Updated November 17, 2020
Message to YMCA Camp Y-Koda participants regarding the statewide mask mandate.
Hopefully you have seen the details of the statewide mask mandate that starts August 1, 2020. If not please see this link/FAQ sheet for details.
Per the mandate YMCA camp staff and participants (age 4 and older) will be required to wear masks in all indoor areas of the YMCA and property of Camp Y-Koda. In order to comply with the executive order and to provide our staff & campers with the safest environment possible we ask for your cooperation in this matter.
At YMCA Camp Y-Koda, we are fortunate to conduct almost all of our programming outdoors, where masks will be not required. We will not be mandating that your child wears a mask outside, which is almost their entire day at Camp Y-Koda. Participants will, however, need to wear their mask while inside buildings. Activities such as arts & crafts, bathrooms, inside the cabins, during rainy day activities, or warming up inside a building are all examples of instances when participants should be wearing masks.
Below is a simplifed version along with other points of how the executive order has affected Camp Y-Koda and our programming.
- Masks are required to be worn by anyone 4 years and older, while in an indoor space. At camp this may be the office, arts & crafts center, pavilions, cabins, main lodges and any other indoor space.
- Masks are not required to be worn outdoors, which represents more than 95% of the participants time at Camp Y-Koda each day.
- Masks should be sized to the face of the individual wearing it.
- Participants are encouraged to bring a mask from home.
- Face shields are not allowed as a substitution for a mask.
- There are a number of exemptions to the requirement that can be found in the document from the Governor.
- Camp staff are required to wear masks when indoors or in a close proximity to participants.