Summer 2020 FAQ & Safety

Summer 2020 FAQ & Safety

Which camps are canceled this year?

  • Extended Care (Before Care & After Care)
  • Mid Day camp
  • Sports camps
  • Flag Football
  • Munchkin Tennis Camp
  • Summer Swim Team
  • TAC Soccer
  • All Sports MVP
  • Hurley Basketball
  • Micro Soccer
  • NJ Select Skill Development
  • Omega Field Hockey
  • 9ers Baseball
  • 9ers TeeBall
  • ALL Enrichments
  • Circus Camp

What should my child bring to camp?

Outdoor activities appear to be much less likely to result in virus transmission than indoor activities. This means we will spend as much time as possible outdoors. Your child should have sunscreen applied at home and brought to camp. Campers will also need a water bottle, towel, bathing suit, lunch, snack and sneakersWe will not be offer lunch or the Snack Shack this year. Rookie campers should bring a change of clothes and diapers/wipes if needed. All personal items need to be labeled with first and last name of camper. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

What if I need to bring my child before the camp day starts?

Unfortunately, we will not be offering Before Care or After Care this year. Our counselors will be ready for drop-off beginning at 8:00am and pick-up between 3:30 and 3:45pm. Full Day Camp will run from 8:30am – 3:30pm and Half Day Camp will run from 8:30am – 12pm.

Should I pack a snack?

Yes. There will be no snack provided throughout the day or after camp and our Snack Shack will not be open. Rookie and Adventure Camp will have a morning and afternoon snack time.

Should I pack a lunch?

Lunch, snack, and a water bottle must be provided from home each day, all labeled with your camper’s name. We are no longer able to offer a lunch option or have our snack shack available

Do you have Swim Camps?

This summer, in lieu of weekly summer camps, Njswim Manasquan will be offering intensive weekly lessons, where students swim once per day for 5 days straight along with regular weekly small group and private lessons. For more information visit Your child should bring 2 towels, goggles and a snack. Water shoes or sneakers are required- no flip flops. There is no lunch for swim campers.

What are the ages for Day Camp?

Atlantis Prep Rookie Camp runs from ages 2  – Kindergarten. Our Adventure Day Camp is from 1st grade through 8th grade.

How are the campers grouped?

Campers will be grouped by grade with no more than 16 campers in a group with 2 counselors.  Our goal is to keep the same campers together for the weeks they are here. The Health Dept. does recognize that children cannot stay 6 feet apart at all times. Therefore, each group will travel together, take bathroom breaks together, have lunch together and do activities together. We want to minimize any risk. All Rookie Campers are grouped by age and schedule. Adventure campers are grouped by the grade they are entering in the fall and gender.  Sports campers, Tennis campers and Swim campers are grouped by age and ability.

What are the days available for camp?

  • We can offer 5-Day options only for Adventure and Rookie Camp; This can be either half day (8:30am-12pm) or full day (8:30am-3:30pm)
  • Tennis Camps are weekly
  • Counselors will be ready to greet your camper at 8am
  • Our camp day will be extended to 3:30pm, with pickup between 3:30 and 3:45pm
  • There will be no Mid-Day Camp or Before or After Care this year. 

Where is drop-off?

  • Adventure Camp drop-off will be at the Turf Center, next to Tennis #2
  • Rookie Camp drop-off will be at Atlantis Prep

Where is pick-up and what is protocol?

All campers must be signed out by a parent or guardian. Campers must have a parent pick up form completed on who is authorized to pick up the child. If someone is picking up your camper and is not on the list, please call our camp office so we can let the counselor know. All persons picking up must show valid ID

  • Adventure Camp drop-off will be at the Turf Center, next to Tennis #2
  • Rookie Camp drop-off will be at Atlantis Prep

How many counselors are there per group?

There will be 2 counselors per group to max 16 campers per group. All counselors are CPR and First Aid certified.

What is your refund policy?

More information to come…

What if my child is sick or away and can not attend?

We do not do make up days for camp. If your child is sick or chooses not to come, there will be no refund or credit given.

What if my child needs medication during the camp day?

We have a camp nurse on staff for any child that is sick, gets hurt or needs medication. Any medication needs to be brought in the original bottle with the prescription label attached.

Can I sign up the day of camp?

Pre-Registration is required. We can not take walk-up registrations this summer.

Can my child swim in the deep end of the pool?

All campers must take a deep end test to be allowed to swim in the deep end of the pool. The lifeguard will observe the camper swim 2 full laps of the pool and tread water for 1 minute.

Safety Practices & Protocols

The following are the safety precautions that will take place this summer:

  • Each camper will have their temperature taken daily before entering the facility. This needs to be logged and submitted each day to the state
  • Counselors will wear face masks when inside
  • Counselors will wear a face mask when outside, in the event that they can’t be socially distanced from other groups
  • Campers are not required to wear a mask, but parents have the option of sending one. We do recommend campers keeping a mask in their backpacks especially if it is a rainy day and they have to be indoors
  • Campers will hand wash frequently throughout the day after each activity and before eating
  • Outdoor activities appear to be much less likely to result in virus transmission than indoor activities. This means we will spend as much time as possible outdoors. Please make sure your camper comes with spray sunscreen and a water bottle
  • Staff and our housekeeping will consistently spray high touch areas like toys, door knobs, sinks with our 100% non-toxic sanitizing spray “PureSan”
  • Classrooms will be sprayed with our 100% non-toxic electrostatic “PureSan” sprayer at noon and the end of the day
  • Staff will “fog” our playground area after each use with our 100% non-toxic “PureSan”
  • Our sanitizing system is 100% non-toxic and CDC and EPA approved

The NJDOH has published FAQs on the COVID-19 Camp Standards HERE  These FAQs will regularly be updated as we receive more questions and circumstances evolve.