There are a number of precautions and protocols to promote the safety and well-being of your child(ren) which have been developed in partnership with State of Michigan Day Camp Licensing:
Please screen your campers at home before arriving at camp for symptoms and whether your immediate family has been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Children with preexisting conditions such as cardiovascular disease including asthma, diabetes, and immunocompromised are at an increased risk of severe illness if COVID-19 is contracted. Consult with your doctor if you have any questions regarding your child’s health.
We recommend tracking your child’s temperature for 7 days leading up to camp.
Health screenings will be conducted each morning upon arrival. The screening will happen at your vehicle and parents/guardians will be asked:
Have you or your child been in contact with a person who has COVID-19?
Has your child felt unwell in the past 3 days or experienced symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, change in taste or smell, change in appetite)?
Have you been taking your child’s temperature leading up to today?
Campers will be asked:
Have you felt unwell in the last three days?
Are you feeling well today?
A temperature check will be conducted with an infrared thermometer. If the child has a temperature 100.4 degrees or above, they will not be admitted to camp.
Campers and staff will use hand sanitizer at regular intervals throughout the day. Hand washing will also be encouraged throughout the week.
The camp experience in 2020 will happen mainly outside, in small groups. However, each camper will be given a seamless bandana to wear when/if social distancing is not possible.
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.
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.
When at all possible, items will not be shared between campers and staff.
The situation continues to change daily, and as such, we will adapt and adjust our protocols and procedures as we follow the guidance provided by the state, CDC, and Ottawa County Health Department in our efforts to help keep campers, staff, and families safe.
Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.
Health to you and your loved ones.
The GENEVA Staff