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Here is a list of commonly asked questions about changes to Camp Discovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you do not find the answer you’re looking for, feel free to contact Kevin Perez, Camp Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-398-5901.
Per current CDC guidance and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s mandate, face coverings are REQUIRED for all campers, regardless of vaccination status. In the event your camper forgets their face mask, we will supply one.
Our staff will do their best to create situations where campers can be physically separate; however, many of our campers are young and developmentally incapable of impulse control and we cannot guarantee campers always remain 6 or more feet apart.
At this time, we will not be performing daily health screenings. We ask that if anyone in your household is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or has tested positive for COVID-19, please stay home.
Yes, The Discovery will be open to the public during camps.
Snacks and lunches will no longer be provided. Any edible activities have been removed or have been altered to provide the best and safest experience. Drinking fountains throughout the museum have been turned off, however we have the ability to fill water bottles for campers if needed.
• All camp families are asked to provide 2 snacks, a lunch, and a water bottle for camp participants.
Yes, we will continue to go Plumas Park for lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:45am to 1:00pm. Bus transportation to and from the park is provided.
Camp rooms will be sanitized after every activity and before and after lunch. We will be using EPA-recommended cleaning materials and ensuring there is adequate wait time for the spray to effectively sanitize the objects, tables, etc. being cleaned. Each camp, and only that camp, will have a designated space in the museum to explore. At the end of the camp day, each museum exhibition hall will be cleaned and sanitized.
Camp Discovery is returning to its normal pick-up and drop-off procedure. More information can be found in our Camp Discovery FAQ.
You will be immediately notified if your child shows any signs of illness. Campers will be asked to stay home for a minimum of 72 hours and only allowed to return to camp if they are symptom-free without the use of medication.
Campers will be asked to wash their hands before and after snack and lunch. We will also have hand sanitizer available throughout the building and in the classroom spaces. Campers will be encouraged to wash their hands as the instructors see fit.
Camp Discovery staff will communicate any major changes to the program. We anticipate using email and phone communication to help families stay informed of any changes.
We recommend checking with your primary care provider. They are in the best position to make a professional judgement based upon an individual’s health status and their suitability for the camp environment at this time.
We are asking all families to communicate quickly in the event of a possible exposure to COVID-19. Do not bring your camper to camp if they are exhibiting any signs of illness. Follow the guidelines of the CDC and the Nevada Department of Health regarding hygiene and social distancing and stay connected to new information as we all learn more COVID-19.