Gatineau to offer day camps with Covid-19 safety protocols
Despite the pandemic persisting, the city of Gatineau plans to offer day camps for kids this summer, unless the provincial government advises otherwise. According to a press release issued by the city on April 14, day camps are set to take place between July 5 and August 13.
Encouraging people to sign up online via the city’s Citizen portal, the registration period for Aylmer residents starts on May 31 at 6 pm. Hull, Buckingham, and Masson-Angers sector residents can register starting on June 1 at 6 pm. Gatineau sector residents can sign up starting on June 2 at 6 pm.
The first wave of registrations is set to expire on June 7 at 4 pm. The second wave of registrations will take place between June 15 at 8:30 am and June 17 at 11:59 pm. Registrations for non-residents will be accessible from June 16 at 8:30 am to June 17 at 11:59 pm.
A valid Accès Gatineau card is required to register. Cards are renewable via the Citizen portal. People without one need to visit a local library to obtain one. The city intends to rigorously apply the provincial government’s Covid-19 safety regulations. Certain safety measures may be tightened or loosened depending on the local epidemiological situation.
President of Gatineau’s Commission des loisirs, des sports, et du développement communautaire Martin Lajeunesse said that, unless the provincial government advises otherwise, municipal day camps will certainly happen this summer. “Despite the current context, our teams are mobilized and are ready to accommodate kids and offer fun activities,” Lajeunesse said in the press release. “Planning is currently underway and I’m certain that parents will also be at the rendez-vous for the registration period.” More details about Gatineau’s day camps can be found on the city’s website.