Keeping it Safe in the Time of COVID
Coyotes and Eagles:
In the interest of providing a safe and fun nature class experience, we're offering these safety practices:
- We're limiting group size to 10 students and two instructors. Groups will remain separate throughout the day to minimize exposure. (You can ask to have your child in the same group as a specific friend. We will do our best to honor these requests.)
- Each group's Drop off will be at a unique location, separated from other groups.
- We'll be conducting a health check upon arrival each day, including a symptoms inquiry and temperature check.
- For the moment we must surrender our tradition of sharing and preparing food together. Children will bring their own snacks.
- We'll be doing our best to maintain six feet of distance between people.
- Students must bring a mask to camp. They'll be encouraged to wear it as much as possible, and especially if it becomes necessary to draw closer than 6 feet apart from others. We'll also ask them to bring a small bottle of personal hand sanitizer.
- We will not have access to a toilet during class. As usual, anyone who needs to will be encouraged to pee in the woods. Students will be asked to bring a pack-it-out kit should a bowel movement be necessary during camp hours. These can be made with ordinary household materials. We'll be teaching folks how to use them - it's a valuable skill!
- We're firming up the age range for our classes, inviting kids ages 6-12. This matches our sense of the maturity needed to manage our Covid-related guidelines independently and happily. In most cases, we'll be unable to admit younger siblings to class, as we've sometimes done in the past.
- Should we re-enter lockdown, all classes will transition immediately to an online format.
- Should a member of one of our pods (staff or student) become infected with COVID, that pod will immediately transition to an online format and remain online until it's clear that all pod members have tested negative and/or quarantined long enough to be reasonably sure the period of heightened risk has passed.