The Acorn Adventure Camp

During this pandemic, it’s still important for kids to have time to learn and play outside. Five Oaks is offering a new safe and fun socially distanced day camp called Acorn Adventure Camp. Our staff is dedicated to making sure everyone at camp stays safe and healthy. Campers will experience fun games, crafts, and educational activities all while remaining six feet apart. Staff will follow government regulations for sanitization and campers will not be sharing any equipment with other campers.

Every day will feature games, crafts, and a swim in the Five Oaks pool supervised by our lifeguards. Activities will include creek study, nature science, campfires, and hikes. Children will love this chance to make memories running, playing, and growing in nature.

  • Age 5 – Ratio 6 children : 1 leader
  • Ages 6-12 – Ratio 10 children : 1 leader
  • Programs run from 9:00am-4:00pm daily
  • Daily drop off 8:30am-9:00am
  • Daily pick up 4:00pm-4:30pm
  • Before/Aftercare available for an additional fee

NOTE: During the summer Five Oaks acts as an isolation center for migrant workers arriving into Ontario, who are supporting Ontario Agriculture. These guests are in their own isolation zone located on the property separate from Day Camp.

Please read the COVID-19 FAQs at the bottom of this page.

Camp Registration Links

 

COVID-19 FAQs

 

Over the last few years there have been many changes with the changing health measures as a result of COVID-19. We will continue to follow Public Health measures and guidance with restrictions, recommendations and best practices

 

What distancing and cleaning measures are being taken to protect against COVID-19 risk?

Campers will remain in their cohorts and stay 6 feet apart from other groups. If campers need to go inside a building they will be required to wear a mask. Campers will be outside for the majority of the time. Staff outside of their cohort will wear personal protective equipment. Campers will sanitize or hand wash between activities and before/after eating. Camper indoor spaces will be sanitized twice a day and sanitization will happen with materials between group use.

What kind of screening process is in place to check for COVID-19?

When arriving on site every staff and parent/guardian (answering for their child) will be asked a series of question.

I.E. Have you or your child experienced any COVID-19 related symptoms, have you been out of the country in the last 14 days, have you or your child been in contact with anyone who may have the virus or has been tested for COVID-19 recently?

We will also be checking temperatures as staff and campers arrive on site with our touch-less thermometer.

What is a cohort?

A cohort is a group of campers and staff. Anyone outside of this cohort will keep 6 feet apart. If a staff outside of this cohort needs to get closer than 6 feet they will sanitize before and after interacting with the group and wear proper personal protective equipment such as a mask, gloves and/or face shield. Each cohort will have a designated space at camp to do crafts, eat lunch and play games and a designated washroom. These spaces are sanitized a minimum of twice a day. Cohorts will have individual craft supplies and activities. Any materials used by multiple groups will be sanitized between groups.

Can siblings or friends be in the same cohort?

While we do our best to accommodate these requests, groups will be primarily decided based on age groups. While in previous years siblings had to be in a cohort together because of provincial guidelines, this year we will be able to create groups based on similar ages. This way we are able to offer more specialized programming that is better geared towards different age groups.

What if my child is sick prior to the start of a week of day camp?

If your child has COVID-19 like symptoms, we ask that your child stay home. If this is the case, we are happy to transfer your credit to an open week of day camp, or refund you for your week, less a $50 administrative fee.

What happens if my child becomes ill during the day at camp?

If your child feels ill during day camp, they will be brought to a designated area on site and parents or guardian will be called. If the child does have COVID-19 like symptoms, we will follow the current public health guidelines. The child will at this time be required to stay home for 5 days following the onset of COVID symptoms.

What happens if someone comes down with COVID-19?

If someone in your child’s cohort does have COVID-19 all campers and counselors in the cohort will be required to follow the directions and guidance of Public Health. The designated area used for this specific cohort of campers will be thoroughly disinfected by Five Oaks staff, including their designated washroom. If there are days remaining for that week, Five Oaks will refund the remaining days less a $50 administrative fee. The affected cohort will be notified, and camp will continue, less the positive camper or staff.

Where can I find more information about Five Oaks COVID-19 policies?

Our hospitality staff as well as our camp coordinator would be happy to answer any questions you may have, or send you our more detailed Five Oaks COVID-19 policies. Please feel free to call us at 519-442-3212 or email us at hospitality@fiveoaks.on.ca.

What kind of financial support does Five Oaks offer?

Five Oaks does offer a variety of discounts and bursaries depending on the situation. We strongly believe in offering equal access to all children to attend camp. If you would like to hear more about financial assistance, please reach out to daycamp@fiveoaks.on.ca.

Summer Specific COVID-19 FAQs

 

How will social distancing work while swimming?

Swimming is a naturally clean process because the chlorination in the water kills germs and bacteria. We will also be ensuring that campers remain six feet apart while swimming. Our counselors and lifeguards will facilitate fun swim activities that will keep the kids separate while having fun together. If needed campers are encouraged to bring their own life jackets. All Five Oaks life jackets and pool toys will be sanitized after each use.

Five Oaks is housing migrant workers. Will campers encounter the workers or use the same spaces?

No. All the migrant workers on site are housed in a separate area that is clearly marked as an isolation zone. There are clear barriers in place for kids not to cross. Campers will be told and reminded about which areas they can access. The campers will be using separate bathrooms that are specifically for their Day Camp cohort of nine.