Covid 2022 Policies
Fitness by the Sea has always held the safety of our campers and our team as our number one priority. This summer we are confident that we will be able to provide a safe, enjoyable, and worthwhile summer camp experience for our campers and families. 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.
We will continue to follow all county/city guidelines that are in place when camp opens. We will communicate all health and safety requirements as we get closer to summer.
How will camp be different this summer?
Guidelines require that we maintain social distancing while at camp, therefore, our capacity will be limited this summer. We encourage all our Fitness by the Sea families to enroll sooner rather than later to secure their spot.
Transportation Service is Back!
Transportation is being offered from Westwood (Warner and Loring Ave), Cheviot Hills (Pico Blvd and Motor Ave), and the greater Mar Vista/Culver City area (Washington Blvd and South Centinela Ave).
Per LA County re-opening guidelines for day camps last summer, campers and counselors will not be required to wear masks this summer. However, feel free to send your children with a mask if needed. Campers who ride the bus will be required to wear mask during their bus trips.
Campers will be assigned to consistent groups on a 6 : 1 ratio. 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.
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.
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:
- 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 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.