SPORTIME Kings Park Camp Guidelines

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, as we are all aware. Please be safe, respect others and follow all prevailing precautions, protections and protocols.  


Daily Health Screenings of Staff and Campers

  • 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 will be required to complete a quick, online health screening for their child(ren) in advance of their arrival at camp each day, which will, in most cases, allow them to proceed directly to an expedited drop-off area. At that drop-off area, campers' temperatures will be taken by Sportime staff using point and shoot thermometers, and those campers whose temperatures are less than 100.4% will be able to exit their cars and be escorted to their groups. Those campers whose temperatures are 100.4% or higher will be sent home, 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 will be directed to a waiting area, where they will complete the screening, after which their child/ren's temperatures will be taken, and they will begin their camp day. 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 Department of Health.
  • Parents must keep campers home if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever 100.4 or higher
    • 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 & Pick-Up Procedures

  • All campers will be assigned a specific drop-off and pick-up time and location. 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.
  • Staggered drop-off times will allow us to screen and assess the health and well-being of each camper without creating a long line of cars waiting. 
  • Staggered pick-up times will allow us to ensure that camp dismissal is safe and efficient.
  • For those 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.
  • To ensure the safety of our campers, parents and visitors will not be permitted on campus during the camp day. Camp areas will be restricted to camper and camp staff use only.  In situations when campers may encounter facility staff or members, while moving to and from camp areas, they may be asked to wear their face coverings if adequate physical distancing is not possible.

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.

Use of Face Coverings

  • Vaccinated campers are not required to wear face coverings during the camp day, indoors or outdoors.
  • Young children/campers (i.e., those that are not yet in kindergarten) do not need to wear face coverings at any time.
  • 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.

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.


Camp families, your feedback is essential to us, and any questions you have are surely shared by others, so please email your camp related questions to Thank you in advance for being part of our camp community.

Corporate Guidelines

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

Last Modified: Jun 11, 2021