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CampTO returns April 12 with spring break programs

Last Updated Mar 16, 2021 at 12:04 pm EDT

Toronto Mayor John Tory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Kids all across Toronto will be able to take in some fun spring break activities next month as CampTO returns.

Mayor John Tory announced on Tuesday that the City of Toronto will be offering spring break CampTO programs during the week of April 12.

Earlier this year the province moved spring break to help prevent a youth-related spike in COVID-19 cases.

Mayor John Tory said the city will offer two options for kids.

“We have developed both an in person and virtual spring camp option for people,” Tory explained.

“The in person camp will provide a high quality day camp experience for children ages six to 12.”

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The virtual option will feature 45-minute long workshops for campers aged four to 12.

Registration starts March 23.

The CampTO program was created last May after the City was forced to cancel its summer camps and recreation programs due to the ongoing pandemic.

The alternative program aims to provide children with a camp experience that incorporates public health measures designed to reduce the risk of virus spread through physical distancing, smaller group sizes and more extensive cleaning and hygiene measures.

The Ford government moved spring break, which was originally scheduled for this week, to the week of April 12 in an effort to prevent a youth-related spike in COVID-19 cases.

The city cancelled all planned 2020 holiday CampTO camps and winter instructional programs in the midst of a surge in cases in December.

Two CampTO programs were cancelled for a week in August after a camper tested positive for COVID-19.