Summer Camps Open Along With Phase 3 In Oklahoma


Monday, June 1st 2020, 7:14 pm
By: Brian Mueller


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Most of us have a favorite summer camp memory growing up, and thanks to Phase 3 starting Mondday, kids can make some new ones in 2020.

Fit for Youth Day Camp at Sellers Park is put on by the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department.

“Kids are really enjoying seeing other kids and making new friendships. They’ve been at home for quite some time and they’re ready to get out and play," said Rebecca Hall, unit operations supervisor at OKC Parks.

Monday was Week 1 of the camp, there’s a new session each week through August.

21 kids are signed up, which is right around the weekly average.

And while camp is in full swing, safety precautions are in place like temperature checks for campers. They’ve also changed some of the games they play to encourage distancing, as well as keeping the kids in smaller groups.

Hall said beyond the safety measures, they also want to help the kids understand why it’s important to follow the guidelines.

“Talking about why it’s important that we’re social distancing, so that kids understand as opposed to feeling like we just have new rules in place," Hall said.

Speaking of rules, it’s not just summer camps that are affected by Phase 3 today.

Businesses can resume unrestricted staffing, and places that were exclusively by appointment only may begin accepting walk-ins.

Phase 3 should also affect day cares. Places that were seeing a limited number of kids are expecting to loosen those restrictions.

Visits to senior care facilities are still prohibited.