FAQ SUMMER CAMP 2021
WHAT ARE THE EXTRA MEASURES WE ARE TAKING DURING SUMMER OF 2021?
– All staff will be required to wear masks (This may change depending on city/science regulations).
– We will be checking temperature upon entry of every person (children + adults) that enter the studio.
– All parents entering the studio will be required to wear masks.
– Children must have a mask. While we cannot expect from young children to wear masks all day, we do our best to distance the kids and ask them to wear their masks for activities that requires them to be in close proximity to each other.
– The studio will continue to be disinfected and cleaned regularly. We always disinfect several times a day and we’ll do it even more. Our cleaning products are provided by a commercial cleaning supply provider and they are all hospital grade effective
– Add even more wash your hands rounds to our routine
– Every morning, we go over the rules of camp and the plan for the day. Discussion about preventing the spread of viruses will be a part of our daily morning routine. We will talk about social distancing, washing our hands, cleaning our mats.
– Staying outdoors as much as possible – however, if extreme heat that may not be possible but we do run a fresh air vent all day long.
– Kids that show any symptoms of being sick will be sent home and should not be brought to camp.
– Mats for circle time, Spanish lessons and rest time will be put at a distance.
– Toys will be disinfected after each play and kids will be asked to use hand sanitizer after playing with the toys.
– Absolute open communication and regular updates for parents. We are always here to hear your concerns and we value your feedback and opinion. Together we can decide what’s best for the safety of our children.
– There will be no field trips and recitals at least for June and July.
WHAT IS THE CAMP CAPACITY?
– We will be at 10 or less kids per room.
WHAT DOES THE DAY LOOK LIKE?
– Circle time, outdoor time, Spanish lesson, dance lesson, lunch, arts and crafts, another dance lesson, rest time (older kids do learning activities like reading, writing, math and younger kids listen to a story), we finish the day with story time and games.
– Recitals will be pre recorded and streamed on the last Friday of each session.
– We do not plan to go on field trips but if plans change depending on city restrictions and safety regulations, we will let you know.
– We will use water toys to re-create our spray park experience on Wednesday of every week.
ARE SNACKS GOING TO BE SHARED?
– NO, we never do that even on a normal summer. Snack is distributed in clean Dixie cups and handed to each child.
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO USE YOUR CREDIT IN FULL IF YOU DECIDE TO PULL OUT OF CAMP (only with at least 2 weeks notice)?
– Semester Classes
– Future camps
– You could also ask for a refund AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST DAY OF ENROLLMENT. Keep in mind as per our policy we can only offer 70% refund and weekly deposits are non refundable.
WILL THEIR BE FIELD TRIPS?
– We plan to refrain from using public transportation and stay local within walking distance. If the city assures us that numbers of infected people has dropped to where it’s safe, we may reconsider. Plans may change but we will keep you posted.
ARE CHILDREN REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS?
– Each child must have a mask packed. While we cannot expect from young children to wear masks all day, we do our best to distance the kids and ask them to wear their masks for activities that requires them to be in close proximity to each other.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THERE IS A COVID-19 CASE?
The camp will close for two weeks. Families and staff can return after two weeks with proof of negative COVID-19 test. Credits will be non-refundable but will be usable for other camp weeks or other services.
WHAT PLAYGROUNDS DO THE KIDS GO TO?
At our DC location we go to the Bruce Monroe Park or the Tubman Elementary playground or the playground on 11th and Monroe NW. Different playgrounds could be visited for variety.
At our Bethesda location we usually go to the playground on Arlington Blvd. and Elm St.