Last Updated: Jan. 25, 2021
As you know, our priority is always the health and safety of our campers. As such, we will be regularly updating this page to inform you of our practices and policies regarding COVID-19. We collaborate on a regular basis with local, state, national, and international agencies to remain informed and proactive as new information develops.
Day Camp COVID-19 Health and Sanitation Protocols
Drop Off/Pick Up
- Assigned Drop Off and Pick Up locations will be assigned to each family. This will allow for physical distancing during drop off/pick up. Parents/guardians will stay in their cars the whole time.
- CDC guidelines recommend limiting the number of adults who drop-off/pick-up campers. Families should designate 1 adult to do all transportation per family.
- Parents/Guardians will be required to wear masks while at camp.
Social Distancing and Face Masks/Coverings
- All CDC guidelines for social and physical distancing will be implemented.
- Masks will be worn by all staff.
- All campers must bring their own face masks/coverings to camp.
- Face masks/coverings will be worn by campers as necessary.
- Camp groups will have no more than 10 kids per group.
- There will be no large group gatherings such as overnights or camp family nights. .
- To prevent large gatherings, the dining hall will not be open for summer camp. All campers must pack their own lunch. No foods that require heating are permitted. If your child’s lunch needs to be kept cold, please pack an ice pack. No refrigeration will be available at camp. Please do not pack any items containing nuts. Frost Valley YMCA is a nut free facility.
- Camp activities will take place outside, in open air, except for unsafe weather conditions. Camper groups will then have designated indoor spaces.
Daily Health Screenings
- Daily health screenings will be given to campers and staff before entering camp. Parents are required to perform a pre-camp health check before bringing their camper to camp.
- Temperature Check – Temperatures will be taken 2 times per day. Any camper with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be permitted to attend camp until they have been fever free for 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
- Any camper experiencing the following symptoms will not be permitted to attend camp: fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, or lethargy.
- If your child develops a temperature greater than 100.0 degrees fahrenheit or is showing signs/symptoms of illness (cough, sore throat, runny nose, lethargy), while at camp, they will be quarantined/isolated at the wellness center. Parents/guardians are required to pick up their child as soon as possible.
- Hand washing will be required after each activity.
- Hand Sanitizer will be readily available around camp.
- Frost Valley uses cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are approved to be effective against COVID-19 in addition to other viruses, bacteria and other airborne/blood borne pathogens. Public spaces as well as camp materials/equipment will be disinfected.
Protecting Public Health
- In the instance that a camper (or staff member) is diagnosed with COVID-19 while enrolled in camp or within 14 days of being at camp. The Camp will close for at least 72 hours for additional cleaning and sanitizing. The campers who were in immediate contact with the infected