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Keeping your child safe at summer camp

Posted at 4:38 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 08:43:21-04

TULSA, Okla. — Summer has begun, and now that businesses are reopening, parents may be thinking about sending their children to summer camp.

Camp Loughridge will be doing things a little different this year to keep children safe, including temperature checks every morning, and extra health questionnaires for parents.

2 Works for You learned the camp will open with a delayed start this year.

Normally camp would begin June 1st, but this year they are waiting an extra two weeks before welcoming any campers. June 15 will be day one of a seven week camp period.

Executive Director Jacob Mcintosh says the kids will stay divided by age and gender, and unlike normal, groups will not intermix.

Lunch will not be buffet or cafeteria style, each child will be served their meals while remaining separated.

Mcintosh also explained they plan to keep everything clean, so children are safe.

“The archery equipment, the canoes, all that kind of stuff," Mcintosh said. "And then cleaning and disinfecting the buildings every night. A tremendous amount more of cleaning, and then keeping kids more tightly together so we know what kids are around what everyday.”

Mcintosh says day passes will also be available for families to come out and have fun with their children after remaining inside for months.

He also says parents won't need to send their children to camp with any cleaning materials, they are prepared to equip all children with hand sanitizer.

For more information, the link to register is here.

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