Town of Oakville gets approval to offer modified summer camp programs with limited spaces based on guidelines

Fri, 19 Jun 2020

Online registration for Oakville residents opens June 25 at 9 a.m.

To support Oakville families, the Town of Oakville has released its CampOAK summer camp roster in alignment with new provincial and regional public health and safety guidelines. Offered to Oakville residents only, online registration will open Thursday, June 25 at 9 a.m. with camps scheduled to begin the week of July 13.

“Council and I recognize that summer camp programs are an important child care option for Oakville families,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Parents can be assured that safety and fun will be our top priorities this summer.”

The Town of Oakville will offer a modified camp experience for children aged 4 to 12 at six community centres:

  • Glen Abbey
  • Iroquois Ridge
  • River Oaks
  • Sixteen Mile
  • Trafalgar Park
  • Queen Elizabeth Park

This traditional-style day camp, developed in consultation with Halton Public Health, will incorporate strict public health measures designed to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. This includes maximum group sizes of 10 people to allow for physical distancing, guided activity transitions, and enhanced cleaning and screening procedures. Off-ground trips and outside entertainment are not permitted under the safety guidelines.

Spaces will be very limited to comply with the safety guidelines and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Camps will introduce new drop-off and pick-up procedures and each camp will have their own dedicated space.

Face coverings will be available to all staff in situations where physical distancing is not possible including First Aid, a child becoming ill or behavioural concerns. Special focus will be placed on health and safety, physical distancing, handwashing, and hygiene etiquette.

Please visit our Summer Camps page for registration and program details.

All summer registered and drop-in programming for seniors, adults, youth, children, preschool, camps and aquatics remain cancelled. When permitted and safe to do so, additional indoor recreation activities will resume once all restrictions can be met.

The Town of Oakville’s top priority continues to be the health and safety of the community and town staff. There is a comprehensive recovery process in place that aligns with the Province’s gradual phased-in approach. As provincial guidelines are updated, the town will continue to look for opportunities to expand programming in a safe and responsible manner.

For more information on the town’s efforts to support the community in response to COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 Information page or follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.