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SUMMER 2023

June 26th, 2022 - August 18th, 2023

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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 large will my child’s group be?


๐ŸŒž  How many sanitizing stations will there be?


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


๐ŸŒž  What is going to happen on Rainy Days?


๐ŸŒž  Can the camp keep your child safe? 


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


๐ŸŒž  Are you a special needs camp?


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


๐ŸŒž  Where will I drop my son or daughter for arrival at 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 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 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 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 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 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 5 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. The Suffolk County Department of Health will advise us on who has to be quarantined.

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 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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