COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR SUMMER CAMPS
We have received permission from our provincial government to run summer camps and are SO excited to see you this summer!
As we approach summer camps at NPCC, we ask all parents and caregivers to monitor the health of children every day. Campers may not attend camp if they display any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, and a general feeling of being unwell.
We ask that you equip your child with the following every day: sunscreen, hat, light jacket, comfortable shoes, water bottle, snacks and lunch as campers are unable to share any food or personal belongings. Campers are asked to bring their food in reusable containers and take home all uneaten food and refuse. Lunches must be ready-to-eat as our kitchen facilities remain closed. Campers should not bring peanut/nut products. We ask you to refrain sending children to camp with toys. Cell phones are to be safely stowed away.
Please see below to view our full health and safety plan. Please note that as further information becomes available changes to the camps may become necessary. We will keep you updated with any relevant information.
Your team at NPCC
COVID-19 RISK MITIGATION
DROP OFF AND PICK UP PROCEDURES
DROP OFF BY CAR
Please drive up to the walkway at the front entrance and stay in your car. A staff member will come to your car, have you sign in your child and will then escort your child into the Centre. Cars may line up in a counter-clockwise manner and parents and guardians may wait until their turn comes to park by the walkway at the front entrance. Please note: every morning, you will be asked if your child displays any symptoms of COVID-19 before being allowed into the Centre.
DROP OFF BY FOOT
Priority will be given to those travelling by foot. Please wait at the front door until a staff member can accommodate you. Please adhere to the 2-metre distancing at the front door. A staff member will have you sign in and then escort your child into the Centre. Please note: every morning, you will be asked if your child displays any symptoms of COVID-19 before being allowed into the Centre.
PICK UP BY CAR
Please drive up to the walkway at the front entrance and stay in your car. A staff member will escort your child to your car and have you sign them out. Cars may line up in a counter-clockwise manner and parents and guardians may wait until their turn comes to park by the walkway at the front entrance.
PICK UP BY FOOT
Priority will be given to those travelling by foot. Please wait at the front door until a staff member can accommodate you. Please adhere to the 2-metre distancing at the front door. A staff member will escort your child to the front door and have you sign them out.
USE OF SHARED SPACES
To help plan activities, staff will consider the following questions to determine the risk of the activities and whether they are allowed to proceed.
LUNCH AND SNACKS
CANCELLATION OF CAMPS
Neilson Park Creative Centre will cancel in-person summer camps if directed to do so by Federal, Provincial or City governments and a full refund will be provided.
REFUNDS FOR WITHDRAWALS
Neilson Park Creative Centre has two large galleries that are available for rental. Artspace Connect is a spacious room with 120 feet of wall hanging space. The Parkview Gallery has 86 feet of running space and is a wide hallway that connects from the entrance to the atrium. Both gallery spaces are equipped with natural lighting and spot lights.
Our gallery spaces welcome artwork from individual artists, artist collectives, independent curators and other organization. Exhibitions usually run for the duration of three weeks.
Rental Fee for Artspace Connect and Parkview Gallery includes the following:
Please access our Gallery Rental FAQ for additional questions.
The Founders Gallery at the entrance of Neilson Park Creative Centre is available for rental on a monthly basis.
This is a great opportunity for artists to showcase their work. It is a perfect space for small paintings, handmade cards, jewelry and more. The dimensions of the space are 6’ wide, 46” tall, and 18” depth and the cabinet contains 4 adjustable shelves.
For pricing of all our gallery spaces, please click here
NPCC’s Art Sampler camps are an exciting way for young creative minds to sample a variety of art forms including visual arts, music, and drama! Through a multi-disciplinary practice campers will learn a variety of skills and techniques, theory, and develop artistic language in each discipline. Each day campers will rotate through the various art practices, while learning new skills and building on existing ones! This is an engaging, affordable, and educational way to explore the arts! Materials included.
Call for Nominations for Board Members
Deadline: October 18, 2019
Would you like to be part of our creative journey with a vision of connecting to and celebrating a richer life through the arts? Are you excited for the future we are building for Neilson Park Creative Centre’s next quarter century?
NPCC is entering into its next 25 years with a new bylaw, board job descriptions, and renewed expectations of the role of the Directors of the Board. New Directors will be elected for a three-year term; some key skills are required to support the operational demands of a charitable organization, including project management, change management, financial management, revenue development and community outreach.
If you are interested in becoming a board member and are able to commit up to 15 hours a month, prepare for and engage in meetings and represent NPCC in the community please submit your application by October 18, 2019. For details, please click here.
If you are interested in serving on a NPCC committee, please email petra@neilsonparkcreative centre.com for details.