Policies/Changes

Registration Procedures:

On-line Registration is required this year and will end at Midnight on FRIDAY, JULY 31st.  After this point in time, no additional children will be “admitted” into Fun Fest.  We will not have “walk up” registrations this year.  This allows us to safely prepare and limit appropriately the # of children in attendance.  Please invite your friends NOW and have them also registered before the deadline. You may also call the church office at 981-0699 and we can submit your registration over the phone.

Adjusted Design:

We will run two identical sessions this year so that we can reduce the # of children and run at 50% of our normal capacity.  Session A will be 8:30 am – 10:00 am.  Session B will be 11:00 am -12:30 pm.  This provides an hour between sessions for pick up & drop off and adequate cleaning between sessions.  Both sessions will run for K-5th Grade so all children in a family can attend together.  Sessions will be divided into two 45-minute rotations where K-2nd graders and 3rd-5th graders will rotate together.  Weather permitting, we plan to run Fun Fest entirely outside this year.

Camp Attendance Cap:

We will cap each session with 150 children maximum.  During the session, children will be divided into two groups of approximately 75 children per group, K-2nd graders, and 3rd-5th graders.  Children will be breaking down into even smaller groups of 5-7 children only and their interaction will be limited as much as possible only with that group for both Recreation/Craft Time and Large Group Time.  We will be using social distancing seating for our Large Group Time.

Health Screening:

All Volunteers and children will have their temperature taken as they arrive. Any child or volunteer with an elevated temperature according to CDC guidelines will not be admitted.


Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures:

We will have Check-In and Drop-off occur outside at the front entrance to our facility.  We will have “runners” who will escort children from the Check-in station to their correct small group and will do the reverse when it is time for pick up.  We will be using the security wristbands again this year.

Face Coverings:

We encourage children to wear a face mask (bring one from home) during our Large Group Time and we will be utilizing social distancing expectations throughout the entire event.  Face coverings are encouraged but will not be mandatory for children or volunteers.

Hand Sanitizer:

Each small group leader will receive a bottle of CDC-approved hand sanitizer for children and volunteers to use throughout the day.  Kids will be encouraged to use hand sanitizer when they arrive, before and after every activity, and before they leave for the day.

Food/Water:

So that we can keep things simple, we will not be serving snack at either of our Fun Fest sessions this year.  We will have pre-labeled with the child’s name individual bottles of water throughout the event so children stay hydrated.  Water fountains will not be available in the building.

Cost:

Due to Covid-19, we will not be doing our beloved Penny Challenge this year due to all the excitement & cheering that this evokes.  Because this is how we offset some of the expenses of Fun Fest, we instead are welcoming any donations families may want to make instead.  There will be donations cans at the Check-in station as you arrive.

Transportation:

Also because of Covid-19, we will not be able to provide transportation to or from Fun Fest this year.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to attend.