SuperCamps COVID-19 Secure Policy Safe Holiday Camps
We are pleased to describe below the robust and thorough measures that we are taking to reduce the risk of COVID-19 at our camps and to keep our SuperCamps community safe. These measures have already been implemented in a number of our camps towards the end of 2020. Our ‘COVID Secure Camp strategy’ maintains requirements expected in school settings and aims to limit contact between pupils whilst also implementing enhanced hygiene measures.
Please see below ways that we are ensuring COVID Secure Camps and click here for all current government guidelines for out of school settings;
We cannot wait to provide you with amazing holiday camps, filled with enriching activities, lifelong memories, and lots of happy children, in a safe and supportive environment.
Our Camp Managers will sign campers in and out on the parent’s behalf and will be wearing visors. Where additional forms are required to be filled in, parents will be asked to use the hand sanitiser provided on our front desk. All parents dropping off will be respectfully asked to wear a mask when coming indoors.
Students will be allocated into a year group bubble for the camp week. Out of the year group bubble we will form small daily bubbles. (Information on size of group bubbles can be found below.) Throughout the camp day contact between group bubbles will be minimised. This will include ensuring staggered lunch and breaks and increasing space between groups to allow for social distancing. Each year group bubble will be allocated staff members, who will remain with the same group throughout the camp. *This will be subject to government easing of restrictions*
SuperCamps is proud to offer great flexibility for parents. Parents will still be able to book during the camp week, however places will be limited. Therefore to avoid disappointment we advise booking in advance.
Our daily group bubbles for our 4 to 5 years-old (Early Years) students will have a maximum of 16 campers, with at least two Activity Instructors or a maximum of 8 campers, with at least one Activity Instructors. For our 6 to 7 years-old campers our bubbles will have a maximum of 14 students, and for 8+ bubbles there will be a maximum of 15 campers per bubble with at least one Activity Instructor. Bubbles will be supported by our Camp Manager who remains out of ratio.
All staff will receive additional ‘COVID Secure Camp Strategy’ training, before working on camp. As part of this training, staff will understand how to implement and follow the requirements expected of them. Across the camp we will also be ensuring good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach. The Camp Manager will be responsible for responding appropriately to any student illness whilst on camp.
At SuperCamps we offer an extensive range of activities, games, challenges. Our team have been busy risk assessing and adapting our activity programme to ensure all the necessary adaptations are in place to ensure activities are ‘Covid Secure’.
Swimming facilities at the majority of our venues are now available however, we advise you check the venue page to see if swimming is available at your location. We are not anticipating that we will be operating our bouncy castles and archery tag as we would normally. Despite this, there is still a huge range of activities on offer to keep children engaged.
Each of our group bubbles will carry a cleaning kit, with staff members ensuring that surfaces and touch points are regularly disinfected. Students will be expected to wash their hands more often, particularly after every activity, and hand sanitiser will be provided throughout the camp. SuperCamps will also liaise with our fantastic host partner schools to ensure additional enhanced daily cleaning of facilities including toilets and washrooms.
During sign in and out our camp staff will be using visors and PPE. Students and staff will not wear PPE during the normal camp day whilst in their day bubble. However, staff will have additional PPE equipment at hand when dealing with any intimate care and first aid requirements.
Students will also see social distancing directions, marking and signs throughout camp. Reminders and rules will be communicated to students during the day by staff.
Any child who becomes ill with symptoms which could be Covid-19 during their time on camp will be taken to a secure area of camp and isolated away from other children. Their temperature will be checked again, and the parent/guardian will be called to come and collect immediately from camp. If the child becomes seriously ill, we will call 999. The isolation area will then be fully sanitised and cleaned after each use. If a child or member of staff has suspected symptoms of Covid-19, they will be sent home and must follow the Government guidance for households with possible Covid-19 infection. This includes self- isolation and taking a Covid-19 test. See:
The Camp Manager will inform our Head Office team of any children who are sent home due to displaying symptoms of Covid-19. Camp will continue to operate as normal, unless or until advised otherwise by the local Health Protection Team, but parents/guardians and staff will be informed, especially those in high risk groups. If children or staff experience any symptoms of Covid-19 they must not attend Camp until all symptoms have passed and they feel well or they have a negative test result (if tested).