Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-06-09 08:53:47 –
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Frisbee, dodgeball, and other sports are fun activities for kids at this year’s Las Vegas summer camp, but there are no itineraries they might remember before the pandemic. This decision was made after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new guidelines for children attending summer camps.
The Summer Camp at the Veterans Memorial Community Center at Pavilion Center Drive in Las Vegas is one of the camps that adheres to the latest coronavirus guidelines.
Center Coordinator Nicole Kerwitz said: “We are bringing in the facility rather than leaving it.”
Canceling a field trip is just one of the changes that summer camps are making. The new CDC guidelines state that if everyone in the camp is vaccinated, there is no need to keep a mask or social distance.
Under the new guidelines, children can sing, play sports and participate in other activities without a mask if they are vaccinated against COVID-19.
The CDC also states that vaccination eliminates the need for screening and testing.
All children under the age of 12 must wear a mask at the Las Vegas City-run summer camp, as Pfizer’s vaccine is only approved for children over the age of 12.
Camp coordinators still believe that they can provide children with a healthy summer camp experience. They want to go back to the basics of camping and focus on Planet Play.
“Social and emotional learning, where they just lost out of school and playing and being together, is our main focus this year,” Kerwitz said. The camp has STEM components, so I have other things to do, but this year I’m completely focused on playing. “
The Las Vegas City-sponsored summer camp runs from Monday to Friday until August 6. For more information on registering your child click here..