Day and Overnight Camps
Understanding how COVID-19 is transmitted and ensuring that proper public health measures are in place is important for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in day and overnight camps.
PHO has prepared resources to support pre-camp planning and daily camp operations on topics including: COVID-19 transmission, personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, physical distancing, environmental cleaning and cohorting. Implementing all recommended public health measures is important to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your facilities (i.e., no single measure should be relied on by itself).
If you have questions about implementing public health measures at your camp, please contact your local public health unit.
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19
Day and Overnight Camps: Preventing the Spread of COVID-19
An overview of how COVID-19 is spread in camps as well as preventative public health measures such as hand hygiene, environmental cleaning, physical distancing, respiratory etiquette and ventilation.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Day Camps
How to put on and take off masks, eye protection, gloves and gowns for individuals working in day camps.
Scenarios for Day Camp Operators and Staff
Examine real-life scenarios on applying public health measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in day camps.
Cohorting and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Overnight Camp Operators and Staff
Learn about cohorting and how to implement public health measures including PPE (i.e., masks, eye protection) and physical distancing for overnight camps.
Scenarios for Overnight Camp Operators and Staff
Examine real-life scenarios on applying public health measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in overnight camps.
PHO Rounds: Novel Disease Surveillance Tools for the Next Pandemic
This seminar will introduce the concept of informal disease event monitoring systems and how this type of data can and has been used to explore communicable disease epidemiological trends among forcibly displaced persons worldwide.