While 2020 may have been a year we never want to see again, 2021 is just the opposite. Classroom Antics is open for business and back offering in-person summer camps across Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Detroit. And we are continuing our new online virtual STEAM camps for everyone across the country.
Classroom Antics in-person summer camps will feel a little different this summer. Inside each classroom will be masks and social distancing. And our check-in and check-out procedures will be outdoors. We are following the best COVID safety policies that have proven over the past school year that classrooms are safer than being out in public.
We are a science camp, and we will continue to use science in our decisions towards the safety of our campers and staff.
Safety Plans for Camp Due to COVID
- All staff and students must wear masks. Exemptions may be made for those with proper vaccinations at least 14 days before camp starts. Documentation required at least 7 days before camp.
- Maximum of 12 students allowed per camp.
- For social distancing, we will limit the number of campers per table.
- Sanitizer stations are available in every classroom, and staff and students must sanitize hands every time they enter the classroom.
- Equipment sanitized twice (2x) per day, once before our morning camp and again before our afternoon camp.
- Temperature checks performed on all students and staff and must be below 100.4 to enter camp each day.
- No parents in the classroom; to limit exposure, we will only be allowing teachers and students in the classroom.
- Sign-in procedures will be contactless this year. Our teachers will be using an app to check-in all students each day.
- No shared food and social distance during lunch for full-day campers.
- Students and staff sent home to quarantine for 11 consecutive days if they have 1 “more common symptom” or 2+ “less common symptoms.” See the section below on COVID Symptoms for an explanation of these terms.
- Students and teachers living with anyone who exhibits 1 “more common symptom” or 2+ “less common symptoms” must also quarantine for 11 consecutive days.
We are following the lead of school districts and health departments on how to determine if an individual may have COVID-19. To be at-risk, a person must have one (1) of the “more common symptoms” AND two (2) of the “less common symptoms”.
- More common symptoms: fever 100.4+, new or worsening cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell
- Less common symptoms: sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, excessive fatigue, severe headache, nasal congestion, or runny nose