Camp Preparations

April 8, 2021, 2:45 PM


Please limit the amount of PERSONAL BELONGINGS that your child brings to camp. We recommend bringing a water bottle with your child’s name on it! Since snack is provided, that is really all the camper will need. 

Per the health and safety protocols published by the State of Texas, upon arrival and daily while at camp, campers will receive a HEALTH SCREENING for any of the following new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible contagious/infectious disease:

We ask that you print out the health screening ahead of time and have it ready for CDM staff to record your child’s temperature. You will be asked to remain in your vehicle during the screening. A no-touch forehead thermometer will be used to record the temperature. It is imperative that you tell our staff if any of these symptoms have manifested in your child.

Any camper showing SIGNS OF ILLNESS during the camp day will be separated and caregiver(s) will be called for pick up.

FACE MASKS are required for ages 10 and over—per CDM policy—and strongly recommended for children 2 years and older, to the extent possible.

HANDWASHING will be required throughout the day, including before and after activities and meals/snacks, per State health and safety protocols.

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent will promote SOCIAL DISTANCING within our camp programs via decreased camp capacities and larger classroom spaces. Each camper will have an individual space and their own set of consumable and non-consumable (e.g., glue, tape, etc.) supplies. We will arrange classrooms to allow distancing and will promote social distancing within groups to the degree possible.

We’ve taken great care to ensure that our facilities are cleaned effectively and follow best sanitation practices to help prevent the spread of illness. Our cleaning procedures include:

Per the health and safety protocols published by the State of Texas for Day Youth Camps, campers confirmed to have COVID-19 may not return to the current camp session or other camp sessions until all three of the following criteria are met: at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications); and the individual has improvement of symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

A doctor’s note is required for any child’s return to a CDM camp following an illness.