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Summer 2020 Day Camp
Day Camp for Students 5th through 8th Grade
Summer 2020 Day Camp
Day Camp for Students 5th through 8th Grade
About Summer 2020 Day Camp
Day Camp for Rising 5th Graders through 8th Graders

Our Summer 2020 Day Camp is a modified day camp program designed to introduce students to the ocean and local marine life of San Diego while maintaining COVID-19 safety guidelines. Day camp is open to local students entering 5th grade in fall 2020 through 8th grade. Students must not have traveled 14 days prior to session start date and must have 14 days of good health prior to session start date. Each program session will have up to three groups of no more than 10 students per group. Students will be assigned to a group by age with the exception of siblings attending in the same group. Students will stay together in their group with the same two Marine Science Instructors for the week. Groups will have limited to no interaction with other groups and Instructors.

Throughout the program our Marine Science Instructors will use our aquarium facilities to teach hands-on labs and workshops. Our labs and workshops encourage students to observe our wide variety of live and preserved specimens and introduce them to the variety of marine life they will encounter during field activities. This full day program is an excellent way to introduce students to the marine environment, engage students in marine science, and spark the interest of those with little previous exposure.

Day Camp - Program 1
Includes Floating Classroom Boat Trip
Program 1 Tuition43500$per student
Session Dates
Program 1

 

July 6 – 10, 2020

July 13 – 17, 2020

July 20 – 24, 2020

 

Activities
Program 1
Day Camp - Program 2
Includes Shark Snorkel
Program 2 Tuition40500$per student
Session Dates
Program 2

July 27 – 31, 2020

August 3 – 7, 2020

August 10 – 14, 2020

August 17 – 21, 2020

August 24 – 28, 2020

Activities
Program 2
Program Details

Program 1 Tuition:
Total session tuition for Program 1 is $435.00 per student. Tuition Includes: SEACAMP t-shirt, SEACAMP face covering (mask), supervision, activities, gear and equipment.

Program 2 Tuition:
Total session tuition for Program 2 is $405.00 per student. Tuition Includes: SEACAMP t-shirt, SEACAMP face covering (mask), supervision, activities, gear and equipment.

Enrollment Information:
Enrollment is first come, first served, and is accepted online with a full tuition payment. Programs are open to local students entering 5th grade in fall 2020 through 8th grade. Students must not have traveled 14 days prior to session start date and must have 14 days of good health prior to session start date. Each session will have up to three groups of no more than 10 students per group. Students will be assigned to a group by age with the exception of siblings attending in the same group. Groups will have the same two primary instructors that will provide primary instruction and supervision. There will be one support instructor that will have no interaction with students. Groups will have limited to no interaction with other groups and Instructors with the exception of students in Program 1, who will have limited to no interaction with boat crew during the Floating Classroom boat trip.

Enrollment Considerations:
While we are confident that our modified Summer 2020 programs comply with current health guidance and provide a safe environment for students, each family should carefully consider if participation is appropriate for their student due to the additional risk associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who are immunocompromised, or live with individuals at risk of serious illness due to COVID-19 should not attend programs, or they should consult with their doctor to determine if participation would be safe and appropriate.

  • Despite our efforts to educate and enforce physical distancing expectations, your student may, and will likely, have occasional short-term close physical contact with other students and Instructors in their group.
  • Session may be cancelled or modified based on local or regional public health concerns. Please have an alternative plan ready.
  • Many activities will occur in public park spaces that are accessible to the general public. Additionally, Program 1 students will have limited to no interaction with the boat crew during the Floating Classroom boat trip.
  • Students will be required to bring and wear a face covering at all times except during water activities (snorkeling, boogie boarding, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding) and when eating or drinking.
  • Face coverings are not recommended when it is likely to get wet or restrict a campers ability to breathe.
  • Fiesta Island Youth Aquatic Center is a multi-use facility that may include students from other geographic areas. SEACAMP students will have designated spaces and will have limited to no interaction with other programs.

What To Bring Each Day:
Students should bring a bag/backpack with the below required items each day. Students must be able to carry bag/backpack on their own. SEACAMP San Diego is not responsible for personal property that is lost, stolen or damaged. Lost and found items not claimed within two weeks from end of session will be donated.

