Health and Safety
COVID-19 Protocol Information:
Thank you for considering DC Summer Programs for your child! We are dedicated to providing the safest possible environment for our campers, their families and staff members. By the grace of God and the diligence of all involved, we were blessed with no incidences of COVID-19 positive cases or exposures during the 2020 summer camp season. With the knowledge we have gained from last summer and experience from the current school year, we are confident that we will be able to offer summer camp in 2021 despite the challenges we may face. Throughout the spring we will be continually evaluating guidelines and mandates produced by federal and state agencies in addition to the American Camping Association. We also have access to the latest research and collaborative planning opportunities through the Christian Camp and Conference Association. We are committed to providing a comprehesive health and safety plan for summer 2021 before April 1 of this year, recognizing that it will be a fluid document based on a measured approach to the most current information available to us. Our dedicated pandemic safety officer at Delaware County Christian School will head up the recruitment and training of our nursing staff to ensure they are fully equip with all the knowledge needed to provide health services during these unprecedented times. Two main documents used to guide camp operation last summer are available for your review via the links below. Please keep in mind that there will be changes made the forthcoming plan for summer 2021. If you have any questions regarding our health and safety protocols please do not hesitate to contact us. We are prepared to provide you with all the information you need to make the most informed decision you can for your child this summer!
The staff of DC Summer Programs is fully committed to the health and safety of your child both physically and emotionally during their time with us. We employ a registered nurse to be on camp at all times throughout the summer. This person manages all camper health forms and allergy concerns, relaying necessary information to other staff members and monitoring campers closely throughout each day. Our camp nurse is not tied to a specific schedule during the camp day to ensure availability to handle any situation that may arise in a timely manner.
As an important part of training, all staff members are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to help campers have a fun and safe summer, including how to care for campers who need special attention for a variety of reasons.
This year at camp we will need to implement a new sunscreen policy due to a new law passed in the state of Pennsylvania regarding the application of sun screen in a school setting. Although you are attending summer camp, since it is run by the school, the requirements of Pennsylvania School Code, Section 1414.10 still apply. This code requires that parents sign a self application waiver in order for their child to carry and apply their own sunscreen at camp. These waivers will be available at the nurses table at registration on Monday morning for you to fill out so please be sure to walk your child in for their first day of camp. We will make these waivers available electronically as soon as possible. Sunscreen can be on any SPF rating, but must be FDA approved (you should not have an issue with common brands) and must be non-aerosol.