Covid-19 2021 Policies
We wish we could promise you that camp was going to be the same as every other summer, but we cannot do that. There will be things we cannot do because of social distancing and other enhanced health and safety guidelines. But what we hope we can offer your children is a summer spent outside, in nature, doing activities they have come to love and expect at Fitness by the Sea.
Our goal is to provide your children and ours with some sense of normalcy in this crazy time, where they will see familiar faces and do familiar things. We know our children need this more than ever right now and we are sure yours do too.
How will camp be different this summer?
Guidelines require that we maintain social distancing while at camp, therefore, our capacity will be extremely limited this summer. We encourage all our Fitness by the Sea families to enroll sooner rather than later to secure their spot
Per LA County re-opening guidelines for summer day camps, fabric face coverings are required for all campers and staff while at camp, unless in the water or while eating. We will be focusing more of our time on water play because of this. Your camper will need to bring a face covering from home and will be required to wear it while at camp. Please be sure to go over this with your child so they understand the importance of this policy. If your camper arrives without a face covering, we cannot allow them into camp.
Campers will be assigned to groups with 2 staff members and no more than 12 children. These groups will be based on age and will remain consistent for the duration of each camp session (week). Siblings of the same age, or within one year of each other will be placed together. You will have the opportunity to make one friend request per child during the registration process. We will do our absolute best to ensure your child is placed in a group with their friend.
Daily Health Screenings
Both campers and staff will be screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. Temperatures will be taken daily prior to entry into camp. If either a camper or staff member has a fever above 100.4 or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be admitted.
If staff identifies a child not feeling well, we will immediately isolate that child from the rest of the group and contact the family to pick up their child. Unwell campers will remain with a staff member while awaiting pick-up.
If either a staff member or camper becomes ill and is experiencing any COVID-type symptoms, they will not be allowed to return to camp until a negative COVID test result is provided.
Contactless Drop-Off and Pick-Up
When you arrive at camp each day, you will park your car and escort your camper(s) to the sign-in area. You will remain with your child(ren) while they are screened for COVID symptoms, exposure, and while we take their temperature. We ask that you not bring additional family members to the camp location for drop-off or pick-up to limit exposure to your own family as well as our staff and campers.
Weekly Camp Sessions and Registration Cut-Off Times
Camp will be offered in week-long (Mon – Fri) sessions only to ensure consistency between camper groups. Day-by-day enrollment, walk-up, or other partial-week add-ons will not be allowed this summer. Registration for each week of camp will cut-off promptly at noon on Sunday to allow ample time for our staff to group campers and counselors.
Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitization Protocols
As part of our standard health and safety operating procedures during camp, we work to reduce the spread of communicable illness and disease through regular, rigorous hand-sanitizing and equipment cleaning, as well as ensuring that campers and staff who are unwell stay home to get well.
Additionally, we will also be implementing the following daily protocols:
- Each group of campers will have their own equipment and supplies that will not cross over to other groups. All equipment and supplies will be cleaned at the end of each week before being reassigned to a group the following week.
- All stationary equipment will be sanitized between each group rotation and at the end of each day.
- Avoid high-fives, handshakes, and hugs and adjust games and celebrations to decrease person-to-person transmission.
- Sanitize hands regularly, especially before and after lunch and after using the restroom.
NO Extended Care Available
As we cannot maintain camper groups during extended hours under the current guidelines, we are unable to offer extended care this summer. Camp hours will be from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. No drop-offs will be allowed prior to 9:00 am. Pick-up will end promptly at 3:30 pm.
NO Transportation Service Available
The requirements for transportation services make it impossible for us to offer bus service this summer.