Here are a few things we would like to highlight in order to answer a few questions about our in-person camps this year.
What Covid precautions are being taken this year?
All campers and staff are required to wear masks at all times during camp. We also provide plenty of hand sanitizer so kids can sanitize their hands throughout the day as needed.
Will counselors be vaccinated?
Yes, we will make every effort to ensure that all of our counselors are vaccinated by the time of the camps.
Will the campers be building outdoors at all?
Our in-person camps for 2021 are designed as outdoor/indoor camps. The campers will spend part of their time (weather permitting) in the outdoor courtyard building in their cities. They will come inside from time to time for quick lessons, games, quizzes, and other activities best facilitated indoors. Whether the Kidizens are inside or outside they will absolutely be socially distanced at least 6 feet.
Will camps be capped at a lower capacity than normal?
In order to accommodate the minimum social distancing requirements we have capped all of our camps at 14 kids maximum. The reduced number of camp participants also allows us to give each child their own set of LEGO inventory to build with and each child (or pair of siblings) is given their own socially distanced working area.
Will Kidizens be providing snacks this year during snack time?
We will not be providing any snacks or other foods at camp this year so please make sure your child brings an easy to carry lunch to camp.
Will parents be allowed to enter the facility?
Unfortunately, no. In order to ensure the health and safety of our campers and camp staff, we allow only counselors and camp participants for the week to enter the facility.
What is a 2-week camp and how is it different from a 1-week camp?
During the second week of a 2-week camp, the Young Mayors continue to build the city they started in the previous week. Both older (ages 9 to 12) and younger (ages 6 to 8) campers will take on new age-appropriate challenges that dive into a deeper level of civic understanding than could be covered in a single week.
Please email [email protected] for further information about our online program. Thanks!