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Sorry for the delay everyone, here is what delayed our update after Dr. Hnery's update on the 27th.... (an excerpt from BC Camps Assoc email)

"Dr. Henry spoke the words we’ve been waiting and working so hard for (I paraphrase), “I want to let people know we’ve been working with the Camps Association and our Provincial Health Officer Order about overnight camps for children and youth and it will be amended in the coming days to allow them to happen with specific conditions and we’re working those out with the appropriate associations and those will be posted as soon as next week. So I think that’s good news for later on in the summer.“

That’s all we know for sure! She said the order is being amended, allowing overnight camps to happen. She also said “specific conditions” and “we're working those out with the appropriate associations.” The BCCA is the “appropriate associations” and Geoff Park ‘Parky’ from Camp Summit and I are the people doing the working. We are speaking with the Deputy Provincial Health Officer and the Safer Operations Working Group at the BCCDC, and guess what? None of us know exactly what those “specific conditions” are and we won’t know until the SOWG gets their direction from the PHO Tuesday next week at the earliest. 

We’ve been told that the BCCA COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for Overnight Camps will be the standard that all overnight camps in the province will have to follow. The guidelines were written prior to the May 25 BC Restart Plan and were consistent with then-current public health orders.

We at Silver Lake delayed our update and waited the week but there are so many emails and calls coming in that we just need to get rolling forward. The good news is our program for 2021 was designed to work with the current BC Camps COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for Overnight Camps and we now understand that any changes still expected will actually lessen restrictions so we are comfortable moving forward.

What does this mean for Silver Lake and our Camping Families you ask? This means full steam ahead we are super excited to see your campers this summer! An email mid to late June will come out with specific instructions and our normal packing list.

Camp Fee's are due by June 30th.

Credit Card payments will process: (if your card number has changed pls email camp@silverlakecamp.net)

This Friday we will process your payments based on payment dates past (April 1 & May 15th)
June 30th the final amounts will process.

If you are not set up for credit card payment you can etransfer to camp@silverlakecamp.net use Silverlake2021 as password.

Waitlists some sessions have waitlists, if your camper is on a waitlist we will be contacting you this week to confirm spots.

Autism Camp registration is open and we have some waitlists here as well but there are plenty of open spaces as well, our program team will be contacting you shortly regarding your campers specific needs.

DROP OFF / PICK UP This is a challenging year with a unique schedule that was designed to allow for a transition to day camps so we have unique drop off and pick up times. We know this is an extra challenge and hope to return to normal for 2022, we are trying to maximize your campers experience. If you have specific challenges please communicate them to us by email (camp@silverlakecamp.net) and we will work hard to accommodate them.

DROP Off is 8:30-9:00 AM Mondays

Pick up is normally 3:30-4:00 PM Fridays

-Except two sessions ending Sat July 24th and Sun Aug 8 pick up is 1:00-1:30PM

Camper Transportation; Silver lake has always been a traditional drop off camp, many parents like to see the cabins and drop their kids off but every situation is unique and we have had some parent enquiries, especially after our successful day camp transportation last summer. Please take a mement to complete a super quick multiple choice poll to help us evaluate the need and interest.

https://doodle.com/poll/qisrr59whpa9xnnn?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link 

I think we have covered off the immediate questions here, if we have missed anything please email camp@silverlakecamp.net.


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