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POLICIES & COVID-19 PROTOCOL FOR SUMMER 2023 CAMPS
In order to participate in any 2023 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 February 10, 2023. Please note that changes in state or local mandates may alter these requirements. We will do our best to communicate any alterations to registered campers as early as possible.
Masking will be optional for all campers & staff during the camp day. If your camper chooses to mask we HIGHLY RECOMMEND sending an extra mask with your camper each day
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. We will use the towels/blankets for comfort during mealtimes. While we always discourage horse play for the sake of safety, we will not be strictly enforcing social distancing within our 2022 camps. 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 encouraged to wash hands thoroughly after all snack and meal breaks.
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 in and drop off at an assigned entrance location, checking in with the camp director briefly. Please be mindful of late pick up. Families who are more than 5 minutes late to pick up campers will be responsible to pay at $25 late pick up fee OR $1 per minute/per camper (whichever is higher).
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 feet for 15 cumulative minutes over a 24 hour period) with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 10 days, please contact our office by phone immediately.
Any camper 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. Campers who utilize at-home tests will be required to send a photo of the negative test before returning to camp.
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 camp families will be notified immediately.
WHAT DO DO IF YOUR CAMPER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID BEFORE CAMP STARTS:
If your camper tests positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the start of camp you will have the following options:
1. Receive a refund of your camp tuition, minus a 15% processing fee.
2. Receive a financial credit for a future KPA program, to be used by December 31, 2023.
3. Attend Camp via Zoom.