Posted on May 29, 2020
Your child’s health is our number one priority! Our Goal for this Summer is to provide a Safe, Fun, Healthy and Quality Camp experience. Our Health & Safety Plan reflects guidance provided by the CDC, ACA (American Camping Association) and guidelines by the PA Department of Health. We will continue to monitor and update our plan as needed. We will also provide a link to this guidance for all families to review.
- Health Screenings will be required for each camper and staff two weeks prior to their first session at camp.
- Each Parent / Guardian / Employee will be required to sign a COVID-19 Release Waiver.
- Social distancing at day camp will look different than the common practice of maintaining six feet of distance between individuals.
- The camp social distancing guidelines are as follows:
- Group ratio will consist of 10 campers with 2 Counselors who will stay within that group for the entire week of camp. Including Lunch, Swimming, Art, Music, Games and Exercising.
- Lunches, Swimming and Activities will be staggered to limit the mixing of campers and staff.
- Both Campers and Staff will wash their hands after each activity.
- Hand sanitizers will be available for each group.
- The JCC will not be providing any transportation of campers or staff.
- Curb side drop off and pick up will be done in front of the camp office. This will limit direct contact between parents and staff members and adhere to social distancing recommendations of six feet during this time.
- Each Camper will have their temperature taken at drop off and pick up.
- Persons who have a fever of 100.40 (38.00C) or above or other signs of illness will not be admitted to camp. Parents will be encouraged to be on the alert for signs of illness in their children and to keep them home when they are sick.
- All staff will wear cloth face coverings during camp operations. Children do not need to wear cloth face coverings during camp, although face coverings are still recommended by the CDC, especially for older youth, when feasible, particularly while indoors.
- Before and After Care will not be available to avoid mixing campers and staff from other groups.
- Boxed Lunches will be available for weekly purchase or you may pack your campers’ lunch. We will not cafeteria style lunch.
- If a camper develops a temperature or signs of illness while at camp, they will be taken to the office to be isolated, to ensure the safety of all of the children and staff.
- Parent/Guardian will be contacted and will need to pick up their child within 1 hour.
- Equipment used for group activities will be wiped down after each session.
- High Touch Point Areas will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day by our maintenance staff.
- Daily after camp, an outside cleaning company will come in to conduct thorough cleaning.
*Policies and Procedures are subject to change due to updates from the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health