GPS Summer Camp has created a set of procedures and protocol to promote a safe camp environment. We continue to monitor and update our COVID related policies by following guidance from the American Camping Association, CDC, and the Hamilton County Health Department.
Campers and staff will participate in a health screening each morning of camp. Screening will include symptoms questions and a temperature check.
As mask guidance from the Hamilton County Health Department evolves, our mask policy will be evaluated. At this time, counselors will wear masks during drop-off and check-in. Coaches, staff, counselors, and campers will wear masks inside when 6ft cannot be maintained and outside when they cannot maintain proper social distancing. All campers must bring their own masks each day.
As is customary with GPS Summer Camps, our campers will remain in cohorts of no more than 18 with two counselors. Cohorts will remain socially distanced from other cohorts except during swimming.
We will follow CDC guidelines for maintaining social distancing on and off campus.
SICK SYMPTOMS PROTOCOL
As is customary with GPS Summer Camps, if a camper shows illness symptoms, we will contact parents to pick up the camper within one hour. Campers must be symptom-free for 24 hours. The rest of the cohort will be closely monitored for COVID symptoms.
POSITIVE COVID TEST PROTOCOL
If a camper tests positive for COVID-19, we will contact parents in that cohort. Campers in the cohort will be sent home for the remainder of the camp session.
If a camper tests positive for COVID and the cohort is shut down, parents will receive a prorated refund based on the number of days attended.
We will continue to monitor the recommendations and options for vaccination against COVID. At this time, we are strongly encouraging camp staff to get vaccinated if they are eligible.
Participation in GPS Summer Camp Is Completely Voluntary
• By voluntarily enrolling your child(ren) in GPS Summer Camps, you acknowledge and agree that you are assuming the risk of possibly contracting COVID-19 by you and/or your children.
• Further, you acknowledge and agree that you are voluntarily waiving any claim of liability against the school should you/your children contract COVID-19 as a result of participating in our summer programs.
• Further, you expressly agree to hold the school harmless should you/your children contract COVID-19 as a result of your and your children’s voluntary participation in GPS Summer programs.