- June 12, 2020
- Posted by: Elisabeth Gardiner
- Categories: Announcement, Camp
COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Summer Camps 2020
- The minimum age for Sports Camp Junior is now 4.5 (instead of age 3) by September 30, 2020. We feel this is the minimum age needed for success in following the safety protocols at camp. We will be reaching out shortly to any currently registered campers who are younger than the new age limit.
- Staff will complete temperature check and health screen upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature is sent home.
- Staff will wash hands upon arrival and departure each day, and we will allow breaks for staff to wash hands throughout the day. Hand sanitizer will be supplied in outdoor settings.
- Staff will wear face masks in indoor settings.
- High touch surfaces will be sanitized regularly throughout the day or after each activity (door handles, check-in station, shared equipment).
- Restrooms will be limited to one person at a time and will be sanitized regularly throughout the day.
- Water fountains will not be in use. To ensure adequate hydration, we encourage kids to bring TWO personal water bottles from home with the child’s name clearly marked. Any leftover water bottles will be discarded at the end of the day, so please take care to collect all personal items before leaving for the day. If you are concerned about losing water bottles, we suggest purchasing a case of disposable water bottles for camp week.
- Check-In and Check-Out will be No-Contact and Drive-Up only. A staff member will greet you at your car, ask some brief and confidential health screening questions for your family, and direct your participating students into the warm-up activity. At Check-Out, a staff member will greet you at your car, complete an ID check, and confirm the names of campers you are picking up. Parents and siblings of campers should remain in the car. If it becomes necessary for non-participating family members to enter the gym, we kindly request that adults and siblings over age 10 should wear a mask.
- During times when campers would naturally form lines or groups, we will use markers to help them maintain adequate social distancing of at least 10 feet.
- We will use the outdoors as our primary playing space, and aim to spend at least half the day outside.This will also help us to limit the number of students in the Gym at one time whenever weather permits. So don’t forget that sunscreen! We encourage all those old-school hacks for spending the day outside too: spritzer fans, sunglasses, visors and bug spray! Whatever you bring to camp should have your child’s name clearly marked in an easy-carry bag.
- Some sports will be modified or omitted to comply with social distancing requirements. For example, basketball is a very popular activity at sports camp. Unfortunately, we will not be playing in traditional games where physical distancing is all but impossible. However, there are several drills and fun basketball activities that are easy to maintain 10 feet social distancing.
– dribbling, passing, shooting drills
– Around the World
– Hot Shots
– Knock Out (this game can be played in a modified way to ensure social distancing).
For more socially distanced activities, please click on COVID Camp Activity Examples
- Students are not required to wear masks at camp. We are exercising, social distancing, and spending at least half of the day outdoors. However, if you or your child feels more comfortable with the mask, they will be permitted and supported to wear it.
- Camp will be limited to a maximum of 50 students, who will be divided into small groups of 10 that interact only with one another and the same coach all week. So we will essentially be running up to 5 mini-camps within the camp. We are absolutely unable to go over this number in order to maintain compliance with Phase 2 guidelines. We will send out the mini-camp group list ahead of Day 1 to ensure that any changes to groups occur before camp begins.