Summer 2021 FAQ

Will face coverings be required?

Face coverings will be required at all times when not actively eating and drinking. School of Music and Athletics face coverings exceptions shall follow their previously approved guidelines.

Additional face coverings will be available for campers in case their own are lost, damaged, or forgotten.

Will physical distancing be required?

Camps will be appropriately spaced on campus including housing, buildings/classrooms being used, and dining. The daily camper population will be limited to 300 people (campers and staff included).

Outdoor spaces and tents will be used whenever possible, utilizing classroom-style setups.

Stetson-provided transportation options during camps will be limited, capacity in vehicles will be reduced, and adequate air circulation will be implemented.

What is the maximum capacity per camp?

The maximum capacity per camp will be 50 campers. Campers will be grouped in small groups/pods with dedicated staff. We will make sure that they will remain with the same group throughout the day, every day. The maximum capacity of each pod size will be at 25 campers.

Mixing between groups will be avoided. Group events, gatherings, or meetings where physical distancing of at least 6 feet between people cannot be maintained, will also be avoided.

Will the camp staff be required to wear face coverings?

Face coverings will be required at all times when not actively eating and drinking. The camp staff members are encouraged to be vaccinated prior to the start of camp.

Do you have sanitation/disinfection regulations?

The following measures will be taken:

Clean and disinfect bathrooms regularly (e.g., in the morning and evening, after times of heavy use) using EPA-registered disinfectants.

Clean and disinfect campus spaces utilized on a daily basis using EPA-registered disinfectants.

Hand hygiene is completed before entering a classroom space.

Hand hygiene must be completed before handling a community item (instrument, ball, etc.).

No shared water bottles.

Are campers required to be tested for COVID-19?

Yes. All campers will be tested using CUE Rapid PCR upon arrival to campus. They will not be permitted to participate in camp activities until they have received a negative result. Campers who are present for multiple weeks will need to be tested again midway through the program. All COVID tests, including athletic camps, would run through the same process managed by CEO.

Parents/guardians/campers must sign a ROI in advance of the camp to provide Stetson and FDOH the ability to receive the results.

Parents/guardians must sign a testing consent form if the camper is under 18.

What happens in the case my kid tests positive?

Parents/guardians and campers should have an exit plan ready in the event they test positive or become symptomatic during the camp. Parents/guardians are not permitted to leave after drop-off until test results have been received. If a camper tests positive, he/she must leave the university immediately.

If a camper tests positive, becomes symptomatic, or has a positive wellness screening during the camp, their parent/guardian or other adult designated by the parent/guardian must pick up the camper and remove them from campus within 6 hours of the positive test/wellness notification.

A temporary isolation limit of 6 hours will be available. We will not isolate ill or direct exposures overnight. Isolation locations will have hygiene items, food, and water available when in use.

What happens if the is an outbreak during camp?

If there is a surge in COVID-19 cases in the camp community or a stay-at-home order is issued while camp is in session, all campers would be sent home.

We also will be in collaboration with FDOH when a camper's case is identified. We will coordinate direct exposure and community exposure notification protocols with FDOH. Positive cases will need to be reported to the county the camper resides in as well as the county where the camp is held.

Will the staff be tested for COVID-19?

Mandatory testing is required for all camp employees and volunteers (including CEO staff).

Are there any regulations of screening during the camps?

Yes, there will be two wellness screenings daily for campers (before breakfast and dinner for residential campers, beginning and end of activities each day for commuters).

Campers with community exposure may require extra symptom checks.

Are there precautions during dining on campus?

The Commons dining hall can safely host a maximum of 158 physically distant campers at one time. Meals will be split into two shifts if the number of campers exceeds 158.

During meals, campers will be seated with their pods. No mixing of groups is permitted.

We will encourage the use of patio seating if feasible.

What should I bring for an overnight Camp?

  • Comfortable clothing (shorts are fine)
  • Sheets, blankets, pillows for a single bed (Twin XL)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, tooth paste, deodorant, and, if you like, shower shoes)
  • Medications
  • Laundry soap (washers and dryers are available free of cost)
  • Glasses/contacts and supplies
  • Games, books and/or videos are welcome but not required
  • Umbrella is encouraged (it will rain)
  • A small amount of cash for evening activities, treats, or bookstore items is encouraged
  • Linens can be rented at an additional cost
  • Signed Stetson Liability Waiver (under 18 must be signed by parent), if not already submitted Online