As a global community, Shattuck-St. Mary’s School has been constantly monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation throughout the world to help protect and support all campers, students, employees, their families, and the communities our SSM family lives in. Please go to https://www.s-sm.org/covid-19-response/ for detailed information on how the school is handling COVID-19 during the school year.
Will skaters be required to have a COVID-19 test before arrival?
Yes. However, if your skater is fully vaccinated before camp starts, you can provide that vaccination record and skip the test.
Planning ahead for your child’s COVID-19 test.
It’s important to plan ahead as we will not allow camperson campus without documentation of a negative test or proof of vaccination. Ideally, your child’s COVID test will be performed 72-96 (3-4 days) hours ahead of arrival at camp. Rapid PCR, regular PCR, and Saliva
PCR tests are now accepted. Please send negative COVID-19 PCR test results to firstname.lastname@example.org before your camper begins traveling. If your child tests positive, he/she will not be able to attend camp. Immediately begin isolation at home and submit the positive test result to email@example.com for a camp refund (minus a $150.00 cancellation fee). We will not process your refund without proper documentation of a positive test result.
When / How to Test
- We ask that you time your test to be no earlier 3 days prior to your arrival on-campus.
- Please know that an antibody test is not the same as a negative COVID-19 test, and we cannot accept antibody tests alone in lieu of negative test results.
Will parents be required to sign a release of liability waiver regarding COVID-19?
Yes. During the registration process, you will be asked to sign a release of liability waiver regarding COVID-19.
What steps will be taken to protect my skater during camp?
- Our camp size will be limited to 80 skaters per week.
- The 80 skaters will be split into 4 cohorts, which will correspond to the skater’s Group Level (White, Yellow, Orange, or Red). The White & Yellow Groups will be housed together in one dormitory, while the Orange & Red Groups will be housed in another. Each dormitory will have dedicated counselors and dorm parents.
- Each group will eat, skate, and work-out together.
- Each group will have their own locker room.
- Skaters will have 1 - 3 roommates & will not be allowed in other rooms outside of their group.
- Masks will be worn at all times outside of dorm rooms. Masks may be removed when outdoors.
- Masks are optional when on the ice.
- Temperature checks will be made each morning and each evening.
- Once skaters are on campus, they will not be able to leave and come back. This means no outings with parents or friends, and that multi-week skaters will remain on campus over the weekend. The normal “Weekend Stayover Fee” is waived for summer 2021.
- As always, a nurse is on call 24/7.
- Should our mitigation measures change, you will be alerted.
Is S-SM Figure Skating Camp allowing “Day” Skaters?
No. Once a skater has joined his/her cohort/group, they will remain on campus for the duration of their camp week(s).
Arriving at Camp
- We ask that no more than one family member/chaperone accompany the skater.
- If you haven’t sent your negative COVID test result to firstname.lastname@example.org , have it readily available.
- Upon arrival at check-in, the temperature of the skater and chaperone will be taken. Anyone with a fever will not be permitted to enter any building, nor will the skater be allowed to attend camp.
- Masks must be worn at all times.
- Social distancing guidelines must be followed.
- IMPORTANT! - We will NOT have our normal dinner and orientation for parents/chaperones.
- Parents/chaperones will need to leave campus after settling their skater in the dorm room.
Will parents be allowed in the dorms to help with move-in?
Yes, the skater will be allowed one chaperone to help with move-in. Temperatures will be checked again at the dorm. We are asking that
you try to limit move-in to thirty minutes – no lingering or visiting in the room.
Will skaters be allowed to pick their roommate?
Skaters can ask for a specific roommate. However, since the White & Yellow Groups will be in one dormitory, and Orange & Red Groups will be in a separate dormitory, White & Yellow Group skaters will not be able to room with Orange & Red Group skaters. We will do what we can to honor requests, but cannot guarantee them. Skaters can skate down a level to be with a requested roommate, but skaters cannot skate up a level. Make sure, if your skater is going to skate down a level, that the requested roommate has requested your skater. In other words, to guarantee the skaters will be roomed together, they must request each other, and ONLY each other.
Will skaters be allowed to change roommates?
Will skaters be allowed to change group levels?
No. Any request to change group level must be made at least a week before camp commences. The Director may request a second video. The Director’s decision on appropriate group-level placement is final.
What is the plan for individual group levels/cohorts in the event of a positive COVID-19 case?
We are setting aside open spaces in a number of locations on campus to be used as quarantine and isolation rooms, including leaving extra spaces in each dorm in order to accommodate the potential need for a sudden shift. We use the word quarantine to describe the step that happens when a person has a suspected exposure, but has not tested positive or shown symptoms. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. We use the word isolation for a person who has tested positive or has shown symptoms and is awaiting test results. Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
* If there is an exposure within the camp, skaters who have been fully vaccinated will not be required to
quarantine unless they become symptomatic.
Cell phone policy during COVID-19
S-SM Figure Skating Camp is normally a “cell phone free” camp with very limited cell phone access. However, we understand both skaters’ and parents’ anxiety during such unprecedented times. We will be allowing skaters to keep their cell phones during the majority of our 2021 camp. Phones will be turned in at 8:30pm each night and given back the following morning.
We WILL be holding our weekly Friday Exhibition, but will only be allowing a limited number of audience members. When the limit has been reached, we will not allow anyone else to enter the building. Temperatures will be taken before audience members enter the building. Masks must be worn, and social distancing must be practiced. The exhibition will also be live-streamed.