2020 Summer Camp Opening July 6!

2020 Summer Camp Opening July 6!

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We are thrilled that the Governor has allowed for the opening of summer camps starting July 6th! We are prepared and excited to offer our fun and enriching camps with the following dates:

Chatham Camp – July 6th through August 7th, with the possibility of additional weeks becoming available.
Clinton Camp – July 6th through August 14th, with the possibility of an additional week becoming available.
Belvidere Camp – July 6th through August 21st

New Jersey pools are permitted to open by the time that camp starts, so we still plan to offer trips to the pool three times per week at Chatham Camp only, as the Colony Pool is walking distance from our camp. Our Clinton and Belvidere camps would require busing to get to/from the pool, which is not permitted at this time. Clinton and Belvidere pool trips will be replaced with on-site outdoor activities when feasible. If any of these circumstances change, we will notify you.

Camps will operate under the CDC’s best practices. We have so many outdoor activities planned that allow for fresh air and sunshine fun, with lots of quiet and shade opportunities!!! Our camps will have rooms and space indoors too, to accommodate all our needs.

It’s time to register your child NOW for camp! We encourage full week, 5-day per week enrollment to help ensure consistency in the small group sizes and staff, therefore helping to reduce the potential for the spread of the virus. Attention…… In addition to our full day hours (7am-6pm and 9am-4pm) we have extended our half day options to be available for all 5 days! Camp changes and cancellations can be made anytime during the summer camp season.

Please see our policies and procedures below for 2020 Summer Camp, in compliance with CDC guidelines for camps. If procedures change, we will let you know. Additional details will be sent in your Welcome Letter, which you will receive after your registration has been reviewed and processed by our main office.

DROP OFF

Upon their arrival, WFC will take the child’s temperature (using a non-contact thermometer) through the car window and ask for the completed health screening form to be handed in on your child’s first day at camp. You will receive the health screening form with your camp welcome letter.
Child should exit the car and will proceed to use the hand hygiene station before entering camp.
Please minimize the time in the drop off line by having your child and their belongings ready to go upon arrival. We encourage parents to stay in their vehicles to maintain a timely process. Your Welcome Letter will give details as to the traffic patterns entering and leaving the school for drop off and pick up. If you do need to exit the vehicle for any reason, a face mask should be worn.

PICK UP

WFC shall take steps to preclude crowding at pick up and drop off times.
WFC staff will be stationed outside to contact the groups and retrieve children from the camp.
WFC will prohibit any entry of parents into the facility and, instead, walk children to cars (waiting parents outside the building).
Children will use the hand hygiene station prior to departure to their parent/caregiver’s car.

HYGIENE

Children are required to use the hand hygiene station upon arrival to program, transitioning from spaces for activities and prior to departure daily.
WFC plans to provide hand hygiene stations outside the school building so that children can clean their hands prior to entering camp. WFC will also utilize school bathrooms to wash hands as needed as well.
Good health starts at home! Teach and practice good hygiene and cough/sneeze etiquette within the household.

GROUP SIZES

WFC shall minimize group sizes and movement between groups. Groupings shall not exceed 10 children, and interactions between groups will be limited.
Staff shall be assigned to and remain with one group.
Programs shall ensure that the spacing of groups within the facility allows for ten feet of separation between groups at all times.

OUTDOORS

WFC plans on spending as much time as possible outside.
We plan on providing pop up tents if needed, to store supplies and have a shaded place to participate in activities throughout the day.
Outdoor play time on shared playgrounds shall be staggered to prevent mixing between groups.
Simultaneous use of outdoor play spaces is permissible if at least six feet of separation can be maintained between groups, and WFC will try to partition available space, where possible, to allow for increased outdoor play time.
Children and staff must use the hand hygiene station upon returning from outdoor play.

INDOORS

Use of shared spaces (entry ways, restrooms) shall be carefully controlled to ensure that children and staff maintain at least six feet of separation from children or staff from other groups.
Floor markings, physical partitions or other safeguards will be used as necessary.
Use of non-essential shared spaces shall be staggered and the spaces shall be disinfected between uses.

ACTIVITIES

Sharing of supplies, food, toys and other items will be limited.
WFC shall ensure an adequate supply of school, art and other supplies to preclude the need for sharing of items.
If items must be shared, they shall be used by one group at a time and cleaned and disinfected between uses.
Close person to person contact (hugging, wrestling, games involving touching)…. IS PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES.
WFC shall continue to teach and reinforce healthy hygiene practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
WFC will be doing as many activities outdoors as possible. Our enrichment clubs and lesson plans will include exciting (and educational!) on-site activities.

MASKS

Staff – shall be required to wear cloth masks while working.
Children – WFC shall teach and reinforce use of cloth face coverings among children, where appropriate. Face coverings are most essential at times when social distancing is not possible. Parents must send child to camp with a mask daily.
Staff and children should be frequently reminded not to touch the face covering and to wash their hands frequently.
WFC shall continue to teach and reinforce healthy hygiene practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

FIELD TRIPS

All field trips for this summer have been canceled at this time. If requirements change and we are able to provide trips, we will respond accordingly.

POOL TRIPS

At this time, our attendance at the pool three days/week is scheduled at Chatham Camp only, as the Colony Pool is walking distance from our camp. Our Clinton and Belvidere camps would require busing to get to/from the pool, which is not permitted at this time. Clinton and Belvidere pool trips will be replaced with on-site outdoor activities when feasible.

VISITORS

Visitors shall not be permitted to enter the center during operating hours, with the exception of emergency or law enforcement personnel in their official capacity, and Department of Children and Families personnel for child protection or child care licensing purposes.

CLEANING & SANITIZING

On a daily basis, WFC shall clean and then disinfect surfaces and objects that are touched often. This includes BUT NOT LIMITED TO, restrooms, water coolers, desks, countertops, doorknobs, computer keyboards, hands‐on learning items, faucet handles, phones and toys. Disinfecting methods shall utilize Environmental Protection Agency approved disinfectants for use against COVID-19.
If groups of children are moving from one area to another in shifts, cleaning measures must be completed prior to the new group entering the area.
Cleaning shall be in accordance with the CDC’s Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/cleaning-disinfecting- decision-tool.html

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us! Student and staff safety is our #1 priority and we will continue to go above and beyond to support our community in the best way that we can. We want to hear from you with any suggestions you may have that would make you and your children feel most comfortable attending camp. We are confident that we have planned for a secure environment where our children can get the much-needed interaction that they deserve, in the safest way possible.

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