Camper Covid-19 Guidelines (updated June 17, 2020)
Safety and health are a top priority for us and we want all of our camp families to feel confident in their decision to participate in our in-person programs this summer, if they choose to do so. At all times, but especially during this season, we all need to take steps to protect our health and the health of those with whom we come in contact. We are constantly monitoring public health pronouncements of various agencies and media sources and will be updating any safety guidelines and requirements as new information is shared by our local and federal leadership.
Below is a list of the current protocols and guidelines we are following for summer 2020 in-person programs. We will also have paper copies of these guidelines and requirements available at each camp.
While our camps will look slightly different this year, we look forward to the upcoming summer months and our planned activities! Please call or email Elizabeth Blakemore, Artistic Director of Forefront Arts if you have any questions about participation in our activities, any special needs or medical conditions we should discuss about participation by you or your child ,or any general questions about the guidelines and safety requirements.
Summer Activity Protocol:
Pursuant to the Governor's executive order:
Campers will be dropped off and picked up outside the facility; parents must remain in their cars.
Camper temperatures and health questions will be checked at the car. (Anyone with a temperature above 99.9 cannot enter our camp building).
Camp groups will be kept small -- currently capping at 10-15 children per group, depending on classroom size.
The Friday camp performance will be filmed & clips will be streamed online! Families can purchase the complete camp video featuring the performance, warmups, games and cast awards! There will be no large group gathering for the shows this summer.
Campers will bring all of their own food & water from home. Campers will bring reusable water bottles and will not drink from the spout at any public water fountains.
Camper belongings will be kept in separate containers.
Campers may wear masks if they choose to, but they are not required to wear masks.
Campers will do hand washing/hand sanitizing every hour
Our staff will sanitize commonly touched surfaces each hour, and deep clean each evening after the camp day ends
We will utilize spreading out with outside play as much as possible for our big active games!
During our inside rehearsal times, campers will have designated personal areas clearly marked to help maintain social distancing between children while they are rehearsing and socializing.
Camp activities have been tweaked to ensure kids can have a great time and be safe!
Parent questionnaire at drop off (while in their car):
1. Has your child been diagnosed with COVID-19, exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, or had contact with a person that has or is suspected to have COVID-19 within the past fourteen (14) days?
2. Does your child currently have a cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or other respiratory symptoms?
3. Is your child exhibiting 2 of the following symptoms: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell?
4. Does your child have enough food and water for the camp day?
Upon satisfactory responses to the above answers, the camper may exit the car.
Upon entering the building all campers & staff will wash their hands immediately.