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Yes. We have consulted extensively the regulations of County Miami Dade Health Professionals, the CDC, and our licensing. Under the guidance of all these entities, we will operate camp with specific policies and procedures in place. Many of those policies are outlined on this page. Guidelines can be updated at any time. If those guidelines change, we will update our registrants and information.


It is our goal to provide for the health and wellbeing of our campers. We believe that is best accomplished when we all come together towards that common goal. It is imperative that everyone play their part to follow the guidelines set forth and work together to care for our kids and get through this unprecedented challenge. It will take our Team, our parents, and our campers. These guidelines are mandatory. If any family or staff member does not adhere to these guidelines, we will ask that they not participate in Coliseo Summer Camp for the safety and respect for others.


The first step to limit spread is in preventing those with confirmed (or a high probability of having been in contact with) Covid-19 from entering the facility. We do this through our screening procedures, including in the self-screening we ask staff and families to do prior to camp each day and in the active screening we do as people enter the facility and in who we allow to enter.

The following procedures will be mandatory for each party involved in camp, our Families, our Campers, and our Staff:

For Families

a) If you have someone at home who is considered high risk (heart condition, elderly, lung issues, etc.) consider not attending camp.

b) Parents must remain out of the school doors for drop off and pick up.

c) Parents must answer the COVID-19 Health Questions (see below) each day to satisfy admission into camp. If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” the camper will be asked to remain home.

For Campers

a) All campers will have their temperature checked prior to entering camp.

b) Should their temperature exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, they will be asked to remain home.

c) All campers must wash hands at a designated handwashing station upon entering camp each day.

d) Campers must bring their own water bottles. Refill stations will be available throughout the day.

e) Face masks for campers are optional and must be provided by the family.

For Staff

a) Staff members must answer the COVID-19 Health Questions (see below) each day to satisfy admission into camp. If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” the staff member will be asked to remain home.

b) All staff will have their temperature checked prior to entering camp. Should their temperature exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, they will be asked to remain home.

c) All staff members must wash hands at a designated handwashing station upon entering camp each day.

Consistent with the actions taken by many employers across the state, our camp staff will wear personal face masks during the day except for certain outdoor camp activities. Gloves will be used during specific times at camp. All staff possess current certifications in First Aid and CPR for infant, child, and adult.


No. The camp day to start drop off at 7:30 a.m. and end the camp day at 7:00 p.m. This allows all campers to be dropped off and move into dedicated spaces with their small group.


For the 2020 camp season, campers are encouraged, but not required, to wear the Coliseo camp shirt. Each camper will receive one free bag camp shirts on Monday their first session of the summer.


Coliseo’s camp activities is varied and provides a wide range of activities for campers to participate in, but because of COVID-19 certain normal camp activities pose greater risks than others. We have removed those activities and, in many cases, added others. Here is a list of activities or equipment that we will not be participating in or using due to those unnecessary risks.

Activities We Have Removed

Field Trips and associated bus travel
a) Activities that involve equipment that cannot be cleaned and disinfected
b) How We are Limiting the Amount of Sharing
c) Multiple Sets of the same equipment and supplies for each small group of campers
d) Requiring Campers to keep personal belongings in a personal bag that holds all items
e) Cleaning shared equipment between all rotations, each day.

What We Have Added

a) Additional camp staff to help support cleaning and sanitizingb) Hospital grade disinfectants and sanitizers

New Activities onsite

a) Karate

b) Art

c) Dance

d) Gymnastic

e) Rock Climbing

f) Camp Games

g) Camp Songs and Dances

h) Music Class

i) Theatre Class

j) Tutoring

k) And So Much More


While we have had to drop some activities like field trips and swimming (for the time being), we have had to hire additional staff, purchase hospital grade cleaners and sanitizers, and new supplies. The cost to operate summer camp this summer is much higher than ever before. We understand that not having field trips is disappointing, but we also feel that the Coliseo’s program has always been much more substantive than just one endeavor or activity. We will be bringing in other activities such as inflatables, rock climbing walls and other events. We will work as hard as we can to provide each child with a rewarding experience given the circumstances, we are all dealing with. At the end of the day, we feel confident that camp will not only be fun and exciting, but of great value as well.


