The current times have been precarious and uncertain for many of us. Even as countries and states recover, we are now facing a new normal. Here at Power Monkey, we’re doing everything we can to get things back on track with our Power Monkey Camp for Fall 2020. Our goal is to deliver the same standard of educational excellence as well as put into place an upgraded system that minimizes the risk of exposure to COVID-19 as much as possible.
Below are the measures we’re implementing for PMC 14 (Sept 27-Oct 3, 2020):
1. Cabins: Max 8 people per cabin with a minimum of 6 feet between beds.
*If any camper prefers to bring their own tent and camp outdoors, you are welcome to do so. In this scenario, you will be assigned a cabin for shower/bathroom purposes.
2. Station/training groups: Max 10 people per group. You will stay with this group throughout the duration of Camp to rotate through all the coaching stations.
3. Temperature checks: We will be checking everyone's temperature upon arrival at BNA prior to getting on the shuttle. If you have a fever or any symptoms, you will be asked to go to the emergency room immediately and will not be able to attend Camp until tested negative and cleared by the hospital. If driving in, you will be temperature checked upon arrival to camp.
Once you arrive at Camp, you will be asked to stay on campus for the duration of the week (aside from field trip to Mayhem). We will have authorized staff making trips to stores for picking up needed supplies throughout the week.
4. Pre-arrival symptom survey: A questionnaire will help screen participants prior to arrival. If any participants are having any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone else showing symptoms prior to Camp they will not be allowed to attend unless having tested negative prior to arrival. Test results will need to be provided.
5. Deferrals for high-risk participants: If any participant in a high-risk category prefers to attend a future camp, their spot will be reserved for 1 year (PMC 15 or 16).
6. Equipment safety: We will be disinfecting all equipment and gym surfaces daily.
7. Safety during training sessions: In the event of any hands-on spotting or group work, all coaches will be required to wear gloves/masks.
8. Masks: Masks will be provided to all campers/staff. All kitchen staff will wear masks/gloves at all times when in the kitchen area.
9. Safety at mealtimes: We will limit self-service in the dining hall and meal times will be structured to limit large groups eating at the same time. We will encourage using outdoor eating areas as much as possible.
- This list is not exhaustive. We will continue to update and refine our safety measures as more information becomes available in the coming months.
- Of course, even when taking all precautions, there will still be a risk of transmitting illnesses. Everyone must stay vigilant during the week of camp and be honest and forthcoming with any potential symptoms.
- The COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing. Because of that, these suggestions may quickly become outdated. Watch out for the latest from the CDC and other health authorities.
We’ll be following CDC cleaning/disinfecting guidelines: