Yucaipa’s Summer Camp Still Has Spaces Available

By on June 7, 2020

With schools winding down and graduations taking place, soon parents will hear the ubiquitous “I’m bored” from their children. That means that parents should be planning summer activities for their children to ensure they’re safe and active.

If your child has a boundless supply of energy and enjoys a wide variety of activities that span from everyday sports to thrilling action-packed games, then the City of Yucaipa summer camps are a perfect fit for them. Summer Camp is a 9-week program for children entering Transitional Kindergarten through 6th grades. Campers will build new friendships, make long-lasting memories, and have great experiences as days are filled with fun and laughter.

Participants will need to bring closed toed shoes, sunscreen, water, snacks, a sack lunch, and their “can-do attitudes.”  Pre-registration is required as camp space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

In order to register, proof of residency, a completed parent enrollment packet, and payment must be provided.

Due to COVID-19, the City is taking extra precautions for Summer 2020:

  1. Only one camp location at the Yucaipa Community Center.
  2. Only the five-day camp option will be offered.
  3. Cut the number of maximum participants in half.
  4. Increase staff to camper ratio to ten campers for every one counselor. Campers will be required to stay within their assigned group, each group will be determined by the age of the campers.
  5. Each camper must bring their own bag of supplies to use during the week, so they will not be sharing communal art supplies or toys. A list of supplies will be provided to each camper upon successful registration.
  6. Social distancing will be implemented throughout the day.  Games and activities will be structured to maintain social distancing.
  7. Increased outside play during appropriate weather conditions.
  8. Cleaning and sanitation practices will be increased.
  9. All staff members will be required to wear a mask. All campers will be STRONGLY encouraged to wear a mask; however, will not require campers to wear one.
  10. Encourage parents or guardians to take their child’s temperature and complete a health check before dropping off their camper(s) at camp.
  11. If a child develops symptoms, they will be isolated, and they will have to be picked up. There will be a strict 72-hour sick policy. If your child has a fever, they cannot return until they are 72 hours fever free without the aid of medicine, as recommended by the CDC.
  12. Increase the number of hand sanitizer stations and designated hand-washing times. All campers will be expected to practice proper hand-washing techniques.
  13. During meals and snacks, all campers will be socially distanced from one another.
  14. Limit the number of individuals on campus. Drive-thru pick-up and drop-off procedures will be in place. That way only campers and staff will be entering the campus. Adults will still need to show their IDs before they can take a camper home.

For more information, please contact the Yucaipa Community Center at 909-790-7460 ext. 324 or visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/yucaipa/Home.