for indoor spacing. This provides a 1/8 ratio for each group comprised of one educator and eight children. At this time, we are only able to host 2 groups.