Y Discovery Camp: What to Expect

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Although this summer will look different than it has in the past, that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as fun! We've been consulting with state and local health officials to ensure that our Y Discovery campers and counselors will have a blast this summer while keeping themselves and our Skagit community safe. Please read the following information to learn more about what we're doing to maintain a healthy environment and what you can do before you bring your camper to Y Discovery Camp. 

These protocols may change based on recommendations from the American Camp Association, YMCA of the USA, and those of our local, state, and federal government agencies.  

Small Groups  
  • Campers will remain in their circle or small group with their counselor throughout the day and week and will rotate through different activity circle. By keeping consistent camper groups throughout the week, we limit potential exposure.

  • Campers will be given opportunities for choice and exploration rotations within their small circles.  

Activities 

All camp activities will be fun and engaging but modified to respect physical distancing guidelines. 

  • While campers will remain with circles, activities will be more individually focused including exploration rotations, physical activity, and small group games, arts & crafts, and more. 

  • At Bakerview, campers will learn different sports skills and play modified games that fall within social distancing guidelines. This includes avoiding sharing equipment and reducing common touchpoints.  

  • Campers will be outdoors or in open, well-ventilated areas. 

  • Our daily assemblies and lunchtimes will be modified to respect physical distancing. 

Maintaining a Healthy Environment Each Day  
  • Campers will wash hands upon arriving at camp, before and after lunch, before and after going outside, and at other times during the day. Hand sanitizer will be used to supplement handwashing, as needed. 

  • We will frequently disinfect high-touch, high-traffic areas, and provide a daily, overnight enhanced cleaning. 

  • Activity areas will be cleaned in between groups. 

 

We can’t wait to see you later this summer! In the meantime, stay healthy and safe.