This information is current as of October 2021. The following may change based on CDC guidelines and recommendations by the Evanston Health Department.

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 evanstoncampdiy@gmail.com or through the Contact page.

ENROLLMENT NUMBERS

Enrollment will be limited based on CDC guidelines. Each group has a Group Leader and each classroom is staffed with an adult instructor who will maintain safety protocols.

MASKS

Face masks that completely cover the nose and mouth are required at all times by all campers, staff and parents, except at lunch time and during outdoor activities as long as distancing can be maintained. We will have disposable masks on hand in case a mask becomes unusable and a clean one is needed.

CLASSROOMS

Indoor classrooms are set up to allow at least 3 feet of distance between campers. Each classroom will have either open windows and oscillating fans and air conditioners or fans and air purifiers to provide plenty of clean air flow.

INDOOR MOVEMENT

Like last summer, each group will use only two classrooms each day - one room in the morning and a different one in the afternoon, to avoid crowding in the hallways. Rooms will be thoroughly sanitized between groups.

LUNCH

Lunch is 30 minutes, not including time to wash hand and gather lunch boxes. 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. 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. If a parent is uncomfortable with their child eating indoors, they are welcome to pick their child up on rainy days before lunch time.

CLEANING

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. 

OUTBREAK RESPONSE

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.