  • Snack and Lunch
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Swim Suit
  • Beach Towel
  • Change of Clothes
  • Sweatshirt (especially if a boat trip is on the day’s schedule)
  • Rashguard or Sun Protection Shirt
  • Hat
  • Face Covering (Mask) in addition to the one SEACAMP will be providing. Please bring a plastic or reusable bag to protect the covering when not in use.
  • Notebook
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Personal Hand Sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
    • Students should apply a thorough coat of sunscreen prior to arriving each day. Additionally, prior to session students should practice applying sunscreen on their own and understand the importance of putting it on when directed. Students will have to re-apply their own sunscreen during the day, as other students and Instructors are not able to assist.
  • Optional – Sunglasses with Lanyard
  • Optional – Camera (digital or disposable)

Auto check-in and check-out will be curbside only – parents must stay in their vehicle and wear a face covering. Each day check-in is between 8:45am – 9:00am and check-out is between 3:45pm – 4:00pm. Check-in and check-out will be at SEACAMP San Diego facility located at Fiesta Island Youth Aquatic Facility*.

Check-in Procedures:
Curbside check-in at SEACAMP San Diego facility located on Fiesta Island starts at 8:45am, please do not arrive early as instructors are busy cleaning and preparing for the day. Parents must remain in their vehicle and wear a face covering. If more than one student is being checked-in, please have students exit the vehicle one at a time to receive health screening. Check-in ends promptly at 9:00am, late arriving students will not be able to join the group.

Students will be screened daily at check-in to meet the following health parameters:

  • The answer must be NO to all of the screening questions:
    • Has student had any of the following symptoms:
      • Cough • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Fever • Chills • Muscle Pain • Sore throat • New loss of taste or smell • Nausea • Vomiting • Diarrhea
    • Within the 14 days prior to camp, has student been in contact with anyone suspected of having or diagnosed with COVID19?
    • Has student traveled by air or traveled out of state in the 14 days prior to camp?
  • Temperature check – No fever of 100.4°F or greater
  • No observed symptoms of illness

Prior to arriving at camp, please check student’s temperature, double check student has none of the above symptoms and student is able to answer NO to all questions. If a student arrives to camp with a temperature greater than 100.4°F or answers YES to one of the health screening questions, that student will not be able to join the group and no refund will be provided. Please see Cancellation & Late Policies.

Check-out Procedures:
Curbside check-out at SEACAMP San Diego facility located on Fiesta Island starts at 3:45pm, please do not arrive early as instructors will not be ready. Parents must remain in their vehicle, wear a face covering and show government issued Photo ID through the window to check-out their student(s). Check-out ends promptly at 4:00pm. Late check-out will result in fee, please see Cancellation & Late Policies.

Additional Transportation:
During program students will be transported in 15-passenger vans with no more than five students and one Instructor per van. Physical distancing, face coverings and ventilation will be utilized during transport.

*Students can be transported by parents directly to site locations, when needed. Check-in and check-out times will be adjusted for some days and additional transportation will be required mid-day for some days. Please contact us for more details.

Cancellation Policy – Per Session, Per Student:
Cancellation is accepted up until check-in time on the first day of session or check-in time each day. Cancellations received prior to the start of session will be issued a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Cancellations received mid-session will be issued a prorated refund for the remaining unattended days ($87 per day for Program 1 and $81 per day for Program 2) minus a $25 processing fee. Cancellations with no notice are not eligible for a refund, full tuition amount will be forfeited. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to seacamp@seacamp.com. Please ensure the email includes student’s name, date of birth and session date student is enrolled in.

In the event session is required to be cancelled due to the direction of local, state or federal health agencies, full tuition will be refunded minus a $25 processing fee.

Students will be expected to maintain appropriate physical distancing and face coverings as directed. If a student repeatedly fails to comply with these directions, that student may be sent home and will not be allowed to return to camp and no refunds will be provided. Additionally, students that arrive to camp with a temperature greater than 100.4°F or answer YES to one of the health screening questions will not be able to join the group and no refund will be provided.

  • Health screening questions – the answer must be NO to all questions:
    • Has student had any of the following symptoms:
      • Cough • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Fever • Chills • Muscle Pain • Sore throat • New loss of taste or smell • Nausea • Vomiting • Diarrhea
    • Within the 14 days prior to camp, has student been in contact with anyone suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19?
    • Has student traveled by air or traveled out of state in the 14 days prior to camp?

All students are expected to follow the Rules and Policies for SEACAMP San Diego Summer 2020 Day Camp. Failure to do so will result in an immediate termination of session and no refunds will be provided

Transfer Policy – Per Session, Per Student:
Students may request to transfer or switch session dates without penalty. Requests will be granted providing space is available and the request is received 7 days prior to currently enrolled session. Request a transfer by emailing seacamp@seacamp.com. Please ensure the email includes student’s name, date of birth, session date student is enrolled in and which session date student would like to be transferred to.

