Camp

Camp 2021 Update

Welcome
It’s never too early to start planning for summer camp! The Buffalo Grove Park District has a variety of summer camp games and activities that are sure to make your child’s experience a great one. In light of COVID-19, the camps being offered this summer have been developed according to phase 4 guidelines of the Restore Illinois Plan. We will make adjustments to these guidelines, should the state be into another phase of the plan.

• Session 1: June 14 - July 9 (no camp on July 5)
• Session 2: July 12 - August 6

Registration is online at https://registration.bgparks.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html?wbp=1.

Refund requests received on or before 1 week prior to the first day of the first session, and on or before 1 week prior to the first day of the second session will be issued, minus the nonrefundable $50 deposit, and a $5 administrative fee. Refund requests received after the dates listed above will only be issued when accompanied by a current doctor’s note. Refund requests for Post Summer Camp received on or before 1 week prior to the first day will receive a full refund, minus a $5 administrative fee. Refund requests after the first day will receive a 50% refund.  Please note: A $50 refundable deposit is required for waitlist registration.

What to bring to camp each day:
1. Face Covering
2. Disposable Lunch
3. Reusable Water Bottle
4. Spray Sunscreen
5. Hand Sanitizer

COVID-19 Information

General Guidelines

1. For safety purposes, there will be a zero tolerance policy for licking, spitting and biting. Any incident will result in removal from both Camp and the Camp Connection programs.

2. Staff members and participants must have a secure face covering with them at all times. Anyone whose face covering is not deemed to be secure will be provided a temporary replacement with the expectation that a secure face covering will be brought to programming the following day. This face covering may be provided at the expense of the individual.

3. While indoors, all staff members and participants must wear secure face coverings over their mouth and nose and follow 6 feet distancing.

4. Face coverings will not be required while outdoors unless 6 feet distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings will be required while using the playground as 6 feet distancing cannot be guaranteed.

5. Face coverings will not be required during meal or snack breaks (when applicable). A minimum of 6 feet distancing must be maintained if not greater during these breaks.

6. Programs will be designated one room/space for the duration of the day. Programs will be limited to a designated number of participants and staff determined by the size and capacity of the room/space. There will be no intermixing of groups.

7. Program groups must maintain 30 feet between them (when applicable).

8. Program groups will have outdoor face covering breaks (weather permitting) if/when the duration or nature of the program warrants it.

9. Frequent hand washing will be enforced and all programs will have a supply of hand sanitizer.

10. Drop-off and pick-up for all participants will be contact-less. Anyone picking up a participant will need to be prepared to show ID through their vehicle window.

11. Water bottle refill stations will be available at most sites. Push button drinking fountains will be turned off. When not available, factory-sealed water bottles will be provided.

Health Monitoring 

1. All staff members and participants will be required to complete a self-assessment using the Wellness Screening Questionnaire before arriving on-site each day.  A copy of this assessment can be found at the end of this page.

2. Any staff member or participant who is exhibiting one or more COVID-19 symptoms will be prohibited from attending any Park District program, event or facility.

3. If a staff member or participant exhibits one or more symptoms, with no known exposure to someone with COVID-19, they should inform the Park District and follow these procedures.

A. If they are getting tested, share the results with the Park District.  If the test comes back positive, see #11 below. If the test comes back negative, they may return when at least 24 hours have passed since all symptoms have resolved (without the use of pain/fever-reducing medication), no new symptoms have developed, they can reply with an answer of no to all items on the Wellness Screening Questionnaire, and a copy of the written negative test result or a Result Acknowledgment Form has been submitted to the Park District.

B. If they are not getting tested, they can return when they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours (without the use of pain/fever-reducing medication), all symptoms have resolved, they can reply with an answer of no to all items on the Wellness Screening Questionnaire, and at least 10 days have passed since onset of symptoms.  Please note: A participant cannot return to programming if ill.  However, if a participant has a condition that causes COVID-19-like symptoms, a doctor’s note clarifying the individual has a history of a symptom, or that a symptom is unrelated to COVID-19 may allow the individual to return to the Park District sooner.  The doctor’s note must specify the participant is not contagious.  These situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis with the Park District administration.

4. If a staff member or participant lives with a person who has developed symptoms of COVID-19, contact the Park District immediately.  The staff or participant is not to attend in-person programming for at least 72 hours to monitor for symptoms, or until testing indicates a negative result - whichever is longer.  Contact the program supervisor with results to determine next steps.  All situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

5. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more cumulatively over a 24 hour period, living in the same household as a person with COVID-19, caring for a person with COVID-19, having direct physical contact with a person with COVID-19 (i.e. hugging or kissing), or being in direct contact with secretions from a person with COVID-19 (i.e. being coughed or sneezed on, sharing utensils, etc.).  Any staff or participant who has had close contact with any person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days after the most recent contact with the infectious individual, and seek a COVID-19 test at a state or local testing center, healthcare center, or other testing locations.  If the staff member or participant is caring for this person, or are unable to isolate, the 14-day quarantine cannot begin until after that person meets the criteria to end home isolation (see # 11). No quarantine is needed if the individual had the virus within 3 months, has recovered, and remains without COVID-19 symptoms.

