Please be advised that we will continue to monitor Public Health recommendations, and as a result, the information provided is subject to change at any time.

Changes will be in accordance with current government regulations and any additional guidelines that CAMMAC management deems necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests and employees. In the event that changes to our guidelines become necessary as the situation evolves, guests already registered will be informed as quickly as possible.

Please note: Parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring that their children follow applicable guidelines at all times, without exception.


Given the evolution of the public health situation in Quebec and Canada, and what we have learned about the health risks associated with COVID-19, CAMMAC has formulated guidelines that will enable us to carry out our 2023 music programs with the least disruption possible while prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of all participants on site.

These guidelines outline the collective responsibilities of our staff, teachers, and participants in taking the necessary public health measures before and during their stay at Lake Macdonald.

We are dedicated to ensuring that all guests and staff are well-informed of these guidelines and that they are effectively communicated before and during the camp, in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment for everyone.

Before you come to the Music Centre:  

  • We strongly recommend that all participants, teachers, and staff attending the camp be fully vaccinated with all recommended COVID vaccines, including a booster shot received within the last six months, unless you have had a confirmed case of COVID within the last six months.
  • Do a rapid test before departing from home and do not come to camp if you test positive or suspect you might have COVID.
  • We encourage everyone to have contingency plans in place in case they become ill during the week and to consider identifying a “buddy” who can assist them if they contract COVID.

During your stay at the Music Centre:  

  • You must be without symptoms of COVID-19 when you arrive on site.
  • Masks are recommended but not mandatory. Guests and staff are free to choose to wear a mask or not.
  • Participants who develop symptoms during their stay will be required to leave the site.
  • Teachers and staff members who notice anyone with the apparent symptoms listed below will advise the nurse.


If you have ONE OR MORE of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Sudden loss of smell with no nasal congestion, with or without loss of taste
  • Cough (new or worsening)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat

And/or if you have at least TWO OR MORE of the following symptoms:

  • Runny nose nasal congestion (stuffy nose) for no known reason
  • Headache
  • Profound fatigue
  • Muscle aches (not related to physical exertion)
  • Significant loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach ache
  • Diarrhea

If you suspect you might have COVID:

  • Isolate in your room, tent, or trailer.
  • Wear a mask if you must interact with others or if you need to leave your room, tent, or trailer, including when using restroom facilities.
  • Ask someone to notify the nurse.
  • The nurse will come to do a rapid test, assess your condition and give you instructions on how to proceed.
  • If you are sharing accommodations, your roommate(s) must also be tested by the nurse and then must follow the nurse’s instructions on how to proceed (i.e. masking and isolating if needed).

If you test negative, follow the nurse’s advice.

  • In general, for the next 24 to 48 hours, you can expect to be asked to wear a mask, monitor your symptoms, inform others of your condition, consider eating outside and maintain physical distancing. The nurse will do another rapid test no more than 24 hours after the first.

If you test positive for COVID:

  • Notify the designated staff COVID point person (see the bulletin board in the reception area). Isolate in your room, tent or trailer.
  • Wear a mask if you must interact with others or if you need to leave your room, tent or trailer, including when using restroom facilities.
  • Make arrangements to leave the site as soon as possible. If you require assistance to coordinate logistics for your departure, speak with the designated staff COVID point person.
  • If sharing accommodation, your roommate(s) must be tested by the nurse and follow the nurse’s instructions.