Program Information

Last updated on August 24, 2021 6:17 pm

In response to the Aug 24 announcement about a mask mandate:

  • All campers age 12 and older participating in indoor camps are required to wear a face mask except during physical activity, snack, lunch, or water breaks.
  • All campers age 9-11 participating in indoor camps are encouraged to wear a face mask.
  • All UBC Camps staff will wear masks when indoors.

A reminder that:

  • Campers are only permitted to attend one camp per week and changes to camp groups are prohibited.
  • On-site, daily screening are no longer required, but please do not send your child to camp if they feel unwell.

 

Things to know

Registration

What to Expect

Safety Practices

FAQs

 

Things to Know

  1. Campers will only be permitted to attend one camp per week to reduce transmission risk.
    • Half day camps cannot be combined; additional full day camps are available.
    • No Lunch Supervision, Before or After Care services are available.
    • After arriving, campers will not be permitted to change camp groups for any reason including skill level, social, or interest-based reasons.
  2. Registration
    • Campers from the same household are encouraged to register in the same camp group when possible.
  1. COVID safety practices
    • Camp activities will occur without physical distancing.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available and must be used upon arrival and departure from camp.
    • On-site, daily screening are no longer required, but please do not send your child to camp if they feel unwell.
  2. Daily drop-off/pick-up & sign-in/sign-out
    • For drop-off/pick-up, we ask that it is limited to ‘one caregiver per child’ to avoid crowding during busy periods.
    • All camps will have a 15-minute drop-off/pick-up window.
    • Sign-in/sign-out locations will differ among camps. Additional details will be shared in your pre-camp email.
    • Parents/guardians are advised that their child should not attend camp if they feel unwell.

 

 

Registration

UBC Recreation is using a new registration system beginning May 2020; an online login will be required for all activities. If you have not recently set up a new login, please follow the link below to set up a new online login.

UBC Students – please ensure that you have activated your login using your CWL in order to qualify for student rates and free access to the UBC Aquatic Centre and SRC drop-in activities.

  • Online registration is strongly encouraged. Please visit the summer programs web page prior to registration to see available programs.

Summer Camps 2021 Information

  • The UBC Camps office will be open for reduced hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm from Monday – Friday
    • Phone registration is available at (604) 822-1540 during business hours
    • In-person registration will be limited to appointment only. Please call or email to arrange.
  • Only credit (Visa or Mastercard) or debit payment is accepted at this time.
  • Credit or refund will be issued upon request for campers unable to attend camp for a COVID-19 related reason.

What to Expect

Drop-off/Pick-up and Sign-in/Sign-Out

  • For drop-off/pick-up, we ask that it is limited to ‘one caregiver per child’ to avoid crowding during busy periods.
  • All camps will have a 15-minute drop-off/pick-up window.
  • Sign-in/sign-out locations will differ among camps. Additional details will be shared in your pre-camp email.
  • Parents/guardians are advised that their child should not attend camp if they feel unwell.

Snack and Lunch Times

  • There will be a strict no sharing of food or drink policy for day camp groups.
  • Campers should not touch anyone else’s food. If food falls onto the ground, a table or floor, it will be cleaned up and discarded in the garbage.

Safety Practices

Do a self-assessment, please stay at home if you are sick

Stay home if you have travelled internationally in the last 14 days

Advanced reservations and bookings required for most programs/activities

Face masks are required for ages 12 and older

Water fountains are limited to refilling of water bottles

Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow

Wash hands thoroughly & frequently

Use hand sanitizer if you are unable to wash your hands

Frequently Asked Questions

Camps will have reduced capacities with a minimum of 2 staff per camp. Camp capacities are limited in accordance with public health directives, as well as with consideration of facility capacities and staffing requirements.

Increased health and safety measures at our summer camps include:

Masks are encouraged, but not required. Mask wearing is recommended in indoor spaces for all people over the age of 12 who are not fully vaccinated (fully vaccinated means 14-days after receiving your second dose).

Good hand hygiene practices will be encouraged, including regular hand washing with soap and water or hand sanitizer when there is no immediate access to soap and water.

  • If a camper starts to feel unwell at camp, they will be removed from camp activities.
  • Staff will contact the camper’s emergency contact to pick them up as soon as possible.
  • Staff will supervise the unwell camper while maintaining physical distancing until the emergency contact of the camper arrives. Staff will wear a mask and ask the camper to as well (if they are able).
  • We will provide the camper with tissues to cover their coughs and sneezes, and discard of them as soon as the unwell camper leaves.
  • A thorough cleaning and sanitizing procedure will occur.

If an unwell camper has a sibling from the same household in either the same camp group or a different camp group, they may also need to be picked up. Unwell campers will only be permitted to return to camp once they are feeling better and have followed testing and isolation guidance from public health.

If your child becomes sick in the lead up to their registered camp or while at camp, we ask that you keep your child at home. A credit or refund will be available upon request.

If a confirmed case, or multiple suspected cases occur at camp, an immediate shutdown of camp will be required. UBC Camps will follow public health directives. A thorough cleaning and sanitizing procedure of any facilities and equipment used by a camp group with a confirmed case or multiple suspected cases will be conducted. Through contact tracing, staff and parents/guardians will be promptly informed when there has been potential exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19 at camp.

  • Anyone possibly exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 will be advised to monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days.
  • Anyone who had close contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19 will be advised to isolate for 14 days.

While distancing is not required during physical activity, other camp activities have been redesigned to support distancing. While UBC Camps staff will encourage and enforce current distancing directives, it can be challenging for children and youth in a camp environment and distancing may not always be possible.

  • UBC Camps will be operating Monday – Friday
  • Programming will take place between 9:00am – 4:00pm, with a 15-minute staggered drop-off and pick-up window. This is to ensure physical distancing protocols are met.

Due to the self-contained camp approach we are implementing for this year’s day camps, campers will only be permitted to attend one full-day or half-day camp per week.

Unfortunately, you will not be able to customize your child’s camp week as campers are limited to either one full-day or half-day camp per week.

  • Given that outdoor spaces are preferred over indoor spaces to reduce the risk of transmission, all camps will spend additional time outdoors.
  • Campers will also spend snack and lunch breaks outdoors, weather permitting.

To minimize risks there will be no field trips to museums, cultural attractions or other public facilities this spring or summer.

UBC Camps is currently accepting summer camp registration! Summer camp registration opened February 1 at 1:00pm.