The health and safety of our campers, visitors, staff, and community remain our top priority. With health and safety top of mind and following NY State’s guidelines, we require that all campers and staff wear a mask while at camp. Please note that face shields are not acceptable forms of masks. If campers are not able to keep their masks on, they may be asked to leave. Snack and lunch will happen outdoors as much as possible or with appropriate physical distancing.
All campers, staff, and adults who pick up or drop off a camper must wear a mask. Mask breaks (during meals and various points throughout the day) will be provided when we can ensure proper physical distancing.
Daily Health Screening
All campers and staff will have their temperature taken and a health screening when they arrive. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4° F or any COVID-like symptoms will be sent home.
The following Sick Policy must be followed by our campers, museum guests, staff, and volunteers:
If you or your child have a fever or would be too sick to go to work or school, then you are too sick to visit the museum or come to camp.
We request that campers with the following symptoms not come to camp. If a staff member does identify any of these symptoms in a camper, a guardian will be called to pick them up.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath
- Flu-like symptoms
- Conjunctivitis or “pink eye” infection
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- Common Cold
- Strep Throat (child must be on antibiotics for 48 hours before coming to the museum.)
- Any of the following contagious diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, roseola, and chickenpox
Sciencenter summer camp maintains a low camper-to-instructor ratio (6:1), ensuring individual attention is given to each camper.
Our staff members are well-trained and knowledgeable. Each staff member undergoes extensive training with the Sciencenter’s full-time science educators and is proficient in safety and first-aid procedures.