Additional Health & Safety Protocols for 2021
We are excited for Camp Vertical to return to our full-summer, full-day programming for the 2021 season. As you might expect, there are several changes we’ve made to our programming for this summer to help maintain the safest environment possible for our campers and families.
Before arriving, parents are asked to monitor their child’s health and keep them home from camp if their child has:
A temperature above 100.4 degrees,
A cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills, or muscle aches,
Gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite),
Loss of taste and/or smell,
Their child has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or
Their child has been in close contact within the past 10 days of someone with COVID-19.
Please also keep your child at home if anyone else in the house is awaiting test results for COVID-19.
If you need to keep your child home for any of the above listed reasons please call the camp office. We will gladly refund you for any days your child has to miss at camp. We are able to refund for an entire week or any partial week your child has to miss.
On a weekly basis, kids in attendance will be asked to submit a self-certification health form before attending camp for the week. Any campers or family members experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, awaiting test results, or with a recent positive test will be asked to stay home in accordance with the latest CDC and local health authority guidelines.
LIMITED CAPACITY & SMALLER GROUP SIZES
This summer we are reducing our overall registration capacity to about 50% of prior years. We have also capped each activity group so they will not be as large as in years past.
In addition to the overall reduction of kids we will be dividing the Brookfield camp into two pods throughout the building. Each pod will be composed of 4-5 Activity groups. This means that at no point will all of the campers be together in one space. This will allow for better social distancing and a reduced number of campers in any one location.
Parents and families should try to maintain at least six feet of distance from other families, particularly when at check-in and check-out.
At this point we will require all campers, staff and parents to wear a mask at all times indoors. We continue to evaluate the wearing of mask based on the realities of our environment and the recommendation of health professional and other organizations.
We suggest that every child should bring their own water bottle in a small lightweight backpack.
While the mask mandate is in effect, every child will need to bring their own mask. We will provide a lanyard to each child on their first day at camp. They will be able to attach their mask to the lanyard they are wearing while outside.
HAND WASHING & ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS
Additional restroom breaks or stops at sanitizing stations will be built into the day to allow for handwashing/sanitizing before lunch and after using common equipment.
We have created “The Crew” made up of leaders and volunteers that will assist in cleaning spaces throughout the church after they have been used by activity groups.