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What to Know Before Sending Your Kids to Summer Camps
Blue waters and white sands meant heading up to the SF bay area during the
summers for us as fellow San Franciscans. Of course, SF Bay area summer camps
have long been a staple of both our and our children's sweltering summer vacations,
at least until the pandemic struck.
Now that the lockdown has been lifted and school has halted, summer has arrived—
and so have those SF bay area summer camps.
However, if you're still worried about sending your child on their summer adventure,
we're here to help.
Here are four things to look for before sending your kid onto his
Examine the Infection Rates in Your Area
Some states may not allow camps to be held at all, so the choice may be out of your
hands. If your chosen camp is open this summer, it means they've applied for all of
the necessary permits and are adhering to all of the regulations. When these
conditions are met, such camps can be a low-risk and enjoyable experience for your
Day Camps or Residential Camps?
While sleepovers are fun, summer camps in 2021 will primarily be day camps with a
single group of ten or fewer children. These groups of campers spend the entire day
together, staying at least 6 feet apart and not sharing objects. The importance of
outdoor activities is emphasized. All of the campers are from the same geographical
Speak With Your Child
Smaller groups, keeping a 6-foot distance from other children, frequent handwashing,
and daily temperature checks are all possible changes at summer schools and camps.
For some children, the health and safety procedures that schools and camps must
implement can be scary or difficult. Talk to your child ahead of schedule about the
safety precautions that have been put in place.
Ask Questions To Minimize Your Kid’s Risks
Before you drop your kids off at summer camp, inquire about the camp's sanitization
policy, hand hygiene, group limits, and, m