Special Information: Summer Camps 2021
After careful thought and planning, we are excited to announce that we will resume on-site camps this summer, while following CDC considerations to protect campers, families, and our community. We will also offer several virtual camps throughout the summer.
The health and safety of our campers and staff remain our highest priority. Below, you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 risk as much as possible.
• Limiting the pedestrian traffic in the Park. Only campers will be admitted into the classrooms and/or studios. Parents and guardians will be required to do drop off/pick up outside under the Marquee at the Park daily.
• Screening done prior to arriving at the Park. Each day, parents have to certify using a health self-assessment form provided by the Partnership for their camper and household.
• Intensifying cleaning and disinfection practices within our facilities and premises by cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting objects if they are shared and ensuring safe and correct use and storage of disinfectants.
• Keeping campers in small groups, spacing the camp locations out throughout the Park grounds and structures and by coordinating outdoor activities, by seating one child per table with assigned seating throughout the camp week, and adding signage to help with social distancing in common areas when possible.
• Limiting the number of items that are shared or touched between campers and staff by providing individual supply kits to each camper, keeping a camper’s belongings separated from others and in individually labeled areas. Campers should bring their own water bottles per CDC protocols.
• Promoting healthy hygiene practices including proper hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, proper coughing and sneezing habits, etc.
• Requesting that staff and campers wear a mask covering at all times. (Masks are required except for when eating or drinking)
• If a child does get sick at camp, we have identified an area where they can rest, and safely isolate from others. We will notify parent or guardian to pick up the sick child within 1-2 hours.
WHAT TO BRING
• Sunscreen, hand sanitizer, packed lunch and snack [nut-free preferred], face mask, water bottle. *Please note classrooms do NOT have refrigerator access so pack lunches accordingly.
We ask that you help us protect the health of campers this summer. Anyone who is sick or was sick with COVID-19 or recently in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days— including staff, campers, and families— should not come to camp. Be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fatigue Muscle or body aches
- Nausea or vomiting
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
• If you’re registered for virtual online camp, your instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the first day of camp.
• If you do not receive a link, please check your spam/junk mail folder. If you do not see the email there, please contact the registrar and the instructor.
• Families who register less than 24 hours prior to the first day of a virtual camp may not receive a link, if that’s the case, you should email the instructor as soon as possible for the zoom link before the start of the camp.