Hello Camp Families,
This summer we are so excited to be able to be together again, but it will look a little different than we are used to. Even though we are almost entirely based outdoors (weather permitting), there are a few precautions that we are implementing for COVID safety protocols. These protocols are based on the CDC recommendations and the American Camp Association, the City of Nashville and Metro Parks.
All of our staff will follow and encourage families to follow the following guidelines:
- Campers must stay home if they, or any member of their household, is feel sick or having symptoms of COVID-19. We know that the excitement for camp may override slight symptoms, but we ask parents to be diligent in checking their campers’ temperature and physical health every morning before arriving at camp. We will have contactless thermometers at camp we can use throughout the day as needed.
- Masks are required for all family members (over age 2) to wear during check-in and check-out. This includes siblings, mom, dad, and anyone else in your vehicle upon arriving at camp.
- Masks will be required when indoors, in vehicles, in areas of low airflow or while working closely with staff (archery, birding, rock climbing, sports demonstrations, etc.), or whenever a camp employee requests they be worn. It is recommended campers keep masks on throughout the day, however, while they are outside playing, hiking, sailing, biking and exploring outdoors they will not be required. Masks will be required at high foot-traffic times, but not at all times. Masks must be well-fitted and cover the nose and mouth.
- On arrival to camp, staff will conduct a brief daily health screening for each camper which may include a temperature check.
- When campers arrive at camp they will wash their hands, or sanitize, depending on location. Please, speak to your campers on proper techniques of handwashing and covering coughs and sneezes.
- Physical distancing will be maintained whenever possible while at camp. Group activities that include all campers will be limited and physical distancing will be implemented when possible. We will try our best to separate campers into small groups that will stay with the same counselor throughout the day.
- Our camps are all outdoors, except when we must take shelter for inclement weather. During this time we will be indoors, wearing masks and doing quiet-time activities, keeping as much distance as possible between groups and increasing ventilation for indoor activities.
- Equipment, cleaning and disinfecting daily to maintain healthy facilities (i.e. shuttle, boats, tools, activity props, bows, and arrows, etc.).
Laura “Twigs” Johnson
Leadership Academy LLC