SPORTIME/JMTA Summer Camp- Long Island

SPORTIME’s commitment to creating a happy and safe environment for your children has guided our work for more than 20 years. Our camp is a place where every child can have fun, make friends and create lifelong memories. 

In the context of COVID-19, our focus remains the health and wellbeing of our campers, our camp families and our staff. Below are the guidelines SPORTIME will follow for the summer of 2021, which may change, based upon state and local government mandates. 

Notwithstanding all the precautions that SPORTIME will take, due to the nature of the virus, the risk of contracting COVID-19 remains. Please be safe, respect others and follow all protocols. 



Daily Health Screenings of Staff and Campers

  • Per NYS Mandate, all camp staff will be screened upon their arrival each morning. This will include an online self-assessment and a temperature check. Any staff member exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, either upon arrival, or at any point during the camp day, will be sent home, and will need to be symptom free and test negative for the virus before returning.
  • Per NYS Mandate, all camp parents/guardians will be required to complete a quick, online health screening for their child(ren) in advance of their arrival at camp each day, or prior to boarding a SPORTIME transportation vehicle. Upon arrival at SPORTIME, or, for those using SPORTIME transportation, prior to boarding a transport vehicle, campers' temperatures will be taken by SPORTIME staff using point and shoot thermometers, and those campers whose temperatures are lower than 100.4 degrees will be escorted to their groups or allowed to board the vehicle. Any campers whose temperatures are 100.4 degrees or higher will be sent home or denied boarding, and the Camp Director or Camp Health Director will follow up with further instructions. Parents who are unable to complete the screening in advance of their arrival at SPORTIME, or prior to boarding a SPORTIME transport vehicle, will need to complete the screening upon arrival, or their campers will be denied boarding. Any camper exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, either upon arrival, or at any point during the camp day, will be sent home, and will need to be symptom free and test negative for the virus before returning.
  • Campers may need to submit updated Health Forms, if and when required by NYS or the local Department of Health.
  • Parents must keep campers home if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever 100.4° or above
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Any other signs of illness
  • Our Camp Director reserves the right to send campers and staff members home should they exhibit any of the above symptoms.

Drop-Off Procedures

  • Campers will have their temperatures taken by camp staff while still inside their cars with parents or caregivers. Adults are asked to remain in their cars, so that members of our camp team can greet campers and escort them to their designated group areas.
  • For campers who may have a difficult time separating, or who may need some extra encouragement to join their groups, we will provide a special parking area for parents and caregivers who need a little more time with their campers. Parents will be able to take as much time as they need to help their children transition to the camp day, and our amazing counselors will do all that they can to assist.

Use of Face Coverings

  • Vaccinated campers are not required to wear face coverings during the camp day, indoors or outdoors, other than in SPORTIME/JMTA vans or buses.
  • Unvaccinated campers will not be required to wear face coverings outdoors, but will be required to do so indoors, other than when on court or when eating or drinking.
  • Vaccinated SPORTIME camp staff will not be required to wear a face covering outdoors, but will be required to do so indoors when interacting with campers.
  • Unvaccinated SPORTIME camp staff will be required to wear a face covering, indoors and outdoors, at all times, including when on court, and to maintain distancing from campers.


The following protocols will be followed at all times on Sportime buses or vans:

  • Protective face coverings will be worn by drivers and campers, regardless of vaccination status; no exceptions.
  • Windows will remain partially or fully open during transport; players should dress accordingly.
  • PlexiGlass has been installed between seat rows.
  • The driver or chaperone will take each camper’s temperature with a no-touch thermometer prior to boarding; a camper whose temperature is 100.4 degrees or above will not be allowed to board. In such cases, the player’s parents will be called immediately, and the player will be sent home.

Procedures When Someone at Camp is Sick

  • If a camper or a staff member becomes sick with COVID-19 symptoms, and/or tests positive for COVID-19, SPORTIME will follow all State and County Department of Health guidelines to ensure the safety of all other campers, staff and camp families. These protocols may include quarantine for the symptomatic or sick camper or staff member, the testing of those who may have made contact with the infected camper or staff, further quarantines or stay at home requests, as may be recommended by health officials, and any other sensible actions designed to keep the larger community safe as any impacted persons recover.

Hygiene Practices

  • Frequent hand washing and sanitizing will be encouraged. We will have indoor and outdoor hand washing stations, and/or sanitizing stations, offering wipes and alcohol-based hand sanitizer, close to all activity areas.
  • Hand washing and/or hand sanitizing will be required throughout the camp day, including before and after snack, water breaks and lunch. 

Cleaning and Sanitizing Practices

  • Our camp cleaning team will disinfect all high touch areas, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the camp day.
  • At the conclusion of each day, our repair, maintenance and housekeeping teams will follow enhanced cleaning protocols to ensure that every camp area, inside and outside, is sanitized for the following day.

Corporate Guidelines

For a list of other COVID-19 Guidelines we have developed for use at all SPORTIME locations, please click here.

Last Modified: Jun 10, 2021