In preparation for the 2021 summer camp season, continuing to mitigate risk of the spread of COVID-19 while providing a safe, positive summer camp experience remains our top priority. Asbury Woods is well-placed to offer a safe camp experience as we have always relied heavily on outdoor activity for our camp programs. We are accustomed to frequent cleaning routines due to our typical interaction with children of all ages. Our ability to spread out and limit access within our building allows us to offer true small group experiences for our campers with limited exposure to other children. The following are the highlights of our summer camp 2021 plan to ensure a healthy and safe camp environment for campers, their families and our staff.
Screening Staff Upon Arrival
During an infectious disease outbreak, it is critical that employees do not report to work while they are ill and/or experiencing the following symptoms: fever, cough, body aches, fatigue, and difficulty breathing. Employees will be screened daily prior to the start of their shift and prior to entering the building. Any employee who exhibits any of the symptoms provided by the CDC (posted at the center’s entrance) will not be permitted to work and will be sent home prior to beginning their shift including any employee(s) with a temperature 100.4 or greater. A checklist will be used to document that the assessment was done.
Screening Campers Upon Arrival, Enhanced Social Distance Sign-In
Arrival and sign-in to summer camp will be performed at designated entrances, with each camp group having an assigned entrance. Staff members wearing a mask and maintaining social distance will greet the arriving family and direct them to the appropriate door(s). Prior to being allowed to enter the building, each camper will be screened for symptoms, verified by person dropping off that no one in the household has tested positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting test results, and be temperature screened using no contact thermometers. Screening and temperature results will be documented. Parents and guardians will not be allowed to enter the Nature Center or Brown’s Farm Barn. No contact sign-in systems will be employed and adults dropping off for camp will be required to wear masks.
Pick-up procedures – enhanced Social Distancing
At pick up time, beginning at 3:15, all campers will be at their assigned door. Campers will pick up their personal belongings to take home with them each day at will wait inside the building at their designated door. Parents/guardians will be instructed to wait outside the door, maintaining 6 feet from other waiting parents. Upon arrival the staff member, wearing a mask, will ask for ID and verify against the pick-up list for that child. The staff member will release the camper, who will exit the building, directly to supervision of their adult.
Safety Actions During Camp Activities