Health and Safety Protocols

Marymount Summer is committed to creating the safest possible circumstances for a robust, engaging, and fun in-person summer camp experience. Marymount Summer will follow the recommendations of the NYCDOH in our safety practices and protocols, but please note that information is changing rapidly and flexibility will be required as we adapt to updated guidance.  

Campers and staff will be required to:
  • complete a pre-screening questionnaire each morning before camp
  • wear face masks at all times, except for snack and lunch breaks
  • maintain safe physical distance at all times
  • regularly wash or sanitize their hands throughout the day
  • stay home if they are feeling ill 
  • follow all state requirements for quarantine after travel or if identified as a contact

As an added layer of protection, all campers and staff members will be required to take a COVID test each Monday. Rapid testing via a shallow nasal swab will be performed onsite upon arrival; if a positive result is returned, the individual will take a follow-up rapid PCR test onsite to confirm the result. A small weekly charge will be billed accordingly for rapid testing; additional charges will apply for confirmatory PCR testing. 

All Marymount Summer facilities are equipped with HEPA filters in the HVAC system; if a room has a window air conditioner instead of forced air, filters are maximized for equipment capabilities. Classrooms are also outfitted with free-standing air purifiers.

Marymount Summer has a full-time Health Director who is a registered nurse. The Health Director will manage any ill persons at school, and our health offices are equipped with isolation rooms for anyone who exhibits COVID symptoms. Campers who exhibit symptoms must be picked up within one hour by a parent/guardian or a designated emergency contact and should consult their primary care physician for further evaluation.

If at any time a camp group is required to quarantine according to NYCDOH guidelines, the group will pivot to a virtual platform for the remainder of the quarantine days. If a virtual camp experience is not desired, parents may elect to apply the credit for days missed toward future camp days in the 2021 season.