6. If a participant exhibits signs and symptoms of COVID-19 during a program, the staff will remove and isolate them, conduct a participant wellness screening inquiry, and call a parent/guardian for pick-up pending the results of the inquiry.  If a staff member exhibits signs and symptoms of COVID-19 during a program, they will be asked to leave.

7. The timing of testing for COVID-19 is important to produce accurate results, and therefore, testing should occur 5 - 7 days after being exposed to a person with COVID-19, or 3 - 5 days after onset of symptoms if there is no known exposure date.

8. If a participant has elected to take a COVID-19 test for cause (i.e. the individual is experiencing symptoms, or has been exposed), the participant should:

A. Not report to the Park District while awaiting test results.
B. Inform the program supervisor immediately.
C. Provide results to the program supervisor once received, and provide a copy of the results once available.
D. Contact the program supervisor to determine when you can report back to programming on-site.

All situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

9. If a participant has elected to take a COVID-19 test without cause (i.e. the individual has no symptoms, and has no reason to believe there has been an exposure), the participant should do the following:

A. Inform the program supervisor immediately.
B. Provide results to the program supervisor once received, and provide a copy of the results once available.

10. If a staff member or participant is identified as being COVID-19 positive, the following will occur:

A. Local health officials, staff, and participants will be notified immediately of any confirmed case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality consistent with privacy laws.
B. Cleaning and disinfecting will be performed according to CDC guidelines.
C. All staff members and participants should be alert for signs of COVID-19 by watching for symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, and by taking their temperature if symptoms develop.

11. A staff member or participant who has been confirmed with COVID-19 may not return until all of the following is met:

If they will be follow-up tested

A. They receive 2 negative COVID-19 test results taken at least 24 hours apart.
B. They have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
C. All symptoms have resolved; however, loss of taste or smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery, and need not delay the end of isolation.
D. They can reply with an answer of no to all items on the Wellness Screening Questionnaire.
E. Copies of both written negative test results, or the Result Acknowledgment Form have been submitted to the Park District.

If they will not be follow-up tested

A. They have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication,
B. All symptoms have resolved; however, loss of taste or smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.
C. They can reply with an answer of no to all items on the Wellness Screening Questionnaire.
D. They have isolated at home for a minimum of 10 days after symptom onset, or if asymptomatic, from the day testing took place.
E. They provide a note from a physician or public health official indicating they can safely return to programming, and the program supervisor has approved their return.

Disinfecting/Cleaning Procedures

1. Cleaning and disinfecting of the camp sites will be performed according to CDC guidelines.
2. Hand sanitizer and sanitizing stations will be available.
3. Common areas and surfaces will be disinfected frequently.
4. Shared spaces (if applicable) will be disinfected between groups.
5. Shared objects and equipment will be sanitized before and after use.

Wellness Screening Questionnaire

Below is the questionnaire referenced throughout this page.  All staff and participants are required to review the questions below each day prior to attending a Park District program, event or facility.  If a staff member or participant answers yes to any of the questions, they may not come to camp, and should contact the program supervisor.  Temperatures should be taken before coming to the Park District each day; and, staff members or participants should not attend on-site if their temperature is higher than normal.  No-touch thermometers will be available upon request for self-assessment for those who do not have one.  By entering a Park District facility or program, the staff, participant, or parent/guardian acknowledges that this questionnaire has been completed properly, that the individual has answered no to each item, and is symptom-free.

Wellness Screening Questionnaire


Transportation

The Buffalo Grove Park District does not provide daily transportation to camp or home at the end of the day. Transportation to and from camp is the responsibility of each parent/guardian.


Camp Locations

Camp locations listed are tentative, and could be subject to change due to summer school scheduling and building maintenance/construction schedules:

  • Alcott Center
  • Community Arts Center
  • Cooper Middle School
  • Ivy Hall School
  • Twin Groves Middle School
  • Willow Grove School

Post Camp

Due to restrictions related to the pandemic, we are still figuring out how the Post Camp program will run.  Information will be in our summer program guide.

Forms

Camp Registration Form

Payment Agreement Form

Medication Authorization Form

Pick-Up/Self-Arrival Release Permission Form

Once complete, return forms to the Alcott Center.  Due to internet security precautions, the payment form is only accepted via fax, mail or in-person.  Credit card information is not accepted via email.

Behavior Policy