2020 SUMMER CAMP SAFETY & LOGISTICS

We’re thrilled that we’ll be able to offer some of our camps this summer. The safety of your children is always of the utmost importance to us, and this summer obviously poses new issues around safety given the coronavirus. 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. 

 

We are looking forward to a slightly different, but still WONDERFUL, season of camp! 

 

Logistics

  • Campers will be placed in groups of 8 children or less for the entirety of the week. The mixing and convening of these groups will be avoided. 
  • Social distancing will always be practiced when space allows. When space does not allow – for example, in bathrooms – masks will be worn. We ask that campers bring a snug, cloth facemask daily for accessing indoor spaces.  
  • Camp will be held outdoors, except in the case of inclement weather.  
  • A camper must reside in county in Phase 3 or 4 of the Washington State reopening planor have quarantined for 14 days in a local Phase 3 or 4 county to be eligible to attend. 
  • 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

  • We require that you pre-screen the health of your camper for 14 days prior to the start of camp. Completion of this pre-camp health screening form is required for attendance. This form will be sent to you via email two weeks prior to your camper’s scheduled week.  
  • 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. 

Daily Screening

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

Staff Health & Safety

  • All camp staff reside in Kitsap County and have been practicing the related health and safety guidelines as we have progressed through the phases of the Washington State reopening plan.  
  • 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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