As we prepare to welcome our RA Camp families home this summer, there are still many unknowns. What will summer in Ottawa look like? What conditions from civil authorities will remain in place? The RA’s priority is protecting our community’s health and well-being while planning for recovery and growth. As the RA looks towards our future, acting responsibly and respectfully will help keep our families, friends, colleagues and neighbours safe.
What we do know is that we will get kids active and engaged through fun-filled programs where staff and campers are happy, safe and supported. We also know that we will need to re-imagine the extra conveniences parents have come to love in order to minimize cross-contact with other camp groups. We will communicate details on the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up, swimming lessons, the lunch club and camp free swim times as we sort these out. Please keep in mind that many of the changes to the way things will be done represent a new reality that will be with us for the foreseeable future and your combined patience, understanding and cooperation is appreciated.
When we do welcome our RA Camp families home this summer we will do so with learnings from this past year and collective knowledge and all the systems to operate programs that are designed to keep your children and staff safe and healthy. We thank you for putting your trust in us. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Lynne Anderson, Coordinator, RA Children & Youth Programs
Kelly Shaw-Swettenham, Director, Recreation, Sports and Fitness Services