Camp Clayton COVID-19 Health & Safety Information

Keeping Everyone Safe & Healthy: COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

Maintaining the health and safety of our campers and staff is more than a goal; it's a core value of our summer camp program. Clayton Parks and Recreation (CPRD) is committed to following rigorous, data-driven COVID-19 mitigation strategies. Working together with our parents/guardians, we will take every precaution necessary to ensure a safe, healthy summer!

  • CPRD will provide contact tracing at all camp locations. Campers will be assigned to cohort pods of 20 campers, not to interact amongst groups. Due to varied weekly camp attendance, pod groupings are subject to change from week to week, although our goal is to keep groupings as consistent as possible. Siblings, if assigned to different pods, must remain with their assigned group. No exceptions will be made.
  • All campers and staff will be required to wear a face mask inside the Clayton Community Center and the Clayton Middle School. Campers must keep their face mask on during outside play when physical distancing is not feasible.
  • CPRD will increase staff awareness of communicable disease procedures through required training offerings and enhanced procedures. All camps will put a communicable disease action plan into place. Training will include, but is not limited to, health and safety procedures, what and how to clean/disinfect/sanitize, daily health self-assessment for staff and campers, general communicable disease information, camper health/symptom assessment and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Staff will engage in enhanced cleaning efforts during the camp day.
  • During lunch/snack, campers will eat with their pod. Each camper will wash their hands before and after eating. Weather permitting, campers will eat their lunch/snack outside "picnic-style" to encourage physical distancing while masks are off.
  • Campers will be asked to wash hands at scheduled times during the day. Hand sanitizer will be readily available and used frequently during camp hours. Camps will prominently display educational content, proper hygiene posters, and child-friendly hand washing instructions.
  • Staff will monitor their pod of children looking for signs of illness and will notify the appropriate personnel if a child develops a constant cough, shortness of breath or appears to have a fever.
  • Staff will monitor coughing and sneezing and will be trained to require campers to immediately wash hands if caught doing so. Additionally, staff will work to educate participants to cough and sneeze into their elbows.


COVID-19 risk mitigation strategies implemented by the Camp Clayton are subject to change based upon current guidance from public health officials.