COVID-19 & Summer Camp Updates

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Camp Kidston once again this summer! 

 

With the ever-evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize the importance of regular communication. This page will be updated monthly until the start of summer camp with the current information we have. 

Please know that you are always welcome to contact Camp Kidston directly if you are seeking additional information by emailing director@campkidston.com.

 

Updated: 24/02/2021

2021 Registration Update

Are you ready for Summer 2021? We sure are! 

Registration opens on February 25th at 8am. 

Due to a significant number of requests regarding summer registration and our limited capacity, we expect registration to fill more quickly than a typical year.

 

Here are some important things to know: 

  • Register here.  More information about camp sessions/dates can be found here.

  • A $50 deposit is required to secure your registration.  

  • We will be running a waitlist for every session in case we are able to increase our capacity and/or add sessions closer to the summer (pending Public Health guidelines).  

  • Should an overnight session not run due to COVID-19, all registration fees will be refunded.

A few important points regarding COVID-19:

  • At this time, to ensure that we can meet all current COVID-19 guidelines, we will be offering a limited number of sessions and spaces - registration for each session will open at half-capacity.

  • Similar to day camps, overnight camps will look slightly different this summer.  Most notably, campers will be grouped in smaller “cohorts” (groups) and will participate in all camp activities within their own cohort.  

  • We will be following all public health guidelines, including but not limited to: daily screening for symptoms, increased hand washing/hand sanitizing, masks and physical distancing when necessary, alternate drop-off/pick-up procedures, frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces and cleaning of shared equipment between uses. 

  • Additionally, at this time, only Nova Scotian residents can register for Summer 2021 programs. 

  • We will continue to share updates on Summer 2021 as we receive information from the Nova Scotia Government and the Camping Association of Nova Scotia and PEI.  This includes sharing our detailed operational plan, once approved by Public Health.  Registered families will receive all updates directly by email, and our updates can also be found on this page. 

  • We will also offer a family camping opportunity this summer, with registration opening later in the spring - stay tuned for more details!  

Questions?  Please email director@campkidston.com.  We are here to help!

Save the date: Registration opens Feb. 25th!

Our Executive Director and Board of Directors are continuing to consult with both the Camping Association of Nova Scotia and PEI (CANSPEI) and the Government of Nova Scotia to ensure that we can open overnight summer camps safely.  As part of this process, we will be attending an important CANSPEI meeting on Feb. 18th.  Therefore, we have delayed our registration to ensure that we provide the most accurate and up-to-date information to our camp families. 

Here’s what we want you to know: 

  • Registration for overnight summer programs will open Feb. 25, 2021 at 8am - this includes Tadpole, Junior, Senior, and CIT sessions.

  • Our camp sessions, dates, and registration fee options can be found here.

  • At this time, to ensure that we can meet all current COVID-19 guidelines, we will be offering a limited number of sessions and spaces - registration for each session will open at half-capacity.  Due to the limited capacity, we expect spaces to fill quickly! 

  • We will also offer a family camping opportunity this summer, with registration opening later in the spring - stay tuned for more details!  

  • Further updates on Summer 2021 will be provided over the coming weeks - all COVID-19 related updates can be found on this page.

Thanks for sticking with us throughout the past year - we can’t wait to be back at Kidston soon! 

February 2021 Update

Our Executive Director and Board of Directors have been busy planning for Summer 2021 and are actively working with the Camping Association of Nova Scotia and PEI (CANSPEI) and the Government of Nova Scotia to ensure that we can open safely.    

What we know so far:

  • Pending approval by the Government of Nova Scotia, we will offer overnight summer camps this summer.

  • At this time, to ensure that we can meet all current COVID-19 guidelines, we will be offering a limited number of sessions and spaces. As we know, the COVID-19 situation changes over time, and therefore we may be able to offer additional sessions or spaces as we get closer to the summer.

  • Further details on registration and Summer 2021 sessions will be provided in the coming weeks and will be updated frequently over the coming months. 

  • Should an overnight summer camp session not run due to COVID-19, we will offer full refunds of registration fees.

 

What we’ve already done:

We have many volunteers, Board Members, and staff working behind the scenes to ensure that we are ready for 2021.  We have:

  • Upgraded the First Aid room (including the addition of a sink for handwashing, a new cot, and more).

  • Added a new First Aid-designated washroom adjacent to the First Aid room. 

  • Reviewed and updated policies and procedures regarding communicable illness, health and safety, kitchen operations, and hygiene.

  • Completed a thorough de-cluttering of our facilities to allow for more efficient and regular deep-cleaning of program areas.

 

We can’t wait to welcome campers and families back to Camp Kidston soon!

 

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