Camp Precautions During CoVID-19

At Island Camps, we are committed to complying with the CDC guidelines of social distancing and will stay informed on all updates to insure we are implementing all measures and procedures recommended by the CDC.

 

Online Registration

In the past we have allowed paper registrations to be turned in to the pier and at Island Water Sports. This year all registrations will be conducted strictly online to avoid unnecessary contact.
 

Pick Up and Drop Off

We will maintain a daily drop off and pick up log of attendance to record all campers to facilitate contact tracing if necessary. This also keeps an accurate tab of attending campers for financial reports.We do not keep a “visitor log” as we do not allow any visitors to attend camp.Staff, parents and campers are required to wear facial coverings at all times during pick up and drop off.
Campers are placed in a staggered scheduled for drop off and pick up based on their last names.
 

Drop Off:

Monday – Friday

A – H    8:15 AM – 8:30 AM
I – Q     8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
R – Z    8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

 

Pick Up:

 

Monday – Friday

A–H     2:45PM – 3:00PM
I – Q    3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
R – Z   3:15 AM – 3:30 PM
 
 

Smaller Groups

Maximum capacity for surf camp historically has been 60 campers with a ratio of 6:1 camper-to-instructor ratio.While we continue to navigate Covid-19 we have made some adjustments to better maintain social distancing.Spring & summer 2021 maximum capacity will be 40 campers with a 4:1 camper-to- instructor ratio to allow us to enforce better social distancing between campers.
 
  • There will be 5 tents set up on the beach with 25 feet separating each tent.
  • Campers will be placed into groups of 8 based on their age and ability.
  • Each group will be overseen by 2 instructors.
  • Each camper will be assigned to a specific tent and instructor for the entire durationof camp.
  • Groups will remain consistent with the same instructors and same tent locationevery day.
Congregating under the tents will be prohibited.
 
The tents are to be used for the following:
  • Medical emergency
  • Drinking water
  • Applying sunscreen
  • Storing personal belongings. All personal belongings will be spaced out by minimumof 2 feet, so no two items are ever touching.
Every week we enforce instructor continuity, so all groups will be managed by the same instructor Monday – Friday.Screening and HygieneOur camp administrator Linsey Cottrell is the primary contact for Island Camps and is our designated COVID-19 point of contact.To mitigate the spread of COVID-19
Employees and campers must have their temperature checked prior to starting work each day. Any employee or camper with a temperature above 100.1 degrees Fahrenheit or who appears to have flu-like symptoms or other symptoms related to COVID-19 upon arrival, or who becomes sick during the day, will immediately be separated from other employees, campers, and customers, and sent home.Campers and staff will also be required to use hand sanitizer every day at camp. Island Camps will provide hand sanitizer in multiple locations throughout camp for ease of use.
 
Hand sanitizer will be provided and enforced during certain times throughout the day:
  • Drop off
  • Pick up
  • Before and after lunch
  • Before and after sunscreen application
  • Before and after any bathroom visit
  • Before and after any craft or ocean education activity
  • Anytime deemed necessary.
 

Activities

There are 6 primary activities that require equipment which campers interact with; surfing, skim boarding, paddle boarding, ocean education, beach games and crafts. Because paddle boarding and beach games require shared equipment, we are eliminating them from our program.Surfing, skim boarding, ocean education and crafts will continue, as we are able to provide enough equipment so that each camper has their own surfboard, work sheets and craft supplies.Equipment SanitationAll equipment for crafts and ocean education will be single use and will not require sanitation. These single use products will be disposed of immediately after use, any crafts that are designed to be brought home will be sanitized before leaving camp with aerosol disinfectant.Surfboards, tents and camp necessities will be required to be sanitized every day at the end of camp before being stored in the camp trailer. All equipment will be sprayed with Lysol, left to dry in the sun for 3-5 minutes then rinsed and dried off before being stored.Face Masks PolicyAll campers will be offered a SPF 50 buff for their week at camp. This is similar to a lycra for your face. It’s safe to go in the water and will provide a stylish and easy way to encourage the campers to protect themselves from contamination.Because we are a water-based program the enforcement of face masks in the water can be hazardous to our camper and instructor safety.We will be requiring masks to be worn during all times with the exception of strenuous activities, water activities and during lunch and water breaks.

 

Lunch Breaks

 
Lunch will be hosted at the Pavilion in 2 sessions to limit the amount of campers in one area at a time.Lunch break 1: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Lunch break 2: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM. To help maintain a safe 6 feet distance from other campers while eating, each camper will be asked to layout their beach towel and eat lunch in that space.
 

Sunscreen Application

Because sunscreen is a vital part of keeping our kids safe from the harmful rays of the Florida sun, we have new sunscreen application processes in place. Instead of instructors applying lotion sunscreen on campers which requires physical contact, instructors will now use spray sunscreen and will monitor the campers as they rub the sunscreen into their skin to insure proper application. WeatherIf the weather becomes threatening or unsuitable to operate camp safely we will immediately relocate to the Pavilion for shelter. While under the shelter we will stay in our designated groups with our face coverings on at all times.
 

Skate Camp Specific Policies

Our skate camp van is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized each week before and after camp. We also clean the van daily and spray with disinfecting spray that is designed to fight CoVID. We also have a HEPA filter for the interior air of the van that will be used throughout camp. While in the van, campers must wear masks. Hand sanitizer will be available and used upon entering and leaving the van.
 
There is no eating or drinking allowed while in the van. Due to CoVID, we ask that campers do not share food and drinks.
 
We will encourage social distancing whenever possible.
 
We also ask that campers bring their own helmet and boards. However, any loaner boards and helmets will be disinfected daily.