Junior Summer Camp FAQs


safety protocols

Will masks be required? If so, what type of masks or face coverings are acceptable?

Yes, students and staff will be required to wear masks when practicable. Exceptions will be made for eating/drinking. We require masks that follow CDC guidelines such as fitted masks or double layered gaiters. The CDC outlines which masks are effective here.

Can my student wear a face shield instead of a mask? 

Face shields can be worn in addition to a mask, but cannot replace a mask. The CDC outlines which masks are effective here.

What is the hand sanitization protocol?

Students will wash and sanitize hands often and thoroughly! Students will be required to sanitize hands upon arrival and at other points throughout the day. We will provide hand sanitizer in classrooms and at entrances/exits. Students are also encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer. 

How will you screen for COVID-19?

An online COVID pre-screen form must be submitted by 8:00am of each camp day to confirm that students do not have a fever, have not come in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, do not have someone in their household that has been diagnosed or has COVID-19 symptoms. If a student or family member has been in a high risk area designated by the state of New Jersey, they will not be able to attend camp until after completing the New Jersey recommended quarantine period.

Will camp staff be vaccinated for COVID-19?

Yes, all camp staff will be vaccinated for COVID-19. 

How will you implement social distancing?

We have chosen our camp location to provide ample space for each student. Students will have a clearly marked designated space to ensure CDC recommended social distancing. 

Will the camp be indoors or outdoors?

Camp will take place in both the indoor and outdoor spaces of the Women's Club. Weather permitting, lunch breaks will be primarily outdoors.

What is your cleaning/sanitizing protocol? 

High-touch areas such as doorknobs and light switches will be sanitized after each use. Our classrooms and bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized daily. Camp supplies such as markers, crayons, scissors, etc. will not be shared. Each student will have their own supplies to use for the duration of the camp. 


What should my child bring to camp?

Campers should dress in comfortable clothing they can move in and wear sneakers. All campers must wear a face mask! Each camper should bring a lunch, water bottle, and hand sanitizer (if desired). Please label all personal belongings.

What is the maximum number of students in camp?

Camp weeks are capped at 12 students per age based pod. There will be three pods each week for a maximum of 36 campers. 

How much physical interaction will pods have with each other?

Camp will operate in 3 pods of 12 campers per pod. Each pod will follow a set schedule which limits the interaction between campers.

Can my camper carpool with another family?

We encourage families to make the safest decisions for their children. In order to be able to contact trace effectively, camp staff may ask which families are carpooling together in the event someone in that carpool group tests positive for or is exposed to COVID-19. 

How will drop off/pick up work?

In an effort to limit exposure, we will have pod specific designated outdoor drop-off/pick-up locations. No one other than campers and camp staff will be permitted to enter the building.

How will lunch work?

Pods will eat lunch in outdoor spaces weather permitting. During inclement weather, pods will eat lunch in a classroom. Regardless of the location, campers will be spread out to maintain social distancing guidelines.


What happens if a student experiences symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19?

If a student experiences COVID-19 symptoms while at camp, the student will be immediately quarantined and parents will be notified to pick up the student. If a student tests positive, the student's pod will transition to a virtual format. All families who have had contact with the student will be notified by Gas Lamp Players staff. 

What happens if a student's family member or someone in close contact with a student tests positive for COVID-19?

If a student's family member or close contact tests positive for COVID-19, the student's pod will transition to a virtual format. All families who had contact with the student will be notified by Gas Lamp Players staff. 

How will you handle students/staff who have either been vaccinated or tested positive and recovered from COVID?

We will still require the individual to wear a mask and social distance.

Will all camp families be notified of any positive COVID-19 case within the camp?

Yes. Gas Lamp Players staff will alert all families of any positive COVID-19 cases in camp. 

  • Tier 1: Any student within the positive case's pod will transition to a virtual format.
  • Tier 2: Families of any student attending camp in other pods will be alerted of a possible exposure.


Can I cancel my camp?

A full refund is available with a 30-day notice prior to the start of the camp session. Less than 30 days notice will result in a credit for a future Gas Lamp program.

Can I transfer to another camp session?

Students may transfer camp weeks based on availability without a fee. Transfer requests must be made with a 30-day notice prior to the start of the camp session.

What is the refund policy in relation to a camp cancellation due to a positive COVID-19 case? 

In the event of a positive COVID-19 case within a camp pod, the camp will not be cancelled but instead the impacted pod will transition to a virtual format. 

If the CDC and New Jersey COVID guidelines change, our policies/procedures will be updated to reflect those protocols.  For more information, please contact glplayers@gmail.com.