Face Masks – Campers and counselors will wear masks as in all situations as recommended by CDC. Disposable masks will be available when needed, but families should provide 2 clean masks each day for their child.  Masks should be washed daily.  When children are outside and far apart from one another, they will not need to wear their mask.  Whenever they are indoors, or in closer contact with others, they will need to wear their mask.

Distancing – Each group will adhere to social distancing standards of 6 feet to the extent possible. Face masks are not a replacement for distancing.  

Outside – It’s our hope to be outside as much as possible, weather permitting.

Drop Off & Pick Ups –  Only one person at drop off and pick up. Older adults (65+) should not be tasked with drop off or pick up. No one who is ill, has symptoms of COVID 19 or is self-quarantining due to close contact with a COVID 19 positive person can do drop off or pick up.  Parents will respect distancing with staff and other campers during all interactions.

At Drop Off – Every camper will be screened for temperature, the adult dropping off the camper will be asked the same screening questions everyday – even if the camper has attended each day of camp.  If a camper has a temperature of 100F or greater they will not be allowed at camp. 

Health Screening – A Daily Health screening will be conducted for each child and staff member attending camp upon arrival each day. These questions will be asked every day:

  1. Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19?
  2. Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? For example, have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell?
  3. Child will be screened for temperature.
  4. A visual inspection of the child for signs of infection, which could include flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, etc. will be made.

Exclusions – Anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 or awaiting test-results should self-isolate until:

  • It’s been 3 full days of no fever without the use of fever-reducing medication,
  • And Other symptoms have improved, and
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

The following children and staff will be excluded from care

  • Sick for any reason
  • Showing symptoms (outlined below) of COVID-19
  • Have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • A cough, fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking
  • with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell
  • Fever (temperature higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Severe sore throat that lasts more than 48 hours, especially with a fever
  • Large amounts of discolored nasal discharge
  • Uncontrolled cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe headache, especially with a fever

At Pick Up – One person will show up for pick up.  Information, unless urgent regarding the camper’s day will be communicated via phone or through email whenever possible.  Campers will be ready to go and pick up will be swift.

Hygiene – Campers will wash hands upon arrival at camp, before and after using the bathroom, before and after eating and throughout the day as deemed necessary.  Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout camp.

Cleaning – The facilities we use will always be cleaned daily and often throughout the day and that will continue with disinfection of all common and frequently touched surfaces on a regular schedule throughout the day and as deemed necessary. 

Sick Kids or Family – If a child, staff person or parent tests positive for COVID 19 then they will not be allowed at camp until they no longer test positive and have had no fever for 72 hours without fever reducing medications or for a minimum of 2 weeks, whichever is longer.  If there is a confirmed case of COVID 19 at camp families will be notified and the smaller group will close down and await guidance from the Department of Health and their tracing team before resuming.  A sick camper will be isolated immediately upon symptoms and a staffer will remain with them until they are picked up.

Staff –  All staff will be screened in the same manner as campers each morning and will adhere to the same protocol listed above for a sick camper.

Cancellation due to COVID-19 – In the event that a week of camp must be cancelled due to quarantining staff members, a refund will be issued to all participants for the week as long as the cancellation occurs before the start of the camp week (Monday at 8AM). If camp is cancelled for the remainder of the week after it has begun, we will not be able to issue refunds to camp families for the week.

Cancellations due to a participant needing to quarantine, and not being able to come to any camp sessions because of this, will be examined on a case-by-case basis and the Fairfax Parks & Recreation Department will determine if a full or partial refund can be made.

We reserve the right to make changes at any time –  Health and safety is paramount to a fun summer! That said, we’re taking these precautions seriously and will change them as needed to keep our camp as safe as possible. Expect communications from us occasionally on protocol updates as they occur.