BEFORE SIGING UP FOR SUMMER CAMP
Dear Zoo and Safari Park Summer Camp Parent,
Every year, we look forward to inspiring your children to learn about conservation and wildlife. We also know how much you enjoy sending your children to Summer Camp at our facilities and for many families, this is a tradition and rite of passage. The health and safety of our campers and staff is our highest priority. We are adhering to guidelines provided by the San Diego County, State of California Social Services Department and Department of Public Health, and U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for summer camps and child care facilities to guide our decisions and have made modifications to camp this year.
This year, the summer camp experience will be different. Camp activities and themes have been altered and all group sizes are reduced in number. We are taking extra steps to help campers adhere to new safety guidelines. All campers are required to wear cloth face coverings for the duration of camp and are required to practice physical distancing when feasible as instructed by the camp staff. We ask parents to help us with the self-screening process to ensure that any child who has been sick or experiencing any cold or flu symptoms stay home.
Before sending your child to camp, please consider the following:
✓ Is your camper at high risk for severe illness?
✓ Prior to arriving to camp each day, are you able to screen your camper for symptoms and history of exposure to Covid-19? Summer Camp staff will do a secondary screening when you arrive at Camp. Camp staff is screened each day that they report to work.
✓ Has your camper recently been present in areas of high transmission?
✓ Is your camper able to practice healthy hygiene, such as hand washing? Camp staff will monitor hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer between every activity. Camp is not recommended for children who are not potty trained.
✓ Is your child able to commit to wearing a cloth face covering throughout the duration of camp for the safety of themselves and for others? All Zoo and Park personnel will be wearing cloth face coverings, too.
✓ Are you concerned about physical distancing for your child? Camp staff will encourage physical distancing when feasible through increased spacing, small groups, and limit mixing between groups. Visits to behind the scenes areas will be limited due to physical distancing restrictions. For safety reasons it is not feasible for Summer Camp staff to practice physical distancing when walking campers through the Zoo or Park. It is not feasible to practice physical distancing when working with campers who require special assistance.
✓ We will be adjusting activities and process to limit sharing of items such as biofacts, craft materials, toys, belongings and other educational supplies and equipment.
✓ Campers will not be able to touch or feed animals.
✓ Some grade levels will be combined.
✓ Campers must bring their own water bottle and lunch and be able to maneuver opening all of their snack and lunch.
✓ Campers will need to apply their own sunscreen.
✓ Parents will not be permitted to stay with their campers during drop-off.
✓ All employees will be trained on health and safety protocols. Campers will also be trained on Camp health and safety protocols.
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Check back with us for information on our 2021 Summer Camp adventures!