Seaside Volleyball Club is poised and ready to commence their summer camp schedule with much anticipation from our members. “We know how tough it has been for everyone, sitting at home with little opportunity to play volleyball” says Shane Donen, President of Seaside. “We’ve been getting ready for the pandemic to ease up and eventually subside. All the camps are scheduled, the health protocols for the Wave (our practice facility) are in place and we are now ready to open up to both our members and the public.”
While the club will be offering a staggering 43 camps this summer, they will have a different look than in the past. “We will be operating the camps with a maximum of 8 kids per camp, 4 per court” Shane comments. “We are working well within the participation recommendations put out by Volleyball BC and guidelines from the provincial health organization. The camp format will also be a bit shorter in length, 90 minutes per day, but the sessions will allow for lots of touches and a very high coach to player ratio.” The camps will cater to boys entering grades 7 to 12 and girls entering grades 6 to 12.
Health and safety are in the forefront of our approach to running camps at the Wave. Seaside has used the BC Work Safe “Return to Play” guidelines to meet and exceed our patron’s expectations. “We are very confident that we have put the necessary protocols in place to allow us to operate with minimal risk of any transmission” says Donen. “We've made quite a few changes for the new normal.”
Should restrictions ease with the pandemic situation getting better, the club will consider adding more athletes to each camp (maximum 12). "We can operate currently with 6/court, but for now we'll go with 4 until things get a bit better."