ADVANCED SAFETY PLAN™

SINCE 1982, SAFETY is our #1 priority

Our summer of 2021 program offerings will be focused on creating the ultimate safe, fun, positive environment for all campers, parents, and staff. We have implemented top-notch safety measures that align with CDC, NIH, and AAP recommendations and exceed local and state regulations and restrictions which is why ESF is considered one of the safest camps in the United States. Please note in August 2020, ESF successfully and safely operated sports camps including The Philadelphia 76ers Basketball Camps, The Phillies Baseball Academy, and Arsenal Football Development USA Summer Camps, for 1,000 campers using this plan and as a result, was 100% COVID-free.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Our 7 Point System for protecting our campers, their families, and our staff members on-site this summer.

ESF Advanced Safety Plan

Our 7 Point System

 

Limited Enrollment/Smaller Group Sizes

  • Smaller group sizes with individualized attention
  • Low staff to camper ratios
  • Groups are considered “bubbles” and must stay together with no mixing of campers or staff while at camp

CAMPER & STAFF SCREENING

  • Pre-camp online registration health & safety questionnaire to be completed prior to first day of camp (campers will be unable to attend camp without a medical clearance)
  • Daily at-home health screening questionnaire completed prior to campers and staff members arriving for the day
  • Daily symptom screening and temperature check upon arrival by designated Health Monitor
  • Health monitoring of all campers and staff throughout the day
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be worn by campers during times when social distancing is not possible or bubbles overlap
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be worn by staff at all times
  • Awareness of exposure and ability to provide contact tracing information should it be needed

CLEANING, DISINFECTION & HANDWASHING

  • Increased cleaning and disinfection at each camp location
  • Trained sanitation team
  • Cleaning timeliness; staff to wipe down activity areas and equipment between each use
  • Equipment and supply sharing limited; disinfected daily

PREMIER OUTDOOR FACILITIES

  • Indoor and outdoor spaces to be used throughout campus to ensure proper social distancing and limited gatherings of campers and staff
  • Covered and/or shaded outdoor activity areas available for small group instruction and to accommodate “bubbles”
  • Safe, socially distanced indoor contingency plan for rainy or heat advisory days when all campers and staff will be indoors
  • Outdoor lunch seating available

REASONABLE CONTACT REDUCTION

  • Safe social distancing practices will be maintained between “bubbles”
  • No large camp gatherings
  • Assigned lunch tables per “bubble”; meals served individually
  • Dedicated meeting locations per “bubble”

SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT ACTION PLAN

  • Trained Medical Staff will assess anyone with possible COVID-related symptoms
  • Quarantine area will be established prior to the first day of camp
  • Strict symptom management including quarantine, communication, tracing, and post-illness protocol will be enforced
  • Nurse available on-site at all times when camp is in operation and Camp Doctor on-call during the camp day

SPECIALIZED STAFF SAFETY TRAINING

  • 15+ hours of pre-camp training for each staff member
  • Training throughout the summer to stay up-to-date on new and updated information from ACA, CDC, AAP, local and state authorities
  • Training content and safety protocols developed with industry and subject matter experts

Health & Safety Subject Matter Experts

Dr. Jack Becker

Dr. Becker has been ESF’s Camp Doctor for 20-years. He is a pediatric allergist who graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his Allergy and Immunology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has held positions on the faculty of MCP/Hahnemann University, Allegheny University, Temple University and Drexel University College of Medicine. He currently runs a private practice in suburban Philadelphia and continues to hold academic titles at St. Christopher’s Hospital and Drexel University College of Medicine.

Dr. Muniya Khanna

Dr. Khanna is an ESF Subject Matter Expert, ESF Camp Parent, former ESF Staff member, and Founder/Director of the OCD & Anxiety Institute and Research Investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has been involved in some of the most important research trials in the field of childhood anxiety and OCD in the past decade. Dr. Khanna is a pioneer in web-based mental health research for anxiety disorders. Find her online programs to help children and parents manage stress and anxiety on her website: www.copingcatparents.com. Her self-help book for children, “The Worry Workbook for Kids” is available at Amazon and includes activities your child can do at home.

Dr. Jim Loehr

Dr. Loehr, or “Doc” as he is known at ESF Camps, is a world-renowned performance psychologist and author of 17 books including the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement. His ground-breaking, science-based energy management training system has achieved worldwide recognition and has been chronicled in leading national publications including the Harvard Business Review, Business Week, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report, Success, Fast Company and Omni. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Nightline, The CBS Evening News, CBS Morning News and the Oprah Winfrey Show. His new book has just been released – “Leading with Character” – a soon-to-be best seller!