Our Cancellation and Transfer Policies are generous and are designed to ensure those that are sick are able to stay home without penalty. Please don’t take advantage.

Late Check-in Policy:
Late arriving students will not be able to join their group and tuition will not be refunded. Check-in ends promptly at 9:00am.

Late Check-out Policy:
A late fee of $1.00 per minute after 4:00pm is due at check-out. There is a one-time 15-minute grace period for a late check-out during the session. After the 15-minute grace period, a $1.00 fee will be incurred for each additional minute. Fees are due at check-out.

Program 1 Activities:

    • July 6 – 10, 2020 • July 13 – 17, 2020 • July 20 – 24, 2020
      • Floating Classroom Boat Trip on San Diego Bay with Marine Mammals Behavior Workshop
      • Boogie Boarding & Physical Oceanography at La Jolla Shores with Sea Turtle Biology Lab
      • Snorkeling & Seining at Mission Point and Plastics & Conservation Workshop with Beach Clean-up at Mission Beach
      • Stand Up Paddle Boarding on Mission Bay with Plankton Lab & Fish Adaptations Lab
      • Kayaking on Mission Bay with Fish Printing & Invertebrate Lab

 

Program 2 Activities:

    • July 27 – 31, 2020 • August 3 – 7, 2020 • August 10 – 14, 2020 • August 17 – 21, 2020 • August 24 – 28, 2020
      • Shark Snorkel & Beach Walk at La Jolla Shores with Shark Ecology Evaluation Lab
      • Boogie Boarding & Physical Oceanography at La Jolla Shores with Marine Mammals Workshop
      • Snorkeling & Seining at Mission Point and Plastics & Conservation Workshop with Beach Clean-up at Mission Beach
      • Stand Up Paddle Boarding on Mission Bay with Plankton Lab & Fish Adaptations Lab
      • Kayaking on Mission Bay with Fish Printing & Invertebrate Lab

Session may be cancelled or modified based on local or regional public health concerns. Please have an alternative plan ready. Day by day schedule will be based on group assignment and will be provided prior to start of session date. All times and activities are subject to change due to scheduling considerations, weather/water conditions, etc.

Registration Forms are required for each participant and are done online after student is enrolled in desired session. Forms are due promptly after enrollment but must be received no later than 72 hours after enrollment.

To access online forms, please sign in to your account under My Account. Then navigate to Registration Information tab to complete required forms.

Before beginning, you will need to gather the following, as they will be required to submit forms:

  • Immunization record (electronic version to be uploaded)
  • Date of last tetanus shot
  • Health insurance card, if desired (electronic version to be uploaded)

Students and families will need to review and complete the following:

  • SEACAMP Information Packet (PDF) – Required for each student and family to read and review. Packet includes rules and regulations, map/address to SEACAMP facility, check-in and check-out procedures, program activities, cancellation policy, transfer policy, late policies, and what to bring each day.
  • Registration Forms – Parent/Guardian to complete on behalf of child/ward. Forms are broken into four parts:
    1. Registration Form A: SEACAMP session information along with student medical information, parent contact information and check-in and out information.
    2. Registration Form B: Acknowledgement of Rules & Polices, Cancellation Policy, Transfer Policy, Late Policies, and Enrollment Considerations
    3. Registration Form C: Medical Authorization, Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risks and Responsibility, Parent Authorization
    4. Registration Form D: Snorkeling and Water Activities Release

Forms are due promptly after enrollment but must be received no later than 72 hours after enrollment.

General Modifications:

  • Restructuring of camp programming to create stable, smaller groups that stay together and limit mixing with other groups – see Program Modifications section below for details
  • Implementation of Communicable Disease Plan that minimizes the risk of COVID-19 transmission
  • Modification of activities to promote physical distancing
  • Frequent hand sanitizing and promotion of healthy hygiene practices
  • Daily health and temperature screenings of students and staff
  • Activities and instruction to occur primarily outdoors with increased ventilation during labs and transportation
  • Curbside check-in and check-out by group to reduce contact between instructors, students, and families
  • Working together with families to ensure that campers who are showing symptoms of illness, or who have come in contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 do not come to camp. We ask that you review the American Camp Nursing Association’s A Healthy Camp Begins and Ends at Home flyer and begin monitoring your camper’s health and temperature for up to 14 days prior to session start date. Additionally, students must not have traveled 14 days prior to session start date.

