After a wonderful and successful summer during Covid in 2020, what can we expect at camp this summer and what is camp doing to mitigate the risks?

While this summer program will possibly look different from what our families are used to, we will still operate our camp using our three guiding principles: ‘Safe. Fun. Jewish.’

The CGI Covid-19 Policies and Trip Schedule will be based upon the updated CDC, LA County and American Camp Association guidelines. We will continue to monitor their updates and plan accordingly as we get closer to the start of camp.

We had a wonderful and successful summer in 2020 with last year's guidelines set in place and we are looking forward to another wonderful and safe summer together.
 
 Here are the policies we had in place last summer: 
  • There was no trips, however we had lots of exciting onsite entertainment and specialists providing programming for the campers in a "Socially Distanced" approved manner.

  • Each camper was assigned to a bunk / cohort and abided by the social distancing regulations from the other bunks / cohorts. We limited the size of each group. 

  • A large part of the camp day was spent outdoors. We put up additional shade spots.

  • We were not allowing visitors or parents on to the campus.

  • Parents were not allowed to accompany their child/children on to campus. The Campers will be picked up by a staff member from the car.

  • Campers and staff were screened daily for symptoms and temperatures were taken prior to exiting the car.

  • There was an additional waiver that addresses the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • If you, your spouse or other members of your family had a temperature or are sick, we respectfully requested that you keep your child home.

Does the county allow this?

The LA County gave permission for day camps to open under the safety guidelines. 

Will my child/children have to wear a mask all day?

Last summer it was recommended that children 3 years and older wear face coverings. We encouraged all campers to wear their mask while indoors. All staff were wearing masks at all times. 

Will my child/children have to socially distance from their peers?

Based on the guidance, campers within one group/cohort were allowed to intermingle more closely than 6’, but we strived to avoid sharing materials.

Will lunch be available?

With the announcement from the LA County allowing Day Camps to open, they included a note that campers should bring their own meals for lunch. Therefore, we did not provide the hot-lunch option.