In-Person Camp Safety

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At Spindrift School’s in-person summer camps, safety of campers and staff is our priority. To that end, we will be implementing the following procedures for all in-person camps:

health & SAFETY Procedures
  • All activities will take place outdoors, except when using the restroom (one person at a time.) All available windows and doors accessible to outdoor air will be kept open.
  • All participants and staff will be screened as part of the Daily Health Symptoms Check, including:
    • Screening for symptoms, potential exposure, and awaiting of test results
    • Daily temperature checks with infrared thermometer
  • All participants and staff will practice frequent hand-washing and sanitizing. Outdoor hand washing stations and sanitizer will be in place, in addition to those in the restrooms.
  • Each participant and staff member will be required to wear a mask at all times, except during outdoor, physically distanced lunch breaks, snack breaks, or drinking water from a personal water bottle.
  • All individuals will maintain a minimum of 6 feet or more of physical distance between them, except when staff must provide developmentally appropriate support or supervision (for example: staff applying first aid.)
  • Staff will sanitize high-touch surfaces between use.
  • Campers will be assigned a chair and bin for their belongings.
  • Any supplies that must be shared will be disinfected between each use.
  • Physical contact will be limited in scene work/staging.
  • Everyone Must sign Covid-19 liability waiver to participate.
  • Signs will be posted indicating health and safety procedures.
  • In-person camp enrollment will be limited to state and local recommendations for outdoor camps.
  • A medical isolation space will be established for any camper or staff that is feeling ill and in process to be picked up.
  • Parents will be required to arrange a pick up within 1 hour of being contacted that their camper is not feeling well.
  • Staff will monitor camper health by doing visual health checks of children and staff throughout the camp day.
Sanitation Procedures
  • All indoor and outdoor hard surfaces will be cleaned, before program, before/after lunch, and after pick up.
  • Bathrooms will be wiped down every 30 minutes.
  • Hand sanitizer and two outdoor hand washing stations will be provided at all times.
  • Gloves to be worn during cleaning.
  • Students belongings, snacks/lunch, personal water bottle, costumes/props (if used) will be kept separate in individual bins.
  • Actor’s Studio students will be asked to bring a beach style folding chair or use a Spindrift School folding chair during the socially/physically distanced 30 minute lunch as table use will not be permitted unless masked.
COVID-19 Prevention Policies
  • Health Symptoms Check Expectations before arriving to program.
  • Staff will not work in a camp if they have a fever or are feeling ill.
  • Staff and Children are asked to wear a non-vent style mask during camp time.
  • Spindrift School will supply a mask for those that have forgotten their mask.
  • Staff and parents must wash their masks each night or have multiple masks to control the spread of viruses and germs.
  • Masks will be worn during all activities, with the exception of eating or drinking, which will take place outdoors and socially/physically distanced.
  • If any staff or children have a baseline or pre-existing condition that results in symptoms, a doctor’s note is required to participate in camp.
  • The following hand washing protocols will remain in place: before program, before meals, after meals, between activities or as needed, and right before going home.
Drop off & Pick Up POLICIES
  • Guardians will remain in car during drop of and pick up.
  • Guardians or older teen campers must present a CLEAR email from the daily Health Symptoms Survey allowing them to attend camp that day.
  • Campers’ temperature will be taken via a touchless thermometer before exiting their vehicle to come to camp.
Protocol for a COVID 19 Case Suspected or Confirmed on Site

One of our key strategies for reducing COVID transmission risk is monitoring COVID diagnoses, symptoms, and exposure, and having the impacted people stay home until they are “cleared” to return. However, we cannot completely eliminate the risk of someone unknowingly bringing COVID-19 into our camp, so Spindrift School has a robust protocol for what to do if there is a positive case on campus.

This protocol includes:

  • Close partnership with local Public Health agencies.
  • Immediate contract tracing to determine who has been in close contact with the infected individual.
  • Alerting all staff and/or campers who may have been in close contact with the infected individual.
  • Infected individual will quarantine at home for at least 10 days (students can do distance learning during this time). Per public health guidelines, the individual cannot return to Spindrift School until at least 10 days have passed, their symptoms have improved, and they are fever-free for at least 72 hours. We will also ask them to submit evidence of a negative COVID test.
  • Fully cleaning all places the infected person has been with additional layers of sanitization.

All positive cases connected to a Spindrift School camp or program will be reported to the San Mateo County Health Department. We will adjust and adhere to all San Mateo County Health regulations as they change.

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