Christmas Camp 2022 – Frequently Asked Questions

See below for some Frequently Asked Questions for Christmas Camp. If you still have more questions after reading through, please contact camphorizon@easterseals.ab.ca. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

I am trying to register for Christmas Camp. Why am I being put on a waitlist?

Over the past year, we have seen increased challenges with hiring and volunteer recruitment for our programs. In order to ensure all campers are adequately supervised and cared for, we will be wait-listing campers until our staff-to-camper ratios can be confirmed (1:3). By using a waitlist, we can ensure that all campers’ needs can be met during their stay at camp.

When will I know if my registration is confirmed and if I can attend Christmas Camp?

We will begin reaching out to campers to finalize their registration towards the end of November. All campers on the waitlist will be notified by November 30th of their registration status.

Why is Christmas Camp not running over the actual dates of Christmas?

Running camp over Christmas provides challenges for volunteer and staff recruitment. This could impact the quality of programming and the number of campers we can accommodate. By changing the dates, we are hoping to be able to engage more staff and volunteers to help us re-launch this well-loved program.

I/my camper has already paid a deposit for a year where camp was cancelled, can that deposit be used for Christmas Camp?

Yes. You may use an existing deposit from a previous camp that did not run to cover your Christmas Camp fees. However, having a deposit on file will not grant you priority registration to this specific camp.

What is the ratio of campers to cabin staff?

Easter Seals Alberta operates its camp at a ratio of 1 cabin staff to every 3 campers.

What are the drop-off and pick-up times for camp?

Campers who have finalized their registration will receive a camper package which will include all information about drop off, pick up, what to pack and any other key information.

Will there be medical staff onsite?

Yes, there will be a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse on site for the duration of the camp. Additionally, it is required that all of the staff onsite have a minimum of Standard First Aid & CPR-C.

Will I/my camper be required to be vaccinated against Covid-19?

While it will be highly recommended and encouraged for all campers, staff and volunteers to have 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, it is no longer required to attend camp. All campers, staff and volunteers will be required to pre-screen themselves for symptoms of illness prior to attending camp and will be asked to stay or return home if they present with symptoms.