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Upcoming First Aid Courses-
Upcoming Wilderness First Aid Courses – March 2022!
Mount Moresby Adventure Camp Society is pleased to host two first aid courses this coming March. The two courses will be identical and offered in Sandspit and Masset. They are a 40hr Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) and Wilderness First Responder Open Recert with CPR-C. Participants can sign up at the following links. Note that you need to follow the square link on the Wilderness Medical Associates page to register. Upon registration you will be contacted with additional information. Inquiries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Sandspit March 8-11 MMAC – Sandspit, BC
Masset March 13-16 – Masset, BC – MMAC
Mount Moresby Adventure Camp Society COVID-19 Instructional Safety Plan
Also available for download in PDF: MMACS COVID-19 Instruction Safety Plan
October 9, 2020 – Edited April 21, 2021
BACKGROUND: The importance of outdoor programming in personal growth, learning and development in youth is well documented. While building lasting friendships and staying active, outdoor instruction can build skills, confidence and an appreciation for our amazing surroundings on Haida Gwaii. This year in light of COVID-19, we’re prioritizing the safety of our program attendees, their teachers, helpers and our staff. In addition to creating an exciting and engaging experience for participants, we’ve enacted policies and procedures to reasonably mitigate exposures of attendees, school staff, and our staff to COVID-19. By order of the Provincial Health Office, we have developed this COVID-19 Safety Plan for our outdoor instructional operations.
Scope: This plan was developed for Mount Moresby Adventure Camp Society’s Forest Stewardship Program outdoor instruction to be delivered in and around the communities of Haida Gwaii. It has been reviewed so that it can also apply to outdoor instruction in-general.
This safety plan follows the steps and structure outlined in the BC Recreation & Parks Association (BCRPA) Activity User Group COVID-19 Safety Plan Checklist, adapted from the WorkSafe BC comprehensive tool and PHO recommendations.
It includes 8 steps to creating a comprehensive plan:
- Step 1: Review the Facility COVID-19 Safety Plan (Municipal or otherwise);
- Step 2: Assess the risks at your activity;
- Step 3: Implement protocols to reduce the risks;
- Step 4: Develop policies;
- Step 5: Develop communication plan;
- Step 6: Monitor and update your plan as necessary;
- Step 7: Assess and address risks from resuming operations;
- Step 8: Provide your host with your COVID-19 Safety Plan (e.g. school).
STEP 1: Review the Facility COVID-19 Safety Plan
All programming is to be delivered outside. No MMAC instructors will enter the schools.
STEP 2: Assess the risks at your activity
- We will continually identify areas where people gather.
- We will continually identify situations & processes where individuals are close to one another or members of the public.
- We will continually identify the equipment and/or objects that may be shared by individuals.
- We will continually identify surfaces that people touch often.
Common Areas- While delivery is entirely outside, there will be times when instructions or lectures are being delivered that require the groups to be in a tighter formation.
MMACS instructors will design lessons to make physical distancing between instructors and students/ staff easily maintained. In the event this is not possible, proper PPE will be worn.
There will be group equipment used in lesson delivery. All hard surface equipment will be disinfected following BCCDC guidelines. Equipment will be packaged in such a way that it can be distributed to the students without being touched by the instructor. If this is not possible, proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ie. gloves, will be worn. If possible equipment will be assigned to a specific cohort/ school.
In providing all instruction outside, there should be no high use fixed surfaces that need to be sanitized. If such a surface is identified, it will be cleaned when appropriate.
Step 3: Implement protocols to reduce the risks
Mount Moresby Adventure Camp Society will:
- Require all MMACS instructors to complete a Daily Health Check. If the instructor does not pass, the day will be cancelled or an appropriate instructor substituted.
- Require all MMACS instructors to complete COVID-19 specific training prior to instructing. This will include familiarization with SD 50 COVID-19 safe work instruction.
- Design programs to be delivered outside thus enabling easy minimum distance (2m) between MMACS instructor and students/staff. In the event that this distance cannot be maintained, all instructors will have necessary PPE.
- All hard surface equipment will be disinfected after each use.
- Whenever possible, instructors will be selected from the same community where they are delivering programming and will be designated to a specific school.
- Instructors will keep daily records of all who attend the programming. At the discretion of the schools, instructors’ names can be added to the school registry to help with contact tracing.
- MMACS will respond to changing pandemic conditions and update the plan as necessary.
- MMACS will provide hand sanitizer in the field.
Step 4: Develop Policies
- All instructors must complete COVID-19 specific training.
- Any instructor who fails the Daily Health Check is prohibited from going to work and must follow SD 50 protocols before returning.
- Lessons are to be designed to minimize close contact between instructors and students/ staff.
- PPE must be worn if a 2m distance cannot be maintained.
- All hard surface equipment must be disinfected prior to use.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided by MMACS.
Step 5: Develop Communication Plans
- MMACS COVID-19 Safety Plan will be available to all on the MMAC website: mountmoresbyadventurecamp.ca
- Waivers to be distributed prior to instruction.
- All instructors report to the MMACS Executive Director (ED). Any issues that cannot be solved immediately will be addressed by the ED with input from the instructors, teachers, Teachers Assistants (TA’s) and students.
