THRIVE 2020 Summer Camps Info
Information below is subject to change to help us meet the needs of the current recommended social distancing guidelines for summer day camps.
Updated on June 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM
COVID-19 Thrive Adventure Day Camp Information:
Drop Off - Health screenings conducted at time of arrival; temperatures are checked (100.4 or higher may not enter the building) Children, parents, and staff cannot come to campus if someone in their household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms:
- A fever (100.4 or greater)
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle Pain
- Sore Throat
- New loss of taste or smell
COVID-19 social distancing guidelines - Our primary source of information regarding COVID19 is the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD). We will rely on TPCHD for information to determine if conditions should warrant alteration to our normal day camp schedule. The superintendent's office has direct contact with the TPCHD so we are in close communication with their officials.
The Washington State Department of Health is a leading source regarding the health crisis situations in our state and provides school districts direction on how to manage responses to COVID-19. We refer to both the TPCHD as well as the Washington State Department of Health for information.
June 25, 2020: New information provided by the Washington State Department of Health indicate the following:
“Children and youth age five years or older must wear cloth face coverings at child care, preschool, or day camp when indoors.”
We will be applying this standard in the following manner:
- We are asking that you please send your child to camp each day with either a cloth mask or face shield.
- There will be times throughout the day when campers will not be required to wear face coverings such as:
- When they are doing outdoor activities.
- When they are eating or drinking snacks.
- In an effort to abide by this mandate with a measure of reason and balance, our staff will be sensitive to other times throughout the day that campers can have their face coverings lowered while staying within the parameters of the standards provided by the Health Department.
- Disposable face masks will be available tomorrow for optional use to give you the weekend to equip your child with face coverings starting Monday, June 29, 2020.
- More details regarding summer camps during the COVID-19 outbreak can be found here.
The health and safety of your children is our priority. We are grateful to be able to offer summer programs during these uncertain times, and we can continue to do so by following the health department guidelines.
THRIVE Summer Camps
Wonderful and Experienced Staff – After added planning, our Adventure Day Camp team is ready to go! They have put together an updated summer plan that is packed full of fun adventures, while following health and safety guidelines.
Scouts Group (Ages 6-8) – Camp groups will be following the Pierce County Department of Health’s standards of care. All campers will not be gathering together, for large group activities, until it is safe.
Explores Group (Ages 9-12) - Camp groups will be following the Pierce County Department of Health’s standards of care. All campers will not be gathering together, for large group activities, until it is safe.
Weekly Themes - Our Adventure Day Camp 2020 theme is “Happy Trails”! Although we landed on this theme last Fall, it truly has turned out to be the perfect theme for this summer. We have exactly fifty days of summer camp, which allows us to visit and explore a new state each day. As campers travel along the trail, they will be able to collect each states’ quarter - a souvenir to remember our journey!
Weekly Adventure Field Trip – We have collected and created awesome virtual trips for our campers to explore places all over the country! At this time, all field trips will be taken virtually. Our hope is that it will be safe to add them back into the schedule at some point later this summer.
Educational Activities – Our small groups will have a number of hands-on activities for our campers such as: Early Birds, Discovery Zone, Thrive On-Read On, Devotions, Arts and Crafts, Camp Rocks, Great Outdoors, Kid Favs, Small Group Games, Tech Time, Fun in the Sun STEM, and Night Owls. Handwashing has been built into our daily schedule between each transition.
Lunch – We will be eating lunches in our small groups. Campers stay in their same groups all day.
Nutritional Snacks – Campers will receive an AM and PM snack. Traveling can create you hungry! It is fine to pack an extra snack in your child’s backpack (nut-free friendly).
Sport-Tek Camp Shirt – We loved our highlighter orange shirts last year! Our camp shirts this year will be “electric blue”!
Swimming – At this time, we will not be swimming. We hope that it will be safe to add in later this summer.
All District Camp Events – We have moved the All Camp Picnic and Big Event Day to the end of summer in hopes that larger groups will be able to meet.
WildWaves – We will not be going to WildWaves, but do hope we can add it into our schedule once it is safe.
Information above is subject to change to help us meet the needs of the current recommended social distancing guideline for summer day camps.
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811 21st St SE
1st - 6th grades
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
3425 176th St E
1st - 6th grades
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
15502 96th St E • Puyallup
1st - 6th grades
6:30 am - 6:00 pm