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We are trying to make an educated decision about whether BCC Summer Camp will operate. We are waiting to hear from New York State about the parameters that they will require be in place if we can open, and whether we are able to meet these requirements. Either way, the following rules will have to be observed.
- Practice social distancing as much as possible.
- Masks worn in any situation where 6′ cannot be maintained (which probably means both children and staff will be wearing masks most of the day)
- Reduce overall camper numbers to help with social distancing. We would cap attendance at 30-35 campers per week.
- Frequent cleaning of surfaces to reduce exposure.
Because this is going to result in more work and expenses for camp, the weekly fee would be raised to $150/week. Priority would be given to previous campers, with any remaining slots open to Caroline families. This would happen on a first come, first served basis with priority given to campers registering for all nine weeks which would also help reduce exposure.
Given this information, along with the fact that Governor Cuomo said in his daily briefing today (May 21) when asked directly about summer camps, he said that the regulations are being reviewed in light of the recent occurrence of the Kawasaki/inflammatory syndrome in children with COVID 19. The decision by New York State to allow summer camps to open is delayed until more information can be gathered about this issue.
Another consideration is that if one person at camp tests positive for COVID 19, everyone exposed would have to be quarantined and tested along with all family members. As parents, you need to consider whether you want your child and family to be potentially exposed.
The BCC board is hoping to make a definitive decision by the second week of June. If you need to ensure childcare for your children before this, perhaps you need to look at other possibilities.
For those of you who have already registered and don’t feel you are comfortable with these parameters, we are happy to return your deposit. Please let me know and I will take care of that for you.
Please reply with any concerns, comments, questions, etc.
We are trying our best to make a good decision for all involved.