2020 YMCA Summer Day Camps
We cannot express to you all enough how much we miss our Y kids and families. The world feels, and is, so different right now - physical distancing and periods of isolation, though necessary as a health and safety measure through COVID-19, take their toll on the social and emotional health of us all, especially our children.
Know that the Y is doing all we can to provide a positive camp experience for our kids this summer, in the safest and most responsible way possible. Please see our COVID-19 Safety FAQ for details on cleaning protocols, health screenings, altered activities, and more.
Please note the following update highlights for summer camp:
Camps not operating
Camps that begin on July 6
- Summer day camp will begin on July 6 with very specific health and safety measures in place based on the guidelines set by the CDC and with guidance from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including capacity. Camp will be held from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Frankfort YMCA summer day camp will run 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Bar Y half-day camp will run 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and only be open to children ages 8-12.
- If you were registered to attend camp during the month of June, those deposits or payments have been transferred to system credits that can be applied to future programs. If you prefer a refund instead, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For safety of campers and staff this summer, we have suspended transportation of campers and eliminated field trips.
CHECK IN & CHECK OUT
All children will complete a health screening daily before admittance into the program. Temperatures above 100.4°F will not be admitted.
Children will be required to wash hands upon entering the child care space.
Staff member will check ID and children will be walked up to parent at designated check out location.
DISTANCING & HEALTHY HYGIENE
Children will be in groups no larger than state guidelines allow and will not integrate with other groups.
YMCA child care staff will wear masks and other PPE.
Children will be encouraged to stay six feet apart, especially during mealtime and transitions, and will be discouraged from touching one another. Activities will be modified to accommodate distancing.
Bathroom breaks will be scheduled every 2–3 hours, with mandatory hand washing.
Healthy hygiene education will be a daily part of each child's experience and activities will be planned to support this initiative.
Children and staff will wash their hands before and after meal and snack times.
At the conclusion of each meal, tables and seats will be sanitized by staff.
After the areas are cleaned, staff will sanitize their hands and exit the eating area.
PREPARATION & MAINTENANCE
Prior to reopening for care, all child care spaces will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
Daily, staff will arrive early prior to opening to prepare for children.
CDC approved cleaning solution will be used for cleaning and sanitizing during program hours. Areas will be thoroughly disinfected at closing.
Toys, games and supplies will be cleaned and sanitized following each transition.
A staff cleaning schedule will be posted and followed each day.