Here at YMCA Camp Greenknoll our goal is to keep campers and staff as safe as we can. Therefore, we are implementing some new policies, in accordance with guidelines we have received from the Office of Early Childhood and the State of Connecticut. First, we are limiting the amount of people on camp grounds the best way we can. If any parent/guardian or family member needs to come into the office for any reason, they are REQUIRED to wear a face covering and have their temperature checked. Second, staff will wear a face cover; campers are not required to wear a mask, but if a parent or guardian asks that their camper wear a face covering, we will do our best to make that happen.
Below are some changes for the summer.
The camp hours for this summer will be 8AM to 5:30PM. (No early drop off or late pick up) Children must bring lunch from home, daily.
Traveling Outside of the State of Connecticut or the Country
In accordance with Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7BBB, effective June 25, 2020, we will require children and staff that attend/ work at our program to self-quarantine at home for 14 days upon return if they have traveled to a state with a high infection rate of Covid-19. The State of Connecticut maintains an information page related to COVID-19 including the travel advisory and all residents are encouraged to consult it regarding their travel and any subsequent need for self-quarantine. This information can be found at: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/Travel-In-or-Out-of-Ct
The list of affected states will be updated on a regular basis as the situation develops across the country. The term of this policy will coincide with the travel advisory or until Executive Order 7BBB expires. In addition, families that travel out of the country will also be required to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days.
- The nurses office will have two separate entrances. The entrance at the backside of the building will be used as a first aid station for campers to cool down or those with aches and pains. The nurse entrance through the hallway in the bays will be used as a first aid station for campers with bumps and bruises.
- An isolated room inside will be available for anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher
Anyone with temperature of 100 degrees or higher must leave camp and not return until fever free for 24 hours without aid of medication.
- Counselors will wear face coverings
- Campers are not required, but if a parent asks, we will make sure their child is wearing their face covering
- Frequent hand washing
- Hand washing stations will be added throughout camp
- Additional porta-potties will be brought in
- Frequent sanitizing of the bathroom, porta-potties, playground and equipment
- Registration for the following week must be received by the Wednesday of the prior week.
We will continue to run camp as we normally do on a rainy day. Some of our groups will have use of the bays, we will have tents for some groups, and we’ll have additional space at the Y’s main building and in the School Age Program area for sudden or threatening weather.
COVID Cleaning Procedures
In the midst of COVID-19, Camp Greenknoll will be implementing more strict and frequent cleaning/disinfecting procedures to ensure the safety and health of all campers and staff.
High trafficked areas such as the bathrooms/changing areas, playgrounds, porta-potties, etc. will be sanitized frequently.
All other cleaning procedures will be done on a daily basis.
- Traditionally, we encourage parents and families to visit their campers any time they desire, but due to the circumstances with COVID, visitors will not be permitted at camp until further notice
- A walkie talkie will be placed at the end of the further bridge. There will be a sign directing parents to use the walkie to communicate with the office to let us know your name and the child’s name you are picking up
- Office staff will then come down to the bridge to check your ID (have your ID ready!)
- In the event that a parent needs to come to the office for further questions or has to follow up with office administration, their temperature will be taken
- Parents or guardians who come into camp are required to wear a mask at all times!
What to Bring
- Bathing Suit
- Water Bottle- Reusable preferred
- Packed Lunch Everyday (Will be stored in the walk in fridge)
- Flip Flops (if desired)
- Change of clothes (if desired)
- Goggles (if desired)
- Life jackets are provided