Policies, Protocols & Procedures

For The Growing Stage Summer Arts Day Camp 2022

For any questions regarding The Growing Stage Theatre’s COVID-19 protocols and procedures, please contact Cara Scalera / cscalera@growingstage.com /(973) 721-6632 or Lori Lawrence / llawrence@growingstage.com / (973) 721-6635.

Please note that this is a living document and policies may change based on number of cases and/or CDC or government recommendations or requirements. If there are any updates to the policy, they will be sent out prior to the start of the camp week. By registering your child for summer camp you agree to follow all COVID-19 health and safety policies.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

  • All staff, counselors, and campers are required to be fully up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Parents who wish to request an exemption for their child may register with the understanding that a daily home Rapid COVID Test must be performed the morning of each camp day. If your family cannot obtain a test, The Growing Stage can assist in securing enough tests for the camp week.

REGISTRATION

  • Medical forms and emergency contact forms need to be completed prior to the first day of camp. Proof of vaccination will also be required prior to the first day of camp unless requesting an exemption as outlined above.

MASKS

  • Face masks are welcome and encouraged, but optional.
  • The Growing Stage can provide masks upon request.

FACILITY SAFETY

  • The Growing Stage is equipped with Aerus Pure & Clean air purifiers. This technology:
    • Destroys over 99% of all surface and airborne contaminants
    • Has proven effective in independent studies against bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi in the air and on surfaces
    • Continuously protects, purifies, and freshens air
    • Reduces allergens that can trigger allergies and asthma

CLEANING & DISINFECTING

  • Classroom spaces and restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each camp day.
  • Commonly touched surfaces and any shared objects such as chairs or props will be disinfected between class sessions.
  • All classroom spaces will have a supply of hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes to be used as needed.
  • The theatre will be professionally cleaned at the end of each camp week.

 DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP

  • Drop-Off:
    • All campers must be accompanied by their parent/guardian to the check-in table and the parent/guardian must stay until the check-in process has been completed.
    • If a camper has a vaccination exception, the parent/guardian will be asked to show a photo of that morning’s negative rapid test. If a photo is not provided, the parent/guardian will need to administer a rapid test to their camper at that time and wait until the test is confirmed negative.
  • Pick-Up:
    • Parent/guardian will wait outside for pick-up at the designated door on the side of the theatre closest to the bank. Campers will be released to their parent/guardian one at a time.

WHAT TO BRING

  • All campers should bring the following:
    • Water bottle
    • Bag Lunch
    • Old shirt or smock clearly labeled with camper’s name to protect clothing while painting in stagecraft
    • Small bag or backpack to carry these personal items

FRIDAY EVENING PERFORMANCE

  • During the camp day on Friday, each group will perform on stage. Their performance will be recorded and this recording will be uploaded as a private youtube video. This private link will be shared with the parents/guardians of the campers and will be available for families to stream together at home until Monday at which point the video will be removed.
  • There will be an in-person Friday evening performance in addition to the digital stream. Two guests per camp family can attend this live performance.
  • We will alert parents/guardians to any changes or updates to these policies.

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS AND PROTOCOLS IF A CHILD BECOMES SICK

  • Know the symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • If a camper is experiencing any of these symptoms at home, they should not come to camp and The Growing Stage should be notified.
  • If a camper begins to display these symptoms while at camp:
    • The camper will be provided with a face mask to wear and the parent/guardian will be notified.

POSITIVE CASE OR EXPOSURE

If a camper tests positive for or has close contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 during the week of camp or the week following the final day of camp, they should notify The Growing Stage staff as soon as possible.

  • Parents/guardians of students who shared a class with the positive student will be notified of a positive case. The CDC indicates that contagiousness of COVID-19 is highest two days before symptoms appear through five days after symptoms appear. This information will be shared anonymously to best inform whether exposure to other students has occurred.
  • If it is determined that there was a high chance of exposure or if otherwise determined based on the circumstances, camp may be switched to our VIRTUAL platform for the remainder of the camp week if deemed appropriate by The Growing Stage staff using latest information and guidelines.
  • Students who have recovered from COVID-19 may attend camp no sooner than 5 days after symptoms first appeared and if they have had no symptoms for at least 72 hours. If a student is attending camp sooner than 10 days after symptoms first appeared, they will be required to wear a face mask that meets CDC guidelines.
  • Please note, the CDC lists the following to define “close contact”:
    • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more.

For any questions regarding The Growing Stage Theatre’s COVID-19 protocols and procedures, please contact Cara Scalera / cscalera@growingstage.com / (973) 721-6632 or Lori Lawrence / llawrence@growingstage.com / (973) 721-6635.

Ticketing System

  • Main Stage Performances are normally Saturdays at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Friday performances are on a limited basis at 7:30pm.
  • Studio Series Performances: Thursday/Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Local Flavor Coupons and Groupons cannot be redeemed online.  You must call the Box Office to reserve and redeem. Box Office is open daily Monday thru Friday from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Please call at least 24 hours prior to redeem.
  • Seating begins 30 minutes prior to each performance. If you select Will Call as your ticket delivery method, your tickets will be available for pick up starting an hour prior to the performance.
  • Seating is general admission except for season ticket holders and groups of 10 or more.
  • Sales are final and no refunds will be given unless the performance is cancelled. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Box Office and we will do our best to accommodate you at a different performance based on availability.
  • Concessions will be available for sale before the performance and during intermission. Outside food and drink is not allowed.
  • Parking is available in the bank parking lot next to the theatre (when the bank is closed), the park lot behind the bank lot, and on the surrounding streets. If needed, overflow parking is available at the Methodist Church down the street.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 973-347-4946 or boxoffice@growingstage.com and we will be happy to assist you.

    Group Sales (10 or more) are available by calling the Box Office at (973) 347-4946.

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