- Teachers and instructors are expected to undertake planning and organizing independent of the MMACS ED and principal, however all instruction modules will be pre-approved and instruction days planned ahead and documented. In the event of an issue, MMACS ED will be notified immediately.
- A contact list will be provided to each school. This will contain organizational as well as instructor contacts.
- In the event that an instructor does not pass the Daily Health Check the school will be notified and SD 50 procedures followed.
LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBERS
|Provincial Emergency Program||1-800-663-3456|
|BC Poison Control Centre||1-800-567-8911|
|Haida Gwaii Hospital & Health Centre||1-250-559-4900|
|Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital||1-250-626-4700|
|Skidegate Health Centre||1-250-559-4610|
|Haida Health Centre||1-250-626-3911|
|Masset Volunteer Fire Dept.||1-250-626-5511|
|Queen Charlotte Volunteer Fire Dept.||1-250-559-4488|
|Skidegate Volunteer Fire Dept.||1-250-559-8300|
|Sandspit Volunteer Fire Dept.||1-250-637-2222|
|Port Clements Volunteer Fire Dept.||1-250-557-4355|
|RCMP – Masset Branch||1-250-626-3991|
RCMP – Queen Charlotte Branch
Gwaii Haanas (by Sat phone)
Coast Guard (by Sat phone)
Step 6: Monitoring & Training
- We have a plan in place to monitor risks. We make changes to our policies and procedures as necessary.
- Individuals know who to go to with health and safety concerns. (Executive Director)
- When resolving safety issues, we will involve designated health & safety representatives.
Step 7: Assess and address risks from resuming operations
- We have an education or training plan for new participants and camp staff, or those with new roles.
- The risk of an instructor contracting COVID-19 while working or introducing COVID-19 into a cohort is the greatest risk that MMACS faces. This plan is in place to address that risk and move forward with this positive and healthy programming.
Step 8: Provide your host with your COVID-19 Safety Plan
- This plan will be submitted for review to all educational institutions and open to feedback prior to programming and will be available on the website.
SUMMARY OF MMACS CONTROL MEASURES
- Prior to daily instruction, the instructor(s) will complete and pass a Daily Health Check
- Instructional modules will be developed to maintain physical distancing between MMACS instructor and staff at all times.
- PPE will be worn if physical distancing not able to be maintained
- Activities will take place outside only. MMACS instructors will not enter the schools.
- Hard surface equipment will be cleaned and disinfected prior to use.
- Emphasis on good hand hygiene and gentle reminders to attendees
- Enhanced training and certification of staff
- Screening and record keeping, with daily reporting to Supervisor
Wilderness First Aid – Sandspit and North End
Hi Wilderness First Aid folks.
Thank you for your interest in the upcoming first aid courses offered by Mount Moresby Adventure Camp Society and Wilderness Medical Associates.
Please register using the links below. Space is limited.
You will be contacted for a deposit after registration.
Please email email@example.com with questions.
March 26-29 – Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)
Sandspit, Sandspit Adventures – cost: $550
For more information and to register: https://www.wildmed.com/course/wilderness-advanced-first-aid-30982/
March 26-29 – Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Open Recertification
Sandspit, Sandspit Adventures – cost: $550
For more information and to register: https://www.wildmed.com/course/open-recertification-176/
March 31-April 3 – Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA)
North End, Location TBC – cost $550
For more information and to register: https://www.wildmed.com/course/wafa-31094/
March 31-April 3 – Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Open Recertification
North End, Location TBC – cost $550
For more information and to register: https://www.wildmed.com/course/open-recertification-31094/
Upcoming Wilderness First Aid Courses – Sandspit
Mount Moresby Adventure Camp, in collaboration with Wilderness Medical Associates, will be hosting a wilderness first aid course in Sandspit at the end of March/early April.
March 26 – 29 will be a WAFA (Wilderness Advanced First Aid)
March 31 – April 3 will be a WFR Bridge/WFR Recertification (Wilderness First Responder)
More details coming soon.
To preregister, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Camps have been postponed
Stay tuned for the dates for our new camps in 2021!
Spring 2018 MMAC Camp Schedule
Spring 2018 Camp Schedule
May 7-May 11, 2018 Grade 5 Camp (SNES, ALM)
May 14- May 20, 2018 Grade 9 Camp (GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary School)
May 28-June 3, 2018 Grade 9 Camp (Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary School)
June 11- June 15, 2018 Grade 5/6 Camp (Port Elementary and Tahayghen)
June 18-June 22, 2018 Grade 11 Camp (Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary School)
LOGGING THREATENS MOUNT MORESBY ADVENTURE CAMP
The provincial government is expected to approve logging in the small forest immediately beside our camp that we use as our outdoor classroom. Alongside the Haida Nation, MMAC seeks a solution that would protect this outdoor classroom and maintain the integrity of our lakeside ecosystem.
MMAC Press Release, January 12, 2016
Council of the Haida Nation Press Release, January 15, 2016
Upcoming Event: Winter Camp Work Party and Open House
Location: Mount Moresby Adventure Camp!!
Bring: Food to share, yard tools (rakes, shovels, hedge clippers)
Please stay tuned for more details.
Spring Camps Coming Up: Grade 9’s Returning to Gwaii Haanas
Beginning May 2016! We are very excited about this year’s camp offerings. Grade 9 campers will travel to Gwaii Haanas again this year!