Health and Safety at Camp
We know, now more than ever, kids need the fresh air, social interaction (with precaution), and growth opportunities only camp can provide right now. We want to help kids get back to a sense of normalcy and make up for time lost.
We are sure you have plenty of questions about how we will create a safe camp community. Building on the success of last summer, our track record of effectively adapting and delivering youth development programming throughout the year, and the guidance of our risk management team and subject matter experts, we’re eagerly looking forward to summer 2022.
Guided by industry best practices, the American Camp Association, YMCA of the USA, and guidance of governing health agencies, here are some of the procedures we will institute for camp to keep our kids & teams safe.
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Safety is our middle name, and cleaning is our game. Our whole team will be regularly cleaning to disinfect our camp throughout the day, plus our dedicated facilities team will perform a deep-clean every night after closing.
Group sizes will be monitored and we will respect guidance regarding camp group ratios and maximum campers per site. We follow the following staff to camper ratios:
4-5 year olds - 1:6
6-8 year olds - 1:8
9-14 year olds -1:10
Hand Washing & Hygiene
Scheduled hand washing breaks will be built into each camper’s schedule. In addition to that, hand sanitizer stations are available for campers throughout the building for use during their busy and fun days!
Masks & Face Coverings
We will follow the guidance of our governing officials and licensing agencies, keeping our campers safety our top priority during camp.
We recommend campers wear masks while on the bus for field trips or when traveling to the Y for swimming.
We plan to offer swimming at our Y location-based and offsite location camps. We will continue to evaluate and modify based on the guidance we receive from governing agencies.
This summer, we plan to have off-site field trips and in house experiences, with the most beneficial experience for each age group. We will continue to evaluate and modify based on the guidance we receive from governing agencies.