Club SciKidz MD Elements for a Safe & Healthy Summer 2021

Staff Training

  • Pre-camp “Best Practice Training” for each staff member.
  • Training for cleaning and sanitizing classrooms.
  • Procedures for monitoring camper’s health and recognizing the symptoms of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

Health Screenings

  • All staff and campers will be asked health screening questions regarding symptoms each morning.
  • All staff members and campers will have their temperature taken daily upon arrival.
  • Anyone with a temperature 100.4 and above temperature will not be admitted to camp and asked to stay home.

Cleaning, Disinfecting & Handwashing

  • Staff and facility custodial staff will clean classrooms and common areas daily.
  • Staff will use EPA approved disinfectants.
  • Staff will disinfectant frequently touched surfaces at least three times a day.
  • Staff and campers will be required to wash their hands and use sanitizer frequently, specifically before & after meals, before & after using shared materials, and between activities.
  • Posters will be displayed throughout the campus reminding all to use proper handwashing and healthy practices to stop the spread of germs.
Covid Safety Procedures

Symptom Action Plan

  • Any staff or camper exhibiting symptoms will be taken to a secondary, separate room at the camp site until they can be picked up by a parent.
  • The staff/camper will wear a mask until they leave the camp location and the director will wear PPE while treating the staff/camper.
  • Upon sending the camper/staff home, the secondary location and surfaces the staff/camper touched will be disinfected according to CDC guidelines.
  • Any staff/camper suspected of being ill or is proven to be ill may not return to camp until they have been cleared by their PCP (Primary Care Physician) and gave a written notice allowing them to return.
  • If a camper has been confirmed to be sick with COVID-19, a notice will go out to the parents of the campers in the same group, and the classroom and frequently touched surfaces in common areas will be deep cleaned and disinfected. The local and Maryland Department of Health will also be notified as well as our Health Supervisor.

Outdoor Fun

  • Weather permitting, we will prioritize and encourage staff to do as many lessons outside as possible.
  • Social distancing policies will be followed as much as possible with all outdoor activity.

Contact Reduction

  • Smaller group/camp size.
  • Six-foot social distancing will be followed as much as possible.
  • Activities requiring partners and the sharing of materials will be limited when possible.
  • We will know more as we get closer to the summer, but parents should assume that facial coverings will be required at certain times.

CDC Updates

For the latest COVID updates, please go to:


During Summer 2020, Club SciKidz MD successfully ran COVID-free camps using our thorough policies and procedures. As summer gets closer, guidelines and best practices are bound to be revised and changed. The listed policies & procedures are our current policies & procedures. Please note that our policies & procedures are a living document, subject to change based on guidance and guidelines by the CDC, ACA, and state and local government.