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8/24 - 12/31
Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Beginning Monday, January 4th
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

(631) 232-3222 ext 201

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COMING SOON!
SUMMER 2021

June 28th, 2021 - August 20th, 2021

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In 2020, summer camp was an experience that changed the world for so many. 

 

We are so happy to continue giving a quality camp experience each summer that provides our children with the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living.

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๐ŸŒž  Is Hidden Pond Day Camp licensed by Department of Health and/or American Camping Association?


๐ŸŒž  Does Hidden Pond Day Camp have a licensed Medical Staff to care for the children?


๐ŸŒž  Does Hidden Pond Day Camp conduct background checks on staff?


๐ŸŒž  How will you be Cleaning/Sanitizing?


๐ŸŒž  How will you be social distancing my child?


๐ŸŒž  How large will my child’s group be?


๐ŸŒž  Will the staff be wearing PPE?


๐ŸŒž  How many sanitizing stations will there be?


๐ŸŒž  How many area’s available for my child to wash hands?


๐ŸŒž  Why is Camp OK but School is not?


๐ŸŒž  Why are the outdoors better than indoor?


๐ŸŒž  What is going to happen on Rainy Days?


๐ŸŒž  Is it safe enough to send campers on trips?


๐ŸŒž  Can the camp keep your child safe? 


๐ŸŒž  Will you be having more Medical professionals on staff now than in the past?


๐ŸŒž  Will campers be required to wear masks?


๐ŸŒž  Will there be additional waivers that parents must sign?


๐ŸŒž  How will Indoor rainy days look?


๐ŸŒž  Are you a special needs camp?


๐ŸŒž  What happens if someone gets COVID-19 at camp?


๐ŸŒž  Will my child still skate?


๐ŸŒž  Will my child be swimming and receive instructional swim?


๐ŸŒž  Where will I drop my son or daughter for arrival at camp on a day that it is not raining?


๐ŸŒž  Where will I pick up my son or daughter from camp on a day that it is not raining?


๐ŸŒž  Where will I drop my son or daughter for arrival at camp on a day that it is raining?


๐ŸŒž  Where will I pick up my son or daughter from camp on a day that it is raining?


๐ŸŒž  What is your ratio for counselors to campers?

 

 

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๐ŸŒž Is Hidden Pond Day Camp licensed by Department of Health and/or American Camping Association?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Yes, Hidden Pond Day Camp is licensed by the DOH and is a certified American Camping Association camp. We also must be in compliance to meet the standards of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


๐ŸŒž Does Hidden Pond Day Camp have a licensed Medical Staff to care for the children?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Yes, we are fortunate enough to have Stony Brook University Hospital Nurses on staff along with certified EMT’s.


๐ŸŒž Does Hidden Pond Day Camp conduct background checks on staff?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Yes. Every year we must conduct a New York State Sex Offender Registry and Criminal Enhanced Nationwide Criminal and U.S. Sex Offender Background check.


๐ŸŒž How will you be Cleaning/Sanitizing?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

We will be cleaning all frequently touched public areas throughout the day, including bathroom facilities. All Athletic and Creative and Performing Arts equipment that are shared will be sanitized and wiped down and ready for the next group to use them. We will be also using electrostatic fogging sanitizing machines.


๐ŸŒž How will you be social distancing my child?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Our campers will be placed in “Pods” of 10 children.  Pod’s will not be social distancing within the group. However, Pod’s will be social distancing from other Pod’s. All lunch tables will be at least 6 feet apart from another group and when traveling. There will be no large gatherings or special events this summer.


๐ŸŒž How large will my child’s group be?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Groups will be no larger than 10 campers and have 2 counselors. If we have a group of 3 or 4 campers, they will have one counselor and a Counselor in Training.


๐ŸŒž Will the staff be wearing PPE?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Yes and no. Currently, all staff are required to wear masks inside and outside. However, that may change for staff only wearing masks inside. Nurses and EMT are required to wear PPE when attending to children.


๐ŸŒž How many sanitizing stations will there be?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Currently have 9 sanitizing stations labeled and spread out throughout the building. We also have sanitizer stations in the restrooms for a total of another 9.


๐ŸŒž How many area’s available for my child to wash hands?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

We have 11 locations and 50 sinks available to our campers and staff. Social Distancing practices will take place when anyone is in the restroom.


๐ŸŒž Why is Camp OK but School is not?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Camp is primarily outdoors, and campers are primarily with their own group/pods throughout the day. They will not be close enough to physically touch other campers that are not in their group throughout the day. They will be kept 6 feet apart from people when stopped at an activity area, arrival, dismissal, buddy check during swim, tying skates, using restrooms, and eating lunch.


๐ŸŒž Why are the outdoors better than indoor?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Outdoor is a much safer way to hold camp because of spacing, air flow and studies that show how ultra-violet light kills the virus. Indoor needs to have good ventilation, doors should remain open, and a fan should push the air through the building.


๐ŸŒž What is going to happen on Rainy Days?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

We are expecting the parents to have some shared responsibility and make the decision that is in the best interest for the family. On rainy days we will be open and using the entire Rinx building inside areas and outside areas covered by tents.  We will also be asking our staff to wear long sleeve shirts while indoors; because we all know camp is a nurturing environment and campers tend to lean on and touch their counselors. Again, the parent or guardian needs to feel comfortable about sending their child to camp on a rainy day as we will be primarily indoors.


๐ŸŒž Is it safe enough to send campers on trips?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

We believe it is not safe enough to send our campers on trips, travel in buses, and be exposed to people who we do not know. Therefore, we are canceling all fields trips and outside entertainment for the 2020 season.


