Our COVID-19 Policy

The health and safety of our campers is our absolute first priority. After reviewing the CDC guidelines for

summer camps, the following procedures are in place for your child’s protection.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • Vaccines are encouraged for all eligible persons. However, proof of vaccination will not be required or requested of campers or parents.

  • All Page & Stage staff members working at the Camp will have been vaccinated, with a period of at least 2 weeks having passed since the second dose of the vaccine, or at least two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Since young children cannot be vaccinated yet, children and observing parents will be asked to wear masks during all indoor activities.

  • Whenever possible, the majority of camp sessions will take place outdoors.

  • Whether indoors or outdoors, a social distancing practice of at least 3 feet will be observed between campers and between campers and staff members. During snack breaks, this distance will be increased to 6 feet. Children who are not in the same camp section will maintain a social distance of 6 feet.

  • As always, children will be watched at all times by at least one camp staffer, except during restroom visits. Young children will be. Escorted to the restroom door and instructed to wash their hands.

  • Hand sanitizer will be made available to all campers, staffers, and visiting parents.

  • Children will not be touched as a means of physical instruction or for any other reason with the exception of emergencies.

  • Cleaning agents known to kill the COVID-19 virus will be used on all props and hard surfaces children tend to come in contact with.

  • A no-touch thermometer will be used on each child during check-in. A temperature test of visiting parents is politely requested, but not required. Children or staffers will be sent home if they have a fever of 100.4◦ F or above.

  • In the cases of the Basic (ages 4-10) and Intermediate (ages 11-15) camp levels, camp sessions will be two days a week for three hours each time to minimize contact. Advanced level campers will meet as usual.

  • If COVID contraction is suspected, campers will be switched to the virtual camp until a negative COVID test +7 days has expired. Those who suspect they have contracted COVID should be tested no sooner than 5 days after suspected contraction.

  • Whenever possible, markers will be placed on the ground to assist with social distancing.

  • Page & Stage Theatre Company will remain in compliance will all local, state, and federal guidelines, ordinances, actions, and laws with regard to COVID-19. If a violation of any of the above is seen or suspected, parents are encouraged to contact the Camp Director immediately.

  • Page & Stage Theatre Company will make every effort to maintain the privacy of campers, parents, and staffers in accordance with guidelines set down in the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA) and other applicable laws.

EXCEPTIONS

  • If a child has an allergy to or respiratory condition exacerbated by a particular cleaning product, we will make every effort to substitute that product with one that is equally effective.

  • If younger children have trouble remembering to use their masks, they will be reminded in a kind and non-punitive way. If a child continues to struggle with mask use, that camp session will increase social distancing to 6-10 feet.

  • Page & Stage staffers are authorized to make physical contact with a child to prevent the imminent danger of harm.

  • Staff members and campers who have received the COVID vaccine do not need to self-quarantine after possible contact unless they become symptomatic.

REVISED REFUND POLICY

If a child becomes ill prior to the camp or during the first week of camp, a full refund will be granted.

COVID-19 RATES IN SUMMER DAY CAMPS

It is important to note that, even at its height, COVID contractions only occurred in less than 1% of day campers in the United States. Click on this CNN article for more information.