Last updated: July 13, 2021

 

Registration for our 2021 Serious Fun summer camps is now open. Parents/guardians are advised to review the following measures we have implemented to protect campers, instructors and staff from COVID-19.

Contact information

Please be advised that due to the precautionary measures we’ve taken against COVID-19, the Capilano University Continuing Studies office is operating with reduced staffing.

The office will be open from 9 am to 4 pm, beginning in late June. Until the office is open, if you have any questions, the best way to contact us is via email: cs@capilanou.ca.

Detailed information packages

Before the camp starts, we’ll email the parent/guardian a detailed information package regarding safety protocols to observe while on campus, including drop-off/pick-up procedures, phone numbers, important locations, maps and more. 

Masks and Physical Distancing

  • As per revised BC CDC guidelines for summer camps (released July 9, 2021), masks are now recommended, and are no longer mandatory. To help you in your decision of whether to wear a mask, and to find out more information on COVID protocols and recommendations, please visit the BC CDC website.
  • The number of campers accepted into camps has been reduced to allow for physical distancing and to minimize contact among the campers. As of July 13, the maximum number of campers permitted to join a camp is 20, not including one instructor and one assistant.
  • Each camp will act as a self-contained unit (pod), and will not interact with participants from other camps, including during lunch time.

Registration and Attendance Limits

  • Due to reduced capacity, we expect the camps will fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged.
  • Online registration is strongly recommended. We use a shopping cart model and there is a register option included with every camp description.
  • While online registration is strongly encouraged, phone registration is available at 604.984.4901 during business hours. Only credit card payment (Visa, MasterCard or Amex) is  accepted at this time.
  • Credit or refunds will be issued upon request for campers unable to attend camp for a COVID-19 related reason. The credit/refund amount will depend on how many days are missed.
  • To reduce transmission risk, campers will only be permitted to attend one camp per week.
  • Half-day camps cannot be combined (i.e., campers can’t attend two half-day camps on the same day); for campers to spend the entire day on campus, they must be registered in a full-day camp.
  • Campers from the same household are encouraged to register in the same camp group wherever possible.
  • There will be no Lunch Zone this summer, but campers enrolled in full-day camps will be supervised at lunch time.
  • Once a camper has attended a camp, they will not be permitted to change camps or camp groups for any reason, including social-, skill level-, or interest-based reasons.
  • Before the camp begins, parents/guardians will be sent a pdf document detailing procedures that must be observed before arriving on campus, and what to do when on campus.

Registration Safety Checklist

Parents/guardians should bear in mind that campers will not be permitted to attend camps if:

  • The camper, or a member of their household, has experienced any flu-like or cold symptoms within 14 days prior to the camp start date.
  • The camper, or a member of their household, has had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or is awaiting COVID-19 test results, within the 14 days prior to the camp start date.
  • The camper, or a member of their household, has travelled internationally (including to the USA) within 14 days prior to the camp start date.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up

  • There will be designated outdoors sign-in/sign-out locations to support physical distancing. These locations will be clearly indicated, and additional details will be available in the pre-camp email/information package.
  • All camps will have a 15-minute drop-off/pick-up window to support physical distancing.
  • For drop-off/pick-up, we encourage that all parents/guardians observe a ‘one-caregiver-per-camper’ policy to avoid crowding during high-traffic periods.
  • Parents/guardians and campers are not required to wear a face mask during drop-off and pick-up times, but masks are recommended.
  • Sign-in/sign-out will endeavor to be touchless. Parents/guardians can bring a cell phone that can read QR codes to ensure a contactless transaction. Only summer camps staff will touch the attendance clipboard. Parents/guardians will be required to show photo ID at time of pick-up and the name of the person must match the one on record with us.
  • Hand sanitizer will be made available to all parents/guardians and campers upon arrival and departure from a camp.
  • Spectators (including parents and guardians) are not permitted.

Lunchtime and Food/Fresh Air Breaks

  • There will be no Lunch Zone this summer, but campers enrolled in full-day camps will be supervised at lunch time.
  • There will be no access to refrigerators, microwaves, kettles, etc., so be sure to include a cold pack with any lunches.
  • Food and drink sharing is not permitted.
  • Campers will eat lunch outdoors and take fresh air breaks in designated, tented areas (no cafeteria service available). Each pod will have its own designated eating area and cannot mix with other pods or visit other lunch areas.
  • Water fountains will be used for filling water bottles only. Any water bottles that campers bring will need to be labeled.
  • Campers are expected to physically distance during their breaks.

Daily Health Screening

All persons, before arriving on the Capilano University campus or taking part in a camp must be able to answer “no” to all of the following questions:

  • Have you, or any members of your household, experienced any flu-like or cold symptoms within the last 14 days?
  • Have you, or members of your household, had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or is awaiting COVID-19 test results within the last 14 days?
  • Have you, or members of your household, travelled internationally within the last 14 days, including to the USA?
  • If the answer is “yes” to any question on arrival, they will not be allowed to attend any camps for health and safety reasons. A supervisor will follow up with them through phone or email to issue a credit for camps that are missed.

Health Check Form

Every day, when arriving on campus, parents/guardians will be asked to fill out a health check form. These forms can be accessed using a QR code and phone when the parents arrive at the check-in location. Paper forms will also be available if the parents don’t have a phone, but the QR method is strongly recommended.

If a camper starts to show symptoms while at a camp, they will be isolated until a parent or guardian can come pick them up and take them home, where the camper can isolate for the necessary number of days. If this results in missed camp days, a credit/refund will be issued to cover the missed days.

General Safety Practices

  • Stay at home if you or your camper are sick.
  • Stay home if you have travelled internationally in the last 14 days.
  • Non-medical face masks are required indoors at all times.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Wash hands thoroughly and frequently, using soap wherever possible.
  • If you are unable to wash your hands, use hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres from others.

More information

For more details on Capilano University Continuing Studies COVID protocols, please visit our Policies page.

For details on Capilano University's response to COVID-19, please see COVID-19 response.

Information package for registrants

Before the camp starts, you will be sent a detailed information package that will cover information not seen here.