We hope this message finds you well. Based on Governor Wolf’s most recent announcement, which indicated Philadelphia will move to the Yellow Phase on June 5, 2020, and that camps will be in the category of businesses which can operate, we are planning to move forward as scheduled, with, of course, many new factors to consider. As camp quickly approaches, we want to communicate the operating procedures and protocols we’ll have in place so we can provide our campers with a safe environment. We have and will continue to take important steps to ensure our facility is prepared to open safely in order to meet and exceed CDC and other key requirements.
To start, we have contracted a deep cleaning and disinfecting service by Sanibuild. Sanibuild utilizes SmartTouch, a residential, hospital and commercial disinfectant along with BIOPROTECT, an EPA registered, bound antimicrobial technology that protects surfaces for up to 90 days without reapplication.
We will be utilizing no-touch thermometers and have designated three access points to allow for safe, spacious entry/exit. Having multiple entrances provides the ability to take the temperature of each child and adult before fully entering the facility without causing congestion. We have a Registered Nurse on staff to train our employees to appropriately scan each person and supervise. Our HVAC system has new filters designed to rid airflow of allergens, bacteria and germs. The facility is air conditioned but also contains two large bay doors that can be opened completely to allow ample air flow.
Our plan is to intently follow the provided guidelines from the State of Pennsylvania and the CDC. We will limit our enrollment appropriately and designate children to the five sections of the facility. A schedule has been generated that will ensure safe transitions within the facility and the opportunity for all children to access the fields and court at one point in the day. There are seven (7) handwashing stations available, three (3) within each bathroom, and one (1) in our kitchen. Each parcel of Phield House is separated by a plexiglass wall and/or large ceiling to floor partitions. Additionally, prior to each group entering the facility our staff will clean and disinfect using disinfectant spray, cleaner for hard surfaces and wipes for plexiglass and canvas surfaces and our lobby, bathrooms and entrances will be thoroughly cleaned regularly.
Please see the following to review additional details:
Kurk Watson will lead and supervise day-to-day Phield House programming. ‘Captain’ Kurk has been a part of the Phield House staff since inception, including his role as Summer Camp Director. His position as Positive Behavior Specialist at Albert M. Greenfield Elementary (since 2013), his experience at Lohikan overnight camp as a Division Director and the Philadelphia 76ers as a Youth Instructor have helped to make his mark throughout the community.
Check In & Check Out Procedures
The main entrance (Spring Garden Street), Side Entrances A, B, C are situated on the 8th Street portion of the building. Parents will be designated an entrance point (zone) for drop-off and pick-up each day. Registrants will receive separate correspondence with your designated zone and map for reference. This will help to minimize the foot traffic in and out of the facility. Under the guidance of staff member Anne Kilmon, a Registered Nurse, staff members will conduct temperature checks on each child using no-touch, infrared thermometers. Parents will not be permitted to enter the facility past each check-in station. In the event of a child presenting a fever he or she will be not allowed to enroll in our program until quarantined for 14 days and all symptoms have dissipated.
One of three entrance/exit points will be designated for drop-off/pick-up and temperature checks. There will be cones outside of this entrance to allow for social distancing while awaiting entrance and temperature checks. Each child and their caregiver will enter the area one at a time.
Immediately following the temperature screening process the children will be escorted to a hand washing station and a secure area to place their lunch box and belongings. Each group will have its own designated section of the facility.
This process will be completed daily and daily attendance reports will include a section to indicate each child has passed the temperature check successfully. We appreciate everyone’s patience with this very important process.
Based on CDC Recommendations:
- Staff will be required to wear masks
- Campers are encouraged to wear masks
- Restricted group size of 10 campers
- Campers stay with group and designated counselor
- No drop-in/walk in sign ups will be accepted. Pre-registration only
- Hand sanitizing & washing stations readily available
- Social distancing
- Cleaning protocols throughout the day
- No sharing of equipment
Sick Camper Policy
In the event of a child presenting a fever, he or she will not be allowed to enroll or remain in our program until quarantined for fourteen (14) days and all symptoms have dissipated. If a camper presents symptoms during the day, we will isolate and contact a parent or guardian for pick-up.
We will notify families regarding any reported cases of COVID-19.
In the event of a child presenting symptoms of COVID-19 and is quarantined, we will provide a credit for the dates missed. If camp requires closure, a credit will be issued for the dates missed.
Philadelphia’s Best Summer Camp Programs
Your child will enjoy days full of fun, play, and exercise during Phield House Summer Camps!
Join us at Phield House for the 2020 Summer Camp season! Captain Kurk Watson will be at the helm leading Creating Experience & Opportunities. Camp will provide a thrilling day full of exciting adventures and activities.
Kids of all ages and with all interests can come enjoy a full day of activities, sports and socialization in our climate-controlled state-of-the-art facility. Camp is open to children ages 6 through 14 and is offered on a weekly basis Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For families who need flexible schedules, earlier drop-offs and later pick-ups are available for an additional cost.
Campers should bring their own snacks and water to camp every day and either bring lunch or purchase our pizza lunch special.
Weekly Camp Price: $299.00
Summer Camp Sessions
Phield House offers 11 weeks of summer camp fun! Save by signing up for multiple weeks; discount automatically taken at checkout. Click on date to register!
A Typical Day At Camp
Phield House Summer Camp begins with an opening ceremony which consists of stories, announcements, and warm-ups. Then, campers are lead through a variety of fun-filled, energetic activities that keeps them engaged throughout the day. Activities range from group sports and traditional camp games to something new and different developed by our highly trained staff. After lunch, campers may hear from a guest speaker or entertainer before getting back to playing sports and camp games. The day ends with a closing ceremony which leaves all campers feeling motivated and full of energy.
Summer Camp Ad Ons
Phield House wants to make your summer camp experience as convenient as possible. We offer before & after care, which costs $10 per session. We also offer pizza lunch for an additional $6 per day. Both can be added during registration.
Before Care: 8:00a.m. Drop-Off
After Care 1: 3:00p.m.-4:30p.m.
After Care 2: 4:30p.m.-5:30p.m.
Download camp forms and information by clicking on the links. The camp health & waiver form must be submitted in order for your child to participate.
Get In Touch for More Information About Camp at Phield House
Summer camp at Phield House will give your child the chance to have fun with other kids in a safe, comfortable, and interactive environment. Enroll above or call (215) 830-1940 for more information on how you can enroll your child in summer camp at the Phield House.