Summer Daze FAQs


Q1. What are you doing to make sure children keep their distance?

Children will sit in the same seat every day. Masking tape, hula hoops and carpet squares will be used to create personal space. Although the Sonoma County Health order does allow children within the same group to co-mingle, program staff will arrange furniture and activity spaces to maintain 6 ft. separation whenever possible.

Q2. How do you keep young children socially distanced and safe?

Staff will be modeling social distancing and giving frequent verbal reminders. We will also incorporate role play and storytelling to help children adjust to keeping their distance.

Q3. Will children and staff need to wear face coverings?

Yes, state camp guidelines encourages children, two years of age or older, to wear face coverings when outside their home. Each child must bring their own mask everyday. Staff will be wearing masks all day.

Q4. Will you be screening for COVID-19?

Yes, both staff and children will be screened daily by asking if they have any symptoms that the CDC has identified as COVID-19 symptoms. Additionally, all staff and participants’ temperatures will be taken each morning.

Q5. What happens if someone has a temperature?

If during the screening process it is discovered a child or staff member has a temperature, we will ask the child or staff to leave for the day. They will not be able to return until their temperature is in the normal range for 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine. Children will be monitored throughout the day for any signs of possible illness.

Q6. How often will you be sanitizing/cleaning the facility?

Staff will frequently clean all touched surfaces and will be trained on how to disinfect and sanitize all surfaces of the facility. 

Q7. How often will the children be washing their hands?

There will be scheduled breaks to implement and enforce strict hand washing guidelines for all staff and children. Hand sanitation and washing will at minimum be at each transition of activity where supplies were shared, after bathroom visits, and before/after lunch. Signs will be posted in restrooms and near sinks that convey proper hand washing techniques.

Q8. Will the children have access to hand sanitizer?

Staff will always have hand sanitizer on them, and each room will have a large pump bottle for children to use.

Q9. What are your restroom procedures?

Children will be taught to use a paper towel when flushing (or foot) and opening and closing doors. Signage will be posted with pictures to remind children of restroom procedures.

Q10. How often will you be cleaning the restrooms?

The restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times a day and janitorial staff will clean at night.

Q11. What precautions will be taken during lunch?

Children will wash their hands before lunch and will not be allowed to share food. Tables and chairs will be disinfected before and after meals.

Q12. How does the process for drop off and pick up work?

Summer Daze at Yu-Chi*

Parents will initially check in at the director table at the entrance of camp, to right of the restrooms. On the first day of camp, they will then be directed to their group’s counselor. For the remainder of the week, parents will check their child in directly with their group’s counselor.

*Please do not let your child walk in the parking lots unattended, remember to park your car and escort them to camp staff.

Summer Daze at Wa-Tam*

Parents will drive to the upper parking lot and check-in at “Mr. Pipe”, the large brown irrigation pipe that runs along the trail adjacent to the lot. On the first day, parents need to check in with the directors at the picnic table to be assigned to their group. 

*Please do not let your child walk in the parking lots unattended, remember to park your car and escort them to camp staff.

Q13. How does the process for pick up work?

Please pick your child up at the same spot you do drop off each day.

Q14. Do parents/guardians have to wear masks at drop off and pick up?

Yes, parents and guardians should wear masks at drop off and pick up for the safety of staff and program participants.

Q15. How are you cleaning supplies and equipment?

A container with soapy water (out of reach of children) will be used to clean supplies, games and equipment. Staff will also be sanitizing and disinfecting frequently throughout the day, in addition to scheduled morning and evening cleanings.

Q16. How are activities being modified for safety?

Program staff have chosen projects and games that can be implemented safely with COVID-19 precautions firmly in place. We are closely following all CDC protocols and Sonoma County Health Orders to keep staff and children safe.

Q17. Can children bring a backpack with personal belongs?

All personal items should be labeled and kept in a bag/backpack to ensure items are separate from others. Children will be limited to how frequently they will be able to access their backpacks and may not share items.