COVID-19 Information

As we navigate an unprecedented summer, we are committed to creating a safe and healthy camp environment for all staff, campers, and our entire Summer at Park community. We are working with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as the Park School, to form the best practices regarding COVID-19. As the summer continues and we gain a clearer understanding of what is (or isn’t) possible at camp, we continue to learn about our ever changing environment, and state and local regulations are updated, we will adjust our plan accordingly.

We can not do this alone. We need the cooperation of every Summer at Park family to make this summer the best summer yet!

What we are doing:
  • COVID-19 Prevention and Response Plan

  • Health Management

    • All community members will be required to sign a Community Health Commitment

    • Additional camp medical personnel on-site

    • Expanded offices for camp medical staff

    • Isolation and contact tracing protocols in place for individuals who become ill

  • Individual Precautions

    • No visitors, including parents, allowed on camp/school grounds​

      • Except during morning and afternoon carpool to drop-off and pick-up their campers

    • Masks will be required for all community members​ while indoors

      • Masks will be optional of all community members while outdoors​

    • Frequent handwashing for all community members

  • Facility Improvements

    • Increased cleaning throughout the camp/school grounds

    • Upgraded air filters and increased frequency for new filters

    • Touchless water bottle filling stations 

    • Touchless hand sanitizer stations

    • New signage to direct flow of movement

    • Additional tents to support outdoor activity

  • Programming Adjustments

    • Smaller overall capacity

      • To comply with DPH Camp Guidelines, we will need to limit our overall capacity​

    • Smaller group sizes

      • To comply with DPH Camp Guidelines, we will need to limit our group sizes​

    • Two week sessions (with the exception of the week of June 21)

      • Increases our ability to keep campers and staff in consistent groups throughout their time at camp

      • Limits potential camp closures

      • Enhances our contact tracing ability in the event of a COVID-19 exposure

    • Swim Lessons

      • We will be able to provide swim lessons to campers this summer​​​

      • Campers not enrolled in a program that has lessons will have a free swim block

    • AM & PM Extended Day

    • Transportation

  • Refunds

    • In the event that camp can not run due to a governmental mandate, we will refund all tuition.

What you can do:
  • Follow Federal, State, and Local Orders

    • All families are expected to adhere to the directives of applicable federal, state, and local government health departments regarding social distancing in public and other measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  • Testing and Notification

    • If your camper or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, Summer at Park requires all information regarding COVID-19 to be communicated to the camp nurse as soon as possible. ​

  • Stay Home if You're Sick

    • If your camper is sick or you suspect they may have COVID-19, you are expected to keep them home from camp. Contact your primary care physician and the camp to assist with contact tracing. ​

  • Stay Home if You've Been Exposed

    • If anyone in your household has been notified by the state or local health departments that they were in contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, stay home and inform the camp medical staff. You may be asked to keep your camper home from camp for 14 days or provide a negative test result.​

  • Travel Expectations for Families

    • Please avoid unnecessary travel. If anyone in your camper’s household has traveled you must adhere to the state COVID-19 Travel Advisory, which requires a 10 day quarantine or provide a negative test result​ that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to their arrival to Massachusetts, unless they meet the exemption requirements.

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