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YMCA OF GREATER MONTGOMERY

Camp COVID-19 Response

OPERATING CAMP DURING COVID-19

Our goal is to provide a magical experience while keeping children, families, and staff safe.
Health & well-being of our participants and staff is our #1 concern.

What parents can expect

  • Campers will be temperature checked, prior to entering camp.  If they have a temperature at or higher than 100.4 degrees, or if they answer positively to the below questions, they will not have access to the Camp (14-day self-quarantine standards may occur)
  • All participants will receive temperature checks twice daily (morning and evening).
  • Screening Process for Campers, Parents and Staff
    • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
    • Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
    • Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
    • Have you had a new loss of taste or smell?
    • Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours? 
  • In order to follow our social distancing protocol, the following Camps will not operate:
    • Specialty Camps (Fishing, SkiVenture, Xtreme, Wrangler, Pioneer)
    • Scouts and Explorers
  • In order to follow our social distancing protocol, the following activities will be closed:
    • Horseback, High Ropes, GaGa, Pedal Boats, Sailing, all Skiing Activities, Banana Boat, Team Sports (Basketball, Football, Kickball, etc.)
  • Activities that will operate:
    • Archery, Rifles, Slingshots, Arts and Crafts, Disc Golf, Game Room, Canoes, Kayaks, Paddleboards, Boat Rides, Cane Pole Fishing, Swimming in Small Groups (Including Blob, Slides, and Jumping Tower)
  • Facilities will be sanitized prior to opening every day.
  • ALL equipment utilized by children will be sanitized between use
  • High touch areas will be sanitized periodically during the day.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be located in strategic locations in the facility.
  • Staff will wear face masks when social distancing is not possible.
  • Sneeze guards added at check-in location.
  • Directional signage will be in place to help participants maintain social distancing recommendations.
  • Social distancing markers will be placed in strategic areas 
  • Campers will be assisted by a designated staff member during the Check-In process.
  • Campers will be assisted to parents by a designated staff member during the Check-Out process.
  • In order to reduce social interaction, all forms must be turned in and registrations paid in full prior to arriving at Camp.
  • Children will bring water or refillable water bottles.  Gloved staff will provide water to campers from coolers that are accessible throughout camp.
  • Children will remain in the same cohort group all week long with the same counselors limiting their exposure to others
  • Staff to maintain social distancing among campers
  • Children to wash hands frequently