Staying Safe At Soccer Camp

On February 25 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that overnight camps will be permitted to open this summer. We recently received a draft of the Massachusetts regulations under which we will be required to operate this summer. Those regulations have yet to be finalized and remain subject to change but their issuance was definitely another positive step. The policies and processes set forth below explain how we currently expect to operate under the regulations. We will continue to update this as we receive additional guidance.  

Here are our current Health & Safety Protocols which we will update as necessary. **Updated April 2, 2021**

Covid-Related Cancellation and Refund Policy

Pre-Arrival and On-Arrival Testing and Symptom Checks

Maintaining Cohorts

Health Monitoring, Cleanliness and Sanitation

Maintaining a “Bubble”

Keeping Indoor Spaces Safe

Covid-Related Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Our Camper Assurance Program safeguards your investment should Covid-related issues arise that prevent you from sending your daughter to camp.
  • The CAP program lets you cancel for ANY reason, including reasons related to Covid. 
  • If you purchase CAP and cancel, your entire investment will be returned either in cash or as credit toward a future camp session for your child or a sibling.
  • For more information on CAP, view the Terms and Conditions of the Camper Application (Section 1b).

Travel to the Academy

  • Preferred mode of transportation to camp is via a family vehicle
  • Campers who travel by air must be escorted to camp by a parent or guardian
  • Face covering required for those traveling by air
  • Arrival will take place in the parking area of the Knox Trail Inn in Otis, which is 1.5 miles from camp. On arrival, all campers will receive a rapid Covid test from the car. Campers who test negative will drive to the Academy, where bags will be unloaded.
  • Campers testing positive for Covid on arrival at camp will not be permitted at camp

Pre-Arrival and Arrival Testing and Symptom Checks

  • 10 day, pre-camp symptom monitoring and submission of pre-camp symptom checklist
  • Prior to arrival, campers and staff must test Negative for COVID-19
  • Negative “Rapid” test upon arrival at camp
  • Cabin Counsellors will be tested between sessions

Maintaining Cohorts

  • Camper and staff cohorts will remain together, socially distanced from others in all activities including soccer
  • Masks will be worn when outside of cohorts

Health Monitoring, Cleanliness & Sanitation

  • Daily temperature and symptom screening of campers and staff
  • Immediate Rapid test for those exhibiting symptoms
  • Ongoing hand washing during the day and at mealtimes
  • Hand sanitizer stations prominent throughout camp

Keeping Indoor Spaces Safe

  • All cabins equipped with air conditioners and medical-grade HEPA air filters
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all cabins, bathrooms, facilities and equipment
  • Addition of large tented areas and expanded outdoor spaces for dining and evening programs
  • Indoor activities reduced to absolute minimum; masks worn by all indoor activity participants

Maintaining a “Bubble”

  • No off-camp Bridge trips
  • Staff will not leave camp except on essential camp business or if they will have no exposure to the public. Staff leaving on essential camp business will strictly observe masking and distancing protocols
  • No visitors

Want to Chat With Us?

Directors Katy Kreiner and Paul Titley work full-time, year-round to plan and prepare for the summer. If you have questions or need help, send us a message and we will be in touch shortly.

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