Go Beyond 2021 – What to Expect

We are excited about your arrival at Camp Squeah! Please check out these important reminders for what to expect at camp this summer. Recent updates include foodservices, pre-camp COVID checks, and arrival instructions.

Check-In Times

  • Check-in time for Go Beyond Junior #1 is 2:00 pm Sunday July 11
  • Check-in time for Go Beyond Junior #2 is 2:00 pm Sunday July 25
  • Check-in time for Go Beyond Junior #3 is 2:00 pm Wednesday August 4
  • Check-in time for Go Beyond Middle is 5:00 pm Sunday August 8
  • Check-in time for Go Beyond Teen is 5:00 pm Sunday August 15

 

Arrival Instructions

  • In the week leading up to arrival families are asked to monitor their camper(s) for symptoms of illness (fever, chills, cough, loss of sense of smell or taste, difficulty breathing). The day before the camp session begins, please use the BC COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool (https://bc.thrive.health/covid19) to complete a health check for your camper(s).
    • Anyone who does not pass this heath check is not allowed to attend camp and should follow public health guidance for testing and self-isolation.
  • Please remain in your vehicle as you enter the Camp Squeah grounds. Follow any directional signage. Staff members will meet you AT YOUR VEHICLE and direct you towards the correct check-in area.
  • If your camper will be bringing any medication to camp, please have it ready for drop-off in a separate zip-lock bag, labelled with the camper’s name.
  • Please minimize the number of people arriving with the camper. Only minimal amenities (ie. washrooms) will be available for guests.

 

Before you Arrive

  • Cabin Mates requests cannot be accepted less than 5 days before the camp session begins. Contact the registrar (registrar@squeah.com) regarding these requests.
  • Please ensure that camper Medical and Consent forms are up to date and completed before arriving. These can be completed through our Online Registration portal or downloaded and printed:
    Medical Form
    Consent Form
    Completed forms can be brought with the camper on arrival day.

 

Dietary and Foodservices

  • Outside the camp meal plan, we are only able to accommodate the following three special dietary requests: gluten free, dairy free, or vegetarian. Campers whose dietary requirements fall outside of these offerings may need to supplement their meal plan personally. If you have any concerns, or questions please contact our kitchen team directly (foodservices@squeah.com).

 

Closing Day Pickup

  • Pick up time for Go Beyond Junior is 5:00 pm Tuesday
  • Pick up time for Go Beyond Middle is 5:00 pm Thursday
  • Pick up time for Go Beyond Teen is 5:00 pm Friday
  • There will be no closing program for parents on closing day, however, our canteen and merchandise sales will be open beside the swimming pool.
  • Please remain in your vehicle as you enter the Camp Squeah grounds. Follow any directional signage. Staff members will meet you AT YOUR VEHICLE and direct you towards the correct area.
  • Please minimize the number of people arriving for the camper. Only minimal amenities (ie. washrooms) will be available for guests.

 

Packing List

  • Please check out our Packing List
  • There will be no power available to charge electronics. Please do not bring any such devices.

 

Refunds and Cancellation

  • Full refunds will be provided if you must cancel due to illness and/or in the event of Squeah cancelling a camp due to an illness or outbreak.

We’re Moving to Cabins! – Important Update June 9, 2021

We are excited to announce that Camp Squeah will be transitioning our 2021 Go Beyond summer camps to onsite overnight camps, utilizing our cabin accommodations. Following the publication of new Public Health guidelines for summer camps, Camp Squeah has elected to run our planned camps onsite, rather than remotely, in order to utilize our traditional facilities and activities.

Previously published dates for these camps remain unchanged.

 

Program Overview

  • These on-site overnight camps will seek to provide campers with fullest outdoor camp experience we can provide, with opportunities to try new things, meet new friends, and enjoy our beautiful location.
  • Campers will be accommodated in cabins, participating camp programming primarily with their cabin mates
  • Activities may include hiking, crafts, nature studies, archery, rock climbing, field games, and more
  • Program delivery will be adapted from traditional camp program, to follow updated public health guidelines. This means camp will look a little different, and some of our traditional activity options may be not be included in all camps due to shorter duration.
  • Camp duration:
    • Go Beyond: Junior (ages 10-12) – two nights
    • Go Beyond: Middle (ages 12-14) – four nights
      • Will include a one-night overnight hiking experience
    • Go Beyond: Teen (ages 14-16) – five nights
      • Will include a one-night overnight hiking experience

 

COVID-19 Protocols

  • On arrival at camp, and each day of the camp session, camp leaders will assist campers in completing a daily screening record, which will be kept onsite for the duration of our camping season. Should a youth or child display symptoms of COVID-19 prior to camp, he or she will not be permitted to join our group
  • Small camper groups (<15) will participate in programming, dining, and accommodations as a ‘household’
  • Priority will be given to spend time outdoors, including encouraging outdoor eating for meals
  • Social distancing will be maintained as much as possible with other ‘households’
  • Campers are required to bring their own personal protective equipment (mask, hand sanitizer), and use this equipment when the leader deems appropriate
  • Large gatherings will be avoided
  • Group equipment will be wiped down regularly by staff members
  • Staff will check in with participants before, during, and after camp times every day to check in on their emotional and physical state
  • Should a camper display COVID-19 symptoms during camp, they will need to be picked up immediately, and will be asked to no longer attend camp
  • Should an staff member display COVID-19 symptoms during camp, they will be removed from program and will enter quarantine. An alternate staff member will take over for the remainder of the programming
  • Public and shared modes of transportation will be avoided wherever possible
  • Directors will keep parents in the loop on what is happening during camp should any situation change
  • Guidance for this program comes from: