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SAFETY + PROTOCOLS

For the summer of 2020, ​we changed our program to offer a well rounded camp experience for our campers and families in the safest way possible. Our revised protocols and policies were developed with the goal of exceeding the regulations of the Nassau County Department of Health and recommendations of the American Camp Association.  

For the summer of 2021, we are preparing for many different scenarios for how camp can operate, including one similar to 2020, as well as one where we are able to bring back many of our staples, including bus transportation, day trips and electives for our older campers.  We will continue to monitor the recommendations and update our families and staff in the Spring of 2021.  

GROUPS + ACTIVITIES

  • Health screenings of campers and staff will occur daily.

  • Groups will be kept at small, contained sizes, and will not overlap with other groups. Group caps for 2021 will be consistent with Department of Health requirements.

  • We will continue to do the majority of activities outdoors. Indoor activities such as cooking and STEAM, will be held outside under tents. Jacobson Ninja Warrior and rock wall will be indoors in our large barn, with the doors open, fans on, and limitations on the number of groups allowed inside at a time.

  • Special events (i.e. Goodwill Games) will be modified appropriately.

  • Electives will continue to be offered for our campers entering grade 1 and above. To maintain social distancing, groups will be given “choice periods” where elective options will be offered for the entire group.

  • We are planning on offering off-site trips for campers in grades 5-8. We are screening all venues for their Covid protocols to ensure our campers’ safety.

CLEANING + SANITIZING

  • Campers and staff will wash/sanitize their hands before and after each activity, lunch or snack, using the bathroom, and bus use. Hands will also be cleaned when campers/staff sneeze, cough, blow their nose, etc.

  • Hand-washing and hand-sanitizer stations will be spread around camp to facilitate cleanliness. This includes at activity areas, near dining areas, and around bunks.

  • Shared equipment will be sanitized between each use. Bathrooms will be sanitized throughout the day. Camp will be deep cleaned each evening.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • All staff will be wearing masks throughout the day. Aquatics and group staff will wear face shields in the pool.

  • Lunch will be outdoors under tents, and will be individually packaged meals with individually wrapped plastic utensils. Children will be spaced out at the picnic tables.

BUSING + MORE

  • Bathing suit and towel service will be provided.

  • Door-to-door mini-bus service will return. Families can choose to drive to and from camp if they prefer. On buses, capacity will be reduced, masks will be worn by the driver and all riders, windows will be open, and all riders will be spaced out appropriately.

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