Richmond SPCA Critter Camp and Humane Education Health Policies & Precautions

General Health and Safety Policies

  • Counselors will disinfect shared surfaces, such as chairs and tables, prior to the start of each camp.
  • All bathrooms will be stocked with hand soap, and hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility.
  • Camp counselors and campers will be asked to routinely wash their hands.
  • Counselors and campers experiencing symptoms of acute respiratory illnesses will be asked to mask or to stay home.
  • Counselors and campers who have a fever (above 100.4°F) or who have used fever-reducing medication in the last 24 hours to treat a fever will be asked to stay home until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication.

During camp, campers are expected to:

  • Bring and use their own water bottles
  • Wash or sanitize their hands throughout the day
  • Not share food with other campers
  • Notify camp counselors of any injuries that occur while at camp
  • Notify camp counselors if they begin to feel unwell while at camp

Illness Refund Policy

If a camp must be cancelled due to counselor illness, the Richmond SPCA will offer full refunds to enrolled students for the cancelled camps. If a student is forced to miss a camp or leave a class early due to their own illness, they will not be eligible for a refund for camps missed. In these cases, parents may contact the coordinator of Humane Education to discuss the possibility of receiving the rest of the week’s camp materials.

The Richmond SPCA reserves the right to modify safety procedures as necessary and in keeping with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Virginia Department of Health.

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