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Recreational Camps

It is the responsibility of every recreational camp to ensure compliance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act R.S.O. 1990, Regulation 568.. Of particular importance as it applies to this section of the manual, is Section 7 of the Regulation which states that;

“Every operator shall ensure that one of the following persons are present in each camp:

    • A physician
    • A registered nurse
    • A person who is a holder of:
      • A Canadian Red Cross Society’s Standard First Aid Certificate,
      • A St. John Ambulance Association’s Standard First Aid Certificate, or
      • A certificate that the medical officer of health considers equivalent to a certificate referred to in subparagraph i or ii. (R.R.O. 1990, Reg 568, s. 7 (1))

    Furthermore it is stated that, “Where a physician is not in residence in a recreational camp, the operator shall ensure that the services of a physician can be obtained quickly in the case of a medical emergency.” (R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 568, s. 7 (2))

    The recreational camp resource manual contains materials that will assist you in providing the safest and healthiest environment for your campers. Navigate through the sections of the resource binder on the left hand side of this page. 

    The Outbreak Management section of manual will outline our joint roles (the camp and the SMDHU) and will assist with effectively and efficiently managing outbreaks or reportable diseases.

    We recommend the content of this manual be shared with all your staff, particularly the nurses, to ensure the binder is put to good use.

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