Guidelines to Expect for 2021 Summer Camp
At Keystone Science School, we are getting excited about our Summer of Connection! As we prepare, many of our families are asking about what covid guidelines to expect for this summer.
The health and wellbeing of our campers is our number one priority, and as such, it will be the guiding factor behind our COVID Policies and Procedures. We want to ensure that we are able to provide an amazing experience to all our campers. Please note that all implemented risk management strategies do not put the risk to zero but we feel the implemented strategies are the best chance of reducing and mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
We want Keystone Science School to continue operations and provide camp for the duration of summer to all of our campers. The following are a couple of things to expect when attending summer camp this year at KSS:
Documentation of negative COVID-19 PCR test prior to all Overnight programs
Each camper must provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours (3 days) of attending camp. It is the family’s responsibility to acquire the test within this 3 day time period prior to camp, and produce the results. Campers will not be admitted without a negative test result, and will not be admitted if the test was taken more than 3 days before the start of programming. We require families to self-isolate between the time of testing and the start of their session to reduce the chance of exposure.
Mandatory Facial Coverings
Current local and state guidelines require campers and students to wear facial coverings at all times both indoors and outdoors during programming with the exception of eating and sleeping. Though state guidelines may change in the coming months, we anticipate our campers and students to continue this practice. This means that our overnight campers will need to bring facial coverings for each day of programming.
Current guidelines require all participants to maintain 6ft distancing from one another throughout programming both indoors and outdoors. KSS has built up an amazing variety of activities that promotes physical distancing while maintaining the fun of camp.
We will be assigning each camper to a small group of 8-10 campers called a “Camp Cohort”. These camp cohorts will participate in the majority of activities together. KSS will still host activities and shared experiences with other cohorts but this mixing will be limited to the outdoors and when physical distancing is guaranteed to be maintained. Camp cohorts will be based on the sleeping accommodations of each camper.