Kids playing hoola hoop.

Children will enjoy physically distanced games, non-contact sports and activities done mostly outdoors.

June 21, 2021
Parks & Recreation Release

School’s almost out and kids are ready for summer fun, but parents need good options to keep their kids engaged this summer. Rest assured, we’re still taking a cautious approach this summer to ensure that our day camps meet all health protocols while keeping it fun, and above all safe, for kids and staff.

Parents will have peace of mind knowing that their children are in good hands. Our leaders are fully trained in all Covid-19 safety and emergency procedures.

What will it be like for children this summer at our day camps?

With smaller camp sizes, expect lots of fun with the same people each week. Children will interact with only a few camp leaders for the entire week (even those requiring 1:1 support) and they will be in groups no larger than 10 children. Expect the same level of fun, but limited mixing with other groups. This should make kids feel more comfortable seeing the same people each week, especially if this is their first time at our day camps.

Children will enjoy physically distanced games, non-contact sports and activities done mostly outdoors. Craft tables will be spread further apart and there will be plenty of supplies that are sanitized daily. Frequent hand washing breaks will be built into each day’s routine. Children will not be required to wear a mask outdoors, but will need to have a mask with them and wear it whenever they are inside.

With an outdoor focus, it’s especially important that children have clothing for all kinds of weather and a change of clothes (in case they get wet).  Make sure that kids have a hat, sunscreen and water, as water fountains will not be available.  Camps will move inside in the event of a rain day or smoky conditions, but the emphasis indoors will be the same…spread out and have fun.

Children who have any signs of sickness (sneezing, coughing, etc.), are not allowed to come to camp. Children and staff will answer health screening questions daily, so please allow extra time for drop-off, especially on the first day of camp.  If a child becomes sick at camp, they will be isolated for everyone’s safety and parents will be notified.

While we are planning for day camp scheduling to remain as planned, procedures or camp locations may need to be changed or cancelled if transmission rates go up or a community outbreak occurs. Any changes will be communicated immediately and will always be done with health and safety in mind.

We’re looking forward to a great summer.  Let the fun begin!