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We will be offering a modified summer camp program for campers ages 4 to 13 years. What is Camp Aliquam? Camp Aliquam is the Town of Orangeville's summer camp program, just with a fun name.  What does Aliquam mean you ask?  From the Latin origin we have interpreted the meaning to reflect “that to a large extent our camps are fun and awesome and have been for a long time!"

This summer might look a little different, but camp is sure to be a great experience. To keep our campers and staff safe and to align with COVID-19 protocols new procedures have been put in place.  To ensure that health and safety guidelines are met and to support physical distancing, spaces are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration is required for camp. You will require an account to register.  If you require assistance in setting up your account, please contact Recreation Customer Service at 519-940-9092 or by email at recreation@orangeville.ca.

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The Town of Orangeville is committed to providing a safe, secure and inclusive environment for all camp participants while creating a fun, enjoyable experience.

Please review the following operational practices based on the Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines for operating Summer Day Camps. These precautions have been built-in to keep campers and staff safe during our time together.

All About Camp 2021

With new protocols and practices in place this summer to help protect everyone here is what your camper can expect at Camp Aliquam (please note these are subject to change):

  • Each camp group will operate as its own unit
  • Campers will wear a non-medical mask or face covering inside and outside with the exception of eating and drinking. Mask breaks will be scheduled outside where physical distancing is possible
  • Campers will be placed in groups of no more than 10 people
  • If your child is attending with a support person please contact the program supervisor or email staff at recreation@orangeville.ca
  • Staff will be assigned to one camper group only and every effort will be made throughout the day to have the least amount of cross-over possible between camper groups 
  • Increased sanitation and cleaning procedures have been implemented to reduce the possibility of transmission

Frequently Asked Questions

 Are summer camps resuming in 2021?
Yes. We will be offering a modified summer camp program for campers ages 4 to 13 years. To align with the health and safety guidelines and support physical distancing, spaces are limited and will be offered on a first-come first-serve basis.

 

Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday for 10 weeks; June 28 to September 3. There is no camp on July 1 (Canada Day) or August 2 (Civic Holiday).

 

Camp will be available at three locations:

  • Alder Recreation Centre – 275 Alder Street
  • Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre – 6 Northmen Way
  • Island Lake Conservation Area – 673067 Hurontario Street
 How can I register for summer camp?
Registration opens Tuesday April 6 at 8 a.m. and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Camp programs will be available to view online as of Thursday, April 1 at 8 a.m. Registration is available online at Orangeville RecConnect
 Is my child ready to attend camp?
 All campers must be program ready. To be program ready, campers must be able to:
  • Take direction and instruction from a staff member
  • Interact and participate within the camp environment (based on the camper’s abilities)
  • Interact and participate in a way that is safe for themselves and others
  • Attend school successfully

Some camper’s may need additional support to help them be successful at camp. Please visit https://dcafs.on.ca/# for more details on how to access additional support and resources. 

 What is the cost of summer camp?

The cost varies by camp location and resident status. There is a 20% surcharge for non-residents. Prices are pro-rated to reflect only 4 days, where applicable.

Camp details including prices will be available to view online Thursday, April 1 at Orangeville RecConnect.

 When does registration close?
Registration will close on Thursday at noon prior to each week of camp. 
 Will there be extended hours this year?
No. Camp operating hours have been adjusted to include flexible drop-off and pick-up times. Drop-off is 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and pick-up is 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Drop-off and pick-up will take place outside of the facility. Please allow extra time to complete a daily health screening.
 What safety measures are in place to protect campers and staff?
Based on the Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines for operating Summer Day Camps, the following practices have been included to reduce the number of touch-point areas and the possibility of transmission (please note, these are subject to change):
  • Each camp group will operate as its own unit
  • Campers will wear a non-medical mask or face covering inside and outside with the exception of eating and drinking. Mask breaks will be scheduled outside where physical distancing is possible
  • Campers will be placed in groups of no more than 10 people
  • Children attending with a support person will need to contact the program supervisor or email staff at recreation@orangeville.ca
  • Staff will be assigned to one camper group only and every effort will be made throughout the day to have the least amount of cross-over possible between camper groups  
  • Increased sanitation and cleaning procedures have been implemented to reduce the possibility of transmission

More details will be distributed to camper families prior to attending camp. Please ensure the email address on your RecConnect account is accurate and checked frequently.

 Where can I get more information about summer camp?
Please review the All About Camp 2021 document for more details or contact Allison Doering, Coordinator of Recreation & Events at adoering@orangeville.ca or 519-940-9092 extension 4129.