King Township plans for in-person summer camp programming as Ontario COVID-19 cases soar
April 6, 2021
King Township’s community services division is tentatively preparing for both in-person and virtual camps for the upcoming summer season.
“The planning process for the delivery of our summer camp program is a large undertaking that begins at least six months in advance,” said Chris Fasciano, director of community services. “Although we can’t say with absolute certainty (at) this time that we will be able to offer in-person summer camps, we are going to push forward through the initial planning stages so we will be ready to deliver our programming, should we be given approval from both the provincial government and York Region Public Health to proceed.”
When last year’s summer camps were cancelled amid the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Camps Association began working with health experts on a new set of protocols to keep children and staff safe during summer camps. The provincial government is hoping to release the document by early to mid-spring.
“Receiving this provincial protocol document will be a crucial next step for us in our planning and preparation stage and will ultimately allow us to determine the feasibility of offering in-person camp programing,” Fasciano said.
King Township is planning to post its full summer camp program roster on the new virtual community guide platform for both in-person and virtual programming on April 19. Registration is tentatively set to open for all township residents on May 10 at 7 a.m. These dates and times are subject to change based on provincial and regional public health guidelines. To check out the full list of summer camp programming, visit king.upanupguide.com.