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COVID safety procedures and pick-up & drop-off instructions 

2022 Summer Covid safety procedures and pick-up & drop-off instructions 

  • After March 11, 2022, face coverings will no longer be required by the County or State in schools or childcare facilities. However, the County of Santa Clara Health Officer and California Department of Public health strongly recommend that all persons wear face coverings when indoors. For more information, see CDPH’s COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-2022 School Year.  

  • Staff will clean the facility frequently, specially desks, chairs, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom sinks.

  • Campers will not be allowed to share food or other belongings with one another.

  • Parents will not be permitted to enter the building during the drop-off/pick-up process. There will be tables set outside with sign-in sheets and Director will conduct temperature checks at check in.

  • Parents will wait outside at the front door with the sign-in/sign-off sheet during pick-up and drop-off times.

  • Parents must call/text camp director (408-505-5716) for late drop-off/early pickup. Campers and staff will leave the building to meet parents early.

  • No visitors will be allowed inside the building.

  • If a child is exhibiting any signs of illness (coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, hot or piqued appearance) staffer is to call the parent to pick up the child early then quarantine the child off to an area separate from other kids until the parent arrives.


Stay Home If...

In order to help ensure the well-being of our campers and staff, please follow the guidelines below as to when your child should stay home from camp. These also represent instances when we will require a child to be picked up from Camp if they become ill while attending. If County guidelines mandate additional quarantine, testing or a medical release to return to care, Camp will follow whichever is most restrictive. Directors are kept up to date with county and CDC regulations.

Fever: At a minimum children must be fever-free (meaning an oral thermometer reads 100.4° or less, or an ear thermometer reads 101.4° or less (Cleveland Clinic - fever) for 24 hours, without the aid of fever-reducing medication, before they come to Camp. If our staff determine that a child has a fever, we will contact the child’s parent/guardian and ask that they pick the child up from Camp. If county guidelines mandate that a fever, or a fever in conjunction with other symptoms, warrants more than 24 hours quarantine we will follow whichever guideline is most restrictive.

COVID-19: Children should stay home if they have, or someone in their household has, any COVID-19 symptoms including: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, body aches, fatigue, headache, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell or eye drainage or infection. If a child has been in close proximity (closer than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes, without wearing a face covering) to anyone who was experiencing any of the above symptoms, or who has experienced any of the above symptoms since being in contact with them, or tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting to receive test results, or are presumptively positive based on a health care provider's assessment or symptoms they should also stay home for the amount of time recommended by your state's Health Department.

Contagious illness/parasitic infection: If your child has a contagious illness, even without fever, beyond a mild cold (for example: pink eye, a contagious skin rash), or if your child has head lice/nits, please do not send your child to Camp. If we believe that a child likely has a contagious illness or head lice/nits, we will contact the child’s parent/guardian and ask that they pick the child up from Camp. You may send your child to Camp with a doctor’s note if their condition has been treated such that it is no longer contagious.

Diarrhea/vomiting: If your child has experienced diarrhea or vomiting within 24 hours before camp, please do not send them to Camp. The Camp is not equipped to handle cases of diarrhea or repeated vomiting except on an emergency basis, until the child can be picked up from Camp by a parent/guardian.

Any symptoms of COVID-19 present in a camper or staff member will result in a two day absence from camp at minimum, and will require a medical clearance or alternate confirmation to return before a 10 day quarantine has lapsed.

Travel: Currently the CDC recommends travel be delayed until all folks travelling are fully vaccinated. If anyone who is unvaccinated is travelling internationally they will need to self-quarantine upon their return for 7 days, if they receive a negative COVID-19 test upon returning, or for 10 days if no test is done. We ask that families follow these requirements when planning camp attendance.


Safety Precautions

Staff and directors are trained to recognize COVID-19 signs and symptoms. Directors will conduct health screening questions and temperature checks at check in. If, at any point, campers exhibit symptoms throughout the day, they will be removed from the Squad and isolated following CDC guidelines until an adult can pick them up. Siblings of the camper will also need to go home. Other families in the Squad will be notified and encouraged to watch for symptoms, but will not be required to go home since we're cleaning and distancing like pros. Campers, and siblings, can return after 24 hours, if they are fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications (see above).

In the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case (of a camper or staff member on site) the director will immediately notify local health officials. Health officials will help determine a course of action for the program. 

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