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Summer Camp

What you need to do before your child’s first day of camp

 

Prepare
Please read this entire document before your child’s first day of camp. Sign and submit the Parent Attestation form. 

Face Coverings
Campers must provide their own appropriate face covering and a sealable bag or container to store the covering when not in use. Please label the container with your child’s name and grade.

Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19
Become familiar with the Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19, which are Cough, Temp of 100.4º F of more, Shortness of Breath, and Fatigue.

Camper Medical Forms
Updated Medical Forms must be submitted prior to starting camp. If you cannot make an appointment with your child’s physician prior to the camp season, please obtain the latest medical record on file, update any information yourself, and sign and date the form indicating that the information is current and accurate to the best of your knowledge.

 

ARRIVAL, FACE COVERINGS AND PHYSICAL DISTANCE

Extra Time
You may need to allow for extra time during morning arrival, especially in the early days of the camp season, as we are all adjusting to these new policies and procedures.

Traffic Flow on Campus
EEA will send clear instructions and possible staggered arrival times with your welcome letter.

Please follow the traffic patterns of the campus, and all instructions given to you by EEA Staff. Parents/Guardians, you should not get out of your car at any time when you are on campus, unless instructed to do so by EEA Staff. If you need to enter the campus for any reason, you will be subject to the same health assessment as your child, you must wear a face covering, and you will be asked to wash your hands before entering.

Arrival
Upon arrival at camp, gather your child’s belongings, say goodbye to your child, have your child put on their face covering, and await a EEA Staff Member to open the car door.

Health Assessment
Screening must ask about (1) COVID-19 symptoms in past 14 days, (2) positive COVID-19 test in past 14 days, and/or (3) close or proximate contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in past 14 days. Responses must be reviewed and documented daily. 

A Staff Member will approach your car, open the door, take your child’s temperature, and ask the parent/guardian a series of health assessment questions. Once campers are cleared by Staff, hand sanitizer will be applied and the camper will be escorted to wash their hands, and then proceed to the area designated by their group for morning arrival. A face covering must be worn during arrival, until instructed by staff member.

Camper “Hubs”
Camper arrival will take place within their designated “hub” space. A “hub” is a space for groups that are in cohort, a group in which Campers and Staff will be staying together almost exclusively during the camp day. Masks may be removed when there is 6ft distance between all campers.

Physical Distance
A physical distance of six (6) feet or more and/or the wearing of face coverings will be maintained in all shared spaces.

Cohorts
Campers will be grouped in Cohorts, which are groups that will participate in camp activities almost exclusively during the camp day. There will be no more than 10 in a cohort (not including staff).

Hand Washing and Sanitizing
As an extra precaution we will implement a stamp or marker doodle on each campers hands prior to an activity, which they have to wash off before moving on to the next activity.

Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the campus. Hand washing is available in the multiple restrooms and kitchen areas. Between activities, Campers and Staff will wash and/or sanitize their hands.

Restrooms
Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected by staff at least every hour.

 

What will camp look like in 2020?

Activities
Camp activities will be modified to reduce physical contact between campers, and programming will be focused on including more activities outdoors wherever possible.

Events and Performances
Camp events and performances will be redesigned to be physically distant or attended in cohorts.

Cleaning and Disinfecting
Signage will be posted inside and outside of the facility to remind individuals to adhere to proper hygiene, social distancing rules, appropriate use of PPE, and cleaning and disinfecting protocols. 

All areas of camp will be cleaned between groups, including equipment, toys, and multi-use supplies. We will create a separate bag of basic art supplies per camper to use throughout the week. A rigorous cleaning and disinfecting process, will take place throughout the campus every evening after camp.

Visiting of any kind will be discouraged while camp is in session. Safety protocols and designated areas will be in place for all vendors, deliveries and other personnel who may need to enter the campus. If you need to pick up your child early, please contact your campus at least 30 minutes before you arrive, and follow the same procedure for a normal dismissal.

Lunch
Campers are required to bring lunch from home in an insulated container or cooler. Lunches will be stored by cohort each day. Generally, campers will eat their lunch outside. If weather makes that impossible, and if multiple cohorts are scheduled to eat lunch simultaneously in a shared space, social distancing practices will be in effect. Tables will be cleaned of all food and debris (crumbs, etc.), and then disinfected after each lunch period. Staff and Campers will wash/sanitize their hands before and after the lunch period.

Snacks
Campers will bring snacks from home and will be made available to campers during the day. Staff and Campers will wash/sanitize their hands before and after the snack period.

Water
Water should be provided by the camper in either a refillable container or a single use bottles. A Staff Member will be assigned to refill reusable water bottles if necessary. Single use water bottles may not be refilled at camp.

Dismissal 

Extra Time
You may need to allow for extra time during afternoon dismissal, especially in the early days of the camp season, as we are all adjusting to these new policies and procedures.

Traffic Flow
Please follow the traffic patterns of the campus, and all instructions given to you by East End Arts Staff. Parents/Guardians, you should not get out of your car at any time when you are on campus, unless instructed to do so by Staff. If you need to enter the campus for any reason, you will be subject to the same health assessment as your child, you must wear a face covering, and you will be asked to wash your hands before entering.

Dismissal
A Staff Member will approach the car, and ask for your child’s name, and your government-issued photo ID to verify that you are an authorized adult. Campers will be escorted to the car by a Staff Member for dismissal.

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