Program Modifications:

  • Group sizes will be limited to no more than 10 students with no more than three groups per session.
  • Groups will have the same two primary instructors that will provide primary instruction and supervision. Groups will have one support instructor that will no interaction with students. Additionally, Program 1 students will have limited to no interaction with boat crew during Floating Classroom Boat Trip.
  • Students will stay together in their group throughout the week and will have limited to no interaction with other groups and Instructors.
  • Shared equipment will be cleaned and sanitized between uses
  • Instructors will be carrying alcohol-based hand sanitizer and will be stopping for frequent hand cleaning breaks
  • Students will be transported in 15-passenger vans with no more than five students and one Instructor per van. Physical distancing, face coverings and ventilation will be utilized during transport.
  • Students will need to bring a face covering to be worn at all times except during water activities (snorkeling, boogie boarding, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding) and when eating or drinking. Please bring a plastic or reusable bag to protect the cover when not in use.
  • Students must bring their own sunscreen. Students should apply a thorough coat of sunscreen prior to arriving each day. Additionally, prior to the session student should practice applying sunscreen and should understand the importance of putting it on when directed. Students will have to apply own sunscreen – other students and Instructors are not able to assist.
  • Students must be willing to follow the expectations for physical distancing and face coverings as directed. If a student repeatedly fails to comply with these directions, that student may be sent home and will not be allowed to return to camp and no refunds will be provided.
  • Each group will have own check-in area at SEACAMP San Diego facility on Fiesta Island
  • Check-in and Check-out will be curbside only. Parents must stay in their vehicle and wear a face covering.
  • Students will be screened daily at check-in to meet the following health parameters.The answer must be NO to all of the following screening questions:
    • Has student had any of the following symptoms:
      • Cough • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Fever • Chills • Muscle Pain • Sore throat • New loss of taste or smell • Nausea • Vomiting • Diarrhea
    • Within the 14 days prior to camp, has student been in contact with anyone suspected or diagnosed with COVID19?
    • Has student traveled by air or traveled out of state in the 14 days prior to camp?
    • Temperature check – No fever of 100.4°F or greater
    • No observed symptoms of illness
  • Prior to arriving at camp, please check student’s temperature, double check student has none of the above symptoms and that student is able to answer NO to all questions.
  • Cancellation is accepted for a for a full refund minus a small processing fee up until check-in time each day. Please see Cancellation & Late Policies for details.

SEACAMP San Diego Marine Science Instructors possess at least a college degree and are certified Red Cross Lifeguards with First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer – including oxygen administration training and first aid for marine hazards. Additionally, all Instructors have been finger printed with the Department of Justice & FBI and all have Class-C commercial driver’s licenses. SEACAMP San Diego does not retain a nurse on staff, although we do have a paramedic consultant on call. All SEACAMP San Diego’s programs are centrally located in the community within easy reach of full medical facilities, including emergency care. All facilities are easily accessible by car, ambulance or coast guard in case of emergency, and professional medical care is on call 24 hours a day.

SEACAMP San Diego tuition includes all supervision of students. There will be two Marine Science Instructors for every 10 students. During snorkeling and boogie boarding students are required to wear full-length, 7mm wet suits (which makes them buoyant and are provided by SEACAMP) and Instructor will have a rescue tube during the activity. During kayaking and stand up paddle boarding students will wear Coast Guard-approved PFDs (Personal Flotation Device – a ‘life jacket’).

Registration Forms are required for each students and parents/guardians are required to provide information about medical conditions, allergies, prescription and over the counter medications, etc. Additionally, immunization record and date of last tetanus shot are required. Student information is confidential and stays with SEACAMP Instructors at all times. There is a list of over-counter-medications that are stocked at camp that may be available to your students, if necessary, and parent/guardian has given permission to make these medications available. In regards to prescription medications, SEACAMP Instructors are not authorized to hold or administer prescription mediation to students – with the exception of emergency medication (i.e. Epi Pen) which staff are able to administer in an emergency situation. Students that need to take prescription medication(s) during camp will be responsible to hold and administer medication(s) themselves.

SEACAMP Instructors are not able to address or help remedy situations they are not made aware of. Students are required to communicate any health problems or concerns. If your child becomes ill or injured while attending SEACAMP San Diego, we will, of course, make sure that parents are kept informed about their child’s situation and progress. Whenever possible, parents/guardians will be included in decisions regarding their child’s care.