Re-opening of Valley Youth Day Camp

Douglas County Recreation Announces Re-Opening of Valley Youth Day Camp
Posted on 06/09/2020
Douglas County Recreation Announces Re-Opening of Valley Youth Day CampMinden, NV.-In response to Governor Sisolak’s announcement of our entering Phase 2 of COVID-19 Recovery, Douglas County Community Services Department is pleased to announce the reopening of child care programming known as the “DC Day Camp” effective June 9, 2020.

New procedures will be implemented as outlined below based on Directive 21 – Roadmap to Recovery for Nevada for Phase 2. This applies to the valley location at and around the Carson Valley Community Center now, with a date for Kahle Community Center programming at the lake to be announced shortly.

Safety Guidelines for entering the Community Center building include:
• Do not congregate in the parking lot. Avoid groups and maintain a minimum of six-foot social distancing.
• If you are sick or suffer from high risk health conditions, please stay home.
• Water fountains are not in operation at this time so please send a refillable water bottle. Refreshments can also be purchased from the concession stand.
• Self-check temperature stations are at each entrance for use by parents and participants. Anyone having a temperature reading of 100 or above will be asked to return at another time.
• Social distancing reminders are posted on the floors.
• Staff will wear masks whenever in the building and serving customers. Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear facial coverings as well.

Program Description
• DC Day Camp will operate from 7:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday.
• Enrollment cost is $125 per child per week unless otherwise stated.
• Enrollment is due the Wednesday prior to the week of camp to allow for scheduling.
• Current DCPR Youth Activity Registration Packet must be on file prior to enrollment.
• Participants are requested to bring a lunch, water bottle, sunscreen and hat in a single backpack or bag that can be closed completely with a zipper, snap, latch or tie each day.
• All items from home, including backpack, should be labeled with participants first and last name.
• Participants are asked to leave personal items such as electronic devices, toys, etc. at home.
• Snack will be provided for each child each afternoon. In cases of allergy or nutritional concern, participants may bring snacks.
• All Recreation Division Youth Program policies and expectations such as Code of Conduct, Late Pick Up, Disciplinary Actions, etc. apply as delineated in the Registration Packet.

DC Day Camp Program Considerations
• Spaces are limited based on staff availability and filled in a first-come-first-served order.
• Registration will be by the week to limit exposure to others and allow for planning.
• Groups of children will remain with the same staff for the day. Siblings will be placed in the same groups.
• If parents wish their children to wear masks, staff will oblige those wishes.
• Participants will put their belongings in a specified area (or cubby, when available) for the day and are asked to minimize the amount of belongings they bring into the center.
• Participants will be asked to wash their hands upon arrival and frequently throughout the day.
• Hand sanitizer will be available for use between hand washing or when soap and water are not available.
• Participants will be subject to temperature checks twice a day, upon arrival and again after lunch as well as more often if needed.
• Social distancing will be enforced by arrangement of furniture and activities in the areas provided. Staff will monitor and direct participants to maintain social distancing.
• Participants will be provided with a “personal” kit of supplies for the week, which may include markers, glue, scissors, etc. Items will be sanitized at the end of the week before being assigned to a participant the following week.
• Areas and supplies/equipment that are used by multiple participants will be sanitized between uses.
• Outside activities will allow for removal of masks when social distance can be observed.

We look forward to having Douglas County’s youth back in our camp for the summer. For more information, or to register for DC Day Camp, please call 775-782-5500 ext. 1 or 775-586-7271 for Kahle Community Center camp.

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