Summer Day Camp Covid Safety
Last updated 6/24/2022
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is committed to nurturing the health of the community and all who participate in our programming. We are continuously monitoring the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, and are making decisions about our operations based on the latest guidelines from the University of Minnesota, CDC, MN Department of Health, and the American Camp Association.
We take the guidance from these organizations very seriously and our first priority is keeping everyone at camp safe. Our experienced instructors are eager and excited to welcome campers to the Arboretum for our Summer 2022 season! As always, we are constantly adapting to best practices for keeping campers and staff healthy, safe, and engaged when we are together in-person.
Covid-19 policies for Summer 2022
Please keep your child home home if they, or a household member are not feeling well or experiencing covid-19 symptoms. Per University of Minnesota/CDC guidelines, if a vaccinated camper has been in contact with someone known to have Covid-19 and remains symptom-free, they may attend camp, but must wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days post-exposure to participate in the program and test after day 5. If unvaccinated, campers who have been exposed are asked to stay home and families may contact the Education Office to receive a refund for days not attended.
If a positive covid-19 case exposure takes place during camp, families will be informed and may be asked to mask, or keep campers home. Refunds will be issued for days not attended.
Current guidelines dictate the implementation of the following procedures in our Day Camp program, however, we will keep up-to-date on any revisions to these health and wellness recommendations, and adjust our plans as needed throughout the summer:
- Group sizes will remain small
- All camp staff are fully vaccinated
- Much of our programming will take place outside, with extra caution taken during inside activities to minimize especially close contact with others.
- Though masking is not required at this time, participants and staff are welcome to wear one and will be supported in doing what makes them most comfortable.
- Hand washing and sanitizing will be done regularly throughout the day.
- Each child will be asked to bring their own water bottle, snack, bug spray and sunscreen.
- Curbside drop-off and pick-up will eliminate the need for care-givers to enter program areas.
- Children should stay home if they or a household member are not feeling well. If they come down with any symptoms during the day they will be separated from the group and care-givers will be contacted.
- Note: Due to the unpredictability of the virus, we reserve the right to cancel camps if needed, and will refund any prepaid program fees.
Helpful information - Education
Cancellations & Exchanges for educational programs
The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the "waitlist" button or link next to the class and complete the form. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional sessions may be added.
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Effective Thursday, May 12, 2022, masks are no longer required for classes at the Arboretum. As a community, it is important that we continue to respect and honor the decision of those who choose to wear a mask, recognizing the concerns of those who are immunocompromised or are taking steps to protect their families or others.