Summer Camp 2020 Guidelines

We are excited for another year at Summer Camps! While Camp may look different this summer, we are working hard to make sure you have a fun and exciting experience. Your safety and well-being are our top priority and we will doeverything we can to make sure you experience a variety of activities while maintaining a social distance. Please note, there will be no field trips or trips to the Pool on Pacific this summer.

CAMP GROUPS/RATIO

Campers are grouped with the same campers and same counselors each day. Each camp group will consist of no morethan 10 campers and 2 counselors. Camp groups will notintermix and will have their own designated camp location withits own indoor and outdoor facilities. Daily activities areplanned and each group will maintain social distancing guidelines.

OUTSIDE PLAY

All activities will be planned for outdoors. Campers and counselors will only use indoor facilities for designated breaks, bathroom use and inclement weather.

CONTACTLESS DROP-OFF/PICK-UP

All parents must remain in their vehicle or outside of the building during sign in and sign out. If walking, please stay on the social distanced markers on the ground. Parents are not allowed in the facilities. If your child is not registered for Before and After Camp, do not arrive earlier than 8:45 am. Parents will drop off their child at the designated drop off zone. A counselor will greet your child and escort them to camp.

All parents/guardians will be given a Pick-Up Tag for their vehicle. This tag will have your child’s name and must be visible on the windshield of your vehicle for staff. Along with the Pick-Up Tag you must have a valid form of ID visible. A counselor will check both forms of ID at the Pick-Up Area. Once both forms are verified, the counselor will contact another staff member to escort your child to your vehicle. Please have both required forms out and ready in the pick-up line to speed up the process. Keeping everyone safe and healthy is our number one priority, so we ask all parents/guardians to be patient during drop off and pick up. Maps of the Pick-Up Area at each location will be available on your Parent Manual.

PARENT/STAFF COMMUNICATION

All communication between parents and Camp Staff will take place via phone call. Each Camp location will have designated phone numbers to contact staff. Phone numbers will be available in your Parent Manuals.

CLEANING AND DISINFECTING

Camp locations will be sanitized and cleaned every evening and throughout the day. Staff will be trained how to properly sanitize heavily touched surfaces and objects. Sanitizing stations will be available at each location. Campers and counselors will be expected to wash their hands before and after each activity.

ILLNESS

If your child becomes ill or exhibits signs of COVID-19 (with cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or other CDC-identified symptoms) they are required to stay home. A camper will not be allowed to return to camp without proper documentation from a physician stating they are no longer contagious and able to attend. If a camper becomes sick or exhibits signs of COVID-19 during the day, parents will be required to pick up their child immediately. We will identify an isolated area for that child to stay until they are able to be picked up. If a camper has another illness than COVID-19, they must remain home for 72 hours before returning to camp. Our counselors will follow the same protocol.

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP

  • Face masks: Campers are required to bring a cloth face mask every day to camp. Face masks will be worn when social distancing is not possible.
  • Sunblock: Please apply sunblock to your child prior to arrival at camp each day. Staff can assist if needed.
  • Lunch & Water Bottle: Reusable water bottles are acceptable and both must be labeled with camper’s name. We will have a water bottle filling station at each location.
  • Personal Items: Campers should not be sent to camp with anything other than their disposable lunch, labeled water bottle and face mask. If your child requires any medication while at camp, please speak to a manager prior to the first day for all proper steps and precautions.

CAMP SUPPLIES

Campers will not be sharing supplies. They will each receive a basket that contains pencils, crayons, a sharpener, tape, glue stick, safety scissors, modeling clay and a jump rope. These will remain at camp to be disinfected at the end of each day. Other supplies will be available at camp (ex. construction paper), but will be handed out by counselors only. All supply baskets will be refilled when needed.

Online registration is preferred. You can also register over the phone with a credit card. If you need to register in-person, please call (847) 455-2852. Below you will find contact information for each Summer Camp and the Program Manager.

Sabrina Rivera, Program Managersrivera@fpparks.org

Menard Dionido & Marisa Schenke, Discovery Day Camp Managersdiscoverydaycamppdfp@gmail.com

Hannah Gallup, Tot & Sunshine Camp Managerearlychildcamp@gmail.com

Kirsten LaBelle, Teen Camp Managerteencamppdpf@gmail.com

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