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 2021.
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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All campers will be temperature-checked before entering camp each day. We will ask you a set of questions about their recent health each time your camper is dropped off at camp.
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 limited and we will respect guidance regarding camp group ratios and maximum campers per site. Your camper's group, once determined, will remain together throughout camp and separated from other groups.
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
Staff will wear masks inside and outside the facility. Everyone entering camp is required to wear masks. Children over 2 years of age need to wear a mask both inside and outside the facility.
Floor Markings & Signs
We will mark off safe distances throughout our buildings to help keep campers appropriately spaced. Reminders for hand washing, social distancing, and safe sneezing are also posted throughout the camp.
Activities will be modified to limit physical contact -- but don't worry, last summer we invented fun & safe ways to modify play! Equipment will be cleaned between uses and supplies will be provided for all campers to enjoy.
We plan to offer swimming at our Y location-based camps. At this time, swimming may not be available for our off-site programs. We will continue to evaluate and modify based on the guidance we receive from governing agencies.
This summer, we will not offer off-site field trips... but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Instead of trips, we will host special programs and presenters weekly as on-site field trips for campers to enjoy.