Dear Oak Tree Family,
We hope your family is doing well. You've been so patient with us as we carefully and thoughtfully plan for summer 2021. We can not thank you enough.
Oak Tree Camps has been successfully providing a summer of safe, age-appropriate, and memorable experiences for children for nearly 10 years. We have been pleased to be able to serve you all. In 2020 life came grinding to a halt for most, if not all of us. We are grateful to those of you who are returning. We have every intention of continuing to care for your children with the same concern, interest, and energy as we prepare for summer 2021.
The success of our program is based, in part, on:
· High standards of care for your children
· High expectations and training of our staff and counselors
· Preparedness and implementation of strict Covid protocols
· Boundaries clearly defined for campers and staff
Oak Tree is a family. The well-being of your children, both physically as well as emotionally, continues to be our number one priority.
Over the past few months we have been working to secure a safe location for summer 2021 and we are happy to inform you that we will be having camp at Stone Mountain Park from June 1st- July 30th daily from 8am - 5:30pm (before and aftercare available)
In the coming days, we will be outlining our summer camp reopening plan and addressing all your questions and concerns.
To begin, we’ll highlight the following in this email:
· Location updates
· Camp Covid Protocols
· Upcoming dates to remember
SUMMER CAMP AT STONE MOUNTAIN PARK
It's been shown that the risk of spread is greatly reduced in an outdoor setting. We will be 100% outdoors with the shelter of the Sports Pavilion at Stone Mountain.
Campers will be able to enjoy a wide array of activities throughout the day, rain or shine.
OAK TREE CAMP COVID PLANS & PROTOCOLS
We plan to adhere to the strict guidelines provided by the CDC and ACA. Including but not limited to:
Parents will remain in vehicles during drop off and pick up
Pre-check in will be done digitally
Campers will sanitize hands prior, during and after camp.
Daily temperature check upon arrival. Campers with a fever at or above 100.4 or exhibiting any symptoms, will not be able to attend camp.
Daily health check from parents prior to drop-off.
Sanitizing equipment and materials as scheduled throughout the day
Pod groups of 10 or less. Pods should consist of the same group of individuals for the entire period of pod activity. Campers should be pre-assigned to a group and their camp staff to a pod grouping. The pod assignment will not change from day-to-day.
Staff and campers will wear masks when appropriate and as directed by County/CDC.
Regular staff covid testing
Parents are asked to supply their child with their own masks/face coverings; however, if a mask/face covering is needed, the camp will provide a mask/face covering as appropriate
All campers and staff should practice distancing whenever possible and avoid prolonged close contact
Campers and staff must also monitor their health daily. This includes monitoring temperature, watching for COVID – 19 symptoms, and following CDC and Department of Health recommendations if symptoms develop to stay home
Campers and staff should stay home when sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19. Our camp as a contingency plan for any staff call outs
Staff will be provided with cleaning supplies to clean their workspaces and activity areas after their use
High-touch areas are the priority and must be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis. These high touch areas include areas such as doors, door handles, tables, play equipment, etc.
Limit the number of individuals allowed in a restroom at one time based on the number of stalls or urinals. Hand washing required
Staff should limit any activities where multiple groups interact
There will be no use of communal supplies. Campers will have individual supplies for things such as arts and crafts.
Hand washing will be required before and after using all equipment and visiting playgrounds.
Hand washing required before and after eating.
Staff should stagger playground use rather than allowing multiple groups to play together to the extent possible
Contact tracing in collaboration with DeKalb Board of Health. Implementing our parent communication plan for any communicable diseases.
Regularly observing and implementing this plan to adjust health and safety needs.
Registration for camp will open Friday, March 5th at 10pm following our Oak Tree Family Virtual Town Hall.
If you decided to transfer your registration from 2020 to 2021 you are locked in for those dates at the 2020 rate.
If you would like to make changes to the dates of registration, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates you are moving to.
If you would like additional weeks it will be for the regular rate for summer 2021.
Camp is $350 per week. We are still offering multi-week and multi-sibling discounts.
At this time we are not offering any other discounts this summer. Last year was one for the books and we had to take a hard look at our books. We thank you for understanding.
There still ways to save using the referral program. You save $25 and so will your friend!
Upcoming dates to remember
Emory Camp Expo March 4, 2021 for Emory Employees only - See Emory Worklife for details
Oak Tree Family Virtual Town Hall - Friday, March 5, 7pm
SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS TO BE ADDRESSED DURING TOWN HALL.
Registration Opens - Friday, March 5, 10pm
We're excited to welcome our campers back this summer. We will be sending out additional information in the days leading up to registration but it was important not to keep you waiting any longer. We thank you all so much for your patience.
Oak Tree Team