Dear Parents, Campers and Staff,
We hope this correspondence finds you well.
The safety and health of Campers, Staff, and Family is always the highest priority at Camps ‘R’ Us. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to provide you with information regarding the precautions Camps ‘R’ Us is taking to prioritize the health, wellbeing and safety of our Camp Community.
While the COVID-19 virus poses no immediate concerns for camps, Camps ‘R’ Us has communicable disease plans in place that will be revised in cooperation with the public health authorities as additional guidance is provided. Camps ‘R’ Us is, and will, work closely with the Nassau and Suffolk County Departments of Health in addition to the American Camp Association to maintain effective protocols for the identification and appropriate treatment of any illnesses that may occur at camp. Our daily arrival screening procedures have been, and will continue to be, updated to reflect the current best practices recommended by the Nassau and Suffolk County Departments of Health and the American Camp Association.
We appreciate your understanding that as a member of our Camp Community, your experience may look and feel different as we navigate through this time together. We are planning to keep our regular operations intact across our 10 Long Island locations, though we may need to cancel or postpone pre-season events and open houses.
We are a little over 100 days away from the start of the 2020 camp season, and we are already taking precautionary steps in response to this developing public health impact, including researching the best practices for cleaning and sanitizing procedures at our main office and at all of our campuses. We are also scheduling conferences with our Directors to prepare them to quickly respond to any emerging situation with the recommendations of the Nassau and Suffolk County Departments of Health and the American Camp Association.
Thank you for being part of our Camp Community. We intend to remain transparent, as always, and will keep you up to date on the latest information at campsrus.org/blog.
We are grateful for our place in your family’s life, and that you choose to spend your summers with us.
We look forward to seeing you this summer.
Joanne and Gary Turnier
Camps R Us