Summer Camp FAQ
What is the Registration Process like?
We are very excited to offer an easy online registration system this year. Once you have read through all of the information on the page please click the registration link and follow the step-by-step instructions to enroll your camper(s). If you have any questions
feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will get back to you as soon as possible to help you through the process.
This year, registration will be based on the grade your camper will be entering in Fall 2021. For example, if your student is currently finishing 4th grade, they will be enrolled in the 5th grade group or if your child is finishing K3 currently they will be registered for the K4 group. At the end of the registration process, you will be asked to pay your registration fee. We are only accepting payments this year by credit card.
How will you be limiting group sizes?
Summer Camp will be limited to 150 students in total. We will be reducing the number of children in a group to a maximum of 20. If all of the slots in that group are filled, you will be put on a waitlist until more spots are made available. There will be at least 2 staff members per group to stay within our limits from the Department of Social Services.
How will you be practicing social distancing during the day?
As you can imagine with small children social distancing can be challenging. We want to assure you that every measure will be taken to ensure the health of everyone. We will be encouraging small group activities and individual play stations - both by rearranging
rooms and with the toys and games offered to students. Lunches will take place in classrooms, not in large gatherings. Outside time will be staggered to ensure that no two groups are in one space at the same time. The same group of children and counselors will be with each other for the duration of the camp is open. In the event that even for a brief time we all have to be in the same area, ie. the gym or multipurpose area, the room will be divided into sections as outlined for us by Social Services to practice proper Social Distancing, however, we do not see this having to happen.
What is cleaning like throughout the day?
We have developed cleaning protocols for the staff to follow during the day that meets or exceeds both the standard state licensing requirements and recommendations for the CDC. Items used by children will be cleaned and sanitized after each use – there will not be equipment or materials passed to different children without sanitation. The building, and especially the area the children are in, will be sanitized at the end of every day with products approved by the CDC.
How will you ensure that there are not children with symptoms in the building?
Staff or children with a fever (100 F or higher), cough, or shortness of breath will be excluded from child care facilities and isolated from others. Children with household members who are known to have COVID-19 will be excluded from the child care facility. If a child is being kept home for any reason, but especially for any illness please call us at 757-479-1125. If a child or staff member develops symptoms of COVID-19 (fever of 100 or higher, cough, or shortness of breath) while at the facility, they will be immediately separated from the camp participants until they can leave the facility. Once checked in each child will immediately wash their hands before being escorted to their designated room. Drop-offs and Pick-ups happen at the front desk. Guests will not be allowed to walk into the building. We will bring the children to their rooms at drop-off. At pick-up, the staff at the front desk will radio to the staff to bring the child(ren) to the front desk.
What happens if a staff member or child tests positive for Covid-19?
If a child or employee tests positive for COVID-19, we will contact the local health jurisdiction to identify the close contacts who will need to quarantine. It is likely that all members of the infected child’s or adult’s group would be considered close contacts. We will follow guidance from the CDC. Anyone showing symptoms such as fever (100.4° or higher), cough, sore throat, etc. will not be allowed to stay.
What will the children need to bring?
Lunch that does not need to be heated
Snack for the morning and afternoon
Labeled reusable water bottle
K3 and K4 students need to bring in a blanket and things for a nap. (This will be sent home each day to be cleaned.)
Change of clothes, accidents happen!
(We will let you know what days to prepare for water days!)
No outside toys are permitted