Summer Camp Health & Safety

In an effort to keep all of our campers, camp families, and staff safe we are monitoring local and national COVID-19 protocols. As this guidance evolves we may make changes to our safety protocols throughout the spring. Any updates will be given here. Our current protocols are as follows:

What we ask from our campers and families:

  • All campers will be required to wear a face mask at all times. Masks may only be taken off while actively eating or drinking.
  • All face masks (whether disposable or reusable) must:
    • Be made with at least two layers of breathable material                                                            
    • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
    • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
    • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the camper to remain hands-free
  • Upon arrival all campers must submit to a mandatory temperature check. Campers with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be permitted to enter campus.
  • Camper check in will take place outdoors near the Box Office entrance off of Coronado Road. Parents/guardians may remain in their vehicle and campers will be escorted to their classrooms by staff. Parents are also welcome to park and walk to the check in table but social distancing between parties is recommended.
  • Camper check out will also take place outdoors but will be split between two locations (the check in location by the Box Office off of Coronado Road (ages 7-9 and 10-12) and the loading dock off Alvarado Road (ages 4-6, 13-17, and Master Classes). If a camper is self check out, the camper will sign themselves out and staff will monitor as they walk to their respective pick up vehicle. For campers who are not self check out, parents/guardians should park and walk to the check-out tables. Once a student has been signed out, they are welcome to leave campus with their approved parent/guardian.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in each classroom. Campers should also wash hands for a minimum of 20 seconds in the restroom.
  • If any camper is feeling sick we require that child stay home.

Symptoms of COVID-19 infection include headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, diarrhea, congestion or running nose, and/or a temperature of 100.4 or higher.

How our staff are keeping campers safe: 

  • All staff will take a temperature check upon beginning work each day and will not be permitted to work if their temperature is 100.4 or higher.
  • All staff are fully vaccinated and up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines.
  • All staff will be required to wear a mask while on duty, and will strive to maintain social distancing between campers and coworkers during the camp day.
  • Each group of students will limit travel to different classrooms and will “bubble” as a group throughout the day to limit contact between campers in different classes.
  • High contact surfaces will be regularly disinfected with an EPA or NEA regulated disinfectant.
  • Our Friday performances will be performed live in masks and masks will be mandated for audience members.

We will continue to monitor local and national guidance from authorities to update these Health and Safety Protocols as needed.

Positive COVID-19 Case Protocol

As national guidance evolves for positive COVID-19 protocols, these protocols may also evolve. Our current plan is as follows:

  • If a camper is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or receives a positive test result for the virus, they will not be allowed to attend camp and must confidentially report this information to The Phoenix Theatre Company so that we may take effective safety precautions. This may be confidentially reported to the Camp Director, Michelle Chin. 
  • If a camper tests positive, all individuals will be informed that the class has experienced a positive COVID test and the class is being stopped for the recommended 5 day window. 
  • Any campers in a class that has experienced a positive case cannot return to our campus until after the 5 day window has passed and it is recommend they quarantine from others.  
  • Campers will be welcome to return and take future classes after 5 days have passed, they have experienced no fever for a 24-hour period without the use of fever-reducing medications, and they are no longer experiencing other symptoms of COVID-19.  
  • The Phoenix Theatre Company will work with you to reschedule campers into future classes after the quarantine timeframe has lapsed. If rescheduling is not possible, a refund for the unattended class will be offered.