The Nature League Health & Safety Protocols 2021
Below you will find our most current health procedures for 2021. These procedures are subject to change and we will continue to review and update in accordance with State and City guidelines. All registered families will be notified of any revisions.
Group Size: We will enroll up to 14 children per session. For small group activities, we will split campers into two smaller groups of 7 and will encourage personal space within these groups. This adheres to current standards put in place by the San Francisco Department of Public Health in an effort to minimize co-mingling between children.
Pre-Screening Upon Arrival: Campers will be required to have their temperature taken daily upon arrival, to be documented by instructors. Children showing any symptoms of COVID19 should not be sent to camp under any circumstances, and we reserve the right to turn away campers at drop-off who exhibit any symptoms, which include:
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
*Fever is determined by a thermometer reading 100.4 or higher or by subjective signs such as flushed cheeks, fatigue, extreme fussiness, chills, shivering, sweating, achiness, headache, not eating or drinking
Drop-off Protocol: Parents will remain in the car during pickup and drop-off in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Instructors wearing gloves will open car door, take child’s temperature with a no-contact thermometer, document temperature on sign-in sheet, and let child safely out of the car. For families traveling on foot or bike, we strongly discourage parents from socializing at pick-up and drop-off to limit everyone’s exposure risk.
Face Masks Required: Every camper is required to wear their own face mask for the entirety of camp. We ask that parents pack an extra face mask in case a replacement is needed.
Hand Washing/Hand Sanitizer: Campers will be guided through appropriate hand-washing upon arrival and will sanitize their hands before and after socially-distanced snack time (we will have water and soap provided since we will not be entering any public restrooms). Both instructors will also carry hand sanitizer and wipes at all times to ensure clean hands throughout the day.
Healthy Practices: Campers will be shown best practices for staying healthy (i.e. not touching their faces, coughing and sneezing into elbows, keeping hands to themselves, etc).
Bathroom Policy: In an effort to minimize exposure, we will be practicing "nature bathroom breaks" instead of using public restrooms. Instructors will provide 2 collapsible toilets which will be offered to children if they prefer. These will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before and after each use. We practice "leave no trace" with all bathroom supplies and waste in the park.
Snack/Lunch Policy: Campers are not allowed to share food with one another and are not permitted to touch the personal items of any other camper. Parents are to provide lunch/snack and water each day for their children.
Project Supplies: All supplies for science and art projects will be individualized, so there will be no sharing of materials across campers.
Location: Registered families will be notified of location prior to camp start date.
Pickup Protocol: A teacher will escort and assist each child into the car; parents will remain in the car.
COVID-19 Exposure Protocol: Parents agree to immediately notify Nature League if they become aware that any person with whom they or their child have had contact with has tested positive, or is presumed positive for COVID-19.
If a child develops any symptoms of COVID19 while at camp: Instructors will notify parents immediately and parents will be asked to pick up their child as soon as possible. Child will be assigned to one instructor in a designated waiting area at a safe distance from the other children until they are sent home.
If a child or staff member tests positive for COVID19 while attending camp: Program will immediately close and a remote learning curriculum will be provided until all attendees meet the following criteria provided by the CDC:
14 days since symptoms first appeared AND
24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND
COVID-19 symptoms have improved (for example, cough, shortness of breath)