Frequently Asked Questions
Screening and Testing
Will there be Covid-19 screening and testing for staff and campers?
There will be Covid-19 screening through Magnus for all employees.
What will be the Covid-19 testing protocols for campers and staff?
We will follow the Alameda County and State guidelines for testing frequency. We will provide this information when the State and/or Alameda County guidance is updated.
Staff and Campers
What is the ratio of campers to staff?
Alameda County has set the maximum number of campers at 14. We have set the maximum number at 12 for almost every camp, with exception to some academic camps. Some academic camps may be at the maximum of 14 per camp. The ratio of camp teacher to camper is approximately 1:7.
Before Care, Aftercare and Camp Cohorts
Will different cohorts interact with one another?
No, campers will remain in their cohort throughout the day, for the entire three weeks. Campers may be in large outdoor spaces during activities or during times such as lunch. However, pods must remain separate. Before Care and aftercare campers will remain in the same cohort during each session.
Spaces - Indoors and Outdoors
What spaces will campers be using during each session?
Camp teachers will be assigned to a space on campus during each session. That space will be their home base, but they may be using the following spaces during each session:
Lake Merritt Park
How much time will campers spend outdoors?
Some camps such as cycling adventures will spend almost all of their time outdoors. Other camps will spend more than half their time outdoors. Hoop Camp will spend approximately half of their time in the gym, and the other half will be spent outdoors.
How will counselors in training interact with campers?
Counselors in Training will be assigned to one camp, and they will remain with their camp for an entire session.
Snack and Lunch
Where will campers eat their snacks and lunches?
Campers will eat their snacks and lunches outside everyday.
Is there a company that provides lunches everyday?
SchoolFoodies will provide camper lunches for less than $6.00 per day. You may sign up for lunches during the registration process.
Cleaning and disinfecting
What are the cleaning and disinfecting protocols?