Dear Camp Starkweather 2020 Families,
Thank You for signing up your children for camp this summer. We look forward to some time outside playing and being together once again for our 10th year of camp!
There are some important & different procedures we will be implementing that will ensure a FUN & SAFE environment for all participants, staff & families. Below are some last minute details to help you prepare for camp.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me directly.
Camp Location & Times:
Nichols Improvement Association @ 1773 Huntington Turnpike Trumbull, CT
AM Session 9am-12
PM Sessions 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Full Day 9am-3:30pm
Prior to coming to camp each day:
We are asking that you please monitor your child’s temperature prior to coming to camp; as well as letting us know if there has been any contact with any persons with COVID-19 immediately. If a child becomes ill with COVID-19 their group will be closed and campers will need to be tested and cleared by a physician prior to returning to camp.
Drop off is at 9am for morning sessions and 12:30pm for afternoon sessions. We are asking parents to pull into the NIA entrance (closest to gazebo) then straight to the back of the parking lot into a U formation pulling around and through to the house driveway. We are asking parents to stay in your cars. We will come to the car and check your child’s temperature and guide him/her to their group.
While we do our best to maintain all camp registrations, sometimes our registration list doesn’t line up and we need to verify payment. To help smooth out the check-in process please have a copy of your payment receipt (email from paypal or wix).
On the first day of camp, you can provide your child’s health sign-off.
Please follow the same entering/exit flow into the NIA. When you drop your child off we will give you 2 “pick up” cards to identify you or others as a designated pick up person. You or your authorized pick up person must have the card when you pick your child up. You may be asked to present your license to verify you are the authorized pick up.
When we identify your car we will call your child’s name on the walkie talkie and have them brought up to your car.
Counselors will have their own water coolers as well as Purell. Each group has a designated shaded area to help with social distancing. After each activity materials such as balls, or hula hoops will be wiped down and disinfected. Counselors will have walkie talkies to communicate to the support staff if needed.
What should campers bring?
Campers should bring a bagged snack. Full day participants should bring snacks and lunch. Send them with extra water if possible. Counselors can not apply sunscreen, so please apply it to your child prior to coming to camp. We are also asking that individual campers bring their own beach towel to sit on designating their safe space to snack, scissors and crayons to keep everyone and materials separated. Don’t forget to write your child’s name on their items.
We normally operate camp during light rain. If the forecast is calling for thunder and lightning we will monitor the weather and make a call regarding closing camp when we feel it is unsafe to operate. In those instances, an email will go out the night prior alerting everyone about the situation. We will follow up at 7:30 in the morning with our plan of action. If no email is received, assume camp is a go.
Please review the weather on your end and have a back-up plan in place for alternate child-care or pick-ups.
Parental Contact Information:
Please make sure all authorized pick ups and emergency contacts have been submitted. If a change has occurred please let us know when dropping your child off.