COVID-19: Information for School Year Programs

Thanks for being part of the Pine community! We’re excited to offer a safe environment for kids to connect, learn and play. To learn more about Outdoor and Forest School plans, dates, prices and other details, please visit our Children’s programs webpage.

Pine programs will adhere to provincial and municipal public health guidelines as they continue to evolve. You can check back here for the latest updates on Covid-19 related plans and policies.

Please review the below Handbooks for the most updated information:

All Outdoor School children’s programs EXCEPT Oaks & Acorns:

Oaks & Acorns:


Covid-19 Online Screening Form

To reduce screening time in the field, you can complete a Covid-19 screening form at home on the day of program and bring proof of submission with you to the field! Remember – upon submitting the form, a confirmation email will be sent to the email you’ve provided. PLEASE BRING THIS CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITH YOU (ELECTRONIC OR PRINTED) TO PROGRAM FOR DROP OFF. Staff will confirm the date that the confirmation email was sent at drop-off (screening must be done the day of program). Any participants who arrive to program without a screening confirmation email will be screened on site upon arrival.


Thanks to our comprehensive health & safety procedures, our diligent staff, and the incredible support of families, we have had zero reported cases of Covid-19 at our camp and school-year programs to date. We will continue to adapt our procedures to evolving public health guidelines to keep everyone safe. Our current plans include:

  • Daily screenings – Screening questions will reflect public health guidance at the time of camp. Currently, our screening questions are in accordance with TPH’s Student Screening.
  • Physical distancing,
  • Masking when physical distancing cannot be maintained,
  • Small group sizes,
  • Enhanced hygiene and sanitation.

Please see the appropriate Caregiver Handbook(s) above for further details.

*Please note that our policies and procedures, including masking, will continue to evolve to adhere to provincial and municipal public health guidelines.

If we are required to cancel program for any period of time due to government mandate, public health recommendations or other Covid-related circumstances, families will receive a full pro-refund per cancelled session. Please see our full cancellation policy for more information. 

Please keep them home and email to let us know the reason for their absence.

Consult Toronto Public Health’s School Information for Parents & Caregivers and Decision Tool for further guidance.

– Updated February 16, 2021

Please refer to Toronto Public Health’s Decision Tool and Followup Instructions for those tested to determine when your child can return to program.


***Returning to Program – Confirmation Form REQUIRED***

  • Caregivers must complete Toronto Public Health’s “Back to School Confirmation Form and email it to before returning to program.
  • No medical note is required to return to program.

– Updated February 16, 2021

No. As per the most recent guidelines, if a household member has symptoms, all children and adults who attend a school setting must stay home until Covid-19 is ruled out. Please refer to TPH’s Decision Tool for further guidance.

– Updated February 16, 2021

No, but please email us at to let us know of any absences, whether related to illness or not, since we’re keeping record and must follow up with any absent families.

– Updated October 1, 2020