We thank you for your patience and understanding as we have worked through the safest options for holding summer camps. We are pleased to offer a limited number of wonderful specialty day camps this summer. We believe by reopening cautiously and responsibly, we are better able to help keep our community healthy and safe.
Summer camp registration reopens on June 1 at 8:00 a.m. to register visit www.townofdavidson.org/dpr
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We are required to follow the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Day Camp Guidelines.
To view the DHHS Day Camp guidelines click here.
The Davidson Parks and Recreation will provide the following (see below) safety measures in order to make camp as safe as possible. To view in PDF click here
NEW Summer Camp Waiver/Release for Communicable Diseases including - COVID 19 - click here to view
Location Changes: We will be utilizing our Parks and Recreation Program Room, the Town Hall Board Room, McEver Fields, and the River Run Fields. The local businesses we partner with will continue to hold camps at their facility, unless otherwise noted.
Check-in Procedures: At each programming location, there will be a clearly delineated path with 6’ distancing markers. Prior to your child being allowed to enter, you will be asked a series of questions related to the health of your child as well as family members in your household or other people with whom the child may have had contact. Your child’s temperature will be taken with a non-contact thermometer prior to entering. In addition, you may document your child’s temperature prior to arrival and provide staff with the time and temperature reading. Once the child is permitted to enter, they will be asked to wash and/or sanitize their hands. For everyone’s safety, parents or caregivers will NOT be allowed to enter into the camp facility or activity area. Please arrive at your camp early to allow for check-in time. Procedures more specific to each camp will be emailed to you the week prior to each camp’s starting date.
Daily Health Screening: Staff will conduct a daily health screening on all individuals who are entering the facility.
- Do you or do any of the children you are dropping off have a fever*, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, new loss of taste or smell (vomiting or diarrhea, children only)?
- Have you or any of the children you are dropping off:
- Had any of these symptoms since last time you were last here?
- Been in contact with anyone with fever*, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, new loss of taste or smell (vomiting or diarrhea, children only) since the last time you were here?
- Potentially been exposed** to COVID-19 or have reason to believe you/they have COVID-19?
Check-out Procedure: Please maintain physical distancing while waiting at the entrance to camp. When you arrive, staff will meet you and ask for your child’s name. Please have your driver’s license or other state-approved identification out and ready to show the staff person to expedite the process. Once verified, staff will then get your child and release them to you. No parent/guardian will be allowed into the camp area.
Social Distancing Requirement: NCDHHS requires campers to maintain 6’ social distancing as much as possible. Therefore, we ask you discuss the importance of social distancing. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-childcare.html#SocialDistancing
Cloth Face Covering: The Town of Davidson and the Parks and Recreation Department strongly encourage the wearing of a face covering that covers both the mouth and nose at all times. Town staff are required to wear cloth face coverings at all times. Our local business partners will wear face covering during check-in/out procedures and during times when they are unable to maintain 6’ social distancing. During phase 2, indoor camps will require everyone to wear masks. This will be reassessed during phase 3. Campers must be able to reliably put on and take off their own masks as staff will not be able to assist campers with their masks. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html
Disinfecting: All tables, chairs, and equipment will be disinfected prior to each camp with an EPA-approved disinfectant. All staff and instructors will wash their hands or apply sanitizer throughout camp. Campers will also wash their hands or use sanitizer at every break and between activities.
Refunds: Due to the surreal time that we are in, our refund policy has changed. There will not be a $10 administrative fee for cancellations. If your child misses camp due to COVID you will receive a full refund for time missed. All other aspects of our refund policy remain in place. To request a refund, please email, email@example.com.
We will revisit some of these changes, as necessary, when NC moves to Phase III, tentatively set for June 26. We know you may have questions and we are here to answer them for you. Please reach us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Quick how-to links...
Video – https://youtu.be/tQntTnCbgf4
Hand sanitizeR – https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/hand-sanitizer-use.html
Hand washing – https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html
Handwashing poster – http://healthychildcare.unc.edu/files/2018/09/Child-Handwashing-Poster-Eng-Sp.pdf
Face covering checklist – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/images/face-covering-checklist.jpg
Cleaning & Disinfecting
CDC Guidance on Cleaning – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html
NCDHHS Cleaning Memo – https://ehs.ncpublichealth.com/docs/covid19/ChildCareandSchoolGuidance-COVID-19-03202020.pdf
Stop the Spread of Germs
How to prevent getting sick – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention-H.pdf
CDC Summer Camp Information
General information regarding considerations for Summer Camps – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/summer-camps.html