The CSC COVID-19 POLICY
In light of the spread of COVID-19, the Community Sailing Center are facilities are closed to the general public, and our team is not available in person. Staff can still be reached via email or (802)864-2499. We are committed to maintaining safe programming for our community, and will continue to update this page as more information is made available.
The CSC continues to closely monitor the following state or federal health agencies.
- Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD)
- Vermont Department of Health (VT DOH)
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
YOUTH PROGRAM UPDATE: June 1, 2020
By now you are probably aware of the good news of the Governor’s decision to allow summer camps to take place in Vermont. We plan on moving forward with our camp season. However, as a result of the Covid-19 crisis and our delay in preparing for the season, coupled with the guidelines newly released by the state requiring us to change our operational protocols for additional safety measures, our season will be very different than originally planned.
The immediate result of this requires us to change, postpone or cancel all camps for the weeks of June 15-19, June 22-26 and June 29-July 3. Our new Spring Adventure Sailing Camp provides childcare between May 25-June 26 for front line workers and families affected by school closures. This full day of care combines indoor learning and outdoor play, and registration is now open.
We’ve been hard at work adjusting our operations to make sure that we can provide both a fun and safe environment for our kids. These programs have been altered to accommodate the new restrictions as set by the State of Vermont. Summer camp will begin on July 6th and our updated camp programs are now available on our website.
ADULT PROGRAMS & RENTALS UPDATE: May 29, 2020
We are still very much hoping to offer adults opportunities to recreate outdoors at some point this summer. Our priority is to work within the state regulations and staff resources and run all our programs safely. For these reasons, the CSC has made the tough decision to cancel all adult classes and rentals through July 5th. We will do our best to get these programs up and running as soon as possible and will make an announcement once it is feasible for us to open up registration.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What safety measures are you using to prevent the spread of COVID?
The CSC is committed to following the safety protocols as defined by the Department of Children and Families. This includes but is not limited to daily health screenings, limiting group size, and regular cleaning and disinfection of the building and boats. For continued safety of the staff and the children, the facility will otherwise remain closed to the general public.
- Are group sizes being adjusted or reconfigured?
All groups will be no more than 25 individuals in a single classroom or care area, including instructors. Our camps will provide a student to instructor ratio of roughly 7:1 in a single class. There will be three single classes in a group and that group will never have more than 25 people per state guidance. These groups will cap out at a 22:3 student to instructor ratio.
- How is the CSC managing indoor spaces during programs?
The CSC has identified several indoor spaces including our classroom, deck, program room, and office for safe distance inside. Groups of 25 will stay within their assigned space for the duration of their camp. During inclement weather, the campers will participate in activities in these designated areas.
- Will campers be required to wear face coverings?
As per the recommendations of the Department of Children and Families, we require all children to wear a face covering during the check in and departure process. Once they are with their group they are no longer required to wear a face covering.
Children who are more comfortable wearing their face coverings are encouraged to do so in situations excluding eating, swimming or when they get wet. To avoid safety hazards, campers will not be permitted to wear face coverings during on water activities.
If they do not have one, a face covering can be provided to them. Suitable options include a clean single use mask, reusable cloth face mask, and buff.
- Will campers be practicing social distancing?
We are practicing social distancing via group configurations as listed above, therefore individuals will not be required to stay 6 ft apart during programs. The Vermont Department of Health has recognized that social distancing amongst young children is at times impossible and therefore are encouraging camps to focus on group distancing as the priority.
- Are the hours of operation changing?
The CSC is only open for kids camps at this time, with no rental or adult programs being offered. Camp will continue to operate between 9am-4pm with early drop off and late pick up options available.
- What should I do if my camper is traveling from out of state?
Any out of state campers are required to self-quarantine for at least 14 days in Vermont or receive negative test results after day 7 before engaging in any program. If your camper is unable to comply with this rule, please do not sign up for camp.
- What should I do in the event my child gets sick while at camp?
If a camper becomes ill during the hours of their program, their parent or guardian will be contacted immediately and the camper will be sent home as soon as possible. During the time the sick child remains at the CSC, they will be kept away from other campers to avoid spread of the contagion.
If your child is exposed to an individual who has gotten sick outside of camp, please notify the CSC as soon as possible. Those exposed will be asked to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Vermont Department of Health. If you have any other questions, please refer to the Vermont Department of Health for more resources.
Please direct all questions via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802.864.2499.