WELCOME TO SUMMER REC 2020!
After careful consideration, we have decided to open our Summer Recreation program this year, with limited capacity and new operating procedures. Your children's safety and emotional well-being is, as always, our first priority. Although camp will look very different this year, we still intend to provide your children with a safe and happy place to grow, be active, think creatively, and make key social connections.
New Guidelines for Summer 2020
Camp will operate out of GYCC only, from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Our early morning program and Teen Camp will not operate this summer.
Staggered drop-off and pickup times will be assigned upon registration; families are not permitted into the building.
Campers and staff will have their temperature taken upon arrival. Campers with a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or above will note be admitted and must follow "returning to camp" protocol, outlined in the updated parent handbook.
Campers will be provided hand sanitizer upon entering the building.
Staff to camper ratios will be decreased and groups will operate as "households". Siblings will be grouped together and age appropriate members will be added to each group to ensure everyone has interaction with their peers.
Campers and staff will follow the social distancing rules of 6 feet apart and will wear face masks when the appropriate distance cannot be followed. Staff will wear masks while in the presence of campers.
Bathroom use will be limited to one camper at a time.
There will be no field trips this summer. We are exploring different types of virtual field trips.
Campers will be provided with a box of supplies for their personal use at camp.
Playgrounds are considered shared equipment. This year, our new playground is off-limits.
*UPDATE: Phase 4 permits use of playgrounds. Our playground will be used by a team of "households" and then sanitized in-between uses.
The Town of Riverhead reserves the right to suspend or cancel camp at any point during the summer. Canceled camp days will be refunded without penalty. Policies will be outlines in an updated parent handbook.
We ask that you introduce these new rules to your children and reinforce them throughout the summer. Please emphasize the importance of personal space and handwashing prior to the start of camp, as we will be practicing both distancing and best practices for handwashing. Knowing what to expect from camp as our start date approaches will lend to smoother transitions from home to camp in these unprecedented times.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Liz Keller at 631-722-4444 ext. 740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Camp registration will be open to all families between Wednesday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 30 by appointment only. Spaces are limited. Please email your registration form and medical forms along with an updated physical exam and immunizations to Liz at email@example.com. You will then receive a follow-up email to schedule an appointment for payment, either by phone or in person at the office, located at 60 Shade Tree Lane.
This season, camp is open only to returning campers residing in the Town of Riverhead and/or attending school in the Riverhead Central School District.
REQUIRED AT REGISTRATION
Full payment (cash, check or credit)
Most recent physical and immunization record for your child
Medical form (see below)
Proof of residency
Children will not be permitted to attend camp without updated physical and immunization forms.
We understand that sending your child to camp this summer might be a challenging decision. If you decide that this year, camp is not the best fit for your family and you choose to withdraw your child from the program, we will issue a full refund without penalty.