SJSP COVID-19 Response Plan

Curbside Pick Up/ Drop off

  • Campers will be dropped off and picked up curbside.

    • Parents are not permitted in the building except for emergencies.

  • Upon arrival, but before entering the building, campers and staff will go through a quick health screening, which will include temperatures taken by a digital, no-touch, forehead thermometer (recorded daily) and a few short questions regarding potential COVID-19 exposure.

    • Children and staff with temperature of 100.4 will be sent home

      • If found with a 100.4 temperature (Fahrenheit), they are allowed to come back to camp to be rechecked after two weeks of no symptoms and will be reported to local health professionals

      • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)

  • After a quick and successful health screening, campers will sanitize their hands.

    • Hand Sanitizer and hand washing stations will be located throughout the camp.

  • Campers will be walked by an instructor to their camps.

  • Masks must be worn by all campers over the age of 9 and instructors (as appropriate)

  • Masks should be cleaned daily.


Children should not attend child care if anyone in the household has symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, whether a health care worker or not. The child should be quarantined at home for 14 days to observe for symptoms. Contact the local health department for guidance regarding the need to close or quarantine other persons if the parent had close, prolonged contact with other persons in the building. See CDC recommendations for ways to minimize close, prolonged contact to parents. Parents and staff should minimize such contact.


Cleaning Procedures

  • Water fountains will NOT be used for the duration of camp. Instructors will provide water as needed/requested.

  • Stations will be cleaned after every group/individual camp enters/exits the specific area being used.

  • All surfaces such as door handles, water coolers, and other high traffic areas will be wiped down throughout the day.

  • Shared materials such as sporting equipment, art supplies, etc. will be limited and specific to each group/camp.

  • Materials such as sporting equipment, art supplies, etc. will be disinfected between group uses.

  • Bathrooms will be cleaned after each use.

  • Name tags will be cleaned daily.

  • Playground equipment will be disinfected after each group use.

  • We will follow CDC recommendations regarding cleaning solution of 1/3 cup bleach for 1 gallon of water,


Hand Hygiene

When to Wash or Disinfect Hands

  • Before eating

  • Upon entering building

  • After using restroom

  • After using common items, such as sports equipment, computer keyboards and mice, craft supplies, etc.

  • After sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose


How to Wash Hands

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water. Turn off the tap and apply soap.

  2. Lather your hands by running them together with the soap. Make sure to lather the back of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.

  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds

  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water

  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or an air dryer


How to Use Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer

  1. Apply the product to the palm of one hand

  2. Rub your hands together. Make sure the product contacts the back of your hands, palms, between your fingers, and fingertips

  3. Continue to rub your hands together until your hands are dry





  • Snack will be delivered to outdoor camps by same instructors/volunteers each day during the week

    • Instructors/volunteers will wear masks

    • Instructors/volunteers will wash hands before putting on gloves

    • Snacks will be packaged and drinks will be poured by instructors/volunteers

      • Cups will be disposable and thrown away immediately after finishing

    • Campers will choose snack and be handed a drink cup

  • Highly encouraged to bring their own water bottles that are labelled with names

  • Snack will be eaten in groups



  • Campers will go to recess with their camps.

  • There will be three stations: playground, lower field, and blacktop

  • Camps will be assigned to a different area for recess on a rotating daily basis

  • Camps will not be permitted to mix during recess.

  • As camps rotate through recess, playground and sporting equipment will be cleaned between groups.


Social Distancing

  • We will operate at a decreased capacity, ten people per space (8 campers and 2 instructors). That number may increase over the summer as group sizes are adjusted by the State of Maryland.

  • We will discontinue large group gatherings such as the morning show (to be live-streamed to the classrooms), Friday camp Mass, etc., until permitted by the State.

  • We will maintain small group sizes and record group information for contact tracing purposes.

  • Campers cannot switch camps once they are enrolled for the week.

  • No out of state campers will be permitted to attend camp until permitted by the State.


Personal Hygiene - Staff and campers shall

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer should be used.

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when sick.

  • Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.


Tips to Keeping Immune System High

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables

  • Stay hydrated

  • Exercise each day

  • Get sufficient amount of sleep


Possible Closing of Camp

  • “Initial closing is to allow time for thorough cleaning and sanitizing the entire area, contact assessment and communication. The total center closure could last for 14 days or more depending on several factors including the identity of the person with COVID-19 or probable COVID-19 (i.e., staff, child in care, household contact), number of persons or classrooms exposed, when the person with COVID-19 or probable COVID-19 was last at the child care center , and symptoms in other persons exposed. The local health department and licensing specialist should be consulted for guidance about reopening

    • NOTE: Program Closure may be shorter than 14 days, and the program may be able to reopen, if a person with symptoms of COVID-19 is tested for COVID-19 and results are negative. Reopening decisions and approvals are made on a case by case basis.”


** The material above contains various ways in which SJSP is adapting to operating within the framework of COVID guidelines. We are responding with up to date mandates and official regulations put out by the Maryland Health Department and other accredited supervisors within the healthcare field. With that being said, we are responding, adapting, and checking our protocols every day to ensure that the safety of all the campers and staff are held at the highest priority. **



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