Session One Camp River Trails – Health and Safety Guidelines

River Trails Park District Summer Camp Session One Information Covid-19 Phase 3 – Restore Illinois 

We hope that this message finds your family healthy and safe. We know that many families look forward to camp during the summer. Throughout the last few months, our staff has worked tirelessly to create a summer camp offering that meets Restore Illinois’ Guidelines for Phase 3. We also felt it was important to create a summer of new friendships, adventures, action-packed games and nature exploration for your child to experience.

For Camp River Trails, Session One (June 15 -26), the district is pleased to offer a general summer camp offering for grades 3 – 8. During Session One, Camp River Trails will meet the physical distance requirements and other safety guidelines put forth by the state under Restore Illinois, Phase 3. Under these guidelines, camps can accommodate 140 children, while spacing children apart and practicing physical distancing. It is our hope that we will be able to expand our Session One offering should we move to Phase 4 throughout this summer. 

Camp River Trails, Session One – June 15 – 16

  • We not be offering Before/After Camp or Tag-Ons during Session One. 
  • You can choose the schedule that works for your family – either three days a week or five days a week.
  • Camp will run from 8 am – 4 pm.
  •  Session One is designed for children going into 3rd grade through 8th grade.
  • Summer camp will have small groups of 10, with 1 group leader in a dedicated indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Fun, summer activities and games will be played within these groups with a heavy emphasis around outdoor play. 
  • Participants will need to register for session one camp based on location and days.  
  • On behalf of the River Trails Park District, we look forward to providing summer camp while following the safety guidelines provided to us by the CDC, IDPH and Restore Illinois Plan. 

Health and Safety Guidelines, Session One 

  • Camp will be separated by location and separate groups of 10 in a designated area to limit the amount of people your child interacts with on a daily basis.
  •  Each week we will provide a list of supplies that each camper will need to bring so they are not sharing communal art supplies or toys.
  • Please have your child’s name on everything they bring to camp. 
  • Please bring a water bottle and lunch each day for your child.
  • Games and activities will be structured to no contact with other campers. All campers will be encouraged to spread out at all times.
  •  Activities requiring physical exertion and/ or voice will be played outside during appropriate weather conditions.
  • Water-based activities are not permitted. 
  • Cleaning and sanitation practices will be conducted in compliance with the CDC protocols every 2 hours 
  • All staff members and campers will be required to wear a mask when inside and when they cannot be 6 feet apart. 
  • Before being granted entrance into day camp, Campers and parents will be asked to wash their hands upon entering the facility. Staff will ask the participant if they are currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If the participant does have symptoms, they should wait to enter the premises until they gave no fever for at least 72 hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since first symptoms appeared. 
  • Before being granted entrance into day camp, Campers and parents will be asked to wash their hands upon entering the facility. Staff will ask the participant if they are currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If the participant does have symptoms, they should wait to enter the premises until they gave no fever for at least 72 hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since first symptoms appeared. 
  • We will have increased hand sanitizer stations and designated hand-washing times. All campers will be expected to practice proper hand-washing techniques.  
  • For lunches please bring a throw away sack lunch no Reusable dishware, will not be allowed. All dishware should be single use and disposed of after each use. All items need to be nonperishable 
  • No hot lunch will be provided, nor grilling. There will be no concession stand available 
  • Campers must bring enough water to get them through camp each day.  Water fountains will be unavailable and blocked off. 
  • We will be limiting the amount of individuals at each camp site. There will be a designated pick-up and drop-off procedure that we will communicate to you, as the date grows closer. Only campers and staff will be allowed to enter the camp sites.
  • There will be no trips during Session One. We are also looking into changing some of the locations that we visit in July. We will be adding experiences to our camp to replace field trips and will continue to keep you updated on the exciting experiences that will bring their experience to us.
  •  If you have yet to register, register now using your Community Pass account. Walk-in registration will not be available. 
     On behalf of the River Trails Park District, we look forward to providing summer camp while following the safety guidelines provided to us by the CDC, IDPH and Restore Illinois Plan. Our staff brings experience and enthusiasm and can’t wait to guide children through a summer devoted to fun.

 

 

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