No School Day Nature Camp: November 1

Fall Tokens

No school for your child on November 1st? Looking for something to keep their brains active while not in the classroom? Let your children enjoy learning about their impact on the outdoors through a fun day planned with activities such as games, crafts, music, and more! Kids will learn through the Leave No Trace principles about how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.

Parents, you are more than welcome to join your kids by participating as a chaperone for this activity-filled day. Please email Shannon Columb if interested.

Date: Monday, November 1, 2021

Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Cost: $35 first child, $30 each additional child

Ages: 3-11 (3K-5th grade)

Extended Day Care Available: 

7:30am - 8:30am ($5)
and/or
3:30pm - 5pm ($5)

 

For accommodations and more information: 608-769-5766   steph.hanna@wiscorps.org

Pumpkins
Fall Foliage

FAQs

What should my child(ren) bring with them?

Pack a lunch and snack (if desirable) for your child(ren). One snack will be provided in the morning, but if your child needs something in the afternoon, please pack one.

What should my child wear?

We will play outside! Please watch the forecast and dress your child(ren) accordingly. We also recommend they bring an extra mask to switch out in the afternoon.

What is your COVID protocol?

Please see below.

What if my child needs assistance using the toilet?

***Campers MUST be independent to use the toilet OR have non-WisCorps staff to assist.***

Before you register, please have your credit or debit card ready, the payment screen will follow the completed registration form. Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received! You are not able to save an incomplete registration form.

COVID Protocol Questions

What protections and procedures are in place to fight community spread of COVID-19?

WisCorps & Myrick Park Center are following CDC guidelines. Face coverings are required indoors(see question below for more details). Teachers or children must stay home if they are not feeling well. Teachers will teaching and reinforce good hygiene practices and hand washing. Close contact will be minimized and cleaning protocols are significantly enhanced.

What measures are in place to foster a sense of normalcy for children in a pandemic world?

Daily routines and structure offer stability during times of stress and create an environment that empowers children to build confidence and independence. Social and emotional learning is an important area of development for children. WisCorps Nature Camps create a structured environment with small group sizes to continue socialization in a safe environment. Social distancing will be taking place throughout the day but we work within these parameters of the pandemic to still provide important aspects of socialization such as using manners, acts of kindness, inclusion, and emotional awareness.

Will the staff, adults, and children have to wear masks?

Masks are required indoors for staff and adults, and children age 2 or older. As educators in science, we feel strongly it is important to follow where the science takes us! Current research shows masks are a simple and effective tool during the pandemic. This tool offers stability to programs by decreasing the risk of virus spread which helps us create a safe environment and continue to provide services.  Children do not have to wear a face covering while outdoors if appropriately socially distanced from other children.

What is your illness protocol?

Staff, parents, and campers should know the symptoms of COVID-19:

(list updated from La Crosse County Health Department 8/20/20)

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Runny nose

  • Congestion

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Cough

  • Tiredness

  • Headache

  • Loss of sense of taste or smell

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Staff and families should notify WisCorps and contact healthcare providers if they develop symptoms of COVID-19 or any other illness and will be asked to STAY HOME until they are symptom-free for 72 hours.

Children have always been monitored for signs of illness during programs and now this will include signs of COVID-19. Any camper who becomes unwell during programs will be immediately asked to return home.  Children or staff who test positive for COVID-19 should follow the county’s current recommendations for self-isolation.