|With Covid-19 cases on the rise in Ontario and surrounding areas we are asking that everyone coming to camp from week 3 onward take a rapid test within 12 hours before arriving at camp. Our top priority is to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy while enjoying a week at camp and this is an important step to help us achieve this.
Just to reiterate:
· We ask that all campers arriving in camp on Saturday please take a rapid test within 12 hours before arriving at camp (and test negative for Covid-19).
· We ask that all guests arriving in camp during the week please take a rapid test within 12 hours before arriving at camp (and test negative for Covid-19).
· All campers and guests must complete an online symptom screening before arriving at camp.
As much as we would all like Covid-19 to be over it is not, and it is important that we all continue to do our part to keep each other healthy and our camp open. If you or someone in your family test positive OR if you are experiencing any of the symptoms on the RPC Covid-19 online screening (see below) PLEASE stay home until you recover.
Rapid tests are standard, off the shelf, self-perform kits that are available around most communities. Pharmacies and even some corner stores and grocery stores now have them to hand out for free. We are not asking for any pharmacist performed tests.
We know this is short notice for week 3 campers and apologize for this. If you are having trouble finding tests please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you have seen from previous emails, outside dining is available for a limited number if requested ahead of time. While in camp we encourage all of our campers, however, to take advantage of the gorgeous outdoor spaces in camp and take your food outside to eat at the picnic tables situated around the Dining Hall.
We are so lucky to have such a fabulous outdoor environment to enjoy together even during these continuingly unsettling times of Covid-19!
Janet Cottreau (she/her)
Executive Camp Director, Red Pine Camp