In collaboration with our summer camp partner Bellarmine University, we’re already making plans to keep your young actor safe. Here are some protective measures we’re implementing.
Student Dropoff and Pickup
Parents will drop off their students at a centralized location on campus each morning. Unlike in previous years, please don’t walk your student to their classroom. Staff members will escort kids from the dropoff site to their camp at the beginning of the day, and from their camp to the pickup site at the end of the day.
A staff member will ask your child health questions and take their temperature as they get out of the car in the morning. To protect our camp community, anyone with a fever or COVID-like symptoms will be asked to return home.
Students and teachers are required to wear masks. Spares will be available in case your child forgets their mask at home (or if it breaks).
We’ll provide opportunities to wash or sanitize hands frequently. Meanwhile, our goal is to reduce or eliminate the sharing of supplies and props.
We’ll maintain social distancing during camp as much as possible. We’re limiting enrollment to ensure that the number of students in our programs stays well below the Black Box Theatre’s capacity.
When we take our snack break (or lunch break for daylong sessions), we’ll do it outside whenever possible. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, students will space themselves out inside while they unmask to eat. Since drinking fountains are turned off, a water bottle will be provided for each student to help them stay hydrated.
Students will perform in-person for invited guests, but audience size may be limited to ensure social distancing. (Stay tuned for details.) We’ll provide clear face coverings for our actors so that facial expressions can be seen clearly during the show.
If an individual student has to quarantine because of a potential exposure to COVID-19 outside of camp, the student may be able to continue participating virtually. If it isn’t possible, we’ll offer a refund.
If a student enrolled in our camp (or an instructor) tests positive for COVID-19, we’ll follow Bellarmine’s guidance as we coordinate with Campus Health Services on the next step. If a camp can’t continue in person because of quarantine requirements, we’ll move to a virtual format. Please note that refunds will not be offered if we’re forced by circumstances to move a program online.
If a student gets sick during a camp session, we’ll follow the CDC’s guidelines to minimize the risk of exposure for other students.