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Camp 2022 Procedures and Protocols

This Page Last Updated: 3/7/22

  1. Please review the information on this page completely and fill out the Camp Health & Safety Form to ensure your child’s spot at camp.

  2. In order to provide the best camp experience for everyone, the Fitton Center is following the procedures outlined below developed in consultation with the City of Hamilton’s Health Department.

Prior to Camp - PRE-SCREENING


  • If a camper, or family member has been exposed to COVID-19, then the camper must be symptom free for 14 days before they are able to attend a camp session.

  • If the camper or family member 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.


  • At this time we will not be requiring campers to wear masks (subject to change pending circumstances.)

  • We fully support anyone who chooses to wear a mask, and will continue to provide free masks to those who request them.


​Fitton Center Process

  • Each camp will use a designated classroom.

  • 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 at least five minutes early for check in. Late campers will forfeit the day with no refunds.

  • 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.

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. 


Camper Responsibilities

  • Prior to arrival, make a sign with camper’s name on a piece of paper at least 8 ½” x 11” to be placed on parent’s dashboard for the drop-off & pick-up process. 

  • Be 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.

  • Listen to teachers and Fitton Center for Creative Arts staff. 

  • Wash hands regularly, and when asked by faculty. 

  • Have fun and be creative

  • Optional: Bring water bottle and snack daily

​​Parent Responsibilities

  • Ensure child is healthy each day of class.

  • Explain to child the importance of washing hands often. 

  • Talk to child about Fitton Center’s procedures outlined on this page.

  • Have all forms, and payment submitted to Fitton Center no later than the Friday before a camp is scheduled to begin. 

  • Place child’s sign on dashboard for easy drop-off & pick-up.

  • Optional: Provide water bottle and snack daily

Check in/Check Out Protocols

Drop Off Process

  • Only the camper needs to exit the vehicle, though parents are welcome to escort their camper to check-in the first day.

  • Campers will wait with their group (and Fitton staff) for the start of camp.


Pick Up Process

  • Parents will pick up their camper in the same location that drop off occurred.*

  • Parents are asked to stay in their vehicle.*

  • Parents should place their child’s sign on the dashboard for easy pickup. 

  • Please have a photo ID available for pick up to confirm identity match with paperwork on file. 

*With the exception of the final Friday celebration, where parents are encouraged to come in and see what their camper has created. Sign-out procedures will be completed at the end of the celebration.


Sick Protocol

  • 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.


If you have any questions or concerns:

Kate Rowekamp, Director of Education & Outreach


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