*Updated as of 6/29/20 to comply with new Seminole County executive orders*
Welcome to SportsTyme Heathrow/Sanford 2020 hosted at Central Sanford! Right off the bat, I would like to say that this year will be different. There is no escaping it. We directors have been working hard to review the guidance handed down by our local government, the CDC, and our accrediting body. That said, we have some incredibly fun things in store for our campers, many of whom have been socially isolated during a time in their lives when peer-to-peer interaction is so important. We are thrilled to bring some normalcy back to their lives.
What is going to be different at camp this summer? Well, if you have a few hours, you can always review our Camp Operations Guide for 2020. It lays out everything we directors need to know for running a safe summer program in the era of COVID-19. If you are strapped for time, here are a few quick highlights:
- New screening procedures will be implemented for coaches before they arrive at camp to assess their recent health/travel history.
- Parents must remain in their cars for pick-up and drop-off. Campers must pass daily temperature checks for signs and symptoms before being allowed into camp. No camper with the following characteristics will be allowed to enter:
- Has a fever of 100.4°F or greater in the last 2 days
- Has displayed any of these symptoms in the last 2 days: cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, bloodshot eyes, abdominal pain, or loss of taste or smell
- Had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 in the previous 14 days
- Has traveled internationally in the past 14 days
- We will have smaller groups with social distancing encouraged through increased spacing, limited mixing between groups, and staggered scheduling.
- We will be promoting healthy hygiene practices such as hand washing.
- We will intensify cleaning and disinfection of facilities, surfaces, and equipment.
- Where feasible, we will adjust activities and procedures to limit the sharing of items such as toys, belongings, supplies, and equipment.
- We will regularly communicate and monitor developments with local authorities, employees, and families regarding cases, exposures, and updates to policies and procedures.
- Coaches will be required to wear masks indoors. For campers masks are optional.
If you have a question about our new procedures this year, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Since our welcome letter is posted online, the camp will be able to update it regularly with frequently asked questions, so feel free to check those out below.
Seminole County Dining Services has suspended their free breakfast and lunch program this year, so we have an updated list of what to bring to camp everyday:
- 2 Snacks
- Comfortable shoes, shorts, and a t-shirt
- Water Bottle
- Wednesdays – Water Day (with modifications made) – Bring a swimsuit, towel, a change of clothes and $2 for KONA ICE snow cones (optional)
- Fridays (Pizza Day) (optional) $5 for pizza, drink, and chips at lunchtime (money due Wednesdays)
- Electronic devices – campers can bring them at their own risk
- Campers may wear face masks if they wish
Regular camp hours are from 9 am to 4 pm. Early Arrival begins at 7:30 am, and Late Stay ends at 6 pm. If you did not register for those services, you can add them at any time ($12 per week for Early Arrival / $12 per week for Late Stay). We charge an extra evening rate of $1 per minute for campers picked up after 6 pm.
If you need to contact the camp directly during the day, please direct your calls to me, Coach Beth: (407) 710-0004
Thank you for supporting our schools and local teachers through SportsTyme. If we still have availability, you can register for additional camp weeks at any time by visiting us online. We look forward to a fantastic summer!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are weeks still available for me to register?
A: At the time of this writing, all weeks still have open spots; however, due to new camper number restrictions, that might change. When you go to register online our registration software tells you if spots are still available by not allowing you to add a week to your cart if it is sold out.
Q: What are the risks of attending camp this summer?
A: While SportsTyme is doing everything it reasonably can to ensure a safe environment this summer, attending camp is never without risks. If you are concerned with the unique risks presented by COVID-19, I recommend the CDC website as the best resource.
Q: When will the program return to Markham Middle?
A: Our program will be at Central Sanford until further notice; however, we are still in contact with the district about their rentals.