Summer Programs

Health and Safety

Camp health and safety protocols are subject to change due to state public health guidance.



Health Forms and Immunizations

Current Tower Hill Families
Required forms include a current physical and immunization record. If forms are still current from the school year, you do not need to do anything further. Please log-in to Magnus Health now and make sure all information is up to date for your camper. 
 
New Families Starting in 21-22 School Year
  • Log-in to Tower Net and locate the Magnus Health Tile in the resources section. 
  • Answer all “Conditional Questions”
  • If your child has a current physical from the past 12 months, upload it to the section titled “Delaware Student Health Form TT - 6”
    • If they do not have a current physical, please download and print the required forms and make an appointment with their physician to complete them. 
  • Upload “Immunization Form” (no required template - use any form from your physician) to the appropriate section. 
  • If you answered “yes” to the severe allergy/asthma conditional questioning:
    • Submit a current asthma or allergy action plan to the correct requirement
    • Complete the “Prescription Medication Consent” requirement
    • Contact the school nurse (aherbein@towerhill.org) to discuss health concerns and treatment protocols
    • Bring epi-pens/inhalers on the Monday of camp to be left on-site all week; all medications will be returned on Fridays
 
*All other requirements need to be completed before the start of the school year, but are not required for camp.
 
 
Non Tower Hill Families
  • An account will be created for you in the Magnus Health Portal
    • Please check email for a welcome letter and follow the instructions for signing in. 
  • Answer all “Conditional Questions”
  • If your child has a current physical from the past 12 months, upload it to the section titled “Delaware Student Health Form TT - 6”
    • If they do not have a current physical, please download and print the required forms and make an appointment with their physician to complete them. 
  • Upload “Immunization Form” (no required template - use any form from your physician) to the appropriate section. 
  • If you answered “yes” to the severe allergy/asthma conditional questioning:
    • Submit a current asthma or allergy action plan to the correct requirement
    • Complete the “Prescription Medication Consent” requirement
    • Contact the school nurse (aherbein@towerhill.org) to discuss health concerns and treatment protocols
    • Bring epi-pens/inhalers on the Monday of camp to be left on-site all week; all medications will be returned on Fridays
 
*All other requirements need to be completed before the start of the school year, but are not required for camp. 



Camp Protocols
 
Campers Will:
  • Wear facemasks at all times while on campus (unless eating or drinking)
  • Be tested by medical personnel on the first day of camp each week (see camp testing protocol)
  • Be screened at home using the Ruvna Health Survey that is sent to parents every morning at 7am via text and email.
  • Be outside as much as possible.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds/use hand sanitizer before and after each activity.
  • Be provided with individual snacks.
  • Bring their own lunch with ice pack/water bottle from home.
  • Be spaced 3 ft. apart for all indoor activities.
 
Campers Specialists will:
Wear facemasks at all times while on campus (unless eating or drinking).
Be tested by medical personnel on the first day of camp each week (see camp testing protocol).
Be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Be screened at home using the Ruvna Health Survey every morning.
 
Classrooms will:
Allow for 3 ft. distance between individuals with the same two teachers per week
Be deep cleaned each evening.
Be cleaned periodically throughout the day by wiping down tables using EPA List 6 approved disinfectant.
 
Lunch for all campers
Pack a healthy PEANUT FREE lunch each day for your child. We will not be refrigerating lunches so be sure to include an ice pack. A snack will be provided to day campers only.  In between enrichment camps, campers will eat in the cafeteria or outdoors before their afternoon session.
* Please send in your camper with a water bottle full of water as well.
 
Sunscreen
Please apply sunscreen on your child every morning before arriving at camp. If re-application is needed, please teach your child to apply sunscreen to avoid their eyes.  Camp Specialists are not permitted to apply sunscreen.
 
Rest Time
All campers ages 3-4 will rest in the afternoons from 1-3pm.
 
Field Trips
Off-site field trips will only take place if allowed by state public health guidance. Masking protocols and social distancing will be enforced on school buses with windows down for increased ventilation.



