Summer Camp is finally here and The Connection is committed to offering a fun and safe camp experience -- critical after so many months of social isolation. Campers will enjoy activities including art, STEM, yoga, sports and games, warrior, and gymnastics. Limited camp openings remain available and families are encouraged to sign up. For more information visit The Connection's website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Connection has implemented a set of new policies and procedures to ensure the safety of campers, staff, and families. They are based on COVID-19 standards and guidelines from the New Jersey Dept. of Health, CDC, and the American Camp Association. Some of those procedures include:
HEALTH SCREENINGS: Each day parents complete a brief health screening survey and staff members check camper’s temperatures with a touchless forehead thermometer.
GROUPS: To minimize exposure, children remain in the same group with the same counselors for the entire week. Each group maintains a 10-foot distance from other groups. They are not required to wear masks when they are with their group, but campers are encouraged to wear masks during drop off and pick up.
CAMP OUTDOORS: Whenever feasible, the majority of the camp day is spent outside on The Connection’s property. Campers are escorted into the building for a gymnastics and warrior rotation in the large gym, to use the restroom, and to wash their hands. On poor weather days, including extreme heat and rain, camp is held inside the building.
CLEANING: Intensified cleaning and disinfection procedures are followed using EPA approved disinfectants and following CDC guidelines. Campers receive individual supply packets for activities such as arts and crafts to use throughout the week.
For a full list of policies and procedures, click here.
Although COVID-19 safety protocols require camp to be different this year, it will still be the fun summer experience families have come to expect from The Connection and a great opportunity for children to spend time being active, learning new skills, and socializing with friends.