Summer Day Camp Covid-19 Update
A TRUE SUMMER EXPERIENCE WHEN CHILDREN NEED IT MOST
Summer will look different for many of us this year and children will seek socialization at a safe distance in more ways than before as a result of how COVID-19 has changed our world. As families continue to plan for the upcoming season, the Y wants to be a resource for you.
Our summer day camp model has been modified to put the health and safety of our campers and staff first as we strive to capture the magic of summer amidst all of these additional steps.
With guidance from Y-USA, the American Camping Association and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are following COVID-19 safety precautions within our programs that include practices such as lower staff to camper ratio, social distancing, frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.
We have also updated our check-in and check-out procedures, added daily temperature and health screenings and adjusted activity schedules. Additionally, we have hired more staff that are exclusively responsible for disinfecting and cleaning our facilities. To ensure your camper’s safety we have also developed Coronavirus-specific staff training and campers will now stay in smaller groups as determined by state and local guidelines.
Despite all of these changes, at the foundation of our summer day camp program, we still believe in each child’s individuality and continue to focus on three areas of development: friendship, accomplishment and belonging. It is important that all campers have the chance to experience our core values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.
One of the most fun parts of growing up is trying something new and loving the experience. Every single week at summer camp offers so many unique themes and opportunities for preschoolers, school-age children and teens.
From athletics to arts, there's something for every child at the Y. Our priority is to give every child the chance to unplug and grow during summer camp, all with your family’s safety in mind.
Have questions? Visit Camp Central, a one-stop information hub boasting pdf versions of branch camp guides and details you need to be prepared for camp this summer.