2021 Summer Camp – FAQs and Updates

*Please Note: Since filming this Live Q&A the application deadline has been moved to May 15th, 2021.

HOW IS COVID-19 GOING TO AFFECT CAMP THIS YEAR?

We still don’t know exactly how camp will be affected by COVID-19 this year, but we’re working closely with public health officials and hope to be able to share a clear answer to this question with you as we get closer to camp.

What we do know is that we’ve been working very hard to keep camp safe this summer so our campers are still able to have an exceptionally fun time during their stay with us.

Here are a few of the plans we have in place: 2021 Brigadoon COVID-19 Plan

DO THE RESTRICTIONS ANNOUNCED BY THE NOVA SCOTIA GOVERNMENT ON APRIL 22, 2021 AFFECT CAMP?

We fully support the restrictions announced by Premier Rankin and Dr. Strang and applaud them for continuing to keep Nova Scotians safe.

We’re optimistic that the hard choices we make now will allow Nova Scotian families to enjoy the plans they have in place for this summer.

The epidemiology of COVID-19 can change very quickly, but at this time we’re still hoping to be able to offer in-person camp with restrictions this summer if it is deemed safe to do so. Official guidelines from public health relating to summer camp should be announced in the coming weeks so we’ll be able to communicate a better picture of what we can plan for at that time. We’ll update all camper families by email as soon as new information comes in.

I APPLIED FOR CAMP, BUT HAVENT YET RECEIVED AN EMAIL CONFIRMING OUR SPOT

Because public health guidelines have not yet been determined for summer camps this year, we’ve made the decision to hold off on confirming camp placements until May 15th, 2021 when applications close. By that date, we hope to know more about guidelines relating to capacity and programming and will reach out between May 15-June 1 to confirm your place at camp. Payment details will be provided once application confirmations have been communicated. 

IF IN-PERSON CAMP IS NOT POSSIBLE THIS YEAR, WILL MY APPLICATION CARRY FORWARD OR WILL I NEED TO RE-APPLY?

The application that is currently available is for in-person camp. If, as we get closer to your camp date, it’s determined by public health guidelines that in-person camp is not possible we’ll communicate all necessary information with you including how to register or apply for an alternative program(s) we’re able to offer in lieu.

AM I ABLE TO REGISTER MY CAMPER FOR MORE THAN ONE CAMP SESSION

Yes! You can apply for your camper to attend any camp for which they meet the criteria. While applying you’ll be prompted to indicate which camp is your #1 preference. We’ll try our hardest to place each camper in their preferred session, and once all campers are placed we’ll see where room exists to fulfill requests for additional sessions.

WHEN WILL WE FIND OUT ABOUT VIRTUAL VILLAGE 2021?

Our program team is busy preparing an extraordinary in-person summer camp experience for our campers, however, we understand that not all of our campers will be able to attend because of circumstances related to COVID-19. It’s always our intention to help our campers to connect year-round, and 2021 will be no exception. Once we know which virtual options will be available this spring and summer we’ll post that information here.