Summer Camp Health & Safety Protocol

The safety of our students and colleagues is our top priority. To create the safest environment possible for your camper, we’re taking guidance from the governor’s “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step” plan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local governments and AdventHealth.

Our extensive safety protocol is summarized below. We welcome your calls and emails should you have any questions or need additional information.

  • You will be asked to complete an at-home self-assessment before each day begins to make sure your camper is feeling well and ready for a full day of fun.

  • Each class will have a set arrival time so that your camper is only checking in with his or her camp-mates.
  • Before your child leaves your vehicle, our team—who will be wearing face coverings and gloves—will take your camper’s temperature, ask you a series of screening questions and share daily updates. There’s no need for you to leave your car (which will help keep our campers and team safe, too).
  • Our team will then escort your camper inside the building and the day officially begins.

  • During camp, we will practice social distancing for much of the day. We’ve identified seven distinct areas for different camp activities and have mapped out the path each group will travel throughout the day.
  • Campers will be divided into small groups of no more than seven students, which will help us ensure campers aren’t unnecessarily exposed to others.
  • When distancing guidelines are a challenge—during check-in and check-out, for instance, and when students are engaged in small-group activities—campers, teaching artists and assistants will all be required to wear face coverings.
  • During each performance activity, campers will be assigned their own large marked square of space. Squares will be placed a minimum of six feet apart, so that campers can spread out and freely dance, sing, practice and perform without face coverings. As an added precaution, each group will have a class monitor to help kids maintain a safe distance.
  • All campers will bring their own lunches and will eat inside the Walt Disney Theater. We chose this space because there’s lots of room to spread out.
  • As we have in the past, our showcase performances for each camp will continue to be performed in the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater. It will either be recorded or live streamed.

  • Check out will take place outside the building and each camper will be escorted to his or her car.

  • We use hospital-grade disinfectant to thoroughly clean and sanitize our facility multiple times a day, including all rooms used for camp activities, and all public spaces like restrooms, theaters and lobbies.
  • We take extra care with high-touch areas like door handles, stair railings and elevators.
  • We have several extra touchless hand-sanitizer stations and will require 20-second hand-washing or sanitization before each activity, upon arrival and check-out, and before and after lunch or other breaks.
  • Water fountains will not be available for use, but we will provide campers plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Our colleagues have all completed COVID-19 training so that they can provide students proper guidance on hand-washing and social distancing.
  • We will check in frequently with our campers to ask how they are feeling physically; should anyone feel ill, we will provide them a quiet location away from other campers until they can be picked up.

We will inform you via email should any part of our Health & Safety Protocol change on the advice of our partner, AdventHealth, or due to updates in local and state guidelines.