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Programs & Registration

  Breakout of the house this summer!
The Woodridge Park District’s summer camp will take on a new look this season in order to follow CDC, federal, state, and local government guidelines pertaining to disinfecting, social distancing, and group sizes. Breakout Summer Campers can look forward to themed weeks with arts & crafts, sports play, on-site entertainment, new friendships, memorable experiences, & much more! Due to the CDC guidelines, field trips and visits to Cypress Cove will not take place this summer. The counselor to camper ratio will be 1:9 or less and groups will follow all guidelines required to maintain social distancing throughout the day. Registration for each week will close on the Thursday before the start of that upcoming camp week.
WEEK 1 June 22 - June26
WEEK 2 June 29 - July 2 (No camp July 3)
WEEK 3 July 6 - July 10
WEEK 4 July 13 - July 17
WEEK 5 July 20 - July 24
WEEK 6 July 27 - July 31
WEEK 7 August 3 - August 7

Please contact Katie Reed, Camp Director at kreed@woodridgeparks.org,
630-353-3447 (office) or 630-220-9936 (cell; summer only) with any questions.

The following participation guidelines apply to Woodridge Park District’s Breakout Summer Camp during the 2020 Summer Program Season. The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Phase 4 Day Camps Guidelines, in addition to the information from public health organizations, was used in the development of the guidelines.  Our staff is working diligently to make adaptations to our camps, as well as preparing extensive orientation and training for camp staff.  The guidelines are subject to change as new information becomes available.

Day Camp Staff
• Breakout Summer Camp Staff will be provided instruction/education on CDC, federal, state, and local government policies, guidelines, and prevention strategies regarding COVID-19.
• Breakout Summer Camp Staff will be assigned a designated group of participants.

• All participants must have their parent(s)/guardians(s) listed within ePACT as well as at least two additional emergency contacts. All participants must have one contact (parent/guardian/emergency) that is able to come to camp within 30 minutes in the event of an emergency. 
• Day camp participants, with the support of a parent or guardian, must conduct a self-assessment daily and not attend camp if they are ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
• At the time of drop-off each day, camp staff will ask the parent/guardian if the participant is currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms*.
• If an individual begins to exhibit symptoms during camp, they will be isolated from others before being picked up to leave.
• If a participant has symptoms, they should wait to enter the premises until they have had no fever for at least 72 hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passes since their symptoms first appeared, and after not feverish and feeling well (without fever reducing medication) for at least 72 hours OR 2 negative COVID-19 tests in a row, with testing done at least 24 hours apart.
• Day camp participants will be required to provide their own face coverings. The Woodridge Park District Breakout Summer Camp requires participants to bring a mask from home, daily.
• Personal items brought to camp must be brought in a Woodridge Park District Breakout Summer Camp provided cinch backpack. Participant belongings will have proper separation and will not be shared.
• Handwashing or hand sanitizing will be encouraged often.  Additional hand washing breaks will be implemented between activities whenever possible.
*Per the CDC, symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and new loss of taste or smell.

• Upon arrival at Breakout Summer Camp, cars will be directed through a car drop-off system. Families will remain in their car until further instructions are provided by day camp staff. The same procedure will be utilized at the time of pick-up.

• Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will be required to answer daily screening questions about their child and/or household at the time of drop-off.

Daily Camp Details
• Due to CDC, federal, state, and local guidelines/protocols, field trips and swimming will not occur. However, On-Site Entertainment and activities will be planned throughout the summer.
• Breakout Summer Camp will maintain a counselor to camper ratio or 1:10 or less.
• Groups will be static with no mixing of counselors or participants between groups for the duration of the program. An exception may be made if there is a floater employee per every 2 groups.
• Interaction between groups will be determined based on current CDC, federal, state, and local guidelines.
• Daily camp activities will be structured to encourage small groupings, distance, and frequent activity transitions to keep campers engaged.
• Activities will be set up to allow for 6ft or more distancing between participants. Activities will be set up to allow for 30ft or more distancing between groups of participants.
• Lost and Found will be kept through the end of each week and then disposed of.

• Sanitizer products used for equipment and supplies will meet CDC guidelines.
• Whenever possible, camp supplies will be assigned for individual use each day. Equipment and supplies that must be shared between groups will be sanitized prior to use by the next group.
• Cleaning products will include EPA-approved disinfectants or disinfecting wipes for sanitizing equipment before and after use by participants.

Public Restrooms
• Summer Camp will utilize a 2 in-2 out system, supervised/facilitated by camp staff, when utilizing bathrooms
• Camp staff and participants will be required to wash hands with every restroom visit.
• Indoor public areas and restrooms will be cleaned approximately every two hours while programs are scheduled in the building using EPA-registered disinfectants, particularly on high-touch surfaces such as faucets, toilets, doorknobs, and light switches.
• Supplies for handwashing, including soap and material for drying hands, will be checked and stocked every time the restroom is cleaned.

Adventure Camp and Trek and Travel Camp have been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19.