Many changes have been made to our regular operations to ensure the safety of our campers and staff. If you have any questions of concerns, please feel free to email us at email@example.com or through the Contact page.
This summer, enrollment will be limited to 1/3 our regular number. Each group will have no more than 8-9 campers (formerly 8 campers, now we can go up to 9 based on the size of the rooms we're using) and a group leader and an adult instructor. If state and local requirements allow, each group will also include 2 middle school helpers (AAs). If local regulations allow, we will go up to 9 campers in a group, but will maintain distancing.
Face masks that completely cover the nose and mouth are required at all times by all campers, staff and parents, except at lunch time. This includes any outdoor activities. We will have disposable masks on hand in case a mask becomes unusable and a clean one is needed.
Indoor classrooms are set up to allow at least 6 feet of distance between campers. Campers will be required to remain in their seats unless they need to get up one at a time to use the restroom, gather supplies or wash their hands. Each classroom will have open windows and oscillating fans and air conditioners to provide plenty of air flow.
Ordinarily, groups rotate between classrooms throughout the day. This summer, each group will use only two classrooms each day - one room in the morning and a different one in the afternoon. Rooms will be thoroughly sanitized between groups.
Lunch is shortened to a 25 minute time period, not including time to wash hand and gather lunch boxes (from a 40 minute lunch/recess combination). This should be enough time to eat but if a camper needs more time we will adjust that group's lunch time. Campers will bring their own lunch and water bottles to camp. Water fountains will not be available. Groups will eat outdoors when the weather allows and will sit on tarps that are marked to allow for social distancing. In case of rain, campers will eat in the classroom and will spread out to allow for even greater distancing - so no more than 5 people in a classroom or 12 people spread out in the large cafeteria room. Our goal is to have at least 10 feet between anyone eating indoors. If a parent is uncomfortable with their child eating indoors, they are welcome to pick their child up on rainy days before lunch time.
All facilities will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized every day and commonly used spaces like bathrooms will be sanitized throughout the day. Classrooms will be thoroughly sanitized between groups.
We ask that campers and staff members not travel outside the area the week before attending camp. This protects all campers and staff and will help us remain open this summer. If you have a trip planned before camp begins, please let us know so we can find a spot in another session for your child.
If a camper or staff member becomes ill, they will be required to remain home to quarantine for either 7 days after symptoms go away or 5 days after a negative test result. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO CAMP IF THEY ARE ILL. If a camper or staff member has a positive COVID test result, all campers and staff who have had the opportunity to come in contact with the COVID positive person will be notified and will be required to remain home to quarantine unless a negative test result is performed. Make-up classes will be available for those missing camp due to confirmed COVID related cases on a case by case basis.