WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — This Tuesday kicked off the city of West Lafayette's day-care summer camp. The city has created strict guidelines to keep kids safe during this pandemic.
For kids who are picked up from home, summer camp leaders will be taking temperatures every morning. Any child feeling sick will not be permitted to come to camp until they've recovered. The camp has also limited the number of kids per camp group.
And all their daily activities will require social-distancing. They'll also be washing hands and sanitizing before and after every activity.
"It's going to be fun, they have lots of fun activities planned to try and keep kids apart yet together and still have friends so that's our plan and we think it's going to be a great summer," said Kathy Lozano, superintendent of West Lafayette Parks and Recreation,
Lozano said the city wasn't sure it would be able to re-open this summer.
"We thought long and hard about whether summer camp can happen and how we can make it safe," said Lozano. "We've come up with what we think is a good plan for those parents that really need to go back to work and want their kids to have something healthy to do while they're away."
The camp will not be participating in its typical summer field trips. They will, however, travel to Happy Hollow Park once it's re-opened.
If you're interested in registering your kids in West Lafayette's summer camp, you can get more information here.