Safer Together - Day Camp Waiver
You will be asked to sign a copy before submitting your registration.
Before sending your child to the Park Slope Day Camp, we want to make sure you understand that in light of the current medical, legal and economic conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and recognizing that these conditions are subject to abrupt change at any time, you are sending your child to camp under the following conditions.
1. While we wish that we could control every possible risk, and while we will use our best efforts to keep your child safe from the COVID-19 virus, we want to make clear that we cannot promise or guarantee that this or any other pathogen will not enter camp, and that by the very nature of the personal interaction that takes place in the camp environment, there is always a risk of your child becoming ill with this or any other communicable disease. We want you to be fully aware of this risk in making the decision to send your child to camp this summer, and that you are willing to assume and accept it on your child's behalf.
2. Our efforts to keep your child safe include minimizing contact with anyone outside of the camp community. To that end, we will not be scheduling any in-person family events or allowing any in-person family visitation during the summer.
3. We believe in our ability to open camp this summer in a manner that meets our camp's as well as New York State's safety standards. To date, New York City has not released regulations or requirements of its own, but that is not to say that they will not. Notwithstanding any information or program description that we have provided, we reserve the right to make changes to our program, policies, and/or procedures, in order to comply with the regulations of government entities or that we deem to be in the best interest of our camp community and the community at large.
4. If there is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 at camp, we will be in direct communication with both the NYS and NYC Departments of Health and follow their guidance for how to proceed. If someone presents with possible COVID-19 symptoms while at camp, they will be directed to a quarantine area where they will stay with a staff member while awaiting transport home. All facilities that the individual camper was in contact with will be vacated, deep cleaned, and disinfected per CDC guidelines.
5. Should a camper be told that they cannot return to camp as a result of COVID-19 as instructed by either NYS or NYC Department of Health, Park Slope Day Camp will issue a credit for future use ONLY for the days that they have been instructed to not be in attendance. This is the only circumstance under which credits will be provided.
6. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has noted that children with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart conditions, and breathing issues face a much greater risk of complications from COVID-19. While the decision to enroll your child is yours, you must understand the heightened risk you are assuming by sending a child with underlying medical conditions to camp.
7. Because we want to do everything to keep camp operating in a safe manner, if your child is exhibiting symptoms, including but not limited to an elevated fever or persistent cough, you will be required to make immediate arrangements to pick up your child. We understand the hardship this could present and urge you to make appropriate back-up plans, as unacceptable delays in pick-up may result in our withdrawing your child from camp.
8. In order to minimize the risk, during the camp season and for two weeks thereafter you will use your best efforts to minimize any contact between your child and anyone considered medically vulnerable under CDC guidelines.
9. If your child has been in contact with anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of or who has COVID-19, you must contact us immediately.
10. In the event we deem it necessary to cancel camp, for any reason, prior to July 6 or a subsequently announced opening date, you will have the choice of a refund (total amount paid LESS the $95 registration fee and a 5% administrative fee) or an enhanced credit for next summer (total amount paid PLUS 7% of total amount paid less the $95 registration fee.)
11. As in any year, much of the cost to prepare and operate a camp is incurred prior to the camp season and there are many other costs that we will incur, including full payment to our staff and obligations under our lease with the Diocese of Brooklyn, even if we are forced to close. For these reasons, if camp closes before the scheduled last day, whether by government order or by a decision of the directors that doing so is in the best interests of campers and staff, we cannot guarantee refunds and any that may be issued will be for amounts that are substantially less than the pro-rated cost of camp days missed.
Please do not enroll your child in camp if you are not willing to take this financial risk.