Coronavirus: Day camps scrambling after Quebec gives them green light to open

Coronavirus: Day camps scrambling after Quebec gives them green light to open
“So far we have planned that we should get about 60 per cent of normal registration,” he said, suggesting it’s partly due to COVID-19 concerns, but also because more parents are either working from home these days or not working right now.

Boileau said staffing might also be a problem.

“We probably lost about 25 percent already of our staff that would have normally come back,” he explained.

Boileau said money will be another challenge, since ensuring new safety measures are in place will increase the cost of running the camps.

“I figure it’s gonna cost at least 50 per cent more to run the camps”, he said, “and we’re figuring a $100,000 less in revenues for day camps,” adding that fees won’t increase this year.

Boileau says they hope to get some help from the provincial government, something Quebec Premiere François Legault said he’s open to.
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