What are some of the changes we can expect at camp this summer and what is CGI doing to mitigate the risks?
We pledge to operate camp using our guiding principle of providing a fun summer experience in a safe environment. We expect to operate as we did last year, in cohorts. Frequent handwashing, separate equipment, social distancing between groups, and certain program modifications will be implemented at camp. 

What happens if camp is canceled due to Covid-19? 
Although we hope to run camp and are planning towards that goal, we know that we must plan for any eventuality.  If camp is not able to run due to Covid, ALL camp fees will be refunded less $75/family. 

Can I cancel my reservations?
We respect your decision to do what you feel is best for your family. We understand that you may decide not to have your child join camp this summer, even if you have already registered. We have set a deadline of June 1 for anyone who has registered to let us know (in writing, via email) if they choose not to keep their spot. We will refund anyone who cancels their registration by that date, less the $250 deposit per family. After June 1, we cannot offer refunds of any kind for not attending camp. While we have always been flexible in our registration and cancellation policies, due to the extensive planning and organizing that it will take to service the children safely in this new camp model, we are forced to set a deadline for cancellation refunds. 

Where will camp be held this summer?
The current plan is for camp to be held at Barnard Magnet School in New Haven.  

How will drop-off and pick-up work?
Drop-off will begin at 8:55 am. There will be a health screener each morning as cars pull into the lot. Once the campers have been cleared to enter camp, they will be escorted to their groups by a staff member.  A reverse process will take place for pick-up: campers will be escorted to their cars by staff members.

What happens if my child gets sick at camp?
If your child becomes ill while at camp, we have an isolation protocol. They will be cared for by our staff in isolation until you come to pick them up. In instances of illness, parents will be required to pick up their child within one hour of being notified of their illness. In case of fever or other Covid symptoms, campers will not be able to return to camp unless they have a doctor's note. Please understand that there are no refunds for missed days for any reason.

What happens if someone in my child's group is diagnosed with Covid-19?
As per state guidelines, in the event, G‑d forbid, that a camper or staff member tests positive for Covid-19, that group (only) will need to shut down for several days (# of days is subject to change by summertime) and the members of that group will not be able to attend camp until the waiting period is over. Should that happen to your child's group, we will be able to offer a refund of 70% for missed days (for all members of the group forced to quarantine due to exposure at camp) due to a Covid-19 shutdown.  

What is your mask policy? 
Pursuant to the latest guidance: When indoors, except while eating, drinking, sleeping, or resting, campers and staff will wear masks.  Campers and staff will not be required to wear masks outdoors.  

What are your plans to clean and sanitize camp?
All camp equipment will be sanitized and disinfected between use by each group and with great frequency each day. 

How will you be cleaning these areas and supplies?
These will be disinfected with a product on the approved list of COVID 19 disinfectants.
What are your handwashing protocols?
Regular handwashing by staff and children with soap and water for at least 20 seconds will be done:

  • Upon arrival each morning
  • Before and after eating
  • After sneezing, coughing, or nose blowing
  • After using the rest room
  • Before handling food
  • After using any shared equipment 

If, for any reason, soap and water are not readily available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers will be used. Use of hand sanitizers will always be supervised by adults.

Have more questions? Feel free to reach out at [email protected]