Testing Protocols

Summer at Tower Hill is happy to offer on-site testing in partnership with the State of Delaware (For more details click here). The test will be administered on the Monday of each week of camp by trained medical personnel and results will be uploaded to the Magnus Health System by camp staff. 
 
If a child tests positive while at camp, parents will be called for dismissal and the child will be isolated while they wait for pick up. The positive individual should be PCR tested immediately (information will be provided to parents on where to get tested). If the PCR confirms the positive, the child will be isolated x10 days in accordance with DPH guidance. If the PCR result is negative, the child is welcome to return to camp. 
 
If you do not consent to your child being tested while on-site at camp, you will need to have your camper PCR tested on the Friday before the camp week starts and the result must be uploaded to the Magnus Health Portal by Sunday evening at 6pm. If the result is not uploaded by this time, please do not bring your child to camp on Monday. 
 
*If your child tests positive for COVID-19,  is exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, or is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, reach out to the school nurse (aherbein@towerhill.org) immediately for guidance and to discuss the return plan for your camper.



Sick Guidelines

Watch for symptoms and stay home if unwell
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
 

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. 
 
People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Fever or chills (fever threshold is 100 degrees Fahrenheit 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
 
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
If experiencing any of these symptoms, a COVID-19 test or note from a physician is required for return to camp. 
 
Other Symptoms Requiring Absence
Active vomiting or diarrhea (active is 2 or more episodes)
The first 24 hours of various antibiotic treatments (ie. strep, pink eye, etc.)
Undiagnosed, new, and/or untreated rash or skin condition



Camp Health Office

If you child becomes ill while at camp…
  • They will be assessed by a trained medical personnel.  
  • All visits to the camp health office will be recorded in the Magnus Health Portal and automated email will be sent to parents/guardians immediately following the visit. 
    • For severe illnesses or injuries, parents will be notified via telephone. 
  • Camp medical personnel cannot administer medications to any camper with the exception of:
    • Epi-pens
    • Inhalers
    • Seizure Emergency Medication
    • Glucagon (for diabetic emergencies)


Arrival/Dismissal

Arrival
  • Carline will begin promptly at 8:30am for Summer Kaleidoscope, Enrichment and Sports camps.  It is strongly encouraged that you are on time for camps.
  • Campers must remain in their vehicle until you are greeted by Summer at Tower Hill Staff.
  • At 9AM, gates will be locked for the day and you must use the doorbell to enter after this time.  Call 302.575.0550 ext. 209 with any questions. 
 
Dismissal
  • All campers will be escorted by Camp Specialists to your vehicle and dismissed using our carline. 
  • We appreciate learning about dismissal changes upon your child’s arrival or via note sent in with camper; however, if a change is necessary, please call the Day Camp Office 302.575.0550. Ext. 209.
  • Please refrain from cell phone (talking or texting) while waiting in the car line as this is a safety concern for our campers.
 
Students in After Care:
Campers will be dismissed individually as parents arrive.  Gates will be locked. Please use the doorbell device to alert Camp Specialists of your arrival. Campers will be brought out to the gate for dismissal to their parents.
 
PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
These maps indicate where to pick-up and drop-off campers for Day Camp, Enrichment, and Sports camps.



Sports and Enrichment

  • Masks will be required for all indoor sports camps at all times (except when drinking water or eating while socially distanced). Outdoor camps will allow for mask removal while actively engaged in play. While on the sidelines or during downtime, masks should be worn by all players. At this time, it is the recommendation of DPH that all coaches and staff remain masked regardless of vaccination status. If this guidance should change, we will send out an update communication.
  • Campers, staff, and all participants should bring their own drinks, lunch, towels and clothing as needed. 
  • In between enrichment camps, campers will eat in the cafeteria or outdoors before their afternoon session.
  • Water bottle refill stations will be used and cleaned regularly by staff. Use of shared water fountains is prohibited. (Campers can also bring their own water bottle for refill purposes.)
  • Any personal sports equipment may not be shared and must be cleaned daily if applicable.
  • Each camp will comply with social distancing guidelines of 3 feet or more for all children and staff to the greatest extent possible. 
  • Hand sanitizer or hand washing stations will be readily available for all to use throughout the day. Campers and staff will wash their hands regularly during the camp day.