Summer 2021 FAQ & Safety
What is the mask policy?
All campers age 3-up will be required to wear a mask during the camp day with the exception of snack time, lunch time, water play, swim time, rest time, and outdoor play time.
Staff will be required to wear face covering throughout the day except in the pool.
Face coverings are not recommended for staff or campers when (1) doing so would inhibit the individual’s health, (2) the individual is in extreme heat outdoors, (3) the individual is in the water (4) the individual is resting
What is the meaning of a 'fixed' or assigned group at camp?
Campers are required to be permanently assigned to a specific camp group. Camp directors will ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that assigned groups include the same campers and staff each day. Camp directors will restrict mixing between assigned groups and minimize camper movement between groups. An assigned group shall stay together. If interactions with other groups occur, social distancing must be maintained between groups.
Can camps use all the play equipment on property, including playgrounds?
There are no limitations on camp activities other than contact sports. All sports equipment, playgrounds, and other activities requiring specialized equipment at a minimum should be sanitized in between each group’s use. Regular hand washing and use of hand sanitizer should be encouraged throughout the day and after activities using equipment. Separate pool, water play and playground times are scheduled to ensure social distancing & appropriate sanitizing time is given between each group. The Atlantic Club will be using 100% non-toxic electrostatic Viking PureSan.
Which camps will be offered this year?
- Adventure Camp (2nd Grade – 8th Grade)
- Rookie Camp (Age 2 – 1st Grade)
- Tennis Academy (7-17)
- Power Tennis (10-17, Intermediate)
NO Extended Care (Before Care & After Care)
NO Mid Day camp
What should my child bring to camp?
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 9:00am – 3:30pm and Half Day Camp will run from 9:00am – 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 can provided from home each day, all labeled with your camper’s name. We will offer lunch this summer for $5/day.
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 NJSWIM.com. 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 – 1st Grade. Our Adventure Day Camp is from 2nd grade through 8th grade.
How are the campers grouped?
Rookie camp will have 15/group max with 2 counselors. Adventure will have 25 max per group with 3 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 (9:00am-12pm) or full day (9:00am-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 Campers will drop off at the Turf Center (located behind out fieldhouse). Please note that temperature and COVID-19 related screening must take place prior to campers being allowed to enter camp. Campers should be dropped between 8am- 9am to be checked in and brought to their group. Any camper arriving after 9am must call the camp office at 732-528-5437, and we will come to your car, check the camper and escort them to their group. We ask that you make every effort to be here during the check in time frame.
- Rookie Campers will report to the Atlantis Prep School building. Each camp group is assigned a “home base” classroom at the school. Parents will not be permitted in the building at any time. Counselors will be there to escourt your camper to their classroom. Please note that temperature and COVID-19 related screening must take place prior to campers being allowed to enter camp.
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
- Pick up Half Day Campers (8:30-12) Campers will be ready for 12pm pick up out in front of the Atlantis Prep School. Please make sure you have ID as the counselors will be checking until they get to know you. No camper will be released to a person not on the list.
- Pick up Full Day Campers (8:30-3:30) Campers will be ready for 3:30pm pick up on the side of the Fieldhouse (inclement weather will be in the turf center) Please make sure you have ID as the counselors will be checking until they get to know you. No camper will be released to a person not on the list.
- Pick up will be either out front of the Atlantis Prep School or the back door of your child’s classroom. You will be informed of the location on the first day
How many counselors are there per group?
Rookie camp will have 15/group max with 2 counselors. Adventure will have 25 max per group with 3 counselors
What is your refund policy?
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR MAKE UP FOR DAYS MISSED DUE TO ANY REASON
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 required to wear a mask, except when eating, during pool time, during outdoor play and resting.
- 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.