Safety Precautions

We are excited to offer the Cape Elizabeth Summer Rec program during these unprecedented times. We will need the cooperation of all parents, campers, and staff in order to provide safe and fun activities. Below are the updates, please read the entire document carefully:


This page is being continually updated as we receive new guidance from the state, town, and CDC. Please check back periodically. We will send out this info in packet form when it is finalized.

Updated as of 3/4/21.

Note: If you would like to see the information in the Parent COVID-19 Safety Pakcet in PDF form, please click here (packet TBA soon)

This will not be easy to accomplish at summer camp but we will take every precaution possible. It is important to know that we are following the CDC guidelines for summer camps but, again, we can NOT guarantee that your camper will not contract Covid-19.
We will be implementing all the strategies suggested by the CDC guidelines to the best of our ability.
  1. Implement social distancing strategies.
  2. Intensify cleaning and disinfection efforts.
  3. Modify drop off and pick up procedures.
  4. Implement screening procedures upon arrival.
  5. Maintain an adequate ratio of staff to children to ensure safety.

Precautions and procedures CECS has implemented/will implement to minimize the risk of Covid-19 exposure.

Staggered Parent Drop Off at Camp

*Pre-Screening -- We will take each camper's temperature upon arrival at camp. Parents/guardians are urged to stay in their vehicles. If your camper has: Temperature 100.4 degrees or higher, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, nausea, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or vomiting they will not be allowed to attend camp and should be tested for Covid-19.

We need to know:
  1. If you or your camper have traveled outside the State of Maine within the past 2 weeks.
  2. If you or your camper have been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with, tested for, or quarantined as a result of Covid-19.
  3. If your camper is at higher risk for complications related to Covid-19.

Pick Up Procedures at 3:00 pm

We encourage all parents to remain in their vehicles at pick up, we will bring your child to you when you arrive.

Hand Washing/Sanitizing

Hand washing will be built into the daily schedule. Arrival at camp, after each activity, before and after snack and lunch.

Cloth Face Coverings

Cleaning and Disinfecting

What to Bring to Camp

Water Systems

Modified Layouts

Physical Barriers and Guides

We will place physical guides, such as tape on floors or sidewalks and signs on walls, to ensure that staff and campers remain at least 6 feet apart in lines and at other times.

Communal Spaces

Shared spaces, such as playgrounds and shared playground equipment, will have staggered use between age groups and will be cleaned and disinfected after each use.

Small Groups and Keeping Them Together

Gatherings, Visitors, and Field Trips

We will:

Designated COVID-19 Point of Contact

Communication Systems

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately: * This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

We will notify all staff and families of camp closures and restrictions in place to limit COVID-19 exposure (e.g., limited hours of operation).

Things to Remember:

Staff Will Remind Campers Frequently To:

We will require sick children and staff to stay home

Plan if Someone Becomes Sick:

All parents/guardians of campers must read and comply with the guidelines set forth in this document and sign the CECS Waiver for Summer Camp 2021.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CECS at 207-799-2868.