HEALTH & SAFETY


HEALTH AND SAFETY ARE TOP PRIORITIES FOR US!


It takes a lot of trust to send a child away for a week and we don’t take the responsibility lightly! At Camp our first organizational priority is the safety of our campers. A safe environment is the foundation for a fun summer camp experience. We have a great team working year-round to provide a safe and exciting place for your children.

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Medical professionals
on site every week
of the summer


We aim to have three or more medical professionals on site every week of the summer. This team administers first aid, distributes camper medication, and deliver an opening day safety talk with all campers on sun safety, hydration and safe footwear. Positions exist for nurses, doctors and paramedics. Find out more about joining our team.


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How We Do Things…


Medication

All medication is given to our team during check-in. Nurses administer prescriptions at meal times and in the evening as necessary. Campers are not permitted to keep medication in cabins.


Emergencies

Early week each core program performs a routine practice drill. This ensures everyone knows what the alarm sounds like and where to go in the event of a missing person or emergency situation.


Training

Every year our summer team is trained to know how to deal with bullying, emergency situations and camper injuries. Our staff training is a week longer than other camps on average.



COVID-19 Update

At Camp Mini-Yo-We, the health and safety of our campers has always been our highest priority. We have always worked to ensure that we meet or exceed the guidelines of Ontario Public Health and the Simcoe Muskoka District Public Health Unit. In the past two year, we are thankful to have hosted 2,000 guests with zero transmissions of COVID. As of March 21, 2022 the Ontario Government has lifted all COVID-19 specific regulations from the Day Camp and Overnight camp industry. Please know that we will continue to follow the guidelines of public health officials and meet whatever requirements are in place this summer. We know that parents still have questions about what decisions Camp Mini-Yo-We is making around COVID-19 that will have an impact on camper families. Please keep reading and reach out to our team if you have any specific questions that are not answered here. You can call us at 705-385-2629 or email info@miniyowe.com.



  • We have organized camper activities to reduce the total number of contacts during the week. We believe this will actually increase their enjoyment of their time with us while at the same time helping us reduce transmission risk. 
  • We will continue to ensure great hand hygiene for our campers and staff when they eat.
  • We have increased the number of team members on our health services team for this summer and we don’t anticipate that dropping in the years to come. 
  • The greatest way to reduce COVID transmission risk is to be outside. Good news! Nearly everything we do at Camp Mini-Yo-We is outdoors. Our lodges and campers tabins have had great air circulation for decades.
  • We are asking summer staff and volunteers if they are willing to share their vaccination status to help us with potential outbreak management.