COVID-19 

Safety Measures

based on New York State guidance - updated June 2021

Back to Basics follows all local and state guidance for day camps. We ran several successful weeks of camp last summer--with no Covid cases linked to our program. You can trust that our program is a clean and safe environment for your children.

Masks

  • Campers are not required to wear face coverings at camp, although they are welcome to.

  • Fully vaccinated staff members are not required to wear masks on camp grounds. Acceptable face coverings include 2-ply face masks and disposable masks that cover both mouth and nose.

Physical Distancing

  • Staff members and campers will be socially distanced whenever feasible, e.g. during breaks and lunch. 

  • Camp groups (i.e. teams) will be small (limited to 8-10 children). Campers will stay with their team and coach the entire week to reduce contacts. They will maintain a distance of 6 feet from other groups.

**Your child's group may interact with another small/stable group during game play, however the total group size will remain below the State maximum.

  • Camp attendance will be capped at 80 children per session, based on the size of our facility.

Health Screening

  • Prior to camp each day, parents/guardians must screen their child for signs of illness (cough, fever, chills, sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, headache, body aches and fatigue). If any signs of illness are present, KEEP THEM HOME. We can't stress this enough. Please do your part to ensure that others are not exposed to illness and that our program can continue!

  • A Covid Health Screening Form must be completed for each child (by a parent/guardian) and by each staff member the first morning of camp and handed in on arrival.  

  • Temperatures will be taken upon arrival. Any camper with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be able to attend.

 

Ventilation

The air-conditioning system was updated at Trinity Regional School last summer. UV light was placed in the system to sanitize the air. Exhaust fans were installed in the hallways to circulate air. 

Cleaning/Disinfection

Camp equipment will be cleaned & disinfected throughout the day. All basketballs will undergo a deep cleaning each night after camp.

Restrooms will undergo a deep cleaning each night by custodians. They will also be cleaned and sanitized at regular intervals throughout the day.

Lunch

A staff member wearing a mask and gloves will serve lunch to those who have signed up to buy. Campers will eat lunch outdoors, weather permitting. No sharing of food or beverages is allowed.

Arrival/Drop-off Procedure

  • Please park and walk your child up to the outdoor Registration tables. Your child will be greeted by a coach. Their temperature will be taken and if below 100.4, they can enter the building. Coaches will dispense hand sanitizer in each camper’s hand upon arrival, prior to touching basketballs and throughout the day.

Pick Up Procedure

Parents/Guardians can park their cars and wait next to it. A staff member will take your name and bring your child out to you.

Other Camp Modifications & Guidelines

  • All coaches will encourage handwashing throughout the day and especially before lunch.

  • Campers will be allowed in the restroom in groups of three.

  • Coaches will dispense hand sanitizer at regular intervals throughout the day.

  • Time spent outdoors will be increased.

  • Fans will be used indoors to circulate air. 

  • Camp activities will focus on drills, contests and games where a safe distance can be maintained between children (e.g. Around the World, Lay-up Contest, Hot Shot). 

  • Campers must bring their own water bottle(s) with their name clearly printed on it. Please provide enough water to last through the entire day at camp.

  • In case of rain and extremely hot weather, campers will spend more time indoors. Some parents may choose to keep their child home in case of rain, however no credit of camp tuition will be issued.

This form must be completed the morning of your child's first day of camp. Please print it and bring it with you. All camp employees must also complete this form.