Increased Health and Safety Protocol

Safety Protocol:

Our top priority is the health and safety of our campers, their families, our staff and the community. We are working closely with local health officials, the American Camp Association and the CDC to ensure all recommended safety measures are met.

While the COVID-19 virus is challenging us to make camp look different this year, you’ll find the same high-quality camp experience you’ve come to expect from the Y.

SAFETY MEASURES

Our day camp operations will meet or exceed the required standards set forth by local and national experts to ensure a safe experience, including:

  • Campers must bring food for the day, including snacks and a non-perishable lunch, stored in their own bag (lunches are not refrigerated).
  • Campers should also bring water in a refillable water bottle.
  • Parents should apply sunscreen before campers arrive at camp in the morning, as staff will no longer be able to apply sunscreen to campers upon request. Additional sunscreen will be made available throughout the day, but campers will need to apply their own sunscreen (We have a lunch area outdoor).
  • Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all campers and staff before check-in. Any camper with a temperature exceeding 100°F will not be allowed to attend camp that day.
  • Low staff-to-camper ratios based on the age range of campers:
    • 1 staff to 10 campers
  • Camp groups will retain the same assigned staff all week.
  • Frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
  • Staff will sanitize supplies and facilities throughout the day.
  • Camp activities will follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Camp groups will have limited to zero interaction with other groups, following social distancing guidelines.
  • Campers will participate in on-site activities only.
    • Suspended activities include field trips; swimming/pool activities; large group activities; family events including end-of-camp performances and/or concerts.
  • Staff has been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves.
  • Staff has been trained in new COVID-19 procedures and safety protocols.

MASKS AND FACE COVERS

The safety of our campers, their families and our staff is our top priority, which is why we’ve implemented additional protective measures this summer that include increased cleaning, sanitizing, prescreen health checks and physical distancing.

Following guidance set forth by federal, state and local authorities, as well as the American Camp Association and Y-USA experts, we’ve implemented the following guidelines to enhance safety:

  • Any staff having contact with more than one group is required to wear a face mask, campers are encouraged too
  • Staff and campers are required to wear masks when inside public areas and not social distancing. Most camps operate outdoors with activities in environments designed for social distancing
  • Staff, adults and campers are required to wear masks when checking in and out each day

Our team will continue to monitor county guidelines as they relate to Day Camp and implement any changes to safety procedures promptly.