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. We closely monitor Hillsborough County and CDC guidelines daily.
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 March 1, 2021:
- We have limited the capacity for each age group to 15 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.
- 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.
- Once separated into classrooms, groups will not be combined at any point during the day.
- Center staff and camp instructors will observe 6 ft social distancing. We ask all parents to emphasize the importance of social distancing, so our campers are familiar with the expectation before coming to camp.
- 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 are still awaiting approval for in-person Show & Shares with a live audience. At this time, they will NOT be open to the public. Parents will receive a recording of their child’s performance either by email or burned disc.
- 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 per Hillsborough County Emergency Policy.
- 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. Camper, teacher, and Camp Crew Temperatures will be taken with a forehead thermometer, as with all who enter the building.