Summer camp will still be fun and engaging, but it will look a little different this year! We will incorporate programming and protocol updates as we work to keep campers and staff safe from COVID-19.
Unfortunately, we must cancel the first and last weeks of our branch day camps. If you were registered for these weeks, please contact your branch's family services director so we can discuss your options.
● All branches will operate a drop off/pick up protocol to limit families coming into the building. Look for signage about these locations. The same parent who dropped off their camper must pick them up.
● A temperature and visual wellness check will be conducted at drop-off. Parents should expect to answer a health screening questionnaire each day.
● Camper drop-off ends at 9:00am. Late drop-off is only permitted with advance notice for Dr. visits and child must have a Dr. note.
● Camper pick-up starts at 4:00pm. Early pick-up must be communicated to camp leaders in advance. If a camper is picked up early, they must remain with their parent or guardian for the remainder of the day.
● No field trips to public places and all camp assemblies and camp gatherings are canceled.
● Common areas are cleaned and disinfected after use.
● Activities will be fun and designed to keep campers safe and physically distanced.
● Campers eat meals in designated separate spaces, when possible.
● Meals eaten in common areas are at staggered times to allow for sanitation between groups.
● We require campers to bring a refillable water bottle daily.
● Members in the facilities are not permitted to interact with campers or use the same spaces.
● Staff will wear masks when inside or in close proximity to campers. Following Governor Cooper’s executive order, all children age eleven or older are required to wear face coverings to day camp. A face covering will be provided to your child, and campers and staff are expected to wear face coverings when not engaged in vigorous exercise or play that would make breathing difficult.
● When feasible, leaders will be designated to a specific group for the entire summer and limit contact with youth and leaders from other groups.
● A designated leader will conduct cleaning and disinfection of equipment throughout the day and after each group leaves a common area.
● A designated period for camp cleaning and sanitizing will be conducted at least one time per day and disinfecting of camp spaces at the end of each day.
● Each group can have designated equipment that is disinfected before and after use.
● Objects that cannot be cleaned and disinfected will not be used.
● Campers will have specific supplies designated to them in labeled containers or bags. Those items include but are not limited to markers, crayons, scissors, glue, pencils, pens. Each group will also have designated spaces for their camper’s labeled items such as lunch boxes, jackets and towels.
● Hand washing will be the primary source of hand hygiene. If unavailable, campers will use hand sanitization solutions.
● Campers will wash their hands upon entry into the building, before and after meals, after using camp supplies, and at other times throughout the day.
● Sick campers are to remain at home.
● Sick staff and campers remain at home and can return with a physician's note or when they are symptom-free for at least 10 days.
● A designated place will be identified for sick campers that allows for supervision at a 6-foot distance. If tolerated, the sick child will wear a mask and the supervising leader will wear a mask.
● The facility is closed for 48 hours and disinfected.