Our team is dedicated to making this summer the best summer ever for our campers and their families. We feel as now, more than ever, we play a key role in helping our campers learn to have fun in our new normal. We have carefully worked through each aspect of our camp day to implement an even higher standard of health and safety. Please continue reading below to find out in detail the precautions that you will see when your child attends camp this summer.
Campers will be in groups of 8-9 with their counselor, with a maximum of 10 individuals per group.
Campers will have their temperatures checked when they arrive at camp in the morning as they get out of their car and then again at lunchtime. If a camper develops a temperature at any time during the day, after their initial temperature check, they will be held in a private area with a director until a parent arrives to pick them up.
Groups will be kept consistent throughout the week, campers will not mix between groups. We will be partnering with you to make sure that campers are aware that they will not be mixing with other campers outside of their group. This is a big social change for kids, we want to make it as seamless as possible, to do that they are going to need support from everyone around them.
We will be sending out a video in the coming weeks, before campers arriving on site. This video will describe the changes that the campers will see when they arrive. We would like for all campers to view this video before arriving at camp.
Campers will be washing hands between each activity or every other activity (based on length) our activities last a maximum of 45 minutes. This meets the standard of a maximum of 2hrs between hand washing.
We will no longer be taking field trips, to lower exposure to outside venues. Instead, we will be bringing in special activities throughout the week. Examples of the activities include paint your own pottery and canvases, an inflatable movie screen, animals, and some special inflatables.
Campers will complete art, science, chess, snack, and lunch at their tables.
Each group will have its own sports equipment.
Each group will have its own set of board games.
Each camper will receive their own “art box” for the summer, labeled with their name. This is a pencil box that contains crayons, markers, scissors, glue, paintbrushes, chalk, and watercolors. To prevent the sharing of common supplies.
There will be a 40’x60′ tent at each location. Each of these tents is 222 square meters. The current recommendation is that all spaces include 4 square meters per person. This tent would allow 4.4 square meters (48 square feet). This allows for ample space and ventilation. Each tent will have two large drum fans to assist in cooling the space. **It is recommended that as many activities as possible take place outside, but we do have ample inside space in case of rain and for campers to cool down if necessary.
We will have 6ft round tables in this space. 3 children will be seated at each of the tables, allowing 6ft between each of the campers. Tables will be labeled with individual spaces for each child in duct tape correlating to their color group.
All of our snacks are prepackaged and will continue this way. We typically serve snoballs after the Talent Show on Friday, this year we will be serving individual ice cream cups!
We will have coolers filled with ice and small water bottles throughout the week. Campers will not be sharing water bottles and will be distributed by the staff to prevent over touching.
Twice per day, we will be cleaning with a solution that has been cleared by the EPA to be an effective disinfectant against Sars-Cov-2. Cleaning will be done with a fogger which has been shown to be extremely effective for cleaning large areas.
Our weekly Talent Shows that campers love will still be performed in our smaller groups and will be streamed via Zoom for parents to see. To prevent a large group gathering.
Parents will be asked to stay in their cars when visiting our sites. Our phone numbers will be posted and you are always welcome to call and we will be available to assist you. We would like to prevent our outside exposure as much as possible and although we love our parents, we find this a necessary step for safety.
**At this time, we are waiting on more information before we make a decision regarding masks. We will be deciding who or if we will be wearing them. If they are necessary – we will be providing them to everyone that will be needing one (campers and staff alike).