Coliseo’s camp program has always divided children into small groups for much of the camp day. This summer, we will extend that technique throughout the camp day, thus minimizing the mixing of larger numbers of children together. Children will be grouped with other campers of similar age and we will strive to keep those groups as consistent as possible throughout each camp session. Along with their teachers, campers will play and learn in their small groups during the day. They will participate in athletics activities, art, dance, games, theatre and music, and all other aspects of the typical camp curriculum.

The State acknowledges that the “protective measures,” (i.e. social distancing or keeping a distance of six feet from others within small groups), “that we can expect from adults are, for a variety of reasons, simply not possible for infants, children, and youth to practice in schools, child care centers, and youth camps. In some cases, the child will be too young to understand and practice these precautions. We cannot, for example, expect a group of toddlers or schoolchildren not to engage in interactive play or share toys,”. Our goal is to keep these small groups as distinct as possible, but we acknowledge that within each small group, there will be interaction between those campers. Our staff will attempt to mitigate the risks of those interactions as much as possible in accordance with our Camp Hygiene and Cleaning and Disinfection Policies.


Following the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the State of Texas, our Camp Hygiene procedures will be in place each day of camp for all staff and campers
Hand washing will take place during the following times:
a) Arrival to the facility and after each activity rotation
b) Before and after preparing food or drinks
c) Before and after eating or handling food, or feeding children
d) Before and after administering medication or medical ointment
e) After using the toilet or helping a child use the bathroom
f) After coming in contact with any bodily fluid
g) After handling garbage


Following the guidelines for campsite cleaning and disinfection, Coliseo will work to maintain a clean and sanitary camp environment. The following will be part of that procedure:
a) Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces within the camp throughout the day (for example, door handles, sink handles, tables, and chairs, etc.).
b) Clean and sanitize shared objects (for example, toys, games, and art supplies) between each rotation of camp groups, each day.
c) Ensure safe and correct application of EPA approved disinfectants and sanitizers to treat for COVID-19. These products will be kept away from children.
d) Deep clean and sanitize the camp prior to the start of a new camp session.


From the moment a child is dropped off at camp each day, Coliseo will continue to screen and monitor for possible sickness including any potential symptoms listed below:
a) Cough*, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fever*, Chills, Headache*, Muscle pain, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell, Diarrhea
b) Feeling feverish or measured temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit
c) Known close contact with person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19

This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported. Please read the next section for procedures when symptoms are detected at camp.
*If the following symptom exists with no other symptoms present, an assessment will take place, and the individual may stay in the camp setting; however, if the symptom is paired with any other symptoms on the list, the individual will need to be separated from camp and go home.

The following steps will be taken for any camper or staff member who demonstrates symptoms of sickness during camp.

1. The camper or staff member exhibiting symptoms of illness during camp will be isolated in an area.
2. The camper’s parents will be called and asked to pick up their camper immediately. The staff member exhibiting symptoms will be asked to leave camp if they are able to leave on their own, or secure transportation if unable to leave on their own.
a)If the camper or staff member has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to camp the individual must obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on a negative nucleic-acid COVID-19 test and an alternative diagnosis. Find COVID-19 Test Collection Sites online, contact the local health department for testing, or see a health care provider.
b. In the case of a staff member who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and does not get evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19 , the individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to work until they have completed this three-step criteria : at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications); and the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
In the case of a camper or staff member who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to work when all three of the following criteria are met:
1. at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications)
2. and the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath);
3. and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.


Situation #1: Coliseo Closes Camp
If Coliseo has to close camp due to Covid-19 related reasons, you will receive a full credit minus the non-refundable registration fee. All credits can be used for future weeks through the Summer of 2021.
Situation #2: You Choose to Cancel
If you choose to cancel camp with medical notification we are still operating, you may receive a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit. Deposits in this case are not applied to future weeks.