Spring Daze FAQs
FAQs ABOUT SPRING DAZE DAY CAMP & CARE
Q1. How are you grouping the children?
Children will be placed in groups of 14. They will be with the same group of children and staff daily and all week. Family members will remain together and be placed in the same group, and friend requests will be honored. Please make sure friends request each other and limit friend requests to one.
Q2. What are you doing to make sure children keep their distance?
When doing low energy group activities (such as lunch and crafts), children will maintain 6 feet of social distance. Masking tape or hula hoops will be used to create appropriate personal space. While public health orders and recommendations permit co-mingling of children within the same cohort, program staff will arrange activity spaces to maintain 6 feet of separation whenever possible.
Q3. Will staff explain what social distancing means?
Staff will talk to children about social distancing and answer any questions they may have. Parents/guardians will be provided with a tip sheet to learn about social distancing and the sheet is available upon request.
Q4. 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.
Q5. Will children and staff need to wear face coverings?
Children and staff are required to bring a face covering with them each day and will be required to wear their face coverings at all times except when eating lunch.
Q6. Will you be providing wellness screenings?
Yes, 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 before joining their group.
Q7. What happens if someone has a temperature or otherwise does not pass the health screening process?
If during the screening process it is discovered that a child or staff member has a temperature, is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, or otherwise does not pass the wellness screening process, that individual will need to wait in an area away from others until they can be picked up and taken home. Clearance from the participant’s health care provider will be required to return to the program.
Q8. How often will you be sanitizing/cleaning the facility?
Staff will frequently clean all touched surfaces and are trained on how to disinfect and sanitize all surfaces of the facility.
Q9. How often will the children be washing their hands?
There will be scheduled breaks to implement and enforce strict handwashing guidelines for all staff and children. Hand sanitation and washing will at minimum be at each transition of activity and or every hour.
Q10. Will the children have access to hand sanitizer?
Staff will always have hand sanitizer with them, and each group will have a large pump bottle for children to use.
Q11. What are your restroom procedures?
Children will be taught to use a clean piece of toilet paper (or foot) when flushing and opening and closing doors. Signage will be posted with pictures to remind children of restroom procedures. Each group will be assigned their own port-a-potty for use.
Q12. How often will you be cleaning the restrooms?
The restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times a day and staff will clean at the beginning and end of each day.
Q13. What precautions will be taken during lunch?
Children will wash their hands before lunch and will not be allowed to share food. Tables and benches will be disinfected before and after meals. Plenty of tables will be set up and children will be spread out at least 6 feet while they eat.
Q14. Can parents or guardians come into the facility?
Parents or guardians may access the facility to meet the counselor and for informational purposes on the first day of camp while wearing a face covering and may always access for emergencies.
Q15. How does the process for drop off work?
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 Mondays, participants will have their temperature taken, answer COVID screening questions and then check in at the directors' table where they will be assigned to their group. Tuesday through Friday, parents follow signage and drive to their group spot on the pipe where a counselor will be waiting to take your child’s temperature while still in the car. Participants are then free to join 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.
Q16. How does the process for pick up work?
Pickup will occur at “Mr. Pipe,” the same location as morning drop off. Please remain in your vehicle and your child will be escorted to your car by staff.
Q17. 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.
Q18. Will children be sharing camp supplies?
Each child will have their own set of basic craft materials (crayons, glue stick, pencils, pens, markers, etc.) to be kept on site in individual plastic Ziploc bags. Some supplies that can be easily sanitized between uses will be shared.
Q19. How are you cleaning supplies and equipment?
Soapy water and cleaning solution (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.
Q20. 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.
Q21. Can children bring a backpack with personal belongings?
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.