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A Day at On-Site Distance Learning Camp for MPCSD

This camp to support distance learning was designed in collaboration with Menlo Park City School District to prioritize the remote learning support, physical education and socialization. Camp will follow the school online schedules and coaches will support with online learning and engage children in physical education and fun activities during breaks and before and after.

Please Note: This is a mock schedule based on the current plan for hybrid remote learning model for Menlo Park City School District.

MPCSD In-Person Distance Learning Camp Schedule

8:00AM Camp begins! Children are grouped with their siblings and then other children in their grade level in groups of no more than 14. They meet their coaches, put their stuff down in their personally designated areas.

8:15AM Coaches lead children in fun and engaging physical activities to get the body moving and the brain warmed up for the day!

8:45AM Time to get ready to learn! A quick bathroom and water break and then it’s time to get computers set-up in your designated areas for remote learning.

9:00AM GrowFit staff monitors & supports students, ensuring all are online and engaged

10:15AM Brain break which means physical activities facilitated by GrowFit staff (see side for potential games)

10:30AM GrowFit staff monitors & supports students, ensuring all are online and engaged)

12:00PM Lunch 

12:15PM Recess and physical activities facilitated by GrowFit staff (see side for potential games)

12:45PM PGrowFit staff monitors & supports students, ensuring all are online and engaged)

2:00PM End of school (for some students) means 30 minutes of free play

3:00PM Parent pick-up 

3:00-5:30PM After-care. Fun games/physical activities

Camp Safety

Ventilation and Air Quality

The morning and afternoon outdoor camps will be outside exclusively as long as air quality permits. Shade structures will be utilized during breaks as a respite from the sun. The distance learning camp will have maximum ventilation when air quality is in the orange or below (according to airnow.gov). The doors and windows will be open in the classrooms and air filters will be constantly running.

Hand-Washing & Surface Sterilization

All equipment at GrowFit camps will be sterilized before and after play. There are no exceptions to this rule. Gloves will be worn and a disinfectant meeting them minimum requirements as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will be applied. MPCSD will sanitize play structures every day and only one cohort will use it each day. Campers will wash their hands on a regular basis and always before and after eating and after use of the bathroom.

No Symptoms Requirement

No staff member, child, or parent may exhibit signs of COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) within fourteen (14) days of attending distance learning camps. There are no exceptions to the rule. Thermal temperature scans will be conducted on all persons entering our facilities and attending our camps. Anyone with temperatures of 100.4 degrees or higher will  not be permitted at camp and will be encouraged to seek medical attention.

On-Site Distance Learning Assistance
(2nd – 5th graders only)

Our camp staff will help students make virtual meetings and will check if school work is completed. In each camp, there will be a block or blocks that are set aside for virtual learning, and blocks that are reserved for outdoor activity. Our camp staff will do their best to assist your child with school work, virtual meetings, and connecting with the teacher as needed.

Stable Cohort of Fourteen (14)

GrowFit is committed to ensuring that your child stays within stable groups. These stable groups act as temporary “secondary households” to ensure that any exposure to COVID-19 is limited. The cohorts do not mix and will not come into contact with other groups or children. Within the cohort, six food distance will be enforced between campers with the understanding that California states “Physical distancing between young children in the same cohort should be balanced with developmental and socio‐emotional needs of this age group.”

Mask Wearing is Required 

Masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by protecting others from possible viral particulates that are airborne. This ensures a safe environment for everyone. All campers and camp staff are required to wear masks at all times except when eating over their mouths and noses. Neck gaiters and bandanas are not permissible masks. There will be mask breaks as needed.

Sample Games & Activities From GrowFit's Physical Education Curriculum
Angry Chicken

Angry Chicken is a fun way to work strategy into your kiddo’s play. The objective is to work together with your teammates to keep the chicken from figuring out who stole the egg by hiding it until you can get it back to your hideout.

Sneaky Crickets

Sneaky Crickets is a fun game to play at camp! In this game, you are all crickets. Your goal is to hop closer and closer to the freezer (teacher) when his/her back is turned.

Save The Turtles

Save the Turtles is a game where your kiddos are marine biologists (runners) are on assignment in Turtle Island to save the turtles from the pirates (throwers). Your goal is to run across the field to bring the turtles back to the biology lab (baseline) safely.

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