Arts Adventure Camp 2021 COVID 19 Protocols
Please read carefully to prepare for Camp
These are the protocols that we will have in place during our in person camps this summer. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment and will take all the necessary steps available to us to avoid any exposure to COVID 19. We also need your help and due diligence in protecting your children, and will require parents to self-screen and monitor their child for symptoms on a daily basis. If any symptoms occur you will need to keep your child at home and schedule a COVID 19 test with your health care provider. We will continue to monitor pandemic metrics in our community and CDC and Fairfax County Health Department recommendations.
There will be a daily email reporting on daily activities and status of camp safety. Should
any camper develop COVID 19 symptoms they will be immediately separated from their cohort and kept in an isolated area until they are picked up by a parent. Parents are required to notify us if their child or anyone in their household tests positive for COVID 19 and we will notify and follow Fairfax County health department guidelines.
Social Distancing & Masking
Mask wearing will be mandatory for campers and staff at all times, with the exception of snack and lunch which will occur outdoors and socially distanced. If CDC guidelines allow we may also allow masks to be removed during strenuous activity outdoors (aka Masks). We are currently awaiting new updates, but will also ensure that there is at least 10 feet of distance between campers.
Campers are separated into 2 cohorts with a maximum of 12 children, 2 counselors and a teaching artist in each cohort. During our daily activities 1 cohort will be in the theater and 1 cohort in an outdoor classroom setting.
Cohorts will rotate from theater to the outdoor classroom but will not mingle throughout the day.
Hand Washing & Sanitizing
Campers and staff will be asked to wash hands after bathroom breaks and use hand sanitizer after touching frequently used surfaces. Bathrooms and high touch surfaces will be disinfected by staff multiple times per day using a non-toxic EPA approved solution. A professional cleaning company will clean on a nightly basis.
Drop Off & Self Screening
Parents must complete a pre-screening survey each morning when dropping off a child. And a temperature check will also be taken. Socially distanced drop off areas will be created for each cohort depending on the first activity of the day for that group.
HVAC and HEPA Filters
We have taken some further steps to ensure the safety of our staff and campers including installing Air Scrubbers and HEPA filters in our HVAC system. We have additional portable filters in our bathrooms.