Camp Protocols during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Please note the following procedures and rules that will be in place to protect our campers and staff through the pandemic:
Although in Sandy, Utah our current level of restrictions does make it possible for our camps to run, the threat of spreading the Coronavirus is real and the safety of our children and adults is of paramount importance. In order to minimize the risk of spreading the virus, in addition to our normal policy of keeping any sick children or staff at home, our camp will also follow these protocols:
- Staff and children will check in each day as they arrive on campus, having answered a series of questions through a google form. Before exiting the car, they will have their temperature taken. Anyone with a temperature at or above 100.4 ℉, or who is experiencing one of the following symptoms will not be able to enter the camp: fever, persistent cough, body aches, diminished sense of taste or smell, difficulty breathing, vomiting/diarrhea, sore throat, chills.
- We will monitor children and staff visually throughout the day. Anyone showing one or more of the symptoms mentioned in 1, above will be taken to a special room away from the group and wait for a parent or approved adult to pick them up. They should then consult their physician to see if testing or treatment is advised.
- Staff or children who have been excluded from participation in camp because of the symptoms mentioned in #1 above must be symptom-free for 72 hours before returning to join us, if they have had a negative test for COVID-19. They must be 10 days symptom-free if they have not been tested.
- Anyone who has been diagnosed with Covid-19 must report this to the camp director or nurse and then follow the instructions given by the doctor and local health department.
- Anyone who has been in close contact (defined as within 6 feet for 10 minutes or more) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 must notify the camp director or nurse, and then go into quarantine for at least 14 days, in accordance with the advice of their health care provider.
- Parents and other adults will not enter the camp areas, but will drop off and pick up at the carpool lanes on the north side of the Lower School building, facing 9400 South.
- Campers will stay in their camp groups through the day and will not come in close contact with other groups.
- Staff and children will work to maintain 6 feet or more of physical distance throughout the day and will wear masks whenever this distance is difficult to maintain, such as in the classroom. These masks can be disposable or made of cloth, should fit properly, and be comfortable for extended wear. Disposable masks should be used for no more than a day, and cloth masks should be washed before each day’s use.
- Many of our activities will take place outside, including science lessons, games, and free play. To make this possible we have added shade structures.
- Children in all-day camps will bring their own lunch each day, as well as a backpack with a clearly labeled water bottle, cloth mask, sunscreen, and any other clothing required for the day’s activities. They must not share these items with anyone else.
- Field trips use a large bus, one child per bench seat, with passengers wearing masks and the windows down for ventilation. We disinfect buses after each use, paying special attention to frequently touched areas.
- Water fountains on campus will not be used, except for to refill personal water bottles.
Washing and Sanitizing
- Staff and children will wash their hands with soap and water or 60% alcohol hand sanitizer: a) upon arrival, b) each time they enter or leave the classroom, and c) at other moments during the day when staff members recognize a need.
- The areas used by our camp will be cleaned and disinfected daily.
- High-touch areas will be sanitized more often if: a) another group is coming into the space, b) someone has coughed, sneezed, or done something else to cause concern.