Mitigation Plan for High Heat
This week, the weather forecast predicts high heat. These are the steps we will follow to mitigate the heat — and maintain our COVID precautions.
How you can help:
- Campers should wear loose, light-colored, and light-weight clothing
- Use an insulated lunch bag. Ice packs do help. (Consider an electrolyte beverage.)
- If you wish to use sunscreen, please apply it before camp. We cannot apply it as a matter of policy.
While Grace Art Camp will be open and moving through our full 3-studio rotations, these are the ways we plan to keep campers and staff cool and safe this summer:
- Staff is receiving additional training on keeping campers (and themselves) safe during High Temperatures.
- Studio activities may be modified to reduce physical exertion.
- Mandatory water breaks will be set to keep campers hydrated – not over-hydrated.
- We have increased shade cover by installing more tarps and tents. All groups will keep to the shade whenever possible. Time in the sun will be very limited.
- Misters have been deployed in two areas. Cooled water spray bottles will be misted on the back of the neck by staff upon request.
- Campers and staff will be given frozen/chilled towels to pass out and/or baggies of ice to keep cool after midday. (Single use only, due to COVID precautions.)
- Pedialyte popsicles and/or Emergen-C will be available as needed for electrolytes.
- Sprinklers may be available (for legs only).
- We will be installing “swamp coolers” in a couple of areas that may need extra cooling.
- Several existing tents already have extra cooling roof panels.
- Lights will be kept off when possible.
- Constant virus-level air filtration will be maintained, as it is also a COVID-19 precaution.