Summer Camp is open to both boys & girls between the ages of 7 and 12. Our goal is to provide an amazing and fun summer camp experience in an outdoor setting while developing social skills and fostering independence, self-worth, and character. Daily activities may vary from arts and crafts, sports and physical activities, games, educational fun, and course water park time!
Our staff is dedicated to creating a wholesome and fun environment for your camper to play, learn, and grow! Our programs do not permit campers to bring toys, electronic equipment, radios, iPods/mp3 players, cards/games, personal sports equipment. Please leave these activities and devices at home. Personal phones must be stored in silence unless needed for emergencies.
First Camper or Session
Additional Campers or Sessions
Carly is our Summer Camp Director for the fourth year in a row. Our fearless camp leader is dedicated to ensuring your kids have a fun and safe camp experience! When she isn't at her regular job as a school teacher she volunteers as a coach for the RI Special Olympics.
All camp staff over the age of 18 are screened with criminal background checks. Our camp offers low counselor to camper ratios of approximately 1:6 with no more than 15 kids per session. Most of our camp staff are ski or snowboard instructors in the winter months!
A typical day at camp
- 9:00 AM Camper Drop-Off & Morning Huddle
- 9:15 AM Morning Activity
- 10:45 AM Water Park Time
- 11:30 AM Lunch
- 12:15 PM Afternoon Activity
- 1:45 PM Water Park Time!
- 3:00 PM Get Ready for Home/ Closing Huddle / Pick-Up
Camp Policies & COVID-19 Protocols
Camp policies are likely to be reduced as we enter the summer months of 2021. Should any policies be required to change, campers will be notified prior to the start of camp.
The CDC defines a “Stable Camp Group” as a group of the same individuals including counselors, staff, and children with a 15-person max, that remain in the same group each day. Campers will remain with the same group and occupy the same spaces daily. Campers within stable groups are permitted to engage and play with one another but will be encouraged to practice social distancing where possible.
Campers will be encouraged to maintain Social Distancing from other all other park guests and staff while moving around the facility. Campers will have private water park access at least once daily with private entrance. Campers will have access to private areas away from other guests and staff including private base camp, bathroom facilities, and private pool time.
All campers, counselors, parents & staff are required to wear a face covering at all times while indoors and moving around the park when in close proximity to other guests. Masks may not be required on outdoor hikes or other activities. Masks must be stored while swimming or sliding. Staff must wear a mask at all times.
While much of the camp is spent doing outdoor activities, we currently use cleaning products and protocols which meet EPA guidelines and are CDC approved for use and are effective against viruses, bacteria and other airborne and blood-borne pathogens, we will increase cleaning and sanitation of all areas, with a focus on "high-touch" areas including railings, handles, counters, restrooms, tables, chairs, doorknobs, storage areas, restrooms, play equipment, lifeguard stations, food-service areas, or tools needed for certain activities.
STAFFING & TRAINING
Campers will be encouraged to:
• Always cover your mouth & nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash.
• Wash Hands often with soap & water or with 60% alcohol-based sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Staff will be trained on proper COVID-19 cleaning and hygiene protocols for both the staff and campers. Including but not limited to using or removing PPE equipment, proper hygiene, social distancing, and other best practices. Staff will be trained on proper cleaning, sanitizing, and handwashing protocols and will ensure campers wash or sanitize their hands before and after eating or drinking, after touching any bodily fluid, after sneezing, coughing, or blowing nose, after restroom use, before and after water park time, after messy play and upon entry from the outdoors.
Staff Illness – Alternate park staff will be available should staff become ill during or before their shift. The same protocols apply to cleaning and isolation.
ILLNESS & ISOLATION PROTOCOL
If a camper is diagnosed with COVID-19 or has any COVID-19-related symptoms OR has been exposed to someone that has, a credit will be issued for future use at Yawgoo. Camp fees due to NON COVID-19 related absences, withdrawals, or disciplinary action are NON-REFUNDABLE. Non-sick related refunds will be considered within reason but are ultimately at managements discretion.
