To our BeSTEM! Families:

 

The safety of our campers is our first priority - that’s why we want to keep you up to date on changes to the way we work and how we are prioritizing your needs and those of our staff.

 

We hope everyone is staying safe during these challenging times. As things begin to open up, we are monitoring national, state, and local guidelines for how to open safely. Given the social nature of our camps (i.e. teamwork and collaboration), we are challenged by the need to keep campers separated from each other. They come to our camps not only for STEM learning, but also to build new friendships and discover new interests through shared hands-on experiences. We are exploring changes to our operations to provide campers with a fun and immersive experience this summer while also maintaining their safety. Below is our current status for summer 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Updates to Summer 2020 

We will be making a final decision about summer 2020 on June 12. The following updates reflect our most recent changes to ensure the safety of campers and camp staff.

 

  • All camps between June 22 - July 3rd (Week 1 and 2) will be cancelled.

  • The camp schedule and camp hours will be adjusted to reflect current demand and local regulations.


 

If we resume camps, the following changes will be implemented:

  • Our maximum capacity will be 10 campers per camp.

  • Campers must bring their own lunch every day. There will be no ordering food as we have done in the past.

  • Campers that are feeling sick should stay at home.

 

Campers will need to follow good hygiene protocols:

  1. Wearing a mask (provided).

  2. Maintaining distance from other campers when possible.

  3. Spend a significant amount of time outside. 

  4. Stay with the same group for the duration of camp.

  5. Temperature checks before entering the building.

  6. Require campers to wash their hands during breaks and lunch.

 

Staff measures we will be taking to protect campers:

  1. Disinfect the classroom every two hours, including morning before campers arrive and afternoon after campers depart.

  2. Place sanitizing stations throughout the classroom. 

  3. Require staff to wash their hands during breaks and lunch.

  4. Place signage throughout the camp occupied parts of the building to limit wandering and to maintain social distancing from others within the building and at drop off and pick up locations.

  5. Temperature checks at beginning and end of camp for all staff and confidential health surveys.

 

If alerted to a presumptive case of COVID-19, parents will be notified immediately and staff will work with local health departments in accordance with camp protocols and local regulations.

 

These protocols will be updated based on the most current guidelines.


 

Our decision to run camps will be significantly influenced by the availability of school buildings to the public. We understand that the decision to send your child to camp during a pandemic is not an easy decision. As we work within the parameters set by local jurisdictions we will keep you informed about our decision to run camps this summer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at support@bestemcamp.com.

 

Be well and be safe!

Omari Sarjeant, Co-Founder & Camp Director

BeSTEM! Summer Camps, LLC

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