Covid Safety Plan

Please note: Camp Imadene's 2021 Covid Safety Plan will be updated according to the latest Provincial Health Officers guidelines and regulations prior to the summer 2021 season.  Until then please refer to the 2020 safety plan below.

Camp Imadene Covid-19 Safety-Plan


Camp Imadene strives to provide fun-filled, wholesome, and safe Christian camping.  In order to continue this goal, we have updated our policies and procedures.  The practices outlined in this document are based on recommendations and orders from WorkSafeBC, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, and other industry leaders.  The recommendations and orders from the BC Provincial Health Officer are continuously changing as the COVID-19 situation is dynamic, and Camp Imadene will continue to monitor these updates and make changes accordingly.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Program, Chris Burdge at program@imadene.com




  • All of Camp Imadene’s day camp programs at Mesachie Lake will be “single day” only.

  • Our Mainsite day programs will not exceed a maximum of 96 campers.

    • The Provincial Health Officer’s Order for Mass Gatherings in excess of 50 people does not apply to the day camp settings.

    • Campers will be assigned groups of 8-10 campers with 1 leader and will only interact with that group for the day.

  • Our Wildside day programs will not exceed a maximum of 24 campers.

    • Campers will be assigned groups of 8-10 campers with 1 leader and will only interact with that group for the day.

  • Most programming and activities will be held outside, unless there is severe weather then all activities will be moved inside.

  • Clear and concise record-keeping by the camp staff of all persons entering the camp property and incidents that occur at camp will be documented in order to help the Provincial Health Officer trace and manage outbreaks.

  • All parents, caregivers, children and staff who have symptoms of COVID-19 OR travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days or were identified by Public Health as a close contact of a confirmed case must stay home and self-isolate for 14 days before attending Camp Imadene.


Program Activities:


  • It is not possible to strictly enforce a 2m physical distance between participants at all times in a summer camp setting. As such, our risk management for COVID-19 is based on a standard of reasonable risk rather than a standard of caution.

  • Camp Imadene will only be providing activities that will minimize physical touching, and provide room for physical distancing. These activities are subject to change according to changing health regulations.

  • Campers will be reminded often about safe physical distancing of 2 meters.

  • Shared equipment will be disinfected before and after each use (e.g. bows and arrows).

  • For equipment or surfaces that cannot be easily disinfected, increased attention to appropriate hygiene practices will be implemented.

  • Free time blocks will not be permitted to avoid contact with campers outside of their camper group.


Parent Drop Off and Pick Up:


  • All Pickup and Drop off will happen outside in the camps main parking lot area.  Follow the signs and parking attendants for the correct location.  Only one parent or guardian will be allowed to enter the designated registration zone to sign in campers.  Parents are not allowed to leave the designated registration zone.

  • Parents and caregivers must maintain physical distancing and follow provided markers.

  • Drop off for both Mainsite and Wildside each day will be between 9:15-10:00 am

  • Pick up times:

    • 5:00 PM for:

      • Mainsite Junior Days

      • Wildside Intermediate  and Teen Days

    • 7:00 PM for:

      • Mainsite Intermediate, Teen Days, and Senior Teen Day

  • A health check at drop-off will be conducted by asking parents and caregivers to confirm that their child does not have symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other respiratory diseases.

  • Camp Staff will sign in and sign out the campers to avoid pens being handled by many people.  Please come prepared with the first and last name of whoever you are dropping off, plus the first and last name of the parent or guardian who will be picking the camper up. The parent or guardian who picks up the camper must produce photo ID.

  • Remember to remain 2 meters apart from any staff and children who are not with your party.

  • Please be kind, calm and safe, so allow for extra time during the registration and pick up process.




  • Buildings will be cleaned and disinfected daily.

  • High contact surfaces (e.g. shared equipment, doorknobs, light switches, tabletops) will be cleaned and disinfected a minimum of twice per day.

  • Any surface that is visibly dirty will be cleaned and disinfected.

  • For equipment or surfaces that cannot be easily disinfected, increased attention to appropriate hygiene practices will be implemented.

  • All garbage will be emptied daily.

  • Appropriate hand hygiene after cleaning will be practised.

  • Washing of hands before and after wearing gloves will be done.


Personal measures:


  • Supervised regular hand washing times with soap and water for at a minimum of 20 seconds will be included in the daily schedule.

  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol will be used if sinks are not available.

  • Staff will assist younger campers with hand hygiene as needed.

  • Campers and staff will be reminded to avoid touching their face and to practice proper respiratory etiquette by coughing and sneezing into their elbow.


Eating and Food Service:


  • Camp Imadene will adhere to the orders and guidelines mandated by the Provincial Health Officer in regard to food service industries.

  • Food services will adhere to WorkSafeBC protocols for restaurants.

  • All food preparation will be done by FoodSafe trained staff.

  • Increase the space between campers during snack and lunch by moving or separating tables and chairs so they are farther apart

  • Have campers eat in their camper groups.

  • Lunch meals will be provided by the parent or guardian of the campers and each camper will be required to bring their own bagged lunch.

  • All campers and volunteer staff must bring there own personalized water bottle.  We will have fill stations, but no shared drinking fountains.


Camp Volunteer Staff:


  • Volunteer staff accommodation is provided on-site and all staff will ensure that they will practice healthy safety and physical distance practices when they go home and in the community on their days off.

  • When volunteer staff return back to camp from the community and days off, they will perform and document self-health assessments for any symptoms of Covid-19.

  • Our volunteer staff will do their utmost to ensure a safe and enjoyable program for all our campers and will provide appropriate care to those who are feeling anxious about Covid-19.

  • Each day at camp will have a certified nurse or first aid attendant on site.

  • Lifeguards have undergone the BC Lifesaving Society’s “rescue ready assessment” to ensure they can complete all certification requirements.


Health and Wellness:


  • Personal protective equipment, such as masks and gloves are not required in the child care setting.

  • If any parent, caregivers, child or member of your family are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 DO NOT send them to Camp Imadene and inform Camp Imadene that they will not be attending camp that day by phone 1.800.445.7575 as soon as possible.

  • If you suspect that your child or a family member has Covid-19, you may cancel your camper’s day at camp up to 24 hrs before the start of camp to receive a full refund.

  • Camp Imadene will be performing daily self-checks on all staff members for symptoms of Covid-19.

  • If any staff member displays any signs of symptoms of Covid-19, they will immediately self-isolate until they can leave camp to go home.  They will not be able to return to work until they are advised that it is safe to do so by public health.