Greenwood Parks and Recreation opens summer camp for kids

GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — Kids in Greenwood have been invited back to summer camp as attractions reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The camp will max out at 100 kids and Parks and Recreation Director Rob Taggart says they’ve taken many necessary measures to ensure safety.

After making an adjustment with a new drop-off and pick-up plan, they are separating campers into pod groups to make sure they’re practicing safe distancing.

“We’re getting things back safely, slowly and deliberately,” Taggart said. “We wanted to show the community and get the confidence built into them that it can be done safely when the proper measures are taken into place. We’re very confident we’re doing that.”

Here’s a list of the summer camp’s new safety measures for campers and their families from Greenwood Parks and Recreation:

  • All campers will be greeted curbside each morning by a staff member who will ask the parent/guardian health screening questions about their camper.
  • Staff members take each camper’s temporal temperature at the arrival of camp.
  • Staff are required to wear masks while checking in campers for each session.
  • Upon passing the health screening, a “Screened” sticker is placed on the back of the camper’s shirt.
  • To help with social distancing, campers are separated into 5 pods of 20 campers and 3 camp counselors. Pods will be based on age, assigned by camp staff and remain as a group for the entirety of summer camp. Each pod rotates to different areas (inside and outside) daily.

As of Wednesday, June 24, 82 campers signed up out of 100. Click here for more information.