KETTLEWORKS PERFORMING ARTS

 COVID-19 POLICIES & PROTOCOL FOR SUMMER 2021 CAMPS

In order to participate in any 2021 Summer Camp program, all campers/camp families must follow the policies listed below, as pertains to the current climate of COVID-19.

These requirements were published as of June 1, 2021. At the time, WA state was actively in Phase 3. Please note that changes in phase may alter these requirements. We will do our best to communicate any alterations to registered campers as early as possible.

DAILY PRACTICES:

  • Masks must be worn AT ALL TIMES during the camp day, apart from breaks taken to eat and drink. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND sending an extra mask with your camper each day

  • Each camp family must complete a daily attestation form before dropping off camper(s). These attestations must have the signature of a parent/legal guardian before the camper can enter the camp space.

  • All campers must provide their own lunch, snacks, and water bottles. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND sending multiple water bottles.

  • Please send a beach towel or small picnic style blanket with your camper each day. This will assist with social distancing during mealtimes.

  • Due to the use of our voices in theatrical performances, 6 feet of physical distancing will be maintained during the camp day, apart from very brief interactions as part of our scene work. If you have concerns regarding this matter please reach out to us - our campers' / KPA families' comfort and safety is our highest concern!

  • Hand sanitizer will be made available throughout the day. Campers will also be required to wash hands thoroughly after all snack and meal breaks. 

  • Any surface that will be a high-touch area will be disinfected before and after the start of each camp day. These areas may also be disinfected occasionally throughout the day if deemed necessary.

  • REGARDING DROP OFF & PICK UP - All campers are required to be dropped off (once a KPA staff member is present) at the front of our home studio and picked up in the same location. If your camper is dropped off late you will be required to walk them to the back of the property and drop off at an assigned entrance location, checking in with the camp director briefly. Please be mindful of late pick up, and please be sure to read our LATE PICK UP FEE policy on the camp registration form.

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

  • If your camper shows symptoms of COVID-19 please DO NOT send them to camp. Please contact our office by phone as soon as symptoms appear. 

  • If your camper is discovered to have been in close contact (within six fee for 15 cumulative minutes over a 24 hour period) with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please contact our office by phone immediately.

  • Any camper, parent, sibling, or other party who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days, or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test will not be permitted on site until a negative test result is confirmed.

  • AS A RULE - We would prefer that everyone exercise great caution with regards to the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. We encourage all camp families to over-communicate any concerns regarding these signs and symptoms as opposed to lack of communication.

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THE CAMP DAY DUE TO SYMPTOMS

We understand that these are unpredictable times for everyone. If your camper must miss a day of camp due to COVID-19 symptoms or potential exposure, here are the options available:

  • Have your camper log in to camp via ZOOM and rehearse/participate in our daily activities from home. This way they can still work with their fellow performers and continue to learn the materials in preparation for performance!

  • Rehearse materials/work on projects at home without logging in to camp for the day, checking in via Zoom with the camp director after the day has ended to received any updates.

IF A CAMPER DEVELOPS SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 DURING THE CAMP DAY

Our policy will be to separate the camper with physical distancing and immediately contact the family to arrange pick up. All camp families will be notified of the symptoms. (Please note - Timing of notification may vary depending on urgency and timing of situation.)  The family of the affected camper will be asked to report the results of a COVID-19 screening to the camp director as early as possible.  It will be required to receive a negative COVID-19 screening before returning to camp. In the case of a positive screening in a camper or staff member, all families will be notified immediately as well as the Department of Health.

WHAT DO DO IF YOUR CHILD/A MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID BEFORE CAMP STARTS:

If your camper or a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the start of camp you will have the following options:
1. Receive a full refund of your camp tuition

2. Receive a financial credit for a future KPA program, to be used by December 31, 2021. 

3. Attend Camp via Zoom.

**If you have been exposed to COVID-19 before the start of camp you must provide proof of a negative screening result for all household members before attending camp in-person.

FOR OUR PERFORMANCES

All performances/showcases for Summer 2021 will be held outdoors to minimize risk. Tickets will be FREE, but will be required to attend the event so we may monitor capacity in keeping with WA state regulations for public theatrical events. ALL ATTENDEES to our events will be required to wear a mask and maintain a physical distance of at least 20 feet from the stage area, as well as a minimum distance of 6 feet from other family groups.