What to Expect at Summer Camp

 

WELCOME BACK TO SAFE SUMMER FUN AT THE Y!

WHAT TO EXPECT AT SUMMER CAMP

Curious what camp will look like this summer? Spoiler alert: It’ll feel like the familiar, fun, and exciting summer day camp experience you’ve come to expect from the Y! Visit your camp location below for the most up to date information:  

 


 

UPDATED CAMP SAFETY GUIDELINES

Safety first at the Y—always. As we prepare to reopen, please be assured that your safety – and the safety of all our campers and camp staff – is our number one priority. We’re following guidelines from health experts and local officials to ensure that our summer camp programs meet the highest standards for health and safety, and we have modified our camp policies and procedures to facilitate all recommended safe physical/social distancing practices. Some modifications parents can expect include but are not limited to:

  • Campers and staff are encouraged to stay home if not feeling well.
  • Camper drop-off and pick-up will take place in car lines only. Parents/guardians will NOT be permitted in the outdoor or indoor camp spaces.
  • Daily screenings required for every camper and all staff each morning of camp. Screening will include a temperature check and brief questionnaire about symptoms the person is experiencing and potential exposure to someone who has tested positive of COVID-19. Screening questions include:
    • Have you administered medications to lower the child’s temperature?  
    • Has the child traveled to a state identified as experiencing significant community spread of COVID-19?
    • Is the child experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and/or symptoms of a cold or flu?   
    • Has anyone in your household been complaining of sore throat or body rash?   
    • Has the child been in close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days; or has anyone in the household had symptoms of respiratory illness (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath). 
    • Are you, parent or guardian, essential personnel?  
    • Is there any reason these symptoms exist for you? (regarding issues with seasonal allergies)
  • Campers will stay together in “groups.” Groups will consist of no more than 10 campers and 2 counselors. 
    • Groups will remain isolated from other groups for the majority of the day, with social distancing measures in place. 
    • Campers that register for multiple weeks will be assigned to the same group for the entirety of their camp registration.
  • All campers and staff are required to wear face masks/coverings whenever utilizing indoor spaces or in outdoor spaces when distancing is not possible. Face masks/coverings are not required in outdoor spaces when distancing is practiced. Campers must bring their own face masks/coverings each day. The Y will have extra face masks on hand in the event a replacement is necessary.
  • Activities that promote distancing will be emphasized throughout the camp day as much as possible.
  • Camp equipment will be designated per group as much as possible to limit sharing of items. Equipment that is shared will be sanitized thoroughly between each use.
  • All campers and staff will wash/sanitize hands between every activity block throughout the camp day, approximately every 40 minutes.
  • All camp spaces will be thoroughly sanitized at the end of each camp day. 

LEARN MORE

Visit gscymca.org/whattoexpect and learn more about what the Y is doing and what all members and participants will do to help ensure a safe experience for all. Together, we’re a better us.

TOGETHER, WE’RE A BETTER US.


Note: The information on this page is subject to change at any time as new information and resources become available.

 

 


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