Safety Measures | Summer Day Camp
Our kids need camp—now more than ever.
Know that the Y is doing all we can to move forward in order to provide a positive camp experience for our kids this summer, in the safest and most responsible way possible. Following the governor's guidelines, the Y has implemented the following safety measures for summer camp.
Families should conduct daily home-based monitoring of symptoms before drop off/check-in and keep children home if symptomatic. Children and Staff will not be permitted if they are showing any of the following symptoms:
- Fever (temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher)
- Shortness of breathing/difficulty breathing
- New cough
- New loss of taste or smell
- Campers will swim in small groups. Please see your camp director for details on how swimming is part of your camper's day.
- Parents of non-swimmers are asked to bring a Coast Guard approved life vest to help us minimize the sharing of materials. Life vests/jackets will be supplied to nonswimmers that are not able to supply their own.
Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices include the following stamp:
Per the CDC, when community levels are low face masks should be worn based on personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk
We have developed extensive cleaning protocols our staff will follow throughout the day.
- Cleaning occurs before we open
- Before and after each activity (including mealtime)
- Extensive sanitizing/disinfecting at closing.
This protocol also meets our state licensing requirements and we are following cleaning recommendations by the CDC.
- Outdoor activities are highly encouraged and camp directors have been working diligently to plan accordingly.
- Playgrounds will be utilized with cleaning and sanitization occurring before and after each use and with social distancing maintained.
If there is a report of a positive COVID-19 case at a camp location, the Y will launch our safety protocol in partnership with the state Department of Health, including:
- Notify members and participants about the positive case report
- Deeply clean and sanitize the location (beyond regular cleaning protocols)
- Work with the Department of Health to determine the risk to staff, members and participants
- With any level of exposure risk to participants, the Y will notify families with recommended actions
We will do everything possible to create a safe environment for the children in our programs and hope you understand that not all risks can be mitigated even with safety protocol in place. Please ensure you have a back-up plan in place for care should the Y need to temporarily close any program sites or locations to safely respond to a positive case report.
In the event families need to cancel due to COVID, the Y is happy to refund any and all deposits, registration fees and weekly tuition paid. Please contact your camp director, listed at the bottom of this page.