Day Camp Safety Guidelines

  • All staff will perform a health screening at the beginning of each day and are required to wear masks*.
  • We are strongly recommending that members and guests members wear masks in YMCA facilities and programs regardless of vaccination status.
  • Health screenings will be performed with all campers at check-in.
  • Camp sizes will be limited and campers will stay with their designated group (there will be no opening ceremonies or group games).
  • There will be breaks for campers to wash hands before and after the program, every 30-minutes during the program, and after transitioning from one activity to another.
  • Program space will be cleaned and disinfected before and after each camp.
  • In certain cases where we work with third-party instructors or contractors, additional mask and vaccination requirements may be in place.
*some exceptions apply in aquatics facilities and in group exercise classes where barriers are present


  • Masks are required for participants of all youth programs 
  • Masks are required for parents/caretakers while picking up or dropping off a child for an indoor program while in the program area 
  • Masks are required for all individuals in the THRIVE Center and Family Adventure Zone (FAZ) at the Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA 
  • Masks are required for all individuals in the Youth Activity Centers (YAC) and Kid Zones 
  • Masks will not be required for spectators of Y youth sporting events while watching a game if they can physically distance (required in school buildings while walking to the gym, per school district requirement) 
  • Masks are highly recommended for youth and adults when in Y membership facilities and are required in the programs 
  • Physical Distancing of 6 ft. or more and all other Covid safety protocols should still be maintained at all possible times  
*Following are exceptions to the mask policy (masks not required): 
  • Outdoor activities 
  • Children under 3 in any program 
  • Climbing wall (while climbing) 
  • Any water-based aquatic program 
  • Basketball and volleyball while actively playing (mask required when youth sitting on the sideline) 
  • Open gym while actively playing 
  • Resident Camp while eating or in sleeping quarters

2021 Summer Day Camps are presented by:

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