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MAMBEC Martial Arts/Life Skills Program (Focused on Bullying) REGISTERING NOW!


Weekend/Evening Program will begin in September. If you have paid for the April – June Session, there will be no fee for September. We will start off with one class to get the children back in the swing of things, followed by grading. After that, we will commence the 12-weeks until December.

If you have not registered and are a new member, we offer an introductory special for $199.00 includes uniform and tax. If you are a member and just wish to register call Lavonne Carroll at 902-488-6779. 

Kidsport Funding Available

Information Guidance for MAMBEC Day Camps

 June 23, 2020

MAMBEC day camps include short-term programs that provide care through recreational activity/education to school aged children. This document should be used to support MAMBEC day camp staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries/families in reducing the risk of transmission of Covid-19.

COVID-19 Risk Mitigation

General COVID-19 Risk Mitigation for Staff and Participants

Public Spaces 

  • Mambec Campers will be in groups of 10 including Staff and will physical Distance where possible
  • Groups of 10 will physically distance from other groups of 10.
  • While outdoor recreation activities are permitted at playgrounds, parks, trails and opens spaces (e.g. soccer fields and ball diamonds) using these facilities will remain at the discretion of the Program Director based on guidance by Public Health.

Individual Actions & Precautions 

    • Wash your hands frequently.
    • Refrain from touching your face with unclean hands.
    • Staff will carry and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content to apply for the kids when necessary.aution should be taken around common touch points; proper hand hygiene should be practiced:
    • Children can wear a mask or shield (if parents request) in public places to help limit the risk of spread to others if you will be within 2 metres of people other than members of your own household. It is mandatory for Staff to Wear either A Shield or Mask while inside with the children. All PPE will be provided for Staff at no cost.
  • Teach Cough Courtesy Protocol.
  • Workers, Volunteers, Patron, and Children must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Prohibit entry to any worker, volunteer, child or patron who is sick or symptomatic.
  • Ensure staff are trained on hygiene and sanitation in order to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Schedule frequent cleaning.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect any high-touch areas and equipment touched by workers, volunteers, and patrons.
  • Equipment should be assigned to individual groups only.
  • Hand washing stations and/or hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol will be available for patrons.
  • Opportunities for surfaces to be touched by patrons will be minimized as much as possible. Personal cell phones will be used for sign-in and sign-out, as well as for messaging about your child during the day.
  • Appropriate signage outside all building entries, throughout the Centre will inform/advise on measures to be taken.

MAMBEC COVID-19 General Safety 

  • MAMBEC day camp programs will operate in groups of 10 people. This includes both staff and children.
  • Staff members, parents or guardians and children must not attend the program if they are sick, even if symptoms resemble a mild cold.
  • Do not specifically ask kids to come to you with what they think are symptoms. Staff and Group Leaders must look for symptoms. Kids are welcome to approach staff when feeling ill.
  • Symptoms to look for include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, nausea, and a general feeling of being unwell.
  • Children’s temperatures will be checked before sign-in.
  • Staff must conduct active symptom screening of each child every day with the parent or guardian as they drop off their children.
  • MAMBEC will keep daily records of anyone entering or attending the day camp who stays for 15 minutes or longer (e.g. staff working each day, children, etc.).
  • Records must be kept up-to-date and available to facilitate contact tracing in the event of an outbreak.
  • All visitors or special guests will be documented.
  • If MAMBEC is reported as having a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, we will be required to close for a minimum of 48 hours to allow contact tracing, and then adhere to recommendations from NS Public Health.


  • If a child develops symptoms while at the program, the child will be isolated away from other children and the parent or guardian will be notified to come and pick up the child immediately. If a separate space is not available, the child will be kept at least 2 metres away from other children.
  • If a child requires close contact and care, staff will continue to care for the child until the parent or guardian is able to pick them up.
  • Staff will wear a mask or shield during all interactions with the child and will avoid contact with the child’s respiratory secretions.
  • Staff will wash their hands before donning a mask or shield, and before and after removing the mask or shield (as per mask guidance), and before and after touching any items used by the child.
  • All items used by the child while isolated will be cleaned and disinfected as soon as the child has been picked up.
  • Items that cannot be cleaned and disinfected (e.g. paper, books, cardboard puzzles) will be removed from the program and stored in a sealed container for a minimum of 10 days.
  • If a staff person develops illness while at work, they will immediately remove themselves from any contact with others, notify their supervisor, go home, and call 811.
  • If a parent, guardian, family member, or bubble member of any program participant feels unwell, or becomes ill, they are to inform MAMBEC immediately, and please, do not allow participant to attend camp.

Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures 

  • MAMBEC will develop procedures for drop off and pick up that support physical distancing and separate groups to the greatest extent possible.
  • Possible strategies include:
    • Having children enter through the catwalk doors and leave through the front door beneath the clock. Signage will be provided.
    • Having one designated parent or guardian pick up and drop off each child.
    • Parent will take child to the washroom, then was hands thoroughly and then stand 6 feet from the MAMBEC Studio until a Staff Member comes out to take the child’s temperature and ask covid questions for tracking purposes each day.
    • Staggering entry, and/or limiting the numbers of people in entry areas.
    • There will be no non-essential visitors at the program.
    • Contactless sign in/out will be done through texting.
    • Day camp operators and staff should use telephone when possible to meet with staff and parents and guardians.
    • Parents and guardians who are picking up children from more than one group at the centre should not be allowed to intermingle with children in the groups. 
    • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations containing at least 60% alcohol content will be placed in all entrances to the program area, as well as to points in each room.

Physical Distancing 

  • Groups cannot mix with other groups or be within in the same room/space at the same time, including pickups and drop-offs, mealtimes, playtime, outdoor activities, staff rooms, etc.
  • Where possible, physical distancing practices will occur. MAMBEC staff and participants will be encouraged to avoid close greetings like hugs or handshakes and encourage physically distant greetings such as “air fives” and waves. Plan for physically distant activities such as shadow tag and avoid activities that require clustering around a item or small area.

Use of Shared Spaces 

  • Only one group at a time may use the same outdoor play space. Follow physical distancing practices when possible.
  • MAMBEC will develop a plan to prevent mingling of groups in washrooms and to minimize the number of shared surfaces in washrooms.
  • MAMBEC will hire a part time staff to help with ongoing cleaning and sanitizing throughout the day and throughout the centre.
  • It is recommended that cleaning be done by either the cleaning staff, or by staff within the group directly before the group enters the space and after it exits the space.
  • A cleaning log will be posted and used to track cleaning.

Program Planning 

To help plan activities, staff should ask themselves the following questions to determine the risk of the activities and whether they can proceed: 

  • Does the activity violate a public health order?
  • Does the activity involve shared surfaces or objects frequently touched by hands?
  • Can an activity be modified to increase opportunities for physical distancing?
  • Stagger lunch/snack breaks to promote physical distancing among participants.

Information/Guidance for Outdoor Recreation Time

To ensure the safety of children, families, and communities, the relaxing of restrictions on certain outdoor recreation opportunities will follow a measured approach, in accordance with public health guidance. How participants engage, and how equipment and facilities are used, cleaned, and in some cases monitored, will need to be adapted and modified. We kindly ask for everyone’s patience and cooperation while we develop these internal measures.

Overall, our intention is to follow similar provincial guidelines when using outdoor spaces/parks for our day camp program as per how the province and/or municipality may allow. 

MAMBEC Camp Daily Routine (Covid-19)

7:30 to 8:30 – Sunrise Hour (structured play)

9:00 – Attendance, campers broken down into groups, Youngers (5-7) and Older (8 and up)

Bathroom Break/Hand washing and Snack

10:00 – Youngers – outside, Older – Martial Arts/Life Skills Monday

10:00 – Older – outside, Youngers – Martial Arts/Life Skills Tuesday

10:00 – Youngers – outside, Older – Martial Arts/Life Skills Wednesday

10:00 – Older – outside, Youngers – Martial Arts/Life Skills Thursday

Bathroom Break/Hand washing and lunch

MAMBEC Studio to be Sanitized

12:00 –Lunch and a Movie

1:30– Theme of the Week. Theme appropriate activities crafts and games.

4:00 – Bathroom Break/hand washing and Snack

5:00 – Parents pick up Campers

5:00 to 6:00 – Sunset Hour structured play)

MAMBEC Studio to be Sanitized


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Have You Received Your 2019 Tax Reciepts?

All reciepts for Afterschool Program, MAMBEC Martial Art/Life Skills Evening/Weekend Program, summer camps and March Break Camps have been sent to customers. If you have not recieved your reciept, please e-mail us at with the following infomation: your childs name, when your child attended MAMBEC and your correct e-mail address and your receiepts will be sent to you.

UNICEF® Congratulations to MAMBEC campers! Christmas Donation 2019 – we raised $645 in our Young Entrepreneurs summer camp. Through our program, we have raised over $12,000 for Unicef to help children around the world since 2003. Each year MAMBEC sends a donation to UNICEF to help those less fortunate.

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