Camp Updates re: COVID-19
We are proud and excited to move ahead with our summer camp program.
We understand that in these uncertain times, you may have apprehensions. We are taking every precaution to keep campers and staff safe while still offering our summer arts programming. We will do our very best to provide you with all the information necessary to give your student a wonderful and safe camp experience.
As of now, we are continuing to operate as a private business inside a county building. We are working very closely with Hillsborough County to determine our next steps as we continue to operate as safely as we can.
We look forward to this time every year and hope to provide all of our families with some much-needed social and creative joy!
We appreciate your patience and understanding, as some of our guidelines may continue to evolve as County and CDC guidelines also evolve. Please check back for updates regarding the Summer Camp program amid COVID-19. Additional details will be provided to registered camp families.
The below updates are as of June 11, 2021:
- We have limited the capacity for each age group to 16 campers as per CDC and county guidelines. We will continue to monitor our enrollment capacity each week with the hope of increasing it by one or two kids per age group. (updated June 11, 2021)
- We will offer early and aftercare services for families who require this service.
- Students ages 4-10 will go to their first creative time or the Main Theatre after drop off. Students ages 11-13 will be dropped off at The Studio. Students will stay in their last creative time until picked up.
- Groups will not be combined at any point during the day with the exception of Early Care and After Care. (updated June 9, 2021)
- We will utilize a car line for drop-off and pick-up. Photo ID will be required for parents picking up who do not have a name placard on the dash.
- Teachers will wipe down their rooms with disinfectant before and after every creative time.
- There will be bins in every room with Lysol wipes, sanitizer, and tissues. Hand sanitizer will be provided in every room.
- Students will be prompted to wash their hands frequently throughout the day. Especially before/after lunch, after outside time, and after art.
- Students will have outside time only with their creative group.
- We are planning for more outdoor activities and fun.
- To stick with the CDC guidelines and county recommendations, we have been approved for in-person Show & Share presentations with a live audience. Each family will receive the appropriate number of tickets based on our capacity for the Show & Share on the first day of camp. We will live stream and record the performance. (updated August 2, 2021)
- We will utilize a small team of student volunteers (Camp Crew) to assist our instructors with social distancing and other camp activities. We will increase our Camp Crew team to coincide with any increases made in our camp capacity. We may have one of our regular volunteers during the day to assist with phones and other office work.
- Students are required to wear a face mask when indoors per Hillsborough County Emergency Policy. Masks will be optional during outdoor time. (updated June 4, 2021)
- Instructors will be provided with face masks and are required to wear them.
- We encourage parents to take their children seriously if they feel ill and to keep them home. If a child does not feel well, Parents will be contacted and asked to pick them up ASAP.
- We are suspending our temperature checks using a non-contact infrared forehead thermometer during the hot summer months. We will reevaluate this practice during the cooler seasons. (updated June 11, 2021)