Child’s Play NY In-Person Summer Camp Policies, Summer 2021

Updated monthly according to local guidelines.

To keep our community as safe as possible during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we expect our summer camps and campers to adhere to the following safety measures:

Domestic and International Travel

We are adhering to the strictest recommendation from the CDC with regards to domestic and international travel of unvaccinated persons. These recommendation include (but are not limited to):

– Testing negative before returning to the US
– Self quarantining for 7-10 days upon return
If your child has travelled outside of the tristate area within 14 days before camp begins, our expectation is that they have quarantined for at least 7 days upon their return.
You will be required to email us a negative Covid test your child has taken within 3 days of the first day of camp in order to participate.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Policies

– Students will be dropped off and picked up outside the studio. Guardians who are dropping off or picking students up will remain socially distanced and masked.

– We ask students do not arrive more than 5-10 minutes early to the program.

– Belongings should be kept to a minimum, as they will all be kept with children in the studio or go home with you.

Daily Camp Safety

– Families will be asked to complete a screening form daily about symptoms and potential exposures. Parents/guardians will be asked to fill out a simple Covid-19 health assessment form. Campers will not be allowed in camp without having completed the assessment.

– Masks, covering the nose and mouth, will be worn at all times by students and teachers, except while eating or drinking. Child’s Play NY staff is fully vaccinated, but will wear masks to model behavior for campers.

– Social distancing measures will be implemented so everyone stays three feet apart. Markers will be placed on the ground and in our studio to maintain healthy space.

– Students and teachers will wash hands upon arrival, throughout the day, and before dismissal. Additionally, Child’s Play NY will provide hand sanitizer indoors and outdoors.

– Windows and doors will be kept open and all measures will be taken to ensure spaces are properly ventilated.

– Temperatures will be taken as children enter the building, via a touchless thermometer. Students with a fever will not be permitted to attend camp.

– Camps will be capped at 12 students.

Communication

– Families will be expected to notify us immediately if their child has any symptoms or close contact with anyone who has tested positive.

– If a contractor/employee tests positive, Child’s Play NY will immediately notify state and health departments and cooperate with contact tracing effort, including notifying potential contacts. This includes families of the children who had close contact with the individual, while maintaining confidentiality required by state and federal law and regulations.

– If a child in one of the programs tests positive, Child’s Play NY will notify state and health departments and cooperate with contact tracing effort, including notifying potential contacts. This includes families of the children who had close contact with the individual, while maintaining confidentiality required by state and federal law and regulations.

– Child’s Play NY is adhering to the New York State Travel Advisory. Please review these guidelines. If you travel outside of New York State you must adhere to these guidelines.

In the event of a positive test case in camp, programming will move online and continue as scheduled.

As local COVID-19 policies change between now and the start of our summer camp season, our plans and policies may change. Updates will be posted here and communicated to enrolled families.

All camp sales are final and we will not be able to accommodate any refunds. 

Please contact us with any questions you may have!