Pickering announced that it is introducing alternate camp programs on a much smaller scale, while ensuring the same opportunities to participate in new programs, experiences, and make new friendships.
Alternate camp programs will be supervised by experienced, trained staff. Camp registration will be open to 6-12 year olds, said a city announcement.
Camps will operate at various locations throughout the city, and while there is no bus or extended hours, camp will operate from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm each day.
In order to ensure the safety of children and staff, small groups of four campers and one staff person will be set up. Children will maintain a safe physical distance from other groups, as well as within their own group. Each group will have an entire program of activities set up just for them to enjoy throughout the day, the city said.
For those who don’t plan on coming to camp this summer, Pickering is also introducing ‘Camp-In-A-Box’. This new program provides children with the opportunity to participate in the camp experience from home, with a camp counsellor coming to you virtually, each day. Prior to camp starting, all supplies, directions, and schedules will be available for curbside pick up. Your child will be ready to start camp with their own set up at home! (Note: this is not a full day of camp programming), the city said.
All Alternate Summer Camp Programs are available for review on the City of Pickering website at pickering.ca/camps, or for more information, you can contact the Community Services Department at 905.420.4620.
Registration for these programs is open to Pickering residents only and will be accepted online, through pickering.ca/active. Please note that registration closes tomorrow June 28. Non-residents may register after this time, should spots remain open.