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Youth Programs Policies and FAQs

At the Fleet Science Center, we love to have hands on experiences for all our students in an environment that is positive, fun and safe. As we continue to follow the recommendations issued by the San Diego County of Health and Human Services to support the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, we have made modifications to our policy and have included an FAQ as it relates to as it relates to Summer Camps during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Refund and Cancellation Policies for our 2020 Summer Camp season:

  • Cancellations or changes made at least 5 business days before the start of the camp will receive a full refund

  • Cancellations or changes made within 5 business days of the camp will receive a refund except for a $15 cancellation fee per camp

  • Camp cancellations and changes will not be honored over the weekends or without talking to Client Services. Client Services can be reached at ClientServices@rhfleet.org.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why are we moving to Full Day only?

For this summer, only Full Day camps (9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.) will be available for purchase. We want to include the same group of children each day, with the same Educators throughout the day in order to limit the variability of individuals going into the classroom.


Will the hours of camp change?

Pick up and drop off hours will be 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. respectively. In addition to our standard curbside pick up and drop off procedures, and temperature screening will be required to ensure children and employees with a temperature of 100 degrees or above do not enter the facility.


How are we encouraging social distancing and a safe classroom environment?

All camps will be following the recommendations of the CDC and ACA which include:

  • Classrooms will be limited to 10 students per class in order to ensure space seating to accommodate 6ft of space between students

  • Restrict mixing between groups of students 

  • Limiting nonessential visitors and volunteers

  • Staff will be required to wear masks during camp hours 

  • Keep each child’s belongings separated from others’ 

  • Ensure adequate supplies to minimize sharing of high-touch materials as much as possible

  • Limit use of supplies and equipment by one group of children at a time and clean and disinfect between use. 

  • Restrooms and other surfaces children regularly contact shall be sanitized with a disinfectant effective against coronavirus on a regular schedule and between groups occupying a particular area.


Lunch Time Procedures

Lunches will take place inside the classrooms. Our recess time will be supplemented with walks throughout the park.


What is the Fleet doing to reduce the spread of germs?

In order to do so we will be abiding by our consistent procedures recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of colds and flus daily.

  • Ensuring hand washing supplies are well stocked and accessible for camp participants, staff and volunteers

  • Increasing hand sanitizer dispenser stations placed throughout the Fleet Science Center.

  • Making more sanitizing wipes available in the classroom to clean objects and equipment before/after touching.

  • Increasing the frequency of our Protexus Electrostatic Disinfecting Sprayer to sanitize frequently touched surfaces (exhibitions, doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, etc.)

Please click this link to learn more about the Fleet’s efforts regarding the health and safety.


Behavior Expectations

Our classes have been developed to encourage imaginative, creative and energetic exploration. However, appropriate conduct is expected in our classes. Please review the following established classroom rules with your child before camp:

  • Be cooperative. Many of the activities that students participate in will require that they are considerate of their fellow students. Camp classes are a great way to make friends!

  • Be clean. Students will be asked to help us keep our area clean (after we have fun making a mess of course).

  • Be curious and creative. The most important guideline.

  • Students will be expected to follow social distancing procedures

  • All campers are expected to follow the above rules. If any student does not follow the rules, the instructor will respond first by giving a verbal warning, then on a second offense escorting the child out of class to call home.

  • We reserve the right to dismiss children whose behavior disrupts the class environment, especially those who engage in physical aggression or other dangerous behavior or for other violations of policies from the program without refund.