Can I Send My Kids to Summer Camp and Child Care this Summer?
For school age children, the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s (SFDPH) May 22nd Health Order allows child care establishments, summer camps, and other educational or recreational institutions or programs providing care or supervision for children 6 and older to start June 15. The public health order also expands care for children 5 and under as of June 1, allowing all children to receive care.
All summer programs are still expected to adhere to social distancing guidelines and best practices informed by the latest directives by the SFDPH. Learn about current restrictions here.
2020 Summer Camp Calendar & Timeline
Given the need for smaller group sizes and the fact that some summer camps have chosen not to operate mean that spaces may be limited. Read more about upcoming key dates here.
5 Considerations When Selecting a Summer Camp During COVID19
Deciding whether you feel safe sending your child to in-person child care or summer camps is a very personal decision. Our Online Help Center can guide you through more details about our Top 5 Considerations:
- Seek out reputable sources of child care.
- Ensure the age, schedule and price are right.
- Find out what type of structured activities and learning environments there will be to support your child’s growth and development.
- Ask what precautions are being taken to ensure kids and caregivers are safe. Click here to read our example questions.
- Know what happens if the program has to close or gets cancelled, or if you have to remove your child because they or someone else gets sick.
To learn about additional considerations like how to find financial aid for summer camps or program, and other summer camp precautions, read to the end of our full article.