Summer camp programs, Leisure Centre pool ready in July

In light of recent COVID-19 developments, the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is launching a modified in-person summer camp program.

These camps will provide care, education and recreational activities for children ages 6-12 years of age.

The summer camps will begin July 20 and run for seven weeks.  The town is also implementing a take home “Camp-in-the-box” for parents and children wishing to conduct camp activities from their home.  The “Camp-in-a-box” activities will begin July 13 and have several options to choose from.

Details about camp registration and locations will be available online, on June 26. Registration will begin online, on July 7, at townofws.ca/wsplayonline.  Camp registration is available to Whitchurch-Stouffville residents until July 17 and then opened to non-residents, space permitting, on July 18.  Registration will continue until camps are full.

In addition to running summer camps, the town will also be opening the indoor pool at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Centre for residents.  The pool will also open July 20 and residents will be required to pre-register for pool activities and programs at townofws.ca/wsplayonline.  Further details about pool reservations and aquatic programs, will also be available online by June 29.

The pool and the reception desk will be the only portions of the Leisure Center open to the public.

The in-person camp program will follow all guidelines and health protocols set out by the Province of Ontario and York Region Public Health, including physical distancing and smaller camp sizes. The town has developed an Operational Guide to support day camp operations to ensure that all necessary procedures are in place to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among participants, staff, and other contacts. Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols will also be implemented.

For more information about COVID-19 in Whitchurch-Stouffville, visit townofws.ca/COVID19

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