2021 SUMMER CAMP SAFETY & LOGISTICS

The safety of your children is always of the utmost importance to us. We have carefully reviewed all guidance from the CDC, Washington State Department of Health, Kitsap Public Health District and the American Camp Association in developing our safety policies and procedures for running camps this summer. They are listed below.

 

As this is an ever-changing situation, we will keep you updated on any changes in protocols and procedures. 

 

If you have any questions or concernsplease don’t hesitate to reach out to Mary Meier, Community Education Manager at marym@islandwood.org or 206.855.4361. 

 

 

Logistics

  • Campers will be placed in small groups for the entirety of the week. The mixing and convening of these groups will be avoided. 
  • All staff and students will be required to wear a mask at all times, except briefly when eating, drinking, or if they need a distanced mask break. In any instances where a mask is removed, students will be distanced as much as possible, well beyond the 6 foot minimum. We will also monitor staff and students and staff when they are masked to ensure that a minimum 6 feet distance is maintained. (During daily health screenings, an IslandWood staff member will briefly approach students closer than 6 feet to take their temperature.)
  • Camp will be held outdoors, except in the case of inclement weather.  
  • Drop-off and pick-up times, as well as location on campus for pick-up and drop-off, will be staggered to ensure there aren’t large groups of people gathering at one time. You’ll receive a confirmation of your camper’s specific time and location for pick-up and drop-off via email prior to the start of camp. 
  • To reduce the total number of people on campus and in groups, this year we won’t be hosting Friday Family Sharing groups.  
  • To eliminate the need for children to use shared transportation (bus), we will not lead any field trips off campus.  
  • To minimize sharing, we’ll be taking steps to ensure enough individual supplies. 
  • We will increase access to handwashing stations and hand sanitizer and regularly remind campers of when and how to wash their hands effectively. 

Pre-screening

If you identify your camper as higher risk for complications related to COVID-19, we recommend you consult your camper’s medical care provider to assess their risk and determine if attendance is acceptable. 

A child wears a mask and gives a thumbs up sign to the camera while participating in an IslandWood summer camp at Blakely Harbor.

Daily Screening

Upon arrival each morning, we will inquire if your camper has any COVID-19 symptoms and conduct temperature checks. 

Staff Health & Safety

  • Camp instructors have received training in their roles and responsibilities as they relate to COVID-19 precautions. 
  • All staff will be following IslandWood’s onsite work requirements, developed per CDC guidelines, including daily health screenings.  

Campus Cleaning and Disinfecting

Additional cleaning methods will be employed to reduce risk to campers and staff. Cleaning methods will follow CDC guidance and include increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of communal spaces, shared items, frequently touched surfaces, and restrooms. 

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