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SUMMER CAMP HEALTH & SAFETY PLAN

Our Blueprint Summer Training Camps will strictly follow all health and safety guidelines currently mandated by both state and local officials. All participants – including campers, staff and families* – must adhere to the following guidelines in order to participate in the camp program, see below for more information. Guidelines are subject to change, as directed by state and local officials. If they apply to our program, parents/guardians of all participants will be notified. Failure to adhere by these rules, intentionally or unintentionally, may result in immediate dismissal from the camp program.

*7/9/20 – CRITICAL UPDATE, PLEASE REVIEW:

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Due to recent events, local officials have recommended expanding health screening measures to include ALL TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.

*IN OTHER WORDS:*

BEFORE CAMP STARTS MONDAY 7/13/20, 8:30 A.M. – Please inform us immediately (via email or phone) IF ANYONE CURRENTLY RESIDING IN YOUR HOME REPORTS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

-Covid-19 positive result

Related symptoms (see below)

-Within the past 14 days, has returned to New York State from any of the following 19 states- Click here to see list

Coming in contact with any individual who meets any of the above criteria

Upon such communication, in accordance with federal law, all personal information will remain completely confidential. Also, you will receive a REFUND IN FULL 🙂

*FOR THE HEALTH & WELL-BEING OF ALL FAMILIES INVOLVED, THE BELOW IS WHAT WE NEED YOUR HELP AVOIDING*

AFTER CAMP STARTS – If after camp begins, you communicate (via email or phone) ANYONE CURRENTLY RESIDING IN YOUR HOME REPORTS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

-Covid-19 positive result

Related symptoms (see below)

-Within the past 14 days, has returned to New York State from any of the following 19 states – Click here to see list

Coming in contact with any individual who meets any of the above criteria

It is likely that camp WILL BE SHUT DOWN FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 WEEKS, by both state and/or local officials, as well as the Westchester County Department of Health.  IT’S A BIG DEAL!

Why?  In short, for fear of spreading the disease to those who are most susceptible to serious complications.

This is what happened recently at a local camp. Camp operated Monday and Tuesday, but was shut down on Wednesday for 14 days upon communication of a positive report.

No one wants to be the reason a camp must shut down.

Please do your part to help keep our community safe!.

PREVENTION IS THE KEY.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR BEING A PART OF THE SOLUTION.

General Overview/Structure:

  • Camp Location:  Baseball field complex; 3 fields + batting cage/area = 4 stations
  • “Pods” (groups), Player/Staff Ratio:  4 pods per AM and PM session; Each child will be in a pod of no more than 10 players and 2 coaches; There will also be 4-5 supplementary staff to assist in the maintenance of physical distancing and other camp operations (on-field, player performance visual technologies); Yields a maximum 3:1 player/staff ratio; Pods will not co-mingle at any time; Pods will travel to and from their designated field; Only time pods will move from their designated field is upon entering and leaving the facility and when traveling to and from the batting cage for their daily hitting segment
  • Curriculum: All activities and drills will incorporate physical distancing (min. 6 feet) curriculum all times, including during times of transition and rest periods….Fortunately, physical distancing is inherent in the game of baseball! In addition, other prohibited actions include handshakes, fist bumps, group celebrations, huddles, etc. 
  • Camper Grades/Ages: Children entering grades 4-9 (Fall ’20); grade/age, skill and social-emotional maturity are all factors when establishing appropriate pods; small pod of select 3rd graders (PM only) admitted into afternoon session in a pod of reduced size (maximum 8, maximum four 3rd graders)
  • MASKS: 
    • All staff required to wear at all times
    • Campers: Must have a minimum of 1 mask that covers nose and mouth to enter camp each day (see below for list of all items needed for camp each day)
      • In times that physical distancing is not possible, campers will be required to wear mask.
      • Campers also required to wear mask upon daily check-in, dismissal and when traveling to/from restroom

On-Site Operations – In accordance with the recent guidance that ALL MEMBERS OF HOUSEHOLD ALSO BE IN GOOD STANDING (COVID-19 SYMPTOM FREE):

Daily Check-In: 

  • PLEASE ENSURE DRIVER & ALL PASSENGERS ARE WEARING MASKS!
  • Temperatures of both child and parent/guardian will be taken
  • Responses to a brief, verbal symptom screening will be recorded 

Prior to exiting the car and entering the facility (reporting directly to designated location)

REMINDER:  Do not leave home should anyone in your home, or anyone you’ve come in contact with, meet any of the criteria above!
Symptoms screened for include:
  1. Fever or chills
  2. Cough
  3. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  4. Fatigue
  5. Muscle or body aches
  6. New loss of taste or smell
  7. Sore throat
  8. Congestion or runny nose
  9. Nausea or vomiting
  10. Diarrhea
  11. Headaches

Parents and Guardians: Parents, guardians, and approved family members are restricted from entering the area of play at any time. Families are permitted to observe from outside the area of play, as long as they maintain social distancing from other observers.

Daily Education

Staff: In addition to their regular camp orientation, the following elements will be added:

  1. Infection control, hand washing practices, personal protective equipment (PPE), and COVID-19 signs and symptoms
  2. Policy regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) use and training
  3. Physical distancing-based curriculum and best practices

Campers – At the start of each day, children will be provided (even quizzed!) on the 3 basics:

MAINTAIN YOUR DISTANCE – WEAR YOUR MASK WHEN YOU CAN’T – WASH/SANITIZE YOUR HANDS!

To review ‘The Usual Basics’ (daily drop-off 7 pick up times, things campers need each day, etc.), click here!