As a venue from the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, WinSport summer camps offer kids a unique outdoor experience for their daily activities. But as we all know, Calgary’s summers can be hot and/or smoky because of wildfires.
That’s why we have a system in place to constantly monitor conditions, so we can act promptly to keep summer campers safe in a manner where they can still have fun participating in their activities.
When the temperature is in the 30C range, our instructors pay extra attention as to when the campers need a break in the shade or need to rehydrate. We also modify daily activities to include water. For example, we’ll often run a sprinkler while the campers run around playing an activity.
Other ways we keep your child safe in the heat:
- We have sun screen on-site at all camps
- We take breaks in the shade and/or inside air-conditioned buildings
- We encourage campers to drink water frequently
- Mist stations are set up in the Husky Gardens so all summer camp participants have access
- We provide hats to Sport and Adventure campers
When it comes to smoke, we are constantly monitoring air quality and take action accordingly, which include: potentially moving outdoor activities inside, taking additional breaks inside, reducing intensity of activities.
Lastly, we also monitor lightning and move all activities indoor when lightning activity is in the area.