๐ŸŒž Can the camp keep your child safe?   ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

This is a personal decision; you must trust the people who supervise the campers and believe they will be following the proper protocols to ensure the safest environment for your child. We can assure you that when your child is supervised at camp, we are following all safety procedures recommend and that are mandatory from the State. However, this question needs to be answered by you, the parent/guardian based on your comfort level of having your child interacting with other campers and staff members.


๐ŸŒž Will you be having more Medical professionals on staff now than in the past?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Hidden Pond Day Camp has always gone above and beyond regarding the health of our campers and staff. We always had more staff that was and will be required from any State or Local organization.


๐ŸŒž Will campers be required to wear masks?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

We know campers are currently not required to wear masks. However, all staff must wear masks when in close proximity to campers (less than 6 feet, and more than 10 minutes). Campers will not be required to wear masks indoors as well, however, staff will be required to wear masks indoors. This is may or may not change from the state.


๐ŸŒž Will there be additional waivers that parents must sign?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

We will not be requiring additional waivers.


๐ŸŒž How will Indoor rainy days look?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

We will be staying outdoors as much as possible as we usually do. On Rainy Days we will have groups socially distance from other groups as required and directed from the State. We will be having our staff wear gloves and masks, and the campers will be wearing gloves while playing and sharing games and masks if required by regulations we receive from the State.


๐ŸŒž Are you a special needs camp?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

We have been getting calls regarding children with special needs. We are not a special needs camp. If your child does have ADHD, Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism and receives a shadow in a school setting, the school may provide a shadow for camp. However, to answer the question if we are specifically a special needs camp, the answer is no we are not.


๐ŸŒž What happens if someone gets COVID-19 at camp?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

This year if your child has any symptoms that are listed as COVID-19 symptoms, your child will enter a tent located outside the nurse’s office and get screened by our camp nurse. Depending on the evaluation of your child, you may be called by the camp nurse to immediately pick up your child and may be asked to have your child tested for COVID-19.

If a child is diagnosed with COVID-19, that child is removed from camp and quarantined for 14 days. The child cannot attend camp unless they have a doctor’s note releasing them. This incident is immediately reported to the Suffolk County Department of Health. Anyone who was in close contact, (10 minutes or more, and less than 6 feet away, with or without a mask), with the person diagnosed with COIVD-19, will be asked to be quarantined for 14 days and not attend camp.


๐ŸŒž Will my child still skate?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Yes. The ice rink will be divided into sections, one for each group. No group will come within 6 feet of another, and all staff will be wearing a mask.
 

๐ŸŒž Will my child be swimming and receive instructional swim?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Your child will be having swim twice a day. The swim periods will be free swim only. We are not offering instructional swim because of the risk of exposure, due to the lifeguard touching campers from every group during swim lessons. We feel that we have set up the camp the safest way possible, and we do not want to change the circumstances just for instructional swim. We are focused on keeping everyone safe with little or no interaction with other pods.

๐ŸŒž Where will I drop my son or daughter for arrival at camp on a day that it is not raining?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

During arrival you will be directed by our staff to drive to the C, D, E or F-Lot. Our staff will be taking temperatures and you will have to fill out a daily questionnaire or hand them the questionnaire that was emailed to you. For your child to attend camp, they must have a temperature less than 100.4F and symptom free for COVID-19 including not having contact with a person who has COVID-19. Below you will find the parking lots for each Division. If you have more than one child attending camp, please drop off your child to the youngest child’s arrival area and we will make sure he or she gets to their group safely.

C – LOT

This lot is allocated for the freshman division. Grades Kindergarten through 2nd as of September 2020.

 

D – LOT

This lot is designated for the sophomore division. Grades 3rd through 5th as of September 2020.

 

E – LOT

This lot is designated for the junior. Grades 6th through 8th as of September 2020.

 

F- LOT

This lot is designated for the CIT’s. Grades 9th through 10th as of September 2020.

 

๐ŸŒž Where will I pick up my son or daughter from camp on a day that it is not raining?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

During dismissal you will be directed by our staff to drive to the C, D, E or F-Lot.  Please report to the staff at the top of the parking lot and your son or daughter will be brought to you.

C – LOT

This lot is allocated for the freshman division. Grades Kindergarten through 2nd as of September 2020.

 

D – LOT

This lot is designated for the sophomore division. Grades 3rd Grade through 5th as of September 2020.

 

E – LOT

This lot is designated for the junior division. Grades 6th through 8th as of September 2020.

 

F- LOT

This lot is designated for the CIT’s. Grades 9th through 10th as of September 2020.
 

๐ŸŒž Where will I drop my son or daughter for arrival at camp on a day that it is raining?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

During arrival you will be directed by our staff to drive to the front entrance of the Rinx. Our staff will be taking temperatures and you will have to fill out a daily questionnaire or hand them the questionnaire that was emailed to you. For your child to attend camp, they must have a temperature less than 100.4F and symptom free for COVID-19 including not having contact with a person who has COVID-19. When you arrive at the top near the front entrance, we will open your car and escort your child to his or her group.


๐ŸŒž Where will I pick up my son or daughter from camp on a day that it is raining?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Rainy day dismissal is the same as in the past. Please park in the C, D, or E lot and come into the building wearing a mask, and you will be directed where to go to pick up your child. You will be greeted by security in the front where they will be taking your temperature. If you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, you will not be allowed into the building and your child will be brought out to you by one of our staff members.


๐ŸŒž What is your ratio for counselors to campers?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

3 - 4 year old – 1:4                          9 year old – 1:7

5 year old – 1:4                                10 year old – 1:7

6 year old – 1:6                                11 year old – 1:7

7 year old – 1:7                                12-13 year old – 1:7

8 year old – 1:7                                14-15 year old – 1:8

 

 
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