21/22 Winter Camp Health and Safety Protocols

We are so excited to welcome back our students for in-person classes and camps! Magik is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming environment with rigorous health protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our community. Our policies are based on guidance from the CDC and all participants must agree to fully comply when registering. Magik Theatre reserves the right to change these policies based on updated recommendations from local and national health authorities as well as changes in the city risk indicator. 

 

ENROLLMENT LIMITS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

In order to encourage social distancing, each camp session will be limited to 12 participants. Lunch and snack breaks will take place outdoors, weather permitting. 

 

FACE MASKS

Students and teachers will be required to wear properly fitted face coverings at all times, other than when eating or drinking. Face masks should completely cover the nose and mouth and should be snugly fit. We expect students to arrive with their own masks but we will provide child-sized disposable masks in the event that their mask breaks or becomes soiled. In addition to snack and meal breaks, we will schedule frequent outdoor mask breaks throughout the day. 

 

VENTILATION & AIR PURIFICATION

All areas of camp occupancy will have an air purifier that has been tested and proven against Covid-19 and other viral aerosols. Magik has also installed a UV air sanitizer to purify all air in our overall intake systems. 

 

HAND HYGIENE

Magik will provide hand sanitizer and will schedule regular breaks for campers to sanitize or wash their hands. If parents/students have a brand or type of hand sanitizer they prefer they are welcome to bring their own. 

 

TEMPERATURE CHECKS 

Campers will have their temperatures checked by the Camp Manager or Teaching Artist twice per day, during morning check-in and before lunch. If a camper has a temperature greater than 100 degrees they will not be admitted to camp and or parents will be called to pick up their child. 

 

VISITOR & STAFF RESTRICTIONS

Parents, care-givers, and other guests will not be permitted to enter the building. Magik staff members who are unaffiliated with camp will not interact with campers.

 

CHECK-IN & HEALTH SCREENING PROCESS

Check-in will take place outdoors in front of the main entrance of Schultze House. Parents should stay with their child until their temperature is taken and they are cleared for entry. We will not be able to allow a camper to participate in camp if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever/Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion
  • Muscle of Body Aches
  • Recent Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or Vomiting

 

CLEANING AND DISINFECTION

Magik facilities will be thoroughly cleaned after each day and camp staff will routinely disinfect high touch surfaces throughout the day. We will limit the amount of shared items between campers, especially those that are difficult to disinfect. 

 

LUNCH AND SNACKS

Magik will not provide any type of food for lunch or snack breaks other than water. Students will not be allowed to share food that they bring from home. Meal breaks will take place outdoors, weather permitting. All students will wash their hands with soap and water after lunch and snack breaks. 

 

VACCINATIONS & COVID TESTING

All Teaching Artists will either be vaccinated or receive routine Covid-19 tests. At this time, we are not requiring students to receive a Covid-19 vaccination to participate in Magik camps and classes

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES

Our Camp Manager, Alejandro Pesina, will also act as Safety Manager when implementing these protocols. He will be the point of contact for direct safety concerns and contact tracing procedures. Our General Manager, Shannon Bishop, acts as the Health, Safety, and Covid-19 Supervisor and is responsible for creating and continually updating our safety protocols based on guidance from health officials and industry standards. Either can be reached for questions about our procedures. 

 

WHEN NOT TO COME TO CAMP

Campers should stay at home for any of the following reasons:

  • If they are symptomatic or have a positive case of Covid-19
  • If someone in the household is symptomatic or has a positive case of Covid-19
  • If they are unvaccinated and have been in close contact with someone who is symptomatic or has a positive case of Covid-19
  • If they are unvaccinated and someone in the household has has been in close contact with someone who is symptomatic or has a positive case of Covid-19

 

IN CASE OF ILLNESS

 

  • Symptomatic Camper
    • If a camper begins to show symptoms of Covid-19 they will be immediately isolated from the rest of the camp group and their parents will be contacted. We will provide a safe and comfortable place for isolation and a camp staff member will stay with them until their parents can come to pick them up.
    • If a camper becomes symptomatic or is positive for Covid-19, we will contact the parents of each camper
    • If a parent calls to tell us they are not bringing their child to camp because they are ill, we will not allow them to return without a negative PCR test.

 

Magik Theatre is committed to creating an environment that fosters inclusivity, empathy, and a sense of community. No child, parent, or instructor should feel guilt or shame if they get diagnosed with Covid-19 or become symptomatic and report it to Magik Theatre. We want to encourage all participants to prioritize their health and the health of others above all else. 

 

All parents who register their children must agree to these protocols and make a commitment to adhere to them. Magik Theatre reserves the right to end our relationship with a camper and their family if there are continual deliberate efforts to subvert these guidelines. If these regulations change between registration and camp session we will alert all parents. Magik Theatre will not be able to provide refunds due to Covid-19 illness and camp cancellations. 

 

We encourage all parents to speak with their children about the importance of distancing, hand hygiene, and mask-wearing. We acknowledge that for many of our campers this may be the first time since the pandemic that they are entering into a structured social experience. Parents can help by talking with their children about what to expect during camp and can also schedule a meeting with our Camp Manager to discuss any concerns you or your children may have.