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The Rinx Hockey School
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Dear Parents and Hockey Players:

As you all know, summer is quickly approaching, and like you, here at The Rinx Summer Hockey School, we are all anticipating an exciting summer.  

To insure a safe and happy daily experience for your children, please follow the procedures that have beene

๐Ÿ’  Is The Rinx Hockey School licensed by Department of Health and/or American Camping Association?


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


๐Ÿ’  Does Hidden Pond Day Camp conduct background checks on staff?


๐Ÿ’  How will you be Cleaning/Sanitizing?


๐Ÿ’  How will you be social distancing my child?


๐Ÿ’  How large will my child’s group be?


๐Ÿ’  Will the staff be wearing PPE?


๐Ÿ’  How many sanitizing stations will there be?


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


๐Ÿ’  Why is Camp OK but School is not?


๐Ÿ’  Why are the outdoors better than indoor?


๐Ÿ’  What is going to happen on Rainy Days?


๐Ÿ’  Can the camp keep your child safe? 


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


๐Ÿ’  Will campers be required to wear masks?


๐Ÿ’  Will there be additional waivers that parents must sign?


๐Ÿ’  What happens if someone gets COVID-19 at camp?

 


๐Ÿ’  Where will I drop and pick up my son or daughter for hockey camp (rain or shine)?


๐Ÿ’  What time does camp start and end?


๐Ÿ’  Will you have AM and PM extended care?


๐Ÿ’  Will my camper be able to set up a hockey bank as in years past?

 

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๐Ÿ’ Are we 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).  The Rinx Hockey School falls under the same rules and regulations as Hidden Pond Day Camp.


๐Ÿ’ 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.


๐Ÿ’ 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.


๐Ÿ’ 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.


๐Ÿ’ 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.


๐Ÿ’ 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.


๐Ÿ’ 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.


๐Ÿ’ 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.


๐Ÿ’ 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.


๐Ÿ’ 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.


๐Ÿ’ 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.


๐Ÿ’ 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.


๐Ÿ’ 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.


๐Ÿ’ 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.


๐Ÿ’ 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.


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

We will not be requiring additional waivers.
 

๐Ÿ’ 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.
 

๐Ÿ’ Where will I drop off and pick up my son or daughter for arrival at camp on a day that it is not raining?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

All hockey campers will be dropped off at B-LOT (by CrossFit Pre-School).  The same procedure will be done for pick up.  During arrival, our staff will be taking temperatures.  Parents will be required to fill out and hand in daily Camper Health Screening reports.  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

 

๐Ÿ’ What time does camp start and end?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Camp hours for this year is as follows:

-9am drop off for all campers

-Dismissal will be as follows:

  • Skills-4:00 pm
  • Advance-4:30 pm

Both from the Fitness parking area B, which is the first left turn in the park

 

๐Ÿ’ Will you have AM and PM extended care?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

Due to the new restrictions, no extended care is offered this year.
 

๐Ÿ’ Will my camper be able to set up a hockey bank as in years past?  ๐Ÿ”ผBack to Top

No, due to new restrictions, campers are not allowed to use the vending machines or by anything from the Cafe.  Campers can bring snacks and water bottles which will be kept in the locker rooms.

 

 
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