Camper Masking: It is understood that face coverings may be challenging for campers, particularly younger campers, in an all-day setting.
In outdoor settings, campers are not required to mask, regardless of their vaccination status, but should still remain with their cohorts. Unvaccinated campers are encouraged to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated.
Indoors, unvaccinated campers are encouraged to wear face coverings at all times, but particularly when physical distancing is difficult, unless (1) doing so is impracticable, such as when a camper is eating or drinking or (2) while the individual is in the water.
Vaccinated campers need not mask in indoor or outdoor settings.
In indoor settings, unvaccinated staff must wear face masks at all times except when not practicable, such as when eating or drinking, sleeping, or swimming
Outdoors, unvaccinated staff are strongly encouraged to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people who are not fully vaccinated.
Vaccinated staff need not mask in indoor or outdoor settings.
Staff will frequently engage in proper hand washing throughout the day.
Our well trained "Clean Team" will disinfect all program areas, public areas, playgrounds, and sports equipment daily to ensure that we meet all NJDOH guidelines.
Kitchen/lunch areas will be disinfected after each lunch period
CDC recommended soaps and sanitizers will be readily available in all common areas and summer staff will carry additional hand sanitizer.
All indoor spaces will have adequate ventilation and/or operational air conditioning with a fresh air component. Filters for A/C units will be maintained and changed according to manufacturer recommendations.
All daily activities will occur outside as much as possible
Special Events will be restructured, when possible, to accommodate groups and remain with NJDOH guidelines
Modifications will be made as needed to programs to accommodate NJDOH guidelines.
Rainy Days: In the event of heavy rain, pop up thunderstorms, or other weather emergency, we have sufficient indoor space to keep children safe and dry while maintaining physical distance from other groups and classes.
Water fountains will be cleaned and sanitized but we encourage staff and students to bring their own water to minimize use and touching of water fountains. Water stations will also be set up throughout Kent Place for children and staff
Please send a personal water bottle with your child that has his/her name on it
We understand that children get sick and that not all illnesses or virus-like symptoms are related to COVID-19. We know that we will have our share of sore throats, rashes, and other typical summer virus symptoms. Please bear with us as this is an unprecedented summer. We will need to be more vigilant and stricter in our health protocols. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.
Children who exhibit signs and symptoms of any communicable illnesses will be sent to the nurse for evaluation
Please screen your child every morning for COVID-19 symptoms. Children cannot come to Kent Place if they have ANY COVID-19 symptoms.
If we find a need for your sick child to go home for the day, your child needs to be picked up within one hour of the phone call. If you have not arrived within 30 minutes of our all, we will notify your emergency contact back up.
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