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COVID-19 Q&A Updates

 

 

Will camp happen this summer?

 

Yes!   We are happy to inform you that Governor Murphy announced yesterday that organized sports activities in the state of New Jersey can resume June 22 and youth day camps July 6th, both with restrictions.

 

Summer camp will be just what kids and parents need after being "House bound" weeks.  Summer Camp Sun and outdoor fun will be a welcomed sight for all.  We at Cedarbrook can't wait!

 

 

When will you know Definitive Camp Dates?

 

A tentative date of  July 6th, 2020 has been selected as the start date to Camp - Session 3.   Camp Dates July 6th - August 21st.

What is Cedarbrook doing to address the coronavirus situation?

 

We are working tirelessly to prepare to welcome campers to Cedarbrook Day Camp in July and August this summer. Now, more than ever, kids need an outlet to play outside and just be kids. We are fortunate to be located on 27 shady acres with plenty of room to enjoy nature while following the recommendations of the American Camp Association (ACA), Environmental Health & Engineering, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the NJ State Health Department. We embrace the opportunity to support the emotional and physical health of children while allowing parents the opportunity to return to a more normal work situation.

 

Just like every summer, we pay special attention to the health of our campers. This year we will have additional measures and protocols in place for summer 2020 that we want to make sure parents, staff, and campers alike are aware!

 

Here’s What We’re Doing (Click Here)

 

 

Will there be screening of staff & campers?

 

Screening  Staff & Campers Every Day!

The health and safety of our campers is always our top priority!  We have implemented a number of new safety measures!  Upon arrival to camp, daily we will thermal screen all campers and staff with infra-red thermometers. No exceptions !!!  Those with temperatures above 100.4 will be separated and sent home immediately.  This will most likely be the same protocol that your children will need to follow when they return to school.

 

 

Click here to learn more.

 

 

How Much Time will the Campers be Outside?

 

 

Outdoor activities appear to be much less likely to result in virus transmission than indoor activities. This means that campers will spend as much time as possible outdoors. Many activities that used to be done indoors — like arts and crafts — will  be moved outside.  While we will screen and temp check every staff upon arrival, parents will need to help us by screening your own children every morning. We will give you specific instructions on what to look for, and you may have to fill out a form each day to show compliance.

 

Are you still accepting Camp Applications for Campers this Summer?

 

Yes, we are still accepting applications for Camp.  You must submit application online.

 

 

Do you have any information regarding Kawasaki Disease in Young Children due to COVID that has been addressed in the Media? 

 

Fast Facts:

 

Only 1 in 10,000 children carry the gene that promotes the disease. A susceptibility to Kawasaki disease (KD) appears to be passed through generations in families, but the inheritance pattern is unknown. Children of parents who have had KD have twice the risk of developing the disease compared to the general population. - National Institutes of Health Rare Disease

 

80% to 90% of Kawasaki disease cases occur in children under age 5 and older than 6 months. It is less common for older children and adolescents to get the disease, but some do.

 

Kawasaki disease is not contagious. It does not spread among family members or children in child care centers.

 

Easily Detectable.

 

The good news is that Kawasaki disease is usually treatable, and most children recover from Kawasaki disease without serious problems.

 

 The cause of Kawasaki disease is not known, but it is thought to be a reaction by the body's immune system.

 

 

How can I stay updated on COVID-19?

 

There are many resources to keep you updated on COVID-19.

 

Below are just a few:

 

Summer Camps plan to open amid Coronavirus Pandemic (Very Informative Short Video)

 

Considerations for Youth and Summer Camps - CDC Recommendations

 

American Camp Association Camp Operations Field Guide

 

How to Lower the Risk of Infection at Summer Camps- NY Times

 

Children Need Summer Camp Now More than Ever- NJ.com

 

 

Is Cedarbrook taking phone calls?

 

Yes, but with limited staff working from home. It may take longer than our usual 1-2 business days to return calls and emails at this time.

Phone Number:  (732) 595-5458

Email:  info@cedarbrookdaycamp.com

 

 

How will Cedarbrook keep me updated with any changes or new information?

 

Frequently.  We will continue to share information in real time.  Just as with your schools we are waiting for the "new normal"  protocols to be set in place by our local health authorities, American Camp Association and the CDC.   We want to keep our camp families in the loop on all of the health and safety-related efforts at camp.

We will keep you updated with any developments, including refund policies, as soon as the information becomes available via email and online.  At this time, we have not made any changes to our summer 2020 program offerings.

 

Cancellation Policy:

 

  1. Until June 8th, 2020: Refunded payment minus $350 deposit; or option to defer enrollment to 2021 with no penalty at 2020 camp rates.
  2. Or rollover to 2021 at any time.

 

If you want to cancel your child’s camp session at any time, you may do so. If you cancel your child’s session for 2020, we may not be able to hold a space for your child if camp does operate.

 

If you have other questions, please call (732) 595-5458

 

We will continue to update this page with the most current information & news about how COVID-19 will impact Cedarbrook 's operation this summer.