Camp Directions & COVID Protocols
Welcome back! We are excited to be able to have young students on campus again. This page outlines some of our general camp guidelines as well as some COVID-19 specific information.
The following protocols are updated as of June 25, 2021 based on the June 7 guidelines for camps issued by the Governor’s Office. As we receive updates from NYC and NYS we will amend the information below.
- Neither campers nor staff should come to camp if tested positive in the last 10 days, have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive in the last 10 days or who is currently symptomatic. The following is a list of possible COVID symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- New cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- All parents of campers under the age of 18 must fill out the daily prescreening via our Health Screening Form. Once successfully completed you will get a green checkmark on your device. Upon arrival at Wagner College, show the checkmark to the security guard who will then allow you to drive down on campus following directions detailed below for drop-off.
- We recommend completing the screening earlier that morning and taking a screenshot on your phone so that you can easily bring up the image in your photos.
- During camp weeks when we anticipate more than 36 campers in attendance, families may be assigned a specific drop-off and pick-up time and location to minimize crowding. This information will be communicated one week prior to camp beginning.
- Parents may not linger at the drop-off or pick-up location for more than 5 minutes. For questions/concerns that would normally be addressed at camp drop-off or pick-up, please call our office at 718-390-3221 from 9:45am – 3:30pm.
- Masks are required to be worn at all times while indoors regardless of vaccination status unless eating/drinking. Masks are not required outdoors as long as physical distancing is possible. We recommend sending campers with at least two masks, but we will have additional disposable masks available.
- Considerations will be made for those with medical conditions or needs that make mask-wearing difficult. We ask that you send any exemptions along with your medical form.
- Campers will be reminded to wash hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer.
- All campers and staff must maintain 6 feet of distance at all times.
- In general, class sizes will be smaller than in previous years.
- One-way traffic signs have been posted at all entrances and exits, and all campers and staff are expected to follow signage.
- Hand sanitizer and additional cleaning supplies have been placed in all rooms. Staff will wipe down all surfaces between use.
- Upon arrival at the classroom location, all campers and staff will have hands sprayed with sanitizer.
- Students are recommended to bring a morning and afternoon snack (if enrolled in a full-day program). Please refrain from bringing items with nuts as other campers may be allergic. When possible, snack time will be taken outside, but in the case of inclement weather, campers will be assigned additional rooms to allow for added space while masks are removed to eat.
- Items from home should be sanitized prior to being brought to camp, should not be shared with other campers/staff, and should not be loose, i.e. should be in a small backpack clearly labeled with the camper’s name.
- Regretfully, we will not be holding our traditional end-of-camp parent demonstrations for our programs this summer.
- Students will sit at max 4 to a table.
- Students will not be permitted to serve themselves. Dining hall staff will serve all food on individual plates to campers and staff.
- Students will be required to wash their hands before serving themselves and as soon as they are done eating.
- Afternoon activities will be mostly outdoors or in our Sports Center Gym in the event of high heat or inclement weather.
- Water will be provided. Students may bring a snack for the afternoon.
- All positive COVID cases while a camper or staff member is participating in our programs must be reported to Lifelong Learning staff who will then notify any staff or campers that have come in close contact with individuals and require isolation of those individuals for 10 days. Positive tests will also be reported to local health officials.
- Any campers who become symptomatic or who were deemed to be in close contact with someone who recently reported a positive test to Wagner College Lifelong Learning will be isolated in our Music practice rooms located in the Campus Hall 1st floor with appropriate supervision until a parent can come to pick them up. Staff deemed to be in close contact will be sent home immediately.
- Anyone excused from camp due to symptoms of COVID, or who came in close contact with someone who was confirmed positive and is not vaccinated, must produce a negative COVID test prior to returning to camp.
- All cancellations prior to camp beginning will receive a refund less a $50 fee.
- All other situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Registration, Medical Form & Waiver
- Drop-off Directions
- Pick-up Directions
- Attire & What to Bring
Registration must be completed and paid at least one week prior to camp beginning. Students enrolled in multiple weeks of camp can set-up a payment plan. All students are required by NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to submit a medical form completed by a licensed doctor and dated no more than 12 months from the last day of program enrolled. All programs require the completion of a Waiver/Photo Release form. If you do not wish for your child to be photographed, please indicate on the form and return it to us. These forms are available for download here. Forms can be completed and emailed to email@example.com or brought the first day of camp.
Make sure to read the information above regarding the COVID Health Screening.
- Enter the campus at the main entrance located at 631 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 between 8:30am and 8:50am.
- Approach the security guard booth and let him know you are dropping off for a summer camp. After showing him your completed health screening form he will let you down onto campus.
- Continue on the road past the first two stop signs. As you approach the third stop sign you will see the road turn to your left. Drive slowly (5 mph), following the curve to your left towards the gazebo on your right. Let your child exit your vehicle from the right passenger side and proceed to staff to check-in for the day. Once your child has been checked in and is with his/her appropriate group, you may proceed back to the main entrance to exit. At no time are you permitted to leave your car unattended on campus.
At all times follow instructions from Wagner Security Guards and Lifelong Learning Staff.
- Enter the campus as you did for the morning drop-off beginning at 4pm for afternoon dismissal and 12pm for half-day dismissal.
- Remain in your vehicle parked along the right curb. All traffic is one-way.
- Children will be waiting at the gazebo and lawn area near Parker Hall to your right.
- Children will be dismissed from this area to your car according to the vehicle arrival order. Although you may see your child at the gazebo, please do not pass other vehicles in line, unless instructed to do so by staff or Public Safety.
- Once your child has entered your car, you may proceed back to the main entrance to exit. Remember children are present so proceed with extreme caution.
- If you anticipate being later than 4:45pm please call our office at 718-390-3221. Your child will be brought to our office located in House #5 until you arrive.
Attire/Footwear For all programs, light weight, comfortable clothing appropriate for each program activity is recommended. Students are cautioned against wearing flip flops or any other type of footwear that may become dangerous when participating in recreation activities. Cell Phones/Electronic Devices Students may bring cell phones; however, students should not be using these devices during program hours and may not share with other campers. Personal electronic gaming devices and iPads/tablets are not encouraged. Wagner College is not responsible for lost or damaged electronics. If staff determines that student use of such devices is affecting participation, staff may collect devices and return them at the end of the day. Snack/Lunch Students should bring their own snacks. Please do not send your child with snacks that contain any form of peanuts, tree nuts, or peanut oils to safeguard against allergic reactions in other children. Lunch is provided for all full-day students. Water will be provided in the afternoon for all full-day students.