Preregistration FAQ for OPP Camp

We appreciate that everyone is excited to use the pool, even if it’s just a few of us for small periods of time, but we request your patience as we work our way through the process. We are moving through uncharted territory and responding to a very complicated set of circumstances in (almost) real-time. The process is going to have hiccups. There will be undefined variables. We will need to adapt as we go. Please remain calm and respectful of the efforts being made by your fellow members to make this happen.

Based on the numerous questions we received, we realize there’s still much confusion about the camp offerings. We’ve put together some FAQ’s that we hope will help with clarification. If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the pool manager, Eldad Hazor.

The OPP board is working very hard to defer and reduce expenses. Unfortunately, the nature of running a pool is that there are significant and inherent costs, even if the pool is not being used. At the end of the season, the board members will determine if, and how, we can offer members a credit. We appreciate your understanding as we try to find fair and equitable solutions for all pool members.

Q. Do I need to re-register for this camp offering if I have already registered for Kids Camp or Swim Team? 

A. Yes, you still need to register your child(ren), even if you have already registered for Kids Camp or Swim Team. You will be reimbursed any additional amounts. Those who have not yet signed up for swim team or Kids Camp, fees will be owing at time of registration. Registration will require the member to be logged into the OPP member account.

Q. Can I request a specific time-slot or to be with a friend for my child(ren)? 

A. At this time, we don’t know the specific times of each camp, and we will be unable to accommodate requests for time slots, nor guarantee requests to be with a friend. The time slots will be determined based on their ages, swimming ability, and camp selection, as well as how many camp counselors we can recruit. This will be a very complicated puzzle to fit together all of the pieces while maximizing access for as many members as possible. If your child is assigned a time slot that won’t work for you, you will not be charged for camp.

Q. How long will each camp day be?

A. We expect each session to be between 1.5 to two hours, three times per week either M, W, F or T, Th, Sat. 

Q. What does it mean for my child to be “pool safe”?

A. Counselors or supervisors may not touch or be in the water with kids, and they must maintain social distance to the best of their abilities. For this reason, children must pass a swim test by swimming unassisted at least one length of the pool, or 25 yards, for Pool Camp. If your child cannot swim a full 25 yards unassisted, he/she can still join the Pool Camp, but would be limited to the non-pool activities (games, crafts, etc.).

For Stingray Camp, children must be able to swim two lengths of the pool, or 50 yards, unassisted.

Q. Must I register my children for the full four weeks of camp?

A. Yes, you must register for all 4 weeks, although attendance for the full 4 weeks is not mandatory.  However, given that we expect demand for the program to exceed supply, we kindly ask that families sign up only if they truly plan to use this program to its fullest extent.

Q. Are children under 12 required to wear a mask?

A. We understand that the County does not require face masks for kids under 12, but we are inclined to err on the side of caution, for now. We're not only worried about the kids health and safety, but also that of the counselors. We need to protect them as well as their families and avoid the risk of someone getting sick at camp. The exception is for children who have respiratory issues, in which case a mask would probably be unsafe. Should we update this policy, we will let you know.

Q. We are new members with young, non-swimmers. Is there any chance of enjoying the pool this summer? Will there be any credits or reduced rates for people who can’t use the pool?

A. We hope there will be a chance for all to enjoy the pool this summer at OPP (albeit modified). We're hopeful the situation will evolve, and we'll be allowed to find safe and pragmatic ways for all members to enjoy the pool with their families.


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