COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 Safety Procedures and Guidelines

    ILS Camp COVID-19 Prevention Measures
  • The following information will address how Illumination Learning Studio will provide increased safety measures throughout camp programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety remains our number one concern for students, staff and the greater whole of our community. All safety measures are subject to change based on future health authority and government recommendations.

    We are excited to welcome students back together, at a limited capacity, for a fun-filled camp season!

  • Increased Camp Safety Measures for ILS Camp Seasons

  • Limited Access to ILS Studios

    Pick-Up and Drop-Off will occur outside of our studios, where an ILS Staff member will meet families to sign in and health check each student before they are allowed inside. To limit the number of people coming and going from our studios, no parents or adults, other than ILS Staff will be allowed inside.

    Specific daily drop-off times will be recommended for our families, so that we can minimize lines on the sidewalk during our check-in process. Additionally, it is recommended, whenever possible, for the same parent to drop-off and pick-up each day. Pick-up will also occur outside of our studios, as parents will not be admitted inside.

    Camp Enrollment Limit

    Camps will be limited to 20 students per studio side at our ILS Greenwood location and a maximum of 32 students total per camp.

    Daily Facility Cleaning

    In addition to nightly sanitation and cleaning, when students are offsite, our studio’s high-traffic areas (including bathrooms, surfaces, door knobs, tables, supplies, cubbies, etc.) will be cleaned and sanitized.

    ILS Van Transport Safety Procedures

    No ILS van transportation will be used during our school year camp season, except for small last minute trips (I.e. emergency bathroom needs, etc.) All park visits will be within walking distance of the camp’s studio.

    If vans are used, the following procedure will be followed:
    • Van surfaces, seatbelts and booster seats will be cleaned and sanitized daily.
    • Students and team members will thoroughly hand-sanitize prior to entering the vans.
    • Students and team members will travel in the same groups, in the same Van each time they travel to and from our studios.
    • A protective barrier will be placed between the driver and passengers.
    • Student will wear a face covering at all times.

  • New Health Checks (Drop-off Procedure)

    An ILS Staff Member will greet students at the entrance of our Studios. If multiple students arrive at once, families will be instructed to form a line outside, maintaining the recommended 6-foot distancing. Masks worn outside are also encouraged. Our new student health checks will include the following:

    1. No-Touch Temperature Check: Any student with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be admitted to camp.
    2. No Known Exposure Attestation: Students and parents will verbally attest to having no known exposure to any persons exhibiting symptoms of illness within the past 14 days. This does not apply to essential workers who have used proper PPE.
    3. Symptom Check: With the parent present, verbal confirmation will be given each day by students at the time of entry that they have not had a fever, cough, chills, sore throat, loss of taste, muscle/body aches, nausea/vomiting, congestion, unusual tiredness or shortness of breath in past 3-days.
    4. Sanitization: Students will thoroughly hand-sanitize before entering the studio with spray sanitizer provided by our staff.
    5. Student Health Log: Student’s temperature readings and parent/student attestation to non-exposure to illness will be recorded in the student’s health log maintained by our team each day.

    Note: Without exception, any child exhibiting symptoms or complaining of not feeling well, will not be allowed entry to camp. If at any point in the day a child complains of or exhibits symptoms listed in our student health check, they will be isolated from the camp and parents will be notified to pick-up immediately.

    Mid-Day and At Pick-up Temperature Check

    Students will have their temperatures checked and recorded mid-day and again at pick up.

    Daily Staff Health Checks & Required Masks

    The same no-contact temperature check and attestation of exposure and symptoms will be recorded for each ILS staff member on a daily basis. All ILS Staff will be required to wear masks during instances involving human-to-human interaction.

    Student Face Coverings Required

    All students will be required to wear a face covering while they are at camp. This requirement has been mandated by the Governor’s office and will go into effect on Friday, June 26th for all ILS camps. ILS will not be providing masks (except in emergency situations) and ask that families provide their student a mask from home.

