“What we learn with pleasure we never forget”
– Alfred Mercier
At Brightspace Learning, the health and safety of our participants, families, and staff are of utmost importance to us. We pride ourselves in creating a safe learning environment in every way possible. Understandably, many parents are naturally concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impacts on summer camp programs.
Brightspace Learning is closely monitoring the updates and guidelines recommended by the Government of BC and Provincial Health Authorities. As information is rapidly changing on a daily basis, we appreciate our families for their patience and understanding through this global crisis. We strive to bring families our most up-to-date responses and information about our programs in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on recent re-opening decisions and guidelines from the Government of BC, the Provincial Health Authority, the City of Richmond, and the availability of the Richmond Olympic Oval, we have made the difficult decision to delay the opening of our in-person camps until August. We continue our full preparation and planning of our summer 2020 programs. Please see our Camps and Registration page for updated schedules and camp offerings. Our online programs will not be affected and have redesigned some of our camps to be offered online, where possible. More online programs are currently in development and will be available shortly.
For our in-person camps, we continue to monitor government decisions and health authority updates closely to determine their potential impacts on our camps. Please check back for updates. We appreciate your understanding and patience as our community works through these difficult challenges.
– updated May 24, 2020
In the event we are unable to deliver our in-person programs during our camp period, registered campers will have the option of receiving a FULL REFUND OR CREDIT on camp fees for programs that are affected. Note that some camp programs may be translated and adjusted to live online sessions, via Zoom web-conferencing software. Registered campers will have the option to participate online (any differences in pricing will be adjusted and refunded, if necessary) OR receive a full refund on their camp fees. Note that online programs will not be affected by availability of the Richmond Oval, thus our regular refund policy still applies to these programs.
Parents will be advised a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the scheduled start of a camp program of any camp cancellations. No fees will be charged for any camp cancellations initiated by Brightspace Learning.
We encourage all interested families to register early to take advantage of our Early Bird discount and secure spots in desired camps. Once social-distancing measures are lifted by health authorities, we anticipate many families will register and availability may be limited.
– updated May 5, 2020
The health and safety of our participants are of utmost importance to Brightspace Learning. We will be following the recommendations and guidelines set out by our government and public health authorities regarding social-distancing measures, cleaning protocols, and hygiene practices. Staff will also receive extra training while our camp participants will be regularly reminded to practice increased hand-washing and proper hygiene. We anticipate further guidelines from health authorities which will be respected and followed.
The Richmond Oval will also have their own safety policies and sanitization procedures to ensure the health and safety of all visitors to the venue.
– updated May 5, 2020
We are all hoping that this pandemic will be over by the start of our camp sessions and that we will be able to offer your children a safe and educational summer program. If you have further questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to respond promptly.
What is it all about?
In consultation with parents, an active component will be built into our camps. Let’s not be stuck in a classroom especially in the summer!
Led by some of the best BC certified teachers, our camps are engaging, exciting, and educational all at the same time. Junior camp leaders and volunteers will be on site to lend a helping hand!
Our variety of non-credit weekly day camps offer something of interest for everyone. Whether your child has an interest in the arts or a passion for technology, there are unique opportunities for everyone. Feel free to contact us. We’re open to suggestions.