COVID-19 Safety Tips for In-Person Summer Camp
Safety is our first priority! In following CDC guiding principles and state and local guidelines for COVID-19 Safety practices, camp will be fun and safe!
During camp check-in, campers will receive a no-touch temperature check by camp staff.
Daily self-screenings will be completed at camp check-in. Parents/legal guardians/caregivers are required to self-report that their camper is asymptomatic and not currently exhibiting any of the following:
- shortness of breath
- sore throat
- muscle aches
- loss of taste and/or smell
Parents/legal guardians/caregivers must also confirm that no one in their camper's household has any of the symptoms listed above and that their camper has not had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the 7 days prior to each daily self-screening.
Face Coverings are Required
In-person campers will wear face coverings that cover their nose and mouth at all times, except when eating and drinking in designated zones. We recommend sending your camper to camp with an extra face covering if possible. However, in the event your camper needs a face covering, we are able to provide one upon request.
Stay With Your Pod
Campers will remain in their camp pods of 12 campers and 2 camp staff, keeping individual supplies and materials separate for each camper. Additionally, safe social distancing practices will be in place for all activities.
Healthy Hygiene for Campers
Throughout the day, campers will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer, including upon arrival to camp. We will have hand sanitizer available for campers to use but also recommended that you pack hand sanitizer in your camper's bag. Additionally for sun-safety, it is encouraged to send your camper to camp with sunscreen too.
Camp staff will disinfect the camp pod’s equipment at the end of each day, and as needed. To make sanitizing needs easily identifiable, camp staff will separate out used items and materials.
Doors and windows will remain open whenever possible to reduce common touchpoints, promote a hands-free experience, and circulate outdoor air.
- All camp staff will follow frequent hand washing and use hand sanitizer.
- Prior to arrival at camp each day, all staff will be screened via UC San Diego's screening process.
- Staff must stay home if they are sick or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.
If a staff member is symptomatic, they are not allowed to return to work until they have been cleared by their medical provider and documentation has been provided to the Camp Director.