Learn More about STEM Summer Camp

A community service to support education during the pandemic

Students will engage with science, literacy & math topics to learn more about the specific session topic. We're taking COVID safety precautions seriously and aim to build trust with parents/guardians and students in order to have the best learning outcomes. 

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Register your child here!

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

PROGRAM

Who is supervising the program and the students?

The Program Coordinator and the Pastoral staff at Washington Community Fellowship oversee the program with a team of volunteer learning assistants. All staff & learning assistants are background checked and trained on emergency and safety protocols, as well as COVID safety. Our team is passionate about education and wants to contribute to the community by encouraging students on their academic journey.

 

What does a typical day of camp look like? 

Camp programming begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm. All campers must be picked up at 3:30 pm. Programs will vary based on sessions but all will include the same components, including group time, outdoor play, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) enrichment activities.

8:30 am: Arrive
8:30- 9:00: Breakfast
9:00-9:15: Morning meeting
9:15-10:15: Learning Centers
10:15-11:00: Enrichment Activities
11:00-12:00: Lunch
12:00-12:45: Game/Activities
12:45-1:45: Learning Centers
1:45-2:30: Game/Activities
2:30-3:00: Snack
3:00-3:30: Independent time/Clean up
3:30 Dismissal 

 

What does pick up and drop off look like?

All pick-up & drop-off are curbside due to our commitment to safety. All campers must be picked up at 3:30 pm.

 

Will transportation be provided for students?

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide transportation for students. Self-transportation is required via family drop-off, walking, transit, etc. 

 

What does my child need to bring each day? 

Please bring a reusable water bottle, a positive attitude, and pre-applied sunscreen or sunscreen with name on it.

 

Are meals provided?

Yes, nutritious Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks will be provided to each student. Please inform us of any allergies or diet restrictions via the registration form. For information on provided lunches in your community, click here.

 

Can my child attend even if they are not practicing the religious faith of WCF?

Yes, all are welcome! We will not be providing any religious education during this camp experience in order to respect everyone's personal beliefs.

 

When does registration close?

Registration will close at noon the Wednesday before each camp.

 

What does it mean to be put on the waitlist?

Our day camps have a capacity of 15 campers to ensure safety of all. If all spots are filled, please register for the waitlist and we will contact you as soon as we can if there is an opening. For this reason, we are prioritizing registrations where students can attend at least 4 of the 5 days of camp.

 

What if my child cannot attend all 5 days of camp? 

Due to limited availablity, we require that students plan to attend a minimum 4 of the 5 camp days. 

 

Can my child sign up for more than one camp week? 

Yes! You are welcome to sign up for as many camps as you can attend. Each week has a different content focus and each week will have different & fun educational activities. 

 

What is your cancellation/change policy? 

For cancellations or changes we require written notice via this form by Wednesday at 12:00 pm prior to the start of the session week. Please contact ragan@wcfchurch.org in the case of an emergency or last-minute cancellation. Due to the high demand, we cannot guarantee spots available in other camp sessions in the case of a last minute cancellation. 

 

HEALTH & SAFETY

How is the summer camp ensuring safety?

Our summer camp is fully committed to meeting all appropriate safety precautions, as detailed by DC Health and the CDC, to ensure safety for students and staff. Please read our COVID safety plan for more information on protocols. 

 

Will my child be required to wear a mask? 

Yes, all students & staff will be required to properly wear a mask. For more information click here. We will happily provide a mask to your child.

 

How will you screen for COVID?

  • STEM Summer Camp will require daily symptom self-screenings to help protect the safety and health of all. 

  • Students will be required to have written documentation verifying that their parent or guardian’s daily symptom screening was conducted before coming to the Learning Lab and will have their temperatures checked upon arrival at day camp.  

  • An individual who does not pass the health screening should not enter the facility. Instead, they should isolate immediately and call their healthcare provider to determine the next steps. Students who cannot go home alone will be escorted to the health isolation room until they can be picked up by a parent/guardian.

  • The screening is as follows: 
    • Have you been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days? ☐ No  ☐ Yes  
    • Do you have a new or worsening cough today? ☐ No  ☐ Yes  
    • Have you been tested for COVID-19, and are still awaiting test results? ☐ No  ☐ Yes  
    • Do you have any of these other symptoms today? 
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing  ☐ No  ☐ Yes  
      • Fatigue  ☐ No  ☐ Yes 
      • Muscle or Body aches ☐ No  ☐ Yes 
      • Headache: ☐ No  ☐ Yes 
      • New loss of taste or smell: ☐ No  ☐ Yes 
      • Sore throat: ☐ No  ☐ Yes 
      • Congestion or runny nose: ☐ No  ☐ Yes
      • Diarrhea: ☐ No  ☐ Yes 
      • Nausea or vomiting: ☐ No  ☐ Yes 

 

What if my child tests positive for COVID?

Please refrain from visiting the facility and contact programming staff if you or your student are feeling symptomatic or test COVID-19 positive. If you have concerns please immediately contact: ragan@wcfchurch.org.

 

What happens if someone tests positive for COVID within my family?

  • If the student has been exposed in close contact with someone who is positive with COVID-19 outside of the Digital Learning Lab (i.e. family member, close friend, etc.) the student will be expected to self-quarantine for 14 days after the positive test date.
  • Please refrain from visiting the facility. Please contact programming staff if you have been in contact with someone who is COVID positive. If you have concerns please immediately contact: ragan@wcfchurch.org

 

What happens if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID?

  • Due to the commitment to safety and the in-person modality of STEM Summer Camp, exposed students and staff will self-quarantine for 14 days after the positive test date.
  • Program staff will notify parents/guardians and staff about the positive case, and follow all steps outlined by DC Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing the facility. 

 

 

Who should I contact is I have a question that is not listed here?

Email Ragan Sawyer, the Program Coordinator, at ragan@wcfchurch.org about any questions and concerns you may have.