It is wonderful news to learn day camps are included in the next round of the State of Michigan’s reopening plan, beginning June 8. At this time, however, camp sessions 1, 2, and 3 will remain canceled and we also made the difficult decision to cancel session 4 of summer camp, which was scheduled to begin on June 29.
We are planning to run day camp and overnight camp for sessions 5-10 (July 6- August 14). We will continue to review the state’s guidelines for operation, gather the necessary supplies, and bring summer staff on site to prepare to welcome campers beginning July 6. For families who have campers in sessions 5-10, we will communicate the protocols that will be in place to create a safe environment for your camper(s), which is our highest priority.
Here are some of the things you can expect from Camp Geneva in terms of keeping kids safe:
On Arrival: There will be a camper health screening upon arrival at camp.
Family Partnership: Please let us know if you have any health concerns we should be aware of that may make your child more at risk for complications if they were to be exposed to COVID-19. If your camper has health concerns, please consult with the camper’s physician regarding camp participation. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or other concerns.
Hand Sanitizing: There will be sanitation stations throughout camp. Campers and staff will use hand sanitizer at regular intervals throughout the day.
Face Coverings: The camp experience in 2020 will happen mainly outside, in small groups. However, each camper will be given a “face buff” to wear when/if social distancing is not possible.
Daily Temperature Checks: Each morning campers and staff will receive a temperature check with an infrared thermometer.
Staff and Camper Training: The staff will receive extra training on COVID-19, cleaning and sanitation, and new protocols for this summer. Campers will also receive additional guidance at the start of camp and each day for hand washing, sanitizing, etc.
Quarantine: In the event a camper exhibits coronavirus symptoms or becomes sick, parents or guardians will be contacted and the camper will be removed from the cabin group and placed in the care of the health officers until a parent is able to pick them up.
Guests on Site: In an effort to limit exposure, vendors, guests, and non-program staff will need permission from GENEVA leadership to come on site.
Shared Items: When at all possible, items will not be shared between campers and staff.
Please email us if you have any questions.