If a camper is diagnosed with COVID-19 or has any COVID-19-related symptoms OR has been exposed to someone that has, a credit will be issued for future use at Yawgoo. Camp fees due to NON-COVID-19 related absences, withdrawals, or disciplinary action are NON-REFUNDABLE. Non-sick-related refunds will be considered within reason but are ultimately at management's discretion.
Indoor spaces are available at our camp. In the case of extreme heat or rain/thunder/lightning activities are modified. The water park may be closed, but camp will still be held. Camp schedule will vary depending on weather and pre-scheduled activities. On warmer days physical and outdoor activities may be reserved for the 'cooler' part of the day. A private camp room inside that serves as a home base for camp.
The following illness policy has been developed per the Centers for Disease Control Guidelines in response to COVID-19 pandemic per the requirements of 216-RICR-50-15-7.
Should a camper become sick at camp, you will receive a call requesting pick-up within 30 minutes. Every family should have a contingency plan in place in the event a parent is unavailable to pick up the sick child. A sick child will stay with a staff member in an isolated area until pick-up occurs. Any Camper or staff member who display symptoms of illness must bring a doctor’s note upon returning to camp.
Child, Staff, and Visitor Illness Detected at Arrival
The program will conduct screening at the time of arrival which may include temperature checks. Should a child, staff, and/or visitor be observed at the time of drop off to have any sign(s) and/or symptom(s) of COVID-19, as set forth in CDC guidance they will not be admitted to the program.
Child, Staff, and Visitor Illness Detected at While at Camp
Should a child, staff, and/or visitor be observed at any time of the day to have developed any sign(s) and/or symptom(s) of COVID-19, as set forth in CDC guidance, they will be (1) isolated in the isolation room/area and (2) sent home OR (3) to seek medical attention. (1) The isolation room will be an area separated from the rest of the children.
(1) The isolation room will be an area separated from the rest of the children, staff, and visitors. Any individual over the age of two who is required to isolate and who has no risk of harm per CDC guidelines should wear a cloth face mask for the duration of their stay. Though in isolation, at no time will a child, staff member, or visitor be left alone/out of site due to the respiratory risk associated with this virus.
(2) Parents/caregivers must be available to pick up an ill child promptly upon notice.
(3) Should a child, staff, and/or visitor be observed to require medical attention per CDC guidelines, 911 will be called as well as the parent/caregiver/emergency contact. Emergency medical attention will be triggered upon any of the following emergency warning signs:
• Trouble breathing
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion
• Inability to wake or stay awake
• Bluish lips or face
CAMPER BEHAVIOR & CODE OF CONDUCT
All campers are expected to abide by our code of conduct. The code of conduct must be reviewed and signed by each camper. Team members will always notify parents of emerging difficulties and ask for assistance in behavior management. In some cases, additional disciplinary measures may be pursued if: a child inflicts physical/emotional harm on other children; is a danger to themselves or others; or is physically or verbally abusive to counselors and/or others. Those cases apply to the following: Endangering the health and/or safety of another camper, staff member, any other person, stealing or damaging property, leaving the program area without permission, use of profanity, vulgar or obscene actions or words or touching of themselves or another; bullying, mocking, or any other actions that make another camper uncomfortable. Because of the serious nature of these behaviors, we must enforce strict and consistent consequences to prevent future occurrences.
• 1st Offense: The parents will be called for immediate pick-up and the child will remain in supervised “in-camp suspension” until the parent arrives.
• 2nd Offense: 1-3 days “out-of-camp” suspension, based on the severity of the incident. At this time, a discussion between the Staff and authorized member of the family will take place followed by a signed written agreement that a repeat offense may result in removal from the program. A refund will not be given for these days the child is out.
• 3rd Offense: The Program Coordinator will review all documentation and determine if the child will be removed from the program. A refund will not be given for these days the child is out or removed from.