St. Mark's Campus and Camp CREATE Protocols

St. Mark’s is prioritizing the health of your child, all camp assistants, faculty, and staff. It will be a fun and safe summer. St. Mark’s 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.

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.

  • When you are notified your child is sick, he/she MUST be picked up by you or an emergency contact within 30 minutes.

Hand sanitizing dispensers. The majority of classrooms and work spaces have a hand sanitizing dispenser. Participants will sanitize hands going in and coming out of each activity.

Restroom hygiene and sanitation.  Faculty, staff, and assistants will monitor campers’ proper hand-washing hygiene.

Diaper Changing Station. Faculty hands will be washed and dried thoroughly after each diapering or toileting procedure and all surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized.

Lunch safety. Lunch protocols will include distance seating at lunch tables. Food sharing and seat swapping will be strictly prohibited.

Napping. Each child will be given a crib or mat for napping. Cribs/Mats will be sanitized before and after use each day. If you choose to send in a sheet, blanket, or other comfort item for your child to nap with, it will be sent home daily.

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 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/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 must bring their own water bottles from home. 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 St, Mark’s 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 St. Mark’s 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 summer!