Munnerlyn Campus COVID Camp Safety

Episcopal is prioritizing the health of your child, all camp assistants, faculty, and staff. It will be a fun and safe Episcopal summer. Episcopal is preparing proactive measures for our summer program participants, guided by the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and by the City of Jacksonville’s additional protocols for Phase 2 once they are announced.

Our summer program protocols for the Munnerlyn Campus are as follows:

Registered nurse. A registered nurse will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to support camp staff.

Daily temperature screening. Upon arrival each morning, we will conduct temperature screenings.

  • Camp staff will take and record the temperature of each participant (camper or student), faculty, staff and assistant.
  • A normal temperature will constitute “check in” and only then will the arriving participant join their camp group.
  • Participants with temperatures equal to or higher than 100.3 will be returned to their parent or be quarantined immediately until the parent is back on campus. Please do not send your child to camp if he or she is not feeling well. Campers must be fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication.

Hand sanitizing stations. These stations will be strategically placed outside of our camp activity locations (gyms, Buck Student Center, etc). Participants will sanitize hands going in and coming out of each activity.

Restroom hygiene and sanitation. Each camp and class will have its individually designated restroom on campus to minimize cross-camp interactions. At each restroom break:

  • Faculty, staff and assistants will monitor campers’ proper hand-washing hygiene at each restroom break. No camper will be in a restroom unsupervised.
  • Restroom breaks (morning, early afternoon, late afternoon) will be on a schedule after which adult staff will enter the restroom and sanitize all surfaces.

Lunch safety. Lunch will have several protocols:

  • Staggered lunch arrivals for each camp
  • Professionally prepared bag lunches distributed directly to campers
  • Distance seating at lunch tables (four participants to an eight-adult person table)
  • Food sharing and seat swapping strictly prohibited

Small groups. Students and campers will be assigned to a counselor or teacher in a small group in a given week of camp/class. City of Jacksonville guidelines for social distancing in Phase 2 will be maintained.

Contact activities and equipment or supply sharing. Camp staff will work to limit physical contact among campers as much as possible and will engage in sanitary practices for shared equipment and supplies.

Masks/gloves. Optional, except for food service personnel. Summer program teachers, students and campers, and camp directors/instructors may wear masks and/or gloves, but they are not required. An exception to this is anyone involved in food preparation.

Water bottles. Campers and students should bring their own water bottles from home, labeled with the child’s name. Water bottle filling stations will be available for filling/refilling water bottles only.

Waivers. Parents will complete a waiver which indicates that parents understand the protocols Episcopal is adopting for summer programs and agree to hold the school harmless in the event that their child becomes ill during camp. Parents may not stay on campus to observe camp after dropping off their child.

Refunds. If Episcopal cancels a camp or class for any reason, all fees will be refunded. Parents who cancel their child’s registration in a camp or class less than 24-hours prior to the start of that camp or class will still be able to get a refund minus a $30 cancellation fee. Cancellations should be submitted in writing via email ([email protected]).

We will be updating these protocols with new information as it becomes available from local and national health organizations. We are excited to work with your children and look forward to a healthy and fun Episcopal summer!