  • Updated Reapplication and Refund Policies

    • Cancellation Due to ILS COVID-19 Closure: ILS camp sessions are subject to cancellation due to WA State COVID-19 mandates in King County. Outside of last minute mandates, ILS will notify all camp registrants of any cancellations 5 days prior to the camp start date. ALL camp charges will be directly refunded for any weeks canceled due to state mandated business closures. 
    • Cancellation Due to Illness/ Exposure: If a student or family member begins to exhibit signs of illness, or your family has been exposed to COVID-19, you may reapply camp charges to ANY future ILS School Year 2020-21 season camp, Music Lessons, or ILS After School, Any family who exhibited signs of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 can return to the program when: At least 10 days have passed since signs first showed up and at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery – defined as no fever without the use of medications and improvement in respiratory signs like cough and shortness of breath. Reapplication of camp tuition is allowed even after the camp session has started; refunds will be considered on a case by case basis.
    • Camp Changes or Cancellations for other Reasons: Camp enrollment may be changed or cancelled up to 14-days prior to the start of camp. If cancelled, all tuition excluding the non-refundable camp deposit will be refunded. Changes to camp enrollment or cancellation requests made 14 or fewer days before the camp’s start date can have camp tuition reapplied to a future ILS School Year 2020-21 season camp, with a $25.00 last minute change fee.

    In accordance with our policies, the non-refundable camp deposit will remain non-refundable in all cases, except when ILS cancels a camp due to state mandated COVID-19 closures. The non-refundable deposit remains due to the limited number of spots we have available in our camps and our need to coordinate enrollments and adequate staffing of our camps.

  • Parent Q&A for COVID-19 Measures

    Should I send my child to camp this school year?

    Safety remains our number one concern for students, staff and the greater whole of our community. General guidance is that if you can keep your child home this year to do so, and that each family must weigh the risk/benefits of allowing their children to participate in school year camp programs. Families with high-risk individuals living in the home should continue to act cautiously to minimize their family’s exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

    With the guidelines we will be following, we believe that our kids can safely participate in school year camp programs at ILS. The safety measures and protocols we will be following mirror Seattle and King County Public Health information to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure. Between daily health screenings of staff and camp participants, having smaller consistent groups of campers and staff throughout the camp day, frequent hand-washing, sanitizing/disinfecting our space and following all of the CDC and WA State Department of Health guidance, we can get our student’s back together for socialization, learning and most of all – fun with friends this school year! Feelings of isolation and lack of social normalcy have greatly impacted our children’s sense of belonging and well-being. However safely possible, they need to be able to re-establish routines, engage socially with their peers and be able to be creative and express themselves positively while enjoying our fun new camp themes!

    Will Children Be Playing on Public Park Play Equipment?

    Campers will spend lots of time outside walking to nearby parks with play fields (weather permitting); outdoor play equipment will not be utilized until WA state mandates allow. When outdoors, we will be utilizing wide open spaces offering fresh air and space for us to move freely, play group games and have fun together. In order to minimize exposure, we will not be playing on playground equipment until State officials reopen these spaces for public use. Once it has been determined it is safe to utilize playground equipment, we will allow camp students to use playground equipment, with diligent hand sanitizing before and after play and before and after snacks or meals.

    What happens if someone is exposed to COVID-19?

    If at any point we experience COVID-19 exposure at one of our camp locations, ILS will close for 2-days to disinfect and sanitize, and families will be notified.

    A staff member or camper who exhibited signs of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 can return to the program when: At least 10 days have passed since signs first showed up and at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery – defined as no fever without the use of medications and improvement in respiratory signs like cough and shortness of breath

    Does my student need to wear a mask?

    All students will be required to wear a face covering while they are at camp. This requirement has been mandated by the Governor’s office and will go into effect on Friday, June 26th for all ILS camps and other programming. ILS will not be providing masks (except in emergency situations) and ask that families provide their student a mask from home.

    For questions, comments or concerns, please email info@ilskids.com.