Physical Distancing. Summertimes will do its best to ensure proper physical distancing between campers and students. With that said, we cannot promise campers will be 6 feet apart at all times. Cohorts, however, will not mix. Campers will be given regular reminders to maintain physical distance from other campers, and counselors will give a safety briefing at the start of each camp day to reinforce physical distancing. Students in Summer Studies classes will be seated at desks or stationed at easels/tables spaced 6 feet apart.
Mask Policy. All staff and campers and students in rising grades 2 and older will be required (absent a medical excuse) to wear a face mask indoors. Campers and students will be given regular face mask "breaks." Face masks will not be required outdoors unless physical distancing is not possible. For campers and students in rising Pre-K through 1st grade, masks will be encouraged indoors where physical distancing is not possible. However, if a child cannot wear the mask correctly or is constantly touching it, that camper will be asked to remove the face mask.
Cleaning and Disinfecting. All camp and building facilities will be cleaned with disinfectant on a nightly basis, and high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, light switches, and desks, will be cleaned with an EPA-approved cleaning solution by camp staff throughout the day.
Although shared materials will be limited, to the extent a camp or class uses shared materials, students will be asked to wash their hands prior to using the materials, after using the materials, and the materials will be cleaned between group use. Each camp cohort and class will have their own assigned indoor and outdoor spaces for any given day, thereby limiting the number of shared spaces.
Campers and students will use hand sanitizer upon entry of any building, throughout the day, and before pick-up, and frequent handwashing will be enforced.