COVID-19 UPDATE (MARCH 23, 2021)
SOCAPA is confident that we can run our summer programs safely and successfully in 2021. The current fail-safe plan is to have non-vaccinated students quarantine at home before coming to SOCAPA (info for vaccinated students here
). They will need to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to arriving at SOCAPA and provide proof of a negative test result before check-in. Students will then have a quasi-quarantine at SOCAPA for the first 4 days of the program.
SUPER-FUN QUASI-QUARANTINE AT SOCAPA
All of our residential sessions will begin with a 4-day quasi-quarantine, a.k.a. “Best Quarantine Ever!” This will be four highly structured days where you:
- choose to stay in either in a single room (safer) or double room with a buddy (more fun), the choice is yours
- have a mix of online and outdoor (socially-distanced with masks) classes and activities
- get to know your classmates, teachers, and future roommates
- explore campus and the neighborhoods around campus by foot in small, socially-distanced groups
- start generating ideas for and writing your SOCAPA projects
- collaborate as teams on fun group assignments
- fall in love with the trailblazing masters of your art form through a SOCAPA-curated series of movies, slideshows, clips and presentations. We’ll supply the popcorn and ice cream
- rehearse, write, rewrite, plan and dream big
Again, students must have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their Sunday arrival at SOCAPA. Students will then have three days of remote and/or outside classes, movies, assignments and quarantine activities. SOCAPA will prioritize outdoor activities as much as possible these first three days. On Wednesday, day 4, students will test again. As soon as students get negative results, they can exit quasi-quarantine, start in-person classes inside and move in with roommates. Yay, relative normalcy!
POD LIFE AFTER QUARANTINE
After quarantine, SOCAPA will form small pods or "households" and have limited indoor
social interaction between pods. Pods will be made up of classes, with one or two small classes forming a pod. Students will only share rooms with their classmates and they will sit next to their roommates in class.
We anticipate that quaranitne requirements and community infection rates may change, hopefully for the better, between now and when your camp session starts. SOCAPA continues to monitor the situation and will follow the Field Guide for Camps
based on the "Residential Camp" policy recommendations set forth by the the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the American Camp Association (ACA) and the YMCA of the USA. More details here