Due to the conditions of the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Fitton Center for Creative Arts will be making adjustments to summer camps for the safety of your children and our staff this year.
Please review the information on this page completely and fill out the Camp Health & Safety Form to ensure your child’s spot at camp.
In order to provide the best camp experience for everyone, Fitton Center is following the CDC Guidelines and the protocols outlined by The State of Ohio, made in consultation with the City of Hamilton’s Health Department:
We are taking every precaution we can to ensure the safety of campers, families and Fitton Center staff to ensure that everyone is safe, and feels safe at all times, to the very best of our ability.
Fitton Center for Creative Arts encourages parents and campers to begin pre-screening 14 days before camp begins in accordance with the American Camp Association’s Guidelines. Please also ensure no other family members have any symptoms.
Please track the following:
Temperature -Taking and recording the camper’s temperature for 14 days before camp (refer to the individual instructions provided with your thermometer). Below we have provided a chart you may use for your personal records.
Self-screening for the presence of symptoms (fever of 100.4 °F or greater, chills, muscle aches, runny nose, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss to taste or smell, difficulty breathing, and conjunctivitis) within the past two weeks.
No national or international travel for the two weeks prior to camp.
If the family or camper has been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with, tested for, or quarantined as a result of COVID-19, please reschedule your camp.
Fitton Center Process
Camps will be limited to nine (9) students per camp.
There will be one teacher per nine (9) students.
One floater staff member will be available at Fitton Center for additional support.
Each camp will use a designated entrance, classroom, and restroom.
Campers are required to stay within their specific unit for the duration of the camp week.
All documentation must be completed online/electronically the Friday before a child’s camp is scheduled to run. Campers will not be permitted in the building if documentation has not been submitted.
All payment must be made one week in advance of camp. Payment should be made via credit card only. No cash or checks will be accepted.
All campers should arrive 15 minutes early for check in. Late campers will forfeit the day with no refunds.
No one, including parents and siblings, can be in the building during camp time except for campers, and staff.
Each day, after camp, our facility will be cleaned including, but not limited to restrooms, banisters (indoor and outside), and floors vacuumed. High touch areas in the room are the teacher’s responsibilities to be cleaned through the day.
CDC Fever Definition
A fever is a temperature of 100.4 degrees F.
If a camper, or family member has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, then the camper must be symptom free for 14 days before they are able to attend a camp session.
Assumption of Risk
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens, and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting Fitton Center for Creative Arts, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Wear a facial covering that includes covering mouth, nose, and chin.
Wash hands frequently along with using hand sanitizer.
Sanitize hands after working with any individual camper before interacting with the next camper.
Monitor health each day, including taking temperature prior to arrival at work each day.
Beginning of camp:
Meet the campers in the drop off location.
Take temperatures of campers as they arrive.
Clean the thermometer with an alcohol wipe (or isopropyl alcohol on a cotton swab) between each camper.
Provide hand sanitizer to each camper upon arrival.
Escort the campers to designated areas.
During camp (for Camp Instructors):
Make sure campers wash their hands regularly.
Ensure social distancing between campers.
Communicate with staff for any additional needs that may arise throughout the day.
Escort campers to designated pick up locations.
Confirm with photo ID of person responsible for pick up.
Clean high touch areas in their room.
Being healthy- no fever, chills, muscle aches, runny nose, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss to taste or smell, difficulty breathing, or conjunctivitis.
Prior to arrival, make a sign with their name, on at least 8 1/2 x 11, to be placed on their parent’s dashboard for the pick up process.
Bring their own water bottle daily.
Bring their own mask daily.
Wearing a mask is required at all times while in the building.
Maintain appropriate social distance (6 ft.) with fellow campers.
Listen to teachers and Fitton Center for Creative Arts staff.
Wash hands regularly, and when asked by faculty.
Wash hands before leaving camp.
Having Fun and Being Creative!
Ensure their child is healthy each day of camp.
Talk to your child about Fitton Center’s check in/check out procedures including the importance of having their temperature taken.
Provide a mask daily. Masks are required but will not be provided by the Fitton Center.
Provide a water bottle daily. Lunch is not available at Fitton Center.
Explain to child the rules of social distancing (6 ft.)
Explain to child the importance of washing their hands often.
Stay in the car for pickup and drop off.
Wear a mask during pick up and drop off.
Have all forms, and payment submitted to Fitton Center no later than the Friday before a camp is scheduled to begin.
Make sure to place your child’s sign on your dashboard for easy pickup.
Check in/Check Out Protocols
Drop Off Process
Only the camper should leave the vehicle.
Campers will be required to wear a mask at all times.
Parents are asked to wear a mask during drop off.
Campers will be required to have their temperature taken prior to parents leaving the premises.
Campers cannot enter the building until temperature is taken and hand sanitizer applied. They must wait for a staff member to escort them.
Pick Up Process
Pick up camper in the same location that drop off occurred.
Campers will be required to wear a mask upon exiting their classroom until in their vehicle.
Parents are asked to stay in your vehicle.
Parents are asked to wear a mask during pick up.
Make sure to place your child’s sign on your dashboard for easy pickup.
Please have a photo ID available for pick up to confirm identity match with paperwork on file.
Parents know their child best. If you do not feel that your child is well, regardless of a fever, please keep them home.
If a child is sick, they will not be allowed at camp.
If a camper becomes ill during camp they will be sent home.
If a sick camper withdraws from a camp 7 days before it is to begin or earlier, 100% of the tuition will be refunded.
If camper withdraws from a camp less than 7 days before it is to begin, 50% of the tuition will be refunded
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN ONCE A CAMP HAS BEGUN. If a camper becomes sick during the week, they will not be allowed at camp. No refunds or credits will be given.
Social Distance Policy
According to the State of Ohio Director’s Stay Safe Ohio Order, social distancing requires maintaining a six (6) foot social distancing for both employees and members of the public at all times.
Camper Warnings for Repeated Social Distancing Violations
First violation will result in a warning to the camper.
Second violation will result in a warning to the camper’s parents.
Third violation will result in dismissal from the camp (no refunds given.)