Le Mourier Guppy Camp 2020
The following frequently asked questions will hopefully answer any questions you may have with how Le Mourier Activity Camps will run during the current climate and reassure you that we have added in additional procedures, as far as reasonably practicable, and taken steps to reduce the risk of virus spread.
Q. Will the camp experience feel any different to my child if they have been on camp before?
As has always been the case, the children on camps will be divided into one of four groups. Red, Green, Orange or Blue. These groups are based on the child’s swimming ability. Previously at certain points in the day, ie sign in / out and lunch times, all four groups come together so children, who may have friends on the camp who are in a different ability group, would meet up. This may not necessarily be the case with the camp groups now. Similarly to how the schools are operating, each group will be an individual ‘Bubble’ of 9 children maximum.
Other activities that are fundamental to the children’s enjoyment of the camps- swimming, sports hall games, outside activities and excursions- will all remain but will adhere to all necessary guidelines.
Q. How do i know which colour group my child will be in?
Email confirmations of the group your child will be joining will be sent on the Friday prior to the camp starting
Q. What do i do when i bring my child to the camp?
You will sign in your child as has always been the case. To enable us to adhere to the current physical distancing guidelines and to alleviate any congestion at this point of the day, there will be some slight changes to how you will sign in and sign out from previous camps.
- There will be two sign in locations: Inverness Lodge for Red and Green groups and St Lawrence Sports & Community Centre for Orange and Blue groups. A physical distancing queuing system for sign in will be in place at both venues. To alleviate congestion we do ask that only one parent attends sign in at each location.
- One of our senior member of camp staff will be there at sign in, this may not be your child’s group leader. however any issues/medical/allergy information will be known to us in advance and will be requested during the booking process. If you feel there is a need for further information to be passed on with respect to your child/children, this should be given to the staff member at sign in.
- Parents will only be allowed access as far as sign in- access to the garden/chalet (Inverness Lodge) and inside areas (St Lawrence Sports & Community Centre) is restricted to staff and children only to assist with distancing.
Q. What do i do when i collect my child from the camp?
There will be 2 sign out locations, Inverness Lodge and St Lawrence Sports & Community Centre. A physical distancing queuing system for sign out will be in place at both venues. To alleviate congestion we do ask that only one parent attends sign out at each location.
Details on our two drop off / pick up locations can be found below
Q. If i have one child whose group signs in at Inverness Lodge and another child who signs in at St Lawrence Sports and Community Centre, do i have to attend both locations?
Unfortunately yes you do. The locations are of course very close together, but we do apologise for this extra small journey- it is a necessity based on our new protocols.
Q. What if i have a child on Guppy Camp and another on Marlin Camp?
The facility to sign in a Guppy camper and Marlin camper at the same location (Langford or Inverness Lodge) for transfer is still in place, however if your Guppy camp sign in is at St Lawrence Sport & Community Centre you will need to sign the Marlin in at the Inverness Lodge car park.
Q. Will my child need to wear a mask?
No. Unless government guidelines change to make the wearing of them compulsory Le Mourier is not insisting on them. If you wish your child to wear a mask you will need to provide them with their own and we will fully respect a parent’s wishes in this regard.
Q. my child has sensitive skin, what will be used for hand hygiene on the camps?
We have always practiced good hand hygiene with the children on camps but there will be a slight increase in frequency and all hand washing by children will be supervised by members of staff to ensure that a thorough hand cleansing has been achieved. No doubt your child has spent weeks doing just that- as we’ve all become so used to the process by this point!
Children will be washing/sanitising their hands at the following times:
- On arrival to the camp (Sanitiser)
- After every toilet visit (Soap & Water)
- Before and after snack time (Soap & Water)
- Prior to and after lunch (Soap & Water)
- When boarding the bus for transporting between the venues, to excursions and when
boarding the bus to return from excursions (Sanitiser)
If your child’s skin is reactive to everyday sanitisers and soaps and requires any special prescription equivalent this will need to be supplied by the parent please.