LEGIT KIDS CAMP COVID-19 Preparedness Guidelines

LEGIT KIDS Summer Camp will follow recommendations of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Bucks County Health Department, OCDEL (Office of Child Development and Early Learning), DHS (Department of Human Services), ACA (American Camp Association) and state and local health guidelines. Adjustments include the addition of many safety protocols for staff and campers. This page is intended to provide parents and campers with a high level overview of changes in policies and procedures while also providing reassurance that safety, this year more than ever, is our top priority. Parents will receive this document via email prior to start and will be required to electronically sign prior to the first day of care. As policies are updated or lessened based on CDC Guidelines, this page will be updated. Please note information is subject to change based on local and state protocols. 

 

A Note to parents and guardians: 

We kindly ask all parents/guardians to take the temperature of yourself and your child every morning prior to coming to camp. Please remain home if your child has a fever or is feeling unwell (cough, aches, sore throat, stomachache, etc.). Do not send your child into care if he or she has a fever. Families will receive an additional temperature and health check at drop-off, led by LEGIT staff. Again, if your child is unwell, please remain home. Do not give your child fever-reducing medication prior to entering into care to pass the daily health check as this places our program and community at risk. 

 

  • If your child is exposed to someone who has a known or suspected case of COVID-19 (that could be a family member, friend, neighbor, etc.) do not send your child into care. 

  • If your child has obvious symptoms of COVID-19, do not bring your child into care.

  •  If your child has a confirmed case of COVID-19, do not bring your child into care. 

  • Per Bucks County Department of Health: Once a Bucks County resident has tested positive, they are interviewed by someone from this department. An isolation letter is sent via email, stating that they are hereby ordered into isolation, and must remain in their home until released by the Department. The family members are to remain quarantined on the property until released by this Department. An isolation and quarantine release letter is sent via email by this Department when it is determined that the isolation or quarantine is completed.Hand Washing, Masks & Wellness Checks Participant

 

PPE Requirements & Daily Temperature & Health Checks: 

  • All children and parents/guardians are required to complete a daily temperature and health check. This will occur during our curbside drop-off procedures. 

  • All staff, counselors, and campers will have a temperature check upon arrival.  

  • Individuals with a temperature above 100.4 will be required to return home.

  • If an attendee demonstrates symptoms, he/she will be separated from the group until pickup or departure.

  • Per the CDC, “Face coverings may be challenging for campers (especially younger campers) to wear in all-day settings such as camp. Face coverings should be worn by staff and campers (particularly older campers) as feasible, and are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult.” Per Bucks County Health Department, children are not required to be in masks. Extended usage of masks often leads to discomfort, distraction, or mishandling/misuse, triggering a child to touch their face more frequently and causing contamination and/or rendering the mask ineffective. Masks also make it difficult to speak or ask questions. Removing symptomatic children, coupled with Bucks County maintaining a low level community prevalence of COVID-19, will decrease the overall risk of infection. However, students and staff will have masks/face shields with them at all times in the event that their use is required, including if the individual becomes symptomatic, or if the minimum social distancing cannot be maintained.

  • If an attendee demonstrates symptoms, he/she will be separated from the group until pickup or departure.

  • All families are required to pack a mask for their child.

  • LEGIT staff will design activities that promote social distancing, but when this is difficult, staff will ask children to apply their masks. 

  • LEGIT will have additional masks on hand if/when needed. 

  • LEGIT respects all families and their individual health choices during Covid-19. We will support all families who want their child to wear a mask throughout the day and staff will support the child in the practice of wearing the mask. 

  • LEGIT will ensure frequent hand washing/hand sanitizer use with warm soap and water for 20 seconds and address during the following times: During sign in/out, before/after an activity, before/after meal/snack, before/after outside time and after using the bathroom.

  • If soap and warm water are not available, staff will assist a child in applying an alcohol based hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer will not be left in reach of children. 

  • Staff supervision will be provided to children to ensure they are practicing effective handwashing. 

  • LEGIT will have a comprehensive thought out approach to teaching and reinforcing to campers the importance of avoiding touching their eyes or face throughout the day.

  • Staff will wear gloves (or additional PPE) when assisting children with self-care needs.


 

Seating

  • Groups will not exceed 10 individuals (2 staff, 8 children) and groups will not commingle. • 

  • Camp groups will include the same children each day to reduce risk of potential exposure. 

  • Absences from camp will be monitored. 

  • 3-6' physical distancing will be maintained by utilizing outdoor spaces and larger, indoor spaces and by the elimination of games and activities requiring close proximity.

  • Each table will have their own supplies designated only for that group the entire week (crayons, markers, glue, scissors, etc). These items will be wiped down after each use. 


 

Cleaning/Sanitizing 

  • Counselors will disinfect their stations after each activity.

  • A daily sanitization and disinfection schedule will be created and followed for all “high use” areas and surfaces (bathrooms, door handles, etc.).  

  • The schedule will outline the time, area(s) to be cleaned, and counselors responsible for cleaning them.LEGIT staff will be disinfecting high volume surfaces such as doorknobs, tables and bathrooms regularly.

  • All toys, manipulative and craft supplies will be wiped down immediately after use. 

  • Daily throw out left over crafts/ coloring sheets, items that were left behind or not wanted.


 

Drop Off and Pickup Procedures 

  • Registration forms are eliminated, all forms and payments will be electronic. All forms should be completed prior to the first day of camp.

  • Drop off and pickup of campers will take place curbside only.  

  • Follow cones/arrows to drop off and pickup location and remain in vehicle. 

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L.E.G.I.T. Kids Camp

1845 Byberry Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006