Covid-19 Changes at Kintail
Kintail continues to work closely with the HuronPerth Health Unit to ensure safe and comfortable accommodations and hospitality for all of our guests. We continue to review the latest suggestions and guide-lines from health officials and are constantly striving to go above and beyond requirements for guest and staff safety. Here are a few of the changes we’ve made!
- All guests and staff are asked to wear a mask in indoor public spaces and when 6ft of physical distance cannot be guaranteed outdoors
- All guests have their own assigned washroom and dining spaces
- Meals are served by a Kintail staff member wearing a mask behind a plexiglass barrier
- The public washroom available at meals and other “high-touch” surfaces are regularly sanitized
- All staff and guests go through a Covid-19 screening process before accessing the site and buildings
- Signs recommended by the Health Unit are posted in public and private spaces with best practices and reminders for guests and staff
- Program areas have been adapted and have specific Covid-policies (ie. arrows and bows at archery are not shared and are sanitized between uses)
As a fully accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association, Camp Kintail maintains the highest standards of safety, leadership, food, water, and sanitation:
- Regular visits and approval by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Huron County Health Unit confirm that our kitchen, washrooms, sleeping areas, and site meet with Provincial regulations.
- Campers’ health, safety, and comfort are essential for a memorable camp experience. Feather’s, our summer infirmary, is well equipped to provide quality care, with the additional support of local hospitals nearby.
- A registered nurse or licensed paramedic is always on site and they work closely with staff to ensure camper care, safety and health.
- All staff members have training in first aid and hold Standard First Aid Certificates and CPR “C”.
- Waterfront staff all hold National Lifeguarding Service certification, as well there are several staff members who hold Bronze Cross certification.
- All staff and volunteers undergo criminal background checks.
- Meals are generous, well planned and nutritious. Served in a ‘family style’ setting, three balanced meals and a bedtime snack are served daily. Meal plans follow Canada’s Food Guide.
- We work hard at being a “Nut-Aware” Facility. While we do not serve any food prepared with nut products and ask all our guests to comply by the same policy, we can not guarantee a “nut-free” environment. We take food and other allergies very seriously.
- Camp Kintail follows the Leading with Care Policy of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.
- We have a state of the art water treatment system that includes chlorination.
- Our water is tested daily and we have several “Small Drinking Water Systems Operators” on staff to meet with all Ontario water legislation. Our water testing is monitored by an outside company.