As I write this today, April 28th at 2:48pm, Day Camp is a GO at CtK from July 6-9. Rainbow trail released a statement for the overnight camps at RTLC, but we don’t have anything yet for what their counselors’ protocols will be during Day Camp. That said, we will be following SJBH’s safety guidelines, and the counselors will be, too, so whatever RTLC wants them to do will be in conjunction with meeting our standards as well. It’s difficult to know what those guidelines will be, so we’re planning Day Camp with the guidelines that will come into effect on May 8th. Therefore, camp will look different this year. Our plan is to have 2 daily sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each Rainbow Trail counselor will have up to 5 campers (and one Jr Counselor) in their group each session. Each group will have their own section of the church with their own entrance and exit so they don’t need to go through other groups to get anywhere. Snacks will be pre-packaged/self-contained. Arts and Crafts will come to each group instead of all the groups coming to one Arts and Crafts area. Everyone will have daily temperature checks. Morning campers will go home at lunch time. Areas will be disinfected before the afternoon campers arrive and again when they leave. No one but campers and Day Camp staff will be allowed to enter the building from Monday July 6 – Thursday July 9th. Parents will drop off and collect their children from the parking lot in a staggered fashion.
All this feels so… awful. So burdensome. But we do not want to take this opportunity away from our campers and we certainly don’t want to get anyone sick. Maybe by July we can relax some of this. Maybe we can’t. Either way, CtK will need your help with Snack and Arts and Crafts donations – info on that to follow. Additionally – I don’t know if any of you would be willing to house the counselors for the week. If not – which is entirely ok – we’ll need monetary donations for 2 hotel rooms.
Thank you so much for your continued support in bringing Day Camp to the very world-weary children of Durango.