5/29/20: Camp Update


New Canaan Field Club
Summer Camp


Hello Camp Families!

We know you are all patiently awaiting information about how camp is going to run this summer. We don’t have all of the answers yet, but wanted to share changes we know will be taking place.

Camp will run June 29- August 7. There is no Camp June 24- 26 (originally week 1).

To ensure proper social distancing protocols, we are finalizing our registration and will be billing out on June 5th. If you do not wish to send your child this summer, please remove your child from the regular and the wait lists prior to June 5th. (Click here and use tabs on top to select the week. Note: it is temporarily locked for new signups, but cancellations are allowed.)

Consent Form
If you, your child, or anyone in your household or who you spend time with are ill, diagnosed with COVID-19, are 65+ years, or have an illness which makes them high risk, it is recommended that your child does not attend camp. All families must sign a Consent Form outlining this policy. This form will be sent out in the upcoming weeks.

Camp Groups
Per the state, each group of 10 children will be operating independently from other groups this summer. Each group will social distance from other groups and other members while at camp. This means children will not be moving or switching groups during the day.

Kids Hour
To help us keep your children safe, we will not be offering Kids Hour as a drop in this summer. If you want your child to participate, please sign up by the Wednesday before your scheduled week so we can make sure we have adequate staff to adhere to social distancing policies.

As in the past, lunches can be brought from home or purchased from the snack bar. More information to come.

Drop off/Pick up
There will be multiple drop off and pick up points for campers this year. Please be on the lookout for emails with these details sent out each week. We will try our best to keep your individual drop off point consistent from week to week. All staff and campers will have their temperature checked upon arrival. Any temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be admitted into camp for the day.

Per CT guidelines, staff will be required to wear masks when within 6 feet of other staff or campers. Campers will not need to wear masks at this time. However if you wish for your child to wear one, please let your child’s counselor know.

Hand Washing
We will have hand sanitizer available when running water and sinks are not for hand washing. Hands must be washed for 20 seconds:
1. Before coming in contact with any child;
2. Before and after eating;
3. After sneezing, coughing or nose blowing;
4. After using the rest room;
5. Before handling food;
6. After touching or cleaning surfaces that may be contaminated;
7. After using any shared equipment

Locker Rooms/Bathrooms
In an ongoing effort to keep the children safe, we will have designated bathrooms to be used by the children while at camp. The bathrooms will be wiped down and sanitized between each group’s use. To minimize exposure when changing we will be setting up temporary private changing stations to be used by the campers at camp.

As you know, the club is waiting for the okay to open the pool. In the meantime, we are working closely with aquatics to ensure the safety of your children when the pool does open. We are also planning many fun, safe water activities to help keep us cool!

We will be offering tennis during camp as we have in the past, keeping social distancing protocols in mind.

We have based these decisions on guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC). All protocols are subject to change as we move through this unprecedented time.

We look forward to a safe, and fun filled summer!

Kate Tokarski & Jessica Knowles
Youth Programs Co-Chairs




Karen Wilson
Camp Director

Elizabeth Miller
Associate Camp Director




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New Canaan Field Club, Box 357, 164 Smith Ridge Road, New Canaan, CT 06840