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Health & Safety

Summer Camp Health & Safety

In accordance with the State of Connecticut requirements for youth camps, Mystic Aquarium has established the following guidelines to ensure camper and instructor safety for this summer:

  • Most camps will have a maximum of 16 campers with dedicated instructors. Our PreK camps will have a maximum of 14 campers with dedicated instructors.
  • Each camp will be completely independent and will not mix with other camp groups.
  • Each morning all staff and children will be screened for any observable illness, including cough or respiratory distress, and to confirm temperature below 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Staff or children who have a temperature greater than 100 degrees will not be permitted into the program.
  • If a camper develops any symptoms during the camp day, they will be moved immediately to a dedicated area to await pick up.
  • Staff will wear face coverings at all times while working with campers. Campers are required to wear face coverings when they are out of the classroom but for comfort may remove them when they are in their dedicated classroom. Exceptions will be made for anyone with documentation that wearing a face covering would be contrary to his or her health or safety because of a medical condition.
  • Staff will teach and enforce good hand and respiratory hygiene and social distancing.
  • Increased vigilance will be given to our already thorough cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
  • Camps will take advantage of a wealth of outdoor exhibits and natural areas that exist in and directly around the Aquarium. Full day camps will also take a field trip to a local estuary.