Important COVID-19 Information

Over the past year, we have adapted our approach to ensure maximum safety for kids and staff to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 strains. At Kumbuka, we have a FUN and SAFE summer planned. We hope you’ll join us!

Please note that our plans are based on the Provincial Health Organization COVID-19 guidelines. If these guidelines change, we will adjust our plans to follow them.

We deeply care about the health and wellness of everyone, and to assure we are taking necessary precautions, the following procedures are in place…

Social Distancing

Maintaining physical distancing in a day camp environment is less practical and can be quite difficult. As recommended by the Ministry of Health, our focus will be on minimizing physical contact. We will be taking the actions below. New actions may arise once camp begins. 

  • Board games and other activities will be limited to pieces that can be sanitized
  • We will be spending more time outdoors (weather permitting) for both organized activities and free play
  • Meal tables are organized according to their assigned small groups.
  • ·Children will be encouraged to minimize physical contact
  • Masks are currently not required
  • ·Shared supplies (i.e. markers and scissors) and equipment will be sanitized daily
  • ·Our staff will be unable to help your child put on cream-based sunscreen. We will provide verbal assistant as best as possible. However, the team will be happy to help apply spray-based sunscreen

Hand Washing

At Kumbuka we take safety very seriously, which is why we champion regular hand washing as a Happy, Healthy Habit!

Adults and children wash and sanitize hands upon arrival and throughout the day

Twice a day, we do an all camp hand washing, first at Lunch Time and the second at our Cool Down Time in the afternoon.

Sanitizing Surfaces

Our dedicated staff is putting extensive effort into sanitizing and disinfecting our center, all touchable surfaces and toys each night.

Screening

Each morning at check-in, we will screen staff and campers who enter the center. Any symptoms or signs of anyone who could be a carrier, or be at risk with the Coronavirus will be sent home. Persons who have a fever of 100.40 (38.00C) or above or other signs of illness will not be admitted to camp. We encourage parents to be on the alert for signs of illness in their children and to keep them home when they are sick.

Small Groups

Our plan is to keep kids in small groups throughout the day, to follow rules and advice from health officials and the PHO. We are able to keep a 4:1 ratio between campers and staff in our space and outdoor activities allowing for children per space, for a total of 20 registrations at camp daily. We are looking forward to a fun and safe summer

This is what you can expect during our summer of All Day Adventures!

1. Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

2. Clean & Safe Environment

3. Programmed activities based around a weekly theme

5. Educational Games & Instruction (but don’t tell the kids!)