Medical information is completed online at the time of registration to assist your child in the event of an emergency. Any medical information received will be kept confidential, pertinent information shared only with camp staff to provide the greatest level of comfort and security for all campers. Parents/caregivers may be contacted by camp staff if clarification is required; the more information we have, the better we are able to meet a camper’s needs.
If your campers medical information changes closer to the start of camp, please contact us and provide an update.
All medication taken while at camp must be indicated on medical forms, stored in the camp office (except for EpiPens and inhalers) and self-administered by campers under AGO staff supervision. Camp staff DOES NOT administer any medication to campers. If campers cannot self-administer you must make arrangements to drop by at lunch or an appropriate time to administer medication. Please connect with the camp staff during the first day check-in to hand over any required medications to be stored in the camp office.
If your child requires an EpiPen while at camp, you must indicate this in the Medical Form completed during registration. We require that all EpiPens be carried on the campers body at all times, in either a fanny-pack or other small bag. A backpack is not adequate as it cannot be taken everywhere within the gallery. Please remind the AGO staff at first day check in of all pertinent information. In the event of an allergic reaction, standard emergency procedures will apply and 911 will be contacted. Protection Services Officers, Counsellors and core Camp Staff are First Aid certified. Campers who arrive without their EpiPen will be unable to participate in camp activities and Parents/caregivers will be asked to immediately pick-up their child or drop-off their EpiPen.
Injuries & Sick Campers
All AGO Camp Counsellors and core staff are trained and certified in first responder first aid. The Protection Services Department is also called upon to deal with all first aid and emergency issues beyond simple cuts and scrapes. If your child is sick at camp, we will do everything we can to attend to them and they will be supervised in our office/first aid room. While at camp, campers should be well enough to participate in all regular active camp programming. If your child has a fever, rash, has vomited or has diarrhea, you will be contacted to pick up your camper. Please do not send campers to camp if they have, or may have, any of the following: Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis), Strep Throat, Chicken Pox (Varicella), Lice, Fifth Disease (Erythema Infectiosum), or Hand-Foot and Mouth Disease. Campers suspected to have any of the above will be asked to be picked up. To prevent the spread of viruses, hand washing will be mandatory before and after studio and lunch time. Campers with lice and/or nits can attend camp 24 hours after treatment, as long as all lice and nits have been removed. If you have any questions, please consult your healthcare provider or call Telehealth Ontario TTY: 1-866-797-0007. Nurses are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day.
Supervision & Group Size
Our staff bring a combination of art expertise and extensive experience working with children to create a safe, active, and fun environment at AGO Art Camp. All staff have Vulnerable Sector Screening Checks and all counsellors, senior camp staff, and AGO Protection Service Officers are First Aid CPR-C and AED Certification.
Maximum group size based on age:
- 10 camper maximum for 5 year olds
- 12 camper maximum for ages 6-7
- 15 camper maximum for ages 8-13.
Our staff to camper ratios are as follows:
- 1:6 For 5 year olds
- 1:8 For campers age 6-7
- 1:10 For campers 8-13
For a successful camp experience, all campers attending AGO Art Camp should be comfortable with this level of supervision.
The AGO Art Camp does not provide one-to-one support staff for campers. We do welcome campers who will be attending with a support person. Please note this during the registration process, and have proof of Vulnerable Sector Screening on hand. If you have questions about sending your child to camp with a one-to-one support worker, please contact us for more information.