With the restrictions and guidance issued by Washington State and King County on March 16th, we no longer feel that it is in the best interest of our community to continue offering our day camp. Please know that this is not a decision we have made lightly. We know many of you were counting on us to provide care during this difficult time, but we fear that the risks of continuing to operate are too great. We will be monitoring updates closely, and if we are able to resume these camps as restrictions change, we will make a new announcement.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support of Starfire. We truly value having you as a member of our community.
In an effort to support our community during impending school closures, Starfire will be offering daytime camps for children of school age. We want to ensure working parents can continue to earn a living while knowing their children are in a safe and engaging environment. Please note that our capacity is limited at this stage. Sign-ups will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis and must be completed online by 12:00pm PST the day before the camp day desired. Please read the details below before signing up (link at bottom of page)
Camp Hours 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday beginning March 16th
Cost $25/day; sign up for specific camp days, or the entire week Starfire offers up to 100% financial assistance for those in need. To apply for financial assistance, please complete this form [llene la solicitud] and email it to [email protected]. If you need food assistance during camp, please note this when you submit your application form.
What to Bring A packed lunch, snacks, and refillable water bottle; if you need food assistance, please reach out to us at [email protected] Any school-provided work packets Pens, pencils, notebooks (things that you would bring to school) Clothes appropriate for outdoor play Books for reading time Any craft/art supplies you wish Personal hygiene supplies and hand sanitizer if available; Starfire will have this available on site as well, but (as we know) it is in high demand!
What to Know We will be following the guidelines outlined in the Seattle and King County Local Health Officer Order Addressing COVID-19 in King County [link] for events under 250 attendees [read more in our announcement from March 11th]. In this effort, we will be utilizing the guidance from King County regarding gatherings of children during school closures, taking several steps to minimize risk during your child’s stay: Families and staff will be asked at drop off if they have had contact with anyone who has had a confirmed case of the Coronavirus or is currently awaiting test results in the last 14 days. If the answer is yes, the youth will be unable to attend, and the staff unable to return, until the quarantine period has ended. We will be taking temperatures of staff and participants before entry to the building. If the temperature is above 100.0 degrees, the staff or youth will be sent home and encouraged to contact their primary care provider We will be requiring youth and staff wash their hands immediately upon entering the building We will continue to strongly encourage older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions (including our employees) that are at increased risk of serious COVID-19 to not come to the Starfire campus. Our personnel will monitor and encourage all those on site to conform to social distancing recommendations (i.e. limit contact of people within 6 feet from each other for 10 minutes or longer). While we always strive to maintain the highest standards when it comes to the cleanliness and hygiene of our campus facilities, we’re taking it even further in response to the State and King County proclamations. Our bathrooms will always be fully stocked with soap and disinfected daily. We will disinfect high-touch surfaces throughout the building at least once daily. We will also provide additional hand-washing stations between our indoor fields and as you enter the building. Our employees will not engage in handshakes and high fives and will encourage all participants to avoid this practice.