Our top priority is to keep campers and their families safe, while encouraging an engaging art experience for youth in our community. In preparation for camp this year, we have maintained policies and procedures that will help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The plan outlined below is in alignment with current official health and government recommendations and may change based on those recommendations at any time.
How will we keep campers safe?
Masks may be required. Following updated guidance by the CDC, a designation about whether Summer Art Camp will require masks will happen on May 23, 2022 for Camp Weeks 1, 2 and 3 and again June 27, 2022 for Camp Weeks 4, 5, 6 and Teen Camp. If COVID-19 Community Levels are HIGH, masks will be required and remain so for the Camp Weeks indicated. If COVID-19 Community Levels are LOW or MEDIUM, masks will not be required. However, if conditions change quickly, The Dairy Barn reserves the right to implement a mask requirement at any time without prior notice, as deemed necessary. If the designation issued has not required masks, Campers and Staff are still welcome and encouraged to wear them, if it’s their preference.
Outdoor activities, social distance and increased ventilation will be emphasized again this year.
We are offering full days of camp only to help keep camper groups small.
Parents/Guardians will be asked at check-in if their children have had any symptoms of illness, and children who are sick will be asked to stay home for an amount of time recommended by the CDC.
What should parents do in preparation for camp?
Plan on sending hand sanitizer and multiple well-fitting masks with your camper, if masks are required. (See the designation information above.) The Dairy Barn will have extra masks and hand sanitizer on-site, but sending some with your camper will encourage consistent usage.
Because situations with COVID-19 continue to change, have an honest conversation about your child’s ability to follow COVID safety procedures such as mask wearing, hand washing, and social distancing. If your child struggles to follow these procedures consistently and carefully, this may not be the best year to send your child to camp.
Plan on symptom monitoring. No risks should be taken when it comes to symptoms. If a child is not feeling well, they will be asked to stay at home. COVID symptoms may vary in both severity and presentation, so it is important to err on the side of caution.
What happens if a camper becomes sick?
The Dairy Barn will not be able to give refunds or vouchers for other programs for missed days due to illness or quarantine requirements. Only if a Summer Art Camp or Teen Camp registration is canceled prior to the registration deadline for that week, may a refund be issued.
In the event of a positive COVID-19 case amongst campers or staff, The Dairy Barn will consult promptly with the Athens City-County Health Department in regards to individual contact tracing.