Camp Trusted Parents COVID-19 Information
Camp Trusted Parents COVID-19 Information
We are excited to announce that we are hosting Camp Trusted Parent 2021! While it may look a little different, we are still committed to ensuring our campers have an enjoyable and successful camp experience.
As we prepare to host Camp Trusted Parents for the first time since 2019, we want to update everyone on how we plan to keep our campers, staff, volunteers, and families as safe as possible. We will continue to monitor updates from ACA (American Camp Association), CDC (Center of Disease Control), and the State of North Carolina and local authorities and comply with any new regulations that may arise.
We understand no two situations are the same, and we encourage everyone to make an informed decision that takes your unique factors into account when considering sending your child to our camp. As of right now, below are the safety precautions we’re asking all camp participants to follow this summer.
- We are asking that campers, families, staff, volunteers, and collaborative vendors to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 beginning 14 days prior to the start of camp. If evidence of symptoms occurs, consult a physician for testing options, and please do not attend our camp until a negative COVID-19 test has been presented and confirmed.
- We are asking all camp participants to produce proof of a negative COVID-19 test, dated no more than 72 hours prior to the start of camp.
- Every day, as part of our new safety protocol, we will enforce mandatory “at home health screening” for families, staff, and volunteers to ensure the safety of all camp participates, through the use of an online survey app prior to the arrival to camp. Only under, special circumstances will a health screening and temperature check be done at the camp.
- Social distancing measures have been put in place to mitigate the spread of the virus. We have revised activities to allow for social distancing. We have also reduced the number of campers we will accept by half, to ensure implementation of the socially distance standards suggested. Staff will be assigned to the same camp group throughout the summer. Although, we typically welcome parents to visit our camp, we have suspended visitation to classrooms this summer.
- There will be no off campus field-trip this summer; however, we have arranged for field trips to come to us, which will include special outdoor activities.
- Masks will be required for all camp participates while indoors or when social distancing is not possible, unless a proven medical condition preclude them from wearing one as regulated by the State of North Carolina and the CDC. In which case, a face shield will be given instead of mask.
- We are taking the necessary step to make sure our campers have good hygiene during the summer. There will be use of touch free sanitation stations at every building entrance. We will allow extra time for thorough hand washing with soap & water prior to meals and snack breaks.
- Each classroom will be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly daily. Intensive disinfecting and sanitizing will also take place on all indoor/outdoor equipment, games, and toys, after each use.
- We are collaborating closely with food services to implement the safest options for dining. We will inform parents when a final decision has been made.
- Our staff will undergo additional training to ensure proper implementation of safety protocol. Strict attention will be given to make sure the fulfillment of these safety policies is being executed.
We are planning for the whole spectrum of possibilities. We are optimistic that we will be able to run a full summer with the modifications we’ve made to ensure the safety of our campers, and we have opened registration based on this scenario. At the same time, our COVID-19 prevention and response protocols remain active, and we are revising as we consult with ACA and health professionals on lessons learned in 2020. We will closely monitor the situation and keep our families informed if we make changes that will affect them. Should things get worse, we will alter our summer plans accordingly.
If you have questions containing our COVID-19 Safety Protocols, please contact Nikia Bye, at [email protected]
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