Health and Safety
Summer Camp 2021 is going to be awesome and fun like always, but will look a little bit different as we implement processes and procedures to keep our campers and staff safe. The Center for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Department of Health have been instrumental in helping define safety protocols to keep children safe in educational spaces and Belmont Day is committed to meeting or exceeding those protocols.
Here is a snapshot of some of our planned safety precautions that you can expect on a daily basis.
Keep it Outside
The simplest and most effective tool we can use to mitigate COVID-19 risk is to stay outside, and luckily, that’s what summer camp is all about! While our indoor spaces are large enough to accommodate optimal physical distancing in cases of inclement weather, we will spend as much time as we can outside.
Less Week-to-Week Flexibility
In past summers we have allowed a more flexible schedule to fit the needs of families. This summer, in order to have consistent cohort groups during each camp session, we cannot offer the option to combine sessions (for example, you won't be able to register to only week 2 of Session B, and then only week 1 of Session C). Session A is the exception and is offered as two single weeks.
Masks will be worn when we're indoors, as required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Masks are optional during our time outdoors. We encourage anyone who wants to wear a mask to do so! We will continue to promote activities that avoid prolonged direct physical contact between campers.
Children will participate at camp in closed cohort groups. There will limited all-camp activities.
Campers will remain three feet apart at all times, except for occasional and brief closer contact during games.
Shared surfaces and equipment will be wiped down between use from different cohorts.
No Lunch Ordering
To reduce opportunities for direct cross-contact, we will not be offering the Smart Lunch option. Campers will bring their own lunch each day. Please refer to Need to Know for more information about our food policies.
Bring Your Own Towel
While we hope to resume towel service in 2022, to reduce risk, campers will bring their own towels to camp each day.
Safety, discovery, and community
Our summer COVID-19 safety protocols are designed to protect our camper, staff, and families.