April 30, 2021
Dear Camp Family,
We’re getting ready! Our Camps team is actively preparing to welcome your camper back for in-person Summer Camp 2021! 92Y is committed to opening on our Rockland County campgrounds this summer, with precautions and protocols in place to ensure the safety of every camper and staff member. We’re busy planning a summer brimming with outdoor fun on our beautiful grounds, and one in which your child will develop new skills, make new friends and have unforgettable new experiences. It’s been a challenging year for our children, and they deserve a summer of joy. We cannot wait to be together and to help them thrive and grow!
Our full camp schedule will include the activities our campers love, from our awesome zip line and climbing tower to baseball, soccer, gaga, ceramics, jewelry making, painting, drawing, dance, and so much more. There will be instructional and free swim every day, special events like Wacky Wednesday, bus ride games, cheers and songs, and plenty of choice, with options for older campers in our Active, Creative and Traditional tracks.
Of course, safety is our number one priority in all our plans. Here are some of the protocols we are putting in place for Summer 2021:
(Protocols are as of April 2021, and subject to change in accordance with New York State and Rockland County Department of Health guidelines.)
- Limited enrollment with small group sizes to allow for social distancing
- Buses at reduced capacity, assigned seating, open hatches, and the new option of family drop-off and pick-up at the campgrounds
- Health attestation every morning at drop-off (campers and staff)
- Based on the recent updates to the CDC guidelines for summer camps, masks will be required throughout the day for campers on the bus, indoors, and when social distancing can-not take place. We will be following the 2-out-of-3 Rule below. View the full COVID protocols as of April 30, 2021 here.
- Masks will be required by staff, except when eating and drinking. In the pool, staff will wear face shields.
- Increased sanitizing and disinfecting throughout the day (buses, bathrooms, tables, sports equipment, art materials, etc.)
- All activities will be outdoors. In the event of an extreme weather day, we’ll switch to virtual camp programming. Two “extreme weather” days are built into tuition per enrollment. Any additional days requiring this pivot will be credited at $100/day toward Summer Camp 2022.
- Campers bring their own lunch and water bottles. Boxed lunch option available as an add-on for $35 per week. Individually-wrapped snacks will be provided every afternoon.
- Medical/First Aid care will be separated – campers feeling unwell (fever, stomachache, etc.) won’t mingle with campers needing attention for a scrape or bump or bee sting)
We also won’t be planning day trips or evening events this summer. We’ll miss them too, but are planning lots of creative alternatives, and be assured that all is in the interest of keeping your camper safe.
I hope you’re as excited as we are about Summer Camp 2021! Has there ever been a summer your child deserved more?
Director, Camp Programs