These guideline are subject to change upon CDC and State of Texas updates.
It is our desire to provide your camper with a safe and fun experience at GAC this summer. COVID-19 continues to have an impact on all our lives. In order to minimize risk to every child, each camper’s exposure will be limited as best as possible to his/her cabin group. At the same time, in order to maximize enjoyment, each camper will still be participating in all of the fun activities at camp as they have in the past. Your returning camper should not notice any changes that have been made.
With the guidelines from the State of Texas and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we have discussed how to proceed with our GAC Medical Director. We have tried to apply reasonable judgment in the changes we are making this summer to have a safe camp for your camper. Our goal is to reduce the risk of exposure to our campers, camper families, and our staff.
To achieve this goal, we will be implementing the following protocols:
CAMP CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT GUIDELINES:
- Check-in times and pick-up times will be staggered. You will be notified a week prior to the start of your camp what your check-in and pick-up time will be.
- Check-in will be done outside.
- One parent will bring the camper to the check-in tables.
- A counselor will escort your camper to his/her cabin and help him/her settle in.
- No parents will be allowed to enter any of the cabins to mitigate the exposure to campers and staff.
- During the screening process, a staff member will check the temperatures of all arriving campers and a COVID-19 assessment will be performed.
- A COVID-19 Waiver of Liability form must be signed in order to leave your camper at GAC. This is contingent on the fact that you have thoroughly read these protocols and are in agreement with them, so please review.
- Every morning temperature checks will be performed on all staff and campers.
- Any large group time will be outside and organized by cabin groups with social distancing.
- All campers will be eating and playing games in their cabin group.
- Each cabin will have its own water and Gatorade cooler and will have its own hand sanitizer.
- All LIT (support staff) will be wearing a face mask when interacting closely with campers, except when outdoors.
- Campers will be sleeping head to toe on a bunk bed, with each bunk alternating.
- Detailed cleaning will be done daily, and cabin hygiene will be encouraged.
We kindly request that campers along with any person(s) who reside with the campers abide by the following safety guidelines should they wish to attend GAC during the CORONAVIRUS Pandemic:
- To the degree possible, we request that the camper and those with whom he/she resides minimize exposure prior to coming to camp.
- Please do not bring your camper to camp if you or anyone in your household has been sick, ill – achy, cold, flu like symptoms, fever – in the previous 2 weeks.
- If you or someone who resides with you returns from traveling abroad in the last 14 days, we ask that you do not come to camp.
- We request each family that wishes to continue to come to camp sign the COVID-19 Waiver of Liability.
- We suggest that your camper not come into contact with compromised individuals for 14 days after camp as a precaution.
- It is our goal to minimize spread of COVID-19 to our GAC family. Should you wish to discuss these protocols please contact us.
Our staff must abide by the following safety guidelines:
- Staff will always social distance and wear a mask unless they are in their cabin, outside, or at home.
- Staff will be engaging in the CDC’s handwashing protocols regularly.
- If any staff are aware of having been exposed to a person who is known or believed to have COVID-19, they will self-quarantine for 14 days away from camp.
- If any staff feel ill – achy, cold, flu like symptoms, fever – they will self-quarantine for 14 days away from camp.
We look forward to seeing your camper at GAC this summer! As you can see from these guidelines, your child’s safety and enjoyment are important to us.